Devilance the Pursuer, one of the New Gods of the planet Apokolips, was trained to become an implacable hunter of victims assigned to him by the planet's ruler Darkseid. His duty was to pursue, trap, and destroy his prey, or else he himself would die. Before Darkseid ordered Devilance to hunt down the young gods of New Genesis known as the Forever People, the Pursuer had never failed in a mission.
The Forever People bravely fought Devilance, but they seemed unable to stop him for long by themselves. Finally the Forever People used their Mother Box device to exchange places with the being known as the Infinity Man. Thus the Infinity Man battled Devilance while the Forever People rested in the peaceful, other-dimensional world of Adon, where Infinity Man dwelt.
During their epic struggle, both Infinity Man and Devilance tried to control the latter being's lance. Fantastic amounts of energy were released as the two combatants' powers surged through the lance. Until finally there was an incredible explosion that utterly destroyed the remote Pacific Island on which the battle was taking place, and apparently killed both Infinity Man and the Pursuer. As a result, the Forever People were stranded on Adon with no apparent means of escape. However, both Infinity Man and Devilance survived their clash thanks to their amazing powers.
52 and Death
Devilance reappeared in the weekly series 52, hunting down Adam Strange, Animal Man and Starfire because he believes they learned the secret of the 52 universes during the Infinite crisis. To the end he terraforms and entire planet to serve as a trap for the heroes. They manage to escape, however, and steal Devilance's spear to use it as a power source for their ship. Devilance pursues and attacks them, but is in the end decapitated by Lobo. His trap-planet is later deactivated by Metron, Lonar and Blue Beetle.
Powers and Abilities
New God Physiology
The beings of Apokolips call themselves gods and live in a realm called the Fourth World which is outside normal space and time. Their strength is due to their relative proximity to the Source, an energy which fuels the powers of the beings in Apokolips. The inhabitants of New Genesis are far more stronger, faster, smarter and are said to be immortal.
- Superhuman Strength: Devilance is one of the most strongest New Gods, once he was able to go toe-to-toe with Infinity Man.
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Senses: As a New God, he has all senses expanded at superhuman levels
- Immortality: As a New God Devilance has an extended lifespan which allows him to exist indefinitely, he doesn't age, wither or degrade.
- Immunity: New Gods have an advanced immune system, which allows him to survive on Apokolips enviromental (which is full of diseases and toxins) and be immune to toxin and diseases from other planets.
- Size Alteration/Density Control: Devilance has the ability to assume any size from his normal seven-foot stature up to giant sizes and also can control the molecular density of his body, increasing his mass to have a greater effect on the environment and increases his resistance to attacks.
Devilance is a expert tracker, fighter and strategist. Devilance is trained on Apokolips military tactics and hunting, he showed his strategic skills when he set Adam Strange, Starfire and Animal Man in a trap-planet, built by him and due to this fact it is possible that he has some technology and geological knowledge.
Devilance's Spear: Devilance always carry a spear capable to slice through any material, shoot powerful energy blasts and as well as to its owner, can increase its size and also serves a teleporter. The spear obeys Devilance's mental commands.
A version of him, called Devilance the Storm Giant made a cameo appearance in the Almagam Universe, it's a fusion of Devilance and Skagg the Storm Giant.