Devilance the Pursuer was once one of the most respected minions of Darkseid, lord of Apokolips as the hunter who captured and brought back his prey to his master for many years. Devilance was tapped to track and destroy Darkseid's hated rivals, the Forever People. When he found them on an island on the Pacific Ocean, the Forever People switched places with the Infinity Man. Devilance and Infinity Man engaged in a terrible battle that destroyed the small island they were fighting on. Both of them appeared atomized and were presumed dead, although later Infinity Man returned to assist the Forever People again. Devilance was not seen for years.
Devilance became substantially larger than he was in the past and was on a remote alien planet where Starfire, Adam Strange and Animal Man were stranded. He captured Starfire. Adam Strange and Animal Man started searching for Starfire. They fell victim to his trap and were also captured by him.
Devilance seemed to believe the trio saw something only the gods (such as himself) were meant to. Thus, being "The God of the Pursuit", Devilance took it upon himself to catch them. However, with a little team work and timing, the trio burned Devilance's face and escaped his clutches. They also stole his Lance in hopes of using it as a power source for their space cruiser. Devilance was bound by the very vines that once held his captives. Starfire stated during her escape that the whole planet they were on seemed to be a trap set by Devilance himself.
He caught up with their spaceship, only to be eviscerated and decapitated by Lobo.