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Sinister Six
Founder(s): Doctor Octopus
Leader(s): Iron Spider; formerly Boomerang, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Mysterio (Berkhart), Swarm

Current members:

Bombshell, Electro (Frye), Hobgoblin, Iron Spider, Sandman, Spot

Former members:

8-Ball, Armadillo, Beetle (Jenkins), Beetle (Lincoln), Bi-Beast, Boomerang, Chameleon, Clown, Cyclone, Delilah, Doctor Octopus, Electro (Dillon), Fly, Gog, Grim Reaper, Hobgoblin, Kangaroo, Killer Shrike, Kraven the Hunter (Sergei), Kraven the Hunter (Alyosha), Living Brain, Lizard, Man Mountain Marko, Melter, Mirage, Mysterio (Beck), Mysterio (Berkhart), Overdrive, Owl, Rhino, Scorcher, Scorpia, Shocker, Shriek, Speed Demon, Squid, Swarm, Trapster, Venom, Vulture


Alignment: Bad
Universe: Earth-616


Unknown; formerly an underwater base in Guatemala and other various locations

First appearance:

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
Creators: Stan Lee
Steve Ditko

"Each of us almost beat him, all alone! Working together, how can we fail??"
— Kraven the Hunter

The Sinister Six (of Earth-616) are a group comprised of villains who have each attempted to kill Spider-Man on numerous occasions who have united in order to exact vengeance on their mutual foe.

The group was originally comprised of members of Spider-Man's initial rogues gallery, but the team's roster has expanded over the years to include many prominent Spider-Man villains including the Rhino, Venom and the Hobgoblin.



Current MembersEdit

Former MembersEdit




Each teammates' personal arsenal

In mediaEdit


  • In the 1994 animated series, the Sinister Six was called the Insidious Six. Fox Kids censors apparently felt that the word Sinister sounded too menacing for a children's program. The Insidious Six was formed in the beginning of Season 2 as a two-part episode premiere and it was created by the Kingpin to settle off his debt with his enemy, Silvermane, and consisted of Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, Chameleon, Rhino, Scorpion, and Shocker to kill Spider-Man.
  • The Sinister Six later appeared in the 2008 animated series, The Spectacular Spider-Man , which consisted originally of Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Shocker, Vulture, Rhino, and Electro.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man , The Sinister Six first appeared in the episode Sinister Six. It's members conists of Doctor Octopus , Electro , Lizard, Beetle, Kraven the Hunter, and The Rhino. They appeared again in Return of the Sinister Six, only this time with Scorpion replacing Beetle.

Video GamesEdit


  • According to Spider-Man, Mysterio was the person who originally came up with idea to call the team the "Sinister Six".