Personal Info:
Real Name: Daniel Berkhart
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 141
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Sinister Six IV
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
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Mysterio is a genius at staging complex special effects and creating holograms.
Helmet: Crafted from one-way mirrored glass, this device contains a one-hour air supply.
Gas Nozzles: Wrist and ankle nozzles in Mysterio’s costume allow him to release his tailor-made gas as well as knock-out gas and a vision-obscuring fog.
Gloves:Mysterio’s gloves can project different smoke effects, such as a smoke screen, poison gas, or a spider-sense numbing gas.
Holographic Projectors: Mysterio has designed and built Holographic projectors that allow him to create illusions and hypnotise people.
Robots: Mysterio can create humanoid robots that are able to disguise their selves.
Daniel Berkhart was a criminal who happened to be cellmates with the civilian identity of the villain Mysterio, Quentin Beck. Beck was a disgruntled Hollywood special effects wizard who used his talents to begin a criminal career, although he was constantly running afoul of the hero Spider-Man. For purposes of his own, he revealed many of his secrets to fellow Berkhart, giving him plenty of information to become a new Mysterio.
When Berkhart was released, newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson, who held a vendetta against Spider-Man, contacted him. At the time, Mysterio had faked his own death, and Jameson paid Berkhart to impersonate the villain and battle Spider-Man as the ghost of Mysterio. Years later after the original Mysterio killed himself Berkhart reclaimed the identity again.