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* SpiderSwarm: The Thousand is a swarm of spiders in a human shell.


For more information on him, please refer to '''[[ComicBook/{{Mysterio}} his page]]'''.

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Jackson Arvad was a scientist specializing in electromagnetic research. Finding himself in danger of losing his funding, Jackson worked himself into exhaustion, eventually growing careless enough to cause an accident that resulted in his molecules starting to disperse, yet somehow allowing him to control them. In seeking out a cure, Jackson ran afoul of Jonas Harrow, leading to the first of many clashes with Spider-Man.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Jonas Harrow pretended to help Jackson control his abilities, but instead implanted a MindControlDevice within him, placing Jackson under his control until Spider-Man intervened.
* {{Flight}}: He can will himself to become lighter than air, allowing him to fly.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He's been both a hero and a villain over the years, and has fought Spider-Man as often than he's aided him.
* IntangibleMan: He can will his molecules to drift apart, granting him this ability.
* MindManipulation: He can hypnotize others by emitting a glowing light from his chest emblem.
* SuperToughness: He can also use his control over his molecules to make himself denser and [[SuperStrength stronger]].


* DeathSeeker: Has become this after being brought back.

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* DeathSeeker: Has Was this in ''Kraven's Last Hunt'' and has become this after being brought back.



* NobleDemon: Believes himself to be this. In practice, not so much.

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* NobleDemon: Believes himself to be this. In practice, not so much.much



* ShoutOut: The first names of ''every'' known member of the Kravenoft family except Ana are also the names of character from ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''; WordOfGod says this was done intentionally.

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* SecretIdentityApathy: Kraven is a Spider-Man rogue who has demonstrated this fairly consistently. Despite chances to do so in ''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'' and in ''ComicBook/{{Hunted}}'' he refuses to learn Spidey's identity when given the chance. He says a number of times that he feels Spider-Man is the "true self" and wishes to liberate the "totem" (i.e. the persona and mystique associated with AnimalMotifs) from the human who embodies it, and as such the idea that Spider-Man could be a human, leave alone Peter Parker, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood is hard for him to comprehend]].
* ShoutOut: The first names of ''every'' known member of the Kravenoft family except Ana are also the names of character from ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''; WordOfGod says this was done intentionally.

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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil / FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Ben originally was a hero. But, after coming back from death, Miles Warren used him as his main guinea pig to resurrect which unfortunately for Ben meant being killed in pretty much every way imaginable a total of 27 times. He snaps, almost kills Miles and becomes the new Jackal]].

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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil / FaceHeelTurn: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil[=/=]FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Ben originally was a hero. But, after coming back from death, Miles Warren used him as his main guinea pig to resurrect which unfortunately for Ben meant being killed in pretty much every way imaginable a total of 27 times. He snaps, almost kills Miles and becomes the new Jackal]].


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* DeathOfPersonality: Curt Connors suffers this fate in the ''Shed'' storyline, when the [[LizardFolk Lizard]] [[JekyllAndHyde persona]] [[OffingTheOffspring murders his son Billy]].

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* DeathOfPersonality: Curt Connors suffers this fate in the ''Shed'' storyline, when the [[LizardFolk Lizard]] [[JekyllAndHyde persona]] [[OffingTheOffspring murders his son Billy]]. Later, the Jackal clones his son and wife in exchange for his help.



* DespairEventHorizon: The Lizard killing Billy while Connors watches in his mind and can't stop it. Effectively destroys his human side for a while.

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* DespairEventHorizon: The Lizard killing Billy while Connors watches in his mind and can't stop it. Effectively destroys his human side for a while. Later, the Jackal clones his son and wife in exchange for his help.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: For a long time the Lizard couldn't bring himself to harm Curt's son Billy. Tragically he eventually lost this moral and murdered Billy in a desperate (and successful) attempt to gain complete control of Curt's body.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: For a long time the Lizard couldn't bring himself to harm Curt's son Billy. Tragically he eventually lost this moral and murdered Billy in a desperate (and successful) attempt to gain complete control of Curt's body. Later, the Jackal clones his son and wife in exchange for his help.



* OffingTheOffspring: In order to permanently take control of their body, the Lizard persona ate Curt's son Billy.

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* OffingTheOffspring: In order to permanently take control of their body, the Lizard persona ate Curt's son Billy. Later, the Jackal clones his wife and son in exchange for his help.



* PapaWolf: In some stories where the Lizard is strangely protective of Billy despite hating all humans.

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* PapaWolf: In some stories where the Lizard is strangely protective of Billy despite hating all humans. After they are cloned by the Jackal, Connors turns his family into lizards too.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The Lizard is a supervillain who wants to lead an army of reptiles and[=/=]or people turned into reptiles to take over the world.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The Lizard is a supervillain who wants to lead an army of reptiles and[=/=]or people turned into reptiles to take over the world. He succeeds in turning his family into lizards after the Jackal clones them.



** Connors willingly became the lizard to fight Stegron the dinosaur man.

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** And then to make matters worse, the Jackal clones his family in exchange for his help. However, they start degenerating due to them being unstable, so Connors injects them with the Lizard serum to save them. However, they turn into reptiles just like him.


* AnimalThemeNaming: Both as the Scorpion and as Spider-Man III.
* ArchEnemy: To Jonah Jameson. [[note]] a position he shares with Alistar Smythe[[/note]] Since Jameson paid for Gargan's transformation into the Scorpion, Gargan blamed Jameson for all the insanity and pain he suffered as a result of the procedure. Since then, Scorpion has made multiple attempts on the lives of Jonah and his loved ones. In fact, several of Spidey's bouts with Scorpion were a result of the Webslinger getting between Scorpion and Jameson, and Jameson has even declared the Scorpion a bigger and far worse menace than Spider-Man.
* TheAtoner: Played straight, and then [[HeelFaceDoorSlam deconstructed]] in the very last arc of ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' before the beginning of ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''. After doing some soul searching, Mac decided to pull a HeelFaceTurn. Immediately afterwards, he bumped into Spider-Man, who was having a very bad day and was delighted to have an opportunity to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown vent]]. Mac protested that he didn't want to fight and was done being a villain, but Spidey didn't want to hear it and continued to beat the shit out of him despite the guy not trying to fight back. Mac's sanity apparently took a dive due to this traumatic experience, as when we next saw him he'd gone right back to being a bad guy.
* AxCrazy: As Venom the symbiote had so strong a hold on Gargan that he was pretty much its slave.
* BloodKnight: Money is possibly the only thing he likes more than fighting.
* TheBrute: As both the Scorpion and Venom, he is a physical powerhouse but not exactly smart.
* BewareMyStingerTail: A cybernetic tail interfaced with his central nervous system. Its length goes from four feet in his original appearance to twenty in his latest.
* ClingyCostume: For some time, Mac was unable to take off his PoweredArmor. While this was initially stated to be the work of Mac's SanitySlippage, Abe Jenkins later reveals the armor really ''was'' bonded to him, and without it or the symbiote the genetic defects caused by the procedure that gave him his powers started to kill him.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac: Partially; Scorpion has legitimate SuperStrength on his own due to his genetic mutations, but his traditional Scorpion suit and the Venom symbiote both add extra powers, most notably his tail or CombatTentacles respectively.
* CombatSadomasochist: As mentioned in that quote above, he enjoys inflicting pain on others.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: That outfit of his is bonded to him and the genetic alterations he underwent mean that he needs it to live. It's done quite a number on his mental state.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when he impersonates Spider-Man.
* DistaffCounterpart: Scorpia.
* EmergencyTransformation: The procedure that gave Gargan his powers destabilized his genes, and without his armor or the symbiote his body slowly starts shutting down on him.
* EvilCounterpart: Based on an arachnid like Spider-Man. He also impersonated Spider-Man in Norman Osborn's ComicBook/DarkAvengers.
* EvilIsPetty: At one point he vomited a half-digested squirrel onto Dexter Bennett's desk as a prank.
* ImAHumanitarian: As Venom III and the Sinister Spider-Man. Going by comments he made towards Jameson after becoming the Scorpion again, he may not be ''completely'' over it.
* ManipulativeBastard: Briefly went AWOL from the ComicBook/DarkAvengers and set up a gang war ForTheEvulz.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It was implied in ''The Gauntlet[=/=]Grim Hunt'' that Scorpion and Rhino may be avatars[=/=]totems like Spider-Man is. Mac having his own very rarely used equivalent of the Spider-Sense adds some credence to this.
* MundaneUtility: He's used his tail as a can opener, among other things.
* NextTierPowerup: Ever since he returned to being the Scorpion, Mac's been equipping himself with increasingly advanced suits of PoweredArmor.
* NotQuiteDead: Had his lower jaw ripped off by Otto Octavius, but was later shown to have survived. He had it or a replacement (re)attached in ''Spider-Man 2099''.
* PoweredArmor: His costumes, especially his latest ones, are cybernetic and augment his already superhuman abilities.
* PrivateDetective: Was initially an unscrupulous detective hired by JJJ to find out what Peter Parker's connection to Spider-Man was.
* PsychoForHire: Following his descent into villainy he frequently operates as this.
* ScaryScorpions: Was given an infusion of radioactive scorpion DNA, and his powered armor further reinforces this imagery.
* SanitySlippage: His constant defeats have taken a toll on his sanity. There was a time he believed that he could no longer take off his armor, believing it was stuck to him, before Spider-Man showed him otherwise. After he tried to go straight he went to Spider-Man for help, but due to Spidey being in a bad mood he viciously attacked Scorpion instead, driving him insane once again.
* SuperLoser: While Spider-man makes fun of most of his foes while fighting them, the Scorpion has always gotten an extra dose of it. This didn't change at all after Mac got an upgrade when he bonds with the Venom Symbiote. He gets no more respect than before from Spider-Man, who states that a loser with a Venom symbiote is still a loser, and that's right after he bonded with it. Furthermore, Gargan was never able to have as much control over the Symbiote as any of its other hosts. Lastly, when Gargan joins Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers, he is the ButtMonkey of the team, inspiring no fear in his non-powered teammate Bullseye and being constantly picked on by Daken.
* SuperStrength: He can lift up to 15 tons as the Scorpion and 60 as Venom.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: When Mac meets Spider-Man 2099, he assumes Miguel is Peter in a new costume and naturally tries to kill him.
* TookALevelInBadass: After receiving a new Scorpion suit from Alistair Smythe, the armor now strong enough to fight Spider-Man on the side of a speeding space shuttle when it took the wall-crawler all his focus just to stay on it, and survive a fall off it from the troposphere.
* WallCrawl: He is capable of doing so in the same manner as Spider-Man, but usually just punches holes into walls.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Mild example; the treatment that gave him his powers affected his sanity, making him the psychopath he is today. On a few occasions, he's falsely believed he was stuck in his costume, though Abe Jenkins later reveals he really ''was'' trapped in the armor. Being bonded to the [[ImAHumanitarian Venom symbiote]] didn't help, although Gargan [[DrugsAreBad adjusted]] and came to relish its bloodlust.
* WouldHurtAChild: When fighting Spider-Man 2099, Mac threatens to kill a child to draw Miguel out.

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* AnimalThemeNaming: Both as the Scorpion and as Spider-Man III.
* ArchEnemy: To Jonah Jameson. [[note]] a position he shares with Alistar Smythe[[/note]] Since Jameson paid for Gargan's transformation into the Scorpion, Gargan blamed Jameson for all the insanity and pain he suffered as a result of the procedure. Since then, Scorpion has made multiple attempts on the lives of Jonah and his loved ones. In fact, several of Spidey's bouts with Scorpion were a result of the Webslinger getting between Scorpion and Jameson, and Jameson has even declared the Scorpion a bigger and far worse menace than Spider-Man.
* TheAtoner: Played straight, and then [[HeelFaceDoorSlam deconstructed]] in the very last arc of ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' before the beginning of ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''. After doing some soul searching, Mac decided to pull a HeelFaceTurn. Immediately afterwards, he bumped into Spider-Man, who was having a very bad day and was delighted to have an opportunity to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown vent]]. Mac protested that he didn't want to fight and was done being a villain, but Spidey didn't want to hear it and continued to beat the shit out of him despite the guy not trying to fight back. Mac's sanity apparently took a dive due to this traumatic experience, as when we next saw him he'd gone right back to being a bad guy.
* AxCrazy: As Venom the symbiote had so strong a hold on Gargan that he was pretty much its slave.
* BloodKnight: Money is possibly the only thing he likes
For more than fighting.
* TheBrute: As both the Scorpion and Venom, he is a physical powerhouse but not exactly smart.
* BewareMyStingerTail: A cybernetic tail interfaced with his central nervous system. Its length goes from four feet in his original appearance to twenty in his latest.
* ClingyCostume: For some time, Mac was unable to take off his PoweredArmor. While this was initially stated to be the work of Mac's SanitySlippage, Abe Jenkins later reveals the armor really ''was'' bonded to
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* ClothesMakeTheManiac: Partially; Scorpion has legitimate SuperStrength on his own due to his genetic mutations, but his traditional Scorpion suit and the Venom symbiote both add extra powers, most notably his tail or CombatTentacles respectively.
* CombatSadomasochist: As mentioned in that quote above, he enjoys inflicting pain on others.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: That outfit of his is bonded to him and the genetic alterations he underwent mean that he needs it to live. It's done quite a number on his mental state.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when he impersonates Spider-Man.
* DistaffCounterpart: Scorpia.
* EmergencyTransformation: The procedure that gave Gargan his powers destabilized his genes, and without his armor or the symbiote his body slowly starts shutting down on him.
* EvilCounterpart: Based on an arachnid like Spider-Man. He also impersonated Spider-Man in Norman Osborn's ComicBook/DarkAvengers.
* EvilIsPetty: At one point he vomited a half-digested squirrel onto Dexter Bennett's desk as a prank.
* ImAHumanitarian: As Venom III and the Sinister Spider-Man. Going by comments he made towards Jameson after becoming the Scorpion again, he may not be ''completely'' over it.
* ManipulativeBastard: Briefly went AWOL from the ComicBook/DarkAvengers and set up a gang war ForTheEvulz.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It was implied in ''The Gauntlet[=/=]Grim Hunt'' that Scorpion and Rhino may be avatars[=/=]totems like Spider-Man is. Mac having his own very rarely used equivalent of the Spider-Sense adds some credence to this.
* MundaneUtility: He's used his tail as a can opener, among other things.
* NextTierPowerup: Ever since he returned to being the Scorpion, Mac's been equipping himself with increasingly advanced suits of PoweredArmor.
* NotQuiteDead: Had his lower jaw ripped off by Otto Octavius, but was later shown to have survived. He had it or a replacement (re)attached in ''Spider-Man 2099''.
* PoweredArmor: His costumes, especially his latest ones, are cybernetic and augment his already superhuman abilities.
* PrivateDetective: Was initially an unscrupulous detective hired by JJJ to find out what Peter Parker's connection to Spider-Man was.
* PsychoForHire: Following his descent into villainy he frequently operates as this.
* ScaryScorpions: Was given an infusion of radioactive scorpion DNA, and his powered armor further reinforces this imagery.
* SanitySlippage: His constant defeats have taken a toll on his sanity. There was a time he believed that he could no longer take off his armor, believing it was stuck to him, before Spider-Man showed him otherwise. After he tried to go straight he went to Spider-Man for help, but due to Spidey being in a bad mood he viciously attacked Scorpion instead, driving him insane once again.
* SuperLoser: While Spider-man makes fun of most of his foes while fighting them, the Scorpion has always gotten an extra dose of it. This didn't change at all after Mac got an upgrade when he bonds with the Venom Symbiote. He gets no more respect than before from Spider-Man, who states that a loser with a Venom symbiote is still a loser, and that's right after he bonded with it. Furthermore, Gargan was never able to have as much control over the Symbiote as any of its other hosts. Lastly, when Gargan joins Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers, he is the ButtMonkey of the team, inspiring no fear in his non-powered teammate Bullseye and being constantly picked on by Daken.
* SuperStrength: He can lift up to 15 tons as the Scorpion and 60 as Venom.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: When Mac meets Spider-Man 2099, he assumes Miguel is Peter in a new costume and naturally tries to kill him.
* TookALevelInBadass: After receiving a new Scorpion suit from Alistair Smythe, the armor now strong enough to fight Spider-Man on the side of a speeding space shuttle when it took the wall-crawler all his focus just to stay on it, and survive a fall off it from the troposphere.
* WallCrawl: He is capable of doing so in the same manner as Spider-Man, but usually just punches holes into walls.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Mild example; the treatment that gave him his powers affected his sanity, making him the psychopath he is today. On a few occasions, he's falsely believed he was stuck in his costume, though Abe Jenkins later reveals he really ''was'' trapped in the armor. Being bonded to the [[ImAHumanitarian Venom symbiote]] didn't help, although Gargan [[DrugsAreBad adjusted]] and came to relish its bloodlust.
* WouldHurtAChild: When fighting Spider-Man 2099, Mac threatens to kill a child to draw Miguel out.
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* FluffyTheTerrible: She is decidedly ''not'' as cute as her name sounds.

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* ComboPlatterPowers: She has a handful of powers that don't seem to really be related such as her sonic scream, telekinesis and mutating kiss. Possibly explained by her having both mutant powers and activated insect genes.


* NotSoHarmlessVillain: And yet, for all of her sheer incompetence, she's still dangerous enough to civilians to get noticed. Just not powerful enough to be treated as anything else but a nuisance by Spidey and anyone else dealing with her.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: And yet, for all of her sheer incompetence, she's still dangerous enough to civilians to get noticed. Just not powerful enough to be treated as anything else but a nuisance by Spidey and anyone else dealing with her.her; as Peter once put it, the Rabbit is a total psycho even if she's also completely ridiculous.


* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Deadpool seems killing her (pushing her body through a plasma breeder). However, Itsy Bitsy turned out to have survived and began to slowly grow back, being stuck in the form of a small spider for the time being.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Deadpool seems killing seemingly killed her (pushing her body through a plasma breeder). However, Itsy Bitsy turned out to have survived and began to slowly grow back, being stuck in the form of a small spider for the time being.]]being]].



* WasOnceAPerson: She was a normal human before to be turned in "spider-woman".

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* WasOnceAPerson: [[WasOnceAMan Was Once A Woman]]: She was a normal human before to be turned in "spider-woman".



* GollumMadeMeDoIt: In the first Clone Saga, Warren cannot reconcile his personality with the evil deeds he's committed and creates "The Jackal": a split personality who dresses like a deranged [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]]. He later manages to splice his human DNA with animal tissue samples, transforming into a bona fide Jackal (much like his earlier test subjects, which exhibited a [[JekyllAndHyde Jekyll/Hyde]] alternation between man and beast).

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* GollumMadeMeDoIt: In the first Clone Saga, Warren cannot reconcile his personality with the evil deeds he's committed and creates "The Jackal": a split personality who dresses like a deranged [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]].UsefulNotes/{{furry|Fandom}}. He later manages to splice his human DNA with animal tissue samples, transforming into a bona fide Jackal (much like his earlier test subjects, which exhibited a [[JekyllAndHyde Jekyll/Hyde]] alternation between man and beast).



* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: To the first Jackal. [[spoiler: After almost killing Miles, he creates four clones of him and puts them in a position where nobody knows who is the original.]]



* BigBad: The major villain in [[ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy]]. [[spoiler: Although the story really revolves around preventing him from unwittingly bringing about the ZombieApocalypse]].

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* BigBad: The major villain in [[ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy ''[[ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy]]. Conspiracy]]''. [[spoiler: Although the story really revolves around preventing him from unwittingly bringing about the ZombieApocalypse]].ZombieApocalypse.]]



* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Being killed and revived a painful twenty-seven times will do that to you.]]

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* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Being killed and revived a painful twenty-seven times will do that to you.]]you]].



* VillainProtagonist: Of [[spoiler: ''Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider''.]]

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* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: To the first Jackal. [[spoiler: After almost killing Miles, he creates four clones of him and puts them in a position where nobody knows who is the original.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Of [[spoiler: ''Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider''.]]Spider'']].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Ben Reilly. Being killed and resurrected 27 times by Miles Warren drove Ben mad. He decided to do better than Miles that he (supposedly) killed Miles and had him cloned multiple times, all of them unsure of who was the real one and who wasn't. He decided to improve the cloning process and wants Peter by his side to keep going, not knowing that doing so will unleash an army of Carrion clones.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Ben Reilly. Being killed and resurrected 27 times by Miles Warren drove Ben mad. He decided to do better than Miles that he (supposedly) killed Miles and had him cloned multiple times, all of them unsure of who was the real one and who wasn't. He decided to improve the cloning process and wants Peter by his side to keep going, not knowing that doing so will unleash an army of Carrion clones.]]clones]].



* AxeCrazy: To varying degrees; it clearly runs in his family.

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: To varying degrees; it clearly runs in his family.



* TheMentallyIll: Kraven's mother fell victim to mental illness later in her life and it's been suggested that he may have inherited the illness.

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* TheMentallyIll: TheMentallyDisturbed: Kraven's mother fell victim to mental illness later in her life and it's been suggested that he may have inherited the illness.



* SuicideIsShameful: In the one-shot ''Soul of the Hunter'', Spidey learned from [[GrimReaper the embodiment of Death]] that he and Kraven share a spiritual bond, and that Kraven's soul could not find the peace he craves because of Kraven's suicide; he could only be saved if Spidey agreed to fight on his behalf. At first, Spidey refused, [[ThisIsUnforgivable given what Kraven did to him]], and Death cannot force him. However, eventually, Spidey feels a small amount of pity, and fights Kraven on the Astral Plane, defeating him and letting him rest in peace. [[UnwantedRevival (Sadly, it wouldn't last...)]]

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* SuicideIsShameful: In the one-shot ''Soul of the Hunter'', Spidey learned from [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper the embodiment of Death]] that he and Kraven share a spiritual bond, and that Kraven's soul could not find the peace he craves because of Kraven's suicide; he could only be saved if Spidey agreed to fight on his behalf. At first, Spidey refused, [[ThisIsUnforgivable given what Kraven did to him]], and Death cannot force him. However, eventually, Spidey feels a small amount of pity, and fights Kraven on the Astral Plane, defeating him and letting him rest in peace. [[UnwantedRevival (Sadly, it wouldn't last...)]]



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:At the end of the ''No Turning Back'' arc, Connors' human mind is trapped in the Lizard's body during his imprisonment at the Raft -- and he intends to stay that way as self-punishment by not letting anyone know it.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:At the end of the ''No Turning Back'' arc, Connors' human mind is trapped in the Lizard's body during his imprisonment at the Raft -- and he intends to stay that way as self-punishment by not letting anyone know it.]]it]].



* TheWorfEffect: That time he was seriously injured and defeated by Black Cat twice. The Lizard has superpowers. She did not.



* WallCrawling: One of the earliest Spider-foes to truly have this power too.

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* WallCrawling: WallCrawl: One of the earliest Spider-foes to truly have this power too.too.
* TheWorfEffect: That time he was seriously injured and defeated by Black Cat twice. The Lizard has superpowers. She did not.



* TheCorrupter: Mr. Negative's powers allow him to corrupt people's souls when he touches them, giving him some measure of MindControl over them as a result. The more goodhearted the person was prior, the more easily they can be corrupted. [[spoiler:It fails when he tries it on the Hood, since the man's [[DemonicPossession underlying power]] transcends Negative's own]].

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* TheCorrupter: Mr. Negative's powers allow him to corrupt people's souls when he touches them, giving him some measure of MindControl over them as a result. The more goodhearted the person was prior, the more easily they can be corrupted. [[spoiler:It fails when he tries it on the Hood, since the man's [[DemonicPossession underlying power]] transcends Negative's own]].own.]]



* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: The transformation between the two personalities happens at random.

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* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: InvoluntaryShapeshifter: The transformation between the two personalities happens at random.



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-> see the ComicBook/{{Mysterio}} pageFor more information on him, please refer to '''[[ComicBook/{{Mysterio}} his page]]'''.



Introduced as a minion of Mr. Negative and later appearing as one of the (five member) Sinister Six of ''ComicBooks/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', Overdrive was empowered by his boss with [[{{nanomachines}} "nanobacteria"]] and has the power to transform any vehicle at will, a power well suited to his [[BadassDriver skills as a motorist]]. Overdrive is a rather incompetent supervillain who happens to be a major super''hero'' {{fanboy}}, and he sought superpowers and pursued supervillainy to fight the Avengers and impress them with his skills so that later on, when he pulled a HeelFaceTurn, he'd be welcomed onto the team. Needless to say, this didn't work, and Overdrive is stuck in the role of getawayman/mook.

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Introduced as a minion of Mr. Negative and later appearing as one of the (five member) Sinister Six of ''ComicBooks/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', Overdrive was empowered by his boss with [[{{nanomachines}} "nanobacteria"]] and has the power to transform any vehicle at will, a power well suited to his [[BadassDriver skills as a motorist]]. Overdrive is a rather incompetent supervillain who happens to be a major super''hero'' {{fanboy}}, and he sought superpowers and pursued supervillainy to fight the Avengers and impress them with his skills so that later on, when he pulled a HeelFaceTurn, he'd be welcomed onto the team. Needless to say, this didn't work, and Overdrive is stuck in the role of getawayman/mook.



* DramaticUnmask: She has her mind controlled servents hold Spider-Man in a giant dogpile lock while she slowly peels off his mask, but stops halfway after getting to his nose. Subverted in that she wasn't trying to unmask him and doesn't care about his secret identity, she was unmasking him enough to kiss him.

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* DramaticUnmask: She has her mind controlled servents servants hold Spider-Man in a giant dogpile lock while she slowly peels off his mask, but stops halfway after getting to his nose. Subverted in that she wasn't trying to unmask him and doesn't care about his secret identity, she was unmasking him enough to kiss him.



** In the comics: Queen was originally just an ordinary woman named Adriana trying to serve her country during World War II. She was subject to various testing in a secret project meant to creat more super soldiers, but was deemed a failure and left to rot in an asylum. When her powers finally manifested she decided to use them for revenge on the country that wronged her, and when she resurfaced in 2004 her very presence is enough to scare Captain America shitless, describing her as being more dangerous "than ten hulks".

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** In the comics: Queen was originally just an ordinary woman named Adriana trying to serve her country during World War II. She was subject to various testing in a secret project meant to creat create more super soldiers, but was deemed a failure and left to rot in an asylum. When her powers finally manifested she decided to use them for revenge on the country that wronged her, and when she resurfaced in 2004 her very presence is enough to scare Captain America shitless, describing her as being more dangerous "than ten hulks".



* SocialDarwinism: She sees herself as a survivor and ruler of all with an insect gene. She planned to kill all life on Earth that she couldn't control with a bomb, and even compared herself to a cockroach with the bomb. She chose Spider-Man as her mate because she recognized him as a survivor like her, and was impressed by his strength and determination against her, even if she knew he couldn't beat her, and saw him as the strongest of her "subjects."

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* SocialDarwinism: TheSocialDarwinist: She sees herself as a survivor and ruler of all with an insect gene. She planned to kill all life on Earth that she couldn't control with a bomb, and even compared herself to a cockroach with the bomb. She chose Spider-Man as her mate because she recognized him as a survivor like her, and was impressed by his strength and determination against her, even if she knew he couldn't beat her, and saw him as the strongest of her "subjects."



* TearsOfRemorse: She is reduced to tears when [[spoiler:the mutated Spider-Man dies right in front of her, shortly after he finished his transformation and he was finally under her full control as her mate.]]

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* TearsOfRemorse: She is reduced to tears when [[spoiler:the mutated Spider-Man dies right in front of her, shortly after he finished his transformation and he was finally under her full control as her mate.]]mate]].



* WorfEffect: Her first appearance has her take over a large part of New York's population with her powers and she causes Peter's spider sense to go ballistic, making him bleed from his nose and ears. Cap tries to warn Spider-Man to stay away from her, but he ignores Cap and Queen proceeds to beat both of them with no trouble. Cap even says later that she's more dangerous "than ten hulks" and her kissing Spider-Man is a serious problem.

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* WorfEffect: TheWorfEffect: Her first appearance has her take over a large part of New York's population with her powers and she causes Peter's spider sense to go ballistic, making him bleed from his nose and ears. Cap tries to warn Spider-Man to stay away from her, but he ignores Cap and Queen proceeds to beat both of them with no trouble. Cap even says later that she's more dangerous "than ten hulks" and her kissing Spider-Man is a serious problem.



* YouHaveFailedMe: She eventually kills The Jackal after he fails her one too many times during "Spider Island". [[spoiler:Though it turns out she actually killed [[ActuallyADoombot a clone of The Jackal]], and the real one had kept himself hidden from her during their entire partnership]].

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* YouHaveFailedMe: She eventually kills The Jackal after he fails her one too many times during "Spider Island". [[spoiler:Though it turns out she actually killed [[ActuallyADoombot a clone of The Jackal]], and the real one had kept himself hidden from her during their entire partnership]].partnership.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Drowns himself and Silver Sable to make Spider-Man break his promise of not letting anyone die.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Drowns himself and Silver Sable to make Spider-Man break his promise of not letting anyone die.]]die]].



* SuperhumanTransfusion: Betty Ross once inadverdently received a blood transfusion from him. [[TakenForGranite It turned her into a glass statue]].

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* SuperhumanTransfusion: Betty Ross once inadverdently inadvertently received a blood transfusion from him. [[TakenForGranite It turned her into a glass statue]].



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Mild example; the treatment that gave him his powers affected his sanity, making him the psychopath he is today. On a few occasions, he's falsely believed he was stuck in his costume, though Abe Jenkins later reveals he really ''was'' trapped in the armor. Being bonded to the [[IAmAHumanitarian Venom symbiote]] didn't help, although Gargan [[DrugsAreBad adjusted]] and came to relish its bloodlust.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Mild example; the treatment that gave him his powers affected his sanity, making him the psychopath he is today. On a few occasions, he's falsely believed he was stuck in his costume, though Abe Jenkins later reveals he really ''was'' trapped in the armor. Being bonded to the [[IAmAHumanitarian [[ImAHumanitarian Venom symbiote]] didn't help, although Gargan [[DrugsAreBad adjusted]] and came to relish its bloodlust.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: After getting bullied around by Boomerang once too often, [[spoiler: he snapped and went rogue, beat the rest of the Sinister Six within an inch of their lives, and used Silvermane's head to become head of the Maggia.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: After getting bullied around by Boomerang once too often, [[spoiler: he snapped and went rogue, beat the rest of the Sinister Six within an inch of their lives, and used Silvermane's head to become head of the Maggia.]]Maggia]].



* TheDon: [[spoiler: After the events of ''Superior Foes'', he's become the current boss of the Maggia crime family.]]

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* TheDon: [[spoiler: After the events of ''Superior Foes'', he's become the current boss of the Maggia crime family.]]family]].



* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Shriek, Rattle, and Roll'' and ''Shrieking''.



* DarkMistress: For Carnage, in a ComicBook/HarleyQuinn-and-SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker fashion. ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} refers to her as Carnage's "hot [[PowerFloats levitating]] girlfriend".

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* DarkMistress: For Carnage, in a ComicBook/HarleyQuinn-and-SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/HarleyQuinn-and-ComicBook/TheJoker fashion. ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} refers to her as Carnage's "hot [[PowerFloats levitating]] girlfriend".girlfriend".
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Shriek, Rattle, and Roll'' and ''Shrieking''.



* {{Expy}}: Looks like a DistaffCounterpart of Lobo. Also since Carnage is an Expy of ComicBook/TheJoker that would make Shriek his Harley Quinn (the two were even introduced around the same time). And there's the comparisons to [[Characters/XForce Domino]].

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* {{Expy}}: Looks like a DistaffCounterpart of Lobo. Also since Carnage is an Expy of ComicBook/TheJoker that would make Shriek his Harley Quinn (the two were even introduced around the same time). And there's the comparisons to [[Characters/XForce Domino]].ComicBook/{{Domino|MarvelComics}}.



* TheMentallyIll: She really is mentally disturbed and genuinely needs help. Whenever she gets caught, she's sent to mental health institutions like Ravencroft Asylum rather than prisons like the Raft.

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* TheMentallyIll: TheMentallyDisturbed: She really is mentally disturbed and genuinely needs help. Whenever she gets caught, she's sent to mental health institutions like Ravencroft Asylum rather than prisons like the Raft.



* {{Stripperific}}: Possibly justified; she's "showing off" after a lifetime of being overweight and unattractive.

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* {{Stripperific}}: {{Stripperiffic}}: Possibly justified; she's "showing off" after a lifetime of being overweight and unattractive.



* UnexplainedRecovery: Cameoed in ''Fearless Defenders'' as a member of the Doom Maidens, without it being explained when or how she came out of the coma Scorn put her in in ''Carnage''.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Cameoed in ''Fearless Defenders'' as a member of the Doom Maidens, without it being explained when or how she came out of the coma Scorn put her in in ''Carnage''.



** Subverted in in Creator/MarkWaid's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' run where was someone else with the same powers, but who was much more ruthless and inventive in using them. Also he was using the Spot as a power source and DD had to rescue him.

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** Subverted in in Creator/MarkWaid's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' run where was someone else with the same powers, but who was much more ruthless and inventive in using them. Also he was using the Spot as a power source and DD had to rescue him.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He's killed several people, a few in just plain disgusting ways, yet is still regarded as a joke by many.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He's killed several people, a few in just plain disgusting ways, yet is still regarded as a joke by many.



* VoluntaryShapeshifter: He can shift from human to cephalopod form at will, though this isn't brought up much.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can shift from human to cephalopod form at will, though this isn't brought up much.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: In the ''Superior'' Issue #2. Ghost-Peter is pretty grossed out by this.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: In the ''Superior'' Issue #2. Ghost-Peter is pretty grossed out by this.



* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[ZigZaggedTrope Sort of]]. His series starts off as a recovering villain that uses the methods of an AntiHero, seemingly becoming more heroic over time. Later on, he becomes more of a WellIntentionedExtremist and uses increasingly morally questionable methods to achieve his goals, and ultimately leaves many of those that are close to him alienated by his actions.

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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[ZigZaggedTrope [[ZigZaggingTrope Sort of]]. His series starts off as a recovering villain that uses the methods of an AntiHero, seemingly becoming more heroic over time. Later on, he becomes more of a WellIntentionedExtremist and uses increasingly morally questionable methods to achieve his goals, and ultimately leaves many of those that are close to him alienated by his actions.



Going from anti-government revolutionary to brutal enforcer for the the same regime he fought against, the man known as Tarantula eventually fled his home country of [[BananaRepublic Delvadia]] altogether to become a mercenary in the U.S.A. Lacking any actual superpowers, Rodriguez relied on his martial arts skills and a pair of nasty boots that ended in steel spikes.

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Going from anti-government revolutionary to brutal enforcer for the the same regime he fought against, the man known as Tarantula eventually fled his home country of [[BananaRepublic Delvadia]] altogether to become a mercenary in the U.S.A. Lacking any actual superpowers, Rodriguez relied on his martial arts skills and a pair of nasty boots that ended in steel spikes.



* ArmedLegs: His trademark weapon are his spiked boots. Said spikes can be coated with various poisons if Tarantula feels like it.

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* ArmedLegs: His trademark weapon weapons are his spiked boots. Said spikes can be coated with various poisons if Tarantula feels like it.



* MistakenForGay: He had a daughter named Jacinda, who tried to follow in his footsteps, and teamed up with the daughter of [[CaptainAmerica/{{Characters}} Batroc the Leaper]]. Their existence came as a shock to the ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}.

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* MistakenForGay: He had a daughter named Jacinda, who tried to follow in his footsteps, and teamed up with the daughter of [[CaptainAmerica/{{Characters}} [[Characters/CaptainAmerica Batroc the Leaper]]. Their existence came as a shock to the ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}.



* EvilGloating: After biting Spider-Man and paralyzing him, he [[BoundAndGagged ties him up]] and goes on a long monologue, explaining his origins, his powers, and how he plants to KillAndReplace Spidey. This, combined with the interruption of Peter's landlord, who King promptly devours, buys Spidey enough time for the poison to wear off.

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* EvilGloating: After biting Spider-Man and paralyzing him, he [[BoundAndGagged ties him up]] and goes on a long monologue, explaining his origins, his powers, and how he plants plans to KillAndReplace Spidey. This, combined with the interruption of Peter's landlord, who King promptly devours, buys Spidey enough time for the poison to wear off.



* FamilyThemeNaming: Invoked when [[spoiler: he fakes having a good sibling named [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hophni_and_Phinehas Hophni Mason]], who is actually a robot suit so he can gather intel on heroes and villains]].



* FamilyThemeNaming: Invoked when [[spoiler: he fakes having a good sibling named [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hophni_and_Phinehas Hophni Mason]], who is actually a robot suit so he can gather intel on heroes and villains]].



* NighInvulnerable: Even with the Captain Universe powers, Spider-Man had a tough fight against it. In the end, it took every ounce of energy the Enigma Force had to destroy it.
* VillainDecay: [[spoiler:In its most recent appearance, Spider-Man managed to defeat it by tearing into its circuity and causing it to crash.]]

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* NighInvulnerable: NighInvulnerability: Even with the Captain Universe powers, Spider-Man had a tough fight against it. In the end, it took every ounce of energy the Enigma Force had to destroy it.
* VillainDecay: [[spoiler:In its most recent appearance, Spider-Man managed to defeat it by tearing into its circuity circuitry and causing it to crash.]]crash]].


* AffablyEvil: Can come off as very likable and snarky at times. On the other hand...
** FauxAffablyEvil: It's not really a good idea to push him. He once nearly drove Spider-Man into irreversible madness.
* AmbiguouslyGay: In the mainstream comics he's rarely, if ever, shown any interest in women and has had a few hints over the years (plus the Spidey standard of occasional FoeYay). The ''[[Literature/SinisterSixTrilogy Sinister Six]]'' novels dropped the ambiguously part and made him explicitly gay; said novels are dubiously canon at best but pretty much everyone out-of-universe assumes he's gay at this point, even if the comics have yet to actually say it, though in ''Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider'' it's revealed that he has a secret daughter named Misty, possibly closing the book on the question of his sexuality, or at least now making him AmbiguouslyBi.
* BackFromTheDead: In a Creator/PeterDavid ''Friendly Neighborhood'' arc with a dose of BodyHorror.
* BadassCape: The eye-shaped clasps can even shoot lasers.
* BadassNormal: Gets all his abilities from his suit. He had also extensive knowledge of hand-to-hand combat techniques learned as a stuntman, allowing him to engage in combat with Spider-Man despite his foe's superior physical abilities.
* CanonImmigrant: Enforced InUniverse. He was running operations in [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Earth-616]] ''and'' [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Earth-1610]] simultaneously with the use of his robotic avatar Ultimate Mysterio. [[spoiler:At the end of ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'', he is incarcerated by ComicBook/TheUltimates in Earth-1610 due to [[DeathBySecretIdentity his knowledge of Peter's secret identity in Earth-616]]. However, he [[HesBack eventually finds a means of returning to the 616-universe]].]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He enjoys being a supervillain and it shows.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Justified. Mysterio could easily reforge his career as a special effects guy and make millions if he really wanted to, but he likes being a bad guy far more than he ever liked his old job.
* DealWithTheDevil: The first issue of ''Nick Spencer's Spider-Man'' reveals that he came back from suicide this way.
* DistaffCounterpart: His cousin, Maguire, though she committed crimes as a Jack O' Lantern instead of as a female Mysterio.
* DrivenToSuicide: During Creator/KevinSmith's ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' run, Beck learned he had cancer and wouldn't last long. After making Daredevil's life a living hell, Beck shot himself in the head. However, see BackFromTheDead.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Again during ''Guardin Devil'' run, he complains that nobody gave him credits for his inventions about special effects and illusions while everyone knows Creator/GeorgeLucas, Creator/StevenSpielberg, etc., despite their work, are less impressive.
* EvilGenius: A stuntman who can build his own android doppelgangers and concoct serums for every occasion.
* FakingTheDead: Before his real death, faking it was something of a favorite tactic of Beck's.
-->'''Mook''': D'ya think he's...?
-->'''Spider-Man''': Please. He's Mysterio. He's probably halfway to Hoboken by now.
* FishbowlHelmet: He's infamous for the glass helmet he wears that looks like a fish bowl. Although it's used more to protect himself from his own hallucinatory gas.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Special effects wizardry may not sound like that great of a supervillain gimmick, but Mysterio's shown time and time again that it can downright deadly in the right hands. One famous issue had him use his effects to nearly push Spidey into a nervous breakdown.
* GlassCannon: Really good traps, but once he's face to face with Spidey, he tends to have one or two final tricks before going down quickly. This really depends on the writer though. Beck is sometimes depicted as a BadassNormal who can [[MadeOfIron swallow a ridiculous amount of punishment]] before he [[{{Determinator}} even starts to consider falling down]].
** PlayedForLaughs in the ''Spider-Man 2'' video game. When Spider-Man meets Mysterio late in the game, it seems to be the set up for a long drawn-out boss battle (the game gives him about ''five'' health bars to diminish). One punch knocks him out.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He got cancer from overexposure to the materials he used for his illusions.
* LargeHam: Is loud and boastful, true to his origins as a showman, to the point of Spider-Man mocking him for it.
* LegacyCharacter: Aside from Beck, Daniel Berkhart and Francis Klum each took up the role for a time. The Hobgoblin also sold the identity to an unnamed criminal who subsequently called himself Mysterion.
* MasterOfIllusion: His specialty and he even uses it as a title. Though his illusions are all based from his previous employment in the special effects industry.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was shown as returning via supernatural means with new magical powers before ''One More Day''; post-''OMD'', he's been sticking to his usual special effects fakery, implying that his demonic phase was more special effects. Writer Dan Slott has thus far refused to say for sure, though.
--> '''Mysterio:''' They call me Quentin Beck, the one and only Mysterio. Or maybe the real Beck is dead? I wouldn't trust me on this. I lie about everything.
** The first issue of ''Nick Spencer's Spider-Man'' picks this plot thread up again by revealing Mysterio did make a deal with a certain being to get out of Hell, and that said being has grown fed up with Quentin's inability to live up to the deal. It almost drags him back to hell until Mysterio makes one final desperate plea to be given a bit more time.
* MotiveRant: Has quite a speech about his motives in the finale of the ''Guardian Devil'' storyline, and implies that there's more still about just how he became a "monster" who ''would'' do all these things. Matt, in keeping with acting utterly unimpressed in this issue, spends most of that same time "rambling about how clever" he is isolating the "hum" of his suit's main battery.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Mysterio's rather ridiculous costume and his somewhat weak premise (he's a glorified stage magician with a lot of gadgets) can make him seem like something of a C-Lister, but every now and then he'll be the go-to guy for doing something unexpectedly big to someone else. Such events include [[spoiler: Creator/KevinSmith's ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' storyline, where a then-dying Mysterio decided to try and drive Daredevil crazy with a ridiculously convoluted scheme because at the time Ben Reilley was Spider-Man, and the dying Mysterio wanted a grand exit and felt it would be wasted on Reiley, who Mysterio had subconsciously picked up was not the original Spider-Man]] and [[spoiler: using a robot avatar to invade the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe and kill [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Wilson Fisk]]]].
** Not to mention the BadFuture WhatIf ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} storyline ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'', where [[spoiler:Mysterio's mastery of special effects reached GameBreaker levels, in that he was able to manipulate Wolverine, he of the incredible senses and huge amounts of experience with having his head screwed with, into going absolutely crazy and slaughtering the entire X-Men team thinking they were his enemies coming in for a final battle.]] Not bad for a guy with a fishbowl for a head.
** At the start of Nick Spencer's run, Mysterio stages an 'alien invasion' that nearly overwhelms the entire superhuman community of New York.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His main motivation for joining up with Doc Ock's current Sinister Six. [[spoiler:In ''Ends of the Earth'', once Ock's plan is revealed Spider-Man convinces him to pull a HeelFaceTurn, if only for a little bit, due to the fact that the money would be useless should Ock succeed.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When Mysterio learns that he's dying, he launches an EvilPlan to ruin Daredevil's life so that he can basically goad the Man Without Fear into killing him. Daredevil beats Mysterio down, and then verbally tears the plan and Mysterio to pieces.
-->'''Mysterio:''' D...Do it, hero...K...Kill me.\\
'''Daredevil:''' I'm not going to give you the satisfaction. You think you can break me? You're a joke and a fraud. Now give me the baby and let's '''end''' this.\\
'''Mysterio:''' A...fraud?! I'm...an artist! I n...nearly drove you...insane!\\
'''Daredevil:''' You drugged me and killed people. There's no talent in that...just savagery.\\
'''Mysterio:''' B...but...my dystopian nightmare...\\
'''Daredevil:''' ...Was nothing more than B-Movie material. An amalgam of whorish, clichéd devices. The supernatural intruding on our world? Didn't you use the same schtick on J. Jonah Jameson years ago? And trying to drive me insane? Kingpin nearly did it once. But you're no Kingpin. You're not even close. You think you've spun some sort of grand swan-song epic? Think again. You've just told yet another tale of a so-called super-genius endeavoring to drive his arch-nemesis... or, in this case, his ''adopted'' arch-nemesis... insane. Your whole existence is counterfeit. You've never had an original thought in your life. You're a product of too many movies and too much T.V. Regurgitating only what's gone before. You're a Human Xerox, at best.
** Beck then admits that he has one more idea to steal: [[ComicBook/KravensLastHunt Kraven's]], and shoots himself in the head.

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* AffablyEvil: Can come off as very likable and snarky at times. On -> see the other hand...
** FauxAffablyEvil: It's not really a good idea to push him. He once nearly drove Spider-Man into irreversible madness.
* AmbiguouslyGay: In the mainstream comics he's rarely, if ever, shown any interest in women and has had a few hints over the years (plus the Spidey standard of occasional FoeYay). The ''[[Literature/SinisterSixTrilogy Sinister Six]]'' novels dropped the ambiguously part and made him explicitly gay; said novels are dubiously canon at best but pretty much everyone out-of-universe assumes he's gay at this point, even if the comics have yet to actually say it, though in ''Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider'' it's revealed that he has a secret daughter named Misty, possibly closing the book on the question of his sexuality, or at least now making him AmbiguouslyBi.
* BackFromTheDead: In a Creator/PeterDavid ''Friendly Neighborhood'' arc with a dose of BodyHorror.
* BadassCape: The eye-shaped clasps can even shoot lasers.
* BadassNormal: Gets all his abilities from his suit. He had also extensive knowledge of hand-to-hand combat techniques learned as a stuntman, allowing him to engage in combat with Spider-Man despite his foe's superior physical abilities.
* CanonImmigrant: Enforced InUniverse. He was running operations in [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Earth-616]] ''and'' [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Earth-1610]] simultaneously with the use of his robotic avatar Ultimate Mysterio. [[spoiler:At the end of ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'', he is incarcerated by ComicBook/TheUltimates in Earth-1610 due to [[DeathBySecretIdentity his knowledge of Peter's secret identity in Earth-616]]. However, he [[HesBack eventually finds a means of returning to the 616-universe]].]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He enjoys being a supervillain and it shows.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Justified. Mysterio could easily reforge his career as a special effects guy and make millions if he really wanted to, but he likes being a bad guy far more than he ever liked his old job.
* DealWithTheDevil: The first issue of ''Nick Spencer's Spider-Man'' reveals that he came back from suicide this way.
* DistaffCounterpart: His cousin, Maguire, though she committed crimes as a Jack O' Lantern instead of as a female Mysterio.
* DrivenToSuicide: During Creator/KevinSmith's ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' run, Beck learned he had cancer and wouldn't last long. After making Daredevil's life a living hell, Beck shot himself in the head. However, see BackFromTheDead.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Again during ''Guardin Devil'' run, he complains that nobody gave him credits for his inventions about special effects and illusions while everyone knows Creator/GeorgeLucas, Creator/StevenSpielberg, etc., despite their work, are less impressive.
* EvilGenius: A stuntman who can build his own android doppelgangers and concoct serums for every occasion.
* FakingTheDead: Before his real death, faking it was something of a favorite tactic of Beck's.
-->'''Mook''': D'ya think he's...?
-->'''Spider-Man''': Please. He's Mysterio. He's probably halfway to Hoboken by now.
* FishbowlHelmet: He's infamous for the glass helmet he wears that looks like a fish bowl. Although it's used more to protect himself from his own hallucinatory gas.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Special effects wizardry may not sound like that great of a supervillain gimmick, but Mysterio's shown time and time again that it can downright deadly in the right hands. One famous issue had him use his effects to nearly push Spidey into a nervous breakdown.
* GlassCannon: Really good traps, but once he's face to face with Spidey, he tends to have one or two final tricks before going down quickly. This really depends on the writer though. Beck is sometimes depicted as a BadassNormal who can [[MadeOfIron swallow a ridiculous amount of punishment]] before he [[{{Determinator}} even starts to consider falling down]].
** PlayedForLaughs in the ''Spider-Man 2'' video game. When Spider-Man meets Mysterio late in the game, it seems to be the set up for a long drawn-out boss battle (the game gives him about ''five'' health bars to diminish). One punch knocks him out.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He got cancer from overexposure to the materials he used for his illusions.
* LargeHam: Is loud and boastful, true to his origins as a showman, to the point of Spider-Man mocking him for it.
* LegacyCharacter: Aside from Beck, Daniel Berkhart and Francis Klum each took up the role for a time. The Hobgoblin also sold the identity to an unnamed criminal who subsequently called himself Mysterion.
* MasterOfIllusion: His specialty and he even uses it as a title. Though his illusions are all based from his previous employment in the special effects industry.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was shown as returning via supernatural means with new magical powers before ''One More Day''; post-''OMD'', he's been sticking to his usual special effects fakery, implying that his demonic phase was more special effects. Writer Dan Slott has thus far refused to say for sure, though.
--> '''Mysterio:''' They call me Quentin Beck, the one and only Mysterio. Or maybe the real Beck is dead? I wouldn't trust me on this. I lie about everything.
** The first issue of ''Nick Spencer's Spider-Man'' picks this plot thread up again by revealing Mysterio did make a deal with a certain being to get out of Hell, and that said being has grown fed up with Quentin's inability to live up to the deal. It almost drags him back to hell until Mysterio makes one final desperate plea to be given a bit more time.
* MotiveRant: Has quite a speech about his motives in the finale of the ''Guardian Devil'' storyline, and implies that there's more still about just how he became a "monster" who ''would'' do all these things. Matt, in keeping with acting utterly unimpressed in this issue, spends most of that same time "rambling about how clever" he is isolating the "hum" of his suit's main battery.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Mysterio's rather ridiculous costume and his somewhat weak premise (he's a glorified stage magician with a lot of gadgets) can make him seem like something of a C-Lister, but every now and then he'll be the go-to guy for doing something unexpectedly big to someone else. Such events include [[spoiler: Creator/KevinSmith's ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' storyline, where a then-dying Mysterio decided to try and drive Daredevil crazy with a ridiculously convoluted scheme because at the time Ben Reilley was Spider-Man, and the dying Mysterio wanted a grand exit and felt it would be wasted on Reiley, who Mysterio had subconsciously picked up was not the original Spider-Man]] and [[spoiler: using a robot avatar to invade the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe and kill [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Wilson Fisk]]]].
** Not to mention the BadFuture WhatIf ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} storyline ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'', where [[spoiler:Mysterio's mastery of special effects reached GameBreaker levels, in that he was able to manipulate Wolverine, he of the incredible senses and huge amounts of experience with having his head screwed with, into going absolutely crazy and slaughtering the entire X-Men team thinking they were his enemies coming in for a final battle.]] Not bad for a guy with a fishbowl for a head.
** At the start of Nick Spencer's run, Mysterio stages an 'alien invasion' that nearly overwhelms the entire superhuman community of New York.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His main motivation for joining up with Doc Ock's current Sinister Six. [[spoiler:In ''Ends of the Earth'', once Ock's plan is revealed Spider-Man convinces him to pull a HeelFaceTurn, if only for a little bit, due to the fact that the money would be useless should Ock succeed.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When Mysterio learns that he's dying, he launches an EvilPlan to ruin Daredevil's life so that he can basically goad the Man Without Fear into killing him. Daredevil beats Mysterio down, and then verbally tears the plan and Mysterio to pieces.
-->'''Mysterio:''' D...Do it, hero...K...Kill me.\\
'''Daredevil:''' I'm not going to give you the satisfaction. You think you can break me? You're a joke and a fraud. Now give me the baby and let's '''end''' this.\\
'''Mysterio:''' A...fraud?! I'm...an artist! I n...nearly drove you...insane!\\
'''Daredevil:''' You drugged me and killed people. There's no talent in that...just savagery.\\
'''Mysterio:''' B...but...my dystopian nightmare...\\
'''Daredevil:''' ...Was nothing more than B-Movie material. An amalgam of whorish, clichéd devices. The supernatural intruding on our world? Didn't you use the same schtick on J. Jonah Jameson years ago? And trying to drive me insane? Kingpin nearly did it once. But you're no Kingpin. You're not even close. You think you've spun some sort of grand swan-song epic? Think again. You've just told yet another tale of a so-called super-genius endeavoring to drive his arch-nemesis... or, in this case, his ''adopted'' arch-nemesis... insane. Your whole existence is counterfeit. You've never had an original thought in your life. You're a product of too many movies and too much T.V. Regurgitating only what's gone before. You're a Human Xerox, at best.
** Beck then admits that he has one more idea to steal: [[ComicBook/KravensLastHunt Kraven's]], and shoots himself in the head.
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* BadassNormal: Despite starting as a middle-aged college professor with no combat training and probably a sedentary lifestyle, Warren somehow managed to train himself in only a few months to beat Spider-Man into unconsciousness.


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* NonIndicativeName: Frankly, there isn't anything really jackal-like about him. His costume resembles a Green Goblin knockoff and his main schtick is genetic engineering. The only real excuse for the name is that Warren overheard another professor describing a jackal to his class, and Warren thought that his split personality's name was that of the animal.


* InstantSeduction: She manages to get Kaine in bed with her in the span of one page. Admittedly, she was impersonating Annabelle, his love interest, wearing [[HandOrObjectUnderwear only a bedsheet]], however, she caught him mid-rant about how he was a monster and Annabelle couldn't really be with him.

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* InstantSeduction: She manages to get Kaine in bed with her in the span of one page. Admittedly, she was impersonating Annabelle, his love interest, wearing [[HandOrObjectUnderwear [[ModestyBedsheet only a bedsheet]], however, she caught him mid-rant about how he was a monster and Annabelle couldn't really be with him.


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* SexyShirtSwitch: Wears one of Kaine's after sleeping with him, but before the reveal of who she is.

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