Quentin Beck

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Mysterio in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #618.

Quentin Beck is a male comic supervillain that features in Marvel Comics.

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Biography

Origin

Quentin Beck

His father was noted for being a loser who never could understand Quentin's love for special effects. Beck's uncle was responsible for buying him his first camera and his younger cousin Maguire Beck spent a lot of time together over a shared interest. She came to see her older cousin Quentin as her childhood idol and believed him capable of great things. (Spider-Man: Mysterio Manifesto v1 #3)

Mysterio

Death

He later invited his cousin Maguire Beck to join him where he taught her the secrets of his special effects and even helped her fashion her own costumed identity. (Spider-Man: Mysterio Manifesto v1 #3)

Return

By this point, he admitted himself to the Bedford Hills Psychiatric Hospital to recover as he intended to stay there and enjoy the mundane routine he had created there as Beck had grown tired of being beaten by various superheroes. During this time, he was visited by Miss Sinister who wanted to recruit him on a task but Beck refused to return as Mysterio as he had abandoned that life behind. She informed him that Old Man Logan was coming to the hospital to kill him as he intended to stop the coming of a future that happened in his own timeline that resulted in the world becoming the Wastelands where supervillains ruled the planet. Quentin reluctantly accepted and returned as Mysterio with Miss Sinister revealing that she had glimpsed into Old Man Logan's mind and wanted to make a world a reality for Earth-616. Thus, she took Mysterio with her as they met the forces of Neo-Hydra as they met with Sin and Crossbones at a Hydra island base. (Dead Man Logan v1 #1)

Overview

Personality and attributes

He had a short-haired grown up daughter by the name of Misty who loved her dad and respected him for being a criminal mastermind. (Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider v1 #10) She grew up to operate as a stage magician who was obsessed with acquiring true magic with Misty Beck operating under the name of Mysteria. Her father Quentin never wanted this life for her and wanted her to abandon the pursuit of magic. (Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider v1 #18) Among his relatives was a cousin named Maguire Beck who idolised her cousin Quentin and believed him possible of great things. (Spider-Man: Mysterio Manifesto v1 #3)

Powers and abilities

Notes

  • Quentin Beck was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko where he made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #2 (May, 1963) with him later debuting as Mysterio in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #13 (June, 1964).

Alternate Versions

In other media

Television

  • In Spider-Man, Mysterio appeared in the 1980s animated television series in the episode "The Pied Piper of New York Town" where he was voiced by actor Michael Rye.
  • In Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Mysterio appeared in the animated television series in the episode "Spidey Goes Hollywood" where he was voiced by actor Peter Cullen.
  • In Spider-Man, the Quentin Beck Mysterio appeared in the 1990s animated television series where he was voiced by actor Gregg Berger.
  • In The Spectacular Spider-Man, the Quentin Beck Mysterio appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Xander Berkeley.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, the Quentin Beck Mysterio appeared in the animated television series in the episode "The Moon Knight Before Christmas" where he was voiced by actor Paul Scheer.

Films

  • In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Quentin Beck appeared in the live-action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he was portrayed by actor Jake Gyllenhaal. He was shown as being an employee at Stark Industries who was the developer of highly sophisticated holographic technology that could render entire environments. However, he felt that his genius was never recognised by Stark who used his life's work for petty ventures and even made fun of it. Eventually, he was fired from the company as Stark declared Beck to be unstable leading to Quentin swearing revenge. He came to gather a group of fellow disgruntled Stark employees that wanted to be recognised for their genius where they intended to do so after Tony Stark died. It was then that they learnt that Stark had gifted access to his Starktech network to Peter Parker in the form of an artificial intelligence called E.D.I.T.H.. Thus, Beck along with the others concocted an elaborate job to acquire the E.D.I.T.H. technology. They established a fake backstory for Beck as a human from another Earth in the Multiverse that had come to protect it from the threat of Elementals though these creatures were all created by elaborate holographic technology. This was to earn the trust of Nick Fury and Spider-Man so that the latter would feel frustrated at not being able to an inheritor to Stark's legacy and giving Beck E.D.I.T.H. Quentin's appearance led to people in Europe calling him a man of mystery and eventually brought his identity as Mysterio.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Mysterio appeared as a mini-boss in the video game where he was voiced again by actor James Arnold Taylor.
  • In Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Mysterio was revealed as the primary antagonist in the video game where he was voiced by actor Robin Atkin Downes.
  • In Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Mysterio appeared in the setting of the PS2 and PSP video game versions where he was voiced by actor Greg Baldwin.
  • In Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Mysterio was the primary antagonist in the video game where he was voiced by actor David Kaye.
  • In Marvel: Future Fight, Mysterio appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.

Appearances

  • Amazing Spider-Man v1:
  • Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider v1:
  • Dead Man Logan v1:

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