No dual identity
Place of Birth
Mortigan Goth: Immortalis#1 (1993)
(Right only) blue
Goth eventually befriended the Falsworths, but in 1940 he rejected a relationship with their distant cousin Katherine Ainsley-Jones, unable to bear watching a lover age. In a misguided effort to achieve immortality, she let Baron Blood (John Falsworth) vampirize her, though when she drank Goth's blood she was cured. In 1965 Goth helped Dr. Strange banish a demon from Mephisto's Hell which had possessed a young girl, taunting the demon until it emerged to attack him; he then warned Strange that the principalities he invoked for power would eventually demand favors in return, and also warned of vampires in his future. In 1993, Goth's friend Professor John Hinde used an hallucinogen to punish student Bentley, who had been selling the drug to students.
In the modern era, Mephisto released Goth's soul, maddened by centuries of torture; it began slaying beings granted immortality by Mephisto, who felt that most of his immortals servants led tedious lives or opposed him. Goth was initially blamed by the widow of victim Johannes Faustus. Having befriended the ghost of Tony, a man he had failed to save, Goth joined Strange against Katherine and her group of child vampires, using Jacqueline (Spitfire) Crichton's Human Torch-altered blood to destroy Katherine. Goth later confronted his corrupt soul, which tore out his left eye and told him it would kill him a bit at a time. Goth was happy; he now knew he could die, rendering life precious.