Esteban Diablo was born in early
ninth-century Spain, the son of a nobleman. Curious
and inventive by nature, the restless young man was
fascinated with the ancient science of alchemy.
Using funds borrowed from his inheritance, Diablo
roamed Europe in search of documents and artifacts
of ancient alchemy, as well as rare potions and
herbs with which to experiment.
Within a decade, he became the
world's greatest living authority on
alchemy, having discovered or
concocted countless potions with
Haughty and cunning,
Diablo began to put his alchemical
knowledge to use for personal gain.
Journeying to Transylvania to
investigate its legendary secrets,
Diablo settled there and established
permanent laboratory facilities.
Under suspicious circumstances, he
acquired a spacious castle and began
work. Although most of his potions'
effects proved transitory, Diablo
discovered an elixir that could
retard aging. Drinking it, he
embarked on a reign of terror over
the surrounding Transylvanians,
until a mob of villagers caught him
unaware and imprisoned him in a
massive crypt. Diablo was trapped
there until the 20th century, when
he mesmerized the Thing of the
Fantastic Four to free him. Not
having aged appreciably during his
century of confinement, Diablo began
to plot his alchemical conquests
anew. He has plagued humanity on
numerous occasions, most frequently
opposed by the Fantastic Four.
Diablo possesses no super-human powers, except for the prolonged life and vitality granted to him by an alchemical elixir which he must take from time to time.
Diablo is an accomplished
alchemist, and is able to use chemicals (often used as thrown
pellets) to create many miraculous affects, such as invulnerable
materials, fast-growing plants, paralysis gas, and much more.
Pellets of chemicals he hides in his gloves and throws.
Height: 6 ft. 3 in.Weight: 180 lbs. Eyes: Brown,