SALMON STUNT MAN
Real Name: Donald Dryans
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Katz N. Berger,
unidentified assistant director
Enemies: Deadpool (Wade Wilson),
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Hollywood, California
First Appearance: Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 (August,
Powers/Abilities: The Salmon Stunt Man has energy
blasters built into his suit's wrists and carries razor-sharp throwing
discs; he also rides a flying platform. He is in excellent physical
shape, and is a skilled combatant and inventor.
Height: 6'2" (approximate)
Weight: 190 lbs. (approximate)
Hair: Dark brown
History: (Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 (fb) ) - Movie star Donald Dryans was cast in the lead role of the Deadpool film. Worried that the real Deadpool would ruin his serious movie by insisting on having stupid jokes in the script, Dryans adopted the role of the Salmon Stunt Man to lure him to the set to kill him.
(Spider-Man/Deadpool#6) - Flying over New York City on
his glider, the Stunt Man attracted Deadpool's attention; he told him
about the Deadpool movie, and asked him to join him in performing stunts
for the movie. Deadpool agreed, and brought Spider-Man along to help.
Later, on the set, Dryans read the latest script revisions; angry that
his nude scenes had been cut, he threw a rock into producer Katz N.
Berger's trailer, hitting Berger in the head. He met Spider-Man and
Deadpool, then stormed off. Later, as the Salmon Stunt Man, he met
Deadpool in preparation for their staged fight. After insisting that
Deadpool surrender his weapons to the assistant director (who was
secretly working for the Stunt Man), he blasted Deadpool with his
blasters. Spider-Man leapt to Deadpool's aid, giving the mercenary time
to steal his weapons back and destroy one of the stunt-man's
wrist-blasters. Their battle raged through the studio, through the set
of a Daredevil movie, to a cop show, to a zombie show, to a talk show,
and finally to a dinosaur movie, where Deadpool persuaded the effects
technicians to use an animatronic Tyrannosaurus to trap the Stunt Man in
its jaws. Spider-Man unmaked the helpless villain, revealing him to be
Donald Dryans. He explained his plan, and was taken away by security.
Comments: Created by Scott Aukerman, Reilly Brown,
Rick Magyar, Le Beau Underwood, and Scott Hanna.
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 is a take-off on Amazing Spider-Man
I#14, in which the Green Goblin lures Spider-Man to a movie set to kill
him; the Salmon Stunt Man, of course, is a take-off on the Goblin.
Spider-Man even mentions this at the end of the story. It's pretty
"Donald Dryans" is a play on real-life Deadpool thespian and fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
The Salmon Stunt Man has no known connections to:
Katz N. Berger
(Spider-Man/Deadpool#6) - Producer of the Deadpool movie, Katz N. Berger was in a
meeting with his screenwriters until Deadpool and Spider-Man arrived on
set. Berger kicked his writers out and warmly greeted the super heroes
until he was hit by a rock, which turned out to have been thrown by his
dissatisfied star, Donald Dryans. Berger agreed to reinstate his nude
scenes to placate him. Later, he found the studio had been trashed and
Dryans had been arrested, and angrily confronted Spider-Man and
Deadpool. Spider-Man suggested that he produce a movie more in tune with
the Deadpool fans loved - and to replace Dryans with Ryan Reynolds.
Inspired, Berger scrapped the Deadpool movie and instead produced Nighthawk
v. Hyperion: Yawn of Boredom.
(Spider-Man/Deadpool#6) - Secretly working for homicidal star Donald
Dryans, an assistant director on the set of the Deadpool movie took
Deadpool's weapons from him before filming a fight scene with the Salmon
Stunt Man (a disguised Dryans), so that Dryans could murder him. When
the Stunt Man revealed his true intentions, Deadpool chased the AD down,
who admitted her role in the plot and handed over the weapons.
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p10, pan4 (main image)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p18, pan3 (unmasked)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p19, pan5 (Berger)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p14, pan4 (assistant director)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 (August, 2016) - Scott Aukerman (writer), Reilly Brown (pencils), Rick Magyar, Le Beau Underwood, & Scott Hanna (inkers), Nick Lowe & Jordan White (editors)
Last updated: 01/13/17
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