Real Name
First Appearance
House of Mystery #175 (July–August, 1968)
Bob Haney, Jack Sparling, Joe Orlando
Team Affliations
Base of Operations
The House of Mystery
Immortality, The Mark of Cain (Those who attempt to harm him are struck down)
Skills and Abilities
Diabolical Cunning
Tools and Weapons
Various weapons and torture devices

Cain is a character in the DC Universe based on the biblical Cain and the keeper of the House of Mystery.

Origin[edit | edit source]

One of the first humans, Cain was the first to commit the act of murder on his brother Abel, due to his jealousy. As punishment, he was cursed to compulsively kill his brother forever and was given a home in the House of Mystery.

Biography[edit | edit source]

A long time ago, Cain and his brother, Abel, were born of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. When both brothers were asked to provide a sacrifice for God, God favored Abel's bounty, resulting in Cain to become insanely jealous and murder his brother, committing the first murder.  Both brothers ended up being cursed to live forever; Cain for his murder and Abel for, in Cain's words, being the first victim.

Cain and his brother Abel were given homes in the Dreaming by Death and Dream, two ancient entities presiding over their self named domains, as they took pity on them.

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