Real Name: Jonathan Ohnn
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Using his space warps, the Spot can instantly move himself or any part of his body from one area to another over a theoretically unlimited distance via another dimension nicknamed "Spotworld."
The Spot can control and manipulate the warps to almost any degree he wishes. He can expand or shrink them to any size, or he can join together multiple spots to form one larger warp. The spots are unaffected by gravity and can be placed against a surface or left suspended in mid-air. He can also designate which spots will lead to the spot dimension from those that will instantly lead to another location in this dimension. He can create new spots, or close them entirely by retreating into his dimension and pulling the warp in behind him (making a quiet "poit" sound).
By concentrating, he can also revert to his human appearance. When doing this, the spots merge to form one large black void in his chest, though this is easily covered with a shirt.
His preferred method of attack is to surround his opponent with numerous spots, allowing him to punch or kick them from unexpected angles across great distances. This proved very effective against Spider-Man as his spider-sense was unable to detect incoming attacks from another dimension, effectively negating this ability. The same phenomenon was true when Spot flung Spider-Man through a warp and he reappeared in this dimension too close to a wall to dodge. He can also move the spots on his body to protect himself from physical attack by positioning one in the path of a punch or kick, causing the attack to pass harmlessly through a warp.
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. 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.
Sometime later, the Spot was captured by organization Gideon Trust and was forced to open a portal to the Negative Zone. The Gideon Trust hoped to investigate and exploit the natural resources of the Zone for their own purposes, but were defeated by the Fantastic Four who were trapped there.
The Spot also appeared in the Spider-Man's Tangled Web series, in which he helped Tombstone escape from a maximum security prison. As thanks, Tombstone snapped his neck. However, the Tangled Web series is considered to exist outside of the normal Spider-Man continuity, making it possible for him to appear in future Earth-616 titles.
He recently appeared in issue 26 of Wolverine during Mark Millar's run, he was killed by Elektra and a group of Hand ninjas during a meeting with Slyde, 'The Teflon coated man', in a plot teaming Hydra, The Hand and the mutant group 'Dawn of the White Light' to end all life on earth. He was resurrected by The Hand and joined an assault on the S.H.I.E.L.D hellicarrier which resulted in its destruction. He was killed by Wolverine as were most of the super-villains and heroes The Hand were using in the attack, although having died once before, his death remains questionable.
Surviving yet another "death", The Spot returned in one-shot Civil War: War Crimes, recruited as part of Hammerhead's supervillain army. However, as Iron Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. forces attacked their forces, it is unknown if The Spot is currently incaracerated with other villains, somehow escaped, or amongst the casualties of the raid.
Made an appearance also in the Spider-man Animated Series from the 90's.
First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #97
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#10 Civil War: War Crimes (2007)
- 'Shadowoman to Tara'
#1 Daredevil (2011)
- 'Civil War: War Crimes'
Dark Reign: Mister Negative (2009)
#1 Fantastic Four (1998)
- 'The Last Stand of Mr. Negative'#2
- 'Battle for Chinatown'#3
- 'Negative Reinforcement'
#38 Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man) (2007)
- 'Flesh and Stone'#40
- 'Into the Breach'#44
Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
#1 Marvel Apes (2008)
- 'Heroic Age Villains'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
#16 Super-Villain Team-Up / MODOK's 11 (2007)
- 'Heartbreaker, Part 1'#17
- 'Heartbreaker, Part 2'
#1 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Mistaken for Happiness, or: "The Team"'#2
- 'Prevenge, or: "The Plan"'#3
- 'Where the Money Is, or: "The Job"'#5
- 'How Not To Be Good, or "The Payoff"'
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
#97 Wolverine (2003)
- 'True Confessions!'#99
- 'Spider on the Spot!'#100
- 'Kravinov's Revenge!'#246
- 'The Legion of Losers!'
- 'Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part 1 of 6'#27
- 'Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part 2 of 6'
Spider-Man Revenge Squad (Marvel)
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