LIZARD
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human mutate

Occupation: Criminal (see comments)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: All reptiles

Enemies: J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), the people of New York City

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Scale face"

Base of Operations: Hidden lab under New York City Zoo, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Lizards, Lizards Everywhere" (September 26, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: The Lizard had superhuman strength, equal to Spider-Man. He was also a genius-level intellect. He also had reptile telepathy, enabling him to communicate and control all reptiles in the area, as well as a reptilian ability to regrow lost limbs.

Height: 6'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Green  
Hair: None

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Lizards, Lizards Everywhere" (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the Lizard entered the city zoo via a hidden elevator which he either built or found out about.


(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Lizards, Lizards Everywhere") - The Lizard kicked off his reign of terror by freeing all the reptiles in the zoo. Watching from the shadows as Spider-Man contained the snakes and lizards that were terrorizing a group of visitors, the Lizard freed a gorilla, who had been maddened by the excitement. As Spider-Man fought the enraged animal, the Lizard slipped away with all the snakes, reptiles and alligators in his possession. As the cold stricken hero swung away, the Lizard reemerged from the alligator pit via a hidden elevator and swore to put his plan to turn the city into a jungle under his control.

Reentering his lab, he walked past the snakes now slithering freely around the lab and exited through a hole in the floor into a subway tunnel. Leaping onto a train, he caused a panic in the crowd. Making his way towards the front car, he tore his way into the cab and threw the driver out. Driving the now empty train, the Lizard derailed it so he could block off the tunnel. Blocking off one section of the tunnel, the Lizard noted that he had to block off the other end, thus leaving him a perfect lair in order to breed reptiles. He waited as another train came racing down the tunnel towards the wreck. Leaping atop the speeding train, the Lizard broke into the main cab and threw the driver out. He then tore the brake free, planning to recreate the same accident with a different train. When Spider-Man made his way to the front of the train, the Lizard leaped into the cab and started throwing the ill hero around. He was webbed up as Spider-Man tried to stop the runaway train, but he easily broke free and taunted Spider-Man that spiders were a lizard's natural food. He bit through Spider-Man's webbing, ditching the hero as the train crashed, sealing off the tunnel. Emerging from the wreck, he mentally called his reptiles to him as he ripped a pipe free, filling the enclosed area with steam. He boasted to the assembled snakes and lizards that he would soon have an army. The room was quickly filled with eggs from various species.

When Spider-Man finally broke into the hatching room, the Lizard ordered the reptiles to consume the wall crawler. When Spider-Man escaped the alligators, the Lizard ordered them to attack, but he grew frustrated as Spider-Man poured his web fluid into their mouths. When Spider-Man jumped onto the wrecked train, the Lizard slapped him away with his tail and into a pile of eggs. Running away, the Lizard escaped via a small crack in the wall. He swore to get his revenge.

Inside his lab, the Lizard put the finishing touches on a radioactive weather control device. With the finished machine, he declared the next phase of his plan, namely turning the city into a humid jungle. He then activated the machine, causing a tremendous downpour and trees to grow wildly over the city. He watched the newly born jungle from a monitor in his lab. With a pull of a lever, he turned on a series of spotlights in the now flooded hatching room, heating the eggs and making them hatch.  The newborn snakes, reptiles, and alligators emerged from the sewers and ran amuck. The Lizard ordered his minions to drive the humans from the now flooded city. When Spider-Man left the infested Daily Bugle building, the Lizard followed, swinging on a vine directly behind Spider-Man. When Spider-Man grabbed the Lizard's tail, the Lizard simply made his tail detach, boasting of his reptilian ability to regrow limbs. He screamed in agony as Spider-Man reversed the frequency of a nearby tower, jamming the Lizard's reptile telepathy. Distracted, and with his army in disarray, the Lizard was helpless as he was webbed up and thrown into a nearby cage at the zoo. The Lizard swore that he would return.

Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions Ltd. (see Appearances list for full list of artists).

No origin is given in this episode, and there is nothing to suggest to his name is Curt Connors, or that he was ever human to begin with.

Funny aside, right at the beginning of the episode, Spider-Man swings by a billboard advertising the Incredible Hulk "7 PM Wed TV6."

Also, the crowd seems to know who the Lizard is judging from their screaming

According to a few online sources, the Lizard was voiced by Corey Burton (billed as Cory Burton) in the '81 Spider-Man series

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Lizard has no KNOWN connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Lizards, Lizards Everywhere" (all images in this profile)


Appearances:
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Lizards, Lizards Everywhere" (September 26, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


Last updated: 08/04/17

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