Real name: Sebastian Faust
First appearance: Outsiders
#1-Alpha Vol. 2, November 1993
Marital status: single
Known relatives: Felix Faust (father), unnamed mother, Fauna
Residential area: Los Angeles, California
Hair color: black
Eye color: ?
Sebastian Faust is the son of master magician Felix Faust. When
Sebastian was just a boy, Felix bartered his son's soul away to the
demon, Nebiros. However, the power which Felix expected was granted
instead to Sebastian. Since then (understandably), Felix and
Sebastian have been somewhat at odds.
Faust had his first contact with the super-hero community in the
nation of Markovia. There he encountered Geoffrey Barron and his
bodyguard Charlie Wylde, who had fled from an evil vampire called
Roderick. Faust was accompanied by a pet bear, which mortally
wounded Wylde. To save the man, Faust fused the two into a man-bear.
Also in Markovia were the Outsiders, who were framed for the murder
of Markovia's queen. In the chaos, their teammate Looker was killed
by Roderick. Faust intended to take certain "precautions" with her
body, but the band of heroes was forced to flee to Barron's home in
Faust joined the new Outsiders. They made it back to Gotham City but
Faust was among those captured by Commissioner Gordon. He was broken
free by his teammates and the Outsiders' name was soon cleared.
Because he has no soul, Faust is devoid of emotion and has little
sense of morality. When the Outsiders finally freed Looker in the
land of Abyssia, Faust did not hesitate to slay the evil tyrant,
Tamira. After this, the Outsiders split up and Faust followed the
Soon, Felix Faust attacked the Outsiders in order to regain control
over Sebastian's power. Felix employed their member, Wylde and
Sebastian's sister, Fauna. (Fauna was also a member of Eve's Strike
Force Kobra.) When Felix wounded the Outsider Halo, the two teams
finally reunited to defeat Felix.
Faust played a key part in the taming of the new Spectre. Apparently
Faust had recovered the bones of the Blue Devil after his death.
When he accompanied a group of heroes into Hell, they encountered
the demon, Nebiros. Faust resurrected the Blue Devil, who brought
about Nebiros' end. With that, Faust's soul was returned to him. He
knew only brief happiness, however. When all attempts failed to
reignite the fires of Hell, Faust murdered the Enchantress to
accomplish the deed. In doing to, he forfeit his soul again. After
this he joined the newly-formed Sentinels of Magic.
The Blue Devil was loyal to Faust after this, and they were called
to help the JLA when members of the Sentinels were being attacked.
Their attacker was Hermes Trismegestus, an evil sorceror who now
shared Felix Faust's body. Sebastian was able to reunite
Trismegestus' pawn, the Enchantress, with her former host, June
Moon. June reclaimed the heroes' souls and weakened Trismegestus
while the junior Faust used soul energy from the JLA to destroy the
villain once and for all.
Both father and son survived the ordeal and are currently at large.
More recently, Sebastian's father tried to reconcile with him.
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