ZOPHOS THE VANISHER_ the disgraced former captain of the Wintergeist Horde: Undead souls of the deadliest warriors. First appearing in the pages of ASTRO ZOMBIE KNIGHT GHOUL QUATERLY, We learn how he was seduced into betraying his minions and masters alike by a sorceress named Lourdesa.
She made him a slave to not only her, but all of her future generations. She & her decendants used him to advance their selfish desires. His intangibilty, superhuman strength, and morphing blade made him virtually unstopable-provided his handler knew how to extract the dormant skills within him. Lazy or unskilled handlers merely used his brute strength to open vaults or frighten masses.
One of his more compassionate masters many generations after Lourdesa, attempted to release Zophos from his symbiotic bond to the Lourdesa bloodline. He failed & opted to grant Zophos rest as he noticed that Zophos’ link to the mortal world was thining due to his intangibility, age &never ending battles.
Zophos was called into action again for Valhalla Cruz, a nerdy, softspoken teenaged girl. It was her grandfather, Carlo who made the call to protect her and hopefully fight on the side of good.