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Asmodeus is a demon lord. He was a behind-the-scenes enemy to Captain Marvel during the first years of the hero. He granted powers to Sabbac.

The Phantom Stranger is needs to locate his missing soul, which had been ripped from him by the demon Asmodeus. Asmodeus is the orderly, Ashe. The only way to save the other lost and damned souls is to acquire the Book of Punishment. In his current state, the Phantom Stranger is too weak to do so on her own.

The police officer that Naomi Walker called earlier arrives, but this is actually Asmodeus. A large umbilical cord stretches out from him and attacks Naomi. Naomi Walker's sin is revealed. When she was very young, she made love to an angel who impregnated her with a divine seed. That seed eventually became Asmodeus. Now the demon wants to return to the womb that birthed him.

The Phantom Stranger blocks Asmodeus' advance, while Naomi scrambles to grab the Book of Punishment. Reading from the book, she enacts the binding spells that send all condemned souls to their proper places, including the Phantom Stranger's.

Asmodeus is spirited away along with the other tenants of Paradise Gardens. With this hellish veil lifted, Naomi comes to remember that she is actually a woman named Naamah – the manager of the infernal retirement home in Hell. She remembers now that it was the Stranger who deceived her and fathered the demon Asmodeus. The two old acquaintances depart – each one returning to command their personal stations in life.

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  • This character is an adaptation of Asmodeus, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.

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