Cody Fleisher was a teenager who was loitering in a cemetry with his friends musing about what it would be like to die when the sorceress Malachi appeared and, needing sustenance, kissed Cody draining his lifeforce and seemingly killing him. Cody was restored to life as an animated corpse and began calling himself Cadaver. He was brought back by Agamotto to stop Malachi from acquiring the Moebius Stone and he subsequently allied with the Defenders in the conflict and eventually stopped the sorceress. Despite his task being complete, Cadaver remained alive afterwards.
Cadaver was created by Tom Brevoort and first appeared in Secret Defenders #16.
Powers and Abilities
Cadaver's body is powered by a blue mystic flame that keeps him alive and helps him to heal any wound .