Witch-Child. Diane Bolick
No dual identity
Place of Birth
(Mentioned)Darkhold #8 (1993); (seen) Darkhold #9 (1993)
Diabolique then decided she needed new parents. Her deceptively childlike appearance fooled civilians Blanche and Merle Haverford and they brought the poor child into their home by the end of the week, both Haverford's were dead. Diabolique then summoned the demon prophet, Whisperer, also known as the Voice of Chthon and offered the Haverfords to Whisperer if he granted Diabolique answers to any three questions. The Three questions gave Diabolique important information on the past history and true nature of Victoria Montesi. Diabolique then led the Darkhold Redeemer Louise Hastings to Victoria's files in the Vatican and pulled a file, which revealed Victoria's past to Louise.
Diabolique surfaced again in New York and returned to her pattern of adopting and destroying new parents. This eventually brought her into conflict with the NYPD officer Michael Badilino and his secret identity, Vengeance. By the time Diabolique escaped from Vengeance she had lost her Playmate, her spider Zoroaster and was embarrassed in front of Dr. Strange's foe, the sorceress Salomé.A short time later, Diabolique ended up in a children’s hospital, powerless because she was unable to create a new Playmate to enhance her power. There she met and befriended Paranormal Law Enforcement officer, Rebecca Taylor. Mike Clemson, of the government agency the Conclave, and Reverend Nice eventually freed Diabolique, wanting her to help them destroy Vengeance. To help Diabolique regain her powers Reverend Nice offered his own wife, Wendy Sue, to Diabolique as raw material for the construction of a new Playmate Familiar. Diabolique used her renewed power to confront Vengeance/Badilino and killed the hero’s girlfriend Rebecca with sympathetic magic. Diabolique then framed Badilino for Rebecca’s death and teleported to parts unknown.