Real Name: Hope
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First Appearance: Evil Ernie #1 (Eternity Comics)
History: Mankind's worst nightmare in the form of it's sweetest dream, Lady Death, is ever a woman of contradictions- and with good reason the blood of both angels and demons flows through her veins. The life of the woman who would become known as Death began as a young girl named Hope in Medieval Europe. Hope was the daughter of Matthias, a 666th generation descendant of the fallen angels, and Marion, a woman so pure her bloodline reached to Heaven.
Marion died when Hope was still in her late teens, and she was left to live with her father. But she drew the wrong kind of attention to herself, and eventually found herself about to be burned at the stake - feeling she had no other way out, she renounced her humanity and entered Hell. Once there, she became entangled in an elaborate scheme devised by Lucifer himself. He cursed her never to return to Earth while the living walked. His goal had been to take a child so pure and filled with light, and mold her into a child of darkness. In this, he succeeded only too well. She had become Death, for to circumvent Lucifer's curse she sent Evil Ernie on his mission of Megadeath, the destruction of all life on Earth. Lady Death finally ended Lucifer's control over her by casting him through Heaven's Gate (a place where evil cannot go). At last she had taken control of her own life and become Hell's ruler.
Many hellspawns (beings living in hell), including Pagan, the Court Jester of Hell, believe that Lady Death's appearance over 500 years ago signaled the beginning of the judgement era.
Comments: I don't know an awful lot about this character, so if anyone can expand on what I have above, please feel free to get in touch. Thanks for the extra information sent to me by "a fiend".
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