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Baron Winters is a sorcerer and the mastermind of a group of chosen individuals to fight supernatural threats known as Night Force.

Winters' exact background is unknown, except he has an unexplained connection to the early biblical figures Adam and Eve, Lilith and the serpent. His duties lie in the balancing between the forces of good and evil. Once a year, Winters must recruit someone to deliver an angel to Hell to ensure that mankind maintains its "freedom"; his most recent recruit was a priest.[1] Winters is known to not participate in Night Force's missions and would manipulate, sometimes unethically, others to do so for him. This was because, for reasons not revealed, he could not leave Wintersgate Manor, the labyrinthine mansion in Washington, D.C. where he lived, and occasionally facilitates important magical rites. One such rite was performed on Archane, the secret 13th month on the sorcerers calendar.

Baron Winters later learned that he was destined to be the host for all the spirits not claimed by Heaven or Hell, which would drive him insane for eternity. He was the thirteenth man to fill the role, after the eleventh man (former U.S. President Richard Nixon), and the twelfth man die. He escaped this fate by hiding out in a sort of Garden of Eden-like dimension.



  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Baron Winters has a pet Leopard named Merlin.