D'Spayre was created by the Dweller In Darkness to help him take over Earth. Since then D'Spayre has terrorized many citizens of earth. He feeds on people who are depressed or overwhelmed by negative emotions, hoping to making them kill themselves.
D'Spayre was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #68 (1978).
Mayor Story Arcs
D'Spayre was first seen in the Marvel Universe when he attacked sorceress Jennifer Kale. He captured her and her mentor, Dakimh but where eventually rescued by the mindless Man-Thing and a little help of the superhero Spider-Man.
After his initial encounter with superheroes, D'Spayre was seen some years later attacking the X-Men's Cyclops and his companion Lee Forrester. Years before, he had been the one that drove Lee's father to suicide. When D'Spayre attacked Cyclops, he was fended off by a super-charged Man-Thing, who grew in power due to Cyclops' resistance to D'Spayre's mental torment.
D'Spayre has also had frequent run-in's with Doctor Strange, but has yet to emerge victorious. Although he always seems to be defeated, he has created something that has caused a lot of grief -- the drug called D-Lite. At one time, D'Spayre came across Emma Frost, and created a fake Roulette (who was already dead) to confuse her.
D'Spayre for a time corrupted the Golden Age hero the Vision and overwhelmed him until Doctor Strange banished D'Spayre from existence.
D'Spayre later resurfaced again, when he tracked down X-Man Cable and Lee Forrester. Two characters whom he had a legacy with, since both Cable father's (Cyclops) as Lee's father had been manipulated by the evil D'Spayre, even causing Lee's father to commit suicide. Lee had already seen D'Sparye in action when she and Cyclops met him many years ago. However, Lee turned out to be strong enough to repel D'Spayre once and for all.
Journey into Mystery
D'Spayre has recently been part of the cabal of Fear Lords conspiring to gain the leftover fear created by the Serpent. After Loki helped Nightmare create a crown from that fear, Loki tricked all the Fear Lords, including D'Spayre, to endlessly fight over it, ensuring that none would gain permanent control over it. During this arc, D'Spayre has still been calling the Dweller in Darkness "father."
D'Spayre appears in the second season of Freeform's Cloak and Dagger, played by Brooklyn McLinn.