Name: The Inhabiter
Real Name: Jerry Steele
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Freak Force #5
Death Issue: Savage Dragon #115 (Back-Up)
Cause of Death: Cast into the Sun by Mighty Man V
Group Affiliations: The Frightening Force, The M.M.M.S
Height: Around 6′
Date of Birth: Unknown
Place of Birth: Unknown
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Other Distinguishing Features:
Marital Status: Unknown
Known Relatives: N/A
Powers: Matter manipulation
NOTE: The Inhabiter created by Erik Larsen, with help from Keith Giffen and Victor Bridges.
Inhabiter was one of numerous freaks who was incarcerated for criminal activity and was then transferred by the government to the M.M.M.S. camp. While there he befriended Barbaric and Ricochet and the trio opted to escape, only to come under heavy fire. During the confusion, the Inhabiter was shot down and appeared to have been killed, causing his partners to abandon him and claim their freedom.
The wounded Inhabiter survived his injuries and instead remained a slave for many years before eventually gaining his freedom. He went looking for revenge and ended up forming a partnership with Chelsea Nirvana, uniting to kill their respective enemies that made up part of the Freak Force team.
This partnership soon led to romance but the lovers never let this relationship get in the way of their schemes. The Inhabiter had Johnny Redbeard duplicate his own abilities in Chelsea, allowing them to create their own army of freaks. The couple reluctantly joined forces with Freak Force in order to shut down the M.M.M.S.
With his former tormentors fallen, the Inhabiter then assisted Chelsea as she tried to take control of the Vicious Circle during the Gang War. This effort failed and their army became folded into the ranks of the organization they had hoped to rule. Instead, the couple was left to return to their plans of revenge.
The Frightening Force was put together for the specific reason of exterminating Freak Force but the heroes were saved by the might of Joey Finkleberry. Chelsea had been left in a weakened state during these events and as the years passed, the Inhabiter found himself back in the custody of the M.M.M.S.
The experimentation performed by Dr. Verlag resulted in the Inhabiter losing his physical form, forcing him to possess inanimate objects in order to maintain a physical presence. When Dragon liberated the relocated M.M.M.S. camp in Australia, the Inhabiter was freed. He patiently waited for his opportunity of revenge upon Barbaric and Ricochet, striking when they were part of a reformed Freak Force. Billy Berman was Mighty Man at that point and he flew Inhabiter to the Sun where he was thrown to his death.
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