Marvel's Midnight Suns 'The Salem Sisters' prequel short
A bit of animated insight
Marvel’s Midnight Suns Prequel Shorts is a set of five short videos that reveal how Lilith became the Mother of Demons, and how Super Heroes like Blade, Magik, Ghost Rider and Nico Minoru came together to form the core of the Midnight Suns. The latest installment of that series has been released today, and you can give it a watch above.
In this short, travel back in time to the late 1600s to learn the Hunter’s tragic origin story, where a moment of weakness damned the entire world.
Centuries ago, the Hunter was born the only child of an ordinary man and a powerful immortal. When the Hunter’s father fell victim to a plague, the Hunter’s mother, the sorceress Lilith, was consumed by grief. Her inner turmoil twisted her magic and led her down a path of darkness until she became a demi-goddess of evil. As she and her demonic hordes ravaged the Earth, the Hunter was raised in secret by Lilith’s sister, Caretaker, as a weapon against Lilith. When the Hunter came of age, they proved the only hero strong enough to defeat Lilith and restore peace.
However, the battle was won at great cost, and the Hunter was slain alongside the demon mother. Both were buried and forgotten for centuries, until Lilith was raised by the infamous Hydra organization, her devastating powers augmented and amplified by modern technology and magic. Although the Hunter has been resurrected as well, they are haunted by their own demons of grief and guilt, leaving them to battle not only their mother, but also their inner darkness and light.