Name: Leland Owlsley
Affiliates: Ally of Man-Bull, Vulture, Stilt-Man, Gladiator, Copperhead...Once employed the Terrible Tinkerer
Enemies: Daredevil, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Octopus, Kingpin
Powers: The Owl has no super human physical abilities but is an inventive genius who created many weapons including razor-sharp talons that are attached to his forearms...He also has a special cloak and exoskeleton that enables him to fly as fast as 30 M.P.H. Has used many forms of transportation including helicopters.
Origin: Leland was once a financier sought by the IRS for fraud...He then sought after becoming a major Crimelord. After numerous defeats, he became stricken by a debilitating ailment that made him unable to walk or stand without a brace or exoskeleton...His legs were eventually paralyzed and his exoskeleton was repaired by the Terrible Tinkerer which also enabled him walk once again
Spider-Man Appearances: Spectacular Spider-Man #73-75, 127 & 219...Amazing Spider-Man #396...Marvel Team-Up #73 & 98...What-If? #8...Daredevil/ Spider-Man #1-4
Other Appearances: Daredevil #3, 20-22, 80, 81, 116, 117, 144, 145, 264 & 301-303...Daredevil: Yellow #5...Cat #2...Alpha Flight #80 (Cameo)...Fantastic Four #336
The Owl has always been at or near the top of list of Daredevil's enemy's but he has also "branched" out into other hero's territories...Of course Spider-Man is one of them as they have been involved in numerable storylines...The Doctor Octopus/ Gang War storyline that played out in Spectacular Spider-Man #73-75 also involved the Black Cat and Kingpin has been possibly the most memorable...After a couple of run ins in Marvel Team-Up (#73 & 98) & other appearances, the Owl was involved in possibly a more memorable storyline in the Daredevil/ Spider-Man limited series.
Fear Rating: 4 (out
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