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1[[Characters/SpiderManRoguesGallery Back to the main Spidey villains page]]²----²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Inheritors]]²²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #471²²--> '''Spider-Man:''' His blood is an amalgam of every kind of cell: animal, bird, human and insect. Purest forms of [=DNA=] I've ever seen. That explains how he can go after me or anyone else Ezekiel described as a totem. My guess is that the cells break down over time and require periodic recharging from a source life-form in each category. The purer the source, the stronger the charge.²²For more information on them, please refer to '''[[Characters/SpiderManTheInheritors their page]]'''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Itsy Bitsy]]²[[quoteright:301:]] ²²-> '''Debut:''' ''Spider-Man/Deadpool '' #8²²A woman who was a test-subject of Patient Zero. She received DNA from both Spider-Man and Deadpool, which caused her to turn into a spider-like psychotic creature.²----²* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Itsy-Bitsy repeatedly bests Spider-Man and Deadpool in combat.²* AllYourPowersCombined: Patient Zero's procedure granted Itsy Bitsy the combined abilities of Spider-Man and Deadpool, and some other extra powers.²* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Has blue skin.²* ElectraComplex: Itsy-Bitsy likes to tease her ''daddies''... in a creepy way.²-->“I don’t want to hurt you… Unless you like that sort of thing, Daddy”.²** Later on, when [[spoiler: Spidey is actively trying to kill her]], she comments that she "always wanted to feel his body against hers... but not like this."²* FluffyTheTerrible: She is decidedly ''not'' as cute as her name sounds.²* FromNobodyToNightmare: Itsy-Bitsy was a recovering drug addict who lamented not being able to change the world until [[spoiler:Patient Zero]] gave her her powers.²* HasTwoDaddies: Itsy-Bitsy sees herself as having ''three'' daddies: [[spoiler:Patient Zero]], Deadpool, and Spider-Man.²* KnightTemplar: Itsy-Bitsy desires to use her new powers to finally bring true change to the world after feeling powerless for so long, and essentially goes on repeated killing sprees to make it happen.²* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Has six arms armed with guns and organic webbing sharp.²* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Deadpool 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]].²* RazorFloss: Itsy-Bitsy can produce organic webbing sharp enough to slice someone into pieces.²* SexIsViolence: Itsy-Bitsy has a mad hard-on for Spider-Man and Deadpool, and actively tries to ''get'' Spidey to give in to his murderous urges.²* SpiderPeople: She possesses eight limbs, six eyes and chelicerae in her mouth. She also has only three fingers on each hand.²* [[WasOnceAMan Was Once A Woman]]: She was a normal human before to be turned in "spider-woman".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jackal]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Professor Miles Warren²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #31²²--> ''"Parker! I never get tired of looking at that face. No matter how many times I've cloned it, masked it, unmasked it... liquefied it... or worn it like a little hat."''²²Miles Warren was once a professor at the university where Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy went. He fell in love with Gwen, but tried to convince himself those feelings were paternal. This all changed when Gwen Stacy died at the hands of Norman Osborn. Realizing what his feelings were, he blamed Spider-Man for Gwen's death, and when he discovered that it was Peter Parker under the mask he decided to take revenge. Injecting himself with several experimental serums to make himself stronger and faster, he also began perfecting cloning technology in order to torment Peter. His plot also involved creating Spider-Man clones, which would eventually lead to ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''. He even cloned Gwen Stacy, but eventually Spider-Man stopped him. Miles escaped, [[ExpendableClone cloning himself numerous times]], and resurfaced periodically to torment Peter.²----²* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Creator]]: To just about every clone he made.²* ActuallyADoombot: That Jackal that was just defeated and/or killed? Only a clone.²* {{Animorphism}}: Started out wearing a costume, then turned himself into a human[=/=]jackal hybrid.²* ArchEnemy: For a few years, he was siccing super villains after Peter Parker and was a frequent enemy, but from behind the scenes. He is this to the Scarlet Spiders, his own creations, as well.²* AxCrazy: The Jackal is a psycho on-par with the Green Goblin. Miles Warren is saner, but mentally disturbed and still dangerous in his own way.²* 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. ²* BigBad: Of the Clone Saga until he was hijacked by Norman Osborn, and some of the Scarlet Spider's stories (both the Ben Reilly and Kaine incarnations).²* CerebusRetcon: Originally, no real reason was given for why he had a thing for jackals, though in 1995 the one-shot ''Scarlet Spider Unlimited'' revealed that he was once an associate of the High Evolutionary, and that one of their creations was a man-jackal that ended up killing Warren's family.²* CutLexLuthorACheck: Ekes out a meager living at NSU despite inventing cloning technology and DNA re-sequencing on the fly. Later explained as him actually being a former student of the High Evolutionary whose initial experiments resulted the accidental death of his own wife and child, and the Evolutionary growing suspicious of him and his mental instability in general, resulting in his exile. He ''needed'' a job and being a Professor of Biochemistry got him a living wage as well the resources to continue his experiments. ²* DemotedToDragon: [[spoiler: Of the new Jackal in ''ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy'']].²* ExpendableClone: Deliberately cloned himself so many times there's no telling where the original is.²* EvilutionaryBiologist: Played with. One of the reasons that the High Evolutionary kicked him out was that the Evolutionary thought that his cloning experiments ''stagnated'' evolution rather than improving the human condition, so in a way Warren is an inversion- he is certainly evil, but he often isn't trying to "evolve" things so much as "preserve" and "recreate" them. ²* 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/{{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).²* HasAType: Blonde young women, like his wife Monica and later Gwen Stacy.²* HijackedByGanon: Was retconned into being a pawn of Norman Osborn in order to wrap up the Clone Saga. ²* HotForStudent: He was in love with Gwen, but convinced himself his feelings were paternal until she died.²* IgnoredEpiphany: Had a breakdown in the seventies and took his own life to safe Peter and Gwen. Came back even more evil than before.²* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The Jackal uses a serum to alter the "RNA cells" (just go with it) that affect memory. This is why clones have no recollection of their deaths, or even being cloned in the first place.²* LegoGenetics: Similar to the Animen, the Jackal's gimmick was his ability to make hybrids of man and animal. The first Warren wore a costume, but his clones are all green-furred gremlins with impressive dexterity.²* LoveMakesYouEvil: As Professor Miles Warren, he was secretly in love with his student Gwen Stacy and could never get it out of his head that Spider-Man (who he later discovered was another of his students and her boyfriend) was more to blame than the Green Goblin was. Indeed, he tried to recreate her with a clone of Gwen (dozens, actually, but only one shared Ben Reilly's apparent immunity to the degeneration factor). When the second Carrion (Malcolm [=McBride=]) appeared (with Warren still believed dead) Spidey called Warren "a sick man obsessed with a dead woman" in disgust. But even when revealed to be alive, he would never let Spidey forget it. ²* LovingAShadow: As per Conway, Miles never really knew the real Gwen or cared anything about her other than her looks and whose cloning are largely attempts for undoing her death in some way rather than moving on as a normal human being. ²* MadScientist: He's right up there with Doctor Octopus and Norman Osborn in this field. Miles Warren is a genius in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, and cloning.²* TheManBehindTheMan: He hired numerous villains to attack Peter, like Tarantula, the Scorpion, or the Grizzly before going in himself. And here's where it gets impressive: he was this to ComicBook/ThePunisher in his debut.²* MesACrowd: Uses entirely human clones of himself as minions.²** During the 90s "Clone Saga" the objective behind the Jackal's "Carrion Bomb" is to turn the entire world's population into clones of Peter Parker. Not clones of the Jackal himself, or even a billion Gwen Stacys; just Peter Parker. He's crazy, so it doesn't have to make sense.²* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Briefly regained his sanity at the last moment and was able to save the Gwen Clone before dying in an explosion, or so it seemed.²* 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. ²* PetTheDog: Fleeting feelings of compassion led him to save Kaine's life.²* ReplacementGoldfish: His dead wife had a passing resemblance to Gwen Stacy, who he became obsessed with.²* {{Revenge}}: His motivation (initially); he blames Spidey for not saving Gwen Stacy. Nevermind that it was the Green Goblin's fault…²* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The Jackal's origin and M.O. is alarmingly similar to the late Green Goblin, [[SarcasmMode almost as though he magically rose up to replace the clownish killer]]. He, too, suffers from multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia. Of course Jackal was originally a one-off villain who was buried and forgotten until the second Clone Saga of TheNineties and Conway having created him at what turned out to be the end of a run didn't really have plans to do much with him.²* TakeThat: Creator/GerryConway originally conceived of Warren as a stand-in for fans of Gwen Stacy who wanted her BackFromTheDead and who saw Gwen's death as Spider-Man's fault and not the Goblin's. Since many young readers were upset about Gwen's death, Conway decided to make the in-page advocate for her return and restitution a creepy professor who had a fixation for her as a student, cared largely about her looks and not her personality, and who created a clone that was entirely like Gwen at the moment of her death rather than who she was when she was alive[[note]]As Conway pointed out repeatedly, Gwen was a dull character who hardly anyone remembers what she was like when she was alive but after her death everyone started caring for her which he found absurd[[/note]].²* TragicVillain: Warren is a mentally ill man who accidentally got his own wife and child killed when one of his creations got loose. His infatuation with Gwen Stacy may have been because she had a passing resemblance to his late wife. ²* {{Troll}}: Takes utter joy in plaguing Peter Parker. ''ComicBook/SpiderIsland'' alone took super villain trolling to a whole new level. (As if he didn't prove his trolling by cloning Spidey and his dead girlfriend.)²* UnwittingPawn: Of Norman Osborn, per the end of ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jackal II]]²[[quoteright:243:]] ²²-> '''AKA:''' [[spoiler: Ben Reilly]]²-> '''Debut:''' Free Comic Book Day Vol 2016 Captain America²²--> ''"Villain"? Ms. Frye, I don't think you understand... we're the good guys."''²²After a break from his previous failures in cloning, this new version of the Jackal returned to the field, but now believes that he's perfected the process of making his clones stable. Working under the company New U, Jackal has recruited several of Spider-Man's old foes along with reviving a few people he's known throughout his crime-fighting years. There is a certain mystery behind this new Jackal or rather what lurks underneath the mask...²----²* 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]].²* 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.]]²* CoolMask: He wears a mask resembling Anubis to match his alias. ²* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Being killed and revived a painful twenty-seven times will do that to you]].²* {{Expy}}: Former hero/sidekick who was polarizing when alive returning from the dead as an antagonist with a motif based on his torturer and enemy, Jason Todd/Red Hood II says hi. ²* FallenHero: [[spoiler: It is easy to see why Peter is shocked that a former clone of himself could end up adopting the name of one of his most hated enemies or why he's trying to revive the dead]].²* SharpDressedMan: He wears a red suit with a mask of Anubis, Egyptian God of Death.²* 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.]]²* VillainProtagonist: Of [[spoiler: ''Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider'']].²* VillainousBreakdown: When Spidey delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Jackal, he turns everyone against Spidey. [[spoiler: It gets worse when Doc Ock causes all the clones across the world to fall apart and he decides he'll just revive the world.]]²* WalkingSpoiler: Like you see, most of the tropes are related to his real identity.²* WellIntentionedExtremist: He certainly doesn't see himself as a villain, the clones under his control are usually put in line by his remarks, and [[spoiler: being a former Spider-Man himself makes him believe that he is in the right]].²* 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]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jack O'Lantern/Hobgoblin IV]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Jason Philip Macendale, Jr.²-> '''Debut:''' ''Machine Man'' #19²²--> ''"... Killing. It's the only thing that has ever come naturally to me. The C.I.A. must have sensed it in me when they recruited me out of college. But then my tactics proved too brutal even for them. Fine. The mercenary life gave me the freedom to kill for whomever I chose. The Jack O'Lantern guise was profitable for a while. But I wanted bigger and better jobs. The Foreigner helped me with that; killed Ned Leeds for me--for a hefty price. Leeds was history, and I was the new Hobgoblin."''²²A former Marine, fighter pilot, and [=CIA=] agent, Jason Macendale Jr. created the supervillain identity of Jack O'Lantern, a Halloween-themed rip-off of the Green Goblin with a flaming mask in the shape of a pumpkin. After chancing across the Hobgoblin's trashed Battle Wagon, he took on the identity himself, but lacking the superhuman strength and durability granted by the Goblin formula proved mediocre at best, losing to both Spider-Man and the second Green Goblin. Desiring power, Macendale sold his soul to the demon N'Astirh, who infused him with a demon that augmented his strength and endurance. However, the demon later split away into a separate entity, the Demogoblin, and Macendale was murdered by the original Hobgoblin. ²----²For more information on him, please refer to the '''[[Characters/SpiderManGoblins Goblins]]''' page.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jonathan Caesar]]²²[[quoteright:211:]] ²²-> '''Debut:''' ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #304²²Jonathan Caesar was the owner and resident of the spacious Manhattan apartment building Bedford Towers, in which Peter Parker and his wife Mary Jane Watson came to live. However, this was no accident, as Caesar was obsessively in love with the famous model Mary Jane and had arranged it so she would move in to the building he owned and lived in. He kidnapped Mary Jane and hired Styx and Stone to oppose anyone who tried to investigate, such as Spider-Man, who was secretly Mary Jane's husband Peter. Arrested, Caesar uses his influence to ban her from the modeling world as revenge. He is killed by another stalker when trying to kill her.²----²* BeardOfEvil²* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In the sense that he used his wealth and influence to ruin Mary Jane's modeling career. ²* IfICantHaveYou: Caesar was quite willing to literally throw Mary Jane to the sharks, or torture and kill her, if she rejected his advances. ²* {{Jerkass}}²* KarmicDeath: After getting out of jail, Caesar tried to kill Mary Jane, but was killed at the hands of Hal Goldman, another obsessive stalker who also wanted to possess Mary Jane. ²* NonActionGuy: He is normal human who prefers to use his money and influence.²* StalkerWithACrush: He was obsessively in love with Mary Jane and kidnapped her in the sincere conviction that because he wanted to marry her, little things like her not agreeing or already being married shouldn't stand in the way. ²* {{Yandere}}: His first attempt to kidnap Mary Jane failed, leading to his arrest and imprisonment, but even while behind bars, he was able to use his money and influence to make her life miserable, blacklisting her among the modeling profession until she managed to gain a role in the Secret Hospital soap opera. ²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Joystick]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Janice Olivia Yanizeski²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing ComicBook/ScarletSpider'' #2²²--> ''"Why take a man out when he's already down? A man bends, and you get what you want... but if a man breaks—that gets you what you need. Anyone can crush a body, but crushing a spirit... that's when you know you've really won."''²²The daughter of a gambling addict whom she later betrayed, Janice Yanizeski grew up being told "always have a card to play". During her college years, she claims to have had a near-death experience that convinced her to live life on the edge, and so she disappeared, resurfacing three years later as superpowered adrenaline junkie and mercenary. Initially a contestant in the Great Game, she later joined the Masters of Evil, and then was inducted into the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}.²----²* BiTheWay[=/=]DepravedBisexual: Leers at the girls in a strip club, and tries to rip open a Beetle's armor while saying, "Buddha [Radioactive Man] said it's a chick in here... Just wanted to see if she was cute..."²* BloodKnight: Refers to everything as a game, and is willing to handicap herself to make fights and jobs riskier and more challenging, once radioing ComicBook/{{Hydra}} to tell them that she was sabotaging one their vehicles, just so they would send someone to try and stop her.²* DarkActionGirl: Is said to be about as strong as Ben Reilly, who can lift 10 tons.²* DatingCatwoman: Had this with Phil Urich[=/=]Green Goblin IV.²* EnergyWeapon: Her gauntlets can produce energy batons, which can be combined to form a staff.²* FatalFlaw: Admits that she cannot resist being dared or challenged, no matter how stupid it would be to go along with it. Reed Richards once got her to fight alongside the ComicBook/FantasticFour just by saying "I don't think you ''can''".²--> '''ComicBook/SpiderWoman:''' Did you come to steal something? Is this a grudge-thing against Spider-Man?²--> '''Joystick:''' Oh, lighten up--I was pounding shots with Speed Demon and he dared me to break into your tower.²--> '''Spider-Woman:''' Yeah... coming from you... I actually buy that! Please... for my knuckles, if not your face--don't get up again.²--> '''Joystick:''' No... thing of it is... now I have to...²--> '''Spider-Woman:''' So that I can hit you ten more times?²--> '''Joystick:''' Gnnm... mostly... to show you... fftt... that I can take ten more hits...²* InHarmsWay: She really loves being a supervillain and all the challenges that come with that.²* MysteriousPast[=/=]NoodleIncident: The accident that convinced her to become a supervillain, not to mention the source of her powers and technology.²* SuperStrength: Capable of [[ one-finger push-ups]].²* TheMole: Betrayed the Thunderbolts for the Grandmaster.²* ThrowingTheFight: Purposely lost a college basketball game she had secretly bet on, angering the criminals she was in league with. To save her own skin, she sent them after her father, who she knew had a hidden cache of cash that would appease the thugs.²* VaporWear: Was MuggedForDisguise by Songbird, who notes that the costume does not include underwear.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Kingpin]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Wilson Grant Fisk²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #50²²--> ''"Spider-Man, I've made several fortunes via the practice of using people like you... trusting idiots that believe there is happiness to be had on this planet."''²²Fisk began his life as a poor child in New York City, bullied by his classmates due to his obesity. Fisk began training himself in physical combat, using his newfound strength to intimidate the bullies into joining his gang. He was eventually discovered by crime lord Don Rigoletto. Fisk became Don Rigoletto's bodyguard and right-hand man. Eventually, Fisk killed Don Rigoletto and took control of his criminal empire, immediately becoming one of the most powerful figures in New York's underworld. Kingpin enjoyed a long tenure in his new position, but he had made enemies such as the Maggia crime syndicate and the terrorist group HYDRA. The two groups teamed together to oppose Fisk, causing him to flee to Japan. There, he started a spice business in order to regain his wealth. After earning enough money, Fisk returned to New York and started gang wars, in an attempt to bring down the Maggia. With the criminal world in chaos, Fisk was able to step in and take back control. ²----²For more information on him, please refer to '''[[ComicBook/TheKingpin his page]]'''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Kraven the Hunter]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Sergei Nikolaevich Kravinoff²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #15²²--> ''"I can endure the frustration no longer! I must battle and defeat my greatest mortal enemy--or else, everything that has gone before is but a hollow mockery! The mask of Spider-Man must one day cover that plaster head--even if I pay for the victory with my very life!"''²²Sergei Kravinoff was the son of a Russian aristocrat who fled after the communists came to power. When his father remarried, he accused him of dishonoring his mother's name, and tried to make life difficult for his half brother Dimitri (who would become The Chameleon). Deciding to leave home, he took up being a big game hunter and was quite good at it. One reporter, not knowing how to spell his name, shortened his last name Kravinoff simply to Kraven, and so began his legend as Kraven the Hunter. During one such hunt he met Calypso, a jungle priestess who gave him special elixirs which gave him the speed strength of the greatest jungle beasts. Bored by regular animals, Sergei got a surprise invite from his brother to deal with a new prey: Spider-Man. While fairing well against him in their first encounter, Spidey always managed to defeat him in subsequent fights.²²Growing more and more frustrated with his life and his failures, Kraven realized that he was fading away, and so decided to do [[ComicBook/KravensLastHunt one last hunt]]. Capturing Spider-Man soon after the hero's honeymoon, he shot him with a rifle, buried him, and then began masquerading as him. However, he hadn't actually killed Spidey, but had tranquillized him. While Spider-Man returned to stop Kraven, Sergei took his defeat with grace as his temporary victory had finally proven his superiority, and committed suicide soon afterward. Years later, his wife Sasha and his children Alyosha and Ana enacted a ritual to resurrect him using Spider-Man's blood. This backfired due to them accidentally using Spider-Man's clone Kaine, and Kraven was revived as an immortal being. Wanting nothing more than to die again but unable to be killed by normal means, Kraven took to pursuing anyone tangentially related to Spider-Man, finally hunting down Kaine. Kaine fatally stabbed Kraven with his stingers, breaking his curse and fully resurrecting him in the process. ²----²* AnimalMotifs: Lion. While Kraven has associated himself with various other animals over the years, his uniform has always incorporated a lion's mane and it's the animal to which he most often compares himself. During one of his battles with Black Panther, a lion was superimposed behind Kraven to contrast the panther that appeared behind, well, Black Panther. ²* AteHisGun: Shot himself in the head with a shotgun after defeating Spider-Man.²* AxCrazy: To varying degrees; it clearly runs in his family.²* BackFromTheDead: Is imperfectly resurrected during ''Grim Hunt'', and fully resurrected by Kaine.²* BadassFamily: Though they don't [[BigScrewedUpFamily get along all that well]].²* BadassNormal: Though he's often depicted as getting some kind of [[EmpoweredBadassNormal enhancement]] before or after meeting Spidey. During Jason Aaron's run on ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', he manages to disable the green goliath via adamantium wires and fishhooks. He lays the trap so effectively that one wonders if Spidey's SpiderSense is the only way he's ever managed to best Kraven.²* BigBrotherBully: He was like this to his half-brother Dmitri when they were young, technically; Dmitri didn't know at the time they were half-brothers.²* TheBeastmaster: Both he and his son Alyosha were known to use trained African great cats (and even an elephant in one case) in battles from time to time. ²* BoisterousBruiser: On his best days...²** BloodKnight: On his worst.²* CameBackWrong: Thanks to Kaine sabotaging the ritual, he has been 'cursed with un-life' and only Peter or another connected to the Web of Life can kill him. Mentally, he's all there, just angry about it - Madame Web even mocks his wife for assuming he's changed. He's exactly the same, she just prefers not to remember him that way.²* DeathSeeker: Was this in ''Kraven's Last Hunt'' and has become this after being brought back. ²* DoesntLikeGuns: Well, for most of his career, anyway. Madness made him willing to use them in the ''worst'' way possible. He wasn't all-too fond of technology in general, most of the time. His son Alyosha never had any problem using a rifle, and Vladimir's arsenal was ''very'' high tech.²* DrivenToSuicide: After defeating Spider-Man and regaining his lost honor, he killed himself.²* EgomaniacHunter: Was able to hunt and kill anything until he fought Spider-Man.²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Thoroughly subverted. While he and Chameleon are brothers, they really don't like one another. Kraven also doesn't treat his wife and kids very well, partly because he's understandably pissed off at them for bringing him back to life.²* EvilPoacher: It's definitely illegal to hunt Spider-Men. Supposedly he was the regular kind of poacher (as in, for the black market) before he got bored, and the Chameleon piqued his interest in hunting harder prey.²* FantasticRacism: After his daughter Ana tells him she has become an Inhuman, his response is to try and kill her.²* FaceHeelTurn: He was a member of a prototypical version of the Avengers during the 1950s.²* {{Foil}}: Several writers have used him as one to Black Panther, noting that they're both noblemen with a big cat theme and a connection to the African continent who gain their power from jungle herbs.²* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Depicted wearing [[RealMenWearPink pink heart-print briefs]] during his appearance in ''[[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon (2016)]]''.²* HeelRealization: Had one shortly before committing suicide.²* HotbloodedSideburns: Ditko used to draw him with an impressive set, although they've been mostly abandoned since.²* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Initially thought Spider-Man was some sort of fantastic beast, and continued pursuing him to regain his lost honor.²* HuskyRusskie: Kraven is descended from Russian nobility who fled the communist uprising and built like a circus strongman.²* IGaveMyWord: Is a man of his word in spite of all his flaws.²* ImmortalityInducer: Was imperfectly resurrected by his wife and children, and could only be killed by an entity connected to the Web of Life, leading to him picking fights with Agent Venom and Kaine in the hopes that one of them would be able to put him down for good.²* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Kraven tracks down Agent ComicBook/{{Venom}} in the hopes that the "[[TheSymbiote spider's shadow]]" can end his undeath, and during their fight Flash is stripped of the symbiote by some giant bats. Kraven is outraged that the man he was fighting is handicapped and tries to kill Flash for besmirching his honor.²* KillAndReplace: During the story arc ''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'', Kraven seemingly kills Spider-Man, and then proceeds to use the costume of the hero to prove himself a better vigilante. Spider-Man is revealed alive as he had been merely drugged, and confronts Kraven before the villain commits suicide.²* LegacyCharacter: His son Alyosha took his place while he was dead, and his daughter Ana has also tried to take up the mantle. ²* 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.²* NobleDemon: Believes himself to be this. In practice, not so much.²* ReallyGetsAround: He's had quite a few lovers, and it shows. While Sasha is definitely Ana's mother, it's not certain whether Vladimir was her son, and Alyosha certainly wasn't. Then there was Calypso, which was a MayDecemberRomance for Kraven. Kraven's father was the same way (Dmitri was illegitimate, which was why Kraven never told him they were brothers) and Alyosha can be worse than his dad sometimes.²* SanitySlippage: His mother had psychosis, which Kraven inherited.²* 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]]. ²* 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.²* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Writer J.M. [=DeMatteis=] (who wrote ''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'' and introduced Kraven's second son) writes Kraven's last name as "Kravinov", as opposed to "Kravinoff".²* SuicideIsShameful: In the one-shot ''Soul of the Hunter'', Spidey learned from [[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...)]] ²* UnholyMatrimony: Sasha is just as crazy and evil as he is, possibly more so in regards to the latter.²* UnwantedRevival: Was resurrected by his wife and children, but the revival was [[ImperfectRitual botched]], and he was brought back as an undead. He was ''pissed'' about it, killing Sasha and most of the people she worked with shortly after. Chameleon even points this out, reminding the others that Kraven [[DrivenToSuicide ended his own life]] in the first place.²-->'''Chameleon''': Has anyone stopped to consider the fact that this man shot himself in the head? How do you know he ''wanted'' to come back?²* VillainousCrush: After defeating Spider-Man in ''Kraven's Last Hunt'', Kraven gently caresses his cheek. Peter is ''very'' creeped out by this.²* WickedCultured: In the 1990s animated series, at least. In one episode, he quoted Solzhenitsyn: "I know the Prussian moon/And I know the Prussian stars."²* WorthyOpponent: Came to view Spider-Man as such, as detailed in his inner monologue in ''Kraven's Last Hunt''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Living Brain]]²²[[quoteright:350:]] ²²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #8²²--> ''"Whrr--click-ick--ow! Query: Why was unit programmed with pain receptors? Whyyyyy?"''²²Intended to be the ultimate mobile supercomputer capable of answering almost any question, the Living Brain was brought to Midtown High by its creator for a demonstration of its abilities; two workmen, thinking they could make a fortune by using the Brain to predict the outcomes of sporting events, attempted to steal it, damaging it in the process, and causing it to go haywire until it was shut down by Spider-Man. The Living Brain project was subsequently scrapped, and the prototype was placed in storage, where it fell into disrepair.²²Years later, a bullied youth uncovered the Brain, upgraded it, and sicced it on the jocks who had been bullying him. Spider-Man, who was visiting Midtown High as Peter Parker, fought the Brain again, this time defeating it via electrocution. Afterward, the Brain changed hands several times, going from a pair of thieves, to the [[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Beyond Corporation]], to the Grandmaster, and finally to Boomerang, who inducted it into his Sinister Six. After defeating the Sinister Six, the Superior Spider-Man confiscated the Brain, and employed it as an assistant up until Peter Parker reclaimed his hijacked body from Doctor Octopus. The restored Peter kept the Brain around as an assistant, not realizing it contained a backup of Doctor Octopus's mind.²----²* TheBusCameBack: Has a habit of returning after long absences.²* NonIndicativeName: Is neither alive, nor does he have a brain inside him. He's just a machine with a minor level of artificial intelligence.²* VerbalTic: "Whrr--click-ick".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Lizard]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Doctor Curtis Connors²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #6²²--> ''"I work in darkness. The Lizard wants out. It's time I stopped ignoring him."''²²Curt Connors was an army surgeon who dedicatedly helped soldiers in war, but who lost his own arm to an explosion. Returning after the war, he began experimenting with reptiles, trying to discover the secret to how they managed to regrow their limbs. After years of research, he believed that he had isolated the chemical compound that gave them this ability, and after successfully doing animal testing, tried the formula on himself.²²While it did indeed regrow his missing arm, there was an unfortunate side-effect. The formula also turned him into a giant lizard with super strength, speed and even some wall crawling abilities. It also gave him a new imperative to cleanse the world of mammals so reptiles would rule the Earth again. Thankfully, Peter Parker managed to synthesize an antidote to the serum that allowed Connors to become human again, but it proved only temporary, as Connors continued to struggle with his lizard side which would occasionally come out under stress or certain circumstances.²----²* AlliterativeName: ''C''urtis ''C''onnors. ²* 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]].²* AntiVillain: Curtis is actually a nice guy, and has little-to-no control over what the Lizard does.²* AscendedFanboy: A reptile-loving herpetologist who becomes a reptile himself.²* TheAtoner: Curtis seeks to make up for the wrongs he commits as the Lizard.²* BadassLabcoat: Even as the Lizard he wears a tattered lab coat...²** BarefootCartoonAnimal: ...but no shoes.²* BigDamnHeroes: Just as the Scorpion is about to kill Jameson with his stinger during Smythe's breakout, the Lizard (actually Curt's mind in the Lizard's body) shows up at the last second to save his life.²* BodyHorror: His transformations from Curtis into the Lizard can be very disturbing.²* CameBackWrong: After the Connors persona died in ''Shed'', Morbius tries to bring him back to life in ''No Turning Back'' and seemingly succeeds - except the Lizard persona is trapped in Connors' human body. [[spoiler:Later, Peter does restore Connors' mind and persona, but it's stuck in the Lizard's body.]]²* CareerEndingInjury: Losing his right arm ended his surgery and military careers.²* CreateYourOwnVillain: The Iguana, and the Lizard clone.²* DadTheVeteran: To his son, Billy.²* DarkerAndEdgier: The Lizard started out as an anthropomorphic reptile with plans of world domination, but over time became increasingly feral and fierce, developing an elongated reptilian snout. In ''Brand New Day'', after eating Connors' son, the Lizard sheds his skin and is sleeker, has hair, spikes on his arm, can talk, and revert humans to a reptilian mental state. ²* 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.²* DependingOnTheArtist: The Lizard's appearance has changed significantly over the years. He started out as a dark green anthropomorphic reptile [[TheNoseless with no nose]], then grew a long monitor lizard-like snout full of fangs in the 1990's. In ''Shed'', he underwent a third transformation, becoming covered in spines and looking a lot more dinosaur-like. Following the Lizard being trapped in Curt's body, he has assumed a fourth form with light green wrinkly skin and a face more similar to his first form's.²* DependingOnTheWriter: Is the Lizard an intelligent creature capable of cunning plans and science, or is he a mindless beast who just wants to eat people?²* 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.²* DeathSeeker: Peter seems to think so at one point during the ''No Turning Back'' arc.²* DistressedDude: If he's not turning into the Lizard or helping Spider-Man, he's probably being kidnapped or held hostage.²* EvilAllAlong: The basis of two retcons (so far) regarding the Connors persona. Generally retconned out of continuity when a new writer comes along.²* EvilCripple: Subverted. Connors himself is a genuinely good person when he's human and missing his right arm. The Lizard is evil, but not disabled.²* 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.²* FaceMonsterTurn: Curt Connors is a good man. The Lizard is a monster.²* GeniusCripple: Curt is a genius herpetologist who lost an arm. ²* GoneHorriblyRight: The Lizard murdered Billy in order to take full control of Curt's body. This worked, but the Lizard was left with crippling guilt afterwards.²* HappilyMarried: To Martha Connors. Until she died of cancer.²* HealingFactor: The Lizard can recover from injuries that would cripple or kill most others.²* HeroicBSOD: After having to watch his Lizard form eat his son, effectively killing off his human personality, [[spoiler: and then still after his human persona was restored]].²* HumanityIsInfectious: During the ''No Turning Back'' arc, the Lizard, trapped in Curt's body, began to appreciate human things, like music, junk food and video games. This even led to him thinking that HumanityIsSuperior. He was actually tempted to stay human, until Spider-Man arrived, forcing him to inject himself with his newly made "cure" in order to defend himself.²* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Often occurs since Peter is friends with Connors. A few times Connors has actually taken control of the Lizard body, the first time being when Morbius was introduced.²* ImAHumanitarian: The Lizard is sometimes written as being a monster who eats people rather than turn them into reptiles.²* ImmuneToBullets: The Lizard's scales are bulletproof.²* JekyllAndHyde: Connors' persona and the Lizard's often vie for control of their body.²* JustThinkOfThePotential: What prompted him to create a serum to regenerate limbs in the first place.²* LegoGenetics: Connors turned into a reptilian monster by infusing himself with a serum derived from lizard DNA.²* LightningBruiser: Is stronger and faster than Spider-Man as the Lizard.²* LizardFolk: His original appearance was as an anthropomorphic lizard, and he only became more bestial as time went on.²* LogicalWeakness: Being cold-blooded, the Lizard is susceptible to low temperatures.²* MagicPants: Even in versions where the rest of his clothes are destroyed, including the labcoat, the Lizard will almost always at least still be wearing pants of some kind.²* TheMedic: Connors' occupation before he lost his arm and turned to science.²* TheMentallyDisturbed: In later stories, he's mentioned as having anxiety and depression. It's also implied that he may have PTSD from his war experiences.²* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: While Curt used to have to drink a serum to transform, by the time of ''Shed'' whenever the Lizard's persona takes over he transforms into the monster. ²* MisanthropeSupreme: As the Lizard. Possibly as coming from a darker side of his human personality that blames the loss of his arm to humanity's inhumanity during a war.²* MoralityPet: His wife, Martha, and son, Billy. While they were alive, at least.²* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The Lizard has fallen into this after he killed Billy. ²* NiceGuy: Dr. Connors is actually a ''very'' nice person... when he's human.²* NoOntologicalInertia: Loses his arm again whenever he turns back into a human.²* TheNoseless: Early versions of the Lizard based on Steve Ditko's original design. He later developed a monitor lizard-like snout.²* 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.²* PainfulTransformation: In most depictions, Curtis' transformation into the Lizard is agonizing.²* 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.²* PrehensileTail: As the Lizard he can coil his tail around things and carry them.²* ProfessorGuineaPig: Partly - OK, ''mostly'' - out of desperation to regain the use of his amputated arm, he tested his own experimental serum on himself.²* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Connors is supposed to be a brilliant scientist who's smart enough to cure cancer, but his experiments often fail and lead to supervillainy instead.²* 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.²* ResistTheBeast: But he usually fails at it, of course.²* SanitySlippage: Seems to have suffered this by the end of ''Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy''; [[spoiler:he appears unwilling to accept the fact that, while his lizard formula saved the Martha and Billy clones from degenerating, it has also reduced them to mindless reptilian beasts]].²* ShapeshifterModeLock: The Lizard tried to cause this by killing Connors' persona.²* ShellShockedVeteran: Curtis lost his arm in a war and never got over it.²* SplitPersonalityTakeover: The Lizard persona had "devoured" Connors' by killing and eating his own son, and even though he's been reverted to human form it remains in control of the body. [[spoiler: Until his human persona was restored, but his body stayed as the Lizard.]]²* SuperpoweredEvilSide²** Connors willingly became the Lizard to fight Stegron the dinosaur man.²** At the beginning of the ''Shed'' arc the Lizard persona kept trying to influence Curtis' behavior, and in general is more powerful and ferocious than him. ²* SuperStrength: The Lizard can lift approximately 12 tons.²* SuperToughness: His scales can deflect small-caliber bullets.²* ThrowingOffTheDisability: His motivation for creating the regenerative serum. And what happens whenever he transforms into the Lizard.²* TragicMonster: It's not like Curt ''wanted'' to become a giant lizard monster when he injected himself with the serum, and he tries to fight it from inside as best he can.²* TragicVillain: Curt injected himself hoping to regain his lost arm, not become a monster.²* TraumaCongaLine: Traumatically lost his arm during military service, had to give up his career as a surgeon, mutated into a supervillain reptile with a split personality, lost his wife to cancer, murdered his own son by eating him as the Lizard, [[spoiler:has his human mind trapped in the Lizard's body]]...²** 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.²* VerbalTic: [[SssssnakeTalk Sssome writersss have the Lizard hisssssing and lisssping sssoundsss.]]²* VoluntaryShapeshifting: In a few story arcs, Connors can control his usually non-voluntary transformation into the Lizard and back.²* WallCrawl: One of the earliest Spider-foes to truly have this power too.²* TheWorfEffect: That time he was seriously injured and defeated by Black Cat twice. The Lizard has superpowers. She did not.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Menace/Grey Goblin II/Queen Cat]]²²->'''AKA:''' Lily Hollister²->'''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #545; ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #550 (as Menace); ''AXIS: Hobgoblin'' #2 (as Queen Cat)²²For more information on her, please refer to the '''[[Characters/SpiderManGoblins Goblins]]''' page.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Mr. Negative]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' "[[DeadPersonImpersonation Martin Li]]"²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #546²²--> ''"I always like to have reminders around that there is no good he can do... that I cannot corrupt."''²²One of the more recent additions to Spider-Man's gallery, Martin Li was introduced as a philanthropist and the owner of the FEAST homeless shelter. However, it was revealed that he had a split personality and a double life as the photonegative crime lord Mr. Negative. It's revealed that he was once a Chinese gangster smuggling immigrants when his ship crashed. Stealing the identity of one of the deceased, Martin Li, he was captured by Silvermane and given to criminal chemist Simon Marshall. Experimented on, he escaped alongside fellow subjects [[CastingAShadow Tyrone Johnson]] and [[LightEmUp Tandy Bowen]], awakening YinYangBomb powers while developing two vastly different personalities - the kindhearted Martin Li, and the villainous Mister Negative. Martin Li established himself as a philanthropist and built a fortune, while Mister Negative set about building a criminal empire. Clashing with the Hood and the Kingpin, Mister Negative was eventually outed as Martin Li by Spider-Man, Anti-Venom, and the new Wraith.²----²* AlternateIdentityAmnesia: Martin Li is - or rather ''was'' - unaware that he had a split personality who was a supervillain.²* BadassInANiceSuit: Is always well-dressed.²* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Is a walking YinYangBomb.²* BlackEyesOfCrazy: When he becomes Mr. Negative he has black sclera and white irises.²* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Li ran the FEAST center among numerous other ventures, and while he was a genuinely nice person Mr. Negative is not.²* 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.]]²* CreateYourOwnVillain: Martin Li cured Eddie Brock of cancer and caused the remnants of the Venom symbiote to bond to his white blood cells. As Anti-Venom, Eddie would be the one to expose his identity as a criminal.²* CutLexLuthorACheck: Played with. He's extremely wealthy in his civilian identity, but as a criminal, he mostly doesn't take advantage of his ability to grant superpowers (although in ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', he ''does'' send ninjas after Overdrive for violating his intellectual property by using superpowers granted by Negative without Negative's permission).²* DarkIsEvil: The Mr. Negative persona.²* DeadPersonImpersonation: The real Martin Li was killed when the ''Golden Mountain'' slave ship was scuttled.²* EvilCostumeSwitch: Whenever Li transforms into Mr. Negative, his hair, skin and even his clothes turn into photo-negative versions of themselves. The same thing applies to anyone he [[TheCorrupter corrupts with his powers]].²* FaceHeelTurn: After confronting his alternate with the chance to take revenge upon the man that used him as a drug mule, Mister Negative persuades Martin Li to work with him.²* KatanasAreJustBetter: Despite being Chinese, he and his Mooks wield samurai swords.²* HealingHands: As Martin Li he could perform "miracles" such as curing Eddie Brock of terminal cancer.²* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: The transformation between the two personalities happens at random.²* LightIsGood: The Martin Li persona is a genuinely nice person.²* MasterSwordsman: Is skilled enough with a blade to outmatch Anti-Venom.²* McNinja: He employs several of these, known as his ''Inner Demons'', who have [[HealingFactor the ability to heal from grievous injury]].²* NiceGuy: Martin Li is one of the nicest people around. Mr. Negative on the other hand is a complete sociopath.²* SplitPersonality: Played with, in that both sides are aware of each other but don't interfere with each other for the most part.²* SuperEmpowering: One of his main abilities, whether used for corrupting people or empowering his mooks (i.e. granting invulnerability and giving Overdrive his powers). He also ''accidentally'' did this to Eddie Brock.²* SuperSerum: How he first got his powers.²* SuperStrength: Strong enough to punch Spider-Man through two buildings with one blow.²* WhiteHairBlackHeart: As Mr. Negative his appearance is photonegative, and thus he has white hair.²* YinYangBomb: His powers come from the same source as Cloak's and Dagger's, but he possesses both at the same time. Mr. Negative draws on the Darkforce Dimension, while Martin Li appears to be able to use the same living light that comprises Dagger's knives, albeit unwittingly and in a limited fashion.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Mysterio]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Quentin Beck²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #13²²->'''Mysterio:''' C'mon, web-head. Admit it. You missed me.\²'''Spider-Man:''' How'd you do it, Beck? How're you not dead?!\²'''Mysterio:''' I dunno. Maybe its something to do with being a MasterOfIllusion. Duh!²²Quentin Beck was a master special effects man who loved films and making them. However, he always wanted to be in the spotlight, and hated being stuck behind the scenes. His acting career never went anywhere, so he decided to take on a new job: supervillainy. As an effects wizard, he decided to frame Spider-Man for a robbery, then in a new costume (complete with a one-way mirror FishbowlHelmet) would stop Spider-Man to earn the fame he thought he deserved. Exposed and tricked in the attempt, Quentin swore revenge as Mysterio, and became a serious recurring threat to the wall-crawler.²----²For more information on him, please refer to '''[[ComicBook/{{Mysterio}} his page]]'''.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Overdrive]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man: Swing Shift''²²--> ''"Because that moment, I realized--the world is my getaway vehicle!"''²²Introduced as a minion of Mr. Negative and later appearing as one of the (five member) Sinister Six of ''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.²----²* AffablyEvil: Overdrive is a really nice and friendly guy despite being a villain. Depending on how you look at it, the fact that he only got into supervillainy as part of a plan to become a superhero either shows that Overdrive isn't a villain at all or proves he's a bad person.²* BadassDriver: In addition to his powers, Overdrive is very skilled at operating a range of vehicles.²* TheCharmer: Described by Boomerang as a "pretty boy", Overdrive is good-looking and friendly and is introduced in ''Superior Foes'' sitting at a table with [[ALadyOnEachArm an attractive woman on either side of him]]. In the same series, Janice/Beetle is attracted to his good looks, cool car, and badass driving skills. However, things turn out in a way that emphasize that Overdrive is a loser (see TheLoinsSleepTonight).²* CripplingOverspecialization: While Overdrive is [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower very skilled at using his powers on vehicles]], they ''only work on vehicles'' and has no other skills to speak of, which makes him useless in circumstances where there are no vehicles around.²* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Overdrive is impotent for some time after using his powers. Conversely, after having sex, he needs to wait for a bit before being able to use his powers again.²* LoonyFan: In their first encounter, Spidey is creeped out to discover Overdrive's car is filled with pictures of him. Similarly, Luke Cage is weirded out when he shows up to stop the Sinister Six and Overdrive starts fanboying him.²* ManChild: Despite his charmer appearance and persona, he's pretty childish at times. ²* {{Nanomachines}}: His "nanobacteria" allows him to alter vehicles at will.²* PersonalityPowers: A likely example of this given the combination of Overdrive's obsession with vehicles and corresponding restriction on his power to vehicles.²* RealityWarper: A low-level example of this, as while Overdrive can only manipulate a select type of object, his powers allow him to alter matter he touches. For example, he's able to turn a small, non-motorized cart into a gigantic motorized backhoe.²* RequiredSecondaryPowers: He and Speed Demon discuss the trope in terms of [[DefiedTrope defying]] FlyingBrick. Noting the norm of a superpower coming with additional perks like super strength and durability, the two note how that isn't true for either of them. Overdrive is worried that a hero (specifically ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules) will assume that because Overdrive has one superpower, he must have others, and will kill him with a single punch. ²* {{Technopath}}: One aspect of Overdrive's powers involves controlling vehicles, although he goes beyond technopathy since he can also ''alter'' vehicles and create more matter than initially existed.²* TokenGoodTeammate: For Boomerang's Sinister Six and Spidey's rogues gallery in general.²* VillainyFreeVillain: Although he participates in crime as a mook, for the most part, Overdrive doesn't do anything evil. Probably his worst act is how in ''Superior Foes'' he helps the team bury Shocker alive for supposed treachery.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Queen]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Adriana Soria²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' Vol. 2, #15²²--> ''"The metamorphosis has begun. I feel you, all of you, reaching out along the web we all share. Whatever you were yesterday, that was another time. A different life. You are all my children now. My colony. My kingdom. And I am your queen."''²²A mutant with the ability to psychically control those who bear the "insect gene" - including anyone with arthropod-related superpowers - Adriana Soria was a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and was selected as a candidate for Operation Crossroads, a renewal of Operation: Rebirth - the super soldier program that had created Captain America. Adriana was drafted into the Marine Corps and became the first female Marine to go into combat, and after the war was assigned to the Bikini Atoll during the nuclear tests in hopes of awakening her powers. Exposure to radiation drove her insane and she was committed to an asylum before escaping and spending 50 years in hiding. Calling herself the Queen, she resurfaced in 2004 . [[labelnote: note]][[ComicBookTime Well, in modern times, a few years before the contemporary story arcs, anyway. It was 2004 in her debut.]][[/labelnote]] and psychically took control of a number of humans to serve as her drones. Captain America and Spider-Man investigated, and the Queen realized that Spider-Man possessed the Insect Gene and selected him as her mate, infecting him with a mutagenic enzyme through her kiss that slowly transformed him into a giant spider. The Queen intended to have David Jaffe, the scientist in charge of Operation Crossroads, make a bomb that would kill any humans lacking the insect gene, but her plans for Spider-Man were foiled when he died shortly after completing his transformation, then shed his exoskeleton to reveal a reborn Peter Parker with enhanced powers. Spider-Man disarmed the bomb and Adriana was seemingly killed when SHIELD attacked her base, but later [[ComicBook/SpiderIsland returned in 2011]], having allied with the Jackal, transformed Captain America and Kaine into anthropomorphic spider-monsters, and converted her mutagenic enzyme into a "Spider Virus" that would give anyone infected powers identical to Spider-Man's before slowly transforming them into giant spiders. Attaining god-like power and transforming into a massive spider-like monster, the Spider-Queen was killed by the rejuvenated Kaine. The Jackal later cloned her, but said clones were killed by Spider-Man and Alpha.²----²* AGodAmI: By transforming most of New York's populace into giant spiders she hijacked the Web of Life, the supernatural force that grants arachnid-themed superheroes and villains their powers, and gained god-like power.²* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Ana was originally just a marine trying to serve her country, but when she and her unit were drafted to Operation Crossroads she was subjected to various testing in an attempt to awaken her powers as a super solider. When her powers didn't surface she was deemed a failure and sent to an asylum for her trouble. She eventually escaped when her powers awoke and swore revenge on the country that she felt had betrayed her, including Captain America.²* BigBad: Of the ''ComicBook/SpiderIsland'' event.²* BigBadDuumvirate: With the Jackal, who betrayed her and was [[ExpendableClone eventually revealed to be a clone]].²* BrainwashedAndCrazy: One of her main powers shown is being able to control anyone with an "insect gene", which in total amounts to about 1/3 of the world's population. Upon arriving in New York she instantly gains control of a large mass of people just by humming, and they obey her without question. Despite being controlled by her they still seem to possess some free will of their own, shown when one dived in front of Captain America's shield to save Queen from being struck when she didn't notice it.²** Those with a strong will like Spider-Man were able to temporally resist Queen's control over them. During their second kiss Spider-Man almost gives into her seductions and control, but regains himself at the last moment. However, upon fully mutating into a giant spider he finally succumbs to Queen, embracing his role as her mate until his sudden "death".²* CloningBlues: Jackal stole one of her legs and used it to create Princess and the other Spider-Queens.²* 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.²* DatingCatwoman: This was assumed to be the case by New York at first. Her first kiss with Spider-Man was caught on the news and shortly afterwards it was all anyone was talking about. But, everyone thought it was ''Spider-Man'' who kissed Queen instead of the other way around like it really was, even Mary Jane and Aunt May. In reality it is averted. Despite her flirting and beauty Spider-Man is not attracted to her at all and finds her just as disgusting as his other enemies, she just forces herself on him regardless.²* DeadpanSnarker: After defeating the mutated Spider-Man by knocking him through a building, she lifts him up telekinetically and says she told him he'd fall for her, "like a ton of bricks."²* DeathGlare: She can give an absolutely terrifying one and a nasty snarl when angered. She first gives one to Spider-Man after listening to one of his bad jokes and kicking him in the leg when he tries to web her, then in the very next issue gives him another after he rejects her and forces her off him in the middle of her kiss.²* DramaticUnmask: She has her mind controlled 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.²* EntitledToHaveYou: After meeting Spider-Man and defeating him, she is impressed by his strength and determination and declares that he is part of her hive now and she is his Queen. She declares he ''will'' be her mate and he ''will'' love her whether he wants to or not.²* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: When she first meets Spider-Man she tells him he is shorter than she was expecting.²* FauxAffablyEvil: She acts flirty to Spider-Man, but she's really a sadist and a terrorist planning to kill a large portion of the world's population. When Spider-Man refuses her advances she becomes violent and angry, harming him and anyone around him to break his spirit. Even her flirting includes her hugging Spider-Man after she beats him unconscious and telling him he could never have stood up to her as a way of ''comforting him'' before forcing a kiss on him.²* ForcefulKiss: In her debut appearance she easily defeats Spider-Man with her powers, and after telling him he could have never beaten her, gives him a big wet kiss on the lips while he can't resist her. She gives him another one while he is tangled in some web in the next issue, but he is able to force her off him.²* FromNobodyToNightmare: This applies to her both in the actual comics and in real life.²** 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 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".²** In real life: When the Queen debuted she was assumed to be an odd one-shot villain whose only purpose was to give Peter powers resembling the ones he possessed in Sam Raimi's ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', and was assumed to have been killed at the end of the arc. Come ''Spider Island'', she's suddenly a lot more dangerous, and come Kaine's ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'' series, it's implied she was a pawn of Ero[=/=]The Other.²* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She calls herself Queen since she can control anyone with an insect gene, and she considers herself superior to all other humans, with or without the insect gene. She takes it a step further when in "Spider Island" she planned to mutate the whole world into giant spider mutants that she could control.²* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: She appears in a beautiful and elegant dress, but shows it doesn't slow her down at all in fights. She is easily able to handle Spider-Man in a physical fight, quickly knocking him down with a kick and slamming him against a wall with a hard punch. She even breaks out of a hold when Spidey tries to restrain her legs, and kicks him across the face at an angle. She is also able to use her psychic and telekinetic powers to disable any foes so she doesn't need to get in close.²* KilledOffForReal: She is killed by Kaine at the end of the "Spider-Island" storyline.²* LeaveHimToMe: At the end of her first fight with Spidey, the hero continues to resist her despite being outnumbered and just seeing her knock out Captain America. Queen tells her drones to step aside, she'll deal with Spider-Man herself; and she knocks him out with a second sonic scream.²* LittleBlackDress: Her outfit during her debut appearance was an elegant black dress.²* MagicKiss: Her saliva contains a mutagenic compound that connects those infused with it to the Web of Life - or amplifies their connection if they already are - and eventually transforms them into giant spiders.²* MakeMeWannaShout: Adriana can unleash a powerful scream. It was powerful enough to knock out Spider-Man with only two bursts, and later killed The Jackal after Queen had been powered up.²* MrsRobinson: She looks like a beautiful young women only in her 20s but is actually a WWII veteran. She has also chosen the much younger Spider-Man to be her "mate", forcing several kisses on him and attempting to make him fall in love with her. She temporarily gains full control of him when her kiss transforms him into a giant spider.²* MomentKiller: The only moment that can be remotely considered "romantic" between her and Spider-Man is when she visits him while she has him and Cap captured. During her visit she flirts with Spidey, calls his sense of humor cute, and reveals her real name to him. Spidey tries to resist her advances and her [[NoSenseOfPersonalSPace invasion of his personal space]], but she simply tells him to relax and enjoy "nature's way" before planting another deep passionate kiss on him. Spidey is affected by her kiss and slowly starts to [[BrainWashedAndCrazy give into her seductions and control]], seeing it as an honor to be loved by her and slowly begins to kiss her back before suddenly regaining control of himself and pushing her off him and spitting out her kiss. This act of disrespect causes Queen to drop her romantic attitude and [[WomanScorned fly into a rage]] against Spider-Man, vowing he'll love her whether he likes it or not and he ''will'' be her mate.²-->'''Spider-Man:''' PTUI! Get offa me, lady!\²'''Queen:''' [''snarls and grabs him by the chin''] No one does that to me, you little worm! '''NO ONE!'''\²[''Queen slaps Spidey across the face twice and grabs him across the chin, looking him in the eye'']\²'''Queen:''' You'll forget you were ever a man, or that you lived among them. You're one of my hive now. You'll love me whether you like it or not. [''turns to leave Spidey trapped in the dark'']\²'''Spider-Man:''' I doubt it, you ''skank''.²* MoodSwinger: She has shown a few occasions of this. She can go from being scary to flirty or vice-versa:²** During her first encounter with Spidey, she knocks him around a bit and threatens his city before restraining him and saying she likes him.²** She flirts with Spider-Man while he's captured and forces and deep kiss on him, but once he rejects her she angrily calls him a worm, slaps him across the face, and vows he'll love her whether he wants to or not.²* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: While seducing Spidey she gets up close and personal, much to his discomfort. He even begs her for personal space when she is leaning in to kiss him a second time, but she tells him to simply enjoy it.²* NotGoodWithRejection: She goes berserk whenever Spider-Man rejects her. One of the biggest examples was after he rejected her after she kisses him a second time. She snarls angrily calling him a worm, slaps him across the face twice, and vows that he'll love her whether he wants to or not.²* OlderThanTheyLook: She ''looks'' like an attractive 20-something woman, but is a WWII veteran. ²* OneWingedAngel: After being mortally wounded by Agent Venom, she sheds her human form and transcends into a 28-story-tall spider-monster with godlike power.²* PhysicalGod: After Ariana transforms, Julia Carpenter despairingly proclaims that the Queen has merged with the Web of Life to become a god.²* PsychicPowers: She can psychically control those with the Insect Gene, which amounts to roughly a third of the world's population, including anyone connected to the Web of Life, and turn them into her "drones".²* {{Sadist}}: While pummelling Agent Venom, she says that killing someone is the closest bond two people can share and that beating him to death is turning her on more than conquering the city did. ²* SexIsViolence: Her speech to Agent Venom exposes her as a sadist who is turned on by death and violence. Her banter with Captain America is also full of innuendo. ²--> '''Queen:''' (while beating Agent Venom): Still, a smidgen too impudent. Better--humble. So much sexier this way, soldier. There's intimacy to taking a life. To be the last face a man will ever see. The closest bond two people can share. It's arousing. This gets me purring, gets me revved up more than taking over the entire city did. To mount you. To dominate you. To be the last woman you'll ever touch...\²'''Captain America:''' Don't mean to interrupt, Queen... Central Park has rules about public fornication... and we've got a fight to finish.\²'''Queen:''' So many handsome men vying for my affections. Fortunately, boys, my appetite is ''voracious''. You seem upset, seeing me straddling another soldier. Don't be jealous, Steven. [[EvilGloating You'll always be]] [[BodyHorror my first]]. I don't want you to use [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe protection]]. [[BringIt Don't hold back. Give me all you have.]] [[CombatSadomasochist Yes, satisfy me.]] Oh, Steve. You are truly one of a kind. You make me feel like a woman. Make me feel incredible...²* ShesGotLegs: Her beautiful dress helps draw attention to her legs, especially since she holds her dress up to walk. While fighting Spider-Man she shows she is no slouch in kicks. She first spin kicks him in his legs for annoying her and kicks him across the face on two separate occasions.²* SlapSlapKiss: She mixes this and KissKissSlap with her "relationship" with Spider-Man. During their first meeting, Queen angrily attacked him for his attempt to web her and violently punched his head into a wall. Immediately after this though she becomes attracted to Spider-Man, with him having impressed her, and after knocking him out in a bloody mess she passionately makes out with him, declaring him as her mate. From then on all their confrontations start with Queen flirting with him and trying to seduce him to her side, only for her to react violently and beat him up when he refuses her love.²* 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."²* SuperpowerLottery: Adriana was stated to possess countless superhuman abilities, but only displayed a handful of them.²* SuperStrength: A ''very'' mild case, as she can lift roughly one ton in her base form, but is still strong enough to knock out Spidey and Cap.²* SuperEmpowering: Exposure to her venom enhanced Peter's connection to the Web of Life, gave Arana spider-powers... and transformed most of New York's citizens into spider-monsters.²* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Adriana was a mutant born with the Insect Gene, and [[TranshumanTreachery considered herself to be above even other mutants]], calling herself the sole member of "''Homo insectus''".²* TakeThatKiss: After beating Spider-Man with a second sonic scream she catches the unconscious hero in a hug and holds him close, saying he could have never beaten her before kissing him.²-->'''Queen''': Don't find shame in defeat Spider-Man. This is the way of things. You could never have stood against me. This is nature's way. (''Kisses Spidey'')²* 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]].²* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: Her powers awakened when she was nuked during the Bikini Atoll test. ²* UnexplainedRecovery: ²** She is knocked off the roof of a building by Captain America in her second issue but shows up in the very next issue without a scratch on her.²** She is apparently killed in an explosion when her base is attacked by S.H.I.E.L.D. but years later resurfaces during "Spider-Is;and" with no clear indication of how she survived.²* VillainTeamUp: She works with Jackal during the "Spider Island" storyline, creating the spider virus with his help.²* VillainessesWantHeroes: A dark variant. When she makes the decision to have Spider-Man serve as her "mate" she's made the decision to [[spoiler: turn him into a giant spider monster that would serve as a living egg sac for her offspring. It was a small miracle he survived and returned to normal.]]²* 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.²* WorthyOpponent: She decided she liked Spider-Man enough to make him her mate shortly after meeting him, with most of this encounter being her beating him up, telling him she can tell he is a survivor like her and respects him for that. After knocking him unconscious she grabs him in a hug, instead of letting him fall to the floor, and comforts him by telling him not to find shame in his defeat before kissing him, beginning the process that will make him her mate. Downplayed a little by telling him he never stood a chance against her and becoming violently angry at him when he rejects her love.²* 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.]]²[[/folder]]²²²[[folder:Regent]]²[[quoteright:350:]] ²Augustus Roman was a corrupt businessman who became one of the Barons of Battleworld during the Secret Wars. After the Secret Wars were over, he got carried over to the primary continuity.²----²* AllYourPowersCombined: Uses advanced technology to use the powers of metahumans, as long as their corpses are stored in his databank. That being said there seems to be a limit to the amount of powers he can use at once, and overusing his powers will cause the corpses to "burn out".²* CanonImmigrant: An in-universe example. He originally belonged to an alternate universe before getting transferred to the main universe at the end of ''Secret Wars''.²* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Uses his position as CEO of Empire industries to develop his Meta-human collection.²* CreateYourOwnVillain: He became motivated to imprison Metahumans and use them to power himself after his family was killed during a superhuman battle(from the flashback, it seems to be the battle between The Masters of Evil and the Avengers that happened during ''The Avengers#277'').²* {{Expy}}: Design-wise, he is basically the Spider-Man version of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}.²* FreudianExcuse: The loss of his family during a superhero/supervillain clash has left him with a strong hatred of all super-powered beings, and a need for control.²* HeKnowsTooMuch: He imprisons both Betty Brant and Harry Osborn when he realizes they have discovered his secret identity.²* LargeAndInCharge: As MJ notes when she helps him during the Ghost's assault, the guy is freaking huge, even without his PoweredArmor. Augustus just says he works out.²* PoweredArmor: Aside from the standard package of flight and SuperStrength, they allow him to use the powers of the superhumans imprisoned in his prison.²* StoryBreakerPower: After absorbing the powers of enough metahumans, he can take on ''Thor'' in a straight fight and win. That's several orders of magnitude greater than what most of Spidey's opponents are capable of. Eventually, he has absorbed the powers of almost Marvel's ''entire A-List Superhero Community'', at which point Spider-Man and Iron Man don't stand the slightest chance against him.²* WellIntentionedExtremist: He genuinely believes the world would be better off if he were the only superhero around to protect it.²²[[/folder]]²²²[[folder:Rhino]]²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #41²²--> ''"People don't get me. I'm not stupid. I'm simple. Big difference. And when I accept a job, I complete a job. I knock into stuff. It falls down. Sometimes, enough times, I get paid for it."''²²An immigrant to the United States from Russia, Aleksei was approached by some mobsters to earn money by participating in an experimental treatment. The treatment helped give him a new suit that imitated the toughness of a rhino's hide, and increased his strength past that of Spider-Man's. Initially directed to kidnap J. Jonah Jameson's son, he was stopped by Spider-Man, and became a recurring threat from then on.²----²* AlternateSelf: His Ultimate counterpart is a scrawny nerd named Alex O'Hirn in a rhino-shaped MiniMecha.²* TheBrute: Bulky and stupid, but occasionally has [[DumbassHasAPoint startling moments of insight]].²* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his origin, it was mentioned he got smarter due to the process; however, everyone wrote him as dumb afterwards. Recently, he's gone back to being written as being of at least average intelligence but who knows how long that will last.²* TheChewToy: For a time, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} shrunk him down to about the size of a hamster and kept him as a pet. He eventually got revenge on Deadpool, though.²* ClingyCostume: He can't take off his outfit unless it's surgically removed.²* DeathSeeker: By the end of ''Comicbook/EndsOfTheEarth'', it's revealed that he's the only member of the Sinister Six in on Doc Ock's ''real'' plan to wipe out 99.92% of all Earthly life, as he feels that a world in which his beloved wife could die so horribly simply doesn't deserve to live. He ultimately commits suicide by drowning, taking Silver Sable with him.²* DependingOnTheWriter: ²** His intelligence and how strongly affixed his costume is. The first time he took on the Hulk, his costume was more of a slip-on thing, while other writers have made it clear that he can only go to the bathroom due to a tiny flap and he can't get laid. This has since been fixed and he can put it on and take it off at will. Creator/MarkWaid once explained this by claiming the mutation was unstable regarding his intelligence, then had it stabilized in that same story.²** His Russian origins gets played up or downplayed depending on the writer as well. When downplayed, he typically gets depicted as a "Blue Collar Criminal" similar to Sandman and Shocker.²* DumbMuscle: Rhino is defined by this trope. Unless he's fighting against other heavyweights like Hulk, there is little chance of defeating him with brute strength. However, it is very easy to trick and outsmart him. The only reason why he has the suit is because his superiors thought that Rhino's strength would be easy to command because of his stupidity.²* EvenEvilHasStandards: His fight with Spider-Man in ''The Origin of the Species'' is short-lived as Spider-Man reads him the riot act for trying to start a fight when Spidey has a baby in tow. Rhino, much to Spidey's shock, actually ''does'' drop the fight and leave of his own accord in response.²* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: Becomes a heck of a lot smarter in ''Flowers for the Rhino''. So much so that he sets up a complicated gambit to ensure his own defeat then reverses the process because it made his life far less interesting.²* GeniusBruiser: Briefly in ''Flowers for the Rhino''.²* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor / LoveRedeems: For a while he give up his life crime when meet and marry a waitress, Oksana. Unfortunatly she is later killed by the new Rhino. Aleksei donned the Rhino suit again; easily defeated and killed the New Rhino returning to villain's side. ²* MoralityChain: His wife, Oksana. She doesn't last long. By the end of Doctor Octopus' latest scheme, he's gone completely insane. Octavius offered him not any sort of wealth or status, but the opportunity to watch the world ''burn''.²* NoNameGiven: The Rhino was initially unnamed, though he sometimes went by the alias "Alex O'Hirn", which became his official name in the Ultimate continuity. His real name was ultimately revealed to be Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich.²* NoSell: Rhino is the first person to get hit by ComicBook/MilesMorales' Venom Blast and just get up like it was nothing. To elaborate on how impressive this is, even guys like Venom or demons like Blackheart got knocked out for at least a few minutes after a hit like that.²* PetTheDog: Misses his dead mom and wife.²* PunnyName: His alias Alex O'Hirn, with O'Hirn being an anagram of "Rhino".²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: See above about ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, and he has also fought [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]] several times.²* SuperStrength: His limits are around 80 tons, although he has been known to throw down with guys like the Hulk on occasion.²* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Drowns himself and Silver Sable to make Spider-Man break his promise of not letting anyone die]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Sandman]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' William Baker²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #4²²--> ''"Enough! You always said I was just some dumb punk. Fine. I'm gonna show you how single-minded I can be! There's only one thought in my head now, wall-crawler! Killin' you! And nothin's more important than that! Nothin'!"''²²William Baker became a crook in his youth, but didn't want his mother to know about it, so went by the alias Flint Marko while doing jobs. One day on the run from his latest heist, he briefly stopped at an empty beach to hide. Unfortunately, the beach was empty because the military was testing a nuclear bomb there. Caught in the explosion, Baker had his body molecules bounded with the sand around him, turning him into a literal sandman. Since then, the grainy villain clashed with Spider-Man many times, though in more recent years, he's gotten away from the supervillain gig, and taken on more heroic stances.²----²* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Clayface is usually considered his DC counterpart, being another ground-based shapeshifter.²* AntiHero: Originally a full villain, but these days he's this.²* BlobMonster: Can become soft sand or hard rock.²* BookDumb: Not very well educated but he can be clever in a pinch.²* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Eventually revealed to be the main reason the HeelFaceTurn didn't stick; his old partner, the Wizard, used a device to turn him back into a criminal.²* TheBrute: Frequently employed purely for the fact he can turn his hands into sledgehammers.²* CompleteImmortality: The "Cracked Hourglass" two-parter reveals that Marko has this, or something very near to it. An alternate version of him tried to possess his past self to escape the heat death of the universe, but failed and ended up in an AndIMustScream scenario, left floating in the void.²* DistaffCounterpart: Quicksand has similar powers, but is a woman.²* ElementalShapeshifter: True to his codename, Baker can [[DishingOutDirt freely manipulate sand]], which his entire body is comprised of. The sand functions identically to, and appears to be, normal flesh. However, he can convert all or parts of his body into animated sand at will. ²* EnemyMine: Teamed up with Spidey a few times, once concerning his father in ''Friendly Neighborhood''.²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Keemia, as of ''Brand New Day'' - they're not actually related, but she thinks of him as a dad. Even before he met her there's his parents, whom he deeply loves. ²* FriendlyEnemy: ²** He has a less venomous relationship with Spider-Man than the wallcrawler's other adversaries, even when he's not playing the good guy. Has teamed up with him in the past.²** Sandman also has a rather cordial relationship with Ben Grimm despite his past as a member of the Frightful Four. The two have been drinking buddies in the past and have even worked together on rare occasions. ²* FromASingleCell: Similar to Hydro-Man, his mind is contained within a single grain of sand, which can bring him back if it survives and is exposed to more sand.²* FutureBadass: His alternate future self demonstrates that, aside from near immortality, that he has the potential to overcome his weakness to water and turn himself to glass at will ''and'' lend his sand powers to someone else.²* GlassCannon: Nearly impossible to hurt, but if you bring water or fire into the mix...²* HeelFaceTurn: For most of the 1980s and 1990s, the Sandman got sick of crime and went straight. He actually joined the Avengers as reserve member for a while. That lasted a good twenty years, real world time. ²** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Then his old teammate the Wizard stuck him in a machine and brainwashed him to be evil again. Since then, he's been in an identity crisis where it seems the good and evil inside him, along with his sanity, can shift as easily as the sand that makes up his body. ²* HiddenDepths: One special [[ADayInTheLimelight focused on him]] depicted him with artistic aspirations, with a desire to make something that lasts after seeing his elaborate sand castles wash away at the beach.²* {{Jerkass}}: He's often a selfish, greedy thug. Sometimes he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but that depends on the writer.²* LanternJawOfJustice: Mostly of injustice but he did try to go straight for a time.²* LogicalWeakness: He can be turned to mud or glass by water or extreme heat.²* MesACrowd: He seems to have taken a page from Agent Smith: the drawback is that his different bodies can act out subconscious urges without him even being aware of it.²* NighInvulnerability: He could change the density of his body so that one moment he was hard as a rock and the next moment Spider-Man's punches just hit loose sand. ²* NobleDemon: Pretty nice and reasonable when you get to know him, and very caring towards his family even when he's playing the bad guy.²* ParentalSubstitute: Towards Keemia, who views him as her adoptive father.²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: After Spider-Man, he fought The FF for some time with the Frightful Four and Hulk in the 1970s.²* SentientSands: He is made out of sand (you might have guessed it from his name), stemming from when he hid out on a beach to evade the law, only for said beach to become the test site of a nuclear bomb, with the radiation bonding his molecules to the sand around him. ²* StrongFamilyResemblance: ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'' retconned him into being Norman Osborn's cousin as a way of explaining their similar ''hairstyles''. This was quickly rendered CanonDiscontinuity, but was mentioned in the walkthrough guide for ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro''.²* SuperEmpowering: The "Cracked Hourglass" two-parter reaches a climax when he learns centuries earlier than his alternate future self that he can lend his sand controlling powers to someone else.²* SuperhumanTransfusion: Betty Ross once inadvertently received a blood transfusion from him. [[TakenForGranite It turned her into a glass statue]].²* SuperStrength: As a consequence of having a body composed of animated sand, he possesses phenomenal superhuman strength, able to lift up to 85 tons under optimal conditions.²* TechnicallyNakedShapeshifter: He can alter the color of his sandy body to resemble clothes, although it's largely cosmetic and not detailed enough to make a convincing disguise.²* UnderestimatingBadassery²* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can shape his sand-state body into any continuous shape he can imagine, including his forearms into weapons like hammers, spiked maces, and large fists, stretching, elongating, deforming, expanding, flattening, or compressing all or portions of his body at will, like Mr. Fantastic, phase through small openings, etc. ²* WeaksauceWeakness: First defeated by a power vacuum. Water can ''really'' slow him down, and intense heat turns him to glass.²* WhoWantsToLiveForever: High chance he will live to the heat death of the universe, which is something he acknowledges as pretty heavy. He figures this out after already facing his mortality when he has trouble maintaining his human form, but this turns out to be his human form itself dying.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Sasha Kravinoff]]²[[quoteright:350:]] ²²-> '''Debut:''' ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #567²²Kraven the Hunter's wife, born Aleksandra Nikolaevna. During the events of the Grim Hunt storyline, she sets up an elaborate plot to bring Kraven back from the dead and ruin Spider-Man's life. Her efforts lead to Kraven being resurrected, but Kraven CameBackWrong due to them sacrificing Spidey's clone Kaine to do so, ultimately killing Sasha by breaking her neck.²----²* AffectionateNickname: The name "Sasha" was a pet name given to her by Kraven.²* ArcVillain: Of the Grim Hunt storyline.²* AssholeVictim: After all the hell she put Spider-Man through, including killing Mattie Franklin and Madame Web, not a single shit was given when Kraven snapped her neck.²* AvengingTheVillain: Her entire goal is to avenge Kraven's death, which she blames on Spider-Man. Never mind the fact that Kraven was DrivenToSuicide.²* FacialHorror: During his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against her and the rest of the Kravinoffs, Spidey gives Sasha his own version of the Mark of Kaine, ripping Sasha's face apart and leaving a handprint-shaped scar.²* KarmicDeath: She spends several issues tormenting Spider-Man and his allies for the purpose of avenging Kraven and resurrecting him. Shortly after his resurrection, Kraven, who [[UnwantedRevival didn't even want to be brought back in the first place]], snaps her neck.²* SelfMadeOrphan: She threw her elderly, disabled father off a building to free herself up to marry Kraven.²* UnholyMatrimony: She's just as crazy and evil as Kraven is, if not even more so.²* VillainsWantMercy: Sasha put Spider-Man through absolute hell, killing two of his friends and his [[ClonesArePeopleToo clone/brother]]. When Spidey embarks on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge and uses his WallCrawl offensively to rip skin off her face, Sasha panics and frantically begs him to wait, to which Spidey hatefully responds that she didn't "wait" for Mattie, Madame Web, or Kaine.²-->'''Spider-Man''': [[PayEvilUntoEvil Now you know what it feels like. To be wounded, hunted...]] ''[[PayEvilUntoEvil slaughtered]]''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Scorpia]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Elaine Coll²-> '''Debut:''' ''Spider-Man: The Power of Terror'' #2²²--> ''"I'm gonna tear your &^%$@ heart out!"''²²Elaine Coll's family, as far back as anyone could tell, was comprised entirely of criminals and psychopaths, and she was no exception, first popping up on the superhero community's radar when she was caught singing and dancing around while [[,_drawn_and_quartered hanging, drawing, and quartering]] police officers by ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}. After a stay in the psychiatric ward of Bellevue Hospital, which misdiagnosed her as cured, Elaine was contacted by an acquaintance of her late grandfather, Silvermane, and offered a job as one of his enforcers, with one of the perks of the position being powered armor based on the suits worn by the then-retired Scorpion. Donning the exoskeleton, Elaine loyally served Silvermane as Scorpia, though things fell apart when Silvermane betrayed her upon possessing Deathlok.²²After a brief retirement following unsuccessful bouts as a member of supervillain gangs like the Sinister Seven and the Rogues, Scorpia became a free agent, hiring herself out to figures like druglord Manuel Ortega, and sorceress Caroline le Fay. ²----²* AxCrazy: Enough to be committed to a mental institution.²* ButtMonkey: Being a DistaffCounterpart of an at the time C-list loser, Elaine never had a graceful supervillain career. Spider-Man and Black Cat once teased her from her cell window.²* DistaffCounterpart: Of the Scorpion, although the two don't really have much of an InUniverse connection.²* PoweredArmor: Her skills come from armors based on those of the Scorpion.²* ScaryScorpions: Uses this aesthetic, at least.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Scorpion/Venom III/"Sinister" Spider-Man III]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' [=MacDonald Gargan=]²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #19²²--> ''"I like to hurt things, I really do."''²²Mac Gargan was a two-bit private eye who was hired by J. Jonah Jameson to find out Peter's connection to Spider-Man. When Gargan was unable to get results, Jameson financed an experimental treatment to make him strong enough to beat the Wall Crawler. Experimented on with radiation and genetic transfusions, Gargan donned a suit based on the spider's natural enemy: The Scorpion. With his robotic stinger-tipped tail and greater strength, the Scorpion was always difficult to deal with, but Mac Gargan lacked smarts. The procedure had also driven him insane, and while he continually upgraded his suit and tail he couldn't rise above B or C list villainy for the gallery. Gargan was approached by the Venom Symbiote, which offered him a chance to become an A-list villain in exchange for killing Spider-Man.²²For more information on his time as Venom, please refer to '''ComicBook/{{Venom}}''' page, and the adjoining '''[[Characters/{{Venom}} characters]]''' page.²----²For more information on him, please refer to '''[[ComicBook/MacGargan his page]]'''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Screwball]]²²[[quoteright:198:]] ²²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' Vol. 1 #559²----²* AttentionWhore: Money is a secondary concern to her, what she really cares about is viewership.²* {{Bifauxnen}}: Screwball started out with BoyishShortHair and a padded costume that usually concealed her figure, so she sometimes looked like an effeminate man (which she once used to her advantage by impersonating Spidey). She got a GirlinessUpgrade in ''Spider-Man[=/=]Deadpool'', and now has GirlishPigtails and a more formfitting suit in which her curves are more apparent.²* BreakoutVillain: The only ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay'' baddie besides Mr. Negative and Overdrive to stick around.²* CoolHelmet: It contains a hidden camera, and allowed her to control Murderworld in ''Elektra.''²* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She's a baseline human, but her acrobatic skills are so exceptional that she's somehow capable of keeping up with and pulling ahead of Spider-Man. When Spidey points out the incredulity of this, Screwball chalks it up to "the Parkour Luck."²--> '''Spider-Man:''' She-she did not just say that.²* TheDragon: To Arcade in the 2017 ''Elektra'' series.²* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While Screwball usually didn't care if people were endangered by her antics, she never went out of her way to hurt anyone until the 2017 ''Elektra'' series, where she TookALevelInJerkass and murdered several innocent people for Arcade's {{Snuff Film}}s.²* LeParkour: Her gimmick, along with live streaming her stunts.²* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her real name hasn't been mentioned, but she's been arrested several times, so it's probably not a secret in-universe.²* OutlawCouple: With Jester, though the two did little more than annoy and prank people and come off as a LighterAndSofter version of ComicBook/HarleyQuinn and ComicBook/TheJoker.²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: She harassed [[ComicBook/AnyaCorazon Spider-Girl]] for a bit, and went toe to toe with ComicBook/{{Elektra}} in her 2017 series. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Shathra]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' Vol. 2 #46²²--> ''"Little spider... little man... does not understand... Shathra does not tire, does not stop. Shathra can play with the spider forever. But sooner or later, the man in the spider has to sleep. Then Shathra will take the spider. Take the man. Take everyone and everything he has ever loved. We are natural enemies. I will never go away. Will the spider play... until death?"''²²After having ComicBook/DoctorStrange send him to the Astral Plane in order to fight a new supervillain named Shade, Spider-Man made the mistake of [[StayOnThePath straying from the path]], which led to him encountering the [[Characters/SpiderManAllies Great Weaver]], and being detected by Shathra. The avatar of the spider wasps, Shathra decided that Spidey would make the perfect meal for herself and her offspring, and thus she followed him back to Earth. Shathra was seemingly killed when Spider-Man lured her to the Great Weaver's temple in Ghana, and she was eaten by the spider-god, but she was resurrected to target Kaine, and was killed by his Other form.²----²* BackFromTheDead: She was seemingly killed by a swarm of spiders at the Great Weaver's temple, but was resurrected thanks to Mephisto's meddling with the time stream and pursues Kaine.²* BedmateReveal: She shape shifts into Annabelle Adams and has sex with Kaine, then reveals her true form to him afterwards. ²* BeeAfraid: She is a massive supernatural wasp goddess.²* BioluminescenceIsCool: She has glowing blue lines on her body.²* TheDreaded: An EnforcedTrope. Her mere appearance on Earth immediately causes Peters' Spider-Sense to ''flip out'' even though he's never met her before and she hadn't even found him yet. Her entire nature boils down to her being a relentless and lethal threat to Spider-Man. ²* FoodChainOfEvil: Like Morlun she is a supernatural entity that desires to eat Spider-Man due to him being the avatar of the Great Weaver.²* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Takes on a human form as Sharon Keller, and later impersonates Kaine's love interest Annabelle Adams.²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: She has glowing blue eyes.²* HumanoidAbomination: She is a humanoid supernatural spider-wasp-like entity from another dimension and a metaphysical enemy of the Great Weaver.²* 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 [[ModestyBedsheet only a bedsheet]], however, she caught him mid-rant about how he was a monster and Annabelle couldn't really be with him.²* JustDesserts: She's eaten by a swarm of supernatural spiders, though she later shows up alive. She is also "prey" when she pushes Kaine too far and [[SuperPoweredEvilSide the Other takes over]].²* LiteralManeater: She sleeps with Kaine in the form of his love interest, Annabelle Adams.²* LouisCypher:²--> '''Reporter:''' I'm sorry, what did you say your name was again?²--> '''Shathra:''' Sha[[{{Beat}} ...]] that is, Sharon.²* ManOfKryptonite: As a spider wasp, she's armed with venomous stingers that can paralyze Spider-Man and others like him.²* MonsterIsAMommy: She is the mother of a tribe of supernatural wasps.²* MundaneSolution: The ancient embodiment of the spider wasps enrages her prey and lures him out into the open by... going to the media, and claiming to be the ex-lover of the insatiably kinky Spider-Man.²* PsychopathicManchild: She's extremely infantile and her treatment of Spidey is that of a small child playing with its food before eating it. She can successfully pose as a mature adult, but this is merely an act to get close to her prey.²* RefugeInAudacity: She gets Peter's attention by going on television disguised as a human woman and claiming to be Spider-Man' secret lover, precisely because she knows he is married and correctly deduces that this will ''infuriate'' him. As soon as he arrives and attacks her, she resumes her true form and tries to kill and eat him.²* SexyShirtSwitch: Wears one of Kaine's after sleeping with him, but before the reveal of who she is.²* SuperStrength: She's strong enough to beat Spider-Man to a pulp.²* TeachHimAnger: Pisses Spider-Man off to get him to act on instinct. ²* ThirdPersonPerson: Frequently refers to herself this way.²* WingedHumanoid: She has four massive black insect wings. ²* WomanScorned: As Sharon Keller, she claims to have been a former lover of Spider-Man in order to draw him out.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Shocker]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Herman Schultz²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #46²²--> ''"No! I said, no! You think you can come here and just give orders--you think--you all think--I'm some kind of loser, someone you can just push around whenever you feel like it! Well that's not how it's gonna be anymore! I came here to get mine and I'm not leaving until I do! One way or another, you're all gonna learn--[[ don't mock the Shocker!]]"''²²A career bank robber, Herman Schultz built a DIY battle suit for himself using a set of "Vibro-Shock Gauntlets" that could launch blasts of concentrated air vibrated to high frequencies. Despite defeating Spider-Man in their first encounter - mostly because [[WorfHadTheFlu Peter had a broken arm]] - Shocker remained a thief and mercenary, acting as a subordinate to more megalomaniacal villains. ²----²* ADayInTheLimelight: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man story line is this for him as he is a main character there. ²* AffablyEvil: Tends to be pretty friendly.²* BadassBookworm: He's a smart guy and puts up a good fight, and has updated and improved his costume and blast gauntlets based upon past encounters with Spider-Man.²* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: When She-Hulk visited him in his home and not only did she not simply beat answers out of him, she bought him Chinese for dinner, Herman was willing to blast himself in the head with his own gauntlets in order to jolt his memories a bit.²* 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]].²* BlowYouAway: Crosses with MakeMeWannaShout; his Vibro-Shock Gauntlets work by sucking in and compacting air, then vibrating it rapidly inside the gauntlets' interior. Once it's built up the right level of vibrations/pressure, he expels it as a concussive force blast. It's often mistakenly portrayed as an electrical attack in animated media, no doubt due to his choice of moniker.²* ButtMonkey: Nowadays he's not very highly regarded, despite the fact he's actually one of Spider-Man's more successful foes. The only person that seems to give him any respect is ComicBook/TheHood, though Spidey and Daredevil are quite aware that he's the real deal and are smart enough to tread carefully around him. ²* TheChewToy: Is a C-list villain who is rarely taken seriously anymore. In his case, he doesn't particularly mind his reputation as long as it keeps other heroes off his back and/or (in the case of the Punisher) from putting a bullet through his head.²* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: His gauntlets and insulated suit are what give him his powers, especially later reiterations of the suit; Schultz redesigns his equipment regularly, and after working with minor X-men villain Unus the Untouchable, he got the idea to insert "contact plates", which trigger sharp bursts of pressure on detecting impact. This deflects physical strikes, makes him very difficult to get a grip on, and makes his physical attacks extra powerful due to trip-hammer vibration.²* ConsummateProfessional: Compared to other supervillains, he behaves more like a professional career criminal rather than the typical madman.²* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may not seem like much, but he's a skilled fighter, engineer, and a veteran supervillain. Shocker actually exploits this; if nobody takes you seriously, then you have the element of surprise and aren't being actively targeted by the heroes. So ''many'' people overlook his long career, the fact that he's actually good at what he does, and he's even better at flying under the radar. You could count on one hand the number of times he's been imprisoned. Lastly, Spider-Man regards him as a legitimate threat and knows to be extremely careful when fighting him. Interestingly, Shocker regards Spider-Man and any other heroes he encounters as occupational hazards of the life he's chosen and never makes it personal. Only his so-called "teammates" have made the mistake of pissing him off enough for the badass to really come out.²* CutLexLuthorACheck: Addressed in Venom's 2016 series. When being interviewed in jail about why he didn't use his engineering knowledge to attain a legitimate fortune, Herman quickly points out that since his criminal record predated his more impressive engineering feats, the taint of it would sabotage most attempts to find legitimate work, despite his impressive talents. Thus, career bank robbery seems the most pragmatic way to go.²* TheDon: [[spoiler: After the events of ''Superior Foes'', he's become the current boss of the Maggia crime family]].²* EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit: His quilted, padded outfit is pretty dumb-looking and makes him the subject of a lot of jokes, despite the fact that it has a functional and necessary purpose. ²* FriendlyEnemy: "Friendly" is a stretch, but he has absolutely nothing against Spider-Man, Daredevil, or the vast majority of the other heroes he runs into and views run-ins with them as part of the job description and little else. The Punisher is the only exception, purely because Shocker is entirely aware that Frank will shoot him without a second thought and will pursue him to the ends of the earth if he ever takes an interest in him.²* GeniusBruiser: Is a self-taught engineer who built his weapons and suit himself.²* HaveAGayOldTime: People mock his name a little more these days.²* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He wears a somewhat ridiculous looking yellow-and-brown costume, and has no superpowers without his gauntlets.²* LethalJokeCharacter: Half of the real world population seems to think he's just a joke character... but more people need to remember that he's got one of the best records of fighting Spider-Man. His victories rival those of Doc Ock! One time he even defeated Spidey with the help of fellow LethalJokeCharacter Trapster (aka Paste Pot Pete). The only reason they let him live was that their employer told them he'd double their pay if they let him go.²* NiceGuy: Known for being very affable and friendly when off the clock.²* NoRespectGuy: Not many people take him as seriously as they probably should. Shocker doesn't mind, as it means he doesn't end up as a target for bigger superheroes like the Avengers or psycho vigilantes like the Punisher.²* NormalFishInATinyPond: Invoked by Shocker himself. The reason he moves to New Jersey is due to the surplus of heroes and villains in New York while he's considered a C-List villain there. But since New Jersey hardly has any heroes, he could easily become a threat here.²* PragmaticVillainy: A big part of his character. He has a very businesslike approach to his work, which means that he avoids holding or acting on grudges (because there's no money in going after Spidey, Daredevil, or someone else while off the clock, and unless he's getting paid to do it, he's not going to go beyond doing what it takes to get them off his ass), keeps a low profile (because making too big a name for yourself tends to put you on the Punisher's radar), and sticks to activities that are relatively low-risk and have good returns.²* PunchClockVillain: He simply treats supervillainy as a job and generally has no grand ambition other than trying to get by and make some money.²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He recently moved to New Jersey and antagonizes [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]] after he felt New York had too many superheroes.²* OnlySaneMan: For Spidey's rogues gallery in general.²* RevengeBeforeReason: Also averted. Shocker's only interested in money, not petty things like revenge. Spidey, Daredevil, and anyone else trying to scrap with him is merely an occupational hazard and nothing more.²* SayMyName: One of his more memorable schemes involved causing mass blackouts in Manhattan that when viewed from above spelled out SHOCKER.²* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: How his tenure on the Thunderbolts ended; upon seeing how [[BloodKnight violent]] Mr. Hyde and Troll were and having the nanites controlling him disabled, he decided to run while he still could. ²* TookALevelInBadass: That time he upgraded.²--> '''Shocker:''' I've made a few changes to my entire vibro-shock system. I miniaturized the vibro units and spread them all over my costume. At the first hint of a sneak attack, the vibration shield is thrown up and... well... I'm sure you're feeling the results right through your fillings just about now. Needless to say, but I will anyway, I also increased the power of the units. For years I spent so much time moaning about always losing to guys like you, and then, one day, it came to me. I think I was watching some infomercial about taking charge of the power within... or something like that. Anyway... I realized that I hadn't bothered to update my vibro technology since I first started out with this gig. As you can probably tell... I was successful when I tried. I like to think my mother would have been proud of her boy. What do you think? Don't worry. You can get back to me on that.²* VillainousFriendship: Used to have one with Hydro-Man, but after Morris screwed up several jobs for the duo and sold Shocker out to Hammerhead for money, Herman no longer works with him.²* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: For a long time in the 90s, he was terrified of Scourge, believing the notorious villain-killing vigilante was hiding in every shadow waiting to gun him down, and that ''everyone'' who spoke to him could be Scourge in disguise. The Kingpin was even able to make him flee in terror in the middle of a battle ''he was winning'' simply by having a henchman shout Scourge's catchphrase. Ironically, there's no proof at all that he was ever on Scourge's hit list at all. He's also justifiably afraid of the Punisher and has had encounters with him (and lived to tell the tale), but while he does take pains to stay off his radar, he's never been anywhere near as paranoid as he was with Scourge.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Shriek]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Frances Louise Barrison²-> '''Debut:''' ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' #1²²--> ''"Look at what your star patient's done, doctor! Look at the madness I've spread! You said you wanted me to reach my full potential, look what I'm capable of! Look! They're just getting warmed up... they haven't boiled over into murderers yet. Open your eyes! It'll be beautiful when it happens."''²²As a child, Shriek was abused by her parents, especially her mother, whose cruelty drove her to drugs, overeating, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and heavy metal]]. Shriek's mental stability was further damaged when she was shot in the head during an altercation with the police, and when she had a run-in with heroes Cloak and Dagger, whose powers did ''something'' to Shriek, giving her various superhuman abilities of her own. Now fully capable of taking revenge on the world she blames for her misery, Shriek found soul mates of sorts in the form of her "husband" Carnage, and "son" Doppelganger.²----²* AbusiveParents: She was abused physically, psychologically, and sexually by her parents.²* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Her original occupation.²* AxCrazy: She's almost as insane as Cletus Kasady.²* BadassFamily: Intent on creating one with Carnage and any other villains they "adopt" into their little family.²* BrownNote: She can send off psychic waves of bloodlust.²* ClingyJealousGirl: Beats Tanis Nieves up for "carrying [Carnage's] baby".²* CreateYourOwnVillain: One flashback suggested that she was a normal drug dealer and only gained her powers when Cloak and Dagger attacked her.²* ConvenientComa: Placed in one by Scorn, though she later recovers.²* DarkActionGirl: She has the ability to project psychic waves of hatred and bloodlust, and can blast people with sonic screams.²* DarkMistress: For Carnage, in a ComicBook/HarleyQuinn-and-ComicBook/TheJoker fashion. ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} refers to her as Carnage's "hot [[PowerFloats levitating]] girlfriend".²* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Shriek, Rattle, and Roll'' and ''Shrieking''.²* DomesticAbuse: Suffers this from Carnage, due to his MoodSwinger tendencies.²* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She has black hair and extremely pale skin.²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Doppelganger regards her as his mother, and she's possibly the only other human being that Carnage has ever felt anything even close to genuine affection for.²* EvilCostumeSwitch: Upon returning to "normal" in the ''Carnage'' miniseries, she trades in her regular clothes for a hastily assembled facsimile of her old costume, her skin goes back to being unhealthily pale, and her eyes become completely white.²--> '''Shriek:''' I wanted to look good for my boyfriend.²* EvilMatriarch: During the ''Maximum Carnage'' series she was Carnage's "wife" and the "mother" of Doppelgänger, Carrion, and Demogoblin.²* EvilMeScaresMe: Tanis Nieves almost succeeded in returning her mental stability. Nice job breaking it, Michael Hall.²* {{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 ComicBook/{{Domino|MarvelComics}}.²* FacialMarkings: She has a black stripe over her left eye.²* FashionableAsymmetry: Her costumes tend to be an eclectic assortment of various pieces of clothing.²* FluffyTamer: Tamed the Doppelgänger, which views her as its mother.²* FormerlyFat: She mentions that she was overweight in her childhood.²* FreudianExcuse: She was horribly abused by her parents.²* GlassCannon: Spider-Man once knocked her out with little more than a flick.²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Just one, for some reason.²* HandBlast: Her main method of attack.²* HatePlague: She can induce temporary insanity in others; the exact mechanics of this are never explained, but it's presumably an extension of her sonic powers.²* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Her witnessing the love Carrion had for his real mother, coupled with Doctor Nieves's treatment, goes a long way towards rehabilitating her ("No! I need my doctor! You don't know how I get without her!") Unfortunately, being held captive by Hall Industries, exposure to the Carnage symbiote, and witnessing Doppelganger being attacked caused her snap, and completely regress ("I forgot how much '''fun''' that was...")²* HellBentForLeather: Once acquired a new costume by raiding a fetish clothing shop.²* [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe I'm Taking Him Home With Me!]]: Carnage was set to kill Doppelgänger when it attacked them, but Shriek wanted to keep it.²* InLoveWithYourCarnage: She once tried to make Spider-Man her lover upon sensing his inner darkness.²* IRejectYourReality: She once irrationally blamed Spider-Man for Doppelganger's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death, even though she was right there when Carnage attacked him.²* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: When Carnage gets pissed at Shriek for whatever reason in ''Maximum Carnage'' and tries to attack her, Doppelganger steps in. Carnage then decides killing Shriek's "baby" will be punishment enough (though he gets better... after a few years).²* LoonyFan: Carnage's groupie.²* MadLove: Shriek is to Carnage what Harley Quinn is to the Joker.²* MakeMeWannaShout: She can project a sonic scream using her voice, which has caused her to be used against Carnage in some instances.²* 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.²* MessyHair: Especially early on, her hair was very poofy and very untidy.²* MetalHead: According to a line in ''Maximum Carnage''.²* MindOverMatter: She's telekinetic, but has never been shown using the ability offensively, just to make herself and (much more rarely) others levitate.²* MommyIssues: Horrible abuse at the hands of her mother caused her to develop a twisted fixation with family and motherhood.²* MonochromaticEyes: When she goes back to being evil in the ''Carnage'' miniseries.²* MostCommonSuperPower: She's very busty, and most of her outfits accentuate this.²* MsFanservice: Likes to dress in provocative gothic and [[BondageIsBad S&M-inspired]] clothes, and wears a NaughtyNurseOutfit at the end ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} vs. Carnage''.²* NightmareFetishist: She fell in love with a guy calling himself ''Carnage''.²* TheOphelia: She was driven insane by her parents' abuse.²* PerkyGoth: Well, manic-depressive.²* PromotionToParent: For [[HumanoidAbomination the Doppelgänger]].²* PsychoSupporter: She fell in love with Carnage at first sight and hasn't really looked back.²* SatelliteCharacter: Rarely appears without Carnage.²* {{Stripperiffic}}: Possibly justified; she's "showing off" after a lifetime of being overweight and unattractive.²* TragicVillain: Especially since Tanis Nieves nearly succeeded in rehabilitating her.²* 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 ''Carnage''.²* UnholyMatrimony: With Carnage.²* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: "The white hats. The good guys. Heads stuffed with dreams and ideals. Every day they save the world. But tell me this, my little spider--why weren't they there to save me?!"²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Silvermane]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Silvio Manfredi²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #73²²--> ''"Ha! You think I'd a'trusted any one of those no-good good-for-nothings? That family stuff's just one more way you keep 'em in line. Only saps buy it. You want rewards for loyalty, get yourself one of them Wegmans Cards. You wanna stay alive in this biz--you make 'em fear you."''²²An Italian immigrant, Silvio Manfredi joined [[TheMafia the Maggia]] as a teenager and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming one of their dons, organizing a "family" centered around intense loyalty. Arrested due to tax evasion, when he got out of prison he found that his family's power had waned and that other crime lords like the Kingpin had arrived to fill the vacuum. Manfredi started a gang war to reclaim power, and took on the nickname Silvermane due to his hair turning white. Silvio realized he was growing old, and became obsessed with finding a means of restoring his youth, blackmailing Curt Connors into developing one that de-aged him. He became the Supreme HYDRA for a while, and after being expelled tried to organize New York's crime lords under himself. During a fight with the third Green Goblin and Spider-Man, Silvermane fell to his apparent death. He survived, but after an assassination attempt the shock caused him to revert to an elderly man. After being mortally wounded by Cloak and Dagger, Silvermane had his head transplanted to a cybernetic body and sought revenge. ²----²* CoolOldGuy: Subverted. Since he fell out of the business he's developed a nostalgic reputation for being New York's last good don, but according to Boomerang he's actually a cranky old jerk who nobody except Hammerhead liked.²* EvilMentor: He served as this to Shocker in Superior Foes, getting him to grow a backbone and becoming a more ambitious villain.²* EvilOldFolks: Is an elderly crime lord.²* GeniusBruiser: He was a vicious physical fighter in his youth, in addition to being a criminal mastermind. When he temporarily regains his youth, he effortlessly manhandles Man Mountain Marko, despite Marko being twice his size. He even holds his own against Spider-Man. ²* LivingMacguffin: Silvermane's head is a major Macguffin in Superior Foes, since anyone who possesses it controls the Maggia. [[spoiler:As it turns out, his head befriended a young boy whose mother owned the junkyard where he was found, and is later found by the Shocker.]]²* LosingYourHead: In ''The Superior Foes of Spider-Man'', Silvermane lost his cyborg body but he's still alive as his head is where his power source is. ²* [[TheMafia The Maggia]]: One of the key players.²* PetTheDog: After losing his cyborg body, he ended up befriending a young boy and his mother and enjoyed his time with them far more than he did as head of the Maggia. [[spoiler:He also ends up installing Shocker as the new head of the Maggia.]]²* PoweredArmor: In his advanced age he wears a suit of powered armor to help him match superpowered foes. Later on, he turned himself into a cyborg.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Sin-Eater]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Stanley Carter²-> '''Debut:''' ''Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man'' #107²²--> ''"Do not be afraid, you without sin, for I shall not cast the first stone. Only those who have misused their power need fear the Sin-Eater's wrath!"''²²While a member of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, Stanley Carter took part in a program that saw him being administered an experimental drug (presumably an attempted recreation of the [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Super Soldier Serum]]) that was supposed to increase the strength and endurance those given it to near-superhuman levels. The drug succeeded in its intended purpose, but also caused severe mental instability in Carter and other test subjects, which led to the program being discontinued.²²Carter subsequently resigned from S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a police detective, which unfortunately led to his severely strained mind snapping when he witnessed his partner's death at the hands of a gang of young criminals. Becoming obsessed with punishing those he believed allowed injustices to take place due to abusing or ignoring their authority, Carter became a shotgun-wielding serial killer calling himself the "Sin-Eater". Carter's murderous rampage (which he himself was placed in charge of investigating) claimed the lives of several, including Police Captain Jean [=DeWolff=], his secret lover, and an ally of Spider-Man.²²Carter was eventually apprehended by Spider-Man (who, in a fit of rage, unintentionally crippled him, and nearly allowed him to be lynched by an angry mob) and placed in psychiatric care, while also having the drug that drove him to homicidal mania purged from his system. A repentant Carter was soon released, which turned out to be mistake, as he was tormented by visions of the Sin-Eater. Overcome by stress and an inability to readjust, Carter donned his old costume, took a hostage, and was shot to death by the police; immediately afterward, Spider-Man, who had been conflicted about Carter, discovered that his shotgun was not even loaded; he had "beaten" the Sin-Eater by committing SuicideByCop.²²Years later, Carter's body was recovered and infected with the Carrion virus by the Scriers. The new "Carrion-Eater" engaged Spider-Man in several battles before Carter's consciousness asserted control, which led to him sacrificing himself to thwart the Scriers' plan to summon [[EldritchAbomination Chthon]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Speed Demon]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA''': James Sanders²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Avengers'' #69²²--> ''"Pushing my buttons, risky move, considering I can break the speed of sound on one leg."''²²A chemist granted super-speed by the Grandmaster, James Sanders used his powers for criminal ends, both solo and as a part of various villain teams. Starting out as the Whizzer, he later changed his nom de guerre to the slightly less embarrassing Speed Demon.²----²* AbusiveParents: According to him, his mother sold his dog for drug money.²* DirtyCoward: When danger breaks out, there's a good chance that Speed Demon will run.²* EvilKnockOff: Of the heroic Whizzer from the ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Universe.²* FreudianExcuse: It's implied that his mom was a real asshole.²* {{Jerkass}}: Kind of comes with the territory, but Speed Demon is still a jackass. He spent a good portion of ''The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man'' limited series trying to hit on Boomerang's girlfriend, even when Boomerang was in jail.²* ManChild: Tends to throw childish fits when he doesn't get his way and acts incredibly immature at times, once getting into a petty argument with a little girl.²* MilesGloriosus: He talks big, but he's always the first person to run for the hills when fights start.²* PetTheDog: In ''Superior Foes of Spider-Man'', Speed Demon ends up growing attached to a puppy [[KickTheDog he stole from a girl]]. When said girl's family put a reward for the puppy's return, he reluctantly returned the dog, but not before making sure that the dog is well-supplied.²* PokeThePoodle: A lot of his crimes come off as this.²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Started out fighting ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheDefenders, before moving into Spidey's RoguesGallery.²* SinisterShades: The goggles on his outfit.²* SoreLoser: Tends to throw fits over being one-upped.²* SuperSpeed: His main power is to run at extreme speeds.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Spencer Smythe]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #25²²--> ''"Look at him. Blithely ignorant of his impending demise! Yet, when he breathes his last, I want to know who is responsible! I want him to suffer even as I've suffered--for, after too many attempts--Spencer Smythe will finally crush the Web-Slinger--forever!"''²²An expert in robotics, Spencer Smythe repeatedly approached J. Jonah Jameson with his Spider-Slayers, machines design to hunt down Spider-Man. Numerous humiliating defeats at Spider-Man's hands eventually caused Spencer to lose his mind, and he became obsessed with killing the hero, abandoning his scientific career in favor of a life of crime. Eventually, the toxicity of the materials used to create the Slayers caught up with Spencer, and he died after sticking an explosive shackle on Spider-Man and Jameson, which they barely escaped.²----²* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his first two appearances he was more of a scientist who was doing a good deed by trying to stop Spider-Man. In the 1970s, after a long absence, he was a card-carrying criminal.²* DeadGuyJunior: His son Alistair, who also fits GenerationXerox and AvengingTheVillain.²* DeathTrap: Before dying from cancer Spencer makes one last attempt at revenge; he puts a bomb on Spidey and Jameson's wrists.²* EvilGenius: Spencer specializes in robotics, and built a variety of machines designed to kill Spider-Man.²* KilledOffForReal: Most likely due to cancer.²* RobotMaster: A variation, in that none of his robots possessed AIs, instead being either piloted or controlled remotely.²* SanitySlippage: The material he used to create the Spider-Slayers rendered him mentally and physically frail, and made him believe (among other things) that Jonah "forced" him to create the Slayers.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Spider-Slayer]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Alistair Alphonso Smythe²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man Annual'' #19²²--> ''"For all you have done to the Smythe family. My family. And to every member of my Slayer Swarm. Everyone you ever loved--anyone foolish enough to call you friend--will find my wrath raining down upon them."''²²The son of Spencer Smythe, Alistair Smythe picked up where his father left off, targeting Spider-Man, Jameson, and their loved ones with his own Spider-Slayers in an attempt to avenge Spencer's death. Alistair initially worked for the Kingpin, but his vendetta resulted in him being paralyzed from the waist down. Realizing his robots were not enough, Alistair constructed a suit of PoweredArmor and called himself the Ultimate Spider-Slayer. He was defeated, but broke out of jail and continued improving the Spider-Slayer robots and his own armor. Alistair eventually assembled a group of supervillains with grudges against Spider-Man and Jameson and equipped them with advanced powered armor, succeeding in killing Jameson's wife. He was sentenced to death, but broke free with help from his Spider-Slayers. Mortally wounded by Jameson and Spider-Man, he attempted to transfer his consciousness into the latter's body, only to die discovering [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus another supervillain]] had beaten him to it. ²----²* AvengingTheVillain: His entire motivation is avenging his father Spencer's death.²* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His armor was equipped with claws and arm-blades.²* DeadGuyJunior: Like his father, he's a genius at mechanical engineering.²* EvilCripple: DownplayedTrope. He was paralyzed while trying to kill Spider-Man.²* GrandTheftMe: ''Tried'' to pull one on Spider-Man before dying, but discovered Otto Octavius had beaten him to it.²* KilledOffForReal: At the hands of the Superior Spider-Man.²* PoweredArmor: After being crippled he built himself a suit of cybernetic armor. He later upgraded to a biomechanical version.²* ProgressivelyPrettier: He lost a lot of weight between his first and second appearances and managed to shave the beard and get a haircut before the third story that he was part of. Nowadays, he looks genuinely attractive under his armor.²* ShouldersOfDoom: His armor had a pair of forward-facing blades on them.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Spot]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Doctor Jonathan Ohnn²-> '''Debut:''' ''Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man'' Vol. 1, #98²²A lowly scientist employed by ComicBook/TheKingpin, Doctor Jonathan Ohnn was given the assignment of creating a replacement for the Answer, a superhuman minion of the Kingpin who had seemingly perished in a battle with [[ComicBook/CloakAndDagger Cloak and Dagger]]. By studying Cloak's abilities, Ohnn was able to tear open a portal to the Darkforce Dimension, though the amount of power required to sustain the portal proved to be too great, and it began to warp and flicker (changing it's destination, unbeknownst to Ohnn) due to the strain it was putting on New York City's electrical grid. Before the portal could close completely, a desperate Ohnn leapt through it, and was brought to Spotworld, a white void full of black spots, which could act as gateways to other places. Ohnn found a portal back to Earth, and emerged from it as a pure white humanoid covered in the black spots, which he could control and use for transportation.²²Drunk on power, Ohnn renamed himself the Spot, and engaged Spider-Man, walking away victorious in their first battle, but not their second. After that, Spot popped up all over the Marvel Universe as a minor villain, either working solo, or for crime lords like Tombstone, Mr. Negative, and the Hood. Spot's unglamorous life as a glorified getaway vehicle took a turn for the worse when he was captured by a Mafia family and was hooked up to a machine that copied his powers onto an individual known as the Coyote; this event warped Spot, turning him into a nearly incoherent mess of twisted and warped body parts... that's still stuck doing grunt work for others.²----²* AtrociousAlias: Spidey laughed his head off when he first heard Ohm's alias.²* BodyHorror: After having his powers hijacked by the Coyote, he now has multiple hands and feet protruding from every portal on his body.²* GoMadFromTheIsolation: He betrayed MODOK's Eleven to the Mandarin II, who [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves subsequently betrayed him by trapping him in one of his own portals]], he became stuck for an unknown amount of time in his dimension but with no way to know which portal was the way back. After his return he no longer speaks, is much more ruthless, and only communicates in a written language made up of spots.²* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: After his first battle with Spider-Man, he became a minor villain to the point that Spidey feels a little bad for himself that he actually took a few punches from guys like The Spot.²* NotSoHarmlessVillain[=/=]TookALevelInBadass:²** During ''Brand New Day'', he relentlessly hunted down a Russian mobster who had shot his son. Despite Spidey trying to stop him, the Spot actually ''succeeded'' in carrying out his vendetta, brutally killing the mobster.²** Subverted 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. ²* PortableHole: He has power over interdimensional portals, which he could place and remove as if they were solid objects. ²* PunnyName: Mr. '''Ohnn''' is '''the Spot'''.²* UnexplainedRecovery: After the incident with Coyote, Spot has been menacing Jessica Jones and Miles Morales, looking like his old self. He can talk normally again too.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Squid]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Donald "Don" Callahan²-> '''Debut:''' ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man'' Vol. 2, #16²²--> ''"Like ink, Spider-Man? That is exactly what it is. Courtesy of... the Squid!"''²²After his wife died, "Big" Mike Callahan channeled his grief into his business, causing him to neglect his troubled son, Donald. Don soon fell in with bad crowds, eventually working his way up to becoming a member of a criminal syndicate which mutated him and his girlfriend, Laura, into the Squid and Ms. Fortune, respectively. In their first outing as members of the Wicked Brigade, Squid and Ms. Fortune were soundly beaten by Spider-Man, which caused Laura to retire, and dump Don. Undeterred by this, his humiliating defeat by the webhead, and subsequent reconciliation with his father, Don continued his supervillain activities, sometimes working solo, but most often offering his services to bigwigs like the Hood, or the Owl.²----²* AnimalMotifs: He named his gang "the Tentacles".²* BullyingADragon: While holding hostages after a botched robbery, Squid picks a fight with ComicBook/{{Carnage}}. Fortunately for him, Cletus was feeling ''[[HeelFaceTurn very]]'' merciful.²* CombatTentacles: He has four prehensile tentacles protruding from his back.²* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A lot of people think he's a wuss, but Squid's actually killed people before and can be surprisingly dangerous in combat when he wants to be.²* CurbStompBattle: Always finds himself on the receiving end of these, which is why he's never taken seriously.²* LargeHam: Really likes yelling "... the Squid!"²* LegacyCharacter: He's so looked down upon that Roderick Kingsley enfranchised his identity despite Callahan still being alive. ²* LovecraftianSuperpower: He can turn into a mouthless, green anthropomorphic squid-creature that squirts foul-smelling ink from his hands and tentacles.²* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He's killed several people, a few in just plain disgusting ways, yet is still regarded as a joke by many.²* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He doesn't have big ambitions; he just goes in, gets his money, and gets out.²* RubberHoseLimbs: In his squid form he either has no bones or is ''very'' flexible, enough to travel through plumbing.²* UnholyMatrimony: Used to be in a committed relationship with Ms. Fortune, but they split up when she wanted to retire while he wanted to continue being a supervillain. ²* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can shift from human to cephalopod form at will, though this isn't brought up much.²[[/folder]]²²²[[folder:Styx and Stone]]²[[quoteright:350:]] ² ²-> '''AKA:''' Jacob Eishorn (Styx) and Dr. Gerald Stone (Stone)²-> '''Debut:''' ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #309²²Gerald Stone, an idealistic young scientist, attempted to cure a homeless man named Jacob Eishorn of his cancer by using an untested procedure. The procedure backfired, turning Jacob into a living cancer that needed to kill to survive. Racked with guilt, Gerald had them become mercenaries in hopes of raising the funds needed to find a cure for Jacob (now calling himself "Styx"), which led to them facing off with Spider-Man several times.²----²* TheBusCameBack: They were semi-recurring foes of Spider-Man during the late 80s and early 90s, then vanished for two decades, eventually returning in the 2016 ''ComicBook/SpiderManDeadpool'' series.²* CreepyLongFingers: Styx can stretch his fingers and extend his reach.²* MotiveDecay: Stone had the pair become mercenaries so Styx wouldn't kill innocents. But as time went on, he become willing to kill anyone who threatened Styx. By ''Spider-Man/Deadpool'', he and Styx had become the leaders of the ''Cult of Entropy'', who were dedicated to ending the world.²* NoSell: Styx's touch has no effect on inorganic materials, meaning that Spider-Man's costume, made of synthetic fabric, rendered him effectively immune to it.²* NotAsYouKnowThem: When they returned in ''Spider-Man/Deadpool'', they had radically different appearances; Styx looked far more ghoulish, with claws and a JaggedMouth, while Stone had become a {{Golem}}-like creature with TakenForGranite powers.²* ShoulderCannon: Stone has two, which fire a variety of ammos, from lasers to knockout gas.²* TakenForGranite: In ''Spider-Man/Deadpool'', Stone has gained the ability to turn any inorganic substance he touches into a fragile, rock-like material.²* TouchOfDeath: Styx's touch can kill any living creature, and disintegrate organic matter.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Superior Carnage]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Doctor Karlin Malus²-> '''Debut:''' ''Spider-Woman'' #30²²--> ''"Welcome to Hell, New York! Turns out I don't mind the heat after all, as long as I'm the one pulling the trigger. Ha ha ha! Cletus Kasady was a fool, wasting so much time on chaos..."''²²Growing up, Karlin Malus was fascinated by the exploits of the Fantastic Four and graduated with a degree in biology, wanting to study the science behind superpowers. Unable to get money through legal means, Karl turned to crime and set up the Institute for Supranormality Research with backing from criminal organizations. Through illegal human testing, Malus developed supersoldier serums, but his desire to experiment on an already superpowered individual went unrealized until Richard Deacon, a supervillain called the Fly, came to him looking for a power boost. Malus' experiments brought him into conflict with Jessica Drew, the first Spider-Woman, and later Captain America. Malus was eventually hired by Power Broker, Inc. to supply superhumanly strong wrestlers for the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation. Malus complied, but he was crippled when the serum he used drove most of his subjects insane. Malus was later recruited by his old friend the Wizard, who sought his help in controlling the Carnage symbiote... by forcibly transferring it to his body and mind-controlling him. Resentful of the Wizard's trickery, Malus nevertheless was forced to become the "Superior Carnage", but lost control of the symbiote and killed Klaw, and was stripped of it and eaten by the symbiote-controlled Wizard.²²For more information on him, please refer to the '''ComicBook/{{Carnage}}''' page, and the adjoining '''[[Characters/{{Carnage}} characters]]''' page.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:"Superior" Spider-Man IV/Superior Venom]]²²[[quoteright:250:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Doctor Otto Gunther Octavius in the body of Peter Benjamin Parker²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #697²²-->"''Better yet, with my unparalleled genius -- and my boundless ambition -- I'll be a better Spider-Man than you ever were. From this day forth, I shall become... THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN!''"²²After his master plan during "Ends Of The Earth" failed, Otto Octavius was at the end of his life. Before his inevitable end came, he put in motion his final plan, which was switching bodies with Peter Parker and taking all his memories, instincts, and powers in the process. At first Ock tried to use them as a way to get revenge on Peter, but after Peter showed him the ramifications of being Peter Parker include "the great responsibility", Octavius changed his ways and now tries to honor Peter's last wish by being a better hero than he ever was.²----²* AmbiguouslyEvil: In almost all of his appearances in other comics especially in Alpha: Big Time and Avenging Spider-man, where he is using Alpha to upgrade himself and seems to be rebuilding the Sinister Six respectively. Not that this is surprising given that he's a somewhat reformed villain.²* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: It's a brand new Spidey, for better or worse. Sort of; even though it's Peter's body, Doctor Octopus is in control of it.²* AngelFaceDemonFace: As Superior Venom. If Otto is in control his eyes are smooth, the webbing motif neat and tidy, and nary a fang in sight. When he starts to get angry, however, he sprouts a maw full of fangs and both the eyes and webbing motif become distorted.²* AntagonistInMourning:²** After he kills Peter, he remembers everything that Peter went through due to the Freaky Friday Flip. It's enough to drive him to use his powers for good.²** Notably averted when he purges Peter from his mind -- he immediately celebrates that he's ''free''.²* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: As of the beginning of ''Superior'', NominalHero for the former and NobleDemon for the latter. While he becomes increasingly antagonistic and arrogant, he believes he's doing it for the good of the city (and his ego). When he ultimately realizes he's been doing more harm than good, he sacrifices himself to give Peter his body back. ²* AntiHeroSubstitute: He lacks the aesthetics to be a proper NinetiesAntiHero, but certainly has the attitude and viciousness of one.²* TheAtoner:²** ''[[ExaggeratedTrope Much]]'' more so than Peter, which is saying quite a bit. He was so moved by learning about the original Spider-Man's past that he decided to use his powers for good instead of for selfish reasons. He's got plenty to atone for, too: nearly destroying the planet for starters, and pretty much every other heinous thing that he's done as Doctor Octopus. This is the only thing keeping him from being a KarmaHoudini from the conclusion of ''Amazing''.²** However, as the series goes on, his quest becomes more driven by his own ego than by any desire to do good, making this a SubvertedTrope.²* BaitTheDog: It sure was nice of him to perform a brain surgery to save a little girl. Too bad that he does it as a means to find Peter's remnant and try to kill him for good.²* BerserkButton:²** In ''Superior Spider-Man'' Issue #3, finding out that his old friend the Vulture was using children as mooks, drove Otto blind with rage, especially since he had hit one of them. Due to his father abusing him as a child, he abhors the idea of harming children, especially if he hurt them. He changed his mind from giving the Vulture money so he would stop his crimes, to trying to kill him.²** Bullies in general, and anything that triggers Otto's memories of being bullied cause him to react with DisproportionateRetribution.²* ButHeSoundsHandsome: Whenever Doctor Octopus is brought up.²* CorruptCorporateExecutive: After Horizon Labs is destroyed he founds Parker Industries in order to keep developing weapons and equipment.²* ADateWithRosiePalms: In the ''Superior'' Issue #2. Ghost-Peter is pretty grossed out by this.²* DeadpanSnarker: It's most evident in ComicBook/TheAvengers, however he tends to be more on the deadpan side.²* DirtyOldMan: Although being in Peter's body does not make him physically old in the slightest, he is a middle-aged man, and a lot of issue 1 and 2 of ''Superior'' have him hitting on women of Peter's age, meaning women at least 20 years younger than he is. Then in issue four, when he reenters grad school, he flirts with one of the students there. Ghost Peter is very disturbed.²* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Taking on the Venom symbiote causes him to lose all self-control and start ranting like a madman and become obsessed with finding any lawbreaker he can find ([[AllCrimesAreEqual no matter how minor]]) so he can beat them up and demonstrate his superiority. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain This results in Peter resurfacing and convincing Ock to free himself from the Symbiote's control]].²* FairWeatherMentor: To Alpha.²* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: He's tricked out the outfit to have StatOVision and [[NightVisionGoggles Night Vision]], like Iron Man.²* GoodIsNotNice: Probably the defining difference between him and Peter. And the "good" part is stretching it.²* GoOutWithASmile: He smiles at Peter, recognizing that he's the hero New York City needs.²* GrandTheftMe: Pulled a Freaky Friday Flip on Peter after his battle with both Hobgoblins.²* GracefulLoser: ²** In the end, Otto acknowledges Peter is the true Superior Spider-Man and willingly gives Parker his body back, even purging his memories to avoid distracting and confusing Peter.²** When Peter successfully trounces him during their fight in Spider-Verse, Otto admits defeat with begrudging acceptance.²* GhostMemory: One of his new "powers", in a sense. He got these memories from Peter, and it's what inspired him to go through his HeelFaceTurn in the first place. He loses them after purging the remnants of Peter from his body.²* HeelFaceTurn: Otto takes over as Spider-Man after Peter dies, overwhelmed by Peter's memories and thoughts. Of course, he's still an egomaniac, so he's also motivated by being a better Spider-Man than Peter was.²** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He sequesters and purges the remnants of Peter from his body, going back on his promise to protect Peter's friends by slaughtering mental representations of them. To be fair, it was because he only saw them as memories and all of Peter's had to go so that he could continue to be Spider-Man. [[JerkassHasAPoint Though Otto's point about how the mental representations are not actually Peter's friends]], [[VillainHasAPoint and "killing" them is not actually breaking the promise Otto made to Peter IS perfectly valid]].²* HeelRealization: He finally realizes all he has done wrong and all of his flaws in the Goblin Nation arc.²* HeroicSuicide: He erases himself to allow Peter back his body to save New York in ''Superior Spider-Man'' 30.²* HijackingCthulhu: He seizes control of the Venom symbiote and forces it to remain bonded to him when it tries to leave him for Flash. The symbiote quickly undermines his control and turns the tables on him fairly quickly, though.²* HypocriticalHumor: In ''Spider-Verse'', when Otto and Peter face off for the final time, [[spoiler:Otto sneers at Peter for ganging up on him with Spider-Girl and Spider-Woman. Peter is quick to point out he has no right to judge, since he founded the Sinister Six with the same intent in mind]].²* IHatePastMe: When [[MyFutureSelfAndMe they come face to face]] in ''Spider-Verse'', Otto assumes Peter is from before his GrandTheftMe and mocks him lacking the ruthlessness to kill his enemies. Peter responds by punching him in the nose, then beats him by surrendering and telling [=SpOck=] to prove his superiority by killing him.²* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Why he splits up with Mary Jane. He also does this [[PetTheDog out of respect for Peter]].²* InsufferableGenius: About 90 percent of his thoughts are how much Superior he is to Peter, or how other the resident geniuses of the Marvel Universe are not as smart as him, like Reed flipping Richards.²* {{Jerkass}}: In terms of personality, he's really not someone you'd want to hang around with. [[DeconstructedTrope This trait nearly got him kicked off of the Avengers]].²** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However, he's also doing the right thing because he feels that it's what the real Spider-Man would do. Even still, the "Jerk" aspect of this can be stretched a bit, considering that part of the reason he's being good is due to simply outdo the original.²** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: His actions are increasingly less heroic and more extreme. This definitely kicks in by the time he erases Peter. He subverts this, though with [[RedemptionEqualsDeath his]] [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre final]] [[HeroicSuicide actions]].²* KarmicDeath: A ''self-inflicted'' example. Otto put Peter down for the count for a long time by erasing him from his own mind. When he realizes that the world needs Peter, he does the same thing to himself in penance, and so that Peter won't be distracted by Octavius' extra baggage.²* KillAndReplace: Previously, Dr. Octopus had swapped bodies with Spider-Man, leaving the hero to die trapped in Ock's broken body and leaving the villain in a healthy, heroic body with no one realizing anything. Doc Ock uses his new life to constantly try to prove himself a superior Spider-Man. [[spoiler: In the end of the series, Otto realizes Parker was better than him and lets him take control of his body once more.]]²* KillTheGod: In order to stop the Inheritors, [[spoiler:Otto kills the Master Weaver]].²* LargeHam: Good gravy, just look at the quote.²* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Getting sent back to Earth-616 erased his memories of the events of ''Spider-Verse''.²* LaserGuidedKarma: Kicking Peter out of his head cost him Peter's memories, which becomes increasingly important as the story arc progresses.²* LegacyCharacter: Doctor Octopus is now Spider-Man after the aforementioned Grand Theft Me.²* LoveRedeems: Otto's love for Anna Maria leads to him giving Peter his body back in order to save her.²* ManipulativeBastard: He's manipulating pretty much everyone right now.²* MadScientist [[ScienceHero Hero]]: Like the original Spidey, only more fiendish.²* MetaGuy: In Hickman's run on the Avengers, oddly enough.²* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: As of ''#22'', Dr. Peter Parker is in the house.²* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: For the most part, he doesn't act anything like either Peter or Spider-Man, although [[IdiotBall it takes a while for anyone to notice]].²* MultiArmedAndDangerous: His new suit has four cybernetic spider-legs, similar to Peter's old Iron Spider outfit.²* NotQuiteDead: In the ''Superior Spider-Man #32'' and ''#33'' [=SpOck=] is shown to have been [[ transported to the 2099 universe]], though this takes place during his fight with Spider-Man 2099. ²* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[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.²* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Ghost-Peter just before purging him.²* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: [=SpOck's=] second costume is based off of Alex Ross' concept art for ''Film/SpiderMan1'', and he becomes increasingly violent and antagonistic, taking cues from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.²* RedemptionEqualsDeath: While he wasn't able to undo the damage he did to Peter's life, he did allow Peter to live to fight another day.²* SanitySlippage: After retuning from being time-warped, Otto becomes more brutal and totalitarian than ever. [[spoiler:This is because while fighting the Inheritors, he learns that Peter will eventually regain control of his body.]]²* ScrewDestiny: When Otto figures out that Peter is going to get his body back in ''Spider-Verse'', [[spoiler:he tries to destroy the Web of Life thinking it will free him from his fate]]. ²* ShadowArchetype: He already was this as Doctor Octopus and now it's taken UpToEleven. His methods of crime fighting are more vicious and what would happen if Peter decided to be serious about protecting the whole city.²* TakingUpTheMantle: Becomes Spider-Man after Peter dies.²* TheUnfettered: He ''nearly'' kills someone during his first night on the town. Arguably {{Subverted|Trope}} due to the influence of Ghost-Peter. He later plays it straight: in issue five he uses a gun to point blank shot Massacre in the head, even after Massacre was able to feel emotion again.²* VillainProtagonist: He becomes more and more of this as the series progresses.²* WalkingSpoiler: The identity of the character spoils the conclusion of the final arc of the ''Amazing'' series.²** LateArrivalSpoiler: That being said, anyone who opens up an issue of ''Superior'' is going to have the twist immediately spoiled for them.²* WhatTheHellHero:²** Kaine, self-described "[[EvilTwin evil clone]]" of Spider-Man, berates Otto for [[BrokenPedestal how far he's fallen]].²** As do a ''lot'' of the other heroes that Otto has run into.²* WouldHurtAChild: Otto tries to stab Spider-Girl [[spoiler:when she tries to stop him from destroying the Web of Life]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Swarm, The]]²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''AKA:''' Fritz von Meyer²-> '''Debut:''' ''Champions'' #14²²--> ''"Yes, flee in terror, Los Angeles...lest you feel the sting of the mighty Swarm!"''²²Fritz von Meyer is a Nazi scientist who experimented on the queen of a mutated bee colony. The colony in turn consumed his body, but his mind merged with the bees, forming the supervillain Swarm. The Swarm originally fought the Champions, but is primarily a Spider-Man foe, though he has also fought the ComicBook/XMen and the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}.²----²* AchillesHeel: Even though von Meyer is in control of the bee colony, separating or incapacitating the queen bee will cause the bees to stop following his orders.²* ArgentinaIsNaziland: Von Meyer escaped to Argentina after World War II, which is where he discovered the bee colony.²* BadassLongRobe: The only piece of clothing Swarm wears (not that he needs to even wear it) is a long purple cloak.²* BeeBeeGun: Swarm's primary attack is controlling his bees to attack others.²* DemBones: All that's left of von Meyer's original body is his skeleton, which the bees swarm around, giving him a human form.²* HiveMind: Von Meyer's mind, which has somehow merged with the queen bee.²* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's a reanimated Nazi scientist skeleton [[Creator/EddieIzzard COVERED IN BEEEEEES!]]²* ThoseWackyNazis: Can't get much wackier than "evil sentient bee colony".²* TheWormThatWalks: An entire colony of bees controlled by one Nazi mind.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tarantula]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Anton Miguel Rodriguez²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #134²²--> ''"And no one can survive the Tarantula's sting!"''²²Going from anti-government revolutionary to brutal enforcer for 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.²----²* ArmedLegs: His trademark weapons are his spiked boots. Said spikes can be coated with various poisons if Tarantula feels like it. ²* BadassNormal: He had no actual superpowers until he was transformed into a monster.²* BananaRepublic: Delvadia, where Rodriguez hails from.²* BloodKnight: He went from a revolutionary to a despotic goon to an assassin. ²* BodyHorror: His transformation into a Man-Spider. No wonder he committed SuicideByCop in response.²* DrivenToSuicide: His ultimate fate.²* EvilCounterpart: "Tarantula" was a title assigned to him by the government, and was intended to be the Delvadian equivalent to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. ²* EvilKnockoff: Later in his career, Rodriguez tried to gain powers similar to Spidey's. Look at GiantSpider to see how that ended up. ²* ExtremityExtremist: Almost all of Tarantula's fighting style relied on kicking with his spiked boots.²* EveryoneHasStandards: What led to him being kicked out of his revolutionary group. While the other members of the group regularly used violence and murder to advance their cause, Rodriguez's lust for violence was so extreme it endangered the rest of the group. As a result, he was forced out.²* GiantSpider: A botched experiment intended to give Rodriguez powers similar to Spider-Man's resulted in him mutating into a giant spider-monster.²* LegacyCharacter: Various individuals have utilized his costume and/or moniker, including Jacinda Rodriquez, Luis Alvarez, Maria Vasquez, an unnamed individual, and Kaine Parker.²* MistakenForGay: He had a daughter named Jacinda, who tried to follow in his footsteps, and teamed up with the daughter of [[Characters/CaptainAmerica Batroc the Leaper]]. Their existence came as a shock to the ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}.²--> '''Taskmaster:''' Listen, I knew both your both fathers, and I must say, with all due respect to those brave and talented men... you cannot imagine my surprise at finding out they were heterosexual.²* PsychoForHire: He was a sadistic mercenary who sold his talents.²* SmugSnake: Rodriguez always had more cruelty and confidence than actual skill, and (barring a few lucky breaks) could never really stand up to Spider-Man in a straight fight. A particularly humiliating defeat left him looking to enhance his powers, which ultimately lead to his doom. ²* SuicideByCop: Horrified by his worsening transformation into a Man-Spider, Anton threw himself at a police barricade, and was riddled with bullets.²* {{Turncoat}}: After leaving the rebel group, Rodriguez joined up with the government forces, and took great pleasure in hunting down and killing his former partners. ²* WeaponOfChoice: Again, his spiky shoes. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Thousand]]²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Carl King²-> '''Debut:''' ''Spider-Man's Tangled Web'' #1²²--> ''"Everything. I wanted what you had for myself, Parker. The things I could do with it... with power like that... but what I got was different. Something better, Parker. Something worse. Something that could live inside, that could liquefy the innards of a man and walk the Earth within his hollow shell... something that could watch. And wait. And fester."''²²A merciless bully, Carl King's favorite pastime was torturing Peter Parker. On the fateful day Peter was bitten by the mystical[=/=]irradiated spider, Carl witnessed his favorite punching bag instinctively use the abilities the spider gave him to avoid a car; Carl subsequently took to stalking Peter, who went on to become Spider-Man. Envious of Spider-Man's powers, Carl attempted to replicate them by stealing and eating the spider, which had been kept for study after dying. Instead of granting Carl arachnid-based abilities, the spider caused the thuggish youth to gradually metamorphose into a swarm of spiders, which could devour the innards of others and wear their skin like a suit. Laying low for years in order to master and strengthen his new form, Carl eventually went after Peter, intending to kill and replace him as Spider-Man.²----²* AnimalisticAbomination: Notable in that he used to be human.²* BodyHorror: His powers embody this trope.²* DidntThinkThisThrough: "Once I saw what your accident did for you, I figured being bitten by a radioactive spider was the way to go. I had all kinds of ideas in mind. It was only when I broke into the exhibition building that I realized I didn't have the first clue how to irradiate a spider--and even though they'd kept your little pal to study, he was in no shape to bite anyone... which left Plan B."²* DisposableVagrant: His main source of nourishment.²* EvilCounterpart: To Flash Thompson, who does not appear in the story. Both bullied Peter, but while Flash did so due to his troubled home life and own insecurities, Carl did it simply because he was sadistic sociopath. Both idolized and wanted to be like Spider-Man, and while Flash looks back on his time as a bully with embarrassment and shame, Carl revels in the memories of his past misdeeds.²* 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 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.²* FatBastard: As Carl, and Peter's {{landlord}} Mr. Ambrose.²* GiantSpider: The main spider is about the size of a human head.²* GreenEyedMonster: Solely motivated by envy for Peter's life as Spider-Man, believing it to be perfect.²* HighVoltageDeath: Spider-Man electrocutes him, reducing the Thousand to the One. While swearing vengeance, the remaining spider [[TrampledUnderfoot is stepped on]] by an oblivious passerby.²* HiveMind: A single mind in one-thousand little bodies.²* ICantSenseTheirPresence: He's immune to the Spider-Sense.²* ItsAllAboutMe: Incorrigibly selfish, using everyone else for his entitled pleasure and punishing them for failing to satisfy his wants.²* KillAndReplace: His plan for Spider-Man.²* MadnessMantra: "It should have been me!"²* MetaOrigin: Ever wonder about what happened to the spider that bit Peter?²* NeverMyFault: Blames Peter for his condition and how it lead to him devouring his girlfriend, even though he [[TranshumanTreachery immediately dismisses normal human lives as worthless]] and, as Peter points out, he had a choice every step of the way.²* OrificeInvasion: His spiders invade a person's body this way, devour their innards, and [[ReplicantSnatching wear their leftover flesh as a suit]].²* TheParalyzer: His bite can temporarily immobilize others.²* RedEyesTakeWarning: The spiders.²* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Except he never did grow up, physically or mentally.²* SelfMadeOrphan: After becoming the Thousand, he crosses the MoralEventHorizon by murdering his own parents. ²* SelfServingMemory: Like most bullies, is under a delusion that he was popular. He violently denies Peter's argument how pathetic everyone actually found him.²* SpiderSwarm: The Thousand is a swarm of spiders in a human shell.²* UndignifiedDeath: As mentioned above, he ended up being killed by a random guy stepping on his last spider.²* WouldHurtAChild: He willingly admits to Spider-Man that some of his victims have been children, which is far from the only atrocity he admits to in the long-winded account of his past.²* TheWormThatWalks: His true form is a swarm of a thousand of normal-sized spiders and one big one; he wears the skin of anyone he kills, after devouring their insides.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tinkerer]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Phineas Mason²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #2²²--> ''"How many times have I told you? No costumes through the front door! I swear, Goblin, if I have to change shops again--"''²²A technological genius, the elderly Phineas Mason serves the underworld as the Tinkerer, creating and repairing the gear of innumerable supervillains. Preferring to remain in the background, the Tinkerer rarely commits or becomes involved in schemes that will bring him into direct conflict with superheroes and the authorities.²----²* AuctionOfEvil: He holds these, and sold the ComicBook/{{Venom}} symbiote at one.²* CarFu: After being hired by ComicBook/TheKingpin to kill Spider-Man, he tried to do it by weaponizing and remotely controlling the [[ThemeMobile Spider-Mobile]].²* BallisticDiscount: Don't you dare try that with the weapons he makes for you; he engineers special failsafes in his products for idiots who do.²* CoolOldGuy: If you keep on his good side.²* CruelMercy: ComicBook/ThePunisher let him off "light" by damaging his spine, leaving him confined to a wheelchair for a few months.²* CutLexLuthorACheck: It was revealed in ''ComicBook/SecretWar'' that he was being paid to create supervillains by Latveria, as a means of causing mayhem in the United States. He also does legitimate repair work for people's appliances and electronics in his spare time, and is willing to help almost anyone who pays him, including the government and heroes like Black Cat.²* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]GrumpyOldMan: Tact is not one of his strongpoints.²* TheDragon: For a while, he had one known as Toy, a ScaryBlackMan who turned out to be JustAMachine.²* EnemyMine: After his son was infected by the Carrion virus, Phineas helped Spider-Man work on a cure for the disease.²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He deeply cares for his family, and wept when Toy was destroyed by Spider-Man.²--> '''Tinkerer:''' Don't go away Toy -- I need you! Friends don't leave each other! If you go away, I'll be all alone... I don't want to be alone... I don't want to be alone...²* EvenEvilHasStandards: He usually abhors killing, regarding it as an absolute last resort. After accidentally shooting a couple he irrationally blamed for his son's supposed death, Phineas resuscitated the husband, but was unable to save the wife. When the man, who had become a supernatural vigilante known as the Judge, tried to get even, his powers failed to work on the Tinkerer because Phineas was genuinely wracked with guilt and remorse over what he had done.²* EvilOldFolks: He appears to be about the same age as the Vulture, whom he debuted alongside.²* FamilyThemeNaming: Invoked when [[spoiler: he fakes having a good sibling named [[ Hophni Mason]], who is actually a robot suit so he can gather intel on heroes and villains]].²* GadgeteerGenius: A premier one of the Marvel Universe. Since he cobbles most of his inventions together from scraps and junk, he has a fairly low overhead and thus is a go-to guy for the budget conscious super-villain. ²* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He was arrested and imprisoned in the Negative Zone during the ComicBook/CivilWar... despite being in retirement, which he promptly came out of.²--> '''Tinkerer:''' When I was arrested for not being registered, I was committing the unforgivable crime of taking my grandchildren out for ice cream. When I tried telling the gestapo that I had retired from tinkering after that so-called Secret War, they accused me of rabble-rousing and dragged me to this hellhole without due process. I've been in this jail your friend and leader designed ever since.²* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: About the only time it surfaces is if the situation involves someone close to him.²* MyLittlePanzer: Destructive toys are among the objects in his arsenal.²* ScoobyDooHoax: In his first appearance he was working alongside extraterrestrials, and was implied to be one of them. Years later it was revealed that the "aliens" were just men (including a pre-Mysterio Quentin Beck) in costumes. Subverted later [[spoiler: after it turns out he really was in contact with alien [=AIs=] called the Vedomi and sold out the Earth after losing his faith in humanity]].²* StarterVillain: One of the first two villains to face Spider-Man, the other being the Vulture. It took longer for him to return, though.²* TokenMotivationalNemesis: Was this for the Judge, being the one who killed him and his wife.²* VillainousBreakdown: After the deaths of his son (who was retconned into still being alive in a later story) and one of his grandchildren, he lost the will to live, but was snapped out of it by Franklin Richards.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tombstone]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Lonnie Thompson Lincoln²-> '''Debut:''' ''Web of Spider-Man'' #36²²--> ''"Hammerhead isn't boss around here anymore, Robbie--pal. There's been a shift of administration--and I wanted my old high school buddy to be the first to know: New York City is Tombstone territory."''²²Born in Harlem, Lonnie Lincoln was bullied for his albinism, and in-turn bullied Joe "Robbie" Robertson into becoming his friend. After high school, Lonnie took to crime, becoming a thug called Tombstone. As Lonnie worked his way up the criminal underworld, Robbie took a job at the ''Daily Bugle''. When Tombstone murdered a New York mob boss, Robbie was terrified at the idea of confronting him, but after twenty years found the courage to testify. When Robbie confronted him, Tombstone snapped Robbie's spine, an act which brought him into conflict with Spider-Man. Breaking out of jail and abducting Robbie, Tombstone acquired superhuman abilities after being exposed to an experimental chemical, Diox-3, at an Oscorp plant during a fight with Spider-Man. Tombstone has since worked for the Kingpin and Hammerhead and has been a member of the Norman Osborn's Sinister Twelve.²----²* AdaptationalBadass: In most continuities, he's a brutal thug who does other people's dirty work. He assumes the role of the Kingpin in ''Spectacular'' due to legal issues (and it ''works'').²* BadassNormal: His original role in the comics.²** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Until he got actual superpowers.²* TheBully: He was both a bully in high school who [[SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp never grew out of it]] and a victim of bullying himself. He would always exploit or take advantage of those weaker than him while his own bullying was the result of being an Afro-albino. ²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's actually very close to his daughter, even if he objects to her desire to be a supervillain (instead encouraging her to be an AmoralAttorney).²* EvilAlbino[=/=]ScaryBlackMan: Yes, he's both. One official at [[TheAlcatraz the Raft]] [[DudeNotFunny made a bad joke about this]] when Tombstone was sent there, saying he was "grey" after a doctor explained it.²* EvilSoundsRaspy: He often whispers when he talks, mostly in the comics. Whether he does it intentionally or whether he can't speak up for some physical reason seems to be DependingOnTheWriter.²--> '''Reaper:''' What'd he say? Was he doin' that mad whisper thing? That freaks me out.²* FauxAffablyEvil: He was like this originally, especially when dealing with his "friend" Joe Robertson. After calling it "quits" between them, he dropped the act. ²* GoodParents: As far as supervillains go, Tombstone was for the most part a great father towards Janice, even though he was also a horrible influence.²* PapaWolf: To his daughter Janice, AKA Beetle II.²* ProfessionalKiller: His job in his earliest appearances. He tended to broaden his repertoire as a villain later. ²* ScaryTeeth: Lonnie files his down to shark-like points.²* TheStarscream: He once worked for Hammerhead, and decided to take over shortly after becoming an EmpoweredBadassNormal; it didn't last long, but he came back later and took over Hammerhead's gang by force a second time. It lasted a little longer that time, but not by much.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tri-Sentinel]]²²[[quoteright:350:]] ²²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #329²²A [[FusionDance fusion]] of three Sentinels created by ComicBook/{{Loki}}, and programmed to destroy humanity. It attempted to do so by inciting a nuclear catastrophe, only to be stopped by Spider-Man (who at the time possessed the power of ComicBook/CaptainUniverse). It later returned, recovered by the Life Foundation, who attempted to reprogram it. The Tri-Sentinel rejected the new programming, and attempted to continue its own. It was once again stopped by Spider-Man, who destroyed it's central processor by exposing it to Antarctic Vibranium.²----²* TheBusCameBack: It recently returned during [[ComicBook/NickSpencersSpiderMan Nick Spencer's run]], 27 years after its last appearance.²* FromASingleCell: It was able to rebuild itself after being blasted to dust.²* HumongousMecha: Sentinels are often large, but the Tri-Sentinel had the combined size and mass of three of them.²* LogicBomb: Attempted. Sebastian Shaw had placed a failsafe programming loop in the Sentinels it was formed from; it was meant to convince them that, since they'd inherited altered characteristics from their "ancestors", the Mark I Sentinels, they were technically mutants themselves (which, in theory, would drive them to destroy themselves). When Shaw activated the loop in the Tri-Sentinel, it only resulted in it briefly freezing up, its tripled logic capacity allowing it to reject the loop.²* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Possesses six arms.²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Sentinels were created to destroy mutants, making them regular enemies of the ''[[ComicBook/XMen X-Men]]''.²* 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.²* VillainDecay: [[spoiler:In its most recent appearance, Spider-Man managed to defeat it by tearing into its circuitry and causing it to crash]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Venom/Anti-Venom/Toxin II/Sleeper]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Edward Charles Allan Brock²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #299²²--> ''"Me... Eddie Brock. Beating you down... like the weak-kneed little boy that you are... and then leaving you there. Broken. Knowing that any time I want... [[IAmLegion we]] can come back and do it again. We are gonna kill you one of these days Spider-Man... but I'll be damned if I ever let you die a hero. And even though I'm warning you, I'm gonna make sure that when it happens, it'll still be... [[ParanoiaFuel a surprise.]]"''²²Formerly one of Spider-Man's greatest foes (to the point that he was one of the big three) Venom is essentially an monstrous Spider-Man with all his powers, even greater strength, and the ability to trick Peter's Spider Sense, making him easily among the more dangerous of Peter's foes. However, over time the man underneath the symbiote, Eddie Brock, and his symbiote has gone through numerous changes to become a more complex character and famous anti-hero.²²When the symbiote rejected Brock, Eddie felt adrift for some time, but later dedicated himself to making amends, becoming the more heroic Anti-Venom. However, his brief stint at full heroism came to an end when he surrendered the Anti-Venom symbiote to cure New York during the 'Spider-Island'' arc and later was forced to become the second incarnation of Toxin. However, as of now, Eddie has sacrificed the Toxin symbiote and is back to being Venom.²²For more information on him, please refer to '''[[ComicBook/{{Venom}} his page]]''', and the adjoining '''[[Characters/{{Venom}} characters]]''' page.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Vulture]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Adrian Toomes²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #2²²--> ''"Spider-Man lacks the strength to use his powers for their greatest potential... to help a world that despises him? Seek approval from those that hate him? It's masochistic. It's pointless. Weak."''²²All Adrian Toomes wanted was to get rich off his inventions. However, his business partner swindled him out of the fortune that would've been his. One thing his partner didn't take from him was his ultimate invention: an electromagnetic harness that allows the user to fly. Finishing the harness, Toomes sought revenge on his ex-partner as The Vulture, but Spider-Man stopped him, leading Toomes to swearing vengeance on the hero instead.²----²* BadassBookworm: He makes powered armor and goes toe to toe with Spidey.²* BaldOfEvil: Toomes is an old man, but nevertheless a criminal.²* BerserkButton: Being copied, even if Toomes himself was the one who gave the rip-offs their knowledge and gear.²* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Without his suit, he's a normal old man.²* CutLexLuthorACheck: One of the subversions who started out trying to use his inventions to make money legally. However, he was cheated out of his rightful share of the profits by his CorruptCorporateExecutive partner, so he used his flight suit to make money as a criminal. ²* DarkerAndEdgier:²** In the Mark Millar twelve-parter, his costume is black and red... and it actually works!²** Three new vultures (Blackie Drago, Clifton Shallot, and Jimmy Natale) were introduced over the years, intended to be more formidable replacements. Adrian outlasted them all, and in the case of Drago, defeated him so badly as payback for Drago stealing his gear and gimmick that the man retired from villainy. Shallot was last seen being sent to jail, and Natale made the mistake of [[KilledOffForReal agreeing to kill the Punisher]].²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:²** In 1980, he had a nephew who was loyal to him. When he was shot by a gangster they were trying to kill, he wept and then went berserk at seeing the one family member who cared about him die. Later in 2004, he learned he had a sickly grandson and went on a crime spree to pay for his treatment.²** More recently, an Aryan gang leader who was in the same prison as Toomes threatened his daughter's family to force Toomes to build him a flight suit so he could escape. Toomes lived up to his end of the bargain...but the flight suit eventually took the gang leader so high into the air that he suffocated, even as Toomes arranged for a gang of black guys who were the [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]] of the Aryan goons to gun them down as they were about to murder Toomes' family. ²* EvilCannotComprehendGood: See quote.²* EvilOldFolks: Toomes is a geriatric supervillain who wears a bird-themed flight suit.²* TheFagin: Post-''Spider-Island'', he uses children to steal for him.²* GrumpyOldMan: His default mood.²* InformedAbility: A lot of official Marvel stats place his strength level as being able to lift up to 700 pounds. However, a lot of his feats of strength seem to suggest that he's actually superhuman and far above any human-level weightlifter. ²* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Post-''Spider-Island'' he takes to using children as a go-between for his crimes and keeps the riches for himself.²* OnlySaneMan: In the very first Sinister Six team-up, the Vulture was the only one who advocated that all six of them attack Spider-Man together, as opposed to making him fight them one at a time. After he was outvoted, and his turn did come up, he forced Spidey to remove his web-shooters before the fight ("otherwise I'll just fly away") as he knew the webs were the only reason Spidey won last time.²* PetTheDog: See EvenEvilHasLovedOnes.²* PoweredArmor: Even his original costume qualified, but in recent decades, it has become more metallic.²* PowerParasite: DependingOnTheWriter, he can drain his victims' youth as a result of stealing their abilities.²* StarterVillain: The first real recurring enemy for Spidey. Though he shared his first appearence with the Tinkerer, he was the first villain to take Spidey on twice when came back after just five issues.²* TookALevelInBadass: Post ''Spider-Island'', he's become TheFagin whose new harness gives him [[GravityMaster limited control over gravity]], giving him {{Flight}} and SuperStrength.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:White Rabbit]]²²[[quoteright:350:]]²²-> '''AKA:''' Lorina Dodson²-> '''Debut:''' ''Marvel Team-Up'' #131²²--> ''"We're the White Rabbit Gang—and we're here to rob this Kwikee Burger. I trust no one has any objections?"''²²Lorina Dodson was born into a wealthy family, and kept sheltered and secluded by her hoity-toity parents, who intended for Lorina to grow up to be "a proper lady". To cope with her boredom and loneliness, Lorina turned to books, and became obsessed with Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland''. At the age of twenty-five, Lorina married a feeble, eighty-two year-old billionaire, who she killed in order to get ahold of his fortune, which she used to fund her new career as a thrill-seeking supervillain called the White Rabbit.²²As White Rabbit, Lorina committed numerous petty crimes, leading to defeats by Spider-Man, and... lesser heroes, like Frog-Man, Leapfrog, Gibbon, Grizzly, etc. While she escalated her schemes every time she was defeated, White Rabbit remains a largely ineffective nuisance, at one point being regarded as such a joke that the only people she was able to get to hench for her were a pair of out of work actors she dressed up as "Mad Hatter" and "Dormouse".²----²* ArchEnemy: To Frog-Man. They became each other’s arch-enemies because they are so pathetic nobody else would take them seriously. ²* AxCrazy: She's definitely a nutcase to the point of being completely ridiculous.²* DarkChick: ''Tries'' to be a DarkActionGirl and ''can'' inflict damage but she's just not competent enough to be one. Even Mary Jane was able to defeat her one time. ²* TheGoomba: She's easily the weakest of all the Spidey villains, given just how easy it is to drive her away every time. ²* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: She is a complete joke in the criminal world and was beaten up once by the Grizzly and the Gibbon, two other joke villains that Spidey had honestly believed were no threat! Recently also MJ has beaten her.²* InHarmsWay: She wanted to experience the thrill of a life of crime. The thrill she gets indeed, but she's too insane and too ineffectual to experience it for too long. ²* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Her two henchmen. Really out of work actors (although if asked they will insist they are not out of work, just between jobs) that she hired to dress up as the Mad Hatter and the Dormouse. Whenever she orders them to break out really dangerous weapons, they always aim the weapons in a safe direction and never towards people. They fire into the air a lot, keeping in mind where the bullets are going to come down. They even discuss the safest places to aim them in normal tones while she's standing only a few feet away. Fortunately, she's absolutely batshit insane and always too busy ranting to notice.²* 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; as Peter once put it, the Rabbit is a total psycho even if she's also completely ridiculous. ²* PerkyFemaleMinion: Whenever she's working for someone else. ²* PlayboyBunny: After the limited series Claws, her outfit is modified and resemble this.²* ZanyScheme: All of her schemes are either ridiculous or completely crazy. ²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Will o’ the Wisp]]²²[[quoteright:350:]] ²²-> '''AKA:''' Jackson Arvad²-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #167²²Jackson 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.²²----²* 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.²* {{Flight}}: He can will himself to become lighter than air, allowing him to fly.²* 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.²* IntangibleMan: He can will his molecules to drift apart, granting him this ability.²* MindManipulation: He can hypnotize others by emitting a glowing light from his chest emblem.²* SuperToughness: He can also use his control over his molecules to make himself denser and [[SuperStrength stronger]].²²[[/folder]]²²----


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