Characters : The Spot
(as Ohnn) Blue (as Spot) White
As the Spot, Ohnn is bright-white and covered with black spots
(as Ohnn) Black, then light brown/blonde (probably a coloring continuity error; can be explained as the effects of the Spot transformation) (as Spot) None
5' 10" (approx.)
170 lbs. (approx.)
Using the warps, Spot can instantly move himself or any part of his body from one area to another over a theoretically unlimited distance, defined only by the locations of the spots.
The spots are unaffected by gravity and can be placed literally anywhere, but only by Spot. He can throw them or place them. Spot can change the size of his warps by stretching them or crushing them, though this is difficult and time-consuming. In an emergency, Spot can make a larger warp by touching spots against each other; they combine instantly into one large warp, though it still looks like a jumble of smaller warps.
Spot can retreat into his dimension by pulling his warps in behind him. When he does, the pulling makes a quiet "poit" sound.
Spot can move the warps on his body, though he can't change their size (except by combining or stretching). He can use this technique to revert to human appearance, though the spots form one large black void in his chest. He can also use this technique to protect himself from physical attack -- when he has enough warps on his body, Spot can move clump them in one area if he anticipates attack.
Spot was able to effectively negate Spider-Man's spider sense by surrounding him with warps; since the Spot's fists were in another dimension until they were inches away from Spider-Man's body, Spider-Man could not detect them in time to react. The same phenomenon was true when Spot flung Spider-Man through a warp; he reappeared in this dimension too close to a wall to roll or dodge.
None other than his spots.
Spot can not throw an unlimited number of space warps, because he primarily draws on the ones on his own body. Spider-Man defeated Spot when his body was mostly white.
The Spot's powers come from the spot-like space warps on his body. The warps connect Spot to the Spotted Dimension, and he can reside in either dimension.
The normal strength of a man Ohnn's size who engages in minimal activity.
United States of America
Scientist, radiation expert
Unknown to society
Ohnn holds a doctorate, presumably in engineering
The Fisk Building
Legion of Losers
Researcher employed by Kingpin
Wanted for murder
Jonathan Ohnn (spelled Johnathon in first appearance)
Dr. Jonathan Ohnn was a scientist working for Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, during an unusually intense series of attacks; crimelords Micah Synn and Silvermane, as well as heroes Spider-Man and the Black Cat, encountered the Kingpin during this time.
One of the toughest blows in this period came when Fisk's henchman, The Answer, disappeared after restoring the light-heroine Dagger. The Kingpin expected his scientists to create a new henchman, and the earliest lead came when devices in the Fisk Building successfully analyzed the radiation frequency of Dagger's partner, Cloak.
Ohnn made it his job to duplicate the frequency, and, working late one night, he succeeded, creating a portal into Cloak's Dimension of Darkness. However, the drain on the city's power was so great that, before New York City could black out, the portal shimmered.
Desperate to see where the portal led before it could disappear entirely, Ohnn stepped inside. He passed out from the shock, waking up in a dimension of half-darkness, half-light; the portal to this new dimension was created when the power shortage affected the radiation wavelength. Ohnn found the correct portal home in a realm of portals; the dark half of this dimension appeared as floating black spots.
When Ohnn stepped back into his lab, he was covered in the spots from that other dimension, and though he didn't realize it at the time, the rest of his body was pure white. When Ohnn tried to brush the spots off his body, his hand sank into one. After the initial shock, Ohnn realized the spots were portable space warps, and this discovery started him thinking that he might be capable of defeating anyone in battle. He decided to test his powers against an enemy, and Spider-Man and the Black Cat were the first to arrive at the Fisk Building.
The two heroes arrived on top of the building, disabling the security devices. After they finished, the Black Cat tried to enter the building, only to run into a space warp and land several blocks away. After she vanished, Ohnn stepped through another space warp, and announced himself to Spider-Man as The Spot. Spider-Man collapsed on the roof, laughing at the name.
Spider-Man finally did get up and throw a punch, only to have it sink into a space warp on Spot's body. Spider-Man emerged from their first battle largely unharmed, since Spot's punches are those of a man with below-normal strength. However, Spot was the clear victor, and he came away from the fight with a better understanding of his powers.
Using the roof of the Fisk Building as his expected future battleground, Spot left several space warps scattered in various positions. Spider-Man arrived again to face the Kingpin, and Spot appeared and fought him instead. Spot was more aggressive in their second fight, scattering more and more space warps to attack Spider-Man from any position. This proved to be Spot's downfall, as he eventually threw enough of the spots off his own body that he left himself vulnerable to attack. With just a few punches, Spider-Man traumatized the Spot into believing that he was not cut out to be a super-villain.
Having apparently taken his beating by Spider-Man quite seriously, The Spot disappeared out of sight for a long time, only to resurface years later as part of the Legion of Losers, a team of misfit villains also featuring Grizzly, The Gibbon, and The (New) Kangaroo.
The Spot was killed by Tombstone after helping the pale faced criminal escape from prison. His death was short lived though, as the Hand used their mystical powers to revive Ohnn. A revived and brainwashed Spot, along with a number of other "lesser" villains were defeated by Wolverine as they attempted to overtake a S.H.I.E.L.D. heli-carrier.
Soon after, the Spot joined the villainous team known as MODOK's 11. After becoming trapped in another dimension for some time, the Spot returned to Earth-616 with revenge on his mind. The Spot blamed Russian crime lord Dimitri Ivankov for his son being injured in a drive-by shooting. After a short spat with Spider-Man, the Spot was convinced by the web head to spare Ivankov's life.
Not long after the Spot's first run-in with Daredevil, Ohnn was captured and hooked up to a machine that transferred his powers to another (more violent) villain known as Coyote. During a battle between Daredevil and Coyote in an underground layer in Arizona, DD was able to free the Spot from his entrapment. Once freed, the effects of being tethered to the machine mutated the Spot into a raging, multi-limbed abomination. The ever tortured Spot sought out and eventually sucked Coyote into one of his many portals. The current location of both Coyote and the Spot are unknown.
|Jan 1985||App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #98|
|Feb 1985||App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #99|
|First battle with Spider-Man|
|Mar 1985||App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #100|
|Second battle with Spider-Man, retires defeated|
|Apr 1997||App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #245|
|Legion of Losers|
|May 1997||App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #246|
|Sep 2002||App: Spider-Man Tangled Web #16|
|Oct 2002||App: Spider-Man Tangled Web #17|
|Killed by Tombstone|
|May 2009||App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #589|
|Seeks revenge on Russian mafia|
|Nov 2010||App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #642 (Story 1)|
|Dec 2010||App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #645 (Story 1)|
|Feb 2013||App: Daredevil (Vol.3) #21|
|Freed from captivity by Daredevil|
The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.
Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.