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Neron
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Underworld Unleashed # 1 (Nov 1995)
Created by Mark Waid
Howard Porter
Characteristics
Alter ego Neron
Team
affiliations
Hell
Notable aliases Powers: superhuman physical attributes, shapeshifting, immortality, telepathy, teleportation, nigh-omnipotent sorcerous abilities

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Contents

History

During the Underworld Unleashed story arc, Neron enhanced dozens of supervillains (and a few superheroes) in exchange for their immortal souls. He did so by 'tempting' them - offering something the victim would feel would be his or her heart's desire, in exchange for their soul (for example, when attempting to tempt Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, he offered to bring back his girlfriend, Alexandra DeWitt, from the dead). Neron was also responsible for the deaths of both Wonder Woman and the alien despot Mongul. (Wonder Woman was soon resurrected by Athena as the Goddess of Truth, and later she returned to Earth as a mortal to resume her duties as a super-heroine.) Underworld Unleashed was a crossover by DC Comics in 1995. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ... Alexandra Alex DeWitt was the girlfriend of Kyle Rayner before he received the Green Lantern power ring from Ganthet. ... For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ... Mongul is a DC Comics supervillain created by Jim Starlin and Len Wein. ... For other uses, see Athena (disambiguation). ...


The Rogues

Neron tricks five supervillains into cause a series explosions that ultimately leads to each supervillain's death. When seen from the sky, the five explosions resemble the points of a pentagram and the symbol, combined with the deaths of the villains, creates a gateway which enables Neron to travel to Earth. While on Earth, Neron attempt to obtain a 'pure soul' that he could corrupt. Initially, this seems to refer to Superman's soul, but Neron ultimately seeks the soul of Captain Marvel. In the end, he is thwarted by the Trickster. Some members of the Flashs Rogues Gallery. ... A pentagram A pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or, more formally, as a star pentagon) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ... The Trickster is the name of two DC Comics supervillains and an enemy of the Flash. ...


Day of Judgement

During the Day of Judgement storyline, Etrigan the Demon causes trouble in Neron's realm. Asmodel, a fallen angel, is being tormented when Etrigan shows up and summons the Spectre. The entity is furious at this and slices off Asmodel's wings, which is exactly what Etrigan had hoped for. He uses hellfire and an angel's feather to bond Asmodel to the Spectre. In the resulting chaos, which involves Hell's realms invading Earth, Neron attempts to claim the Spectre's force for himself. This would have allowed him much more power and the ability to escape Hell for good. However, the Spectre chooses ex-Green Lantern Hal Jordan as its new human host. Neron is punished for using Hell's power for his pleasure. He and was demoted to the position of Rhyming Demon, the rank Etrigan holds. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Asmodel is said to be the angel of April. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ...


52

In 52 #42, it is revealed that Felix Faust, with Neron's sanction, has been attempting to convince Ralph Dibny that he can resurrect his dead wife, Sue, with the assistance of Dr. Fate's helmet. Faust has been pretending to be Dr. Fate. Ralph reveals that he has known the truth for some time, establishes a circle of binding around Dr. Fate's tower, and defeats Faust, who reveals his plot. Finally, Neron appears and kills Dibny. However, since the circle can only be undone by the person who cast the spell that created it, Neron is trapped in the Tower of Fate with Faust. 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... Felix Faust is a fictional sorcerer and supervillain who appears in stories published by DC Comics. ... The Elongated Man is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC universe. ... Susan Sue Dearbon Dibny is a fictional character from DC comics. ... Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ...


One Year Later

Neron seems to have powers greater than those of a rhyming demon following Infinite Crisis (close to those from the Underworld Unleashed era). In Teen Titans #42, Neron made a deal with Kid Devil. Freeing himself from Fate's Tower, he offers the Society Black Alice's dead mother's life at the price of several human souls, intending to use this exchange as a bargaining tool to induce the young magician to join the Society. However Alice taps into the magicks of the spokepersons of the Society, Felix Faust and Cheetah, completing the rite for herself. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Underworld Unleashed was a crossover by DC Comics in 1995. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ... Kid Devil (Edward Eddie Bloomberg) is a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Black Alice is also the title of a novel by Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek, under the pseudonym Thom Demijohn Black Alice is a DC Comics character introduced in Birds of Prey #76 (January 2005). ... The Cheetah is a fictional character in the Wonder Woman stories published by DC Comics, and is also the archenemy of Wonder Woman. ...


Powers

Alternate versions

In Amalgam Comics, Neron is combined with Mephisto to form Mephiston. This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ...


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Neron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (340 words)
Neron was a demon prince of great power, though he has been reduced to a lower station due to his actions.
Neron was a Demon Prince responsible for enhancing dozens of supervillains (and a few superheroes) in exchange for their immortal souls, during the Underworld Unleashed story arc.
Neron was punished for using Hell's own power for his pleasure, and was last seen demoted to the position of Rhyming Demon, similar to Etrigan the Demon.
Underworld Unleashed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (591 words)
Neron duped five villains in the Flash's Rogue Gallery--he promised them a chance to go down in history as five of the greatest villains ever.
When these were all lit, they transported the various villains to Neron's realm (which is never actually named Hell, but is clearly implied to be that place).
However, when the heroes came to Neron's realm looking to defeat him, but were one by one corrupted by the influences of that realm, it was the Trickster who worked out how Neron could be stopped.
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