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    Wizard 

Wizard

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Alter Ego: Bentley Wittman

Notable Aliases: The Wingless Wizard

First Appearance: Strange Tales #102 (November 1962)

Originally a renowned inventor of great intellect, Bentley Wittman grew jealous of the attention the Fantastic Four, and in particular the Human Torch, received. Turning his stage persona into a supervillain identity, the Wizard vowed to prove himself superior to the Torch. He would later co-found the Frightful Four alongside Paste-Pot Pete, the Sandman, and an amnesiac Medusa (though after she got her memory back, numerous other villains were rotated in the fourth slot).


  • Beard of Evil: The guy is almost always shown with a goatee.
  • Cloning Blues: Bentley-13, a young clone of him, is a ward of the Future Foundation. The younger version worships the elder.
  • Driven by Envy: His overwhelming ambition in life has become to outdo Reed Richard and prove himself a better scientist. Originally though it was to upstage the Human Torch.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Has a lot of nifty gadgets at his disposal.
  • Gravity Master: He often billed himself as the Wingless Wizard in his early days.
  • Mandatory Motherhood: When his wife refused to get pregnant, he confined her and used artificial insemination to impregnate her, all in the hopes of getting a super-powered offspring.
  • Parental Abandonment: When his Mandatory Motherhood scheme above didn't turn out quite the way he thought it would, he left his wife and newborn daughter, only to come back and use them against the Fantastic Four years later, when his daughter Cole was grown up.
  • Pick on Someone Your Own Size: He first picked a fight with Johnny for no better reason than intellectual boredom.
  • Power Incontinence: One of his defeats sent him flying into the stratosphere with no way to stop. He would have suffocated if not for a timely rescue by the Sandman and Paste-Pot Pete.
  • The Psycho Rangers: The Frightful Four are this to the Fantastic Four, with the Wizard being the evil counterpart to Mr. Fantastic. Who the others are matched up against vary due to its ever-changing roster.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: Although the Torch was his first enemy, he had no problem extending his grudge to the rest of the Four.
  • Sanity Slippage: During and after the Hickman run he developed a quasi-religious zealotry and psychotic obsession with outdoing Reed Richards. It was attributed to a brain tumor but even after its removal he barely recovered.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Wizard's outfit is almost always purple.
  • Smug Snake: Extremely smug man.
  • Techno Wizard: A techno genius whose name is built on this.
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    Trapster 

Trapster

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Alter Ego: Peter Petruski

Notable Aliases: Paste-Pot Pete, Willie

First Appearance: Strange Tales #104 (January 1963) note ; Fantastic Four #38 (May 1965) note 

A genius chemist who invented a potent multi-polymer adhesive and immediately decided to use his invention to commit crimes. First assuming the identity of Paste-Pot Pete, he changed it to the more intimidating name of the Trapster.


  • Abnormal Ammo: Fast-drying glue that quickly solidifies and can hold almost anything. As the Trapster, he added various other chemical substances to his arsenal.
  • Atrocious Alias: "Paste Pot Pete" is so bad that it serves as a Once Done, Never Forgotten event. It’s so bad that the first time Spider-Man encountered him, he was too busy laughing at him to fight, resulting in Pete walking away in annoyance and shame.
  • Bald of Evil: He has taken to shave his head.
  • Berserk Button: Calling him by his former name — Paste Pot Pete.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is unfortunate enough to have started out with one of the most ridiculous supervillain names ever, and suffered from a case of Once Done, Never Forgotten about it. Spider-Man, in particular, just can't take him seriously because of it.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Why didn't he just market his glue and become a millionaire? Considering he developed the glue while working as a research chemist for another company, it's possible he thought (or this was actually the case) anything he developed was technically owned by them, hence, he decided to try and be a criminal instead. After beating him up once, Black Panther mentioned that he might have a job for the Trapster when he gets out of jail.
  • Epic Fail: Most of his super villain career.
  • Fate Worse than Death: For a time, combined with Bad Boss: The Wizard "trapped" Petruski in a time loop to infinitely relive his last moments. Trapster later got out of it offscreen.
    • Happens to him again when he reappears in The Unbelievable Gwenpool. After readopting his Paste Pot Pete persona to hide from his deeds as the Trapster, he’s dragged into Gutterspace, the endless void between comic panels that only Gwenpool seems able to navigate.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Paste-Pot Pete had one of the more unfortunate villainous monikers in supervillainy. Even after changing his name to "The Trapster" and becoming more effective in his use of specialized glues and pastes, he still gets ragged on mercilessly about his old name by the likes of Spider-Man and the Human Torch. In fact, in one story where the Trapster was actually rather competent, he still couldn't win. After beating a couple of crooks senseless who had double-crossed him, he left them trussed up in his paste to let everyone know he had done it. Unfortunately, when the police found the two crooks, they mistook the paste for Spider Man's webbing, and assumed that the hero had caught them and left them for them to find. (An honest mistake, actually, since Spidey tended to do that a lot, but the Trapster was really upset.)
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite his reputation of a joke, he has proven himself quite dangerous since he started to use his glue in lethal ways. He has successfully framed Spider-Man for his murder once, which forced Spidey to take four temporary secret identities.
    • And then there was the time he fought fellow C-list villain Whirlwind. When the Trapster managed to glue his feet to the ground, Whirlwind's trying to spin broke multiple bones, including his spine. Ouch.
    • He takes full advantage of this trope in Gwenpool's book where he reverts to his Paste Pot Pete persona since he knows that everyone around him won't take him even remotely seriously and will completely drop their guard. It works.
    • And then there was the time Norman Osborn hired him and the Shocker to kill Spider-Man and Paul Stacy. First Pete made the mutually loathing Paul and Spider-Man suffer Chained Heat by gluing them together. Eventually, Pete and the Shocker finally tracked down Spider-Man and Paul and...won. They had Spider-Man and Paul helpless and were ready to kill them, but Norman called off the hit at the last second. Notably, Pete and the Shocker still got paid, so it was a good day all around.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: He eventually got sick of being mocked for his ridiculous alias and changed it to "Trapster", but people around him just won't let him forget how he used to call himself.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: At first, he was exclusively a foe of the Torch and the Thing. It didn't take him long to include Reed and Sue in his grudge, though. He later became a recurring foe of Spider-Man, but fared no better against the wall-crawler, either.
  • Sticky Situation: A super glue gun.
  • Trap Master: If his name isn’t indicative enough.

    Sandman 

Sandman

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Alter Ego: William Baker

Notable Aliases: Flint Marko

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-man Vol. 1, #4

See Spider-Man: Central Rogues Gallery


    Medusa 

Medusa

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Alter Ego: Medusalith Amaquelin-Boltagon

Notable Aliases: Madame Medusa

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #36 (March 1965)

See Medusa


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    Thundra 

Thundra

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Alter Ego: Thundra

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #129 (December, 1972)


See Fantastic Four Supporting Characters

    Constrictor 

Constrictor

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Alter Ego: Frank Payne

Notable Aliases: Frank Schlichting, Con Man

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk #212 (June, 1977)


See Captain America: Rogues Gallery

    Deadpool 

Deadpool

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Alter Ego: Wade Winston Wilson

Notable Aliases: Merc with a Mouth, Regenerating Degenerate, Deady-Pool, Jack, Wade T. Wilson, Mithras, Johnny Silvini, Thom Cruz, Hulkpool, Wildcard, Zenpool, Weapon XI

First Appearance: The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)


See Deadpool

    Taskmaster 

Taskmaster

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Alter Ego: Anthony "Tony" Masters

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: The Avengers" vol. 1 #195 (May, 1980)


See Taskmaster
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    Brute 

Brute

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Alter Ego: Reed Richards of Earth-1123

Notable Aliases: Mister Fantastic

First Appearance: Marvel Premiere #2 (May 1972)


See Fantastic Four Rogues Gallery

    Electro 

Electro

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Alter Ego: Maxwell Dillon

Notable Aliases: Max Dillon, Master of Electricity, Human Torch, Jolt

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #9


See Spider-Man: Central Rogues Gallery

    Llyra 

Llyra

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Alter Ego: Llyra Morris

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Sub-Mariner #32 (December, 1970)


See Sub-Mariner: Enemies

    Hydro-Man 

Hydro-Man

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Alter Ego: Morris Bench

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #212


See Spider-Man: Central Rogues Gallery

    Titania 

Titania

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Alter Ego: Mary MacFerran

Notable Aliases: "Skeeter", Skirn: Breaker of Men

First Appearance: Secret Wars Vol. 1 #3 (July 1984)


See She-Hulk

    Klaw 

Klaw

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Alter Ego: Ulysses Klaw

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol. 1, #53


See Black Panther: Enemies

    Dragon Man 

Dragon Man

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Alter Ego:

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #35 (February 1965)

See Fantastic Four Central Rogues Gallery


    Absorbing Man 

Absorbing Man

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Alter Ego: Carl "Crusher" Creel

Notable Aliases: Rocky Davis, Lightningbolt, Crusher Creel, Greithoth: Breaker of Wills

First Appearance: Daredevil #1 (April, 1964)


See The Mighty Thor: Enemies

    Living Laser 

Living Laser

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Alter Ego: Arthur Parks

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Avengers (Vol 1) #34


See Iron Man: Enemies

    Mister Hyde 

Mister Hyde

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Alter Ego: Calvin Zabo

Notable Aliases: Edward, Jack the Ripper, Edward Hyde

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #99 (December, 1963)


See The Mighty Thor: Enemies

    She-Thing 

She-Thing

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Alter Ego: Sharon Ventura

Notable Aliases: Ms. Marvel

First Appearance: Thing #27 (September, 1985)


See Ms. Marvel

    Red Ghost 

Red Ghost

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Alter Ego: Ivan Kragoff

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #13 (April 1963)


See Fantastic Four Central Rogues Gallery

    Dreadknight 

Dreadknight

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Alter Ego: Bram Velsing

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Iron Man Vol. 1, #101 (1977)


See Iron Man: Enemies

    Man-Bull 

Man-Bull

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Alter Ego: William Taurens

Notable Aliases: Minotaur, "Bull" Taurus, Savage

First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #78


See Daredevil Central Rogues Gallery

    Blastaar 

Blastaar

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Alter Ego: Blastaar

Notable Aliases: Living Bomb-Burst, Blasstaar

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #62 (May 1967)


See Fantastic Four Central Rogues Gallery

    Punisher 

Punisher Robot

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Alter Ego:

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #49 (April, 1966)


See Galactus

    Cole 

Cole

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Alter Ego: Cole Wittman

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #514 (August, 2004)

Cole is the daughter of the Wizard and Salamandra. She has the natural ability to control gravitrons around her and absorb mass. She is used by her father to trap the Fantastic Four.


    Salamandra 

Salamandra

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Alter Ego: Salamandra Wittman

Notable Aliases: Dragon's Daughter, Fire Maiden, Sally

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #514 (August, 2004)

A former lover of the Wizard. She joins the Frightful Four for a brief moment but is defeated by the Fantastic Four.


    Lyra 

Lyra

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Alter Ego: Lyra

Notable Aliases: Lyra Walters

First Appearance: Hulk: Raging Thunder Vol. 1 #1 (August 2008)


See She-Hulk

    Beetle 

Beetle

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Alter Ego: Abner Ronald Jenkins

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Strange Tales #123


See Spider-Man: Central Rogues Gallery

    Karl Malus 

Karl Malus

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Alter Ego: Dr. Karlin Mallus

Notable Aliases: Superior Carnage

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #67 (March, 1978)


See Carnage

    Wrecker 

Wrecker

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Alter Ego: Dirk Garthwaite

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Thor #148 (January, 1968)


See Wrecking Crew

    Thunderball 

Thunderball

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Alter Ego: Dr. Eliot Augustus Franklin

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Defenders #17 (November, 1974)


See Wrecking Crew

    Bulldozer 

Bulldozer

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Alter Ego: Marci Camp

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol 5 #3 (June, 2014)

Daughter of the original Bulldozer of the Wrecking Crew.


See Wrecking Crew

    Gazelle 

Gazelle

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Alter Ego: Gazelle

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #185 (August, 1977)

Gazelle was born in New Salem, Colorado and was a member of Salem's Seven.


  • Back for the Dead: She was brought back to be one of the few animal-themed villains killed during Hunted.

    Reptilla 

Reptilla

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Alter Ego:

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #186 (September, 1977)

Reptilla was born in New Salem, Colorado and was a member of Salem's Seven.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her Breast Plate doesn't cover much.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Began as antagonists before she and her siblings reformed, only to be recruited into the Frightful Four under orders from Norman Osborn. Currently she and her siblings are back to their roles as protectors of New Salem.
  • Snake People: Not only bellow her waist she has a snake tail, her arms are also snakes.

    Vertigo 

Vertigo

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Alter Ego:

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #185 (August, 1977)

Vertigo is a member of the Salem's Seven, daughter to Nicholas Scratch and granddaughter of Agatha Harkness.
  • One Steve Limit: Shares name with the Savage Land Mutate who has served both Magneto and Mr. Sinister.

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    N'Kantu, the Living Mummy 

N'Kantu, the Living Mummy

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Alter Ego: K'Kantu

Notable Aliases: The Mummy, Captain Ace Bandages, Ba'ka Mumiya

First Appearance: Supernatural Thrillers #5 (August, 1973)

N'Kantu is a mummified African tribesman with heightened strength and dexterity. He is also considered immortal due to his "life" of over 3,000 years.
  • Scary Black Man: Well, not noticeable now that he's a mummy, but he was an African tribesman and stands at 7'6"/229cm tall, and the scary part is pretty obvious.

    Marcus the Centaur 

Marcus the Centaur

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Alter Ego: Marcus

Notable Aliases: The Centaur Werewolf Symbiote Warrior

First Appearance: Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #8 (April, 2014)

Marcus is a Centaur warrior who was bitten by a werewolf and then bound to an alien symbiote, culminating in him gaining their myriad of abilities. He became enlisted in the service of Dracula as his "Secret Weapon" and has been described as "a perfect soldier with no weaknesses" - although he is diabetic.
  • Artificial Limb: His front legs are cybernetic.
  • Cyborg: His front legs were replaced with cybernetics.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a centaur that was bitten by a werewolf who was bonded to a Symbiote, and whose front legs were replaced by cybernetics.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: He was once a regular centaur, until he was bitten by werewolf, bonded to a symbiote and given cybernetics.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Specifically, he is a were-centaur, which he became through a bite.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Despite being built to be a being with no weaknesses, he has one: he's diabetic.

    Xzax 

Xzax

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Alter Ego:

Notable Aliases: The Brood Mercenary

First Appearance: Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #8 (April, 2014)

Xzax is a Brood mercenary hired by Dracula and tasked, along with the rest of the New Frightful Four, with hunting Deadpool and Shiklah.

    Frankenstein's Monster 

Frankenstein's Monster

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Alter Ego: None

Notable Aliases: Frank, Adam, Creature, Frankie, Monster

First Appearance: Menace #7 (September, 1953)

The infamous monster-creation of Victor Frankenstein. The Monster roams the Marvel Universe and has encountered a number of Marvel heroes and villains over the years.



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