URI GELLER

Real Name: Uri Geller

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Mentalist, stage performer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Lt. Bert Rose, Blake Tower

Enemies: Esper-Ts, Mind-Wave

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile;
formerly Israel

First Appearance: Daredevil I#133 (May, 1976)

Powers/Abilities: After being granted mysterious psychic powers by a silver light, Uri Geller found himself able to bend metal, move objects, read minds and fix watches.

Height: 6'
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (Daredevil I#133 (fb)) – When he was three, young Uri Geller was near his home in Israel when he saw a silver light in the sky that lifted him in the air and knocked him unconscious. When he awoke, he realized he had psychic powers.

(Daredevil I#133 (fb) – BTS) – Geller underwent a series of tests that proved his powers were real.

(Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 5: Marvel Knights - Daredevil Appendix section - BTS) - Geller used his powers to become a famous mentalist.

(Daredevil I#133 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, he faced the villain Mind-Wave. Hearing Mind-Wave was in America, Geller traveled to New York City and met district attorney Blake Tower.

(Daredevil I#133) – Tower introduced Geller to the hero Daredevil and Geller demonstrated his powers and shared his origin story. Geller sensed Mind-Wave's newest crime at the diamond exchange. As Daredevil rushed ahead, Geller took a cab to catch up. Upon arriving, he battled Mind-Wave with his telepathic powers, all while keeping his own thoughts shielded, then he freed Daredevil from a trap. As Daredevil fought Mind-Wave's team, the Esper-Ts, Geller used his powers to break Mind-Wave's gun. Mind-Wave leapt on Geller, who bent a pipe to protect Daredevil, then manipulated metal bars to trap Mind-Wave. Geller refused Mind-Wave's invitation to join him in committing crimes. Finally, Geller helped Daredevil destroy Mind-Wave's Think-Tank. When Lt. Bert Rose arrived to clean up the mess and yelled at them, Geller urged Daredevil not to use violence against the surly officer.

Comments: Adapted into Marvel Comics by Marv Wolfman, Bob Brown and Jim Mooney.

Uri Geller is an actual historical figure. Born in 1946, he built his career, in both stage and television performances, as well as writing books, around the idea that he had super powers given to him by aliens. He's been around for over four decades and has appeared in a number of reality shows in the last few decades. At the time of this writing, he is in his early 70s. Sometimes a controversial figure who has been involved in lawsuits, Geller is (or has been) a multi-millionaire and is world famous (Michael Jackson was his best man at his wedding).

To learn more: Uri Geller's Wikipedia page and Uri Geller's own website.

On the Bullpen page in Daredevil I#133, Marv Wolfman shares the story of meeting Uri Geller after Stan Lee had recommended using him in a comic book. He tells how he grew to believe in Geller's powers after Geller used his mind to bend a key and after Geller sort of duplicated a drawing Wolfman had done by drawing a cat.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Uri Geller should not be confused with:


images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#133, p8, pan2 (bending pipe, main image)
Daredevil I#133, p15, pan3 (glowing eyes)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#133 (May, 1976) – Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker)
Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 5: Marvel Knights (2004) - "Daredevil A to Z" section - Kuljit Mithra (writer), Michael Roscoe (contributing writer), Jeff Youngquist (editor)


First Posted: 11/07/2018
Last updated: 11/07/2018

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