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Meatmarket's full abilities remain unknown. As a demon, he had the appearance of a larger-than-normal human skeleton covered in patches of skin. He can also apparently use body parts from humans and other animals as his own, once attached to his body. He also has an extended lifespan. Lilith gave him the ability to turn invisible, apparently just a temporary ability and not one that he inherently possessed.
While stuck in the astral plane, the spirit of Dan Ketch came into contact with the demon mother Lilith. There, she presented him with a vision of events to come in the near future. Among the various images was one of Meatmarket.
Meatmarket chased down and caught Boston Commons prowler Justin "Just Gonna Mess You Up!" Hoyt. After catching him, Meatmarket hanged Hoyt from a tree, killing him. Soon after, Lilith and Pilgrim arrived, and Lilith was presented with a quilt of human skin and animal hide by Meatmarket, featuring the nine Midnight Sons. Lilith then set in motion a plan to set the Nightstalkers and the team of Ghost Rider and Blaze against one another.
Meatmarket, who had been given the temporary power to turn invisible by Lilith, followed the Nightstalkers and watched them battle and almost kill Ghost Rider and Blaze. At the last minute, Blade sensed Meatmarket's presence, and Frank Drake blasted him with his "Exorcist" gun. Revealed, the demon lunged for Blaze's hellfire gun. However, Hannibal King commanded an army of rats to attack Meatmarket and start eating at his skin. While contending with the rodents, Meatmarket noticed too late that Blade had raised his sword above him and decapitated the Lilin.
Shortly thereafter, Lilith had Pilgrim open one of his portals so that Meatmarket could return with the heads of Blaze and Ghost Rider (as he had promised to bring back as trophies), only to have the demon's head thrown through the portal and land at her feet. His beheaded body soon was thrown in afterwards.
Using the bodies of the explorer who originally accidentally released Lilith from her prison inside the Leviathan, and the explorer's dog, the Lilin named Doc rebuilt Meatmarket's body and brought him back to life. Shortly thereafter, the combined forces of the Midnight Sons arrived in Greenland to combat the Lilin. Meatmarket was killed yet again at some point during this battle.
Lilith absorbed the dead bodies of her Lilin children.
Lilith gave "rebirth" to several dead Lilin, including Meatmarket in Greenland. Shortly thereafter, Centurious arrived and was attacked by Meatmarket and Fang. Centurious threw them aside before offering Lilith an alliance.
Meatmarket, along with Dark Legion and Blackout, attacked a police station, but were confronted by Vengeance, who was being held there in his human form. In the middle of the battle, the Midnight Sons arrived as they were being pursued by Lilith and Zarathos.
While finding sanctuary in an abandoned laboratory during the Siege of Darkness, a group of Midnight Sons including the Nightstalkers were attacked by Meatmarket, but he was quickly defeated again by Blade, this time suffering a sword wound through the chest.
Meatmarket was among the Lilin when Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, and Vengeance used the Medallion of Power to open up a rift that apparently sucked them all back to the Shadowside dimension from where they originated.
Meatmarket sat in the Shadow Saloon of the Shadowside dimension and watched how other demons tried to persuade Devil-Slayer to give them his cloak. They failed and Meatmarket attacked Devil-Slayer by himself. They fought and teleported through many places until Meatmarket was defeated and brought back to the Saloon by Devil-Slayer.
First Appearance: Ghost Rider (1990) #28
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Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992)
#15 Ghost Rider (1990)
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 4: Requiem'
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992)
#14 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Truth is Only Skin Deep'#17
- 'Siege of Darkness Part 8: The End of the World As We Know It!'
#146 Marvel Legacy: The 1990's Handbook (2007)
- 'Salome's Dream/Ashes/Mask/Temptation'
Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992)
#16 Nightstalkers (1992)
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 4: Sanctuary Invasion'
- 'Rise of the Midnight Sons, Part 5'
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