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First Appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #32, (July, 1979)
Peter Parker's former mentor, Dr. Connors, had another experiment gone awry, resulting in the Iguana. Dr. Connors bestowed a normal iguana with his memories and empowered him with the super powers of the Lizard creating the mutated reptile Iguana. The Iguana then went on to fight Spider-Man at Doctor Connor's lab at Empire State University.
- Back for the Dead: He's the first of the few animal-themed rogues killed during Hunted after not being seen in some time.
- The Beastmaster: The Iguana can command other reptiles.
- Hypnotic Eyes: He could hypnotize humans.
- Immune to Bullets: The Iguana is bulletproof. It doesn't save him from being beaten to death by one of Kraven's powersuit-empowered hunters.
- In a Single Bound: His physical strength has extended into the muscles of his legs allowing him to leap about 18 feet into the air.
- Prehensile Tail: His tail can be used to grab objects.
- Super Speed: Can run and move at speeds greater than that of the finest human athlete and can reach a top speed of about 45 miles per hour.
- Super Strength: Possesses sufficient superhuman strength to lift about 12 tons.
- Tail Slap: He is capable of whipping his tail at speeds of at least 70 miles per hour. Considering his strength and physical toughness, he can generate enough force to shatter concrete.
- Wall Crawl: The Iguana can scale walls.
- Uplifted Animal: Once a regular iguana that was given Connors' memories and powers.
- Weakened by the Light: Iguana was extremely sensitive to light.
- Wolverine Claws: Has claws.
Alter Ego: Ben Reilly
First Appearance: Free Comic Book Day Vol 2016 Captain America (May, 2016)
After a break from his previous failures in cloning, this new version of the Jackal returned to the field, but now believes that he's perfected the process of making his clones stable. Working under the company New U, Jackal has recruited several of Spider-Man's old foes along with reviving a few people he's known throughout his crime-fighting years. There is a certain mystery behind this new Jackal or rather what lurks underneath the mask...See Scarlet Spider for more info.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Ben originally was a hero. But, after coming back from death, Miles Warren used him as his main guinea pig to resurrect, which unfortunately meant being killed in pretty much every way imaginable, a total of 27 times. He snaps, almost kills Miles, and becomes the new Jackal.
- Big Bad: The major villain in Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy. Although the story really revolves around preventing him from unwittingly bringing about the Zombie Apocalypse.
- Cool Mask: He wears a mask resembling Anubis to match his alias.
- Damaged Soul: In his follow-up solo series Death itself, in the form of Marlo Chandler, tells him this. Due to the trauma of being killed and resurrected 27 times his soul, represented as a white orb, is full of cracks. She estimates one more death and rebirth would damage it permanently, driving him insane.
- Driven to Madness: Being killed and revived a painful twenty-seven times will do that to you.
- Expy: Former hero/sidekick who was polarizing when alive returning from the dead as an antagonist with a motif based on his torturer and enemy, Jason Todd/Red Hood II says hi.
- Fallen Hero: It is easy to see why Peter is shocked that a former clone of himself could end up adopting the name of one of his most hated enemies or why he's trying to revive the dead.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears a red suit with a mask of Anubis, Egyptian God of Death.
- A Taste of Their Own Medicine: To the first Jackal. After almost killing Miles, he creates four clones of him and puts them in a position where nobody knows who is the original.
- Villain Protagonist: Of Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Spidey delivers a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the Jackal, he turns everyone against Spidey. It gets worse when Doc Ock causes all the clones across the world to fall apart and he decides he'll just revive the world.
- Walking Spoiler: Like you see, most of the tropes are related to his real identity.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He certainly doesn't see himself as a villain, the clones under his control are usually put in line by his remarks, and being a former Spider-Man himself makes him believe that he is in the right.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Ben Reilly. Being killed and resurrected 27 times by Miles Warren drove Ben mad. He decided to do better than Miles that he (supposedly) killed Miles and had him cloned multiple times, all of them unsure of who was the real one and who wasn't. He decided to improve the cloning process and wants Peter by his side to keep going, not knowing that doing so will unleash an army of Carrion clones.
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #114 (October, 1972)
Jonas Harrow is a criminal doctor who is responsible for Hammerhead's implant and the powers of Kangaroo, Megawatt and Will o' the Wisp.
- Bald of Evil: He's a bald Mad Scientist.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Hammerhead, Kangaroo, Megawatt and Will o' the Wisp can thank their modifications to him.
- Mad Doctor: A disgraced surgeon, he began his unconventional surgery to give powers to amongst others Hammerhead and Kangaroo.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Jonas Harrow was a former surgeon that would lose his medical license and practice for performing unsanctioned and illegal experiments on some of his patients.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: His glasses never show his eyes and he's a Mad Scientist.
- Super Empowering: Hammerhead, Kangaroo, Megawatt and Will o' the Wisp can thank their modifications to him.
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #304 (September, 1988)
Jonathan Caesar was the owner and resident of the spacious Manhattan apartment building Bedford Towers, in which Peter Parker and his wife Mary Jane Watson came to live. However, this was no accident, as Caesar was obsessively in love with the famous model Mary Jane and had arranged it so she would move in to the building he owned and lived in. He kidnapped Mary Jane and hired Styx and Stone to oppose anyone who tried to investigate, such as Spider-Man, who was secretly Mary Jane's husband Peter. Arrested, Caesar uses his influence to ban her from the modeling world as revenge. He is killed by another stalker when trying to kill her.
- Beard of Evil: Has a full beard.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: In the sense that he used his wealth and influence to ruin Mary Jane's modeling career.
- If I Can't Have You : Caesar was quite willing to literally throw Mary Jane to the sharks, or torture and kill her, if she rejected his advances.
- Karmic Death: After getting out of jail, Caesar tried to kill Mary Jane, but was killed at the hands of Hal Goldman, another obsessive stalker who also wanted to possess Mary Jane.
- Non-Action Guy: He is normal human who prefers to use his money and influence.
- Stalker with a Crush: He was obsessively in love with Mary Jane and kidnapped her in the sincere conviction that because he wanted to marry her, little things like her not agreeing or already being married shouldn't stand in the way.
- Yandere: His first attempt to kidnap Mary Jane failed, leading to his arrest and imprisonment, but even while behind bars, he was able to use his money and influence to make her life miserable, blacklisting her among the modeling profession until she managed to gain a role in the Secret Hospital soap opera.
Alter Ego: Janice Olivia Yanizeski
First Appearance: The Amazing Scarlet Spider #2 (December 1995)
The daughter of a gambling addict whom she later betrayed, Janice Yanizeski grew up being told "always have a card to play". During her college years, she claims to have had a near-death experience that convinced her to live life on the edge, and so she disappeared, resurfacing three years later as superpowered adrenaline junkie and mercenary. Initially a contestant in the Great Game, she later joined the Masters of Evil, and then was inducted into the Thunderbolts.
- Blood Knight: Refers to everything as a game, and is willing to handicap herself to make fights and jobs riskier and more challenging, once radioing Hydra to tell them that she was sabotaging one their vehicles, just so they would send someone to try and stop her.
- Combo Platter Powers: Joystick apparently possesses superhuman strength (sufficient to press roughly ten tons), speed, agility, dexterity, reflexes & reactions, coordination, balance, and endurance roughly equivalent to that of Spider-Man.
- Dark Action Girl: Is said to be about as strong as Ben Reilly, who can lift 10 tons.
- Dating Catwoman: Had this with Phil Urich/Green Goblin IV.
- Depraved Bisexual: Leers at the girls in a strip club, and after hearing Radioactive Man reference that one of gang wearing old suits of Beetle armour was a woman, Joystick tries to open up the armor stating "Buddha said it's a chick in here... Just wanted to see if she was cute..."
- Dual Wielding: Her energy batons.
- Energy Weapon: Her gauntlets can produce energy batons, which can be combined to form a staff. By striking her batons against one another, Joystick can project a powerful concussive force beam at a target.
- Fatal Flaw: Admits that she cannot resist being dared or challenged, no matter how stupid it would be to go along with it. Reed Richards once got her to fight alongside the Fantastic Four just by saying "I don't think you can".Spider-Woman: Did you come to steal something? Is this a grudge-thing against Spider-Man?Joystick: Oh, lighten up—I was pounding shots with Speed Demon and he dared me to break into your tower.Spider-Woman: Yeah... coming from you... I actually buy that! Please... for my knuckles, if not your face—don't get up again.Joystick: No... thing of it is... now I have to...Spider-Woman: So that I can hit you ten more times?Joystick: Gnnm... mostly... to show you... fftt... that I can take ten more hits...
- Going Commando: Jolt notices this after taking her clothes to disguise herself.
- In Harm's Way: She really loves being a supervillain and all the challenges that come with that. She also enjoys taking extreme risks.
- Mysterious Past/Noodle Incident: The accident that convinced her to become a supervillain, not to mention the source of her powers and technology.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Chose her super name based partially on her initials: Janice Olivia Yanizeski.
- Super Reflexes: Joystick's reflexes are also enhanced, though to a greater degree than even her agility. Joystick's reflexes are almost instantaneous, since she has to be able to maneuver efficiently while moving at superhuman velocities.
- Super Speed: Joystick's primary power is the ability to run, move and think at speeds beyond the natural physical limit of the finest human specimen. She is able to move at speeds sufficient to make her look as if she's little more than a blur over short distances. While the upper limit of her speed isn't known, she has proven capable of matching and possibly exceeding Speed Demon, another superhuman speedster that was originally augmented by the Grandmaster. As a result, Joystick can reach speeds of at least 175 miles per hour.
- Super Strength: Capable of one-finger push-ups◊.
- Super Toughness: Joystick's bodily tissues are tougher, more resilient and more resistant to various forms of injury than those of a normal human. Specifically, she is able to resist impact and blunt force to a much greater degree than ordinary humans. She can withstand impacts, such as falling from several stories or being repeatedly struck with superhuman force, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no injury to herself.
- The Mole: Betrayed the Thunderbolts for the Grandmaster.
- Throwing the Fight: Purposely lost a college basketball game she had secretly bet on, angering the criminals she was in league with. To save her own skin, she sent them after her father, who she knew had a hidden cache of cash that would appease the thugs.
- Vapor Wear: Was Mugged for Disguise by Jolt, who notes that the costume does not include underwear.
Alter Ego: Frank Oliver
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #81 (February 1970)
Frank Oliver with his superhuman leaping abilities was the criminal better known as the Kangaroo.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Has the abilities of a kangaroo.
- Artistic License Biology: Originally, Oliver was said to have gained his powers by living with kangaroos and eating what they ate. As kangaroos eat grass, this seems highly improbable. It was later Retconned as him being a Mutant and this triggering his mutation.
- Awesome Aussie: He sure was Australian.
- Back from the Dead: Twice. First he was resurrected by Arnim Zola along with several other lesser known villains, only to be killed by Deadpool. A few years later he was brought back via cloning by the Jackal along with several other characters, only to later succumb to Clone Degeneration.
- Captain Ethnic: An Australian guy with super-jumping abilities goes by Kangaroo, who would have guessed?
- C-List Fodder: The guy has the unfortunate honor of being a lesser known villain that has died, revived and killed again, twice.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Frank was a skilled boxer and kickboxer.
- In a Single Bound: His jumping abilities are what made him choose the kangaroo as alias.
- Unnecessary Roughness: Was a boxer but was banned after seriously injuring another fighter.
Alter Ego: Brian Hibbs
First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #242 (January 1997)
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Wears a suit of armor that allows him to leap great distances and increases his strength, agility, and endurance.
- Badass Normal: He's actually a good fighter even outside the armor.
- Butt-Monkey: Yes, the guy is not taken seriously very often.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He was actually useful and helped Mysterio and Mary Jane to repel the Savage Six.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Hibbs started a superheroic career in Australia, but returned to his villainous (or at least mercenary) way
- HeelFace Turn: After gaining freedom, Hibbs started a superheroic career in Australia. There, he was among the global group of heroes to answer Spider-Man's call to destroy Doctor Octopus's facilities in order to thwart Octavius's scheme to use his technology to raise the Earth's temperature by artificially accelerating the greenhouse effect.
- In a Single Bound: The Kangaroo is able to leap up to great distances thanks to his armor.
- Legacy Character: After the death of Frank Oliver, he took the codename of Kangaroo.
- Not Quite Dead: After being presumably killed by Lady Deathstrike during Ends of the Earth, he later turned up alive and back to his criminal ways.
- Powered Armor: Instead of jumping by his own means, he has a mechanical suit that gives him the abilities of the kangaroo.
- Prehensile Tail: The armor has a semi-prehensile tail
- Status Quo Is God: He tried to go straight for a time, but it failed when his criminal past came back to haunt him and went back to being a crook.
Alter Ego: Gabriel and Sarah Stacy
First Appearance: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #12 (November 2006)note ; Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 5 #5 (September 2018)note
The focal villain of Nick Spencer's run. Kindred is an enigmatic demon with an unknown connection to Peter's past life, who insists he should pay for a great sin committed in the past.
- Berserk Button: Do not tell anyone his real name, or even admit that you know it. Kindred is obsessed with keeping his identity secret until he chooses to reveal it to Peter.
- Body Horror: Kindred is not easy to look at. His face looks like a decrepit mummy and his body is filled with gaping holes underneath his cloak, through which rats freely travel through.
- Came Back Wrong: This arguably applies to Kindred himself, but he also has the ability to resurrect other people this way. He not only revived Stan Carter, alias the Sin-Eater, but forcibly imbued him with the Sin-Eater persona again.
- Collective Identity: "He's" really the latest incarnation of the Gabriel and Sarah Stacy clones.
- Creepy Centipedes: His motif and is always accompanied by a centipede.
- The Dreaded: Anyone who knows it exists is utterly terrified of it, including Mysterio and Kingpin.
- Early-Bird Cameo: As a result of Arc Welding, it is Mysterio's unnamed but inferred employer from the afterlife back when Mysterio invaded Midtown High as a Revenant Zombie during the timeframe of Civil War.
- He Who Must Not Be Named: Speaking his actual name is enough to make him show up and immediately kill whoever said it, as we see with a poor sap Mysterio got to say it. It's implied that his name will remain this until he gets Peter to guess it.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Kindred wants revenge on Peter for something he says Peter did to him, but he also a larger plan involving other spider-powered heroes like Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales. Exactly what he has planned remains to be seen.
- Mind Rape: Kindred has shown the ability to do this, torturing people ranging from the minor villain Overdrive to Peter himself through visions and dreams.
- Non-Action Big Bad: His acts of villainy are largely manipulative, pulling the strings of both Mysterio and Kingpin for his own means. He also doesn't intend to harm Mary Jane while Peter was off dealing with Kraven's hunt, as he believed nobody could do more harm to her than Peter himself.
- Shoulder Pet: He has has an enormous centipede that fills this role.
- Was Once a Man: It claims to have been a human who was sent to hell and worked his way up the demon ranks. It is strongly implied it was a close associate of both Peter Parker and Norman Osborn. They're Gabriel and Sarah Stacy — and revealed to be clones created by Harry and the Jackal, not the actual children of Gwen and Osborn.
First Appearnce: Amazing Spider-Man #8, (January, 1964)
The Living Brain was created by International Computing Machines Corporation and billed as the most intelligent computer and robot in existence, capable of solving virtually any question asked of it. In more recent times, it was reprogrammed by the Superior Spider-Man to serve as a laboratory assistant at Parker Industries, and remained in that role after Peter Parker returned.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: .It was short-circuited after its first introduction in the school and went hay-wire until Peter readjusted the machine back to normal. Was later reprogramed it villainy by Doctor Octopus.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Is able to think so fast it is able to second-guess Spider-Man's actions.
- The Bus Came Back: Has a habit of returning after long absences.
- Flight: The "souped-up" later version had the ability to hover or fly.
- Healing Factor: The Living Brain is able to use the nanites stored in itself, to self-repair its body when it is damaged.
- Non-Indicative Name: Is neither alive, nor does he have a brain inside him. He's just a machine with a minor level of artificial intelligence.
- Super Strength: The Living Brain was able to analyze the strength of Spider-Man's webbing, deciding how much pressure to apply, and then ploughed right through it.
- Super Toughness: The Living Brain was able to withstand multiple energy attacks from the Parker Industries S.W.A.T.-Bots.
- Tin-Can Robot: Even for 1964, that design was pretty boxy and clunky. Now it's something beyond retro.
- Verbal Tic: "Whrr—click-ick". In the 2018 Superior Spider-Man series, this tic was intentionally added into his voice function because by that point the creators found the old tic endearing.
Alter Egos: Carlos and Eduardo Lobo
First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #143 (October 1988)
The Lobo Cartel was founded in the late 1980s by the mutant brothers, Carlos Lobo and Eduardo Lobo. The mobs of South Texas were in a brutal gang war over drugs and smuggling which had cost the lives of many and then the Lobo Brothers arrived. They put a stop to the war and united the gangs, with the former gang leaders gone and the Lobo Brothers heading the new syndicate. It was the charisma of Carlos Lobo which had convinced the gangs to end the war and unite under the Lobo Brothers.
- Accidental Murder: Eduardo once dated Glory Grant and during a fight between him and Spider-Man she accidentally shot him dead. Grant was aiming for Spider-Man but got Eduardo instead.
- Back from the Dead: Eduardo was revived by the Jackal during the Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy.
- Meaningful Name: Lobo means wolf in Spanish.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Similarly to Rahne Sinclair from the X-Men, they are mutants who can transform into werewolves.
- Savage Wolves: They are a Cartel family of werewolves.
- Siblings in Crime: Carlos and Eduardo founded the Lobo cartel together until Eduardo's death. Later Carlos was joined by their younger sister Esmeralda Lobo, who is also a werewolf mutant.
- Werewolf Theme Naming: Their surname is 'Lobo': Spanish for 'wolf'.
Alter Ego: Norton G. Fester
Noable Aliases: Meteor Man
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #36 (May 1966)
Norton Fester gained superhuman powers when gases from a small meteor seeped into his body. He then became a one-man crime wave known as the Looter.
- Anti-Climactic Unmasking: Peter gets his mask off in their first clash, but doesn't know the guy behind it.
- Balloonacy: Wears a backpack-like device containing a rapidly -inflating helium balloon capable of carrying about 400 lbs aloft for short periods of time.
- Blinded by the Light: Wields a 'dazzle gun' that produces an intense flash of light, allowing him to briefly blind an opponent.
- Butt-Monkey: Nothing he does goes right for him, and all of his efforts are met with failure. When he actually manages to turn himself into a serious threat, it ends with him getting brain damage and being left an unhinged and pathetic lunatic for a while. Even after he regains his sanity, hes still a complete joke desperately trying to not be a failure anymore, and still failing.
- Can't Catch Up: Looter was initially a legitimate threat to Spider-Man, who was still starting out as a hero, but afterwards, the more experienced Spider-Man became able to easily trounce Looter, who, unlike Spider-Man, had not improved at all.
- Insane Troll Logic: According to him, he's "too smart to work—to clever to hold down a job! Everyone's jealous of me!" Sure, Norton, sure.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Repeatedly shills himself as a genius whose brilliant mind is waiting to be discovered, despite the fact that he freely admits he failed science class in school, and his idea of studying the meteor is "randomly hit it and hope I find something". He actually did find something, but that's not the point.
- Magic Meteor: He got his powers from gas contained within a meteor, and his whole schtick is stealing more meteors for their yummy power-granting abilities. At one point, he actually ditched his Looter moniker, instead calling himself the Meteor Man.
- Sanity Slippage: An attempt to give himself a power boost wound up going wrong and leaving him with brain damage, resulting in him becoming a lunatic who eventually starts talking to the meteor that gave him his powers and attaching it to a gun. He manages to recover eventually.
- Science-Related Memetic Disorder: The Looter's ego makes him constantly try to outmaneuver Spider-Man, and this culminates in his being brutally beaten by the "Superior Spider-Man". Later, at a villain support group meeting, he acknowledges that he may have a problem, because even though he logically knows that he will be beaten even worse or killed if he encounters Spider-Man again, he can't stop himself because he "knows" he's superior to everyone else and has to show it by committing crimes.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He has a gigantic ego, in spite of being a complete joke.
- Villain Decay: He started off as a legitimate threat in his first appearance. Afterwards, however, he became a total joke.
Alter Ego: Maguire 'Terry' Beck
Notable Aliases: Jack O'Lantern
First Appearance: Spider-Man: Mysterio Manifesto #1 (January, 2001)
Maguire Beck was the cousin of Quentin Beck, the original Mysterio and enemy of Spider-Man. After Quentin's suicide, Terry devoted her life to eliminating anything that in some way "wronged" her cousin. Originally as the Jack O'Lantern, she took the identity and re-established herself as Mad Jack.
- Avenging the Villain: Her original motivation for becoming a supervillain was to avenge her cousin Mysterio.
- Master of Illusion: Uses the same techniques and technology as her cousin.
- Mechanical Animals: When Quentin Beck originally adopted the Jack O'Lantern identity, Maguire provided him with tech support and recon through a robotic cat that Berkhart jokingly called "Maguire". when she adopted the Mad Jack identity, she kept the cat.
- Right-Hand Cat: Has a robotic black cat.
- Robot Master: Capable of building sophisticated robots.
- Sky Surfing: Rides Jack O'Lantern's one-person disc-shaped hovercraft.
- Stingy Jack: Her helmet is designed as a jack o'lantern.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Wears an armoured costume that is padded to make her appear masculine.
- We Named the Monkey "Jack": When Quentin Beck originally adopted the Jack O'Lantern identity, Maguire provided him with tech support and recon through a robotic cat that Berkhart jokingly called "Maguire".
Alter Ego: Michael Marko
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #73, (June, 1969)
A small time thug who gained super-strength, and eventually terminal illness, through abusing an experimental horse steroid.
- Alliterative Name: Michael Marko
- Disappeared Dad: Marko claimed to have a son who's birth mother has hid from him for multiple years.
- Drugs Are Bad: Remember, kids: prolonged steroid abuse will destroy your liver!
- Dumb Muscle: Marko is often hired by other villains as muscle.
- Eye Scream: In Devil's Reign: Moon Knight, Marko's ex-wife seeks out Moon Knight for help, terrified that Marko will kill her and corrupt their daughter. Moon Knight tells Marko that he's never going to see them again. When Marko ignores the warning, Moon Knight uses his thumbs to ensure it's true.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: An appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man (Nick Spencer) shows Marko being reduced to robbing a book fair alongside perennial D-lister Ringer.
- I Love the Dead: Marko at one point implies he has committed (or would at least be willing to engage in) necrophilia; while trying to fatally strangle Jessica Jones, he exclaims:"Best part of these work-for-hire gigs? Is that after I'm done with you here—I don't have to hand you over... after I'm done with you, I can take your lifeless body out somewhere remote and I can do whatever I want with you. Then you'll really find out why they call me Man Mountain Marko."
- Muscles Are Meaningless: He once tried to accost Peter Parker in the street. Peter, being caught up in his personal issues, barely acknowledged this and casually brushed him aside with his super strength. This experience traumatized him and even gave him nightmares because a scrawny kid could so easily sweep him into a wall.
- Super Strength: Marko's strength was increased to superhuman levels. He could almost hold his own against Luke Cage in his early days.
- Super Toughness: Marko's skin and his muscle and bone tissues are considerably denser than the tissues of an ordinary human, granting him much greater resistance to physical injury than an ordinary human.
- Temporary Bulk Change: For an issue, experimenting with horse steroids bulked him up considerably until he was eight feet tall. Spider-Man was completely shocked by his transformation.
Alter Ego: Marcus Lyman
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #655 (April 2011)
A new villain whose dangerous methods and utter disregard for human life prompt Spider-Man to don a new armored costume. Marcus and his wife were accidentally harmed during an attack on his Wall Street trading company for losing client's money. Marcus survived, but his wife did not. Shrapnel was fixed within his brain, causing him to feel virtually no human connection whatsoever.
- Asshole Victim: His execution was applauded by all the people he held hostage.
- Back from the Dead: Following his death at the hands of the Superior Spider-Man, he was revived by the Jackal during Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy.
- Bald of Evil: Originally had a full head of brown hair. Following the attack that left shrapnel in his brain and destroyed his ability to feel human connection, he was bald with a metal plate over part of his skull.
- Boom, Headshot!: The Superior Spider-Man executed him with a shot to the head.
- Emotion Suppression: His head injury severely damaged the parts of his brain that dealt with how he relates to others, his morals, and ethics.
- Feel No Pain: A head injury rendered him unable to feel anything.
- Lack of Empathy: Unable to feel emotions for his fellow man, Marcus had no problem killing innocent people.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Massacre
- Supervillain Packing Heat: Uses guns and bombs.
Master of Vengeance
Alter Ego: Dwight Faron
First Appearance: Spider-Man #32 (March, 1993)
Dwight Faron was a bio-chemist that was hired by a mobster named Barnett to create designer drugs and adrenal enhancers. Spider-Man took down the distribution ring but Barnett covered his tracks. Barnett walked but Faron went to prison and he blamed Spider-Man for everything. Faron's wife filed for divorce while he was in prison and his family deserted him. Faron became obsessed with Spider-Man and cursed the wall-crawler for costing him all he held dear. Faron was eventually released and he created a super solution that increased his strength exponentially and built a suit that fired force blasts by pulling electric ions from the air. Faron dubbed himself the Master of Vengeance and set in motion his plans to bring down Spider Man.
- Clothes Make the Superman: The Master of Vengeance's suit enables him to manipulate electricity to some extent. He can form a static field enabling him to cling to or climb surfaces. He can discharge powerful electrical blasts. The suit apparently draws on ambient electrical activity to recharge itself.
- Costume Copycat: Initially posed as Spider-Man and beat criminals to death in order to draw the real Spider-Man into a confrontation.
- The Mentally Disturbed: Suffers from some form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His unstable mental state makes him an unpredictable foe.
- Psychoactive Powers: His powers are dependent on his mental state and his chemicals. He is a deadly combatant when his confidence is maintained. However, when things turn against him, or if he is startled, he may slip into a panicked state, losing his cool and fleeing.
- Shock and Awe: His suit pulls electrical ions from the air to create his force blasts.
- Super Serum: Concocted a super serum that grants him superhuman strength, durability and resistance to injury.
- Super Strength: Can lift between 10 to 25 tons.
- Wall Crawl: He can form a static field enabling him to cling to or climb surfaces.
Notable Aliases: Robot-Master, Gaunt
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #37 (June 1966)
Mendel Stromm is a chemist and robot expert. He was Norman Osborn's business and scientific partner until Norman betrayed him. His consciousness operates out of a robotic body.
- Back Fromthe Dead: Stromm has been believed killed multiple times. However, the Green Goblin serum in his body invariably keeps him alive and eventually revives him.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: It has been pointed out that Stromm could have made a fortune from his inventions if he wasn't obsessed with revenge on norman Osborn and Spider-Man.
- Cyborg: Stromm has been gradually replacing his body with robot parts.
- Psycho Serum: Developed the Green Goblin serum.
- Revenge Before Reason: Is driven by a psychopathic desire to take revenge on Norman Osborn and Spider-Man.
- Robot Master: Is one of the foremost roboticists in the Marvel Universe.
- Serial Prostheses: Every time Stromm has come Back from the Dead, he has replaced more of his body with robot parts. He was eventually reduced to being a human head on a robot body.
- Technopath: By combining his brainwaves with a computer of his own creation, he could utilize remote technological control over computers and robots.
First Appearance: The Silver Surfer #3 (December 1968)
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Alter Ego:: William Turner
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #138 (November, 1974)
William Turner could always sense the emotions and thoughts of those around him as he was growing up. What he didn't know was that as he was reading these thoughts and emotions he was stealing their life essence as well. William killed his own mother by accident and was placed in an orphanage after his father died. He was a victim of bullying at the orphanage until he realized he had the power mentally to hurt others back.
As an adult William, lived in a secluded part of town where he could quietly live of the psychic essence of his neighbors without notice. He encountered Spider-Man who put an end to his feeding and caused him to be thrown into prison. In prison, Mindworm was cut off from emotional and mental contact from others and slipped into a coma-like state. In this state, he could enter the dreams of others and eventually realized that he was the cause of his parents death.
- Dream Walker: While in a coma-like state, he could enter the dreams of others.
- Emotion Eater: Feeds on the thoughts and emotions. This also drains their life essence.
- Genius Bruiser: Growing up he developed his mind and body to peak condition.
- Master of Illusion: Able to cast vivid illusions.
- My Brain Is Big: A mutant with mental powers an over sized forehead due to the experimental compound opened by the government near town.
- Psi Blast: Can fire destructive "mind waves" at his enemies.
- Self-Made Orphan: He unintentionally drained his mother to death and his father committed suicide in grief shortly after.
- Shout-Out: His name and abilities are a direct reference to a short story about a psychic vampire.
- Telepathy: Can read minds and is mildly telepathic.
- Vampiric Draining: Feeds on the thoughts and emotions of others, but also drains their life essence as he does. He takes too much, his donor will die.
Alter Ego: Desmond Charne
First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #156 (May, 1976)
Desmond was a hologram technician who was in love with his girlfriend Amy. One day the two of them were caught in the middle of a battle between the Avengers and Fin Fang Foom. Iron Man saved Amy from Fin Fang Foom and Amy developed an infatuation with the armored Avenger. Eventually, Desmond and Amy fell apart and he decided to become the super-villain using his skill as a technician to create and project 3-D holograms. He carried a handgun and soon became the villain better known as Mirage, the Master of Illusion. Mirage was one of the villains murdered by the Scourge of the Underworld at the Bar with No Name. Using his demonic power, the Hood resurrected various dead super-villains, including Mirage, to serve in his Masters of Evil and help him hunt the Punisher. The Hood left Mirage to die again when the spell ran out after 30 days, but Mirage instead fell into a coma that lasted months before he revived: seemingly alive again.
- 10-Minute Retirement: After having died two times, he decided to turn his life around and retire as a super-villain, and joined the Super-Villains Anonymous program. However, the Owl persuaded him to join Boomerang's Sinister Sixteen team.
- Back from the Dead: Was murdered by Scourge, but later resurrected by the Hood. Although this resurrection was supposed to be temporary, it somehow became permanent.
- Clothes Make the Superman: Mirage's powers all derive from a special costume he wears which is filled with small devices which he uses to create holograms.
- Costume Copycat: Can use his holograms to disguise himself as others, such as Venom or Spider-Man.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: His hologram technology should have been worth much more than he could ever make robbing weddings.
- Master of Illusion: Expert at holographic projections.
- Wedding Smashers: Mirage's first crime was robbing the wedding of Betty Brant and Ned Leeds.
Alter Ego: None
Other Notable Aliases: Vlad, Devourer of Totems, The Lion
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 #30 (June, 2001)
A member of the Inheritors, a race of beings that feed on totems, a fusion of humans and animals with powers of both. He is instrumental in Spider-Man's transformation, where he eventually "embraces the Other".
- The Ageless: Is functionally immortal in the sense that he is immune to the effects of aging and all known diseases.
- Classical Movie Vampire: Despite being an ancient, dimension-hopping being, Morlun dresses like this, in a a tail coat, waistcoat, cravat and pronounced widow's peak.
- Flight: Morlun can fly.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has glowing red eyes.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: After seemingly dying fighting Spider-Man, Morlun was resurrected by a cult to destroy Black Panther.
- Super Speed: Can run and move at speeds that are beyond the physical limits of the finest human athlete. Though the exact limit is unknown, he has been shown to climb several flights of stairs and cover several blocks in only slightly more time than it takes Spider-Man to reach the same destination by web-swinging.
- Super Strength: Possesses superhuman strength that varies according to how recently he has fed and on what kind of source, but he has demonstrated strength capable of lifting an estimated 20 tons.
- Super Toughness: His body is tougher and more resistant to certain types of injury than the body of a human being. It is known that Morlun can withstand great impact forces, such as being physically struck by Spider-Man, that would severely injure or kill a human, most notably being hit by a vibranium-tipped nuclear missile.
- Vampiric Draining: Morlun's primary power is the ability to absorb the life force energy of other living creatures, thereby granting himself superhuman physical abilities.
Alter Ego: James Beverley
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man: Swing Shift (July 2007)
Introduced as a minion of Mr. Negative and later appearing as one of the (five member) Sinister Six of The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Overdrive was empowered by his boss with "nanobacteria" and has the power to transform any vehicle at will, a power well suited to his skills as a motorist. Overdrive is a rather incompetent supervillain who happens to be a major superhero fanboy, and he sought superpowers and pursued supervillainy to fight the Avengers and impress them with his skills so that later on, when he pulled a HeelFace Turn, he'd be welcomed onto the team. Needless to say, this didn't work, and Overdrive is stuck in the role of getawayman/mook.
- Affably Evil: Overdrive is a really nice and friendly guy despite being a villain. Depending on how you look at it, the fact that he only got into supervillainy as part of a plan to become a superhero either shows that Overdrive isn't a villain at all or proves he's a bad person.
- Badass Driver: In addition to his powers, Overdrive is very skilled at operating a range of vehicles.
- The Charmer: Described by Boomerang as a "pretty boy", Overdrive is good-looking and friendly and is introduced in Superior Foes sitting at a table with an attractive woman on either side of him. In the same series, Janice/Beetle is attracted to his good looks, cool car, and badass driving skills. However, things turn out in a way that emphasize that Overdrive is a loser (see The Loins Sleep Tonight).
- Crippling Overspecialization: While Overdrive is very skilled at using his powers on vehicles, they only work on vehicles and has no other skills to speak of, which makes him useless in circumstances where there are no vehicles around.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Taken at face value his power is pretty unimpressive. However he can transform any motorized vehicle in any he wishes as shown when he turned a remote controlled toy helicopter into a full size and fully functional gunship to clear a way into the Owl's hideout.
- The Loins Sleep Tonight: Overdrive is impotent for some time after using his powers. Conversely, after having sex, he needs to wait for a bit before being able to use his powers again.
- Loony Fan: In their first encounter, Spidey is creeped out to discover Overdrive's car is filled with pictures of him. Similarly, Luke Cage is weirded out when he shows up to stop the Sinister Six and Overdrive starts fanboying him.
- Manchild: Despite his charmer appearance and persona, he's pretty childish at times.
- Nanomachines: His "nanobacteria" allows him to alter vehicles at will.
- Personality Powers: A likely example of this given the combination of Overdrive's obsession with vehicles and corresponding restriction on his power to vehicles.
- Reality Warper: A low-level example of this, as while Overdrive can only manipulate a select type of object, his powers allow him to alter matter he touches. For example, he's able to turn a small, non-motorized cart into a gigantic motorized backhoe.
- Required Secondary Powers: He and Speed Demon discuss the trope in terms of defying Flying Brick. Noting the norm of a superpower coming with additional perks like super strength and durability, the two note how that isn't true for either of them. Overdrive is worried that a hero (specifically The Incredible Hercules) will assume that because Overdrive has one superpower, he must have others, and will kill him with a single punch.
- Technopath: One aspect of Overdrive's powers involves controlling vehicles, although he goes beyond technopathy since he can also alter vehicles and create more matter than initially existed.
- Token Good Teammate: For Boomerang's Sinister Six and Spidey's rogues gallery in general.
- Villainy-Free Villain: Although he participates in crime as a mook, for the most part, Overdrive doesn't do anything evil. Probably his worst act is how in Superior Foes he helps the team bury Shocker alive for supposed treachery.
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #1 (June, 2014)
Panda-Mania was a member of White Rabbit's new criminal group The Menagerie who were trying to pull off a heist but ended up being chased and ultimately stopped by Spider-Man.
- Animal-Eared Headband: Has panda ears on top of her hood.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Of pandas, if you couldn't tell.
- Bit-Part Bad Guys: She's a nameless and origin-less crowd filler character who very rarely gets lines and is never seen doing anything other than henching for other villains like the White Rabbit. Yet she keeps popping up, seemingly mainly due to her absurd gimmick and eye-catching design.
- The Bus Came Back: After not being seen in a few years after her defeat at the hands of Spider-Man, she reappeared as an inmate of Ravencroft Institute.
- Joke Character: She's not taken very seriously by Spider-Man.
- Most Common Superpower: She appears to be pretty busty.
- Mysterious Past: Nothing is known about her, her past or her real name.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: She's only known as Panda-Mania.
- Pandaing to the Audience: She's a criminal themed after a panda.
- Super Strength: While her maximum strength is unknown, she's strong enough to lift a car with ease.
Alter Ego: Damon Ryder
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36 (July, 2009)
Damon Ryder was a scientist at Portland, where he met Ben Reilly (the clone of Spider-Man, who was at the time self-exiled), and hired him as his assistant, but they also became friends. Ryder was experimenting with dinosaur DNA, wanting to gain superhuman powers. One day Kaine appeared to kill Reilly, after searching for him many months. The fight started a fire and Reilly instructed Damon to get his wife and son out of his house, but he failed and they died. This drove Damon insane and he swore revenge on Ben, who would die years later at the hands of the Green Goblin while saving his genetic template, Spider-Man. In the present, Damon found Peter Parker, believing that Ben changed his name after the tragedy.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Alters his DNA to develops velociraptor-like powers and attributes.
- Death by Origin Story: Ryder's wife and son were killed in a fight between Ben Reilly and Kaine that drove Ryder to become a supervillain.
- Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: Altered his DNA to gain dinosaur superpowers.
- Healing Factor: Has highly developed healing powers, similar to most reptiles. It even allows for quick regeneration of missing limbs and organs.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: He can transform into a more Raptor like appearance where his jaw extends and he grows long upper and lower fangs.
- One-Steve Limit: At least four other characters in the Marvel Universe use the alias 'Raptor'.
- Super Strong: Raptor has enhanced strength, allowing to lift approx. 5 tons.
- Super Toughness: Raptor has durability beyond normal people, being able to survive a fall from a high building.
- Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: Is convinced that Peter Parker is really Ben Reilly. Although, given Ben was a clone of Peter, this is an understandable mistake.
- Wolverine Claws: Damon has two retractable bones blades in his forearms.
Albert Malik was a Communist agent who used the identity of the Red Skull. He ordered the deaths of Peter Parker's parents.
See Captain America: Central Rogues Gallery
Alter Ego: Augustus Roman
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 (August 2015)
Augustus Roman was a corrupt businessman who became one of the Barons of Battleworld during the Secret Wars. After the Secret Wars were over, he got carried over to the primary continuity.
- All Your Powers Combined: Uses advanced technology to use the powers of metahumans, as long as their corpses are stored in his databank. That being said there seems to be a limit to the amount of powers he can use at once, and overusing his powers will cause the corpses to "burn out".
- Canon Immigrant: An in-universe example. He originally belonged to an alternate universe before getting transferred to the main universe at the end of Secret Wars.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Uses his position as CEO of Empire industries to develop his Meta-human collection.
- Create Your Own Villain: He became motivated to imprison Metahumans and use them to power himself after his family was killed during a superhuman battle(from the flashback, it seems to be the battle between The Masters of Evil and the Avengers that happened during The Avengers#277).
- Darkseid Duplicate: Design-wise, he is basically the Spider-Man version of Darkseid.
- Freudian Excuse: The loss of his family during a superhero/supervillain clash has left him with a strong hatred of all super-powered beings, and a need for control.
- He Knows Too Much: He imprisons both Betty Brant and Harry Osborn when he realizes they have discovered his secret identity.
- Large and in Charge: As MJ notes when she helps him during the Ghost's assault, the guy is freaking huge, even without his Powered Armor. Augustus just says he works out.
- Powered Armor: Aside from the standard package of flight and Super Strength, they allow him to use the powers of the superhumans imprisoned in his prison.
- Story-Breaker Power: After absorbing the powers of enough metahumans, he can take on Thor in a straight fight and win. That's several orders of magnitude greater than what most of Spidey's opponents are capable of. Eventually, he has absorbed the powers of almost Marvel's entire A-List Superhero Community, at which point Spider-Man and Iron Man don't stand the slightest chance against him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He genuinely believes the world would be better off if he were the only superhero around to protect it.
Ringer I / Strikeback
Alter Ego: Anthony "Tony" Davis
First Appearance: The Defenders #51 (September 1977)
Anthony Davis was the super-villain known as Ringer who, following a near-death experience, re-established himself as Strikeback.
- Anti-Villain: He was this as Strikeback. He did some mercenary work to pay A.I.M. back for saving his life, but after that he just wanted to put his criminal life behind him. He intervened to get Leila out of her life of crime, and his dying wish was for her to turn over a new leaf. She later became a hero in her own right, but was unfortunately C-List Fodder to Graviton.
- Cyborg: As Strikeback, A.I.M. scientists cybernetically enhanced his body, giving him enhanced strength, speed and durability.
- Humiliation Conga: Davis's entire career as the Ringer was one long conga. First he tried robbing Nighthawk, who smashed his teeth and forced him to go through weeks of having a prison dentist rebuild them. When he escaped and gained his new Ringer outfit, he was beaten up by the Beetle and unwillingly forced to fight Spider-Man. Spidey then kicked his ass, smashing his teeth again all while mocking him for his ring gimmick before handing him over to the police while he whined about how unfair it was. When he got out of jail a second time, his efforts to redeem his Super Loser reputation led to him getting shot by the Scourge.
- Hand Blasts: His wrist blasters were his main method of offense as Strikeback.
- Happily Married: To his wife Leila Davis.
- Legacy Character: After becoming Strikeback the Ringer costume and codename was taken by Keith Kraft.
- Not in the Face!: He's indignant when Spider-Man punches him in the jaw, whining about how Spidey destroyed all the dental work he had to go through after Nighthawk destroyed his teeth in his first outing.
- Not Quite Dead: He was the lone villain to survive the Scourge's massacre. He was very nearly dead when he was found by a group of A.I.M. agents who were investigating the massacre to try and get info about the murdered villains' tech.
- Rings of Death: His rings can do everything from constrict an opponent to serve as a lasso or a rope ladder, explode or even freeze an opponent. Unfortunately, Davis was too much of a schmuck to use them effectively.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: He started out fighting Nighthawk before later being forced to fight Spider-Man.
- Secondary Color Nemesis: His Ringer costume was green and orange.
- Teleportation: Aside from his wrist lasers, Strikeback's main superpower was his ability to teleport. He could also take other people with him, as he did when he removed Leila from the supervillain battle she was caught in.
- Took a Level in Badass: Davis was much, much more effective as Strikeback than he ever was as the Ringer. He took down Boomerang, Stegron, the Vulture and Swarm one after another before teleporting away with Leila.
- Trick Arrow: Ringer used an armored suit with various ring-based weapons including exploding rings, freezing rings, constrictor rings that could crush a victim, and a series of interlocking rings that could be used as a whip, lasso or for climbing.
- We Can Rebuild Him: The A.I.M. agents who found Davis converted him into a cyborg with the codename Strikeback. He repaid them by doing several operations before going out on his own.
- Whip It Good: Used a series of interlocking rings that could be used as a whip, lasso or for climbing.
Alter Ego: Richard Fisk
Notable Aliases: Blood Rose, Richie Fisk, The Schemer
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #83 (April, 1970)
Alter Ego: Sergeant Blume
First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 #173 (February, 1991)
The second Rose was Sergeant Blume (first name unrevealed), a police officer seeking revenge on the Kingpin for the death of his brother, another policeman. While Blume allied himself with Richard in hopes of doing good by breaking the Kingpin's hold on the city, he ended up implicated in several crimes while in the Kingpin's service. He ultimately was shot and killed in a confrontation with Richard's men in the Catskills after he had kidnapped Peter Parker (Spider-Man)'s Aunt May and wife Mary Jane Watson, mistakenly thinking that Peter had discovered information that would blow the lid off of the Kingpin's organization, thus revealing Blume as a double agent.
Alter Ego: Jacob Conover
First Appearance: Daredevil Vol 1 #131 (March, 1976) note ; Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #414 (August, 1996) note
The third Rose was Jacob Conover, a reporter at the Daily Bugle, who took up the identity as payment for saving the life of crime lord Don Fortunato many years earlier. This Rose was loyal solely to Fortunato, as at the time the Kingpin had not returned to power, and his principal enforcer was the cyborg powerhouse known as Delilah. Conover faced a repeated threat to his territory from the Argentinian crime lord known as the Black Tarantula, eventually being present without his Rose disguise when the Tarantula launched a direct assault on Fortunato's home. Preparing to gun down the Tarantula and a roomful of witnesses, Conover was stopped by Spider-Man and carted off to jail.
Alter Ego: Phillip Hayes
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot Vol 1 #1 (March, 2010)
The fourth Rose was Dr. Phillip Hayes. He took up the Rose persona after he lost his funding in gene-therapy research after an accident in the Phelcorps laboratory, a result of which was the new heroine Jackpot. He deals in "Ebony" shipments, a synthesized drug created from Corruptor's sweat glands. He managed to slip under the superhero radar for a while, but Jackpot was getting closer to discovering his involvement. After he discovered the secret identity of his opponent (through a coincidence resulting from being Sara Ehret's co-worker), he hires Boomerang to track Sara down at her house and murders her husband in front of her and her daughter. He is later arrested and unmasked, much to Sara's shock.
Alter Ego: Steven Hudak
First Appearance: Untold Tales of Spider-Man #1 (September 1995)
After being wrongly fired for embezzlement, Steven Hudak designed an armored suit containing flame-thrower equipment and attacked his former company as the Scorcher.
- Bald of Evil: He's completely bald.
- Beard of Evil: He has the classical goatee too.
- Fire-Breathing Weapon: Hudak's suit uses powerful flamethrowers.
- Jet Pack: The suit incorporates a jet pack for flight.
- Never My Fault: Refuses to take any responsibility for his actions.
- Playing with Fire: His armor allows him to shoot fire.
- Power Armor: Fireproof power armor.
Alter Ego: Elaine Coll
First Appearance: Spider-Man: The Power of Terror #2 (February 1995)
Elaine Coll's family, as far back as anyone could tell, was comprised entirely of criminals and psychopaths, and she was no exception, first popping up on the superhero community's radar when she was caught singing and dancing around while hanging, drawing, and quartering police officers by Daredevil. After a stay in the psychiatric ward of Bellevue Hospital, which misdiagnosed her as cured, Elaine was contacted by an acquaintance of her late grandfather, Silvermane, and offered a job as one of his enforcers, with one of the perks of the position being powered armor based on the suits worn by the then-retired Scorpion. Donning the exoskeleton, Elaine loyally served Silvermane as Scorpia, though things fell apart when Silvermane betrayed her upon possessing Deathlok.
After a brief retirement following unsuccessful bouts as a member of supervillain gangs like the Sinister Seven and the Rogues, Scorpia became a free agent, hiring herself out to figures like druglord Manuel Ortega, and sorceress Caroline le Fay.
- Amazon Brigade: Has joined Lady Beetle's all-female Syndicate.
- Ax-Crazy: Enough to be committed to a mental institution.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: The tail of her Scoripion suit can fire energy blasts.
- Butt-Monkey: Being a Distaff Counterpart of an at the time C-list loser, Elaine never had a graceful supervillain career. Spider-Man and Black Cat once teased her from her cell window.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of the Scorpion, although the two don't really have much of an In-Universe connection.
- Green and Mean: Just like Gargan her costume is green and she's not very nice.
- Hand Blast: Her forearm pincers can also fire energy blasts.
- Powered Armor: Her skills come from armors based on those of the Scorpion.
- Power Pincers: her costume has forearm pincers that have razor sharp edges for slashing.
- Prehensile Tail: Her suit is equipped with a version of the original Scorpions tail that can be used to slice, crush, strangle, or fire energy bursts at her foes.
- Scary Scorpions: Uses this aesthetic, at least.
- Tail Slap: Her suit is equipped with a version of the original Scorpions tail that can be used to slice, crush, strangle, or fire energy bursts at her foes.
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #559 (July 2008)
The world's first "live streaming super-villain." She commits crimes to get more hits on her webpage.
- Attention Whore: Money is a secondary concern to her, what she really cares about is viewership.
- Bad Influencer: The world's first "live streaming super-villain".
- Bifauxnen: Screwball started out with Boyish Short Hair and a padded costume that usually concealed her figure, so she sometimes looked like an effeminate man (which she once used to her advantage by impersonating Spidey). She got a Girliness Upgrade in Spider-Man/Deadpool, and now has Girlish Pigtails and a more formfitting suit in which her curves are more apparent.
- Breakout Villain: The only Brand New Day baddie besides Mr. Negative and Overdrive to stick around.
- Cool Helmet: It contains a hidden camera, and allowed her to control Murderworld in Elektra.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: She's a baseline human, but her acrobatic skills are so exceptional that she's somehow capable of keeping up with and pulling ahead of Spider-Man. When Spidey points out the incredulity of this, Screwball chalks it up to "the Parkour Luck."Spider-Man: She-she did not just say that.
- The Dragon: To Arcade in the 2017 Elektra series.
- Fame Through Infamy: She was an Internet personality and social-media attention monger to such an extent that she commited crimes on camera.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her current hairstyle.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: While Screwball usually didn't care if people were endangered by her antics, she never went out of her way to hurt anyone until the 2017 Elektra series, where she Took a Level in Jerkass and murdered several innocent people for Arcade's Snuff Films.
- Le Parkour: Her gimmick, along with live streaming her stunts.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name hasn't been mentioned, but she's been arrested several times, so it's probably not a secret in-universe.
- Outlaw Couple: With Jester, though the two did little more than annoy and prank people and come off as a Lighter and Softer version of Harley Quinn and The Joker.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: She harassed Spider-Girl for a bit, and went toe to toe with Elektra in her 2017 series.
- Social Media Before Reason: She was an Internet personality and social-media attention monger to such an extent that she commited crimes on camera.
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 #46 (December, 2002)
After having Doctor Strange send him to the Astral Plane in order to fight a new supervillain named Shade, Spider-Man made the mistake of straying from the path, which led to him encountering the Great Weaver, and being detected by Shathra. The avatar of the spider wasps, Shathra decided that Spidey would make the perfect meal for herself and her offspring, and thus she followed him back to Earth. Shathra was seemingly killed when Spider-Man lured her to the Great Weaver's temple in Ghana, and she was eaten by the spider-god, but she was resurrected to target Kaine, and was killed by his Other form.Spider-Verse reveals she was originally from Earth-001 and was the sister of Neith, the Great Weaver.
- Back from the Dead: She was seemingly killed by a swarm of spiders at the Great Weaver's temple, but was resurrected thanks to Mephisto's meddling with the time stream and pursues Kaine.
- Bed Trick: She shape shifts into Annabelle Adams and has sex with Kaine, then reveals her true form to him afterwards.
- Bioluminescence is Cool: She has glowing blue lines on her body.
- Cain and Abel: Plays the Cain to her sister Neith's Abel.
- The Corrupter: After Spiderling accidentally frees her, Shathra turns her into Nestling.
- The Dreaded: An Enforced Trope. Her mere appearance on Earth immediately causes Peter's Spider-Sense to flip out even though he's never met her before and she hadn't even found him yet. Her entire nature boils down to her being a relentless and lethal threat to Spider-Man.
- Evil Is Petty: Set out to hunt all Spiders because her sister Neith had a better idea than her.
- Food Chain of Evil: Like Morlun, she is a supernatural entity that desires to eat Spider-Man due to him being the avatar of the Great Weaver.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Takes on a human form as Sharon Keller, and later impersonates Kaine's love interest Annabelle Adams.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: She has glowing blue eyes.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Her envy of her sister Neith twisted her into the monstrous being she is now.
- Healing Factor: It is powerful enough for her to survive Kaine stabbing her through the head.
- Humanoid Abomination: She is a humanoid supernatural spider-wasp-like entity from another dimension and a metaphysical enemy of the Great Weaver.
- Instant Seduction: She manages to get Kaine in bed with her in the span of one page. Admittedly, she was impersonating Annabelle, his love interest, wearing only a bedsheet, however, she caught him mid-rant about how he was a monster and Annabelle couldn't really be with him.
- I Shall Taunt You: Pisses Spider-Man off to get him to act on instinct.
- Just Desserts: She's eaten by a swarm of supernatural spiders, though she later shows up alive. She is also "prey" when she pushes Kaine too far and the Other takes over.
- Literal Maneater: She sleeps with Kaine in the form of his love interest, Annabelle Adams.
- Louis Cypher:Reporter: I'm sorry, what did you say your name was again?Shathra: Sha... that is, Sharon.
- Man of Kryptonite: As a spider wasp, she's armed with venomous stingers that can paralyze Spider-Man and others like him.
- Monster Is a Mommy: She is the mother of a tribe of supernatural wasps.
- Mundane Solution: The ancient embodiment of the spider wasps enrages her prey and lures him out into the open by... going to the media, and claiming to be the ex-lover of the insatiably kinky Spider-Man.
- Order vs. Chaos: Originaly the order to her sister Neith's chaos, believing in a planned out multiverse.
- Psychopathic Manchild: She's extremely infantile and her treatment of Spidey is that of a small child playing with its food before eating it. She can successfully pose as a mature adult, but this is merely an act to get close to her prey.
- Refuge in Audacity: She gets Peter's attention by going on television disguised as a human woman and claiming to be Spider-Man' secret lover, precisely because she knows he is married (even though he and MJ were estranged at the time) and correctly deduces that this will infuriate him. As soon as he arrives and attacks her, she resumes her true form and tries to kill and eat him.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Was this after her second death, but was accidentally released by Spiderling.
- Sexy Shirt Switch: Wears one of Kaine's after sleeping with him, but before the reveal of who she is.
- Super Strength: She's strong enough to beat Spider-Man to a pulp and can effortlessly tear through his webs.
- Third-Person Person: Frequently refers to herself this way.
- Wicked Wasps: She is a massive supernatural wasp goddess.
- Winged Humanoid: She has four massive black insect wings.
- Woman Scorned: As Sharon Keller, she claims to have been a former lover of Spider-Man in order to draw him out.
Alter Ego: Frances Louise Barrison
First Appearance: Spider-Man Unlimited #1 (May 1993)
As a child, Shriek was abused by her parents, especially her mother, whose cruelty drove her to drugs, overeating, and heavy metal. Shriek's mental stability was further damaged when she was shot in the head during an altercation with the police, and when she had a run-in with heroes Cloak and Dagger, whose powers did something to Shriek, giving her various superhuman abilities of her own. Now fully capable of taking revenge on the world she blames for her misery, Shriek found soul mates of sorts in the form of her "husband" Carnage, and "son" Doppelganger.
- Abusive Parents: She was abused physically, psychologically, and sexually by her parents.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: Her original occupation.
- Ax-Crazy: She's almost as insane as Cletus Kasady.
- Badass Family: Intent on creating one with Carnage and any other villains they "adopt" into their little family.
- Brown Note: She can send off psychic waves of bloodlust.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Beats Tanis Nieves up for "carrying [Carnage's] baby".
- Create Your Own Villain: One flashback suggested that she was a normal drug dealer and only gained her powers when Cloak and Dagger attacked her.
- Convenient Coma: Placed in one by Scorn, though she later recovers.
- Dark Action Girl: She has the ability to project psychic waves of hatred and bloodlust, and can blast people with sonic screams.
- Dark Mistress: For Carnage, in a Harley Quinn-and-The Joker fashion. Deadpool refers to her as Carnage's "hot levitating girlfriend".
- A Day in the Limelight: Shriek, Rattle, and Roll and Shrieking.
- Domestic Abuse: Suffers this from Carnage, due to his Mood-Swinger tendencies.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She has black hair and extremely pale skin.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Doppelganger regards her as his mother, and she's possibly the only other human being that Carnage has ever felt anything even close to genuine affection for.
- Evil Costume Switch: Upon returning to "normal" in the Carnage miniseries, she trades in her regular clothes for a hastily assembled facsimile of her old costume, her skin goes back to being unhealthily pale, and her eyes become completely white.Shriek: I wanted to look good for my boyfriend.
- Evil Matriarch: During the Maximum Carnage series she was Carnage's "wife" and the "mother" of Doppelgänger, Carrion, and Demogoblin.
- Evil Me Scares Me: Tanis Nieves almost succeeded in returning her mental stability. Nice job breaking it, Michael Hall.
- Expy: Looks like a Distaff Counterpart of Lobo. Also since Carnage is an Expy of The Joker that would make Shriek his Harley Quinn (the two were even introduced around the same time). And there's the comparisons to Domino.
- Facial Markings: She has a black stripe over her left eye.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her costumes tend to be an eclectic assortment of various pieces of clothing.
- Fluffy Tamer: Tamed the Doppelgänger, which views her as its mother.
- Formerly Fat: She mentions that she was overweight in her childhood.
- Freudian Excuse: She was horribly abused by her parents.
- Glass Cannon: Spider-Man once knocked her out with little more than a flick.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Just one, for some reason.
- Hand Blast: Her main method of attack.
- Hate Plague: She can induce temporary insanity in others; the exact mechanics of this are never explained, but it's presumably an extension of her sonic powers.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: Her witnessing the love Carrion had for his real mother, coupled with Doctor Nieves's treatment, goes a long way towards rehabilitating her ("No! I need my doctor! You don't know how I get without her!") Unfortunately, being held captive by Hall Industries, exposure to the Carnage symbiote, and witnessing Doppelganger being attacked caused her snap, and completely regress ("I forgot how much fun that was...")
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Once acquired a new costume by raiding a fetish clothing shop.
- I'm Taking Him Home With Me!: Carnage was set to kill Doppelgänger when it attacked them, but Shriek wanted to keep it.
- In Love with Your Carnage: She once tried to make Spider-Man her lover upon sensing his inner darkness.
- I Reject Your Reality: She once irrationally blamed Spider-Man for Doppelganger's temporary death, even though she was right there when Carnage attacked him.
- I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: When Carnage gets pissed at Shriek for whatever reason in Maximum Carnage and tries to attack her, Doppelganger steps in. Carnage then decides killing Shriek's "baby" will be punishment enough (though he gets better... after a few years).
- Loony Fan: Carnage's groupie.
- Mad Love: Shriek is to Carnage what Harley Quinn is to the Joker.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: She can project a sonic scream using her voice, which has caused her to be used against Carnage in some instances.
- The Mentally Disturbed: She really is mentally disturbed and genuinely needs help. Whenever she gets caught, she's sent to mental health institutions like Ravencroft Asylum rather than prisons like the Raft.
- Messy Hair: Especially early on, her hair was very poofy and very untidy.
- Metal Head: According to a line in Maximum Carnage.
- Mind over Matter: She's telekinetic, but has never been shown using the ability offensively, just to make herself and (much more rarely) others levitate.
- Mommy Issues: Horrible abuse at the hands of her mother caused her to develop a twisted fixation with family and motherhood.
- Monochromatic Eyes: When she goes back to being evil in the Carnage miniseries.
- Most Common Super Power: She's very busty, and most of her outfits accentuate this.
- Ms. Fanservice: Likes to dress in provocative gothic and S&M-inspired clothes, and wears a Naughty Nurse Outfit at the end Deadpool vs. Carnage.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She fell in love with a guy calling himself Carnage.
- The Ophelia: She was driven insane by her parents' abuse.
- Perky Goth: Well, manic-depressive.
- Promotion to Parent: For the Doppelgänger.
- Psycho Supporter: She fell in love with Carnage at first sight and hasn't really looked back.
- Satellite Character: Rarely appears without Carnage.
- Stripperiffic: Possibly justified; she's "showing off" after a lifetime of being overweight and unattractive.
- Tragic Villain: Especially since Tanis Nieves nearly succeeded in rehabilitating her.
- Unexplained Recovery: Cameoed in Fearless Defenders as a member of the Doom Maidens, without it being explained when or how she came out of the coma Scorn put her in Carnage.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Carnage.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: "The white hats. The good guys. Heads stuffed with dreams and ideals. Every day they save the world. But tell me this, my little spider—why weren't they there to save me?!"
Alter Ego: Silvio Manfredi
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #73 (June 1969)
An Italian immigrant, Silvio Manfredi joined the Maggia as a teenager and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming one of their dons, organizing a "family" centered around intense loyalty. Arrested due to tax evasion, when he got out of prison he found that his family's power had waned and that other crime lords like the Kingpin had arrived to fill the vacuum. Manfredi started a gang war to reclaim power, and took on the nickname Silvermane due to his hair turning white. Silvio realized he was growing old, and became obsessed with finding a means of restoring his youth, blackmailing Curt Connors into developing one that de-aged him. He became the Supreme HYDRA for a while, and after being expelled tried to organize New York's crime lords under himself. During a fight with the third Green Goblin and Spider-Man, Silvermane fell to his apparent death. He survived, but after an assassination attempt the shock caused him to revert to an elderly man. After being mortally wounded by Cloak and Dagger, Silvermane had his head transplanted to a cybernetic body and sought revenge.
- Cool Old Guy: Subverted. Since he fell out of the business he's developed a nostalgic reputation for being New York's last good don, but according to Boomerang he's actually a cranky old jerk who nobody except Hammerhead liked.
- Cyborg: His body is almost completly made up of cybernetic parts and he is almost like a human robot.
- Death by De-aging: Feared death due to his age and blackmailed Dr. Curt Connors into making a serum with the aid of a special tablet that was discovered. It worked too well and he ended up being de-aged out of existence temporarily.
- The Don: He's a classic mafia-style crime lord who keeps pace via technology.
- Evil Mentor: He served as this to Shocker in Superior Foes, getting him to grow a backbone and becoming a more ambitious villain.
- Evil Old Folks: Is an elderly crime lord.
- Full-Conversion Cyborg: His human head and brain and some vital organs (heart, lungs, etc.) are housed in an otherwise completely robotic body.
- Genius Bruiser: He was a vicious physical fighter in his youth, in addition to being a criminal mastermind. When he temporarily regains his youth, he effortlessly manhandles Man Mountain Marko, despite Marko being twice his size. He even holds his own against Spider-Man.
- Living Macguffin: Silvermane's head is a major Macguffin in Superior Foes, since anyone who possesses it controls the Maggia. As it turns out, his head befriended a young boy whose mother owned the junkyard where he was found, and is later found by the Shocker.
- Losing Your Head: In The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Silvermane lost his cyborg body but he's still alive as his head is where his power source is.
- The Maggia: One of the key players.
- Pet the Dog: After losing his cyborg body, he ended up befriending a young boy and his mother and enjoyed his time with them far more than he did as head of the Maggia. He also ends up installing Shocker as the new head of the Maggia.
- Powered Armor: In his advanced age he wears a suit of powered armor to help him match superpowered foes. Later on, he turned himself into a cyborg.
- Super Mob Boss: He's a crime lord who keeps up with others via cybernetics.
Alter Ego: Stanley Carter
First Appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #107 (October 1985)
While a member of S.H.I.E.L.D., Stanley Carter took part in a program that saw him being administered an experimental drug (presumably an attempted recreation of the Super Soldier Serum) that was supposed to increase the strength and endurance those given it to near-superhuman levels. The drug succeeded in its intended purpose, but also caused severe mental instability in Carter and other test subjects, which led to the program being discontinued.
Carter subsequently resigned from S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a police detective, which unfortunately led to his severely strained mind snapping when he witnessed his partner's death at the hands of a gang of young criminals. Becoming obsessed with punishing those he believed allowed injustices to take place due to abusing or ignoring their authority, Carter became a shotgun-wielding serial killer calling himself the "Sin-Eater". Carter's murderous rampage (which he himself was placed in charge of investigating) claimed the lives of several, including Police Captain Jean DeWolff, his secret lover, and an ally of Spider-Man.
Carter was eventually apprehended by Spider-Man (who, in a fit of rage, unintentionally crippled him, and nearly allowed him to be lynched by an angry mob) and placed in psychiatric care, while also having the drug that drove him to homicidal mania purged from his system. A repentant Carter was soon released, which turned out to be mistake, as he was tormented by visions of the Sin-Eater. Overcome by stress and an inability to readjust, Carter donned his old costume, took a hostage, and was shot to death by the police; immediately afterward, Spider-Man, who had been conflicted about Carter, discovered that his shotgun was not even loaded; he had "beaten" the Sin-Eater by committing Suicide by Cop.
Years later, Carter's body was recovered and infected with the Carrion virus by the Scriers. The new "Carrion-Eater" engaged Spider-Man in several battles before Carter's consciousness asserted control, which led to him sacrificing himself to thwart the Scriers' plan to summon Chthon. After that, Kindred brought him back again to be the antagonist of Sins Rising.
- All Your Powers Combined: Kindred gave him the power to steal the powers of villains he kills.
- Back from the Dead: Revived by the Carrion virus. Later on revived again by Kindred.
- Big Bad: Of The Death of Jean DeWolff.
- Powers as Programs: His power-stealing works on powers regardless of origin, as shown when he shoots the Juggernaut
- Came Back Wrong: When Kindred resurrected him he also implanted the Sin-Eater persona into him.
- The Heavy: For Sins Rising under Kindred.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: Villains whose powers he steals become meek and guilt-plagued.
- Insanity Defense: A rare example of one being used correctly; Stan's violent impulses are the result of a drug he tested and manifest as a murderous split personality. Stan Carter's committal allowed him to get the help he needed to return to sanity. In any case, he wasn't actually a threat to anyone, as Spider-Man had permanently crippled him in an earlier No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
- Psycho Serum: Stanley volunteered for an experimental drug, developed by S.H.I.E.L.D. R&D basing on phencyclidine and aimed to increase strength and stamina. The project was interrupted because it was considered too dangerous, and Carter, who considered this an affront and an abuse of authority, violently resigned. There were no traces of drugs in his system, being totally purified, but nevertheless the drugs had already driven him crazy.
- Secondary Color Nemesis: His costume stands out for being purple and green.
- Split Personality: Eventually the Sin-Eater persona became one.
- Supervillain Packing Heat: Used a shotgun as his weapon.
- Villain with Good Publicity: The Sin-Eater quickly gets public support after his public murder of the Lethal Legion, with the immediate onlookers actually applauding him. One such onlooker claims that her friend got killed before her eyes by Whirlwind, so of course she was happy to see him get his comeuppance, while another describes Sin-Eater as being "Like the Punisher, except he has powers, so he can get the job done." This eventually reaches the point where many people are willing to join him in his quest to cleanse the world of sin after he releases an online video where he requests their assistance.
Alter Ego: Edward Cross
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #56, (November, 1989)
Edward Cross joined a white supremacist group as a young man. Eddie and his gang came into conflict with Spider Man and Rocket Racer. When a failed experimental web fluid covered Eddie up, he changed into a shapeless, formless mass of flesh called Skinhead.
- Acid Attack: Cross exudes corrosive bodily fluids, and can use his body to engulf and devour the flesh of his victims, leaving behind only a pile of bones.
- Blob Monster: Cross can transform his body into a ten-foot diameter amoebae-like mass of flesh.
- Boomerang Bigot: Cross is a Jew who became a neo-Nazi.
- Combat Tentacles: Can stretch pseudo-pods of his flesh.
- Freak Lab Accident: Gained his powers after being doused in Peter's experimental corrosive web fluid.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: A superpowered neo-Nazi who calls himself "the White Redeemer".
- Sizeshifter: His formless mass can increase in size.
- Stripped to the Bone: Dissolves the flesh of his victims, leaving nothing behind but bones.
- Super Toughness: His body can withstand small firearms and explosives including Rocket Racer's micro-rockets.
Alter Ego: Jalome Beacher
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #272 (Jan 1986)
Jalome Beacher was a chemical engineer working on a coating that could eliminate any friction between an object and other surfaces. When the company Beacher worked for was taken over by a man named Rockwall, Beacher's lab was closed and he was fired. He later wanted to make his own company to develop the chemical he had been working on but didn't have enough money to fund it. He decided that the only way to start his new company was to steal it. Beacher created a suit coated with his non-friction chemical. He was now able to move at high speeds by sliding. With his new suit and codename, Slyde, Beacher was now ready to go steal the money he needed.
- Clothes Make the Superman: Slyde's costume is covered with an experimental substance that eliminated friction between it and other surfaces. Most adhesives (including Spider-Man's webbing) would not stick to him and it was virtually impossible to grasp him barehanded.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He doesn't even use real weapons, preferring to bluff with toy guns.
- Slippery Skid: Yeah, he's not easy to catch.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Just because you can't be caught by Spidey's webbing, it doesn't mean he actually sees you as threat.
- Unexplained Recovery: Despite being shot in the head by Underworld for protesting against Hammerhead's plan, he turned up alive several years later as an inmate of Pleasant Hill.
- Unknown Rival: To Spider-Man.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His suit makes him super slippery and gives him the ability to run 30 m.p.h.
Alter Ego: James Sanders
First Appearance: The Avengers #69 (October 1969)
A chemist granted super-speed by the Grandmaster, James Sanders used his powers for criminal ends, both solo and as a part of various villain teams. Starting out as the Whizzer, he later changed his nom de guerre to the slightly less embarrassing Speed Demon.
- Abusive Parents: According to him, his mother sold his dog for drug money.
- Dirty Coward: When danger breaks out, there's a good chance that Speed Demon will run.
- Evil Knock Off: Of the heroic Whizzer from the Squadron Supreme Universe, which means he serves as a double knock-off, since that Whizzer is also a Captain Ersatz of The Flash.
- Freudian Excuse: It's implied that his mom was a real asshole.
- Jerkass: Kind of comes with the territory, but Speed Demon is still a jackass. He spent a good portion of The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man limited series trying to hit on Boomerang's girlfriend, even when Boomerang was in jail.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After spending the entire book as a Jerkass, in the pages of Thunderbolts, Speed Demon gets his leg broken by Joystick just because he bet her she couldn't.
- Manchild: Tends to throw childish fits when he doesn't get his way and acts incredibly immature at times, once getting into a petty argument with a little girl.
- Miles Gloriosus: He talks big, but he's always the first person to run for the hills when fights start.
- Pet the Dog: In Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Speed Demon ends up growing attached to a puppy he stole from a girl. When said girl's family put a reward for the puppy's return, he reluctantly returned the dog, but not before making sure that the dog is well-supplied.
- Poke the Poodle: A lot of his crimes come off as this.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Started out fighting The Avengers and The Defenders, before moving into Spidey's Rogues Gallery.
- Sinister Shades: The goggles on his outfit.
- Smug Super: Early in his career, due to his super speed, he acted very smug and tended to pick fights with people knowing they could never land a hit on him.
- Sore Loser: Tends to throw fits over being one-upped.
- Super Speed: His main power is to run at extreme speeds.
- Underestimating Badassery: Challenged Joystick to a fight, thinking his super speed made it a surefire victory. She proceeded to defeat him handily, using his temper against him causing him to strike blindly at her, giving her the opening she needed.
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #25 (June 1965)
An expert in robotics, Spencer Smythe repeatedly approached J. Jonah Jameson with his Spider-Slayers, machines design to hunt down Spider-Man. Numerous humiliating defeats at Spider-Man's hands eventually caused Spencer to lose his mind, and he became obsessed with killing the hero, abandoning his scientific career in favor of a life of crime. Eventually, the toxicity of the materials used to create the Slayers caught up with Spencer, and he died after sticking an explosive shackle on Spider-Man and Jameson, which they barely escaped.
- Alliterative Name: Just like so many other characters associated with Spider-Man.
- Characterization Marches On: In his first two appearances he was more of a scientist who was doing a good deed by trying to stop Spider-Man. In the 1970s, after a long absence, he was a card-carrying criminal.
- Dead Guy Junior: His son Alistair, who also fits Generation Xerox and Avenging the Villain.
- Death Trap: Before dying from cancer Spencer makes one last attempt at revenge; he puts a bomb on Spidey and Jameson's wrists.
- Evil Genius: Spencer specializes in robotics, and built a variety of machines designed to kill Spider-Man.
- Killed Off for Real: Most likely due to cancer.
- Robot Master: A variation, in that none of his robots possessed A.I.s, instead being either piloted or controlled remotely.
- Sanity Slippage: The material he used to create the Spider-Slayers rendered him mentally and physically frail, and made him believe (among other things) that Jonah "forced" him to create the Slayers.
Alter Ego: Adriana 'Ana' Soria
Notable Aliases: Queen
First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 2 #15 (August, 2004)
Adriana Soria was the first female Marine in combat during World War II. Adriana and a number of other soldiers were exposed to radiation at Bikini Atoll in an attempt to create more super-soldiers like Captain America. All but Adriana died during this experiment. Eventually she was deemed a failure when she showed no signs of powers and was committed to an asylum, but she eventually managed to escape by using her awakened powers. She went into hiding and swore she would have revenge on the government that betrayed her, including Captain America.
- The Ageless: Does not appear to have aged since the end of WWII.
- Bee People: Can exert psychic control over humans who have the "insect gene" and those infected with the Spider-Virus. She can control them telepathically via their minds or simply telekinetically control their motor functions, referring to those she controls as 'drones'. Drones remain aware of their surroundings, but only particularly strong-willed individuals, such as Spider-Man, can mount any resistance to her commands.
- Combo Platter Powers: Super Strength, sonic scream, Telepathy, telekinesis, insect control, mutagenic saliva, Voluntary Shapeshifting, Mind Control...
- Giant Spider: Her One-Winged Angel form is a giant half human, half spider-like monster.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: She can produce a powerful blast of sound that is strong enough to cause Spider-Man to drop to the ground in pain and eventually knock him out.
- Mind Control: Can exert psychic control over humans who have the "insect gene" and those infected with the Spider-Virus. She can control them telepathically via their minds or simply telekinetically control their motor functions, referring to those she controls as 'drones'. Drones remain aware of their surroundings, but only particularly strong-willed individuals, such as Spider-Man, can mount any resistance to her commands.
- Mind over Matter: Able manipulate things around her with hardly any movement on her own part. She sent a taxi flying into a building and crushed a helicopter's rotor blades.
- New Old Flame: Revealed to have briefly dated Captain America in 1945.
- One-Winged Angel: Able to turn herself in a giant half human, half spider-like monster. The strength of this transformation depends upon the amount of arachnids she fed off of, via the Web of Life.
- Pest Controller: Can command insects, as well as humans who have the "insect gene" and those infected with the Spider-Virus.
- Politically Correct History: Was a female marine who saw combat in WWII. Later handwaved by saying that Operation: Crossroads selected genetically suitable candidates from among all the U.S. services and drafted them into a special unit of the U.S. Marines Corps, with Soria having been drafted from the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
- Radiation-Induced Superpowers: Gained her powers after being exposed to nuclear weapons testing on Bikini Atoll.
- Super Empowering: Her saliva contains a mutagenic compound, which gives spider-powers to those exposed to it, connecting them to the Web of Life and Destiny, and eventually transforming them into anthropomorphic spider-monsters.
- Super Soldier: Is the result of yet another attempt by the US government to recreate the Super Soldier Program.
- Super Strength: Able to lift one ton.
- Telepathy: Can communicate with her drones over long distances through telepathy. She utilizes her telepathy to also control the minds of insects and humans with the insect genes.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Able to turn herself in a monstrous spider-like creature. The power of this creature depended upon the number of arachnids she had to feed off of through the Web of Life.
Alter Ego: Charlotte Witter
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #5, (May, 1999)
The granddaughter of the clairvoyant Madame Web, Charlotte Witter was a reputable fashion designer who also dealt in illegal markets, which brought her into contact with Dr. Octopus. Sensing latent psychic powers in Witter that could further his plans, Octopus kidnapped her and conducted genetic testing using spider DNA, altering Witter's physical appearance and transforming her into a spider-human hybrid. Witter despised what Octopus had done to her and tried to kill him several times, but Octopus conditioned her through torture, sensory deprivation and starvation until she obeyed his every command, so long as he provided her with a steady diet of human blood. Taking the name "Spider-Woman," Witter orchestrated attacks on other women who had previously used that name and absorbed their powers, with orders to kill Spider-Man once the powers of all the other Spider-Women had been absorbed.
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Alter Ego: Doctor Jonathan Ohnn
First Appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 #98 (January 1985)
A lowly scientist employed by The Kingpin, Doctor Jonathan Ohnn was given the assignment of creating a replacement for the Answer, a superhuman minion of the Kingpin who had seemingly perished in a battle with Cloak and Dagger. By studying Cloak's abilities, Ohnn was able to tear open a portal to the Darkforce Dimension, though the amount of power required to sustain the portal proved to be too great, and it began to warp and flicker (changing it's destination, unbeknownst to Ohnn) due to the strain it was putting on New York City's electrical grid. Before the portal could close completely, a desperate Ohnn leapt through it, and was brought to Spotworld, a white void full of black spots, which could act as gateways to other places. Ohnn found a portal back to Earth, and emerged from it as a pure white humanoid covered in the black spots, which he could control and use for transportation.
Drunk on power, Ohnn renamed himself the Spot, and engaged Spider-Man, walking away victorious in their first battle, but not their second. After that, Spot popped up all over the Marvel Universe as a minor villain, either working solo, or for crime lords like Tombstone, Mr. Negative, and the Hood. Spot's unglamorous life as a glorified getaway vehicle took a turn for the worse when he was captured by a Mafia family and was hooked up to a machine that copied his powers onto an individual known as the Coyote; this event warped Spot, turning him into a nearly incoherent mess of twisted and warped body parts... that's still stuck doing grunt work for others.
- Atrocious Alias: Spidey laughed his head off when he first heard Ohm's alias.
- Body Horror: After having his powers hijacked by the Coyote, he now has multiple hands and feet protruding from every portal on his body.
- Even when he in his relatively normal state, Daredevil comments that they way his radar sense perceives Spot is unsettling to put it lightly.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Despite his Atrocious Alias, silly costume and the gimmicky nature of his abilities, when properly applied his abilities can be very deadly.
- Extra-Dimensional Shortcut: His portals lead through a dimension he calls Spotworld.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: He betrayed MODOK's Eleven to the Mandarin II, who subsequently betrayed him by trapping him in one of his own portals, he became stuck for an unknown amount of time in his dimension but with no way to know which portal was the way back. After his return he no longer speaks, is much more ruthless, and only communicates in a written language made up of spots.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: After his first battle with Spider-Man, he became a minor villain to the point that Spidey feels a little bad for himself that he actually took a few punches from guys like The Spot.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain/Took a Level in Badass:
- During Brand New Day, he relentlessly hunted down a Russian mobster who had shot his son. Despite Spidey trying to stop him, the Spot actually succeeded in carrying out his vendetta, brutally killing the mobster.
- Subverted in Mark Waid's Daredevil run where was someone else with the same powers, but who was much more ruthless and inventive in using them. Also he was using the Spot as a power source and DD had to rescue him.
- Portable Hole: He has power over interdimensional portals, which he could place and remove as if they were solid objects.
- Powerful, but Incompetent: He has the ability to create portals anywhere, including over his own body. These portals allow him to place anyone or anything anywhere he wants at any time, could potentially make himself untouchable, and could allow him to blindside or ambush his opponents from anywhere. Fortunately for the Wall-crawler, however, Spot is a complete idiot and never realizes the full potential of what his powers are capable of. Thus, while his abilities may annoy and inconvenience Spidey for a time, the hero will usually adapt and defeat Spot without too much trouble.
- Punny Name: Mr. Johnny Ohnn is the Spot.
- Stop Hitting Yourself: As in the image when somebody hits him, he can make their fist go through a portal and punch themselves.
- Thinking Up Portals: How his powers work. The spots allow him to create portals between places.
- Unexplained Recovery: After the incident with Coyote, Spot has been menacing Jessica Jones and Miles Morales, looking like his old self. He can talk normally again too.
Alter Ego: Donald "Don" Callahan
First Appearance: Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol. 2 #16 (April 2000)
After his wife died, "Big" Mike Callahan channeled his grief into his business, causing him to neglect his troubled son, Donald. Don soon fell in with bad crowds, eventually working his way up to becoming a member of a criminal syndicate which mutated him and his girlfriend, Laura, into the Squid and Ms. Fortune, respectively. In their first outing as members of the Wicked Brigade, Squid and Ms. Fortune were soundly beaten by Spider-Man, which caused Laura to retire, and dump Don. Undeterred by this, his humiliating defeat by the webhead, and subsequent reconciliation with his father, Don continued his supervillain activities, sometimes working solo, but most often offering his services to bigwigs like the Hood, or the Owl.
- Animal Motifs: He named his gang "the Tentacles".
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Has powers based on a squid, including tentacles and the ability to squirt ink.
- Bullying a Dragon: While holding hostages after a botched robbery, Squid picks a fight with Carnage. Fortunately for him, Cletus was feeling very merciful.
- Combat Tentacles: He has four prehensile tentacles protruding from his back.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A lot of people think he's a wuss, but Squid's actually killed people before and can be surprisingly dangerous in combat when he wants to be.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Always finds himself on the receiving end of these, which is why he's never taken seriously.
- Evil Smells Bad: With the foul-smelling ink he emits from his body.
- Large Ham: Really likes yelling "... the Squid!"
- Legacy Character: He's so looked down upon that Roderick Kingsley enfranchised his identity despite Callahan still being alive.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: He can turn into a mouthless, green anthropomorphic squid-creature that squirts foul-smelling ink from his hands and tentacles.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's killed several people, a few in just plain disgusting ways, yet is still regarded as a joke by many.
- Only in It for the Money: He doesn't have big ambitions; he just goes in, gets his money, and gets out.
- Rubber-Hose Limbs: In his squid form he either has no bones or is very flexible, enough to travel through plumbing.
- Secondary Color Nemesis: His Squid form is mostly green.
- Unholy Matrimony: Used to be in a committed relationship with Ms. Fortune, but they split up when she wanted to retire while he wanted to continue being a supervillain.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shift from human to cephalopod form at will, though this isn't brought up much.
Alter Ego: Vincent Stegron
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #19 (March 1974)
A former assistant to Curt Connors, Vincent Stegron used stegosaurus DNA to augment his body.
Alter Ego: Henry Kramer
First Appearance: Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man #4 (August, 2005)
An employee of Industrico, he was working on a new weather and stress resistant asphalt when he fell into the mixer. He became a super villain and started wrecking New York, telling everybody his backstory, and battled Spider-Man and the Human Torch.
- Born in the Wrong Century: His over-the-top speeches and classic chemical bath origin story would have made him an excellent Silver Age villain.
- Canon Foreigner: Has only ever appeared in the Marvel Adventures continuity.
- Joke Character: He's such an incompetent villain that Spidey actually apologizes to tourists, noting that New York's villains aren't usually this bad.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: While mostly facing Spider-Man, he has also fought the Fantastic Four.
Alter Ego: Angelica Brancale
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #397 (January, 1995)
A former lover of Doctor Octopus and enemy of Spider-Man who uses virtual reality to become her alter-ego.
- Amazonian Beauty: Her appearance when she's Stunner.
- The Bus Came Back: Ended up in a coma during the nineties and only woke up during the arrival of Superior Spider-Man.
- Devoted to You: She became completely devoted to Octavius for allowing her to become thin and beautiful.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her legs and arms are only covered on one side opposite of each other (right arm and left leg).
- I Just Want to Be Beautiful: Rather homely and kind of overweight, she wanted to be beautiful and was eternally grateful towards Octavius for allowing her to become Stunner.
- Lovely Angels: Had this type of partnership with Lady Octopus.
- Remote Body: What the Stunner body essentially is, since she controls it from a machine.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her outfit as Stunner is red and black.
- Super Strength: When in Virtual Form, Stunner possesses great superhuman strength, able to lift approximately 50 tons.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's literally a Stunner and she's statuesque at 7'2".
Styx and Stone
Alter Ego: Jacob Eishorn (Styx) and Dr. Gerald Stone (Stone)
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #309 (November 1988)
Gerald Stone, an idealistic young scientist, attempted to cure a homeless man named Jacob Eishorn of his cancer by using an untested procedure. The procedure backfired, turning Jacob into a living cancer that needed to kill to survive. Racked with guilt, Gerald had them become mercenaries in hopes of raising the funds needed to find a cure for Jacob (now calling himself "Styx"), which led to them facing off with Spider-Man several times.
- The Bus Came Back: They were semi-recurring foes of Spider-Man during the late 80s and early 90s, then vanished for two decades, eventually returning in the 2016 Spider-Man/Deadpool series.
- Creepy Long Fingers: Styx can stretch his fingers and extend his reach.
- Motive Decay: Stone had the pair become mercenaries so Styx wouldn't kill innocents. But as time went on, he become willing to kill anyone who threatened Styx. By Spider-Man/Deadpool, he and Styx had become the leaders of the Cult of Entropy, who were dedicated to ending the world.
- No-Sell: Styx's touch has no effect on inorganic materials, meaning that Spider-Man's costume, made of synthetic fabric, rendered him effectively immune to it.
- Not as You Know Them: When they returned in Spider-Man/Deadpool, they had radically different appearances; Styx looked far more ghoulish, with claws and a Jagged Mouth, while Stone had become a Golem-like creature with Taken for Granite powers.
- Shoulder Cannon: Stone has two, which fire a variety of ammo, from lasers to knockout gas.
- Taken for Granite: In Spider-Man/Deadpool, Stone has gained the ability to turn any inorganic substance he touches into a fragile, rock-like material.
- Touch of Death: Styx's touch can kill any living creature, and disintegrate organic matter.
Alter Ego: Ronald "Ronnie" Hiliard
First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #17 (January 1996)
A criminal with electrical powers, chronologically he is the first supervillain Spider-Man ever fought.
- Boomerang Bigot: He hates super powered people even though he is one.
- Energy Absorption: Can absorb electricity like a living battery
- Freudian Excuse: The Freak Lab Accident that gave him his powers also killed his father, a person obsessed with superheroes.
- Shock and Awe: Supercharger is a living battery of electrical energy, enabling him to absorb and release vast amounts of electricity.
Alter Ego: Fritz von Meyer
First Appearance: Champions #14 (July 1977)
Fritz von Meyer is a Nazi scientist who experimented on the queen of a mutated bee colony. The colony in turn consumed his body, but his mind merged with the bees, forming the supervillain Swarm. The Swarm originally fought the Champions, but is primarily a Spider-Man foe, though he has also fought the X-Men and the Runaways.
- Achilles' Heel: Even though von Meyer is in control of the bee colony, separating or incapacitating the queen bee will cause the bees to stop following his orders.
- Argentina Is Nazi-Land: Von Meyer escaped to Argentina after World War II, which is where he discovered the bee colony.
- Badass Long Robe: The only piece of clothing Swarm wears (not that he needs to even wear it) is a long purple cloak.
- Bee-Bee Gun: Swarm's primary attack is controlling his bees to attack others.
- Death Is Cheap: He's been killed and / or dispersed a couple of times. Heck, one time Venom ate his entire skeleton, but he comes back sooner or later. Somehow.
- Dem Bones: All that's left of von Meyer's original body is his skeleton, which the bees swarm around, giving him a human form.
- Hive Mind: Von Meyer's mind, which has somehow merged with the queen bee.
- Informed Attribute: A big deal is made about how he is a Nazi, even though he is never really shown doing or even saying anything particularly Nazi-ish.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a reanimated Nazi scientist skeleton COVERED IN BEEEEEES!
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: While mostly a Spider-Man rogue, he debuted fighting the superteam The Champions, and his insect nature means he has also faced Ant-Man and Wasp.
- Stupid Jetpack Hitler: A Nazi scientist who was consumed by a mutated bee colony he was experimenting on.
- Those Wacky Nazis: Can't get much wackier than "evil sentient bee colony".
- The Worm That Walks: An entire colony of bees controlled by one Nazi mind.
Alter Ego: Anton Miguel Rodriguez
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #134 (July 1974)
Going from anti-government revolutionary to brutal enforcer for the same regime he fought against, the man known as Tarantula eventually fled his home country of Delvadia altogether to become a mercenary in the U.S.A. Lacking any actual superpowers, Rodriguez relied on his martial arts skills and a pair of nasty boots that ended in steel spikes.
- Armed Legs: His trademark weapons are his spiked boots. Said spikes can be coated with various poisons if Tarantula feels like it.
- Back from the Dead: He was revived by the Jackal during Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy and survived the Clone Degeneration that killed many others.
- Badass Normal: He had no actual superpowers until he was transformed into a monster.
- Banana Republic: Delvadia, where Rodriguez hails from.
- Blood Knight: He went from a revolutionary to a despotic goon to an assassin.
- Body Horror: His transformation into a Man-Spider. No wonder he committed Suicide by Cop in response.
- Driven to Suicide: His ultimate fate.
- Evil Counterpart: "Tarantula" was a title assigned to him by the government, and was intended to be the Delvadian equivalent to Captain America.
- Evil Knockoff: Later in his career, Rodriguez tried to gain powers similar to Spidey's. Look at Giant Spider to see how that ended up.
- Extremity Extremist: Almost all of Tarantula's fighting style relied on kicking with his spiked boots.
- Everyone Has Standards: What led to him being kicked out of his revolutionary group. While the other members of the group regularly used violence and murder to advance their cause, Rodriguez's lust for violence was so extreme it endangered the rest of the group. As a result, he was forced out.
- Giant Spider: A botched experiment intended to give Rodriguez powers similar to Spider-Man's resulted in him mutating into a giant spider-monster.
- Legacy Character: Various individuals have utilized his costume and/or moniker, including Jacinda Rodriquez, Luis Alvarez, Maria Vasquez, an unnamed individual, and Kaine Parker.
- Mistaken for Gay: He had a daughter named Jacinda, who tried to follow in his footsteps, and teamed up with the daughter of Batroc the Leaper. Their existence came as a shock to the Taskmaster.Taskmaster: Listen, I knew both your both fathers, and I must say, with all due respect to those brave and talented men... you cannot imagine my surprise at finding out they were heterosexual.
- Psycho for Hire: He was a sadistic mercenary who sold his talents.
- Small Name, Big Ego: During the Sinister War storyline, he complains about never getting the respect he "deserved", and how he was never held in the same regard as the other "clowns" in Spidey's rogues gallery.
- Smug Snake: Rodriguez always had more cruelty and confidence than actual skill, and (barring a few lucky breaks) could never really stand up to Spider-Man in a straight fight. A particularly humiliating defeat left him looking to enhance his powers, which ultimately lead to his doom.
- Suicide by Cop: Horrified by his worsening transformation into a Man-Spider, Anton threw himself at a police barricade, and was riddled with bullets.
- Turncoat: After leaving the rebel group, Rodriguez joined up with the government forces, and took great pleasure in hunting down and killing his former partners.
Alter Ego: Luis Alvarez
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #35 (February 1988)The second man to call himself the Tarantula. Aspired to be a South American Captain America.
Alter Ego: Unknown
First Appearance: Free Comic Book Day (Vol. 2017) #Secret Empire (May, 2017)
Trapstr debuted interrupting a fight between the Vulture and Spider-Man, immobilizing them both with her paste gun and stealing some of the former's loot from a robbery. She originally introducing herself as the new Trapster, she dropped the "e" from her alias after Spider-Man wondered if it was spelled like that. When the Beetle founded an all-female criminal enterprise named the Syndicate, Trapstr was part of it.
- Affirmative-Action Legacy: A female who has adopted the Trapster's name and gadgets, even though the original Trapster is still active.
- All Webbed Up: Often leaves her foes glued to surfaces.
- Leet Lingo: Dropped the 'e' from 'Trapster' after Spider-Man wondered if it was spelled that way. She is still deciding whether to keep the 'a'.
- Mysterious Past: Unlike every other member of the Syndicate, her real name and why she became a supervillain is unknown.
- Sinister Shades: Where sunglasses as part of her costume.
- Sticky Situation: Wields a paste-gun that fires a stream of glue). The adhesive dries instantly, can adhere to nearly any surface, and is virtually unbreakable, flameproof, and vulnerable only to ultraviolet light.
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #329 (February 1990)
A fusion of three Sentinels created by Loki, and programmed to destroy humanity. It attempted to do so by inciting a nuclear catastrophe, only to be stopped by Spider-Man (who at the time possessed the power of Captain Universe). It later returned, recovered by the Life Foundation, who attempted to reprogram it. The Tri-Sentinel rejected the new programming, and attempted to continue its own. It was once again stopped by Spider-Man, who destroyed its central processor by exposing it to Antarctic Vibranium.
- The Bus Came Back: It recently returned during Nick Spencer's run, 27 years after its last appearance.
- Combat Tentacles: It possesses multiple mechanical tendrils, located in the palms of its hands.
- Freeze Ray: It utilized such a beam (fired through its eyes) during its battle with Cosmic Spider-Man, using it to freeze a tidal wave Spidey had created to try and short-circuit it.
- From a Single Cell: It was able to rebuild itself after being blasted to dust.
- Humongous Mecha: Sentinels are often large, but the Tri-Sentinel had the combined size and mass of three of them.
- Knockout Gas: Yet another weapon it used against Cosmic Spider-Man. It failed to work, due to the Enigma Force keeping Spidey conscious.
- Logic Bomb: Attempted. Sebastian Shaw had placed a failsafe programming loop in the Sentinels it was formed from; it was meant to convince them that, since they'd inherited altered characteristics from their "ancestors", the Mark I Sentinels, they were technically mutants themselves (which, in theory, would drive them to destroy themselves). When Shaw activated the loop in the Tri-Sentinel, it only resulted in it briefly freezing up, its tripled logic capacity allowing it to reject the loop.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Possesses six arms.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Sentinels were created to destroy mutants, making them regular enemies of the X-Men.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Even with the Captain Universe powers, Spider-Man had a tough fight against it. In the end, it took every ounce of energy the Enigma Force had to destroy it.
- Villain Decay: In its most recent appearance, Spider-Man managed to defeat it by tearing into its circuitry and taking control.
Alter Ego: Edward Whelan
First Appearance: Captain America #272 (August 1982)
Edward Whelan was raised in a seemingly average and well-off family home. However, his father was secretly abusive of Edward, and this colored his opinion of himself growing up. Edward's self-loathing brought on by the abuse eventually led him to a life on the streets. At some point, he was picked up off the streets by Baron Zemo, the son of a Nazi scientist, and Arnim Zola, the master Nazi geneticist, and subjected to a process that bestowed upon him various ratlike traits and attributes.
- Abusive Parents: As a child, Edward was regularly molested by his father; a wealthy and influential judge. As a protective measure, Edward would shut himself down and suppress these memories, burying deep and festering feelings of hatred, rage, shame, and loathing for his father and for himself.
- Artificial Animal People: Mutated from a human into a humanoid rat by Baron Zemo and Arnim Zola.
- The Beastmaster: Vermin can communicate with and command rats and stray dogs within a radius of two miles from him. On several occasions, he has commanded hundreds of sewer rats to attack an enemy.
- Boring, but Practical: Vermin mostly just fights like a wild animal and doesn't have a massive amount of brute strength. And he doesn't possess the more impressive elemental powers or flashy destructive abilities of Spider-Man's other villains. But his unseen primal communication or "psychic poison" is always guaranteed to keep Spider-Man off his toes somehow and turn him into a hesitant, sloppy fighter. And when your mundane animalistic fighting style and invisible psychic mind poison is enough to bring Spider-Man to his knees and almost always require him to need some kind of outside help to regain his Heroic Second Wind against you, then you don't really need to have metal tentacles, electric powers, or the ability to turn into sand to keep up with him.
- Cloning Blues: Cloned by the High Evolutionary at the request of Kraven the Hunter for his hunting game.
- It Can Think: He might be animalistic and barely a shadow of his former self, but he can still talk and remember things.
- Man of Kryptonite: His primal communication ability can make rats and other mammalian animals do his bidding but it can also affect baseline humans differently as well, even those who are enhanced like Captain America or Spider-Man. As Captain America noted when he and Spider-Man fought Vermin together, Vermin's very presence gives off something that clouds your mind, making you sloppy and off-your-game. It explains why he's done as well as he has against Spider-Man over the years despite not remotely having similar stats on paper, as Spider-Man will always be off his game around Vermin somehow and usually hesitate before the final blow, leaving himself open for Vermin to attack.
- Me's a Crowd: After being administered an odd pharmaceutical by Arcade, Edward gained the ability to biophysically duplicate himself through rapid cellular mitosis. Able to create a seemingly endless number of duplicates of himself all able to work in conjunction with each other rather seamlessly.
- Power Creep, Power Seep: He started out as a Captain America villain and his official stats even out around the peak human range of being able to lift 1000 pounds. But over the years as he's become more of a Spider-Man foe, he's seemingly gotten much stronger to the point where he's presented as a legitimate physical threat to superhuman foes like Spider-Man and the Lizard.
- Rat Men: Mutated into a humanoid rat.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: While introduced as an enemy of Captain America, he has joined the Rogues Gallery of Spider-Man. Luckily Spidey met Vermin while teaming up with Cap.
- Sadist: According to one of his captives in the sewers, if you fight back when he picks you to eat, he takes his time killing you. One particularly gutsy captive tries to escape anyway and is ripped apart.
- Scary Teeth: Vermin possesses very sharp and strong teeth as well as 1-inch claws at the tip of each of his fingers. His teeth and nails are strong enough to gnaw through wood, fibers, and even soft metals (like lead) within minutes.
- Super Speed: Vermin can run and move faster than even the fastest Olympic level sprinter. While not superhuman, he can run as fast as it is naturally possible for a human being to run and can reach a top speed of 35 miles per hour.
- Super Strength: Vermin possesses physical strength that is slightly beyond the natural physical capability of any normal human and can lift approximately 1,000 lbs.
- Super Toughness: Vermin's body is somewhat harder, tougher, and more resistant to injury than the body of an ordinary human. While far from invulnerable, Vermin can endure impact forces and trauma that would severely injure or kill a normal human being with mild to moderate discomfort.
- Swarm of Rats: He can control regular rats too.
- Was Once a Man: He was once a regular human until he was mutated into a rat by Baron Zemo and Arnim Zola.
- Wolverine Claws: Vermin possesses very sharp and strong teeth as well as 1-inch claws at the tip of each of his fingers. His teeth and nails are strong enough to gnaw through wood, fibers, and even soft metals (like lead) within minutes.
- Zerg Rush: What's worse than a giant rat-man? A swarm of giant-rat men!
Alter Ego: Raniero "Blackie" Drago
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #48 (May 1967)
The second Vulture, who took the original Vulture's wings after tricking him into telling him their location. He was defeated by Spider-Man quite easily.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Tried to usurp the Vulture identity from Adrian Toomes and even managed to beat Spider-Man in their first encounter (albeit while Spidey had a bad cold), but he ends up losing their rematch and afterwards is forced to duel a very angry Adrian who handily defeats him, proving that he is the true Vulture. Drago hasn't had a major appearance since then.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After being bested by Adrian, Drago declares he's done being the Vulture and won't try it again. As of this writing, he's stuck to his word.
- Legacy Character: Very first person to take the Vulture moniker after Adrian Toomes.
Alter Ego: Clifton Shallot
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #127 (December 1973)
Another person using the Vulture alias. Former ESU professor, became unbalanced when his funding was cut, mutated into the appearance and powers of the Vulture (Toomes).
- Put on a Bus to Hell: He was incarcerated for the murder of Gloria Jenkins and he's presumably still there.
- Sinister Schnoz: After mutating he obtained Toomes' hooked nose.
- Winged Humanoid: Unlike Toomes, he really had wings to fly.
Vulture IV / Red Vulture
Alter Ego: James "Jimmy" Natale
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #592 (June 2009)
See The Punisher: Enemies
Alter Egos: Honcho, Gripes, Pidgeon, Suger-Face (original members)
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #1 (April 1985)
Honcho, an engineer turned criminal, found himself sharing a prison cell with Adrien Toomes, who showed him his Vulture suit designs. Unbeknownst to Toomes, Honcho had a photographic memory, and upon leaving prison he recreated and modified the designs. Recruiting three petty criminals, he formed the Vulturions.
- Combat Pragmatist: Honcho has been known to carry a regular handgun while wearing his suit.
- Legacy Character: After the original team's defeat, only Honcho has remained, recruiting others to don the remaining suits.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Honcho's real name has never been revealed.
- Photographic Memory: Honcho possesses such a talent, allowing him to create his own winged battle suits after taking just one brief look at Toomes' original designs.
- Super Zeroes: Despite their youth, numbers, and modified suits, the Vulturions have never been even half the threat Toomes is. Indeed, when Toomes learned his designs had been copied, he hunted the original group down and beat them almost to death by himself (with only Spider-Man's intervention stopping him). During an appearance in Spider-Geddon, Miles Morales defeated the four of them with little trouble, even mocking them by claiming the original Spidey can't mention them without breaking into laughter.
Alter Ego: Joshua Waldemeyer
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories #8 (February, 1975)
Joshua was your average teenager, working a part time job laying down bricks at a construction site. One day, he was caught in the heat of an explosion, somehow merging him with a nearby brick wall. Desperate to ruin Spider-Mans day off, he went on to impersonate the wall of a baseball stadium and attempted to murder the New York Mets.
- Back from the Dead: What happens to one of his victims, suggesting the presence of either cosmic powers beyond the scope of a baseball game or the Wall having far greater potential than let on.
- Beware the Silly Ones: In spite of his childish nature, he is shown to be quite formidable, killing several individuals presumed to lack any sort of metahuman properties with ease. His speeds alone are shown to be able to bypass Peters spider-sense, a mighty impressive feat.
- Blessed with Suck: Somehow, being in close proximity to a wall while caught in an explosion turned him into a sentient brick wall.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In spite of murdering several people, he willingly follows the rule that no walls are allowed on active baseball fields after being informed such a rule is so prominently in the rulebook that he shouldnt have missed it.
- Freak Lab Accident: A potential explanation for the source of his powers.
- Put on a Bus: Has not appeared since the 70s.
- Super Speed: Can run faster than your average wall.
- Super Toughness: Though not demonstrated, it can be assumed that he possess this ability, for clay bricks are renowned for their durability and perseverance.
- Taken for Granite: Though not petrified, his body is now seemingly entirely made of stone.
- Was Once a Man: Once went by the name of Joshua, and is presumed to have had a life prior to gaining superpowers.
Alter Ego: Hubert Carpenter
First Appearance: The Defenders #131 (May 1984)
Hubert Carpenter has been a guinea pig for his Uncle Humbert's experiments for a number of years that have been quite unsuccessful. Until one day when his uncle's Omicron-Ray Generator gave Hubert superhuman strength and his career as a criminal began.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: The walrus.
- Blessed with Suck: His claim that he possesses the proportionate strength, speed and agility of a walrus means that he should actually be much weaker and slower than an average human.
- Drop the Hammer: He found a hammer that gave him magical powers when exposed to the full moon.
- Graceful in Their Element: His powers make him slow and clumsy on land, but like an actual walrus, he could be much more of a threat underwater.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: When Deadpool accidentally led him to a magical hammer, he beat the shit out of Wade and nearly killed him. It's only after Deadpool tricked him into going to a place that cancelled the hammer's powers that he was able to defeat him.
- Shout-Out: His real surname is "Carpenter" and his alias is "Walrus", a nod to the story of the Walrus and the Carpenter from Through The Looking-Glass.
- Super Toughness: His layer of blubber makes him surprisingly hard to damage.
Alter Ego: Lorina Dodson
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #131 (July 1983)
Lorina Dodson was born into a wealthy family, and kept sheltered and secluded by her hoity-toity parents, who intended for Lorina to grow up to be "a proper lady". To cope with her boredom and loneliness, Lorina turned to books, and became obsessed with Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. At the age of twenty-five, Lorina married a feeble, eighty-two year-old billionaire, who she killed in order to get ahold of his fortune, which she used to fund her new career as a thrill-seeking supervillain called the White Rabbit.
As White Rabbit, Lorina committed numerous petty crimes, leading to defeats by Spider-Man, and... lesser heroes, like Frog-Man, Leapfrog, Gibbon, Grizzly, etc. While she escalated her schemes every time she was defeated, White Rabbit remains a largely ineffective nuisance, at one point being regarded as such a joke that the only people she was able to get to hench for her were a pair of out of work actors she dressed up as "Mad Hatter" and "Dormouse".
- Abnormal Ammo: Carries an umbrella gun that shoots razor sharp metal carrots.
- Accidental Murder: An Absolute Carnage tie-in story reveals she once inadvertently caused a man to have a heart attack when she just wanted to scare him as a prank, which if that didn't kill him it was when she shocked him with her electric gloves in an attempt to revive him.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: She was reimagined as one in Brand New Day, complete with an incredibly garish van depicting the hookah-using Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.
- Alice Allusion: A supervillain whose themed around Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, specifically the White Rabbit. She also had two "henchmen" (actually actors because no self-respecting crook would work for her) dressed up as the Mad Hatter and the Dormouse at one point.
- Arch-Enemy: To Frog-Man. They became each others arch-enemies because they are so pathetic nobody else would take them seriously.
- Ax-Crazy: Lorina is a total nutcase, plain and simple, to the point of being completely ridiculous. And that's exactly why she can't be left unchecked, a fact that Spidey himself acknowledges.
- Clock King: She's sometimes depicted as being obsessed with time pieces and punctuality, to the point of murdering a minion because he was a few seconds off-schedule.
- Dark Chick: Tries to be a Dark Action Girl and can inflict damage but she's just not competent enough to be one. Even Mary Jane was able to defeat her one time.
- Deadly Prank: In a tie-in for Absolute Carnage she pointed a harmless fake gun at a judge and his son, and causes the son to have a heart attack, which sends the judge down a road of felony and imprisonment.
- Depending on the Artist: Whether her hair is red, blonde or strawberry blonde varies between the books she's in. In one story it was randomly black, along with the rest of her outfit (a short-lived goth phase?)
- Gadgeteer Genius: The Rabbit is a pathetically inefficient hand-to-hand fighter, thus she relies on her parasol gun, her tasing gloves and the occasional rabbit-shaped assault mech for combat.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: She's easily the weakest of all the Spidey villains, given just how easy it is to drive her away every time.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She is a complete joke in the criminal world and was beaten up once by the Grizzly and the Gibbon, two other joke villains that Spidey had honestly believed were no threat! Recently also MJ has beaten her.
- In Harm's Way: She wanted to experience the thrill of a life of crime. The thrill she gets indeed, but she's too insane and too ineffectual to experience it for too long.
- Irony: When she's actively doing villainy, she's hilariously incompetent. Her pulling a prank causes a man to have a fatal heart attack and push his father down a spiral that leads to his life ruined.
- Karma Houdini: She got away with killing a man (though accidentally) and ruining his father's life, by escaping from her trial in her rabbit robot.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Her two henchmen. Really out of work actors (although if asked they will insist they are not out of work, just between jobs) that she hired to dress up as the Mad Hatter and the Dormouse. Whenever she orders them to break out really dangerous weapons, they always aim the weapons in a safe direction and never towards people. They fire into the air a lot, keeping in mind where the bullets are going to come down. They even discuss the safest places to aim them in normal tones while she's standing only a few feet away. Fortunately, she's absolutely batshit insane and always too busy ranting to notice.
- Most Common Super Power: She has a big buxom and nice cleavage.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her default costume is quite showy of her well-endowed chest and shapely legs. In Wolverine & Black Cat: Claws, she wears even less, and also doesn't seem to be wearing a bra.
- Mundane Utility: After she accidentally gives Leonard Elkhart's son a heart attack, she tries to use her electric gloves as a makeshift defibrillator. It fails.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction when she accidentally causes Judge Leonard Elkhart's son's death in a prank gone wrong, where she is genuinely sorry for what she did... at least until Leonard accidentally kills an innocent man trying to avenge his son. Lorina goes from being contrite to gleefully commenting that they're not so different.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: And yet, for all of her sheer incompetence, she's still dangerous enough to civilians to get noticed. Just not powerful enough to be treated as anything else than a nuisance by Spidey and anyone else dealing with her; as Peter once put it, the Rabbit is a total psycho even if she's also completely ridiculous. A tie-in to Absolute Carnage shows just how dangerous she can be to normal people, from being able fight off several cops, to accidentally killing a man with a fake gun, and escaping her trial in her rabbit mech without much difficultly.
- In a 2022 book, despite appearing to be defeated and captured, she successfully managed to trick Spider-Man into walking right into Tombstone's trap from him.
- Perky Female Minion: Whenever she's working for someone else.
- Parasol of Pain: Carries an umbrella that shoots razor sharp metal carrots.
- Playboy Bunny: After the limited series Claws, her outfit was modified to resemble this for a short while before switching back to her normal costume.
- Static Stun Gun: Her Tricked-Out Gloves contain a hidden taser she can use to stun people.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: She tries to do to this for Leonard Elkhart, appearing at his cell offering condolences for his terminal illness and extending friendship, but given the nature of their relationship — she accidentally killed his son years prior and laughed about it after he botched assassinating her — she's honestly the last person he wants to see, which says a lot when the next person he sees is Carnage...
- Tricked-Out Gloves: Her gloves contain a hidden taser.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her accidentally giving a man a fatal heart attack drives his father, a respected judge, mad with grief and at her trial, he attempted to shoot her... only to hit an innocent person in the court. This lands him in jail, and by the time Carnage comes to kill him, he's nothing but a nihilistic shadow of a person who welcomes death.
- Zany Scheme: All of her schemes are either ridiculous or completely crazy.
Alter Ego: None
First Appearance: Spider-Man: Quality of Life #1 (July, 2002)
Yith is a 7th-generation descendant of the Elder God Set and a mercenary with half-human, half-snake body.
- Fangs Are Evil: Has sharp fangs that produce neurotoxic venomous spittle.
- Hellish Pupils: Yith has eyes that are vertically slit, like a snake's.
- Poisonous Person: Has sharp fangs that produce neurotoxic venomous spittle.
- Prehensile Tail: Has a powerful tail used for coiling and strangulation.
- Semi-Divine: Yith is a 7th-generation descendant of the Elder God Set.
- Snake People: Yith has the lower body of a snake, and can use her tail as a weapon, vertically-slitted eyes, a forked tongue, fangs, claws, scales, and produces venom.
- Super Spit: Has sharp fangs that produce neurotoxic venomous spittle.
- Super Strength: Her tail is super-humanly strong, capable of lifting 2 tons.
- Super Toughness: Her skin is highly resistant to injury and her scaly hide can withstand impact from small-calibre bullets.