First Appearance: “Deadwest Screams at Monster Man

First Official Appearance: “Deadwest Screams at the Toxic Avenger Series

The most irritable member of the Iron Horsemen of Doom, Famine is the herald to Slimdearth, a centuries old deity of starvation who was imprisoned with his brothers (Acrimation, Oblethe, and Mephitis) in the ass end of the Crossland’s underworld by their children of darkness. Locked away but not forgotten, there still exists factions of demonic followers who worship the fallen titans and commit their afterlives to aiding their return to absolute dominance over the Crosslands. With limited influence outside his confinement, Slimdearth sought out the most desperate soul in hell and bestowed him a fraction of his power to serve him in the underworld and beyond.

After countless lifetimes of prepping and planning, the old ones are closer to escaping than ever before. Their followers have finally found an unholy ritual powerful enough to break their shackles, and it culminates with the sacrifice of a specially prepared animal of damnation. The burden of throwing the Crosslands back into the Damned Ages was too great for the apocalyptic creature to handle, however, and he fled the underworld. With the ceremony on indefinite hiatus, Famine was unleashed upon the Crosslands with the rest of the Iron Horsemen of Doom (War, Death, and Pestilence) and rides non-stop until they retrieve the beast and complete their masters’ passage back to power.

Famine is the most feeble of the Iron Horsemen and must rely more on the powers he channels from his master. This power being the ability to manipulate surrounding dirt, dust, and sand in controlled whirlwinds for attacks. These violent winds can sap victims of their bodily fluids and wither them away into dried out husks, sandblast them to the bone, or even form a temporary behemoth that’s fully controlled by Famine for smashing large structures.

After being drawn to the chaos created by a nuclear explosion near the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits, the Iron Horsemen of Doom found Billy on the outskirts of the disaster and pursued him until finally dragging him back to the underworld to fulfill the old ones’ prophecy. Moments away from releasing their masters, the unholy ritual was ruined at the last possible second by Deadwest and his gang who escaped with Billy back to the Crosslands. The Iron Horsemen of Doom returned topside to complete Billy’s sacrifice, but it was discovered Billy’s one weakness, a specially made dagger, could also be used to vanquish the heralds. Deadwest and Billy killed Famine along with War and Pestilence and secretly scattered the fallen heralds’ helmets to the far corners of the Crosslands for safe keeping. Death manages to escape back to the underworld where he continues to plot his fellow riders’ resurrection and Billy’s ultimate sacrifice.

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