Real Name: None
Identity/Class: Clone of human mutate
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Jack, Jackal (Miles Warren)
Enemies: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: Peter Parker (Spider-Man, genetic progenitor), Miles Warren (Jackal, creator), Kaine (fellow clone), Ben Reilly, Spidercide, Jack, Jacks, other Spider-Man clones (fellow clones, deceased)
Base of Operations: The Jackal's Adirondack Mountains base
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man I#122 (March, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: The Guardian was superhumanly strong and durable; due to his clone degeneration, however, he was wracked with constant, agonizing pain, and his flesh was criss-crossed with silver-gray scars. Whether he possessed any of Peter Parker's other powers (wall-crawling, spider-sense, etc.) is unrevealed.
History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#399 (fb) ) - The Jackal's early attempts to clone Peter Parker resulted in two malformed clones - the hulking, slow-witted Guardian and the miniature Jack. Unwilling to let them go to waste, the Jackal wiped their minds clean and reprogrammed them to protect his hideout in the Adirondack Mountains. He put them in stasis to await his commands.
(Web of Spider-Man I#122) - When the Scarlet Spider, driven by myterious clone instincts, journeyed to the Jackal's lab, Jack and the Guardian were activated. Driven by the unending pain of cellular degeneration and his programming to protect the lab's doorway, the Guardian attacked the Spider, eventually knocking him out with a ceaseless hail of blows, then departed with Jack.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#399) - When the Scarlet Spider and Spider-Man finally entered the base, the Guardian attacked them - but his degeneration was accelerating, leaving his body more scarred and deformed than ever. As Jack tried to wake him, he collapsed and died. Later, after awakening from his regeneration pod, the Jackal briefly examined the Guardian's body.
(Spider-Man I#56 - BTS) - The Guardian's remains were presumably destroyed when the Jackal's base self-destructed.
Comments: Created by J.M. DeMatteis, Todd DeZago, Steven Butler, and Randy Emberlin.
Kaine appears to have been the Jackal's first living Peter Parker clone, so Jack and the Guardian must have been created after him.
It's hard to tell from these images, but the Guardian wears a little loincloth, sparing us from the sight of his giant clone bits.
Guardian, giant deformed clone of Peter Parker, has no known connections to
Amazing Spider-Man I#399, p11, pan2 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man I#399, p12, pan2 (headshot)
Web of Spider-Man I#122 (March, 1995) - J.M. DeMatteis (plot), Todd DeZago (script), Steven Butler (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#399 (March, 1995) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Larry Mahlstedt (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
First Posted: 06/22/2013
Last updated: 09/22/2013
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