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Constrictor


Constrictor. Art by Denys Cowan. Image File history File links Constrictor_-_Frank_Payne. ...

Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Incredible Hulk #212 (1977)
Created by Writers: Len Wein (Script), Sal Buscema (breakdowns)
Artists: Ernie Chan (Pencils & Inks), Glynis Wein (Colors)
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Real name Frank Payne
Status Active
Previous affiliations S.H.I.E.L.D., the Corporation, Masters of Evil, Frightful Four, Six-Pack
Notable aliases Frank Schlicting
Notable relatives Mia Payne (daughter)
Notable powers Electrified, prehensile, wrist-mounted metal coils

Constrictor (real name Frank Payne, alias Frank Schlicting) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a mercenary who has occasionally acted in a manner closer to an anti-hero. He first appeared in Incredible Hulk #212 (1977). It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... The Incredible Hulk redirects here. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Len Wein (born June 12, 1948, New York City, New York) is an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics Swamp Thing and for reviving Marvel Comics X-Men. ... Cover to Avengers Annual #17. ... Ernesto Ernie Chan is a Filipino comic book artist. ... Glynis Wein is an artist who has worked as a colorist in the comics industry. ... S.H.I.E.L.D. (originally an acronym for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law Enforcement Division, subsequently changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention, Espionage and Logistics Directorate) is a fictional counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Universe that often deals with superhuman threats. ... The Masters of Evil are a fictional team of supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Cover to Fantastic Four #36. ... 1990s When Stryfe travelled to the 1990s, Cable followed him, with the aim of stopping Stryfes plans as well as preventing Apocalypses rise to power. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... Various characters of the Marvel Universe. ... A mercenary is a soldier who fights, or engages in warfare primarily for private gain, usually with little regard for ideological, national or political considerations. ... In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ... The Incredible Hulk redirects here. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Character history

Frank Payne was an agent of the international espionage organization S.H.I.E.L.D., and the father of an adult daughter, Mia. When SHIELD needed a costumed "supervillain" to go undercover in the criminal organization called the Corporation, Frank was given a snake-themed costume and a pair of wrist-mounted electrified metal coils. Using the false identity of Frank Schlicting and the codename of "Constrictor", he infiltrated the group, only to suffer a nervous breakdown and become a career criminal in earnest. As a result of his defection, SHIELD allowed his daughter to believe that he had died. As the Constrictor, "Schlicting" debuted in combat against the Hulk, and would remain an independent mercenary and criminal after the dissolution of the Corporation. He battled numerous heroes over the years, including repeated encounters with Captain America, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and the Thing. Although Luke Cage and Nick Fury eventually uncovered Payne's former identity, he chose to retain the Schlicting alias and to allow his daughter to believe that her father was dead. S.H.I.E.L.D. (originally an acronym for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law Enforcement Division, subsequently changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention, Espionage and Logistics Directorate) is a fictional counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Universe that often deals with superhuman threats. ... The Incredible Hulk redirects here. ... Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers (in some accounts Steven Grant Rogers), is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Iron Fist (the alter ego of Daniel Rand or Daniel Thomas Rand-Kai) is a superhero in Marvel Comics. ... Luke Cage, a. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... The Thing (Benjamin Jacob Ben Grimm) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, a founding member of the superhero team The Fantastic Four. ... Nicholas Joseph Nick Fury is a fictional army hero and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ...


Constrictor was also invited to join the Serpent Society, which he turned down and subsequently tried to turn them over to the Avengers. Anaconda later exacted revenge on him. While in the hospital recuperating from the beating, he was nearly killed by the Scourge of the Underworld disguised as a nurse. The Serpent Society is a fictional organization of snake-themed supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Avengers are a Marvel Comics superhero team, consisting of many of the Marvel Universes most popular and powerful heroes. ... Character Biography Anaconda (real name Blanche Sitznski) is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Scourge of the Underworld is the name of a series of fictional characters who have appeared in various series set in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Constrictor appeared as a supporting character in Deadpool wherein he and Titania moved in with him as his roommates. During their uncomfortable living situation, Constrictor was convinced that Titania was actually a man. It would turn out that he was right that she wasn't what she seemed; but not about her sexuality as Titania was revealed to actually be the mutant shapeshifter and Deadpool's former lover, Copycat. He was later found to be under the employment of Justin Hammer (sort of). When cutbacks forced his supervisor to lay him off, he responded by brutally attacking him, saying, "I'll show you who's redundant!" Deadpool (real name Jack (surname unknown), alias Wade Wilson) is a fictional comic book mercenary, anti-hero and occasional supervillain in Marvel Comics universe. ... Titania may refer to: Titania (mythology), the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore and a character from William Shakespeares play A Midsummer Nights Dream Titania (moon), the largest moon of Uranus. ... Justin Hammer. ...


He did join the seventh incarnation of the Masters of Evil. During the Deadpool story arc, it was also revealed that Constrictor had been part of a very short-lived rendition of the Wizard's Frightful Four. The Masters of Evil are a fictional team of supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Wizard (Marvel Comics) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Cover to Fantastic Four #36. ...


After a severe beating from Hercules, the Constrictor was awarded several million dollars in a lawsuit. Nighthawk, rich himself, convinced the Constrictor that with all his money there was no need to be a criminal anymore, and he has apparently turned over a new leaf and decided to be a hero. He is currently under the employment of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a member of the new Six-Pack. Hercules, or Heracles, being in one sense a superhero from classical antiquity, and a recognisable character freely available in the public domain, has been featured in a number of comic book series. ... Nighthawk is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, and a member of the Squadron Supreme. ... 1990s When Stryfe travelled to the 1990s, Cable followed him, with the aim of stopping Stryfes plans as well as preventing Apocalypses rise to power. ...


Powers and abilities

The Constrictor's primary weapon is a pair of electrified, prehensile, wrist-mounted metal coils. The coils are currently made of vibranium, and were previously made of adamantium. The adamantium coils were stolen from him by Gambit and were subsequently used by Mister Sinister to reinforce Sabretooth's skeleton. The strength of the coils varies based on their construction, but the adamanium coils were powerful enough to lift and even temporarily restrain the Hulk. The vibranium coils have a contact-based aura that suppresses sound: while the coils are wrapped around a target's throat, the victim's voice cannot be heard. The Constrictor's costume is lightly armored and non-conductive, and covers his entire body except for his lower face and chin. Although the Constrictor is a skilled unarmed combatant, he usually relies exclusively on his coils in a fight. Vibranium is a fictional metal found in the Marvel Universe. ... Adamantium is a fictional chemical substance and metal alloy in the Marvel Universe. ... Gambit is the codename of Remy LeBeau, a mutant comic book character in the fictional Marvel Universe. ... Mister Sinister is a fictional character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics universe. ... Sabretooth (Victor Creed) is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe, and an arch-enemy of Wolverine. ...


External links

  • Grand Comics Database's entry for Incredible Hulk # 212, Constrictor's debut

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