Personal Info:
Real Name: Bentley Whitman
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.1 102
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Founder and leader of Frightful Four I-V, Frightful Five, The Hood's Crime Syndicate, former ally of Mysterio and Plantman
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: The Fantastic Four
Creators: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby
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Wizard's powers derive from the unique weapons and inventions incorporated into his bodysuit. The Wizard is an expert in the field of physics, sub-atomic particles and other dimensions.
Anti-Gravity Discs: The Wizard invented gravity defying discs that can carry a mass of up to 400 pounds. The Trapster coated the discs with special glue that bonds them to a target. The Wizard can remotely control the discs.
Power Gloves: The Wizardís gloves can fire electrical blasts, increase his strength as well as projecting the unique "typhoon sphere," creating an area of buffeting force around an opponent.
Force Field: The Wizardís armour can project a force field of considerable strength.
Flight: The Wizard has a permanent Anti-Gravity disc that allows him to fly at 140 mph.
Mind Control: The Wizard has employed an "Id helmet," which allows him to take over an opponent's mind.
The man who would be the Wizard grew up possessing near-superhuman levels of genius, and as an adult, became an inventor of great renown, selling his inventions to the wealthy and becoming quite rich. He became known as the Wizard by taking this stage name, using his advanced scientific inventions to perform feats of "magic."
Intellectually bored, however, he decided to defeat Johnny Storm, who had just appeared to the world as the Human Torch. Pretending to be a victim, he was rescued by the Torch and invited him to his hi-tech, futuristic mansion where he captured the Torch with ease. The Wizard then impersonated the Torch, going on a crime spree to destroy his reputation before being captured himself by the Fantastic Four and sent to prison.
Since then, the Wizard has set his sights on revenge against the Torch and the FF, at times forming and leading the Frightful Four.