51 Facts About Mysterio


Mysterio is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Mysterio is primarily depicted as an enemy of the superheroes Spider-Man and Daredevil.

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Mysterio is a founding member of the supervillain team the Sinister Six.

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However Spider-Man tricks Mysterio into revealing he robbed the museum, then Spider-Man revealed he had captured it on tape.

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Mysterio was then jailed, blaming Spider-Man for his ruined career.

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Mysterio later joins the Sinister Six in an attempt at revenge on Spider-Man.

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Mysterio later creates the alias of world-renowned psychiatrist Dr Ludwig Rinehart, using technology and hypnosis in an attempt to make Spider-Man lose his mind, and nearly convincing him to unmask himself, though ironically Spider-Man was helped by J Jonah Jameson suddenly bursting into the house.

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Mysterio then establishes a brief partnership with the Wizard in a plot to kill Spider-Man and the Human Torch on a Hollywood movie set by pretending to enroll them in a film.

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Mysterio is recruited by Doctor Octopus to form the second Sinister Six, and battles Spider-Man.

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Mysterio joined Doctor Octopus' Sinister Six on several occasions, but this never gave him the edge against his foe that he desired.

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Mysterio was given one year to live, but this imminent death caused prison psychiatrists to grant him an early release.

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Mysterio decided to change his plan and focus on Daredevil, whom he had encountered recently during an insurance scam that the hero had thwarted; Mysterio believed that he had found a 'kindred spirit' in Daredevil, in the sense that both were second stringers with little reputation outside their homes.

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However, Daredevil's will proved stronger than Mysterio expected, and once Doctor Strange discovers and magically removed the drug from Daredevil's bloodstream, Daredevil unmasked Mysterio as the mastermind, shattering the villain's helmet in fury and revealing his languishing appearance.

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Mysterio confronts Francis Klum before leaving him for Berkhart to deal with.

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Mysterio's superiors want Spider-Man to continue working at the school and Beck knows Miss Arrow has a similar role for the "other side".

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Mysterio reappears during The Gauntlet storyline, which re-introduces several past Spider-Man villains with new twists.

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Mysterio is under the employ of Maggia crime member Carmine, creating androids of various deceased Maggia to give them a credibility boost in their gang war with Mister Negative.

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Shortly after, Mysterio uses the Silvermane robot to murder Carmine in an attempt to secretly seize control of the Maggia and its fortune.

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Mysterio was present at the ritual where Spider-Man is seemingly sacrificed in order to revive Kraven the Hunter.

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Mysterio manages to trick Spider-Man into giving him the child by projecting an image of Avengers Mansion and uses his illusions to try to frighten Spider-Man.

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Mysterio is next seen as part of the new Sinister Six organized by Doctor Octopus.

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Mysterio participates in an attack by the Six on the Avengers Academy.

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Doctor Octopus and Mysterio later coordinate the Octobots that have infiltrated the Apogee 1 Space Station.

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Mysterio subsequently departs, reflecting that it is more appropriate to leave Spider-Man trapped in a world where he is dead, leaving Iron Man to examine his discarded technology.

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Mysterio is preparing to cement his victory by destroying the portal and trapping Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe forever.

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Mysterio is later questioned by the Ultimates when Galactus is accidentally transferred into the Ultimate universe after they determine that Galactus originates from Mysterio's world.

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Deadpool is able to enter Limbo and help Spider-Man overpower Mysterio, who is afterward shown to have disappeared from his hospital bed.

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Mysterio later created the illusion of an alien invasion that lured every superhero team to fight them.

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Mysterio stated that he wanted to become more than a lesser criminal as Spider-Man webbed him up for the police.

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Mysterio comes to Mary Jane's rescue, exposing his identity to Peter and the Savage Six.

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Mysterio tries to tell Peter that he and Mary Jane's deal with Mephisto is to blame for everything that is presently happening, but Peter is far too distracted by the warring factions.

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Mysterio complies and teleports away taking MJ with him while promising her that the "devil will get his due".

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Mary Jane is transported to Mysterio's old studios where Beck reveals what happened to him after his suicide, transported to hell, and tortured there until Harry Osborn made him a deal.

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Mysterio reveals to Mary Jane that he was the therapist who helped her come to terms with Harry's death, but Mary Jane barely remembers this.

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Mary Jane pleas with Beck, reminding him he's changed, but Mysterio remains loyal to the deal he struck and tells Mary Jane that he knows what fate awaits him.

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Mysterio rejoins the teams of villains while leaving Mary Jane to the mercy of Kindred.

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Mysterio has extensive knowledge of hand-to-hand combat techniques learned as a stuntman, allowing him to engage in combat with Spider-Man despite his foe's superior physical abilities and using his skills at misdirection as a further method of self-defense.

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Mysterio's helmet is made of one-way plexiglass, meaning he can see out but no one can see in.

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Mysterio's boots contain magnetic coil springs which allow him impressive leaps as well as the ability to cling to surfaces.

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Mysterio's costume contains nozzles in the boots and wrists that can release a constant stream of smoke that shields his movements.

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Mysterio tries to force Jameson to get a lawyer for him by threatening to reveal his involvement to the police, a plot thread which is never resolved.

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Later, after Beck's suicide, someone claiming to be Mysterio appears with the revised Sinister Six, making references to his "death", stating how after fighting Daredevil he had exited in a "most spectacular fashion".

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Mysterio reasoned that by using an old enemy's costume, he could put Spider-Man off-guard; Spider-Man would assume he knew who he was dealing with until Klum demonstrated his powers and it was too late for the wall-crawler to do anything about it.

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Mysterio is later forcibly put under mind control by the Superior Spider-Man and forced to join his Superior Six superhero team.

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Mysterio debuted during the Spider-Verse storyline where he and his assistant Ella collaborated with Wilson Fisk to obtain the blood of The Spider-Man after interrogating The Ox.

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In Marvel Zombies, a Zombie Mysterio appears with five other Spider-Man villains attempting to eat civilians, but all six are repelled by Magneto and Wolverine.

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Mysterio's fear-inducing powers fail to work, for Spider-Man had already confronted and become bored by his personal demons.

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Mysterio wears all black with a green neck brace that produces blue smoke that envelopes his face.

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Mysterio publicly confesses to Wilson Fisk's murder and threatens the city, stating that he is in charge.

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Mysterio finds Spidey's blood on his broken armor and designs a Spider-Slayer that personally targets Peter.

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In 2009, Mysterio was ranked as IGN's 85th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

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