Etrigan was a demon from hell who usually found himself allied to the forces of good. He was originally summoned by the wizard Merlin as part of a last-ditch defense of Camelot ‘gainst the evil Morgaine le Fey. When it became clear the kingdom would fall, Merlin sent the demon away, bonding him into a human named Jason Blood, who was seduced by the witch; he opened Camelot’s gates to her invading armies, betraying his people, so le Fey could claim Camelot. As Blood writhed from a poison-kiss, Merlin punished him by “giving” him to Etrigan. Centuries later, Blood was called to the crypt of Merlin to discover a poem that could change him into the 6’4”, 452 lb Etrigan. Unfortunately, he was followed by le Fey, leading to Etrigan’s first major battle, as well as the solidification of le Fey as an archenemy. In addition, he gained another foe in Klarion the Witch Boy, a permanently prepubescent mage who created trouble with his chaotic magic. When le Fey’s son, Morded, turned ‘gainst his mother using the Amulet of First Magic, Etrigan was turned into a toddler, so it was up to Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman to stop him. Still, he played a pivotal role ‘gainst Mordred by chomping on the amulet, sending a massive wave ‘cross the continent. In the end, the Leaguers were returned to normal, including Etrigan, who was still in Diana’s arms, calling her “mommy” before the latter dropped him.
The Demon, by John Gallagher.