Characters : Midnight

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Attributes
Eyes

Cyborg (Yellow)

Features

His appearance is a mix of skin grafts and metal

Hair

Brown

Height

6' 2"

Weight

250 lbs.

Powers
Abilities

No natural abilities except fighting skills he may have learned from Moon Knight. His power is derived from cyborg enhancements given to him by the Secret Empire.

Equipment

The Secret Empire tried to install everything from a flame thrower to a freeze ray into his cyborg implants.

Limitations

Once damaged, his cyborg enhancements were ineffective until repair.

Powers

Enhanced cyborg strength, durability, flight, and endurance. Also, was equipped with a number of weapons ranging from a laser beam to a flame thrower.

Strength Level

Midnight was a cyborg under constant improvements during his debut in Amazing Spider-Man #353. At his peak during the storyline, he could hold off Spider-Man, Nova, Moon Knight and Darkhawk on his own.

Weapons

See all of above.

Summary
Citizenship

U.S.

Created By

Charles Dixon, Russ Heath

Current Aliases

Midnight

Current Groups

Unknown

Current Occupation

Criminal

Dual Identity

Moon Knight's Former Protege

Education

Unknown

Former Aliases

Midnight

Former Bases

Secret Empire locations around New York City

Former Groups

Secret Empire

Former Occupation

Partner to Moon Knight

Known Confidants

Moon Knight, Secret Empire

Known Relatives

Midnight Man (Father)

Legal Status

Unknown

Major Enemies

Moon Knight, Spider-Man, Punisher, The New Warriors

Marital Status

Unknown

Place of Birth

Unknown

Real Name

Jeff Wilde

Usual Bases

Current Base is Unknown

Background

Jeff Wilde was the son of Anton Mogart, the Midnight Man, a villain from the original Moon Knight series during the 1980's. The 'Midnight Man', so called because he "always struck at midnight", debuted in Moon Knight #3 and was a formidable villain during the series first run.

Oddly enough, Jeff Wilde would eventually become Moon Knight's partner. During the third, and most successful, Moon Knight series, Jeff partnered with the hero through several issues and took the name Midnight (Moon Knight #19- 21). While training his new sidekick, Moon Knight was targeted by the Secret Empire. In an attempt to eliminate Moon Knight for past confrontations with the criminal organization, the Secret Empire crippled Midnight with an energy blast. Moon Knight would leave the fight with the assumption that Midnight had been killed by the blast and there was nothing left of him.

Moon Knight believed his new partner was dead, but he was in fact left alive in the clutches of the Secret Empire. Although horribly maimed and disfigured, Jeff survived and was experimented on by the Empire.

Jeff Wilde was re-built into a weapon of the Secret Empire. With his hatred toward Moon Knight already established, Midnight was unleashed upon New York (namely Spider-Man) in an attempt to kidnap heroes for the Secret Empire. Heroes that would be re-programmed with more effective weapons and the beliefs of the Secret Empire.

Appears In...

Sep 1989 App: Moon Knight (Vol. 3) Marc Spector #4
Oct 1989 App: Moon Knight (Vol. 3) Marc Spector #5
Nov 1989 App: Moon Knight (Vol. 3) Marc Spector #6
Nov 1989 App: Moon Knight (Vol. 3) Marc Spector #7
Dec 1989 App: Moon Knight (Vol. 3) Marc Spector #8

Here is the Full Appearance List (25 Apps) for Midnight.