The Religious Affiliation of
Number 16

Religion: sadist; White Supremacist CBR Scale: M

Name: Number 16

Other Names: 16

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Defenders (vol. 1) #129 (Mar. 1984): "Countdown"

Creators: J. M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin, Kim DeMulder

Number of Appearances: 5

Teams/Affiliations: HYDRA; Secret Empire; Sons of the Serpent

Enemy of: Spider-Man, Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders

Occupation: agent, torturer

Race: white

Gender: male

The man known only as "Number 16" (or simply "16") had an interesting history, having been a member of multiple subversive organizations. He joined the White Supremacist organization known as the Sons of the Serpent. He was an agent of the Secret Empire. Finally, he joined HYDRA.

While he was with HYDRA, Number 16 kidnapped and tortured multiple spies, including S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. finally caught up with Number 16. They released Number 16's prisoners, who beat their captor and torturer. Whether or not Number 16 survived that beating is unclear.

Number 16 is a master torturer. His body is covered with stars.

This character is in the following 5 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #356 (Dec. 1991): "After Midnight!" (cameo)
The Avengers
The Defenders (vol. 1) #129 (Mar. 1984): "Countdown"
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #157 (Late June 1994): "Jury of Your Peers"

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