MYSTERIO
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human technology user

Occupation: Criminal, owner of Mysterio's disco, host of Mysterio Disco Hour; former special effects artist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: His slaves, Honey Dove robot, Incredible Hulk robot, Lance Macho robot

Enemies: Stan Blockbuster, Empire State University students and staff, Hulk (Bruce Banner), J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Friends (Firestar/Angelica Jones, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Spider-Man/Peter Parker), US Air Force

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Dome Head," "Jughead" (nicknames called by Spider-Man)

Base of Operations: Hollywood, California, USA and New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Pied Piper of New York Town" (October 24, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Mysterio was a criminal mastermind. He used technology capable of hypnotizing mass crowds of people and special effects that looked realistic. He was also capable to designing robots that could pass for humans.

Height: 5'11" (presumably-see comments)
Weight: 175 lbs. (presumably-see comments)
Eyes: Blue (presumably-see comments)
Hair: Black (presumably-see comments)

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Pied Piper of New York Town"(fb) - BTS) - Mysterio was known to the public as a special effects man of great talent, although the exact reasons for his disappearance and redubbing himself "Mysterio" were unrevealed (see comments). Via unrevealed means, Mysterio bankrolled a multi-story disco and television show. On its opening night, he made sure Spider-Man's name was written across the marquee and advertised the hero's appearance at the club on local television for some time.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Pied Piper of New York Town") - Mysterio appeared before the assembled crowd at his club and promised the crowd that Spider-Man would be there. He threw open the doors and welcomed the crowd to Mysterio's, the hottest disco in town. As the crowd boogied to the tunes, Mysterio sat back and waited for his celebrity host to arrive. When Spider-Man dropped down onto the dance floor, Mysterio used his switchboard to play a subliminal message in the music, turning the dancers into mind-controlled zombies. Once the crowd was under his command, Mysterio ordered the crowd to destroy Spider-Man. As Spider-Man tried in vain to enter the control booth, Mysterio boasted of its construction. When the hero fled, Mysterio directed the crowd to follow him. Spider-Man escaped the confines of the disco, prompting Mysterio to use a series of speakers to broadcast the music to the outside, mentally forcing the people in the street to hunt the wall-crawler, forcing the hero to change into Peter Parker and slip away.

The next day, Mysterio was in the admission building of ESU and when the school's administrator refused to give in to Mysterio's demands, Mysterio pulled out a small box and blasted the man with a signal similar to what he had used on the crowds. With the administrator in his thrall, Mysterio took over the school's intercom system. From there, he unleashed the hypnotic signal all over campus, turning all the students and faculty into his slaves, save for Peter Parker.

From his disco, Mysterio remotely drove a van around town, blasting his hypnotic commands over the loudspeaker. The disco crowd swelled as more people fell under his power and began to crowd outside the disco. The next day, Mysterio remotely drove his van to the First City Bank of New York and ordered the crowd to rob the bank and bring him all the money. When Spider-Man arrived at the scene, the wall-crawler was shocked to find the van was empty. Mysterio remotely hit Spider-Man with a new song, mentally forcing the hero to standstill as Mysterio ordered the crowd to destroy the now still hero. Seeing Spider-Man helplessly being carried off, Mysterio was struck by an idea. He ordered the crowd to place Spider-Man in the now empty bank vault. With his money and followers, Mysterio spoke aloud about the next phase of his plan, namely to steal a nuclear bomb.

Remotely driving the van to a nearby missile base, Mysterio hypnotized the troops stationed there. With the general in his control, Mysterio ordered him and J. Jonah Jameson, who had also been hypnotized when Mysterio passed the Daily Bugle, down into the missile silo and into the control room. Once the missile crew was hypnotized, Mysterio gave the order to hunt down Spider-Man, who had escaped the bank vault and followed Mysterio's crowd to the missile base. When Spider-Man broke the mental hold over the people, Mysterio raged against the web spinner from his disco's control booth.

When Spider-Man ultimately broke into the disco, Mysterio again blasted him with the hypnotic music and boasted of his unbreakable glass in the control booth. When Spider-Man sabotaged the record player and shattered the glass, Mysterio screamed in rage. Webbed up by Spider-Man, Mysterio demonstrated his suit's powers, burning off the webbing and creating hologram copies of himself. Each Mysterio Spider-Man hit with his webbing proved to be a hologram and when confronted with another group of Mysterios, the real one was discovered when Spider-Man yanked down a ladder onto the group, pinning the real Mysterio's arms to his side. The real one thus exposed, Spider-Man webbed him up and delivered him to the police.

(Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "Spidey Goes Hollywood" (fb) -BTS) - At some point, Mysterio either escaped the police or was granted parole and headed west. Mysterio set up shop under Stan Blockbuster's movie studio.

(Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "Spidey Goes to Hollywood") - Mysterio kidnapped Stan Blockbuster as the director was on his way home. Mysterio took credit for all the accidents that had been happening on Blockbuster's Spider-Man set and explained his plan, mostly that he wanted revenge and money in equal measure. He then unveiled the new star of the film, his Incredible Hulk robot. He demonstrated the robot's strength by having it destroy Stan's limo.

Later watching on a monitor, Mysterio spied the Spider-Friends (and Bruce Banner) enter the sound stage, the group having been invited to the set alongside Spider-Man so that Spider-Man could play himself in the movie, and mused about all the different ways he had available to destroy them. He settled on a giant ape robot. During the shoot, Mysterio had the giant ape robot attempt to crush Spider-Man but Firestar destroyed the robot. Angered, Mysterio again kidnapped Blockbuster and berated him for allowing the rest of the Spider-Friends to accompany Spider-Man. Sending the director on his way, Mysterio spied on Firestar and Iceman to figure out a way to eliminate them and overhearing them wishing to meet their favorite actors gave him ideas. Mysterio constructed two robots to resemble the aforementioned actors and ordered them to destroy the Spider-Friends.

The next shot involved Spider-Man facing off against a giant shark. After Iceman froze the pool and shark, thus freeing Spider-Man from the shark's mechanical maw, Mysterio kidnapped Blockbuster and told him to introduce Firestar and Iceman to their favorite actors (actually the robots built by him, unknown to Blockbuster). During the next shoot, Mysterio altered the extra's prop guns remotely, making them capable of shooting real force beams then Mysterio, as a hologram, appeared before Iceman after the hero had been trapped in a heated room and mocked him for his efforts.

Watching the film's final scene being filmed, Mysterio watched his robotic Hulk fight Spider-Man. When the real Hulk appeared and trapped Spider-Man between the two of them, Mysterio laughed. When his robotic Hulk was destroyed and his involvement revealed, Mysterio first unleashed a series of holographic monsters that were easily waved away. Mysterio then tried to use explosives but Iceman easily created an ice wall to muffle the explosions. After Spider-Man dropped down into Mysterio's lair, the criminal tried to flee but was quickly webbed up and captured. Spider-Man left him hanging from one of the studio's lampposts for the police.

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 involved).

Profile by David Lawrence.

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


Stan Blockbuster

A Hollywood director, Stan Blockbuster tried to direct a film based on Spider-Man but kept running into various problems. Kidnapped by Mysterio, Stan was forced to work under the criminal after he was threatened by the Incredible Hulk robot. Forced to work with the criminal, Stan began a full ad campaign in hopes of luring Spider-Man to Hollywood. When the Spider-Friends showed up in his New York office, Stan was able to give them bus tickets to Hollywood. In Hollywood, Stan directed the scenes for the film, unaware of Mysterio's behind-the-scenes involvement. He expressed sympathy when Spider-Man faced his doom several times but didn't mind taking advantage of the situation for movie footage. He did mind when the camera man told him they ran out of film before another battle started and was later webbed by Spider-Man and arrested for allowing Mysterio to run amuck. Surprisingly, Blockbuster took his arrest pretty well and vowed to make a prison picture.









--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Spidey Goes Hollywood"

Lance Macho & Honey Dove

Real actors that Mysterio based robots off of, they arrived at the studio after Blockbuster was arrested and asked Firestar and Iceman respectively for their autographs. 





--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Spidey Goes Hollywood"


Incredible Hulk, Lance Macho & Honey Dove robots

Robots built to resemble famous actors Lance Macho and Honey Dove, and the Incredible Hulk. The robot Hulk fought against Spider-Man but was crushed under the real Hulk's feet. The Lance Macho robot tricked Firestar into the studio's arctic room and froze her solid. He was later smashed to pieces by the actual Hulk. Honey Dove's robot was exposed when she showed no reaction to Iceman's cold and tricked him into a heated room with a Firestar hologram. She was later melted down by Firestar.







The robot Hulk possessed superhuman strength, enough to destroy a limo barehanded.








The Honey Dove robot appeared resistant to extreme cold.







--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Spidey Goes Hollywood"

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Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Spidey Goes Hollywood" (Mysterio-main image, Stan Blockbuster, Incredible Hulk robot, Lance Macho & Honey Dove robots (both as the actors & their true robot forms), Lance Macho & Honey Dove)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Pied Piper of New York Town" (Mysterio headshot & illusions)


Appearances:
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Pied Piper of New York Town" (October 24, 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)
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Spidey Goes Hollywood" (November 7, 1981) - Christy Marx (writer), Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Tom Tholen, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bob Foster (layouts), Jan Green, Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Schaffer, Don Shepard, Hank Tucker, Warren Tufts (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Arthur Vitello (animation directors)


Last updated: 12/06/17

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