Chameleon (Marvel)

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The Chameleon in Spider-Man/Deadpool v1 #27.

The Chameleon is a male comic supervillain who features in Marvel Comics.



Dmitri Smerdyakov (Дмитрий Смердяков)

He then sought to uncover the various secrets of S.H.I.E.L.D. so that he could sell some of them off to the highest bidder. To that end, he disguised himself as Nick Fury and managed to capture former agent David Albright. He was tortured for the information he had and died from the extraction with the Chameleon departing the scene. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #29) The Chameleon was then hired by Countess Karkov in supplying her a weapon to be used to assassinate Doctor Doom when he was visited the U.S. The gun was supplied to the Hitman who seemingly killed Doom but this turned out to be a Doombot. As a result, Doctor Doom became furious and deployed an army of Doombots to blockade the city and threatened to kill everyone unless the assassin was discovered. During this time, Countess Karkov betrayed the Chameleon and leaked his coordinates thus allowing Teresa Parker and Spider-Man to capture him. From the Chameleon, they learnt that the Hitman's body had died and that the assassin had downloaded his consciousness into another clone elsewhere. This meant that the heroes lacked a means of pacifying Doctor Doom but Spider-Man had a plan after consulting the probability divinations of the Clairvoyant device that was in his possession with him using the Chameleon as part of this plan. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #35)


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  • The Chameleon was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko where he made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #1 (March, 1963).

Alternate Versions

In other media


  • In The Marvel Super Heroes, the Chameleon appeared in the animated motion comic television series where he was voiced by actor Tom Harvey.
  • In Spider-Man, the Chameleon appeared in the 1980s animated television series where he was voiced by actor John H. Mayer.

Video games


  • Amazing Spider-Man v1:
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool v1:
  • Amazing Spider-Man v5:

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