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Whirling Dervish (Earth-MLJ)

Whirling Dervish (Earth-MLJ)
Real Name
Unknown
Current Alias
Whirling Dervish
Identity
Alignment
Universe
Base Of Operations
Bombay, India

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
a mystical Indian fakir
Origin
Place of Birth
India
Creators
First appearance
Appearance of Death


Character Links



HistoryEdit

In India, many centuries ago, the High Priest, Ahmed Bey, had just died and was cremated. His remains were enclosed in a silver box and taken to his final resting place, high in the mountains, where they were interred along with the family idol. The idol had a rather large ruby gleaming from its sacred eye. After the ritual, the tribe sealed the tomb and left a curse for anyone who would distrub the peace of their fallen brother.

When Dr. Forbes brought back the sacred Indian ruby to the United States, the mischievous Whirling Dervish, followed him home and murdered him. However, he did not kill Forbes because of the curse, but because he was a common thief wanting money and power.

When Firefly investigated the murder, he gave chase to the Whirling Dervish, who disappeared in a whirlpool when he dove into a nearby river. Forbes' daughter still had the ruby and flew to Bombay to return it to its rightful place.

When she arrived, the Whirling Dervish kidnapped her and stole the ruby. Once again, Firefly came to the rescue, but this time the Whirling Dervish unleashed his hungry tiger on the two captives. They were able to leap out of the way of the lunging beast, but the Whirling Dervish was not so lucky, as both he and the animal tumbled together off the stairs clawing at each other.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

  • Hypnosis

ParaphernaliaEdit


Weapons

  • A strangling cord and dagger.

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