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Your Top Marvel Villains part 10

Written by BubbaKanoosh on Monday, January 05 2009 and posted in Features

1marvelvillainslogo.jpgWe have another Green character in this batch of baddies, which supports my Green = Evil theory. Enjoy.



144. Stiltman (17 points)

stiltman.jpgThis is one of those characters I could’ve sworn would be in the One Point Club, in fact many of you did as well. Actually, 17 of you did. All the points he received were one point votes. It goes to show even D-listers have their fans.

A scientist employed by Kaxton Industries, Wilbur Day was dissatisfied with his job and stole the designs for a new type of hydraulic ram. Creating a pair of telescoping stilts and an articulated armor, Day embarked upon a criminal career as the Stilt-Man.

Wilbur had many battles with some of the Marvel Universes greatest heroes, including Daredevil, Spider-Man, Captain America, and even Thor. Although he met defeat in all of these battles, he never stopped his crimes. When it was believed that the Kingpin had died, his wife, Vanessa Fisk, offered Wilbur a portion of her husband's wealth and power. When Wilbur's position was challenged by Owl, Wilbur decided that he had had enough of his criminal career, and went to confess all of his wrongdoings to Matt Murdock. Matt denied everything he was told, truly believing that Wilbur had reformed, and let Wilbur go free. Wilbur turned in his suit and went on to live a normal, villain-free life.

Day later returned to the suit, becoming a wannabe crime fighter. He used a new and improved suit courtesy of Phineas Mason aka The Tinkerer. One of his busts came in conflict with The Punisher, who promptly blew him off his legs with an RPG and a bullet to the face at point blank range. He was last seen at his wake, which was attended by many of his super villain friends.


143. Fixer (17 points)

A child prodigy, Paul Efixer.pngstersol became bored with the slow pace of the education system and eventually found the only thing that challenged him was committing elaborate technologically-assisted crimes as the Fixer. He frequently teamed with the mentally powerful criminal Mentallo and the criminal spy organization HYDRA against the law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers.

Eventually he would join with Baron Zemo's Thunderbolts as Techno.

When the other members mutinied, he escaped with Zemo. He returned to the Thunderbolts disguised as a technician known as Ogre, who was guarding a mutant known as Humus Sapien inside the Mount Charteris, Colorado hideaway. Estersol incapacitated and hid Ogre in stasis. His return was revealed to be a robotic imitation possessing his memories and apparently unaware that it was not truly Estersol.

When the Thunderbolts were taken over by the law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D., Estersol resurfaced as a parolee forced to join once again as the Fixer.


142. Harry Osborn/Green Goblin (18 points)

normangobling.jpgHarry Osborn enrolled in Empire State University with his friend Gwen Stacy. They rapidly became friends with Flash Thompson. Flash was a star football player and tried to introduce Peter Parker to Gwen and Harry. Peter was worried about his Aunt May being poisoned by his radioactive blood at the time and so didn’t respond to Flash's attempt at introductions very well. Gwen, Harry and Flash didn’t appreciate Peter's seemingly "snobbish" attitude towards them at the time.

Everything in Harry's life seemed great. He had good friends, and a gorgeous girlfriend (Mary Jane). But then MJ dumped him and his father started putting intense pressure on him by laying all of his hopes on Harry. As a consequence of all this, Harry fell on drugs. Harry went to Detox, which healed him physically but left him still psychologically weak.

After the death of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn and see way up the list) during a battle against Spider-Man and the discovery of the real identity of Spider-Man, Harry Osborn became totally mad. He decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and become the new Green Goblin. He was defeated by Spider-Man and Harry ended up in a psychiatric hospital.

With the help of Simon Cowell, Harry would regain his previous life. He met Liz Allen and she became his girlfriend. Harry proposed to her and Liz accepted. Harry and Liz had a child together, Norman Osborn Jr.

When Hobgoblin (see up the list) tried to obtain the Green Goblin formula from Harry, Harry decided to again wear the costume of Green Goblin in order to protect his family. But Harry fell into madness and began to attack Spider-Man. During a battle, Harry launched a bomb inside the Osborn Foundation where Norman Osborn Jr. and Spider-Man were. Realizing what he had done, Harry regained his sanity and saved everyone. Harry collapsed dead, poisoned by the Green Goblin formula.

With the Spider-Man: Brand New Day storyline/reboot, Harry Osborn is alive and well and, as of yet, has not returned to being Green Goblin.


141. The Lizard (18 points)

Curt Connors showed signs of genius as a child, alizard.jpgnd he was. He was the smartest kid around his hometown of Coral Gables, Florida. He was a gifted surgeon, and got an M.D. However, this was at the time the U.S was caught in Vietnam in a war. Good man that he was, Dr. Curt Connors left to become an Army surgeon. Connors performed emergency battlefield surgery on wounded GIs, but his right arm was injured in a blast and had to be amputated. After getting home, he became obsessed (that's how all super villains start, obsession) with limb regeneration and tried to create a serum to help people re-grow limbs.

To this end, he studied the regenerative nature of reptiles and amphibians. He developed a radically advanced form of therapy, which could reproduce these regenerative abilities in humans and began to use this therapy in experiments. He even successfully re-grew a limb of a rabbit within a single hour. Despite the warnings of his wife, Martha Connors, Connors drank the serum. He did re-grow the arm, but it had a grotesque side effect-it contaminated his body and turned him into a bipedal sapient reptilian humanoid-the Lizard.



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