is the titular Stealer of Souls
, one of Chrestomanci
's most evil enemies. Spiderman is said to resemble a particularly wrinkled, wizened monkey who had extended his life span by capturing the souls of dead Chrestomancis using his magic. He plans to collect enough souls to become a ten-lifed enchanter
, which would if it worked make him the most powerful enchanter who ever lived (since nine-lifed enchanter
s are the most powerful that ever occur naturally).
He captures Cat Chant and Tonino Montana and forces them to help him capture Gabriel de Witt's life. He is eventually destroyed by Christopher Chant, who reverts him to his actual age and sends him back to where he should have died.