Personal Info:
Real Name: Miles Warren
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 129
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Gerry Conway and Ross Andru
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The Jackal has above normal intelligence and has a superb understanding of genetics and cloning. The Jackal is also a superb gymnast and hand-to-hand combatant.
Enhanced Abilities: The Jackal genetically altered himself, assuming the characteristics of a true Jackal with enhanced strength, agility and endurance.
Claws: The Jackal wore a costume with razor-sharp claws often coated with poison or knockout drugs and employing electrical devices capable of delivering damaging shocks when touching his victims.
Miles Warren was a biochemistry professor at Empire State University in New York City who taught the undergraduate student Peter Parker, who was secretly the costumed crime fighter Spider-Man, and Parker's then-girlfriend, Gwen Stacey. Warren felt affection for Stacey, which, as time passed, became an obsession that Warren believed to be paternal in nature. When Stacey died as a result of Spider-Man's conflict with the original Green Goblin, Warren was grief-stricken. Warren believed the news media, which said that Spider-Man was responsible for Stacey's death, even though the charges were later retracted.
Before Stacey's death, Warren had collected cell samples from members of his class. Warren surreptitiously used cell samples from Stacey and Parker to create clones of both. When Warren's assistant tried to persuade him against such practices, Warren killed her. Unable to accept his actions, Warren's sanity slipped, creating a separate personality called the Jackal. The Jackal yearned for vengeance against Spider-Man.