And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilisation came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger.
Nyarlathotep was a kind of itinerant showman or lecturer who held forth in public halls and aroused widespread fear and discussion with his exhibitions. These exhibitions consisted of two parts first, a horrible possibly prophetic cinema reel; and later some extraordinary experiments with scientific and electrical apparatus.
This figure is based on H.P. Lovecraft's 'Nyarlathotep'
and this incarnation owes a lot to the character as depicted in Christian Matzke's film of the same name