|“||I am invisible because I am the same thing you look at every dreadful, dull day. I am the day before you realize everything has gone horribly, horribly wrong. I am the Chameleon.||„|
Born a Russian citizen named Dmitri Smerdyakov (Russian: Дмитрий Смердяков), he was the half-brother of Sergei Kravinoff.
Dmitri's ability to impersonate eventually brought him to the attention of the Communist countries, who trained him as a spy. As the Chameleon, he relied on his skills and a mixture of costumes and make-up to conceal his identity. He wore a multi-pocket disguise vest in which he kept the materials he would need to mask himself at short notice. Later on, he'd acquire a computer belt and memory material clothing which allow him to change his form at will.
The Chameleon is a frequent foe for Spider-Man, alongside being his earliest, appearing in Amazing Spider-Man #1, 1963.
Powers and Stats
Name: Dmitri Anatoly Nikolayevich Smerdyakov, Chameleon
Origin: Marvel Comics
Age: At minimum in his 70s
Classification: Mutate, Supervillain, Spy
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Longevity, Shapeshifting, Camouflage, Self-Cloth Manipulation, Perfect Voice Mimicry, Stealth Mastery, Weapon Mastery, Knockout Gas and Darts, Poison Darts, Smoke Bombs, his disguises can fool people with Enhanced Senses
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Small Building Class
Stamina: High (Can change his disguises even when being severely harmed. Relentlessly troubled Spider-Man over the course of a month)
Range: Standard Melee Range. Tens of meters with dart gun.
Standard Equipment: Memory Material clothes, Disguise computer belt, Dart Gun
Intelligence: Gifted (Can perfectly imitate a person, and his self made disguises can manage to fool people with enhanced senses and considerable knowledge of the person imitated.)
Standard Tactics: As a master of disguise, Chameleon prefers to avoid being in physical fights, instead switching to another disguise and torment his opponents with surprise attacks. If his disguise has been revealed, he'd retreat and switch to another disguise.
Weaknesses: Lacks hand-to-hand fighting experience. Briefly became a mentally unstable character in the 1990s but recovered soon.
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