|Debut||Stalker #1 (June 1975)|
|Created by||Paul Levitz, Steve Ditko|
Stalker was a nameless youth who was thrown out of his home a child and grew up on the streets of Germanth. He abandoned all hope, now a young man, and offered a prayer at the temple of D'grth, the god of warriors. D'grth answered his prayers, offering power and skill of a great warrior in trade of his soul.
He took the name Stalker from D'grth and did not believe he would need his soul when he was dead. D'grth took his soul and left him as alive void of a soul. Stalker pursued him into hell and freed an army of the damned to battle the warrior god. D'grth claimed he did not have the power to reverse the trade. D'grth claimed to be an elder god who lived on the souls and prayers of those who believed in him. Stalker's soul would remain D'grth's as long as there was one person alive who worshipped him.
Stalker vowed to banish evil and war from his world to free his soul. If Stalker died before his task was complete D'grth swore he would have the most awful damnation for him. At the end of World War II Stalker went insane and evolved into a demon/supervillain which he fought the Justice Society of America and The King. He was trying to destroy dimension after dimension to further his quest of eliminating evil .After the battle he seemed t be destroyed in a time warp generator . He next appears today looking younger, healthier and more saner (This Stalker could have been plucked from the time stream).
He encourages Wonder Woman to recurit Claw and Beowulf to defeat D'grth and Grendel who have joined forces. When Wonder Woman's party find D'grth and Beowulf, Stalker tells them that their souls are being traded for his. Stalker throws his sword at Diana, Beowulf gets in front of her and is wounded. Claw tends to Beowulf's wounds while Wonder Woman steals the Rock of Destiny and transports herself to Earth along with D'grth. She leaves Stalker alone, apparently with a soul. Stalker has been stealing Wonder Woman's soul since their first encounter. Stalker, reluctantly, agrees to trade her soul back. He joins the team for the destruction of D'grth. He leaves with an oracle a companion. It is unknown if Stalker has his soul, another soul, or is still soulless since the destruction of D'grth.
Powers and Abilities
- Magic Manipulation
- Dimensional Travel
- Soul Absorption
- Superhuman Strength
- Expert Fencer