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The Villains of Spider-Man 3


Vulture
Suspect: Adrian Toomes AKA Vulture
Suspect: Adrian Toomes AKA Vulture
Action Figure courtesy Scott Akers

Comic Origin: Old crotchety businessman Adrian Toomes decides to have an impromptu manager's meeting when he discovers that his partner has been cheating him out of the profits. During the confrontation with said partner, Toomes discovers that radiation exposure from his experimental electromagnetic flying harness has given him super-human strength. Toomes uses the harness to ransack and rob his former company, then goes on a major crime spree when he realizes how easy it is to outwit the New York police department.

Movie status: Has not yet appeared.

Comic Status: After learning that the radiation from his flying apparatus gave him inoperable cancer, Norman Osborn gives the Vulture a treatment that reverts him to a much younger (and cancer-free) version of himself. The "new" Vulture updates his flying harness with body armor and weapons. He is generally even more ill-tempered than the "old" Vulture.

Probability: Unless the franchise gets up to around Spider-Man 6, it isn't likely that we'll see this old bald buzzard flying around.

Action Figure courtesy Scott Akers