The Abomination possesses vast superhuman strength, stamina and durability. The gamma radiation that mutated the Abomination’s body fortified his cellular structure and added, over 800 pounds of bone marrow and tissue to his body. Unlike the Hulk’s, the Abomination’s transformation has proved stable; he cannot change back and forth between his human state and his superhuman state.
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The leader of the secret criminal organization HYDRA and Captain America’s arch-enemy, the Red Skull stole a suit of Iron Man armor and became the armored villain known as the Iron Skull. With his already enhanced strength increased by the armor’s weapons and technology, he is a formidable foe to the Avengers and the entire world.
Simon Williams was found guilty of embezzlement and facing a prison sentence when Amora the Enchantress paid his bail and ensorcelled the authorities. Baron Heinrich Zemo had read of Williams case and, intrigued by the newspapers’ assertion that he blamed Anthony Stark for his downfall, dispatched the Enchantress to recruit Williams for the Masters of Evil. (Zemo believed Stark to be the employer of his enemy Iron Man; in fact, Stark was himself secretly Iron Man.). Disoriented by the upheavals in his life, Simon Williams agreed to accompany the Enchantress to Zemo’s South American base.
Williams agreed to become a test subject for Zemo’s “ionic ray” treatment, a process that would endow him with superhuman strength and durability. After undergoing the arduous chemical and radiation treatments, Williams emerged with the attributes he was promised. Zemo then gave him a costume, dubbed him Wonder Man, and outlined his plan to use him to defeat his foes the Avengers.
Edward Lavell aka the Eel has been a member of New Enforcers, Masters of Evil and the Serpent Squad. As the new Eel, Lavell first ran afoul of Power Man and Iron Fist when he attempted to free the Maggia boss known as Hammerhead from police captivity. Later, he was hired by the criminal Nightshade and assisted her in her attempt to rob the people attending a New York City society event. This time the Eel was defeated by Iron Fist and the former criminals Stiletto and Discus, whom Nightshade had tried to force to help her.
Chosen by Merlyn, Brian Braddock became Captain Britain: protector of Great Britain and the Omniverse. He is a founding member and leader of Excalibur, twin brother of the X-Men Psylocke, an agent of MI:13, and is currently serving as a member of the Captain Britain Corps.
As a soldier in World War II, Captain America fought for the safety and honor of his nation. Now, as the leader of the Avengers, he fights to protect the entire world. Villains great and small wield earth-shattering power without hesitation. Only the original super soldier and his team of mighty Avengers stand between those ruthless forces.
Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch is a native of the Eastern European country of Sokovia who grew with her twin brother, Pietro. In an effort to help purge their country of strife, the twins agreed to undergo experiments with the Scepter under the supervision of Wolfgang von Strucker’s HYDRA cell, and achieved superpowers as a result, with Wanda attaining various telekinetic, telepathic and energy manipulating abilities.
Flash Thompson is a lot of things. Soldier. Veteran. Doubleamputee. Host to a powerful alien symbiote. Now, apart from the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Flash has also been tasked with being an intergalactic ambassador of Earth and an Agent of the Cosmos. What does that mean? It means Flash Thompson will be what he’s always wanted to be: A Big. Damn. Hero. It’s high adventure in deep space as Venom swashbuckles his way across the universe!
In the Earth-616 Marvel Universe, the Hobgoblin mantle has been passed to many individuals, though former fashion designer Roderick Kingsley is the original, longest running and possibly best-known Hobgoblin.
Other characters who used the Hobgoblin identity in the main Marvel Universe during Roderick’s numerous bouts of retirement include:
- Arnold “Lefty” Donovan, a small-time thug working for Roderick who had a very short, and fatal, tenure as the second Hobgoblin.
- Edward “Ned” Leeds, a Daily Bugle reporter who was brainwashed by Roderick to act as the third Hobgoblin and later killed.
- Jason Macendale, Jr., a mercenary who started his criminal career as the original Jack O’Lantern; he took on the mantle after Leeds’ death, but was later killed by Roderick.
- An unnamed man in a new Hobgoblin costume that attacked during the Secret War but failed to be victorious and was captured.
- Daniel Kingsley, Roderick’s twin-brother who took his place with the original costume.
- Phillip “Phil” Urich, a mentally unstable hero-turned-villain who slaughtered Daniel Kingsley and operated as the Hobgoblin until he became the Goblin Knight and later the Goblin King.
The daughter of Tonya, Peter Parker’s youngest daughter, and Hawkeye, Ashley Barton didn’t like the way the Kingpin was running Hammer Falls, so she formed a team of super-heroes with her friends and attempted to take control of his territory. Ashley decapitated the Kingpin killing him with a shotgun handle and took over his territory for her own.