Alyosha Kravinoff

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Alyosha Kravinoff in Punisher: War Journal v2 #14.

Alyosha Kravinoff is a male comic supervillain that features in Marvel Comics.

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Biography

The new Kraven in The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #251.

Alyosha Kravinoff was the son of Sergei Kravinoff, half-brother to Vladimir Kravinoff and nephew to Dmitri. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #251)

Whilst in New York, he found his uncle Dmitri fleeing a confrontation with Spider-Man and attacked him where he pretended that he was his older deceased brother Sergei Kravinoff. The Chameleon was shocked at the encounter and came to believe that what he was seeing was simply a figment of his delusion. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #244)

He later went before his fathers grave when he was approached by Calypso who believed him to be Kraven and kissed him but he then rejected her stating that the Kraven she knew was no more. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #249) At his lair, Calypso had managed to make her way there where she made advances towards him with the two sleeping together. It was then that he laughed and revealed that he was not Sergei Kravinoff but was instead his son who had claimed the name Kraven the Hunter. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #250)

Overview

Personality and attributes

It was said that he was ruthless and was prepared to kill when necessary. (Fantastic Four v3 #9)

On his father, he came to consider Sergei Kravinoff to had been ultimately weak for his death. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #249) He considered his uncle Dmitri who operated as the Chameleon as being a weakling. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #251) Kravinov believed that his brother Vladimir was an idiot and that he himself was the true heir to their father Sergei Kravinoff. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #250)

Kravinov regularly wrestled with his animal pets that he used as a means to relax himself and thanked the creatures for the sparring. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #250)

Powers and abilities

It was said that he possessed phenomenal speed and power. (Fantastic Four v3 #9) Alyosha had greater than human strength that allowed him to overpower large animals. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #250)

He had a wide variety of armaments at his disposal including whips, firearms and weapons such as darts that were dipped in poison. He claimed that unlike his father he made use of real ammunition when on his hunts. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #251)

Kravinov had a menagerie of various animals including a lion, tiger and chimpanzee at his disposal that he used to attack his foes. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #250) On some occasions, he was known to had ridden an elephant into battle against his foes. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #251) Among the animals he kept with him was a lion named Guladkin that he took with him on his hunts. (Fantastic Four v3 #9)

Notes

  • Alyosha Kravinoff as Kraven the Hunter was created by J. M. DeMatteis and Luke Ross where he made his first appearance in Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #243 (February, 1997).

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Appearances

  • Spectacular Spider-Man v1:
  • Fantastic Four v3:
  • Punisher: War Journal:

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