Dr. Death

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed - some variety of supernatural or undead entity by appearance, perhaps even Death itself

Occupation: Horror host

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Nigel

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: This Magazine is Haunted#1 (Fawcett Comics, October 1951)

Powers/Abilities: Doctor Death can make himself unseen and undetectable in order to witness events without the subjects of his scrutiny noticing them. He can appear and disappear in a puff of smoke - whether teleporting or merely making himself visible/invisible is unrevealed. He can transfer one person's fate to another, including (for example) switching the vitality of a healthy person for one with a fatal heart condition.

History: Doctor Death is a supernatural entity that usually restricts himself to observing horrific events befalling people, usually of a supernatural nature and brought about by their own bad choices. On occasion

Comments: Horror hosts tend to most commonly fall into a couple of categories. There are those who observe and report events dispassionately, sometimes even semi-altruistically using their tales to impart warnings to the readers. And then there are others, like the Cryptkeeper, who clearly delight in seeing the protagonists of their tales meet horrible fates. Doctor Death was definitely of the latter kind, visibly finding amusement in their suffering.

   While normally merely an observer in the stories, in This Magazine is Haunted#11's "Bags of Trouble" Doctor Death is an active participant, prompted by comments he overhears to deliberately precipitate events and posing as a human magician to directly interact with the people in the story.


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