Real Name: Unrevealed, surname presumably
Parafino (see comments)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-6799)
Occupation: Criminal; former owner/curator of Parafino's
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Red Dog Melvin, his own remote-controlled wax dummies
Enemies: Betty Brant, Spider-Man
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Alfie" (nickname from Spider-Man)
Base of Operations: Parafino's Wax Museum,
42nd Street, New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode short,
"The Peril of Parafino" (October 21, 1967)
Powers/Abilities: Parafino possessed
the normal human strength of a man of his size, age and build who
engaged in minimal physical exercises. He had no actual powers but was
talented wax sculptor with a brilliant mind for inventing types of
wax. He had developed three types of wax including a type of wax that,
when developed into human figures, became animated and could somehow
think and act like the figures they duplicated. Activated by a remote
control, they were originally susceptible to heat and could
melt under high temperature, although Parafino seemed to have corrected
this hindrance by the time of his second encounter with Spider-Man.
Parafino also had a wax formula that placed anyone
coated in it
into suspended animation. It was capable of turning affected
into wax figures, although the wax would lose its strength in high
temperatures, causing the effects to wear off. It
was unrevealed how this
wax affected the metabolic, motorary and mental acuity of its subjects
Parafino had yet another formula of wax with adhesive properties that quickly hardened after use. Used as a weapon, it could bind the superhumanly strong Spider-Man and cement him to a podium. It could also "explode" into a net that could knock Betty Brant off her feet and adhere her to a wall. However, even in its hardened state, it was susceptible to a low melting point and would gradually liquefy, decreasing in its efficiency in the process. This wax could form into specific objects once hardened. For example, a thrown ball of this wax could harden into the form of a razor-sharp dagger in mid-air.
Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 285 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
History: (Spider-Man cartoon, "The Peril of Parafino") - Parafino was the owner and curator of Parafino's Wax Museum on 42nd Street in New York City. When criminal Red Dog Melvin escaped prison, Parafino offered him sanctuary in his wax museum and hid him as one of the wax figures on display using a special wax formula that placed Melvin in suspended animation and converted him into a wax display. When Spider-Man showed up trying to investigate, Parafino developed a plot to turn him into one of his exhibits. He managed to trap Spider-Man, but his plot, however, was hampered by the arrival of Betty Brant looking for Daily Bugle photographer Peter Parker. The distraction allowed Spider-Man time to break free of his restraints and save Betty from being tossed into the wax works. When Spider-Man changed the climate controls in the museum, "Parafino" melted, the true Parafino having replaced himself with a duplicate sometime before. When Red Dog Melvin came out of the suspended animation he was in as a wax figure, he reached out and grabbed Parafino, and Spider-Man captured them both in his webbing while the true Parafino was being grappled by Melvin.
(Spider-Man cartoon, "The Night of the Villains") - Somehow avoiding jail time, Parafino refined his wax figures and sent out figures of Blackbeard and Jesse James to commit crimes on his behalf. When they both encountered Spider-Man, he sent out his wax figure of the French Executioner to take out the wall-crawler. Spider-Man, however, quickly disarmed the Executioner and, upon examining him, realized he was made of wax. Returning to Parafino's closed down wax museum, Spider-Man was forced to confront Blackbeard, Jesse James and the somehow restored French Executioner, damaging their robot controls and shutting them down. Parafino once again battled Spider-Man and was defeated, webbed up and shown off to a terrified J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle before being turned over to the police.
Comments: Created by Bill Danch, Al Bertino, Dick Robbins, Dick Cassarino, Phil Babet and Grantray-Lawrence Animation (see Appearances section for full list of animators and artists).Parafino was voiced by actor Len Carlson, who also voiced the Green Goblin in the series.
Profile by Thor2000.
Parafino has no KNOWN connections to:
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Spider-Man cartoon, "The Peril of Parafino" (Parafino-main image, headshot, holding Betty Brant hostage, Parafino's Wax Museum & first floor showroom images)
Spider-Man cartoon, "The Night of the Villains" (Parafinos' gallery of remote-controlled wax duplicates)
Spider-Man cartoon episode short, "The Peril of Parafino" (October 21, 1967) - Bill Danch, Al Bertino, Dick Robbins, Dick Cassarino, Phil Babet (writers), Hal Ambro, Dan Bessie, Herman Cohen, Bill House, Chic Otterstrom, Ralph Somerville, Harvey Toombs, Bob Bentley, George Cannata, I. Howard Ellis, Tom McDonald, Don Schloat, Reuben Timmins, Kay Wright, John Dunn (animators), Curt Perkins, Bill Butler, Dick Thomas, Mike Kawaguchi (backgrounds), Ray Aragon, Joe Asturino, Herb Hazelton, Jim Mueller, C.L. Hartman, John Ewing, Joel Seibel, Nino Carbe (layouts), Hank Gotzenberg, Bryce Corso (editors), Grant Simmons, Clyde Geronimi, Sid Marcus (directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode short, "The Night of the Villains" (November 18, 1967) - Bill Danch, Al Bertino, Dick Robbins, Dick Cassarino, Phil Babet (writers), Hal Ambro, Dan Bessie, Herman Cohen, Bill House, Chic Otterstrom, Ralph Somerville, Harvey Toombs, Bob Bentley, George Cannata, I. Howard Ellis, Tom McDonald, Don Schloat, Reuben Timmins, Kay Wright, John Dunn (animators), Curt Perkins, Bill Butler, Dick Thomas, Mike Kawaguchi (backgrounds), Ray Aragon, Joe Asturino, Herb Hazelton, Jim Mueller, C.L. Hartman, John Ewing, Joel Seibel, Nino Carbe (layouts), Hank Gotzenberg, Bryce Corso (editors), Grant Simmons, Clyde Geronimi, Sid Marcus (directors)
Last updated: 06/09/17
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