31 March 2007

The Many Foes of Spider-Man - The Spot

I spy with my little eye - a dalmation. No wait! I spot The Spot.

As a scientist working for the Kingpin, Dr. Jonathan Ohnn was assigned to reproduce the radiation levels of the superhero Cloak to find a way to artificially mimic his powers. While working late one night, he succeeded, creating a solid black circular portal. In doing so, however, the drain on the city's power became so great, a blackout washed over the city, causing the portal to shimmer and destabilize. Fearful of losing a once in a lifetime opportunity, Ohnn stepped into it; the shock of the transition caused him to pass out.

He awoke floating weightlessly in a dimension which he initially assumed was Cloak's dark dimension. He soon realized however that the power shortage caused the portal to send him to a different dimension, a place of half darkness and half light. A seemingly infinite number of portals surrounded him in this place. Making swimming motions, he managed to find the original portal that brought him there and slipped back through it.

When Ohnn emerged back into his lab, his body had undergone a radical transformation. The portals from the other dimension had adhered to his skin, covering him with black spots from head to toe. Realizing the spots were portable space warps, he started to think he might be able to use them to defeat anyone in battle. When Spider-Man and the Black Cat arrived to confront the Kingpin, he appeared before them and announced himself as the Spot. Spider-Man collapsed on the roof, laughing at the name. The Spot ended up winning that first confrontation and warned the heroes to leave the Kingpin alone. He later lost a second battle against Spider-Man because he was tricked into throwing too many of his spots as weapons and not keeping enough to defend himself with.

Later, the Spot formed a short-lived team with Gibbon, Grizzly, and Kangaroo II called the Spider-Man Revenge Squad, which was better known as the Legion of Losers. This team fell apart when Spider-Man carted the Spot and the Kangaroo to jail for bank robbery.

Villain Profiles:

the Beetle
Black Cat
Boomerang
Calypso
Carnage
the Chameleon
Demogoblin
Doctor Octopus
Doppelganger
Electro
the Green Goblin
Hammerhead
Hobgoblin
Hydro-Man
J. Jonah Jameson
Jack O' Lantern
Jackal
Kangaroo
the Kingpin
Kraven the Hunter
the Lizard
Man-Wolf
Morbius
Morlun
Mysterio
Puma
Rhino
Sandman
Scorpion
Shocker
Silvermane
The Sinister Six
Spider Slayers
The Spot

Spider-Man 3 debuts in 34 days!

5 comments:

j said...

How exactly do the spots work as weapons and denfense?

Also did he keep his last name, so that he could be Spot Ohnn?

Chip Chief said...

i guess bc he can hide in them or punch through them. Maybe he didnt have enough spots to divert spidey's web attacks.

Phantom said...

Are you leaving 'Venom' til last..?

Chip Chief said...

I sorta am. Mostly I am going alphabetically, and then Venom just happened to be near the end of the alphabet.

Phantom said...

LOL! Ok, just checking.
I thought with Spidey 3 being right around the corner, you might be doing the V-man sooner rather than later.