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Felix Faust is an evil sorcerer from ancient times who derived his powers from making deals with demons for supernatural abilities. This corrupted immortal being is a frequent adversary of the Justice League of America.

In his millennia on Earth, the villainous Faust has studied the occult to amass formidable talents in spell casting and the summoning of demons. An expert in maleficium, what Faust lacks in true magical power he makes up for in his willingness to sell his soul or sacrifice others in an never-ending quest to obtain mystical knowledge.

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The first recorded whereabouts of the mighty sorcerer Felix Faust, occured several millennia ago around 5,000BC. Felix Faust first appeared in the legendary African empire of Kor. The king of Kor was Nommo, the prime wizard of his time and the guardian of the mystic power called the Flame of Life. The evil sorcerer battled Nommo, attempting to use the Flame's power to his own corrupt ends.

Nommo then called the Flame of Life into himself, defeating the sorcerer by banishing him to another dimension. In the mid-1920s, a madman and wannabe-magician named Dekan Drache stumbled upon the dimension and managed to open a portal to it. Released, the sorcerer destroyed Drache's soul and entered his body. However, though alive on Earth once more, the sorcerer found his powers drastically reduced.

Over the years, Faust's hunger for magical power proved very costly to him. He has bargained his soul for knowledge away on many occasions, only to buy it back later when his acquisitions failed to help him meet his goals; every time, he would end up worse than before. Eventually, he found it difficult to find any mystics willing to purchase his tarnished soul. Finally, he tried to trick Neron into giving him power by offering the pure soul of an innocent girl he murdered in lieu of his own. Unfortunately for him, Neron saw through the ruse and punished Faust by setting the vengeful spirit of the girl upon him. For a time, Faust's damned soul languished in a hellish plane for magicians who had abused or ignored the laws of magic.

During the event known as 52, a voice from within the helm of Doctor Fate spoke to Ralph Dibny and promised to fulfill Dibny's desires if he made certain sacrifices. Dibny journeyed with the helm through the afterlives of several cultures, where he was cautioned about the use of magic. The Spectre promised to resurrect Dibny's late wife Sue in exchange for Dibny's taking vengeance on her murderer, Jean Loring, but Dibny was unable to do so.

At Nanda Parbat, Rama Kushna told Dibny, "The end is already written." In Dr. Fate's tower, Dibny began the spell to resurrect Sue, put on the helm, and shoot it with the Wishing Gun, revealing Felix Faust, who had been posing as Nabu. Faust had planned to trade Dibny's soul to Neron in exchange for his own freedom.

Ralph revealed that he had been aware of Faust's identity for some time, and that the binding spell surrounding the tower was designed to imprison Faust, not to counter any negative effects of the spell. Neron appeared and killed Dibny, only to realize too late that the binding spell responded only to Dibny's commands: through his death Ralph had trapped both Faust and Neron in the tower.

Faust escaped from the Tower of Fate and contacted Red Tornado's soul, which was adrift and bodiless following a superhero battle. Working with Dr. Impossible, Professor Ivo and Solomon Grundy, Faust posed as Deadman and offered the android his heart's desire: a human body. The Tornado accepted, and Faust bound his soul into his new body. Faust and his allies then stole the Red Tornado's original android body for their own purposes.

After lending his concealment spells to Cheetah, Faust joined with Talia al Ghul in order to corrupt yet another hero: Black Alice. Faust offered Alice power, wealth, a place in the Secret Society of Super Villains and the resurrection of her mother, but Alice refused, sent Faust out of town and tapped into his powers so she could perform the resurrection herself.

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  • Felix Faust is an early encounter adversary in the hero factions for magic users. Faust is using arcane energy to corrupt souls in the Metropolis Chinatown district. You will eventually arrive at Madame Xanadu's Magic Shop, where Faust has captured Zatanna, whom you must free and then team with to defeat Faust. Along the way, souls must be cleansed and magents thwarted.
  • Felix Faust is one of the random iconic encounters for heroes in Alternate Metropolis during the Brothers in Arms operation.

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  • Felix Faust first appeared in Justice League of America #10 (March 1962)
  • Felix Faust is voiced by Brian Jepson.
  • Felix Faust is unschooled in physical battle, and a sub-par hand-to-hand combatant. He is, however, a master sorcerer able to control vast magical power to affect reality itself. When he first appeared, Faust was unique amongst magicians of his caliber, requiring books or scrolls of spells to focus his powers. However, in recent appearances he seems to have overcome this disadvantage.
  • After his soul inhabited the body of Dekan Drache, Felix lost must of his native arcane powers to initiate magic at will and instead has since relied on using magic through demonic familiars to access their power to perform magic. Despite this, he is a master sorcerer sorcerer capable of affecting organic matter.
  • Felix Faust is named after Dr. Faustus who, in German folklore and in Goethe's 'Faust', is a highly successful scholar, but also one dissatisfied with his life, who therefore makes a deal with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.
  • Felix Faust is an adversary of the Justice League of America. He has particularly shown a dislike and hatred against Zatanna.
  • Felix Faust has two children; Fauna Faust, a member of Strike Force Kobra who failed to destroy the Outsiders, but is killed by her father, and Sebastian Faust.

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