Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed, presumably mutant or mutate

Occupation: Assassin, creator of sleeper agents

Affiliations: Operative of the Fold

Enemies: Mr. Reynard, Warrant

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Unrevealed; active in New York City when captured

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man Annual#10 (1994), second story

Powers/Abilities: Daze can mesmerize anyone into obeying his commands; he is known to have hypnotized several "sleeper agents" who can be triggered into activity, indicating that his power has long-term uses. Daze can also use his power on himself to keep from revealing information under the influence of sodium pentothal. His hypnotic gaze operates on a frequency which can be filtered out by infra-red goggles such as those worn by Warrant.

History: (prior to Web of Spider-Man Annual#10) - As an operative of the criminal/political cabal known as the Fold, Daze hypnotizes several sleeper agents to be ready for activation at command.

(Web of Spider-Man Annual#10) - Sent by the Fold to assassinate Senator Gaines, Daze uses his power to get past the guards and is on the verge of commanding the senator to leap to his death when the cybernetic mercenary Warrant, hired to protect Gaines, arrives and prevents him from jumping. Daze's mesmerized guards give Warrant a brief fight, then Daze himself attempts to mesmerize the mercenary, but Warrant's goggles screen out the effect, and he stuns the assassin. Warrant's partner Reynard administers sodium pentathol to Daze to learn who sent him, but after mentioning the Fold and its sleeper agents, he goes into convulsions as he fights the drug's effect. Daze is presumably jailed shortly thereafter.

Comments: Created by Terry Kavanaugh, Joey Cavalieri, Alex Saviuk, and Don Hudson.

A very minor villain with a power that, as seen in Avengers (Vol. III)#6, is relatively common in the Marvel Universe, Daze seems to have been created simply to give Warrant (a character for whom Terry Kavanaugh and others evidently had high hopes) a lead-in to the Fold.

Is it my imagination, or does he resemble Arthur Shaman? That's the name of the second-string Mesmero who once tangled with the Defenders, while working for A.I.M. Respectfully yours: Carycomix

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Profile updated/edited by Kyle Sims

Last updated: 05/03/04

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