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Quentin Beck (Earth-616) from Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider Vol 1 9 001
Quentin Beck
Full Name: Quentin Beck
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) 7
Created by: Stan Lee; Steve Ditko
Home Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Bad
Status: Deceased
Place of Birth: Riverside, California
Citizenship: American
Base: New York City
Affiliations: The Sinister Six
Powers/Abilities: Possesses no Superhuman abilities, but is a master of illusion, and can fool even the smartest individuals
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Blue
Unique Features: None

"Regardless of the size of the audience... Always make an entrance boy...Always Make An Entrance!"
— Mysterio

Quentin Beck (of Earth-616), also known as Mysterio, is an adversary of Spider-Man and professional illusionist.


Early LifeEdit

Return of BeckEdit

Killing the Spider-MenEdit

Some time later, Mysterio found a way to enter another universe and use an android in hopes to conquer this world. Mysterio was found by Spider-Man when his portal caused a massive beam of energy and both fought, during the battle, Mysterio damaged his inter-dimensional device, causing Spider-Man to end up in the other universe. Mysterio activated his remote controlled avatar and used it to hunt and destroy Spider-Man and the current Spider-Man of the other world. He managed to find them at the Triskelion and waged a war against them.

He escaped the situation after battling the Spider-Men and brought the android back to his world. He had temptation to return the android to the other universe and fought Spider-Man once more, as he was now trapped in that world and he managed to create a world without Spider-Man. However, he didn't expected the Spider-Man waiting for him in the other universe, and forced to defeat and incarcerate him once again in that universe, which wasn't his.

Powers & AbilitiesEdit


Beck was a master of make up, physical stunt work, mechanical and visual special effects. He knew basic psychiatry and could employ hypnotism successfully. He also learned a great deal of applied chemistry, especially the use of hallucinogens, and electronics. Beck was a meticulous planner and organizer, and a skilled actor who kept himself in top physical form.




  • The Sinister Six trilogy of novels (Gathering of the Sinister Six, Revenge of the Sinister Six, and Secret of the Sinister Six) strongly imply, but never outright state, that Quentin Beck is gay.