Deathwatch is a demonic supervillain from the Marvel comics and an enemy of Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange - amongst others.
Deathwatch poses in the mortal world as crime boss Stephen Lords. His activities often lead to casualties that he then fed off of to empower himself. He also wanted to gain the position of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk).
He also became an enemy of Wolverine's after Logan encountered some of his men in Madripoor.
Deathwatch's major scheme involved a large amount of a potent biotoxin, enough to devastate New York and New Jersey. A rival gang had stolen the canisters and hid out in the Cypress Hills Cemetery. Deathwatch ordered his Deathspawn ninjas and Blackout to go after them and regain the canisters.
In the ensuing firefight Ghost Rider emerged. Deathwatch recognized the Rider and sought to take the Medallion of Power. He ordered Barbara Ketch's murder and other events to try and draw the Ghost Rider out. He also tried to reclaim the canisters, but both the The Kingpin and Ghost Rider continued to interfere with his plans.
He waited for Ghost Rider in a hospital where Snowblind was recovering. During their battle, Deathwatch was stabbed by the Ghost Rider's mystic chain, apparently killing him.
However, Deathwatch was found to be alive, imprisoned in the Raft. He escaped during the riot and his current whereabouts are unknown.
Deathwatch joined The Hood and other villains to take advantage of the split in the superhero community, due to the Superhuman Registration Act. He helps the group in there plots against the New Avengers. During a battle he is taken down by Doctor Strange.
Powers and Abilities
As a Trans-Lord, Deathwatch constantly emits a 'death field'. This allows him to draw energy from pain and death to increase his powers. Deathwatch can establish a mental link via touch. He uses this to gain information as well as to harm his victims.