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  • Carnage

    *History* Cletus Kassidy was serving multiple life sentences for murder when his cellmate, Eddie Brock, was freed by the Venom symbiote. The symbiote left behind its offspring that bonded with Cletus, creating Carnage, and he embarked on a city-wide …

  • Hydro-Man

    *History* Morris Bench was knocked into irradiated water during a fight between Spider-Man and Namor, resulting in him gaining the ability to transform himself into water. Bench has attempted to gain revenge on Spider-Man several times since but has …

  • Count Nefaria

    *History* Born a wealthy Italian nobleman, Count Luchino Nefaria used to lead one of the Maggia Crime Cartel families until his defeat by the Avengers cost him the position. His fortunes dwindling, Nefaria subjected himself to an experimental process to …

  • Mr. Hyde

    *History* A brilliant but unscrupulous medical scientist, Dr. Calvin Zabo experimented upon himself in the hopes of creating a formula capable of augmenting a person’s physical strength and endurance. Realising he was unrecognisable in this new form, Mr. …

  • Tiger Shark

    *History* Todd Arliss was an Olympic champion swimmer until he was seriously injured saving a man who had fallen overboard during a sea cruise. Arlis hired criminal scientist Dr. Lemuel Dorcas to restore his health and willingly took part in an …

  • Blackout

    *History* A member of the Lilin demon race, the albino known as Blackout shunned sunlight, using his abilities to cloak himself in perpetual darkness. Despite his appearance and weaknesses, Blackout is not a vampire, but he has modelled himself on the …

  • Crossfire

    *History* CIA interrogation expert William Cross had been building his own rogue covert operation when an attempt on his life claimed one of his eyes and his hearing. Using cybernetic implants to compensate for the losses, he became the mercenary …

  • Bushwacker

    *History* Carl Burbank was originally a priest until the deaths of young paritioners caused him to loose his faith. Joining the C.I.A. as an assassin, codenamed Bushwacker, Burbank was fitted with a cybernetic limb that could transform into a number of …

  • Jigsaw

    *History* Billy Russo was an assassin for the Costa family of the Maggia until a run-in with the Punisher left his face horribly scarred. Taking the name Jigsaw, Russo started his own gang dedicated to taking down the Punisher. Since that time, Jigsaw …

  • Chemistro

    *History* Calvin Carr is the brother of the original Chemistro, Curtis Carr. Calvin hoped to capitalize on his brother’s invention, the Alchemy Gun, and donned the Chemistro outfit. More ruthless than his brother, he used the Alchemy Gun on people …

  • Foolkiller

    *History* Kurt Gerhardt lost everything through a series of traumatic events. He had an epiphany when he saw Greg Salinger, the former Foolkiller, on television. He began writing to him and soon arranged to take over where he left off. As the new …

  • Vermin

    *History* Edward Whelan was a geneticist who became interested in the works of Armin Zola. Searching for Zola in Mexico, Whelan was captured and experimented on by Baron Zemo. They turned Whelan into the cannibalistic rat-man Vermin and sent him to New …

  • Mr. Fear

    *History* The nephew of the Larry Cranston, the previous Mr. Fear, Alan Fagan inherited the costume and fear pheromones and used them to steal a dangerous radioactive isotope. Before he could use it however, he was caught by Hawkeye and Spider-Man. …

  • Controller

    *History* Injured in a laboratory explosion, Basil Sandhurst created an exo-skeleton to house his crippled body. He designed the suit to feed off the cerebral energies of those around him and used his “slave discs” in an attempt to take over New York. He …

  • Scarecrow

    *History* Ebenezer Laughton trained from a young age to be a contortionist and would have continued in the world of entertainment had he not realised he could use his skills to become a formidable burglar. Stealing a scarecrow outfit from a costume shop, …

  • Cutthroat

    *History* Daniel Leighton moved to New York when he was young and, when his family fell on hard times, he resorted to committing crimes to pay the bills. Unable to avenge his sister’s rape by the local gang leader, Crossbones, Daniel felt he had shamed …

  • Electro

    *History* While working on a downed power line, Maxwell Dillon was struck by lightning. Grabbing the power cable he received a second shock that combined with the lightning and gave him the ability to control electricity. Donning a colorful costume and …

  • Crossbones

    *History* The leader of a New York street gang, Brock Rumlow was recruited into Taskmaster’s school for criminals, where he eventually became a teacher. During a mercenary mission, Rumlow met the Red Skull and decided to work with him, taking the …

  • Wrecking Crew

    *History* Dirk Garthwaite was bestowed mystical powers after he interfered in one of Loki’s rituals. Soon afterwards Garthwaite was electrocuted while fighting Thor and his powers transferred into the crowbar he was holding. Later, being joined by three …

  • Coldheart

    *History* A former government agent, Kateri Deseronto had her clearance revoked due to mental instability following the death of her son. Blaming Spider-Man and the Hobgoblin, Deseronto broke into the facility she worked in and stole a state-of-the-art …

  • Cobalt Man

    *History* Ralph Roberts was a lab technician at Stark Industries but quit when Stark refused to divulge the secrets of the Iron Man armor. Starting his own company, Ralph created his own armor out of a super-cobalt alloy but was unaware that the cobalt’s …

  • Speedfreek

    *History* After stealing a high-tech battlesuit and killing its previous owner, Joss Shappe became the hitman Speedfreek. Early in his career, he was hired to kill a friend of Rick Jones, resulting in a fight with the Hulk. Speedfreek’s speed and …

  • Nitro

    *History* The target of a Kree genetic experiment, Robert Hunter gained the ability to explode and reconstitute himself at will. The Kree sent their new agent to steal a lethal nerve gas under the protection of Carol Danvers, bringing Nitro into conflict …

  • U-Foes

    *History* Former U.S. Representative Simon Utrecht sought super-powers and, emulating the Fantastic Four, arranged an experiment to have him and his colleagues bombarded with cosmic radiation. The Hulk learned of Utrecht’s plan, stopping the experiment …

  • Griffin

    *History* Injected with a bioadaptive genetic serum and grafted animal parts by the Secret Empire, John Horton became the monstrous Griffin. Arrested following his defeat at the hands of Beast and Angel, Horton soon escaped after his body further mutated …

  • Mandrill

    *History* Jerome Beechman was born a mutant with dark fur covering most of his body. When his parents abandoned him in the deserts of Nevada at the age of ten, Beechman met with Nekra Sinclair, an albino mutant who had also been mistreated by her parents …

  • Mentallo

    *History* Marvin Flumm is a telepathic mutant who was originally recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ESP division before it was revealed he was plotting to take control of the organisation. Joining forces with the Fixer, the two worked with Hydra for a time, …

  • Shocker

    *History* Arrested for burglary, Herman Shultz used the prison workshop to construct a device capable of emitting a sonic attack and used it to escape. He fashioned the device into wrist-mounted units and used them to become the villain Shocker. Since …

  • Graviton

    *History* Physicist Frankin Hall was trying to create teleportation technology when a lab accident exposed him to subatomic graviton particles. Discovering he could control gravity, a power mad Hall became the villain Graviton and demanded that the world …

  • Grey Gargoyle

    *History* Paul Duval was working as a lab technician when he spilled an experimental compound on his right hand. Learning he had gained the ability to turn himself into living stone, he terrorized New York City as the Grey Gargoyle. He was defeated by …

  • Red Skull

    *History* Johann Shmidt came to prominence during World War II as part of the Nazi party. Believed to have died battling Captain America, the Red Skull placed himself into suspended animation and was revived in the modern era by Hydra. He soon learned …

  • Baron Strucker

    *History* A member of the Nazi party during World War II, Baron Strucker clashed with Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos on several occasions. Under the Red Skull’s orders, Strucker reformed the long defunct Hydra organisation and began using it to …

  • Swordsman

    *History* Groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, Andreas Von Strucker formed the terrorist group Fenris with his twin sister, Andrea. Born a mutant, Andreas found himself able to channel energy blasts from his hand, but only when in physical …

  • Gorgon

    *History* The history of the Gorgon is shrouded in mystery. Believed to be the mutant Tomi Shisido, the Gorgon is reputedly a genius, able to read and write by his first birthday. By the age of 5 he was already ranked amongst the top five modern martial …