PARAFINO
(of Earth-6799)

Real Name: Unrevealed, surname presumably Parafino (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-6799) human

Occupation: Criminal; former owner/curator of Parafino's Wax Museum

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Red Dog Melvin, his own remote-controlled wax dummies

Enemies: Betty Brant, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

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 a 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 individuals 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 in stasis.

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)
Hair: Red

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.

Thor 2000: "Back in the Eighties after the second OHOTMU came out, I used the artwork of the series to create handbook-style bios of several characters from the DC Universe. As my artistic ability got better, I started broadening out into bios from the Animated Marvel Universe ("Near-Earth") as well as creating my own characters. One of those bios was Parafino. In my broad vision of the character, his full name was Silas Parafino and he tries using his wax figures first to rob banks to supplement his failing wax museum and after getting out of jail on a technicality, he then concocts the scheme to help criminals escape prison with wax duplicates. Caught by Spider-Man again, he gets murdered in prison for failing to live up to this scheme to help the escaping convicts. I really wish I could have found my original bio. I was really proud of my artwork back then, but it's buried somewhere in over thirty to forty years of research, writing projects and artwork."

Parafino's eye color was impossible to determine, as his animation only ever showed him with black irises rather than show him with an actual eye color like, say, Spider-Man (who had blue eyes in the 60s cartoon), or J.Jonah Jameson (who had brown). - Proto-Man

Profile by Thor2000.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Parafino has no KNOWN connections to:


Parafino's Wax Museum

Parafino's Wax Museum was a three-story museum located on 42nd Street in New York City. Used as a base for Parafino's legitimate and illegitimate activities, the structure had a first floor showroom with figures of a Mexican senorita, Igor, the Frankenstein Monster, the Wolfman, the Grim Reaper, an ogre, a zombie bride and a figure on a throne. The rear of the building included a climate-controlled waxworks for creating wax figures. Following Parafino's first encounter with Spider-Man, his wax museum was apparently closed and by the time Parafino encountered Spider-Man again, Parafino's Wax Museum had been closed for some time, with cobwebs adorning the wax figures on the first floor showroom while the waxworks area was still being used a base for Parafino's illegal activities.




--Spider-Man cartoon "The Peril of Parafino" ("The Night of the Villains,"

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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)


Appearances:
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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