Mister Negative
Mister Negative
Personal Info:
Real Name: Martin Li
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Fujian province, China
First Appearance: Free Comic Book Day (2007) Spider-man 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Leader of Inner Demons and other criminals
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Dan Slott, Steve McNiven and Phil Jimenez
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Enhanced Abilities: Mister Negative. has some degree of superhuman strength, agility and endurance.
Energy Manipulation: Mister Negative can control a type of black electrical energy, he can use it to charge up knives and swords with black electrical energy, he can also corrupt people he touches in the same manner, bringing them under his control. A corrupted person's clothes change their colours to their photographic negatives.
Healing: Mr. Negative's alternate Martin Li persona seems to have the power to heal others.
Martin Li is an illegal Chinese immigrant from the Fujian province who attempted to travel to America to be with his wife. However, his mode of transportation, the Golden Mountain, was a slave ship operated by the Snakehead gang as a way to sell Fuijan captives as overseas slaves in Kenya. During a storm, the ship's crew evacuated, leaving the captives alone to make a break for the New York shores. Li was the only survivor and spent the following years building a large fortune and dedicating himself to helping those less fortunate.
However, this story is later revealed to be somewhat false, though only the Mr. Negative persona appears aware of it. It is revealed that Mister Negative was actually one of the crew member of the Golden Snake and when the ship nearly crashed onto the New York shores, he stole the identity of one of the deceased Fujian slaves, the real Martin Li, who was heading to America for the aforementioned reasons. This gang member was eventually captured by the Maggia Don Silvermane and experimented on with a synthetic drug created by Maggia chemist Simon Marshall that could be more potent than heroin. He escaped with the help of two other experimental inmates and was soon transformed into two men, the kind-hearted Martin Li and the villainous Mister Negative.