The Mad Pharaoh was the title given to Pharah Hatap, a character who appeared in Tales of Suspense Vol.1 44. Little is known about the past of the Pharaoh Hatap, but because of his knowledge of the black arts and his ruthless crimes, he earned the title Mad Pharaoh. Approximately 2000 years ago, he had staged a rebellion against Cleopatra. When the tide of the battle turned against him, he took a potion that put him in a state of suspended animation for 2000 years. Believing him to be dead, Cleopatra had him embalmed and entombed as befit a man of his stature, according to his final will and instructions.In the modern era, Tony Stark, both as himself and as Iron Man, assisted his old friend Paul, an archaeologist, in the excavation of Hatap's tomb. Hatap then revived and cast a spell afflicting the others working on the excavation with a disease which would spread across Earth unless Stark agreed to return with Hatap to his era, defeat Cleopatra, and rule Egypt, as he had originally planned. Hatap used his magic charm to summon his "Chariot of Time" and take the two back to ancient Egypt.