There was once an ancient evil energy so extreme that it learnt to take a physical form. That form came to be known as Lord Fear. As mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Lord Fear has brought pain and suffering to the human race for centuries.

Though other evils have plagued the earth they have all eventually met their end, but not Lord Fear, he doesn't share their weaknesses.

His psychic abilities led him to the demon Erlic who was capable of spreading just as much misery and with that the most dangerous partnership in the history of time was formed.