Red Ghost
Red Ghost
Personal Info:
Real Name: Ivan Kragoff
Also Known As: No Known Alias
Place Of Birth: Leningrad, U.S.S.R
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1 #13 (1963) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Super-Apes, Attuma, Mole Man, Unicorn, M.O.D.O.K Superior , Wizard, Mad Thinker
Group Affiliation: Intelligencia, Master of the Super-Apes
Base Of Operations: Russia
Grudges: The Fantastic Four
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Gallery: Click
Scientific Genius: The Red Ghost is a scientist skilled in the fields of rocketry, engineering and physics. He is also skilled in training simians.
Intangibility: After being exposed to the cosmic rays, Kragoff gained the ability to become a living phantom. He can become intangible at will and is able to make part of his body solid while the rest stay unsubstantial. Although he cannot turn invisible, he can make his body transparent. He has acquired the ability to assume a mist-like form so that he looks like a real ghost. He can also turn matter he touches or has touched recently intangible.
Ivan Kragoff, a scientist working for the Soviet government, had distinguished himself among party leaders with his advanced theories on cosmic radiation and its mutagenic effects. These theories were based in large part upon his observation and study from afar of America's Fantastic Four, who had gained their superhuman powers from exposure to cosmic rays. Kragoff calculated that the circumstances that caused the high radiation levels that gave the Fantastic Four their superhuman powers were about to be repeated. He proposed to party leaders that he and a team of trained simians be sent in a spaceship into Earth orbit to be exposed to cosmic radiation in the hopes that they too would develop superhuman abilities.
Unknown to Soviet officials, however, Kragoff timed his launch to coincide with a mission that the Fantastic Four's leader Reed Richards, alias Mister Fantastic, had planned to the mysterious Blue Area of the moon. Kragoff intended to journey there himself and use whatever superhuman powers he might develop to defeat the American scientist, whom he fiercely envied. Kragoff launched his spaceship, and during a cosmic ray storm he gained the ability to make himself intangible at will. His three trained simians--a gorilla, an orangutan, and a baboon--gained super simian abilities at the same time. Kragoff dubbed himself the Red Ghost.
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