FATBAT

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-96201) human mutate (presumably - see comments)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Possibly Spider-Man (see comments)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: A concept sketch first published in ToyFare Spring Special (April, 1997) (see comments)

Powers/Abilities: Fatbat has a humanoid, bat-like appearance, complete with leathery wings presumably capable of flight. He also possesses some degree of superhuman durability, able to survive being stabbed without any real injury.

He carries a small baton.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'7")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 450 lbs.)
Eyes: Red (see comments)
Hair: Unrevealed

History:
(ToyFare Spring Special - "Singular Sensation" article) - Due to unrevealed circumstances, the Kingpin and Morbius were merged into a single being dubbed Fatbat.

Comments: Created by Pablo Raimondi.

   The character of Fatbat was created as an action figure prototype sketch by Pablo Raimondi for Toy Biz's Spider-Man: Arachniphobia toy line. The concept sketch appears to be dated 06/26/1995 but was not seen until it was published in an article in the ToyFare Spring Special (April, 1997). Unfortunately, since the action figure was never made, we don't have a card or box with flavor text to give much more of a background (like an origin), only that he was an amalgamation of Kingpin and Morbius.

    It is likely that Fatbat exists in the same reality as the other Arachniphobia mashup characters, Earth-96201. While we did not have confirmation in the article, Fatbat is likely some sort of human mutate, much like the other mashup characters created for the toy line.

    While Fatbat's hair color was impossible to determine due to the black and white concept art, there are notes on the art that appear to state that Fatbat has red eyes (although, honestly, it looks more like it says "Rad" rather than "Red").

    The concept art shows Spider-Man standing behind Fatbat, suggesting that Fatbat has some sort of affiliation with Spider-Man. While what affiliation exactly is unclear, it seems likely that they would be enemies. Also, if they were affiliated, it would have to be prior to Spider-Man's own mashup transformation into the Man-Lizard.

    Oh, and for the record, Vampider, a figure that WAS released in the Arachniphobia toy line, was a mashup of Venom & Morbius sort of. While this character, Fatbat, appears to be an amalgamation of Kingpin and the actual Morbius, Vampider's mashup occurred because Morbius bit Venom and a reaction with the Venom symbiote transformed Venom into Vampider without any change whatsoever to Morbius.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Fatbat
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
ToyFare Spring Special, p31, article supplement image (Fatbat, main image)

Appearances:
ToyFare Spring Special (April, 1997) - "Singular Sensation" article - Rob Allstetter (writer), Pablo Raimondi (Fatbat concept art), Scott Beatty (editor)


First posted01/29/2023
Last updated: 01/29/2023

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:
http://www.marvel.com

Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Characters