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Rogues Gallery A to H

    The Answer 

The Answer

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Alter Ego: Aaron Nicholson

First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #91 (1984)

"Already the Answer begins to formulate a solution — one which should solve our problems at once. I will not fail you, Kingpin."


Aaron Nicholson was Fisk's top hit man for having a knack of knowing what to do to solve problems. After volunteering for an experiment gone wrong, Nicholson discovered he now had the ability to temporarily develop any superpower needed to escape any situation.
  • Adaptive Ability: The Answer's super-power is to develop any power or ability that he needs to confront danger.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Wears a special armour coated with friction-eliminating chemical, allowing him to slip out of any hold and in turn, stops anything from attaching to him, including Spider-Man's webbing.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Before gaining his powers, Aaron attempted to be prepared for any situation he might encounter while undertaking an assignment.
  • Flight: Flight may be the one power the Answer retains at all times.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Due to gentic manipulation, Answer is able to attain any power need in any situation he found himself in. Any powers generated lasts for about five minutes and he is able to create two powers at a time as well.
  • Professional Killer: Was the Kingpin's top hit man before gaining superpowers.

    Arcade 

Arcade

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First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #65 (January 1978)


    Armada 

Armada

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Alter Ego: David Breyer

First Appearance: Sensational Spider-Man #0, (January, 1996)

Armada is reputed to be the finest corporate thief there is, so much so that few people even know of his existence. He "acquires hard-to-get items" for a profit using a high-tech battle suit and and team of robots.


  • Drone Deployer: His powered armor functions as one.
  • One-Steve Limit: Shares codename with a robot enemy of Nova.
  • Powered Armor: His armor provides him with flight capability and superhuman strength, reflexes, and resistance to injury.
  • Robot Master: His weapons are in the form of small robots that surround him and/or are stored in his armor. Each robot is unique in some respects, including each having its own unique name (all female names), but most have similar equipment for laser, gas, and other offensive attacks.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Armada is convinced his little flying robots are sentient. He names them, cares about them, and suffers a Freak Out every time they inevitably get smashed up by the heroes he fights. It is not at all clear that they actually are sentient, so he's probably just deluded, but maybe he knows something the rest of us don't.

    Aura 

Aura

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Alter Ego: Ann Herd

First Appearance: Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1, (November, 1995)

Wife of Override. She also wears a cybernetic suit.


  • Barrier Warrior: She can generate a force field around her. The source of her power is presumably either her cybernetic implants or her costume.
  • Battle Couple: With her husband Override.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Officially listed at 5'9"/175cm tall and not bad looking.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't reappeared since she was seen at Hammerhead's villain army along with her husband.
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    Basilisk 

Basilisk

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Alter Ego: Basil Elks

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #16, (December, 1973)

Basil Elks was originally a small-time crook. One day he broke into a museum and was about to steal an emerald. Little did he know the emerald came from an alien world and possessed power. When he was about to grab it, the guards at the museum shot at Elks but missed. Instead, the guard's bullets hit the emerald and all of a sudden this turns Elks into a powerful reptilian being. He attacks the guards and later decides to start a new life as a supervillain and begins to call himself the Basilisk.


  • Appropriated Appellation: Basil Elks was a convicted burglar of little note, who was ridiculed and nicknamed "Basilisk" by the other inmates.
  • Back from the Dead: He was among the many lesser-known villains killed by the Scourge to be revived by the Hood.
  • Combo Platter Powers: The Basilisk's original powerset came from the Alpha Stone. When he acquired its counterpart, the Omega Stone, he also gained additional Dishing Out Dirt powers.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The Omega Stone gave the Basilisk the power to control the earth, creating earthquakes and volcanoes as well as walking through lava.
  • Eye Beams: The Basilisk's initial major power was the bodily generator of microwave-related energy, which he could emit at will through his eyes.
  • Green and Mean: His body is now mostly green.
  • One-Steve Limit: He shares codename with other lesser-known characters, including Mike Columbus, Wayne Gifford and a robot.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A guy named "Basil Elks" seemed to have been destined to become a reptilian supervillain named the Basilisk.
  • Super Toughness: The tissues of the Basilisk's body, particularly his lizard-like skin, is harder and more resistant to physical injury than an ordinary human. His body was durable enough to allow him to wade through lava, which he enjoyed doing often, without sustaining any physical injury.
  • Villain Decay: He went from challenging the likes of Captain Marvel, the Thing and Black Bolt and potentially destroying New York to being shot by the Scourge and eventually reduced to a glorified Mook for the Hood and casually beaten up by Spider-Man after his resurrection.

    Beetle I 
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Alter Ego: Abner Ronald "Abe" Jenkins

First Appearance: Strange Tales #123 (August 1964)


    Beetle II/Hardshell 

Beetle II/Hardshell

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Alter Ego: Leila Davis

First Appearance: Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #1 (May, 1991) note ; Lethal Foes of Spider-Man #1 (September, 1993)note ; Thunderbolts #48 (March, 2001) note 

"I could kill you a dozen times — and I would still owe you for the anguish, the agony you cost me."


The former wife of the supervillain Ringer, Leila Davis began her own criminal career as Hardshell before eventually adopting the Beetle guise when the original Beetle became MACH-I.
  • Distaff Counterpart: The very first female to take the Beetle identity. She was also a sort of distaff counterpart to the Ringer, using his weapons when she finally attacked Abner Jenkins.
  • Happily Married: Her devotion towards her husband Anthony is the only reason she took on villainy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She was a full-on criminal until Anthony suddenly turned up as the cyborg warrior Strikeback. Anthony revealed that he was Not Quite Dead after the Scourge massacred him and a bunch of other villains. Some AIM agents investigated the massacre hoping to find information about the villains' technology, and they found a barely-alive Davis. They rebuilt him as Strikeback and he worked for them until going freelance. Leila and Anthony lived happily for a while until Anthony's systems broke down due to the damage he suffered helping Leila. In honoring her husband's wish to become something better, Leila became more of a hero.
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed along with other Redeemers fighting Graviton.
  • Powered Armor: First as Hardshell, then as the second Beetle, Leila used high-tech armor to commit crimes.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Trying to honor her husband's dying wish to become something better, she died fighting the supervillain Graviton.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The bulk of the Mk 3 Beetle armor makes it difficult to notice she's female at first glance. In contrast, her Hardshell armor was stylized to look like a metal bodysuit, emphasizing her curves and even sporting high heels.
  • Vengeful Widow: She joined Abe Jenkins' Sinister Syndicate as a way to get close to and kill Jenkins, blaming him for Anthony Davis's death. In an earlier storyline, Beetle forced Davis to fight Spider-Man as the Ringer to analyze Spider-Man's fighting style. Davis's humiliating defeat led him to try and gain more respect in the supervillain community, which in turn led him to be nearly killed by the Scourge. Leila also wanted revenge on Spider-Man and the Scourge, but they came a distant second to revenge on Jenkins.

    Beetle IV/Lady Beetle 

Beetle IV/Lady Beetle

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Alter Ego: Janice Lincoln

First Appearance: Captain America #607 (August 2010)

"I am a professional. I am robbing you at gunpoint right now. Can we maybe keep the topics of conversation to how terrified you are, or how amazingly well planned this whole heist is?"


Originally introduced as an opponent of Captain America (Bucky Barnes), she later becomes a member of the Superior Foes of Spider-Man and is revealed to be the daughter of Spider-Man villain Tombstone, as well as a lawyer.
  • Affirmative-Action Legacy: A rare villainous example; she's an Afro-Latina woman who took up the mantle of a white man.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Appears as this early in Superior Foes, in contrast to her more clearly white (as well as different in general) original appearance. The series later reveals that she's the daughter of the black (and albino) Tombstone and a Latina mother.
  • Amoral Attorney: With her father's encouragement, she went to law school (where she excelled) to become one of these and was even a valedictorian at Columbia Law. A flashback shows her winning a case against Matt Murdock by hiring the Looter to cause a disturbance outside of the courthouse, which prompted Matt to hastily and weakly excuse himself from the proceedings in order to deal with it as Daredevil.
  • Control Freak: She's obsessed with controlling situations and planning things out as much as possible. It would make her a decent leader if she could get others to respect her.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Her father argued for a career as an Amoral Attorney to be preferable to and safer than that of a costumed supervillain, and he seems to have had a point, as while Janice was an excellent law student and seems to have been a competent attorney, she's so far less successful as a supervillain.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: From an early age, she shared her father's criminal tendencies (a flashback shows the two bonding over stealing a dog from a playmate's birthday party), and Tombstone put her through law school in the hopes of her becoming a legitimate criminal as a mob lawyer. While he wasn't happy about her deciding to become a costumed super villain, he still supported her although he refused to pay for it.
  • Dating Catwoman: Her and Scott Lang.
    Scott: I was an Avenger once. And the day they made it official—everyone could tell I was freaking out. Like, I was in way over my head. So, Captain America, he takes me aside—he puts his hand on my shoulder, looks me straight in the eye, and say: "Scott, I'm sure right about now you're doubting yourself. Don't. This is a great responsibility, of course—but there's just one rule, above all the others, that you need to keep in mind—one rule that can never be broken, no matter what—and no matter how many times Tony Stark may tell you otherwise—if you want to be an Avenger—you do not sleep with super villains." I am so sorry Captain America.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: She fell for Randy Robertson much to Tombstone's chagrin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tends to make snippy comments about whoever she's working with at the time. Sometimes leans into Silent Snarker when she doesn't feel like speaking out-loud.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Sometimes referred to as "Lady Beetle", and even her Mk 4 Beetle Armor looks a lot like a visually feminine version of the iconic Mk 2 Beetle Armor.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She and her father are actually very close, despite their disagreements on Janice's career choice.
  • Evil Is Petty: She once forced Scott Lang to perform a robbery for her, in exchange for her allowing him victory in a custody case with his ex-wife over their daughter. The robbery went wrong thanks to the intervention of Darren Cross, but when Scott saves the day and the judges want to thank him, she flips out and tries to deny him his daughter out of spite.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: In the worst way possible; she became a supervillain largely out of desire to be the best supervillain.
  • Pet the Dog: Her backstory issue showed that she sometimes does community work at soup kitchens as a sort of "karmic balance".
  • Powered Armor: As per the original. In particular, the suit has flight abilities and energy weapons in the gloves.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Originally introduced as a Captain America villain, she later became a Spidey villain, with a backstory introduced which tied her to his Rogue's Gallery.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Just like previous beetles, her costume is either mostly purple, or green and purple.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guy: She really doesn't like it when her allies go off of her strictly made plans.
  • Straw Feminist: Subverted. She sometimes throws out feminist phrases and claims that she wants to "break the glass ceiling" on supervillainy, but it's just a way she excuses her petty crimes and jerkish personality.
  • Women Are Wiser: For what it's worth, she's the most competent member of the Superior Foes when it comes to planning.
  • Yandere: Out of all of the villains recruited by Ant-Man, she was the most earnestly helpful, even secretly assisting him in defeating Cross. Then she tried to use the courts to ruin his life because he didn't call her back afterward.

    Big Man 

Big Man I

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Alter Ego: Frederick Foswell

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (March, 1964)

"Silence! I called this meeting to inform you that I'm taking over all the rackets in the city! From now on, the Big Man is head of the crime syndicate! I'm going to run this little enterprise like a big business! As boss of our organization, I'll give all the orders! ...and my Enforcers here will make sure that my orders are carried out! Any questions?"


Frederick Foswell was a reporter for the Daily Bugle and was also known as the mobster, Big Man. He later died after he bravely sacrificed his life for J. Jonah Jameson. His daughter later took up his Big Man identity.
  • Alliterative Name: Frederick Foswell.
  • Clone Degeneration: He was one of the many villains cloned by the second Jackal during Dead No More, only to die once more thanks to this.
  • Disappeared Dad: His death affected both his children.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His Big Man costume was mostly green.
  • Taking the Bullet: He became the Kingpin's second lieutenant, but when J. Jonah Jameson's life was threatened he took a bullet and died saving Jameson's life.

Big Man II

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Alter Ego: Janice Foswell

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #39 (November, 1975)

Janice Foswell is daughter of the original Big Man (Fredrick Foswell) and sought to follow in her father's footsteps to gain control of the New York underworld.


  • Killed Off for Real: She was shot by the Crime Master when their alliance fell apart - ironically, the Crime Master turned out to be her lover Nick Lewis Jr. And unlike her father, she has never returned.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The bulky costume hid her actual gender.

Big Man III

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Alter Ego: Frederick "Feddie" Foswell Jr.

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #13 (January, 2019)

Frederick Foswell Jr. is the son of the original Big Man, and brother of the second Big Man. He took over the role to gain revenge for the death of his father and sister, which, owing to J. Jonah Jameson's then-hostile attitude towards Spider-Man, he blamed on the webslinger.


  • Misplaced Retribution: He believed Spider-Man was responsible for the death of both his father and sister and refused to accept it even when Jameson vouched for Spidey.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempted to do this with his giant suit, only to be stopped and imprisoned.
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    Big Wheel 

Big Wheel

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Alter Ego: Jackson Weele

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #182 (July 1978)

"Do I see your fearless façade vanish now, fool? Will you cry and beg for me to halt my unrelenting barrage? Beg, Racer... beg, and perhaps I will be merciful!"


Jackson Weele is a villain who travels around through means of a giant wheel he bought from the Tinkerer. Hence the name Big Wheel.
  • Are You Sure You Can Drive This Thing?: When he went to the Tinkerer looking for some sort of edge against Rocket Racer, he bought the giant wheel. He immediately went after Racer, before actually learning how to fully drive his wheel. He couldn't stop himself from driving right off a bridge to seemingly kill himself.
  • Butt-Monkey: Rocket Racer not only blackmailed him, but prevented him from committing suicide. When he became the Big Wheel to try and kill Racer, he ended up killing himself.
  • Destination Defenestration: He was thrown off a bridge by Foolkiller, seemingly killing him once more.
  • Hero with an F in Good: When he tried to make amends and help Spider-Man, he caused a lot of damage, which is why Spidey encouraged him to follow a different career path.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: The guy sucks at being a villain despite how impressive his wheel looks.
  • Legacy Character: An unnamed successor appeared to face Spider-Man after his apparent death.
  • Not Quite Dead: After apparently drowning when he accidentally drove his wheel into the Hudson River, he reappeared a few years later completely fine. He was also apparently killed by Ghost Rider's Penance Stare, only to later return.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Originally a Spider-Man villain, he would later face Ghost Rider and then Deadpool.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: While the wheel is yellow, his costume while inside it is green.

    Black Fox 

Black Fox

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Alter Ego: Unkown

Notable Aliases: Raul Chalmers, Mr. Nussbaum, Osgood Hempstead, Daniel Kiely, Matthew Lazenby, Tyler Mackenzie, Thomas Ogilvie, Mitchell Chessman, Thomas J. Murray, Francis Featherbottom

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #255 (May, 1984)

"New York has never been kind to me. But this time will be different! This time my retirement on the French Riviera is assured! For the bauble that portly woman hasn't yet missed — will soon finance the most daring jewel heist in the history of this city!"


The Black Fox is an audacious jewel thief who has had a long criminal career in the United States and in Europe. His crimes have brought him repeatedly into conflict with the hero Spider-Man. He also trained both Walter and Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat.
  • Blinded by the Light: Carries flash grenades as part of his standard kit.
  • Building Swing: Carries rope for swinging between buildings.
  • The Charmer: Often romances older women to gain access to their jewels.
  • Color Animal Codename: Black Fox
  • Cool Old Guy: Taught the Black Cat most of what she knows.
  • Gentleman Thief: A master thief with an international career spanning decades.
  • Lovable Coward: Extremely likable but prefers to run from danger.
  • One Last Job: He is always on the look-out for that one last big job that will enable him to retire on the French Riviera.
  • Smoke Out: Carries smoke grenades for making getaways.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Has faked health conditions on several occasions to have Spider-Man underestimate him or allow him to escape. Actually, the old man seems to be in perfect health.

    Black Tarantula 

Black Tarantula

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Alter Ego: Carlos LaMuerto

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #419 (January 1997)

"A man must seek out new challenges, if he truly wishes to grow."


Allegedly for over 700 years, the title of the Black Tarantula has been passed down from father to son. Carlos LaMuerto is an Argentinian crime lord who has inherited the mantle and has clashed with Spidey a few times.
  • Action Dad: He's a very capable fighter and crime lord. And of course, he succeeds in the tradition of passing the mantle of Black Tarantula to his son, Fabian.
  • Always Someone Better: This guy was stronger, faster and more agile than Peter was and one of the few to hand him a pretty solid defeat.
  • Color Animal Codename: Black Tarantula
  • Co-Dragons: When Matt Murdock took over leadership of the Hand, Black Tarantula became Matt Murdock's lieutenant alongside White Tiger.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He gave a pretty ruthless beatdown on Peter and sparing him when he learned Spidey was involved to save the young Normie.
  • Eye Beams: Perhaps his most unusual power is firing optic blasts though it requires a few minutes of cooldown.
  • Healing Factor: He's got a pretty strong one and with the unique capability of using it as a form of Healing Hands. He recovered pretty quickly from an otherwise fatal heart stab from Bullseye.
  • Legacy Character: The Black Tarantula mantle has been passed for centuries from father to son. Carlos is the latest one, with plans to train his son Fabian as his successor, which was why his wife left him and took Fabian with her.
    • The Spider-Girl comics confirm Fabian does indeed become the next Black Tarantula.
  • Noble Demon: He's a pretty respectful individual, just one who is a crime syndicate leader and a former membr of the Hand. Heck, he once killed a former member of his gang for killing women and then taking the money he was paid for and donating it to a church with a note saying to help people with it.
  • Superpower Lottery: He's pretty much Spidey's superior in virtually every physical aspect along with his healing trick and eye blasts.
  • Sympathy for the Hero: After expressing his Villain Respect for Peter, he notes on how Peter is a Hero with Bad Publicity, all while whaling on him:
    Black Tarantula: ...which makes my own task all the more difficult. [hits him again] While the local authorities may mistake you for a criminal, those who lurk in the shadows see your true heroism! [stops fighting, as Spidey clearly can no longer fight back] Ironic, isn't it? Your enemies know you better than your allies.
  • Villain Respect: He has deep respect for Spider-Man risking his life to save a young Normie Osborn even with the massive bounty on his head.
    Black Tarantula: I applaud your dedication, Spider-Man, as well as your sense of honor. Considering the current bounty on your head, only a man of exceptional virtue would risk himself to save the heir of an enemy!

    Blindside 

Blindside

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Alter Ego: Nick Chernin

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #35 (October, 2008)

Nick Chernin was a biochemist working for a branch of Walter Declun's company, Declun International. Chernin developed a neurotoxin called Oedipus, which causes blindness upon contact with the skin. Chernin apparently stole the neurotoxin and created the super-villain identity, Blindside, which he used to rob banks.


    Bloodshed 

Bloodshed

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Alter Ego: Wyndell Dichinson

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #81 (October 1991)

Formerly petty criminal caught by Spider-Man, took on armored and super-strong identity, twice encountered Spider-Man in his efforts to avoid death at the hands of his criminal employers.


  • Big Brother Bully: As kids, Wyndell was verbally (and possibly physically) abusive to his younger brother Ricky, whom he roped into car theft. When they meet again as adults after years of Wyndell being a fugitive on the run, Wyndell tries to use their original dynamic and his powers to bully Ricky into helping him steal money to pay the former's debts.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Bloodshed's armor has retractable blades.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Peter captured Wyndell during his first ten months as Spider-Man, but didn't give him any thought until years later when Wyndell returned as Bloodshed.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's superhumanly strong and tough, as well as fast enough to keep up with Spider-Man.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Bloodshed.
  • Never My Fault: Wyndell blames Ricky for him becoming a fugitive, even though it was Wyndell's idea to steal a car which is what led to them being caught by Spider-Man. While Ricky did squeal on them to the police, they never would have been in trouble if not for Wyndell.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: While not really evil nowadays, he's a vigilante with an intimidating codename and red-and-black clothes.
  • Spikes of Villainy: He has spiky pauldrons and boots.

    Brainstorm 

Brainstorm

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Alter Ego: Jimmy

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #33, (December, 1987)

As a child, Jimmy burned down a hospital and was caught, this started his lifetime of being in an out of mental institutions. At some point, Jimmy was sent to the Mad Dog Ward, where he came under the care of Doctor Hope. The Doctor initiated a new process of experimentation, by which he sought to bring out the primitive, reptilian part of the brain, which he saw as having greater potential then the human mind. Jimmy underwent this process and mutated dramatically. Soon after, the new heads of the Mad Dog Ward came under fire from the investigation of reporter Maggie Lorca. The administrators forced Hope to send Brainstorm out to capture and silence Lorca by whatever means possible. Lorca was working with photographer Peter Parker, and so Spider-Man defended her from Brainstorm.


  • Feel No Pain: Brainstorm's insanity gives him a high tolerance for pain.
  • Master of Illusion: Brainstorm is capable of making others see their worst fears through illusions.
  • Precognition: Brainstorm can see into the past and into alternate futures and could make others see these visions.
  • Super Strength: In reptilian form, Brainstorm possesses super strength to an unknown degree.
  • Super Toughness: In reptilian form, Brainstorm is incredibly durable. He could be struck by foes as strong as Spider-Man and recover almost immediately.

    Burglar 

Burglar

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First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)

When Peter first got his powers, he didn't want to use them to help others. That all changed when he refused to help apprehend a burglar. The burglar then tried his luck on what would turn out to be Peter's old house, killing his uncle Ben in the process.


  • All for Nothing: It turns out the reason he invaded the Parker home in the first place is because he was looking for a stash of money supposedly hidden there by a famous gangster. After his demise, it's revealed the cash was eaten years ago by silverfish. All he really accomplished was turning Peter into a hero.
  • Asshole Victim: He dies of a heart attack after Peter menaces him.
  • Back for the Dead: Years after the debut story of Spider-Man, he returned to the Parker house looking for a mobster's hidden loot. He dies of a heart attack from terror when he discovers Peter is Spider-Man and has never returned.
  • Death by Secret Identity: Finding out Spider-Man is the very same kid whose uncle he murdered drives him into a panicked frenzy and he dies of fright.
  • Dirty Coward: While he was eventually brave enough to try to off the wall-crawler himself, he quickly dissolved into a panicking, frightened mess when he learned the hero was the same man who lost his uncle to his gun.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Unbeknownst to Spider-Man, the Burglar had a daughter named Jessica Carradine, who truly loved her father despite his life of crime. She initially wanted revenge, but came to see the hero as a good man despite his role in her father's death.
  • Hate Sink: He's a selfish, murderous, cowardly excuse for a human being. He's likely one of the few people Parker truly loathes and it isn't until years after his death that we learn he even had any redeeming qualities.
  • No Name Given: He was never called anything but "the Burglar". His daughter's surname was Carradine(which was also his in the Raimi trilogy) but it isn't clear if that applies to him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: A burglar so generic we don't even learn his name, who decided to target both the underground wrestling ring Peter went to, and, later that night, the Parker house. This is what set Peter on the path of superheroism.
  • Starter Villain: The very first criminal Spider-Man faced. Unlike most examples though, he isn't a super-villain or really anyone of power. He's just a man with a gun, but that was more than enough.
  • Would Harm a Senior: He murdered elderly Ben Parker with no remorse. When he faced Spider-Man again, he threatened to do the same to Aunt May. Needless to say, Peter was sorely tempted to return the favor.

    Bushwacker 

Bushwacker

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Alter Ego: Carl Burbank

First Appearance: Daredevil #249 (December, 1987)


    Calypso Ezili 

Calypso Ezili

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First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #209 (October, 1980)

"Are you man enough to live a little dangerously?"


A Haitian voodoo priestess, Calypso became the lover and accomplice of Kraven the Hunter, who she adored whipping him into a frenzy prior to his hunts. After Kraven's suicide, Calypso sought revenge on Spider-Man for the villain's death by brainwashing the Lizard, after increasing her own powers by ritualistically sacrificing her younger sister, Mambo. After that debacle and ones involving Daredevil, Calypso attempted to once again bewitch the Lizard, who responded by fatally mauling her, and escaping from the Ravencroft Institute.

Calypso resurrected herself by possessing Glory Grant, and controlling Simon Garth, the Zombie. She was subsequently humiliated by Alyosha, one of Kraven's sons, and tried to get even by assembling an army, and using magic to pit Alyosha against Spider-Man. After the two reluctant combatants broke free of Calypso's spell and defeated her minions, Alyosha took Calypso captive, and unceremoniously killed her in the Kravinoff Mansion.


  • Bed Trick: Ended up on the receiving end of this when she tracks Alyosha down, thinking he was Sergei, and slept with him, only learning about the truth when Alyosha mocked her afterwards.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Her slaves have a nasty habit of breaking free of her control and turning on her with a vengeance. Daredevil went easy on her by simply beating her up, while the Lizard killed her the first time and Alyosha Kravinoff did it the second time. So far, the second killing has stuck.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: She's killed for the first time by the Lizard after trying to control him for a second time in her schemes against Spider-Man.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: She practices this.
  • Instrument of Murder: Calypso possessed a Yoruba spirit drum that she used to weaken her targets while Kraven attacked them.
  • May–December Romance: Was younger than her lover Kraven by several decades.
  • People Puppets: Calypso can magically enslave people. She can also spiritually possess and directly control them.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: While she was primarily a Spider-Man villain, Calypso also found time to pick a fight with Daredevil when the latter interfered with her attempts to kill several Haitian expatriates.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Before Calypso is killed the first time, she transfers her life force into a magic amulet. The amulet later ends up in the possession of Glory Grant, who Calypso controls as a way of resurrecting herself.
  • Stripperiffic: Some of her outfits were seriously revealing.

    Carrion 

Carrion I

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Alter Ego: Miles Warren (clone)

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #25 (December, 1978)

"You will suffer like I have suffered... and you will experience the pain of the doomed!"


The original Carrion was a clone of Professor Miles Warren, created by Warren himself. He had infected this clone with a virus, which brought forth the creature known as Carrion.
  • Cloning Blues: Clone of one of the best cloners in Spider-Man's corner of the MU.

Carrion II

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Alter Ego: Malcolm McBride

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #149 (April, 1989)

"Fool! You can't harm me. I am beyond death, beyond pain, pain is for the living and I am Carrion, the unliving clone of Miles Warren!"


Malcolm McBride was a rival student of Peter Parker who became the second Carrion. Able to rot flesh with just a touch, Carrion became an adversary to Parker's alter-ego Spider-Man.

Carrion III

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Alter Ego: William Allen

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Spider-Man: Dead Man's Hand #1 (April, 1997)

William Allen is the third and current supervillain known as Carrion.


    Chance 

Chance

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Alter Ego: Nicholas Powell

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #15 (June, 1986)

Professional gambler Nick Powell grew bored of the thrills provided by the card games and slot machines of his usual gambling halls. To feed his need for risk and danger, Powell donned a weaponized suit and became Chance, a mercenary with a unique gimmick. Instead of charging for his services, Powell makes a wager with his employers: if he succeeds in his task, Powell gets paid, but if he loses the "bet", he pays them the same amount!


    Clash 

Clash

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Alter Ego: Clayton Cole

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #1 (June, 2014)

"I've been thinking over what you said. About people using me... exploiting me. How no one's really gonna look out for me but me. And I think it's time I started doing that."


One of Spider-Man's first fans, and an aspiring hero.
  • Alliterative Name: 'C's, which is not surprising for a character associated with Spider-Man.
  • Attention Whore: Clash sets out to be a hero, and then a villain, just so people will finally notice him.
  • Fanboy: At first, he admired Spider-Man and wanted to be a masked hero like him, even designing his costume to look like Spider-Man’s.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He created his sonic technology all on his own.
  • Make Some Noise: His technology allows him to do this.

    Coldheart 

Coldheart

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Alter Ego: Kateri Deseronto

First Appearance: Spider-Man #49 (August, 1994)

"Don't talk to me about children! All you super-powered vermin go around battling for your own glory! You have no consideration for the world that exists around you. No thought for the countless innocent lives you put in jeopardy every time you put on that costume of yours!"


Kateri Deseronto worked for an unnamed federal agency. After her son was killed during a super-powered conflict, Deseronto was forced to retire due to her traumatized mental condition. She chose to take matters into her own hands. Stealing a pair of cold-generating swords and a suit of armor from her previous employers, Deseronto began a campaign against super-humans under the name of Coldheart.
  • Badass Native: The 2011 Marvel Holiday special revealed that she's of Iroquois Mohawk descent.
  • Cardboard Pal: Lives in an empty apartment occupied by two dummies standing for her deceased partner and son, whom she pretends are still alive and living with her. She has various rituals such as organising Christmas celebrations and giving presents to the dummies.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Wears a bulletproof armoured suit that seems to enhance her combat skills and her strength.
  • Enhanced Archaic Weapon: Wields a pair of swords whose blades can generate intense cold for either melee or ranged attacks.
  • Kill It with Ice: Wields twin swords capable of producing energy that paralyze with the touch of the blade or can be projected to freeze objects instantly.
  • The Lost Lenore: She did not take the loss of her husband or son well at all.
  • The Paralyzer: Can paralyze with a touch of her blade.
  • Unexplained Recovery: After being dead since the Stanford Incident that sparked Civil War, she reappeared somehow alive at Pleasant Hill during Avengers: Standoff.
  • Vigilante Man: Her goal is to kill costumed superhumans in revenge for the death of her son.
  • Would Not Hurt A Child: When the Jason Macendale Hobgoblin abducted his son Jay, Spider-Man went after them and Coldheart went after him. Spider-Man drove off Macendale and saved Jay, but then Coldheart surprised him and put a blade to his throat. Jay's soon the one who saves Spider-Man, pleading with Coldheart to let Spidey return him to his mother. Coldheart, likely remembering her own son, relents and leaves.

    Commanda 

Commanda

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Alter Ego: Lady Catherine D'Antan

First Appearance: Untold Tales of Spider-Man #9 (May, 1996)

Lady Catherine D'Antan was a smart, wealthy and beautiful woman who became bored with her idle life and sought out challenges, ultimately becoming Europe's most accomplished jewel thief with her armour and battle drones.


    Conundrum 

Conundrum

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Alter Ego: Unknown

First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man #257 (March, 1998)

The man known as Conundrum has a past even he does not know. Taken in by the the much more famous illusionist Mysterio, Conundrum was trained by Quentin Beck's (Mysterio) cousin Maguire Beck in the ways of illusions and parlor tricks.


  • Cool Mask: Wears a mask of shifting puzzle pieces that seem to rearrange his facial features.
  • Master of Illusion: Trained by Mysterio and Mad Jack, Conundrum uses stage parlour tricks, hallucinogens and special effects to aid his goals.
  • Mysterious Past: Even Conundrum does not know his own history.
  • The Rival: Has a rivalry with another of Mysterio's students, Daniel Berkhart a.k.a. Mysterio II.

    Crime Master 

Crime Master I

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Alter Ego: Nicholas Lewis Sr.

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #26 (July, 1965)

A small-time crook who rose through the ranks of the underworld to fill the Evil Power Vacuum left behind by the Big Man, this brought him into conflict with the Green Goblin who wanted to fill the void himself. Possibly the most notable thing about him is that he was the first character to learn the Green Goblin's true identity.


  • Death by Secret Identity: He knew that Norman Osborn was the Green Goblin before Lee and Ditko did, and he dies at the end of his storyline.

Crime Master II

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Alter Ego: Nicholas "Nick" Lewis Jr.

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #39 (November, 1975)

Nick Lewis Jr., the original Crime-Master's son, met Janice Foswell, the daughter of the original Big Man, during his education period in Europe, and they became engaged. After learning that both their fathers died due to alleged involvement by Spider-Man, Lewis decided to take up his father's identity as the Crime-Master to avenge his death.


    Cyclone 

Cyclone

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Alter Ego: André Gerard

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #143 (April, 1975)

"You Americans! You can never keep from interfering in matters which do not concern you! If it is not politics, it is war. And if it is not war — it is crime! Always, you interfere — but this time, your interference will be futile! This time, you have encountered the Cyclone!"


A French engineer whose wind-generating weapon was rejected by the NATO, he stole his own technology to begin an international criminal career, favoring American targets.
  • Blow You Away: Cyclone's suit allows him to generate and control cyclone strength wings.
  • French Jerk: French and he's a criminal.
  • Killed Off for Real: He was among the victims of the Scourge, was revived by the Hood and later killed once more by the Punisher.
  • Legacy Character: After his death two more people have taken the Cyclone codename.
  • Slashed Throat: How the Punisher kills him the second time.

    Delilah 

Delilah

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Alter Ego: Unknown (possibly Delilah)

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #414 (August, 1996)

Delilah was a highly skilled assassin working under the new Rose during one of the crime-boss gang wars. She later joined one of the incarnations of the Sinister Six.


  • Amazonian Beauty: She is quite toned, stands at 5'9" and is very attractive.
  • Cleavage Window: Her costume comes with one to display her, assets.
  • Healing Factor: If injured, Delilah's accelerated metabolism enables her to heal mild to moderate injuries much faster and more extensively than a normal human. Injuries such as severe lacerations will fully mend within several hour.
  • Knife Nut: Delilah is an expert in the use of bladed weapons.
  • Lady in Red: One of her outfits when not dressed as an assassin is a red dress.
  • Leotard of Power: A form fitting leotard that highlights her curves and legs.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her leotards are either purple or dark pink.
  • Professional Killer: Delilah is an assassin for hire.
  • Ray Gun: Delilah has carried a variety of different energy blasters.
  • She's Got Legs: As her outfits proudly display.
  • Super Strength: Delilah is superhumanly strong. At her peak, Delilah can lift up to 10 tons, making her equal to Spider-Man.
  • Super Toughness: Delilah's body is somewhat tougher and more resistant to physical injury than that of an ordinary human. She can withstand blunt force trauma and impacts that would either cripple or kill an ordinary human with only mild irritation. For example, she has proven capable of withstanding the full force of punches and kicks from Spider-Man with only minor injuries.

    Diamondhead 

Diamondhead

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    Digger 

Digger

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Alter Ego: Digger

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #51 (March, 2003)

The patchwork remains of 13 mafia members known as the Vegas Thirteen brought to life by an experimental Gamma Bomb tested near its gravesite.


  • You Can't Kill What's Already Dead: Subverted with Digger. He's both undead and takes extreme amounts of damage over the course of his debut without injury. However, this was actually due to the fact that he had a Healing Factor, as he was reanimated by gamma radiation from nuclear weapons tests near his gravesite, and Spidey exploited this fact to kill him in his first appearance.

    Doctor Octopus II/Lady Octopus 

Doctor Octopus II/Lady Octopus

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Alter Ego: Doctor Carolyn Trainer

First Appearance: #405 (September 1995)

Carolyn: It's only appropriate, Dr. Octavius. You are, after all, one of the great minds of this century.
Otto: I am pleased you think so, Ms. Trainer.


Growing up, Carolyn Trainer had it drilled into her by her distant father, geneticist Seward Trainer, that science was above all else in terms of importance. As a teenager, Carolyn became smitten with Doctor Otto Octavius, a crush that developed into a full-blown obsession, one that led to her happily becoming Octavius's assistant after he became the villainous Doctor Octopus. When Ock was murdered by Kaine, a clone of Spider-Man, the distraught Carolyn honored her late mentor by following in his footsteps, becoming the new Doctor Octopus. After aiding in a ritual that brought Otto back to life, Carolyn briefly gave up the supervillain gig in order to care for him as he readjusted, afterward striking out on her own as a mercenary under the name Lady Octopus.
  • Amazon Brigade: Currently a member of the all-female Sinister Syndicate of Lady Beetle.
  • Animal Motifs: She played this up more than Otto ever did.
  • Bad Boss: When a minion questioned one of her plans, which could cause innumerable civilian casualties, Carolyn strangled him nearly to death.
  • The Bus Came Back: Disappeared after Otto fully recovered from his death, but resurfaced years later as a Psycho for Hire in Secret War (2004), then once again vanished. She finally returned as a member of Lady Beetle's newest Sinister Syndicate.
  • Chest Insignia: A stylized octopus.
  • Daddy Issues: She hates her father, which would explain her sometimes weird relationship with Otto. While her reaction to Seward's eventual death at the hands of Mendel Stromm and Norman Osborn isn't shown, she was presumably pretty happy about it, if not a little miffed that she didn't get to kill him herself.
  • Distaff Counterpart/Legacy Character: It's not hard to guess for who.
  • Fangirl: For Otto; a flashback to their pre-supervillain days shows her Squeeing as he gives her an autograph. Later upgraded to Monster Fangirl.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: As of Secret War, she has gold-colored tentacles.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Purple, red, black, brown, and everything in-between.
  • Lovely Angels: With Ock's girlfriend, Stunner.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Her Octo-spheres and hench-droids.
  • Psycho for Hire: Became this after Otto came back to life.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Was one for Otto, with a flashback depicting her as being overjoyed when Otto was forced to break up with his fiancé Mary Alice. While her relationship with him eventually seemed to become platonic, it's implied that she may have still had romantic feelings for him, as when she was helping him recover from the fractured mental state he was left in after being revived, she completely downplayed his relationships with Mary Alice and Stunner.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Seward was apparent quite neglectful, though he did do things like sing to Carolyn when she was little and arrange the first meeting between her and her idol.
  • You Don't Look Like You: She looked like she normally does during the events of Hunted, but a few issues later she was completely redesigned to resemble Olivia Octavius from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, even having this new design in a flashback that took place prior to the events of Hunted.

    Doctor Octopus III 

Doctor Octopus III

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Alter Ego: Lucas Carlyle

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 #43 (September 2002)

Doctor Octopus: Thief! It doesn't belong to you!
Luke: Up yours, old man!


Needing a PR man, the Nexus Corporation hired Luke Carlyle for the job, failing to look too deeply into his background, which involved a veritable ton of crimes committed under different names. Eventually, the CEO of Nexus confronted Luke about irregularities regarding his personal history, and exactly what he was doing while in the company's employ. Luke proceeded to fatally bludgeon his boss, and while contemplating what to do afterward, he realized that he could now act as the de-facto leader of Nexus, at least for a little while. Luke's first order of business was to get in touch with Doctor Octopus, under the guise of offering him a legitimate job; when Ock surprisingly showed up, Luke had him captured and studied by Nexus's scientists, who he had duplicate and upgrade Otto's technology. Sticking Otto in a slow-acting death trap (in case he needed to force more information out of him regarding his tech) Luke adorned his new armor, equipped with six mechanical tentacles, and went on a rampage, drawing the attention of Spider-Man, who reluctantly teamed-up with the escaped Doc Ock to defeat "Doctor Octopus III".
  • Bank Robbery: The first thing he does after suiting up is rob a bank.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he isn't turning on the charm.
    Doctor Octopus: Take. That. Off.
    Luke: Sigh... you're the last person in the world I wanted to hear utter those words while I was in the bedroom.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Carlyle Calamari.
  • Evil Versus Evil: He earned the wrath of the original Doc Ock, who did not take kindly to someone else stealing his title.
  • Green and Mean: His armor and tentacles were entirely green in color.
  • Sinister Shades: His were red, in contrast to Otto's.
  • Static Stun Gun: Two of his tentacles were tipped with tasers.
  • Powered Armor: The main difference between Luke and Ock was Luke's use of tentacled armor, instead of just a tentacled harness. Not a bad idea, considering how years of fighting super beings wound up destroying Otto's unprotected body.
  • Upgrade vs. Prototype Fight: Luke had more advanced gear, while Otto had more experience. Had it not been for Spider-Man's intervention, the two would have presumably kept engaging in Fearful Symmetry until exhaustion or death.

    Doctor Traveler 

Doctor Traveler

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Alter Ego: Judas Traveler

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #117 (October 1994)

"You're right, of course. I'm not God. I can't catch a soul or resurrect the dead. No, I'm not God — but I'm close."


After his family was killed, psychologist Judas Traveler suffered a psychotic break, one severe enough to activate his latent mutant abilities, all of which were psychic in nature. Convinced that the illusions he could create by altering people's perception were real, Judas deluded himself into believing that he was an ancient God-like being whose purpose was to study humanity. Via the covert manipulations of Norman Osborn, Judas took in interest in Spider-Man, who he tormented throughout The Clone Saga.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Judas effortlessly defeated Carnage by ripping the symbiote right off of him.
  • A God Am I: He became convinced he was an ancient dimension-walking entity.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: In his debut issue, he messes with and intimidates the Chameleon, Shriek, and Carnage.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He was a psychiatrist.
  • Mutants: For all of his bluster, in the end he turned out to just be a crazy mutant who thought he could do anything due to believing his own illusions were real.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Seriously, what kind of parents would name their boy after the most infamous traitor of them all?
  • Outside-Context Problem:
    Glenn Greenberg: No one – not the writers, not the editors – seemed to know who or what the heck Judas Traveler was. He was seemingly this immensely powerful, quasi-mystical being with amazing abilities, but what was the real deal with him...? But to be honest, a character like Traveler didn't really fit into Spider-Man's world.
  • Power Born of Madness: His powers were activated by a psychotic breakdown.
  • Psychic Powers: He can alter peoples' perceptions of reality, read minds, and cast illusions.
  • The Quisling: He at some point joined the anti-mutant organization Orchis, and has been called their "pet Judas."
  • Sadistic Choice: Posed Spider-Man one: if Peter failed, the inmates of Ravencroft would all die; if he succeeded they'd be set free.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He and his Host were being manipulated by Norman Osborn.

    Electro II 

Electro II

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Alter Ego: Francine Frye

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #2 (July 2014)

"You're the Prowler! First time out and I'm fighting the Prowler! Awesome! Bleh. Now that I think about it... Daredevil would've been cooler. Or Spider-Man."


Francine Frye is a woman who is a fan of supervillains. At some point, she befriended Electro. At the time when Electro was losing control of his abilities, she was visited by him. When attempting to kiss Electro, Francine died from electrocution. After recovering genetic material from her corpse, the Jackal brought her back to life, initially as an incentive to have the recently-depowerd Electro work with him. After a procedure that failed to give Electro his powers back, the suit that was meant to transfer its energy to him started to discharge into Francine. Francine was pulled by the energy discharge of the suit, and she kissed Electro in order to grow in power. She ended up absorbing all of the suit's power, but accidentally fried Electro in the process and replace him as new Electro.
  • Alliterative Name: Francine Frye.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Francine was a fan of supervillains in the past. Now, her clone is a supervillain herself.
  • Distaff Counterpart: The first female Electro.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Her first battle with Spider-Man didn't go very well, due to her lack of experience. Spidey was easily able to subdue her by dousing her with water.
    Spider-Man: See? This is what's nice about having a new Electro... ...You're not used to all the old tricks.
  • Jerkass: She wasn't all that good before turning into a super-villain, but now she (or more specifically, her clone) is quite the selfish "witch".
  • Legacy Character: She is the second Electro after, accidentally, killed the original.
  • Monster Fangirl: Francine was a sort of girlfriend to Electro.
  • No-Respect Guy: Thanks to her inexperience and her predecessor being considered a loser in the villain community. Sandman (one of Max Dillon's Sinister Six contemporaries) explains this and advises her to change her name when she complains about it.
  • Punk: She had dyed hair, tattoos and a lot metal piercings before she was killed. Her new clone body had none of these things, and she doesn't seem to have gotten them back.
  • Sexually Transmitted Superpowers: She absorbed her partner Electro's powers through a kiss, accidentally killing him in the process.
  • Shock and Awe: Having Electro's powers makes her this by default.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Max explicitly warned her not to go near him after his powers went out of control. She ignored him and kissed him anyway. Cue one charred corpse after his electricity goes off throughout her body, not helped by all the metal piercings she had on her.
  • Villain Team-Up: Joins up with the new Iron Spider in the latest incarnation of the Sinister Six.

    Elementals 

Elementals

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Alter Egos: Hellfire, Hydron, Magnum, Zephyr

First Appearance: Supernatural Thrillers #8 (August 1974)

Extra-dimensional would-be world-conquerors.


  • Heel–Face Turn: Zephyr has become an ally of the Avenger Carol Danvers and has also been an ally and lover to the Asgardian thunder god Thor.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Zephyr is the only female amongst its four members.
  • Stripperiffic: Zephyr doesn't wear much.

    Ero 

Ero

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Alter Ego: The Other, the Great Weaver, Miss Arrow

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #527 (February, 2006) note ; Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #4 (March, 2006) note ; Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11 (October, 2006) note 

"You define me. I define you. What you are, I am not. What you are not, I am. As you evolve... I evolve. Evolve or die."



    The Finisher 

The Finisher

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Alter Ego: Karl Fiers

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol.1 #5 (November 1968)

The Finisher is an assassin working for the Russian Red Skull. He arranged the plane accident that killed Spider-Man's parents.


  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He's killed by an explosion caused by the rocket that he shot at Spider-Man.
  • Professional Killer: He worked as an assassin killing people that he was hired to kill, including Richard and May Parker.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: After being mortally wounded by the explosion he uses his dying breath to answer Spiderman's questions about his parents and to tell him the truth about them.

    The Fly 

The Fly

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Alter Ego: Richard Deacon

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #10, (January, 1976)

"My wings are full of death poison! My belly full of— glorff. You listening, Kingpin? I'm eatin' your assassin. You hear me chewin'?!"


Richard Deacon was a small-time criminal who was shot by the police and left for dead after an unsuccessful kidnapping attempt which was foiled by Spider-Man. Stumbling into the laboratory of Dr. Harlan Stillwell (whose brother Farley Stillwell created the Scorpion for J. Jonah Jameson), Deacon coerces the scientist into saving his life. Overhearing an offer Jameson made with Stillwell to fund the creation of a new superhero, Deacon insists he be the subject of the experiment. Stillwell imprints the genetic coding of a housefly onto Deacon, empowering him and healing him of his bullet wounds. Deacon then kills Harlan Stillwell after he served his purpose and uses his newfound powers to further his criminal ambitions. He first uses Jameson as bait to get revenge on Spider-Man. Due to his inexperience, the Fly is no match for him and is defeated. Some time later, Deacon begins to display fly-like tendencies like eating garbage. He also develops physical mutations, including facet eyes. The Fly was killed by the Scourge of the Underworld. He was later brought back by the Hood and received power enhancements.
  • Acid Attack: Deacon can produce an acidic vomit capable of destroying tissues and different types of metal.
  • Back from the Dead: The Fly was murdered by the Scourge of the Underworld but was resurrected — along with many of Scourge's other victims — by the Hood.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Deacon is frequently shown chowing down on garbage.
  • Green and Mean: Either as a human or hybrid, he wears green.
  • LEGO Genetics: Richard Deacon possesses various superhuman attributes as a result of having various genetic traits of a common housefly imprinted onto his own genetic code.
  • Super Strength: Deacon possesses the proportionate physical strength of a 200-pound housefly. As a result, he is superhumanly strong and is capable of lifting approximately 3 tons.
  • Super Toughness: The tissues of Deacon's body are somewhat harder and tougher than those of an ordinary human. While far from invulnerable, Deacon is able to withstand impact and concussive forces that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no discomfort. For instance, Deacon can withstand a fall from a height of 40 feet without sustaining even the slightest injury, provided he lands on his feet.
  • Wall Crawl: Deacon's toes and fingers are covered in small, adhesive-secreting glands that enable him to cling to most conventional materials.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: Deacon's wings produce a high-pitched buzzing sound and he can vibrate his wings in opposite directions at tremendous speeds for the purpose of creating a powerful shockwave. At its maximum, the wave can hit with a concussive force equal to about 50 pounds of TNT.
  • Winged Humanoid: Deacon is able to fly through the air via the use of tough, membrane-like wings. He is able to propel himself at speeds of at least 69 miles per hour. He is typically able to support his own weight plus an additional 150 lbs while in flight and still fly at his top speed

    Foreigner 

Foreigner

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Alter Ego: Unknown

First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #116 (July 1986)

"Men call me the Foreigner. Women call me frequently."


The Foreigner is a highly intelligent assassin and occasional mercenary who is also a master of disguise. He has no powers but is in peak physical condition. He is the former husband of Silver Sable.
  • Amicable Exes: He and Silver still get along despite no longer being married.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: The guy sure likes his fancy suits.
  • Master of Disguise: He is a master of disguise and has assumed various identities all over the world.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's only known as the Foreigner.
  • Sex with the Ex: In one of their periodic encounters with Silver Sable, they wind up back in bed together; resulting in a pregnancy scare for Silver.
  • Worthy Opponent: By the time of Nick Spencer's run, he's developed such a high respect for Spider-Man that he actively roots for him and admits to Spidey's face that he actually likes Spider-Man as a person and superhero.

    Freak 

Freak

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Alter Ego: Unknown

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #546 (January, 2008)

Freak was nameless junkie who, following a clash with Spider-Man, fell through a skylight into the laboratory of Curt Connors, a.k.a. the Lizard. Finding some syringes, he injected himself with animal stem cell fluids, thinking that they were crystal meth. Freak then began to form a chrysalis around his body, emerging as a skinless monster. After being shot at by the police, he fell into the sewer and forms another chrysalis. Emerging as an animal hybrid, and completely bulletproof, Freak discovered that he was effectively immortal: every time he dies, he goes into a chrysalis and is reborn, and now immune to whatever killed him last time.


  • Adaptive Ability: Freak became horribly deformed after injecting himself with mutagens, but as a result was able to form a cocoon around himself when he died and regenerate with an adaptation against whatever killed him. Such deaths included being set on fire (resulting in a leathery hide), getting shot (armour plating) and strangulation (thicker musculature, particularly around the neck), but he was always just as hideous as before, and all he did with his powers was try to find more drugs to snort up.
  • Giving Them the Strip: During his first fight with Spider-Man, before he gained his powers, Freak escaped after Spidey webbed him to some pipes by ripping his way out of his clothes.
  • Healing Factor: Freak's regenerative capacity allows him to heal himself of serious injuries.
  • Immune to Bullets: After his first death Freak became bulletproof.
  • Immune to Drugs: Freak is completely invulnerable to most of the poisons, toxins and drugs of the earth, in addition to acquiring complete immunity to them after being exposed only once, and Freak's brain no longer has pleasure centers, which makes it impossible for him to experience the "high" from recreational drugs.
  • Jack up with Phlebotinum: Freak got his powers after consuming a mutagen thinking it was a new designer narcotic.
  • Jerkass: Aside from being a murderous supervillain, Freak tried to steal a donation box from a homeless shelter so he could use the money to buy himself more drugs.
  • Never My Fault: He blames his drug addiction on people making fun of his different-colored eyes his whole life and blames his hideous appearance on Spider-Man for chasing him into Dr. Conners' lab where he found his animal stem cell fluids and injected himself with them.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Freak has the power to evolve every time he is killed by something. He nearly got killed by bullet-shots and fire so now he is evolved to be fire-proof and bullet-proof.
  • The Nose Knows: Freak's sense of smell is so good that he even managed to find Spider-Man just because of his smell, even when he was in another part of the city.
  • Poisonous Person: After being experimented on in Oscorp Labs, he acquired the capacity to generate a poison so powerful that it has no comparison with any other created on earth.
  • Pupating Peril: When Freak dies his body is surrounded by an acidic chrysalis that gives him the ability to spontaneously return to life mutated.
  • Resurrective Immortality: When Freak dies, his body is surrounded by an acidic chrysalis that gives him the ability to spontaneously return to life mutated, acquiring the ability to survive any danger that has mortally wounded him before, and generally being more powerful.
  • Super Senses: Freak's sense of smell has increased since he came back to life due to animal genes and constant mutations.
  • Super Strength: Initially, he possessed a level of superhuman strength, and he has shown that his strength can increase with each rejuvenation. He has been measured as being able to lift at least 3 tons.
  • Super Toughness: After his first death, Freak became bulletproof. After his second death, Freak became fireproof.
  • Undiscriminating Addict: Injected himself with some random syringes he found in a lab on the assumption they were narcotics.
  • Wolverine Claws: Developed razor-sharp claws following his second resurrection.

    Fusion 

Fusion

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Alter Ego: Wayne Markley

First Appearance: Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol 2 #30 (June 2001)

Discovering that he had the ability to persuade people into doing whatever he wanted while manipulating their senses as a child, Wayne Markley used his power to make millions, creating technology to enhance his powers even further, making himself - in his own words - a "more-than-perfect killing machine". However, his life was changed when his son Jeremy died while trying to imitate his hero Spider-Man. Unable to accept that his powers couldn't help him, Fusion decided to take revenge on the wall-crawler.


  • Achilles' Heel: His powers can be thrown off once the person knows what Fusion really is, rendering them relatively useless in a fight once he has lost the initial advantage.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Invoked and subverted. He is merely able to manipulate the perceptions of others so that he appears to have different powers.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He "forces" Dr. Octopus to work for him. Not a smart move.
  • Master of Illusion: Markley can persuade people to do what he wants, to see what he wants, and to hear what he wants. Basically, he controls peoples' perceptions. For example, he can create the illusion that he has multiple powers and abilities.
  • Misplaced Retribution: His son Jeremy died while trying to imitate his hero Spider-Man. So naturally he blames Spidey and tries to frame him when his evil plan causes the death of three hundred people.
  • Mutants: When he was a child, Markley discovered he was a mutant.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Thought he had intimidated Doctor Octopus into acting as his flunky, but actually Octavius was just letting Fusion do the hard work until he was ready to take over the other man's scheme.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Octavius reveals that he had simply pretended to be weak in order to acquire Fusion's device and sell it to the highest bidder, subsequently beating Fusion half to death while mocking the other man for believing Octavius could ever be so pathetic.

    Gog 

Gog

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First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #103 (December 1971)

"Gog just want home."


Gog is a Tslin that was discovered by Kraven the Hunter who named him after a Biblical giant. Kraven used Gog to help build a kingdom in the Savage Land. Gog has had runs in with Spider-man, Ka-Zar and Hercules, Even being as muscle in the third incarnation of the Sinister Six. Later on, it's revealed that Gog was a family pet that was sent to Earth from a dying world.
  • Dumb Muscle: Has been used this way by Kraven the Hunter and the Sinister Six.
  • Prehensile Tail: Gog has a semi-prehensive tail he can use to strike enemies.
  • Sizeshifter: Gog's height and size depends on what dimension Gog is in, while in Haizlip Gog was roughly the size of a small dog, while on earth Gog's size increased to the point where he towered over buildings.
  • Stranded Invader: Gog was separated from the prince and was exiled from the planet Broi. As an infant, Gog was sent to Earth in a warp-drive starship along with a baby female and both were incubated on the ship.
  • Tail Slap: Gog has a semi-prehensive tail he can use to strike enemies.

    Grizzly 

Grizzly

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Alter Ego: Maxwell "Max" Markham

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #139 (December 1974)

"Nothing can stop me! Nothing! So look out, New York... the Grizzly is back in town!"


A costume-wearing criminal who is rumored to have cannibalistic tendencies. He went on to join the Masters of Evil and was later appointed to Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts squad to aid them during the Siege of Asgard.

    Hippo 

Hippo

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Alter Ego: Mrs. Fluffy Lumpkins

First Appearance: Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #1 (August 2009)

"Pachyderm power!"


While in New York, the High Evolutionary came upon a zoo hippopotamus that, despite being male, was inexplicably named Mrs. Fluffy Lumpkins. On a whim, the Evolutionary anthropomorphized the hippo, and imbued it with human-level intellect. Lumpkins, now just going by Hippo, embarked a crime spree, which ended when he had a leg eaten by Spider-Man (in actuality, the Mac Gargan Venom impersonating Spider-Man). The rest of Hippo was subsequently eaten when he allied with the Redeemer, a psychiatrist who was convinced he could rehabilitate the seemingly rogue Spider-Man. Despite the handicap of having been messily devoured, Hippo has repeatedly reappeared to bedevil the real Spidey.
  • Ascended Extra/Breakout Villain: He keeps popping up, despite being introduced as a minor baddie who was seemingly killed off in the span of two or three issues.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He had a leg eaten by Venom. When he was brought back, it was too.
  • Big Fun: Fictional hippos can be funny. Anthropomorphized fictional hippos can be even more fun.
  • The Brute: Unless you count being adept in water, his only power is Super Strength.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A hippo named Hippo.
  • Driven to Villainy: He wanted nice things, but since the job market is not kind to anthropomorphic hippopotamuses he had to resort to stealing to get them.
    Hippo: This whole thing is stupid! Imagine being a hippo chillin' in a zoo and then without asking for it some weirdo force evolves you into an adult quasi-human. Nobody feeds me for free anymore, yo! I eat 90 pounds of food every day! I got bills!! Oh sure. Get a job, right? Because companies are dying to hire an adult half-hippo man with literally zero education. You know how much rent is in this city? Especially for a place with high ceilings, wide hallways, and preferably a tub? Because I'll tell you one thing: I found out how much they cost, and guess what?? Now I'm robbing banks!
  • Eaten Alive: By Mac Gargan as Venom. He got better.
  • The Gambling Addict: He's among the patrons of an underground supervillain casino in a Domino-centric X-Men story.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He does badly at the casino, which prompts him to refuse to help the other villains fight the invading Domino and Daredevil, having suffered enough losses for one night.
  • Nice Guy: Remarkably polite and friendly for an anthropomorphic hippo supervillain.
  • The One Guy: The only male member of White Rabbit's Menagerie.
  • Psycho for Hire: He was a member of the Redeemers and the Menagerie, and one of the villains Doc Ock had on speed dial.
  • Retired Badass: Recently he's been trying to get out of the villain business.
  • Tropaholics Anonymous: Attends Super Villains Anonymous.
    Boomerang: This is like that scene in Fight Club where the main guy goes to a meeting and ends up getting smothered by a huggy dude with big, sweaty manboobs. Except mine's a hippo. Big, sweaty hippo manboobs.
  • Unexplained Recovery: They haven't bothered explaining how he recovered from being eaten by Venom.
  • Uplifted Animal: One of the High Evolutionary's New Men. He's also a parody of the concept since he's not entirely happy at being uplifted since now he has to deal with human problems like expensive rent and paying for food.

    Humbug 

Humbug

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Alter Ego: Buchanan "Buck" Mitty

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #19 (October, 1986)

"The insects of the island had much to tell me. New York is in danger. We must leave now."


Former villain that can communicate with insects.
  • Killed Off for Real: Put out of his misery by Shang-Chi after he was infected with No-Name of the Brood's eggs.
  • Mercy Kill: Asked Shang-Chi to kill him after he became infected by Brood eggs. Shang-Chi obliged.
  • Off with His Head!: Shang-Chi ripped his head off.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only 5'6"/168cm tall, but his Humbug suit makes him much stronger and dangerous.

    Hypno-Hustler 

Hypno-Hustler

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Alter Ego: Antoine Delsoin

First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #24 (November, 1978)

"Get with the scene Spider-Man! The Hypno-Hustler has returned! And you've just helped me seal your fate forever!"


The Hypno-Hustler is a jive-talking black soul Disco singer who uses his goggles and evil boots of death to hypnotize music lovers, alongside his backup band, "The Mercy Killers".
  • Armed Legs: Antoine Delsoin developed boots that can emit knockout gas on demand and have retractable knives in the soles.
  • Fad Super: Created, in case you couldn't tell, during the disco craze of the late 1970s.
  • Harmless Villain: In most cases, destroying any sources of music around him will render him completely helpless. One fight with the Hobgoblin even ended with him getting beaten up by children after Kingsly destroyed the nearby speakers.
  • Jive Turkey: Embodies this so much it's painful.
  • Mind-Control Music: Antoine Delsoin developed a guitar which produced sound waves at a level where he could hypnotize people. He along with his backup band, The Mercy Killers, can perform mass hypnosis.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While he is still ultimately seen as a joke, one of Spider-Man's (reluctant) team-ups with Deadpool had Antoine's equipment upgraded to the point that he could even put Deadpool (who is typically Immune to Mind Control) in a trance.

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