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Your Top Marvel Villains part 27

Written by BubbaKanoosh on Wednesday, January 14 2009 and posted in Features
1marvelvillainslogo.jpgWe have some a few relatively new characters showing up that people seem to have forgotten to bitch about, maybe these newbies are ok beating established characters? Who knows. Speaking of established characters, we have a few of those too in this group. Two of each, new and old.


86. Ezekiel Stane (38 points)

ezekialstane.jpg"No matter how high tech or evolved, even with Extremis, the Iron Man armor is still a guy in a suit, if you get between the man and the suit you can undo it. So Stane doesn’t need a suit. That’s the difference. That’s what we start to see, the future of Iron Man is that there’s no gap between iron and man. It’s one being and Stane is quite literally evolving himself and people who pay him as we see in the book’s opening."

"Zeke is a post-national business man and kind of an open source ideological terrorist, he has absolutely no loyalty to any sort of law, creed, or credo. He doesn’t want to beat Tony Stark, he wants to make him obsolete. Windows wants to be on every computer desktop in the world, but Linux and Stane want to destroy the desktop. He’s the open source to Stark’s closed source oppressiveness. He has no headquarters, no base, and no bank account. He’s a true ghost in the machine; completely off the grid, flexible, and mobile. That absolutely flies in the face of Tony’s received business wisdom and in the way business is done. There are banks and lawyers and you have facilities and testing. Stane is a much more different animal. He’s a much smarter, more mobile and much quicker to respond and evolved futurist."

Yeah, those two quotes about Zeke I stole from Fraction, I really couldn't find much info on this guy and I said what the hell. Good space filler I think, yes?

Ezekiel is late son of Obadiah Stane, also known as Iron Monger.

He shares similarities with Tony Stark/Iron Man, but he is younger, more intelligent and much more ruthless. He also completely abandoned the idea of using armor as a source of special powers, instead he uses his special technology called bio-upgrades. He is upgrading the human body itself. Thanks to this he poses special powers without need of armor.

He also wants revenge for the death of his father.

He was able to upgrade his own biology. He can fire energy blasts from his fingers. Fast regeneration (capable to survive a fall from a building).


85. The Pride (38 points)

thepride.jpgThe Pride was a group gathered together by an ancient group called the Gibborim. Once the Gibborim achieved their goal, the six members of the Pride that served them the best, would get to rule over the paradise that Earth was suppose to become. For the remaining six members, they would perish along with the rest of the human race.

The Gibborim had given the Pride wealth and power over the entire "City Of Angels" for 25 years. Each year, the Pride would gather at the Wilder residence, seemingly for an annual charity fundraiser. But in reality they were performing the "Rite of Blood". A ritual sacrifice of an innocent victim. The victim's spirit would then be fed to the Gibborim for the "Rite of Thunder".

During the time Janet Stein was pregnant, the Pride decided it was best to end their struggles with one another, and instead each couple would ensure that their child would have one of the six places in the coming paradise.

In later years during one of their "annual charity fundraisers", their children discovered the truth about their parents and just what exactly they've been doing all these years. Soon later after their children ran away; to discover more of the origins of their parents and their own powers, the Pride was defeated by their children, the Runaways, who caused the Gibborim to destroy their parents in a huge explosion.

Their children later each ran away from the orphanages they were in, and decided to stick together. After realizing with their parents gone, there was no one to keep the peace in L.A. they began to fight the crime that was now building in the city.


84. Mr. Fear (39 points)

A sculptor at a wax mrfear.jpgmuseum and amateur scientist who suffered from delusions of grander, Zoltan Drago attempted to create a chemical compound to bring his wax figures to life forming an army of slaves. Failing in his first goal, Drago inadvertently created a compound, which instilled fear in those who came into contact with it. Creating a way to administer his fear gas and fashioning a frightening costume, Drago became the menacing Mr. Fear.

After Drago was captured by Daredevil, imprisoned and served his sentences, he was force at gunpoint by Samuel "Starr" Saxon to reveal the location of his Mr. Fear equipment before shooting him dead. Saxon's short career as Mr. Fear ended in him plunging to his death from his airship. Unknown to Saxon at the time of his murder of Drago, the incident was overheard by Larry Cranston, a one-time law school classmate of Matt Murdock who suspected his identity as Daredevil. Using his skills as a lawyer, Cranston obtained a court order, under the guise of a Saxon' relative, to get custody of the Mr. Fear equipment. Cranston plotted for years until he eventually struck at Murdock and Daredevil as Mr. Fear - a plot which also lead to his death.

After Cranston's demise his nephew Alan Fagan obtained the criminal's equipment to initiate his plot as the latest Mr. Fear.


83. Scorpion (39 points) scorpion.jpg

This is the first appearance of ol' Mac on the list. He appears in later on in his current shtick as Venom as well. But we will get into that later, lets just talk about this JJJ obsessed freak. MacDonald Gargan was a private investigator hired by Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson to discover how freelance photographer Peter Parker acquired his pictures of Spider-Man. While Gargan was on the case Jameson read a press release about Dr. Farley Stillwell, who had developed a means to endow animals with various uncharacteristic features. Jameson arranged and financed for Stillwell to develop a way to give a person superhuman abilities that could defeat Spider-Man- offering Gargan money to undergo the process.

Stillwell subjected Gargan to a battery of chemical and radiological treatments, which empowered him with superhuman strength. Equipped with a special cybernetic costume Gargan battled Spider-Man.

Dr. Stillwell began to notice that many of his test animals began to become violently psychotic. Stillwell conclude that Gargan would eventually lose his ability to determine right from wrong - and the scientist worked on an antidote, but he perished attempting to administer the serum.

Tragically Gargan became more and more psychotic and vowed revenge upon Spider-Man for his defeat and Jameson for his mental condition as the deadly Scorpion.



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