Character » Lich appears in 11 issues.

    A former diplomatic assistant, transformed into a skeletal monster. Member of the Mandarin Avatars.

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    Lich is a member of the Avatars and servant of the Mandarin. His real name and origin are shrouded in mystery but Lich and the rest of the Avatars appear to be empowered by mystical forces. Lich and the rest of the Avatars would attack the citizens of Hong Kong and cause massive destruction in their wake. Lich and the rest of the Avatars attract the attention of Force Works after they attack the Eastern Division of Stark Industries and Suzi Endo makes a distress call for help. The Mandarin and his Avatars planned to plunge the civilized world into the feudal dark ages by destroying all technology. The Avatars would engage Iron Man, War Machine and Force Works on several occasions during this adventure. The Mandarin and his Avatars would establish a bridgehead in Hong Kong where they planned to expand the deadly anti-technology field with the help of Century's staff, Parallax. The Mandarin's goal of world domination is thwarted when Iron Man infects him with the techno-organic virus. Lich and the rest of the Avatars vanish when the Mandarin meets his apparent demise.


    Lich was created by Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett and Dave Taylor in 1994 and first appeared in Force Works # 6.

    Story Arcs

    Civil War

    Lich and the Avatars would resurface in New York where they are wanted for opposing the Superhuman Registration Act. A destructive battle takes place on the streets and the police are assisted by the Heroes for Hire. Lich and Sickle attack Colleen Wing but the sword wielding beauty breaks off Lich's skeletal jaw with one kick. Lich and the rest of the Avatars are defeated and would be placed into the Negative Zone Prison Alpha.

    Powers & Abilities

    Lich is skeletal in appearance and possesses razor sharp claws and superhuman strength.


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