Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: The Immortal Conundrum
Place Of Birth: Unrevealed; possibly Sufind
First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man Vol.2 #257 (1998) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Mysterio I, Jack O'Lantern III
Group Affiliation: Leader of Army of Conundrum
Base Of Operations: His shrine
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: J.M. DeMatteis, Luke Ross, Dan Green and Al Milgrom
Illusions: Conundrum is an expert designer of special effects devices and stage illusions as well as a master prestidigitator. He has developed a number of stage props that enhance his illusions, such as swirling clouds of debilitating incense to mask his entrances and exits, as well as a nerve gas to disable his opponents.
Hypnotism: Conundrum is a master hypnotist and has created a number of devices to enhance his hypnotic powers.
Army of Conundrum: Conundrum leads a band of terrorists who believe he is immortal.
His previous life is a mystery even to himself, the man known only as “Conundrum” was found by the criminal illusionist Mysterio (Quentin Beck) and trained extensively in parlour tricks alongside Beck’s younger cousin Maguire Beck, and Quentin’s former cellmate Daniel Berkhart, who assumed the Mysterio identity during the time when Beck was imprisoned. As Mysterio’s students, Conundrum and Berkhart developed a professional rivalry and engaged in a practice of one-upmanship. An aficionado of Eastern Mysticism and Asian art, Conundrum soon left to pursue his own ambitions, eventually amassing a loyal band of terrorists known as the army of Conundrum.
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