Dredmund Druid (Marvel)
Real Name: Dredmund Cromwell
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Dredmund Cromwell gained the ability to mesmerize and control the minds of victims by enhanced powers of hypnosis, from ingestion of various chemical elixirs and potions.
Dredmund has a gifted intellect, and is an expert on ancient druidic lore. He possesses rudimentary knowledge of antinatural chemical properties and advanced knowledge of weapons technology.
Dredmund the Druid sometimes wears light body armor. He has designed a wide variety of weapons thanks to both his knowledge of weapons technology and druidic lore. He uses: grenades containing various druidic potions; a light-absorber harness which renders the wearer invisible to human eyes; body lotion that imparts a hard rough texture to exposed skin, injuring opponents who strike the wearer; soundless egg-shaped high-speed flying craft; alchemically created artificial beings of various elemental body compositions; and various ancient druidic elixirs and potions. He also uses Satan's Eggs, which are egg-shaped attack devices of two types: remote-controlled maneuverable high-speed missiles and robotic ground tanks, both types equipped with various high-technology offensive weaponry including thermo-rays, multiple jet guns, and traction nodules.
Dredmund Cromwell was born in Caribou, Maine. As the Druid, he became a professional criminal and leader of his own druidic cult. The Druid attempted an assassination of Nick Fury, and with his followers he battled Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Druid later abducted Captain America, and pitted him against a maze of death-traps. He created the Alchemoid and set him against Captain America. Captain America was able to figure out a way to fight Alchemoid and Druid set Alchemoid's power level to full to finish Captain America off, and the result was Alchemoid exploding instead. After that failure, Druid battled Captain America with his followers. Captain America was able to easily defeat Druid's followers and Druid. Unfortunately, Druid escaped as S.H.I.E.L.D. troops arrived.
Druid searched for an ancient book of alchemical secrets at Greymoor Castle. He battled Captain America and Cedric Rawlings, and fell into a Z-Ray pit.
Dredmund later teamed up with Doctor Nightshade in a scheme involving transforming ordinary people into pseudo-werewolves. The two villains used a serum to transform Captain America and the people of Starkesboro, Massachusetts, into werewolves. He battled Captain America, Doctor Druid, Wolverine, Wolfsbane, Werewolf, and Cable. He used the moongem to temporarily become the Starwolf.
First Appearance: Strange Tales (1951) #144
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Captain America (1968)
Domination Factor: Avengers (1999)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
HC vol. 03 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Mystic Arcana - The Book of Marvel Magic (2007)
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'TPB vol. 03
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'
Strange Tales (1951)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982)
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