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|Real name:||Miles Warren|
|First Appearance:||(As Warren) The Amazing Spider-Man #31, (As Jackal) The Amazing Spider-Man #129|
|Created by:||Stan Lee; Steve Ditko|
|Place of Birth:|
|Base:||New York City|
|Abilities:||Miles Warren was a genius in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, and cloning. Skilled martial artist and gymnast.|
|Weight:||175 lbs (80 kg)|
|Unique Features:||Large pointed ears & claws as Jackal|
"I'm aware of your ability, Parker! You take to science like butter takes to bread! But not even you can keep your grades up when you're absent more than you're here!"
Miles Warren (of Earth-616), also known as Jackal, was a professor of biology at Empire State University.
Miles Warren secretly fell in love with the much younger Stacy, and after she was killed by Green Goblin, Warren swore vengeance on Spider-Man, falsely believing it was he who caused her death. After his lab assistant, Anthony Serba, revealed that he had successfully cloned a frog, Warren gave Serba tissue samples taken from Gwen, telling him that they were rat cells. Sometime later, Serba confronts Warren, telling him that the clones are human and have to be destroyed immediately. Panicking, Warren covers Serba's mouth to shut him up, accidentally suffocating him. Unable to accept responsibility for his action, Warren creates an alter ego he calls "The Jackal", which he took after overhearing a professor describing a jackal as a "cowardly predator". Warren further develops his alter ego by fashioning a green suit and training himself athletically.
Jackal hates Spider-Man as he believes he is responsible for allowing Gwen Stacy, whom he loved, to die. He harasses Spider-Man numerous times, setting him against various other adversaries. He allied himself with Punisher against Spider-Man, but his alliance with Punisher was quickly dissolved. He then attempts to incite a gang war between Hammerhead and Doc Ock. Meanwhile, his cloning experiments had varying results; out of three Spider-Man clones he created, only one was a perfect copy of the original. His most prized creation however was a perfect copy of Gwen Stacy. Realizing the end of his plan was near, the Jackal went out against Spider-Man. With the assistance of Electro, the Jackal knocked Spider-Man unconscious and transported him to Shea Stadium, along with the Spider-Man clone. The two Spider-Men fought, until the Gwen Stacy clone tore off the Jackal's mask and confronted him on his crimes. An explosion of a bomb the Jackal had placed killed him and apparently the Spider-Man clone.
It was much later revealed that the clone of Peter had survived the explosion and gone into hiding. The Jackal who died at Shea Stadium was also a clone. Many months later, another Jackal clone would marry the Gwen Stacy clone and they would live under the assumed names Warren and Gwen Miles. This clone of Warren died of the clone degeneration that afflicted most of the clones created by the Jackal. Another Jackal clone became the first carrier of the Carrion virus; which Warren designed. He also uses his experiments to mutate his own DNA and give himself attributes of an actual Jackal; prior to these events, the Jackal's physical abilities had merely been the result of training rather than any superhuman powers.
The Peter Parker clone, unaware that the Jackal is alive, takes the name Ben Reilly, and goes into exile. He returns years later to New York City, allied with Spider-Man, and became the Scarlet Spider. Jackal returned at this point and convinced both Parker and Reilly that Reilly was the real Peter Parker and that the other man was the clone, and created a number of other Peter Parker clones who came into conflict with Spider-Man, the Scarlet Spider, and Kaine. Ultimately, the Jackal, in the process of attempting to kill and replace millions of people with clones he could control, was killed falling off a tall building while trying to save the Gwen clone.
Jackal wears a costume that mimics the appearance of a humanoid Jackal. It has tranquilizer tipped claws, and enhances his strength to superhuman levels (can lift 2 tons). He is most well known for being the only person ever able to successfully clone Spider-Man and was an essential character in the “Clone Saga” story arc.