I was loading and posting pics yesterday, to post for yesterday's new blog post. There somehow, as sometimes happens, wound up being a bunch of drafts. I erased them, but in doing so, knocked the original numbering of this blog a bit. Today would've been the 493rd post. Now it'll be the 488th. The hell man? Now I'm that much farther away from 500. Fuck me.
So for today's edition of WTFWTT, I'm using the same dude from yesterday, Death-Stalker. Well technically it was his mother that was the main villain, but fuck it, I'll use him anyways.
He started out alright. Nice name, cool powers actually. In fact when you look at them:
"Interdimensional travel and Death-Grip gloves that grant the ability to kill a person upon contact"
They make him sound like one touch hombre.
Here's some more info on the nature of his powers:
"Accidental exposure to "T-radiation" altered Sterling's physiology, making it so that he normally existed in a dimension congruent to Earth. While in this realm, he could watch and listen to events on Earth without being observed from Earth by any means. By willing himself to do so, he could shift into the Earth dimension to varying degrees. He could become visible, but intangible, or visible and tangible as he desired. He could shift from one state to the other instantaneously. Also, while completely in his interdimensional state, he could cover distances more rapidly, enabling him to disappear from one Earth location and reappear at another far sooner than if he had traversed that same distance on Earth. The Death-Stalker could not continuously manifest in the dimension of Earth for more than several hours at a time. His "cybernetic death-grip" device, stolen from AIM, was worn in his gloves, which emitted a dose of microwave radiation when activated by mental command, crippling or killing (depending on the duration of contact) any living creature in contact with it. This self-described "touch of death" energy has been described as microwaves, but seems to have properties of both lightning and truly intense cold. The Death-Stalker, however, had to tangibly materialize in full on Earth for the device to be effective—a "lone weakness" which Daredevil learned he could exploit to attack Sterling. All in all, Philip Wallace Sterling was a brilliant criminal mastermind—running a global "espionage syndicate"—in addition to being an accomplished inventor and scientist with extensive knowledge of advanced scientific apparatus."
So how did he get this way?
Apparently he was somewhat of a brilliant inventor, and invented a Time-Displacer ray, or "T-Ray" which allowed him to target and send someone to another dimension.
Well he and his crew, called the Unholy Three, all ganged up on Daredevil. he beat 'em all, and broke the T-Ray in the process, which someone targeted and fucked with Philip Sterling's(That's his real name btw)
body, turning him into said Death-Stalker.
So with a person who could jump and warp into other dimensions, become intangible, and could kill you with his touch, how did this guy turn into a fucking lame-ass?
Because he had all those powers and could never get the job done. Year after year, he'd go after Daredevil, and get his ass handed to him.
Finally, in Daredevil#158(Frank Miller's 1st issue), while fighting DD in a dark and hardly-lit graveyard, Death-Stalker gets killed when DD tricks him into materializing blind right in the middle of a headstone. Bam! Fucking dead, and game over for that sum' bitch.
Again, this is a guy, power-wise, who should be on the level of an Iron Man, Dr.Strange, or Avengers, or FF, and he gets taken out by the poor man's version of Spider-Man. Damn!
Apparently the Death-Stalker name didn't die with Sterling though.
Nope. In Villains For Hire#1, we see a new female Death-Stalker. Who she is or how she got her powers was never explained that I know of. Huh.
Hopefully she'll do a lot better than her predecessor, but that all really depends on the writer at the time.
Good luck bitch;)