Deadly Ernest was a supervillain from the Marvel comics universe, an enemy of Alpha Flight and a powerful crime-lord he was rightfully feared by his enemies due to his "death touch" - which could kill
Deadly Ernest
anything he touched.


Ernest was once a soldier fighting in World War I, dying due to exposure to mustard gas - yet as Death came for him Ernest rejected her and was cursed as a result with the ability to kill any living thing he touched: utilising his new power "Deadly" Ernest soon became a powerful crime lord and made a name for himself as a supervillain when he killed Northstar's mentor - he then proceeded to become a powerful opponent of the Canadian super-team Alpha Flight until he was eventually killed by Nemesis (apparently this time Death wasn't so willing to give Ernest a second-second chance)