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|“||All the memories, all the moments, every thought and wish and dream, I am taking them from you. I am setting you free.||„|
Lord Mammon is one of the main antagonists of the Spawn series. Initially acting as an ally of Spawn, he is later revealed to be one of the Forgotten Ones, who was banished to Hell and became one of its many rulers, serving as the lord of Hell's Ninth Circle. Following Malebolgia's initial defeat, Mammon overthrew him and took his place as the ruler of Hell. Eventually, he too would lose this position as well.
Since then, he has acted as a herald of Hell, seeking out candidates to become Hellspawns. In particular, he has been manipulating Al and Wanda's bloodlines, with the intention of creating the ultimate Hellspawn that would rule by his side on Earth.
He is portrayed as one of the Hellspawn's most powerful enemies to date: surpassing even his rival, Malebolgia. However, for all his power Mammon is still inferior to the true lord of Hell in Spawn's universe: Satan - another of Spawn's many enemies.
Mammon has always shown himself to be a master of manipulation and does not like to get his own hands dirty unless he has to, in direct contrast to Violator's tendency to get violently involved in bloodshed (often for fun).
Mammon is a very powerful creature who bargains with humans for their souls and rarely finds a soul that can resist his charm, he is believed to have masterminded most of the events that led to Al Simmons becoming Spawn - Mammon's current goal is to attain the Throne of Creation so he can wield the power to remake the universe in his own image.
Mammon's power is shown by the fact that Malebolgia - a demon long believed to be Satan - was "but a flea" in comparison to Mammon: his status in Hell is shown by the fact high-ranking demons refer to him as "Lord" but refer to the true Satan as "Master" (meaning Mammon is apparently second in command next to the King of Darkness). He is defeated by Spawn and sealed away by Nyx in Spawn #184. With Spawn:Ressurection retconning Morana and Al's abuse on Wanda being a false memory as well as the symbiote Leetha being born from the souls's of Al's victims, Mammon's role as an antagonist still lingers.
Mammon made cameos in 296 and 297 in a flashback and he would later return in the king spawn series where he alongside Ab, Zab, Godsend and Morana, all gather in 377 against Al for making him King. There he had an arguement with Black Azazel about the plan but Azazel enraged attacks mammon and puts him in the throne where the souls aganoizing and naerly kills him after which he asks the others to tend to his wounds.
Mammon is one of the most evil demons and is a deceitfully cowardly manipulative fall angel.
Mammon in his human form appears with black hair and a suit with a scar on his face. He also sometimes have green eyes and in his demon form he is large with bat wings and a more monster IOU’s appearance.
Powers and Abilities
As one of the Lords of Hell, Mammon is a universal level demon-like Malebolgia but while he's not actually incompetent, he's vastly outclassed by Satan and Malebolgia in terms of power. While he's of use to Satan in the Armageddon arc, he's still playing second fiddle, as shown how he doesn't dare fight Spawn directly without Morana to take Leetha out of the picture. He is a skilled chess master and more manipulative than Malebolgia and Wynn.
In other media
Mammon appeared as the deuteragonist in the video game and was voiced by André Sogliuzzo.
The Adventures of Spawn
Mammon appears as the main antagonist of the series and the leader of the Forces of Darkness. The second issue describes him as; "The last surviving member of the Forces of Darkness. Dark Lord Mammon is a trickster demon, unmatched when it comes to deception and the power of persuasion. Long overlooked among his dastardly peers, he now stands on the cusp of becoming an even bigger threat than any who came before him."
He also appears as the overarching antagonist in the 2004 graphic novel, Spawn: Simony. written by Alex Nikolavitch and illustrated by Aleksi Briclot. After the priest kills Dr. Dimpourr and grabs the last piece of the relic, Mammon appears and kills him. He later meets Cogliostro in the alleys and getting a piece of the relic in order to earn his redemption.
Mortal Kombat 11
Mammon was mentioned in one of the mirror match dialogue when Spawn thinks Mammon was behind the other Spawn of who replies that Mammon is dead. In one of the costumes, Mammon's name also appears.
- Mammon's name is derived from that of the mythological being who is both an ancient fertility god and an embodiment of excess wealth, in theological writings, the name "Mammon" is attributed to a humanoid and demonic representation of the sin of avarice. The Spawn Version is based on said writings.
- He was created by Brian Holguin.
- Mammon is the fourth most recurring villain in the Spawn series behind the Violator, Jason Wynn and Malebolgia.
Todd McFarlane's Spawn