Raul Chalmers is a male comic supervillain that features in Marvel Comics.
He eventually came to be the mentor to Walter Hardy and Castillo Drake who assisted him in his various schemes. At one point, he had a game of cards against Dracula where he leaked the location to Ulysses Bloodstone in order to use the distraction of their fight to steal from the vampire. (Black Cat v1 #1)
Black Fox came to learn that his protégé Walter Hardy had been in jail and decided to look out for his daughter Felicia Hardy who he sought to be his new student. (Black Cat v1 #2)
One day, he was told of an apartment that was said to contain riches that would allow the Black Fox to become rich and allow him to retire from being a thief. Unknown to him, this was actually a set-up arranged by the Red Ghost who owned the apartment as he had the Black Fox enter so that he could be caught. This was because the supervillain had need of the burglar's talents to secure more funds for him to help him complete his Cosmicizer machine. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #255)
He was at his home when he was attacked by the Thieves Guild where despite his efforts he was caught and taken to Odessa Drake. (Black Cat v1 #6)
Personality and attributes
He was noted to use a range of different aliases to cover his true identity. (Black Cat v1 #1)
Raul was not above cheating repeatedly and frequently in card games. (Black Cat v1 #1)
He said that he loved Coney Island as it reminded him of growing up in Brighton Pier. (Black Cat v1 #6)
Powers and abilities
Chalmers had a long history as a skilled thief and burglar. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #255) He made use of a range of gadgets with some of them having been made by Walter Hardy. (Black Cat v1 #1) The Black Fox wore a skin-tight costume that allowed him to adhere to surfaces making it easier for him to scale buildings in order to gain entry. In addition, he had gadgets such as specialised custom-designed glass cutters that allowed him to break cut through glass without making a sound. Pockets in his suit contained special electronic devices that he could use to neutralise security systems. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #255)
- The Black Fox was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz where he made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #255 (August, 1984).
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