Madam Parizien, Marie Auguste, Marie Glapion, Voodoo & Witch Queen of New Orleans, Pope of Voodoo, the Widow Paris, Queen of the Lost, others
The public believes Marie died in 1881
U.S.A. (legally dead)
Place of Birth
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dracula Lives #2 (1973)
A rival of Brother Voodoo in recent years, Marie was captured by the fanatic Silver Dagger to lure sorcerer Doctor Strange into a trap. Marie was prepared to kill either Strange or his nemesis to escape, but it was the latter who fell, earning her Strange's wary respect. When Strange destroyed Earth's vampires, Marie sent local super hero Captain Marvel (later Pulsar) to 1784 for fresh vampire blood, again from Dracula; however, Strange's spell destroyed the prize, and Marie searched the world for any hint of surviving vampirism. Ironically, she discovered Strange's comatose brother Victor, partially vampirized from Strange's failed healing efforts. With Victor in tow, Marie performed the Vampiric Verses spell and - despite Strange, Brother Voodoo, and others - resurrected Varnae, long-dead first of vampires, whom she thought to control; but Varnae escaped, spreading vampirism until dying in a clash with Blade and the Nightstalkers. Marie and some newly made vampires re-created Varnae, who again broke her control. Months later, Marie and vampire Deacon Frost, seeking control of New Orleans, fought Brother Voodoo and Blade. Marie invoked the Loa (Voodoo Gods) to empower her zombie-legions, but Brother Voodoo convinced the serpent-god Damballah that Marie did not respect him and he seemingly crushed her to death.