Realm of Hell
Place of Birth
Self-taught and tutored by Mephisto
Blackheart can regenerate from most physical harm; levitate; extra-dimensional teleportation; change the size and physical form of himself and willing others; generate concussive blasts of black energy; and survive without food, water, or sleep. Though he can assume human form, Blackheart usually appears as a black spine-covered humanoid with a long tail. He smells unpleasantly of burning ink and roses, and has no discernible heartbeat. He likely possesses further unrevealed abilities.
Mephisto created his “son,” Blackheart. Blackheart explored the nature of evil under his father's tutelage, clashing with and failing to corrupt Daredevil and Spider-Man. Mephisto and Blackheart soon drew Daredevil, Brandy Ash, the genetically engineered Number Nine, and Inhumans Gorgon, Karnak, and Ahura into Hell. (To learn about the above characters, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the women on the Inhumans' bio page: very form-fitting outfits are worn.)
Observing these mortals led Blackheart to rebel against his father and seek a newer form of evil. In retaliation to his "son's" betrayal, Mephisto diminished Blackheart’s powers. Now, focusing on those who walked the line between good and evil, Blackheart tried to recruit Wolverine, Punisher, and Ghost Rider (Daniel Ketch) to join his rebellion; however, he failed. Blackheart also aided Wonder Man against Mephisto, and helped Misha of the mercenary Warheads as her telepathic “Voice”, using Mys-Tech’s Rathcoole to obtain a mystic sword which could harm Mephisto. Blackheart was able to alter his followers into the Corrupt, and employed Wolverine, Punisher, and Ghost Rider as a feint to allow him to anoint the sword with an innocent’s blood. He apparently slew Mephisto, banishing his “father” from Hell and restoring his own powers to full strength.
As Hell’s ruler, Blackheart focused on corrupting the Ghost Rider, aiding the Furies to possess mortal bodies to torment Ghost Rider (Noble Kale), and resurrecting the Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton) to send after Ketch. From his palace in the Burning Flesh district, Blackheart created his own Spirits of Vengeance: his consort Black Rose (the deceased Roxanne Simpson), Verminus Rex, Wallow, Doghead, and Pao Fu. Blackheart bargained to free Ghost Rider’s relatives from their curse; in return, Ghost Rider agreed to lead Blackheart’s Spirits. However, the pair fell out and Ghost Rider destroyed Blackheart, banishing him from Hell. (To learn about all the characters above, just click on their highlighted names.)
To learn more about the life Blackheart, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Blackheart. (Note: Beware of a couple sensitive topics mentioned in his bio.)