Real Name: Joshua Farkas
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Joshua's power was magical in nature--derived from the demon Asmodeus. He was an incubus--he drained the life force of others to survive. He absorbed their energies completely, so that there was nothing left of their physical forms, except their clothing. He could even drain the life force form supernatural beings, such as Dracula. His body was no longer of human composition, and so he was immune to most forms of physical harm. He could feel a bullet pass through what was once his abdomen, but suffered nothing further from it. He was vulnerable to magical energies, as well as mental control--at least from one using mystic means.
His name, the Dimensional Man, came solely from his appearance. He did not appear to have any dimension traveling abilities.
Joshua is the twin brother of Angela, and their parents were demon-worshippers in the Cult of the Enclave. Both he and his sister were born with the mark of their demon, Asmodeus, upon their breasts. Joshua was to have been the vanguard, or herald, of Asmodeus.
(ToD II#2 (fb)) - As he grew older, Joshua joined the Enclave, but was unable to convince Angela to do the same. He participated in a ritual (including both animal and human sacrifice) offering to Asmodeus. Following Damien's instructions, Joshua plunged his hand into the blood sacrifice, and was transformed into some sort of incubus, his appearance changing so that his features and normal skin took on the appearance of some abstract, other-dimensional realm. Joshua first realized his new state when he reached out to his fellow cultist, Druker, and drained his life.
BTS - Joshua, disgusted by his new existence, turned against the Enclave. In the space of two nights, he killed five members of the cult.
(ToD II#2) - Now twenty years old, Joshua preyed upon a homeless man, after which his parents, sent by Damien, tried to kill him. His father shot him through the gut, but Joshua drained both of their lives. From his dying father, Joshua learned that the Enclave had sought out Angela to use her to summon Asmodeus. Joshua went to rescue her, but instead fell under the spell of Damien. Angela called out to another ally of hers, Dracula, who arrived to save her. However, while Dracula easily overpowered the Cultists, her found himself unable to overcome the Dimensional Man. Joshua shrugged off a series of lightning bolts, and managed to grasp Dracula in his mist form and force him back into his solid form. Joshua began to drain the life force from Dracula, but the cries from Angela briefly cleared his mind. Joshua turned on Asmodeus, freeing Angela, and forcing the demon back into the hellpit from which it had emerged. Joshua sacrificed his own existence, joining Asmodeus through the portal to ensure it was completely banished.
(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6) - At some point, Joshua was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Howling Commandos unit of supernatural agents. He was among the Commandos who launched an assault on the forces of Merlin.
First Appearance: The Tomb of Dracula Magazine (1979) #2
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Legion of Monsters (2011)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (2005)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
The Tomb of Dracula Magazine (1979)
Howling Commandos (Marvel)(02 - Area 13)
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