Will O' The Wisp
Will O' The Wisp
Personal Info:
Real Name: Jackson Arvad
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 167
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Exterminators; formerly the Outlaws
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Len Wein and Ross Andru
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Density Control (Self): Will O’ The Wisp has the ability to control the electro-magnetic particles that make up his body, and can make part, or all, of his body intangible or rock hard. In addition to this he also has super strength which, at his max density enables him to lift nearly 12 tons. At his lowest density’s he is able to fly at great speeds.
Hypnotism: Will O’ The Wisp can mesmerize people for a short period of time.
Jackson Arvad was the chief scientist for electromagnetic research at the Brand Corporation until a laboratory accident shattered the "magno-chamber" in whose vicinity Arvad was working. The disaster thrust Arvad's body into the magno-chamber's electromagnetic field. This caused the molecules of Arvad's body to gradually disperse, and he was left there to die by his superior, James Melvin. However, Arvad did not die and he soon discovered that he possessed a certain degree of mental control over his body's molecules. Each time he relaxed control over his molecular structure, it became more difficult for him to resume a solid state. Fearing that his body's molecules would drift apart and he would be unable to reintegrate them, he contacted criminal scientist Dr. Jonah Harrow. Pretending to help him, Harrow implanted a tiny receptor in Arvad’s skull so that he could disrupt the Wisp's mental control over his molecules. Harrow then forced the Will-O'-The-Wisp to carry out certain criminal activities to advance Harrow's plans.