DADDY WRONGLEGS

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unrevealed)

Occupation: Drug dealer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: His drones

Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing), Punisher

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Building C at the Projects near Manhattan Bridge, New York City

First Appearance: Marvel Knights I#5 (November, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Daddy Wronglegs was an over 7 foot tall, spider-like extraterrestrial. He walked on two legs with razor-sharp claws and had four spiked arms with dagger-like appendages at the tips. Like a spider he was able to inject his victims with a venom presumably through a bite or like by selling it as a the newest designer drug on the market (see comments). Wronglegs' venom was able to mutate humans and turn them into mindless drones. Daddy Wronglegs' skin was highly resistant against average ammo and explosives. The only exception seemed to be Wronglegs' arms, which could be injured with a hunting knife.

History:

(Marvel Knights I#6 (fb) - BTS) - The extraterrestrial criminal Daddy Wronglegs was brought to Earth during the events known as "Maximum Security".

(Marvel Knights I#5 (fb) - BTS) - Daddy Wronglegs took over Building C at the Projects near Manhattan Bridge by killing the Haitian mobsters, who had turned the building into a fortress. The alien started to deal with a very special designer drug.

(Marvel Knights I#5) - The Punisher learned from Mickey Fondozzi about Daddy Wronglegs. After some reconning the Punisher went into Building C. The building had no security at all and the Punisher only found a few dozen sleeping addicts with weird growths on their skin. The Punisher went upstairs to the tenth floor, where the Haitians had their lab and money rooms. He found hundreds more junkies and blood on the walls. Suddenly the Punisher heard a hissing sound in the lab. He saw a hooded figure and asked him if he was the guy people called Daddy Wronglegs. The alien revealed his true nature and attacked the surprised Punisher, who started to shoot at it.

(Marvel Knights I#6) - Daddy Wronglegs sliced Punisher's face, who soon realized that the alien was bulletproof. A specially designed 40mm frag grenade was as useless as any other weapon the Punisher had. The Punisher tried to retreat, but the assumed addicts, who were Wronglegs' drones, cut him off. Wronglegs was still after the Punisher, who decided to escape to the roof, after putting a few bullets through the door, where Wronglegs and his drones tried to break through. The door to the roof was locked and the Punisher was cornered at the door by Wronglegs and his drones. Without any bullets left the Punisher pulled out a knife and sliced one of Wronglegs' arms. The alien hit the Punisher with another arm and jumped at him, but the Fantastic Four had arrived and the Punisher was saved by the Invisible Woman's forcefield. The Thing knocked out Wronglegs, while the Human Torch took care of the drones. The fight was over within seconds and Mr. Fantastic grapped Wronglegs and then returned with the rest of the Fantastic Four to the Baxter Building to study the alien to prevent more infections with his insectoid strain.

Comments: Created by Chuck Dixon, Ed Barreto and Klaus Janson.

I don't know if I even have to mention this, but it is pretty obvious that Wronglegs' drug was his venom. The assumption that Daddy Wronglegs was male comes from his name.

Daddy Wronglegs was not the only one of his race brought to Earth during Maximum Security. As revealed by the Thing in his conversation with the Punisher (the latter posed as a drunk and didn't tell the Fantastic Four, who he really was), the Fantastic Four still had to find many more of these bugs. Turning humans into mindless drones could've been part of an invasion plan by Wronglegs' kind. We never heard anything from Wronglegs or his kind again. Wronglegs and his kind were probably taken back to their former prison after the end of "Maximum Security".

Profile by Markus Raymond.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Daddy Wronglegs has no known connection to:


Daddy Wronglegs' drones

They were humans infected by Daddy Wronglegs with a venom that gave them a spider-like appearance and turned them into mindless drones. As part of their mutation they had a lower body temperature than normal humans and spider-like skin. The mutating process was progressive. The Punisher found hundreds of them sleeping while investigating Building C. They woke up when the Punisher attacked Daddy Wronglegs and came to Wronglegs' aid. Some of them were supposedly shot by the Punisher while others were scarred away by the Human Torch (the drones were afraid of light). After Wronglegs was defeated, Mr. Fantastic revealed to his team that it was too late to help those, who had been infected by Wronglegs.

--Marvel Knight I#5 (Marvel Knight I#5-6


images: (without ads)
Marvel Knights I#5, p20 (main image)
Marvel Knights I#6, p7, pan2 (2nd image)

p9, pan3 (drones)


Appearances:
Marvel Knights I#5-6 (November-December, 2000) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Ed Barreto (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Nanci Dakesian (editor)


Last updated: 01/29/06

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