Real Name: Vincent Dio

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Enforcer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Black Talon (Barone), Dragonfly, Gibbon, Nekra, Nicky, Roughouse, a Scrier, Shocker, Silvermane, Slyde, Skaggs, Terraformer, Tiger Shark, Titania, Trapster, White Rabbit;
Formerly Boomerang, Consultant, Grizzly, Owl

Enemies: Boomerang, Consultant, Grizzly, Owl, Punisher (Frank Castle), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Underworld

Known Relatives: Jackie Dio (Underworld, brother), Mr. Dio (father, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Underworld#1 (April, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Using the services of the Consultant, Mr. Pain gained the powers of enhanced strength, invulnerability, enhanced reflexes, and increased bulk.


(Underworld#5 (fb) - BTS) - When Jackie and Vincent Dio's father thought his job as a mob leader was threatened due to the influx of super humans, Mr. Dio tried out a powered costume himself, but he was mortally wounded in battle with other super-powered criminals.

(Underworld#5 (fb)) - Jackie and Vincent rushed to their dad's bedside as he passed on and Jackie promised to always take care of Vincent.

(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update#2) - Dio became one of Silvermane's top men and proved skilled at his work, though Vincent was less proficient and able to succeed.

(Underworld#3 (fb) - BTS) - Jackie got Vincent a job working as a bartender in one of Silvermane's clubs. When the Punisher attacked, several of the men were killed, including Nicky and Skaggs.

(Underworld#3 (fb)) - Jackie and Silvermane watched as Sal died from a Punisher wound. Dio was furious when Vincent stated they should get super-powered help, and shocked when Silvermane agreed.

(Underworld#4 (fb) - BTS) - Vincent hired two Hydra agents to kill Jackie for him, but they failed.

(Underworld#1 (fb)) - Jackie nearly killed Vincent, but let him live as long as he stayed out of New York.

(Underworld#2 (fb)) - Vincent chose to turn Jackie over to the police instead. He made Jackie believe he was meeting Silvermane, but had the police surround him instead. Jackie shockingly shot down all the police then punched his way into the car to attack Vincent, but Spider-Man (Peter Parker) swung by and webbed Vincent, allowing the cops to arrest him.

(Underworld#5 (fb) - BTS) - Using the services of the Consultant, Vincent gained the powers of enhanced strength, invulnerability, enhanced reflexes, and increased bulk. He developed a name for himself as Mr. Pain. He made the mistake of not paying the Consultant the agreed price, making a deadly enemy.

(Underworld#1 (fb) - BTS) - Mr. Pain became the number one enforcer for crime boss, the Owl (Leland Owlsley).

(Underworld#1) - Mr. Pain was called in by Owl to show around a new employee, and he was shocked to see Jackie there.

(Underworld#2) - After beating up Jackie for a while, Pain decided not to kill him but to kick him out of New York, as Jackie had once done to him.

(Underworld#3 (fb) - BTS) - Jackie broke up several of the Owl's operations over the following days. Pain sent Boomerang and Grizzly to take care of Jackie.

(Underworld#4) - Under pressure by the Owl, Pain told his aid to gather all the available costumed criminals for an attack on Jackie, and he soon heard that Boomerang and Grizzly had been defeated by Jackie.

(Underworld#5) - Pain visited Boomerang and Grizzly in the hospital and ignored their excuses. He set Boomerang's good arm on fire and stabbed Grizzly in the stomach. Pain soon learned that Jackie had managed to defeat all the villains Pain'd sent against him. Furious, he attacked Jackie, who'd been in Owl's office accepting a job. He knocked Owl out and Jackie down, destroying Jackie's guns. Pain tried crushing Dio, but he was able to get an edge by kicking Pain in his one vulnerable place, between his legs. Jackie shot Pain through the window and, despite Vincent's pleadings, killed his brother with a shot to the head. He asked for his dad's forgiveness as he did so.

Comments: Created by Frank Tieri, Staz Johnson, and Tom Palmer.

Profile by Chadman.

Mr. Pain has no known connections to

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Underworld#2, p10, pan2 (main)

p5, pan3 (2nd)

Underworld#1-5 (April-August, 2006) - Frank Tieri (writer), Staz Johnson (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)

First Posted: 02/17/2008
Last updated: 02/17/2008

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