SIMON THE EVIL SWAMI

Real Name: Simon Sesgood

Identity/Class: Unrevealed (see comments)

Occupation: Prisoner; former criminal cult leader

Group Membership: None; formerly led a cult

Affiliations: Big Wheel (Jackson Wheele), Chairman, Demolition Derby, Elektro, Fly, Home Wrecker, Hotshot, Human Computer, Hypno-Hustler, June Jitsui, Larcenous Lil, Legal Eagle, Photo Man, Printout Man

Enemies: Mary Jane Watson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: S-Wing, unnamed prison in New York state, USA

First Appearance: Hostess Pie Advertisement: "Spider-Man! in Will Power" from comics in April, 1977, such as Pink Panther#42

Powers/Abilities: He possessed the mental ability to hypnotize individuals and large groups of people but it is unclear if it was via magic, an innate power or due to a technological device. He claimed to have once used an unknown power or device able to create a man-sized anti-matter bubble.

Height: Unrevealed (6'; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (190 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Bald with black facial hair

History:
(Spider-Man! in Will Power) - Simon's origin is largely unknown. He encountered Spider-Man after his enslaved followers attempted to kidnap Mary Jane Watson while the two were on vacation in a small town. Spider-Man intervened and using the power of Hostess fruit pies was able to save her and break Simon's spell over the mentally enslaved townsfolk.

(Fin Fang Four Return!#1/5) - He was arrested and later showed up as part of a group of obscure Spider-Man villains in the S-Wing of an unknown prison located somewhere in New York. While playing cards with fellow inmate Demolition Derby, he rambled on about how he once trapped Spider-Man inside an anti-matter bubble. When the robot Elektro attempted to break out, he participated in an attempted mass escape only to be stopped by prison guards using sedation foam putting them to sleep before they even made it to the doors.

Comments: Created by unidentified writer & artist.

In his first appearance he had normal ears while in his Fin Fang Four Returns! appearance his ears were elf-like and pointy. So, what was he, a normal human, mutant, mutate or a quasi-mystic?

I wonder since most of Spider-Man's Hostess villains were imprisoned in the S-Wing of an unknown prison, are there also other prison sections Such as D-Wing for Daredevil and H-Wing for Hulk foes, etc., etc.?

His real name was revealed in Elektro's profile in OHotMU A-Z Update 2010#2.

Profile by AvatarWarlord.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Simon the Evil Swami has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Fin Fang Four Return!#1/5 page3, pan1 (main, in S-Wing)
Spider-Man! in Will Power, pan5 (original appearance)
Spider-Man! in Will Power, pan4 (with followers)


Appearances:
Hostess Pie Advertisement: Spider-Man! in Will Power (April, 1977)
Fin Fang Four Return!#1/5 (July, 2009) - Scott Gray (writer), Roger Langridge (artist), John Barber (editor)


First Posted: 08/20/2021
Last updated: 08/20/2021

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