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- What would you do for your child? My father treated my birth like a bargaining chip with demons and creatures of the abyss. I channeled my trauma into value. I helped heroes against men like my father. What did it get me? When my child's life hung in the balance, who helped me? The Heroes? The Government? No one. Because my lover wasn't human. She was perfect and wonderful and pure. But she didn't fit into the small minds of this world.
- — Faust src
Sebastain Faust is the son of evil sorcerer Felix Faust. A former member of A.R.G.U.S. in charge of Project: Black Room, he once served on the side of good for a time before turning on his country to save his wife.
Although he originally served on the side of good as a director of A.R.G.U.S. in charge of the Black Room program, he eventually turned traitor when he fell in love and married a dryad who was pregnant with his unborn child. After she contracted a mystic disease from a mission for A.R.G.U.S, he put her to sleep in stasis until he could find a cure. Desperate and with no allies to call upon, he'd assume control of the terror group, Cerberus and raided the Black Room of it's mystic contents.
With Cerberus, Wither, and Tiamat at his side, he would try to wipe out magic using the Tabula Smargdina and Quellzorn in order to feed off of all magic. Eventually, he is defeated by Suicide Squad Black and is later taken in by the Justice League to be rehabilitated.
- Magic: Being of the Faust bloodline, Sebastian is a powerful wizard who commands magic.
- Dimensional Travel: Sebastian can use his magic to open portals to alternate realities and dimensions. He was able to teleport himself and one other into the extra-dimensional plane known as Gemworld several times.
- Logomancy:Like Zatanna, he can speak his spells backwards in order to use his magical abilities.
- Eldritch Blast: Sebastian can project powerful blasts of raw magic out of his hands capable of knocking Klarion to the ground.
- Energy Construct Creation: Faust can create constructs out of hard-light, such as a giant snake or chains, capable of holding the entirety of the Suicide Squad Black.
- Energy Shield: Sebastian can create shields of magical energy capable of repelling hellfire and strong arcane energy blasts.
- Possession: Sebastian can use magic to possess people to his will, having taken control of the Suicide Squad.
- Illusion Casting: Sebastian can cast convincing illusions.
- Superhuman Durability: Sebastian is capable of withstanding and surviving gunshots from the Gentleman Ghost.
- Occultism: Possessing considerable knowledge in the mystic arts, he was considered both an unmatched mystic operative in A.R.G.U.S. and the best wizard in America.
- Sebastian Faust was created by Mike W. Barr and Paul Pelletier, first appearing in Outsiders (Volume 2) #1: Alpha. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Sebastian Faust first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Suicide Squad: Black Files #1 by Jai Nitz and Scot Eaton.
- 6 Appearances of Sebastian Faust (Prime Earth)
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