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doz83uk




I seem to remember a super-villain who either worked at the bugle with Peter or went to ESU with him, can’t remember his name or powers, I think he was friends with Peter and had a split personality (not sure).

He would set off Peter’s spider-sense randomly, he could walk past Peter without setting it off (normal personality) then later would set it off by walking past him again (villain personality). I believe he went on a killing spree, killing people with either a knife or a gun and had a yellow(???) costume.

I know it’s not much but any help would be grateful.

Doz



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DeathBug




> I seem to remember a super-villain who either worked at the bugle with Peter or went to ESU with him, can’t remember his name or powers, I think he was friends with Peter and had a split personality (not sure).
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> He would set off Peter’s spider-sense randomly, he could walk past Peter without setting it off (normal personality) then later would set it off by walking past him again (villain personality). I believe he went on a killing spree, killing people with either a knife or a gun and had a yellow(???) costume.
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> I know it’s not much but any help would be grateful.
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> Doz
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DPFW




> I seem to remember a super-villain who either worked at the bugle with Peter or went to ESU with him, can’t remember his name or powers, I think he was friends with Peter and had a split personality (not sure).
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> He would set off Peter’s spider-sense randomly, he could walk past Peter without setting it off (normal personality) then later would set it off by walking past him again (villain personality). I believe he went on a killing spree, killing people with either a knife or a gun and had a yellow(???) costume.
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> I know it’s not much but any help would be grateful.
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> Doz
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When I read your first paragraph, I thought you were referring to Schizoid Man: http://www.spiderfan.org/characters/schizoid_man.html
However, I'm not sure if it fits the rest of your description. That may be partly because I read these issues, but a long time ago and only in pieces, so I don't remember a lot of the details about him.
Let me know if it is/isn't him. If it isn't, any other help you can give would be great- do you remember what decade he appeared in? was he around for a while? etc. etc.


-DPFW



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Common-Sense, Tingling!




Does Peter Parker even know Richard Rory? The Foolkillers seemed a whole lot less interested in fighting superheroes than stalking a former disk jockey and killing stupid people and/or blasphemers.


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doz83uk




No it wasn't Schizoid Man who I was thinking of but thanks anyway!

Doz


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doz83uk




I thought it was Foolkiller but when I checked Wikipedia it didn't have anything about the spider-sense.

Thanks
Doz


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Jared




> Does Peter Parker even know Richard Rory? The Foolkillers seemed a whole lot less interested in fighting superheroes than stalking a former disk jockey and killing stupid people and/or blasphemers.

Peter Parker doesn't know Richard Rory, but he does know Greg Salinger. Check out Spectacular Spider-Man 58 for his first appearance. IIRC, Salinger sets off Peter's spider-sense, but Peter dismisses it. Salinger was inspired to become the Foolkiller after sharing a cell with Richard Rory, who told him about how he attacked Steve Gerber after mistaking him for the Foolkiller.

Check out Amazing Spider-Man 225 and 226. During Roger Stern's Spectacular Spider-Man run, Salinger appeared a few times, setting off Peter's spider-sense, but Peter foolishly dismisses it, apparently forgetting that his spider-sense is never wrong.




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Common-Sense, Tingling!






Richard was the hard-luck “blasphemous” DJ that the first Foolkiller tried to kill and the second (Rich’s ex-cellmate, Greg) followed around like a homicidal puppy. It always seemed to me that the best way to attract a Foolkiller’s attention is to be unfortunate enough to know Rich. Granted I have no idea if the current guy has any connection to Rich at all since I haven’t read the new stuff.

Thanks for the explanation as to WHY Rich was in jail, though. My knowledge of the character comes entirely from having recently read Essential Man-Thing vol 1 and Omega the Unknown Classic so I seem to have missed quite a few appearances.

RIP Steve Gerber



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Omar Karindu


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> Richard was the hard-luck “blasphemous” DJ that the first Foolkiller tried to kill and the second (Rich’s ex-cellmate, Greg) followed around like a homicidal puppy. It always seemed to me that the best way to attract a Foolkiller’s attention is to be unfortunate enough to know Rich. Granted I have no idea if the current guy has any connection to Rich at all since I haven’t read the new stuff.
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> Thanks for the explanation as to WHY Rich was in jail, though. My knowledge of the character comes entirely from having recently read Essential Man-Thing vol 1 and Omega the Unknown Classic so I seem to have missed quite a few appearances.
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> RIP Steve Gerber

The reason Rory was in jail was because he sort of kidnapped a young girl at the end of the original Man-Thing series. Granted that the girl's mother was a lunatic book-burner who aided an abetted an even loonier murderer, Rory allowed the kid to talk him into taking her away from Citrusville to get away from her mom...which made him a de facto kidnapper of a minor.





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