Miracle Man
Miracle Man
Personal Info:
Real Name: Joshua Ayers
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: New York
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1 3
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: The Fantastic Four
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
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Hypnotic Control: The Miracle Man possesses superhuman hypnotic powers which enable him to influence the minds of large masses of people simultaneously. Apparently, he can telepathically plant his hypnotic illusions in the minds of his victims, so they will "see" the illusions without being told what to see. The Miracle Man's hypnotic powers even work over television. The Miracle Man cannot use his hypnotic powers without making eye contact with his victims either in person or over television; hence he cannot use his hypnotic powers if he is blinded.
Reality Manipulation: For a time, the Miracle Man possessed vast psionic abilities to manipulate matter and energy that were taught to him by the spirits of the Cheemuzwa elders. With these powers, the Miracle Man could rearrange matter, project energy blasts, and increase his own strength to superhuman levels. He could not create living beings, although he could create androids with these powers. Apparently the frequent large-scale use of these powers had adverse effects on the world's nuclear stockpiles, which have since been reversed. All of the effects that the Miracle Man caused with these powers were undone when he lost consciousness.
The Miracle Man began his career as a cheap stage magician. He wasn't very good but he discovered he was subconsciously hypnotizing his audience into “seeing" him perform incredible tricks. One night he saw the then-new Fantastic Four sitting in the audience. He boasted his powers were greater than theirs and apparently proved it when he humiliated the Thing onstage. That night he decided it was time he used his powers to get rich as a super-criminal.