The Adversary is a demonic supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.
The character, created by Chris Claremont and John Romita, Jr., first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #187-188 (November–December 1984). The character subsequently appears in Uncanny X-Men #220-227 (August 1987-March 1988), Wolverine #86 (October 1994), and X-Factor #118-121 (January–April 1996).
Within the context of the stories, the Adversary is a demon who is initially summoned by the X-Men member Forge during the Vietnam War. While Forge banishes the demon, the Adversary has a foothold on the Earth thanks to Forge's actions. Years later, Forge's mentor Nazé is killed and his form and memories are stolen by a Dire Wraith, an alien parasite. The Nazé impostor summons the Adversary, only to be destroyed by the demon. The Adversary is then able to escape the dimension to which he was bound, capturing Forge and his ally, Storm of the X-Men, and imprisoning them in the otherworldly stronghold of the goddess Roma, whom he subdued. The Adversary then battles the combined forces of the X-Men and Freedom Force during the "Fall of the Mutants" crossover. The Adversary is permanently banished when nine souls willingly sacrifice themselves in a magical spell. The X-Men died, but Roma secretly returned them to life.
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Famous quotes containing the word adversary:
“Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.”
—Ambrose Bierce (18421914)
“As parents it is well to be aware of the tendency to equate energetic activity with contest. Our childrens worth does not depend on their ability to trounce one another. And surely we can find ways of frolicking and being healthy and active together in some joyful, free way that is not an adversary relationship.”
—Polly Berrien Berends (20th century)
“Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writinghe will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.”
—Lionel Trilling (19051975)