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Helleyes is covered in eyes, all of which serve as portal to other dimensions, including his own Hell realm. He can create smaller versions of himself, as well as minions known as Haunts. These creatures have one eye, also a portal.
The origin of Helleyes and his minions are unrevealed. Helleyes is supreme ruler of his dimension, and his minions may be offspring, creations, etc. His minions have called his realm Hell, and claimed that he seeks to claim the Earth dimension as his own. It is unclear whether Helleyes is a demon or similar entity, or merely an extradimensional form of life. He has referred to himself as god of his realm. If his realm is Hell, it is one of many realms referred to by that name, which may or may not be interconnected. Dr. Strange claimed that Helleyes rules a multitude of "infernal dimensions."
Several years ago, Helleyes' Souls began to appear in Mason Manor, where they were seen by the elderly owner, Leticia Mason, in the night, and thought to be ghosts. When she explained what was happening to her, she was believed to have developed Alzheimer's syndrome, and was taken away to a nursing home. Jennifer Mason, Leticia's daughter moved into the manor herself, but fled after three days. Stories of these occurrences led to the local belief that the manor was haunted, and it remained empty.
The living vampire, Michael Morbius, after narrowly escaping from his hunter, Simon Stroud, recovered from his injuries outside the manor. Upon recovery, he returned to the manor in search of his girlfriend, Martine Bancroft. He followed a woman he thought was she, and ended up passing through the portal into another realm where he saw the woman was actually a cyclopean humanoid, which hypnotized him into passing through her eye into yet another realm, where he was attacked by Helleyes' Souls. After slaying them, one of the Souls, freed from his control, revealed Helleyes plans and nature to Morbius. Morbius then passed into a third realm, where he confronted Helleyes himself. When Helleyes attempted to crush Morbius, he leapt into one of his eyes, ending up in a fourth realm. This realm had an ocean of blood, and the beach contained singing crabs and birds.
Meanwhile, Simon Stroud investigated a possible connection between Morbius and the Manor. After meeting with Leticia Mason, he explored the mansion and ended up having a similar journey to Morbius. Stroud met Morbius in the fourth realm, and agreed to a truce while they explored it. They were confronted by a human-sized form of Helleyes, which Stroud promptly shot and killed. A second human-sized form then appeared and taunted them before being slain by Stroud. Helleyes then appeared at his full height, having lost interest in his two prisoners and deciding that he wanted no part of the realm of Earth. As Helleyes moved to crush the two, Morbius saw his reflection in an eye in Helleyes' hand, and jumped into it, which returned them both to Mason Manor. The portal to the realm of Helleyes was no longer present.
Sometime later, the Defenders, under a curse of Yandroth which summoned them to combat cryptic "threats," were drawn to confront Helleyes and his Souls in Tibet. Within a few seconds, the Hulk had knocked out Helleyes with a punch in the eye. His Souls were defeated equally quickly -- all of this occurred before any explanation of what Helleyes had been up to could be made.
First Appearance: Fear (1970) #28
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#7 Fear (1970)
- 'Fire Above, Thunder Below'
- 'The Doorway Screaming into Hell!'#29
- 'Through a Helleyes Darkly!'
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