Full Name: Unknown (Makhdoom Saleem is NOT his real name)
Theme Colors: Purple, Black and White
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Powers: Immortality, Regeneration, Combat Tentacles, Grow Multiple Limbs, Elasticity a la Mr. Fantastic and Helen Parr, controlling of all liquids (think Waterbending), ability to turn his limbs into crude weapons like daggers and such a la The T-1000, Teleportation, Superhuman Speed and Strength, Moderate Gun and Sharpshooting Knowledge; Lovecraftian, Beastial and Insect-like appendages (think The Thing); Fear Inducing/Mind Rape/Hypnosis, Power Cancellation (able to depower anyone and everyone), The Ability to Keep People Alive if he so chooses, no matter how wounded they are; Reality-Warping, Straight-Up Omnipotence
Description: The Bigger Bad of the Xyberdelic Series, and without a doubt one of the most dreaded and reviled. Not much is known about who Makhdoom is or his past, but what is known is that he was given powers by the Fallen Angel Lucifer to act as his False Messiah, but then IMMEDIATELY backstabbed him and destroyed the entire Universe, forcing Lucifer (who would become Moloch, who would in turn become the Zabaniah leader Maalik) and the being who would become Allah to seal him in what was left of that dimension, and recreate a new one. This act permanently cemented Makhdoom’s status as not only the Zabaniah’s Arch-Enemy and most despised foe, but made him a social pariah for other super villains and a figure of hate not just in the Xyberdelic Universe, but every Universe he comes upon, since he is DIRECTLY responsibly for all the horrible tragedies that occur.
Makhdoom did not give up though, and found a way to telepathically contact Moloch in his new domain, swearing to make his life miserable once he finds a way to get out. And he does. After former Zabaniah Azazel falls from Heaven onto Mixta Vitae, Makhdoom telepathically contacts Azazel to help him escape, playing to his ego and his hatred of humans and the Zabaniah by showing him visions of the worse humanity has to offer, i.e. Vlad Dracula the Impaler; 9/11, Osama Bin Laden, Al-Queda and the War on Terror, Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church, etc.
After Mikhail and Ridwan find a way to weaken his power by separating it into seven gemstones, scattering them across the planet and sealing him into a scepter where he cannot escape unless summoned, Makhdoom did not take this well at all and was determined to hunt down the Zabaniah and all that they cared about, manipulating Azazel into becoming Shaytan and forming a cult under the false notion that humanity was scum and the only way to cleanse Mixta Vitae was to eradicate all humans, and anyone who supported or protected them.
Even in a weakened status, he uses what little power he has to the fullest extent, becoming a unstoppable harbinger of death and suffering with NO weakness and NOTHING to stop him (he is usually defeated by being outsmarted). Makhdoom, whenever released from the scepter by some unlucky schmuck, dabbles on using Cold-Blooded Torture, Mind-Rape and whatever horrifyingly cruel methods of Murder he can come up with. He also manipulates the cult who worships him, thanking them for summoning him by murdering them on contact and if he doesn’t murder them immediately, pretty much destroys their lives by making them look like Monsters to satisfy his own goals.
But probably what makes Makhdoom more evil, and on the same note, more HATED, is his motivation: He hates life and wishes to eradicate it not because of some ticked morality, but because it thinks it’s fun, and he thinks EVERYONE he encounters is an easy target, since with his Godlike ability, nobody can say no or rebel against him.
Inspiration for Makhdoom Saleem:
- Zorin Blitz from Hellsing
- Bill Williamson from Rampage
- Michael Myers from Halloween
- The Thing from John Carpenter's The Thing
- The Joker from Batman
- Alucard from Hellsing
- The Slender Man
- Nyarlathotep from the Cthulu Mythos
- Tim Wright/The Masked Man/Masky from Marble Hornets
- Black Manta from Aquaman
Possible Voice Actors: Crispin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Boyega