The Fly (Deacon) (Spider-Man enemy) (Marvel Comics)


(Richard Deacon)


The Fly (Richard Deacon) is a minor Spider-Man who first appeared in 1976 and died ten years later. He has since come back, but that was years after this profile was done.

This entry is a set of older notes. It was primarily done as part of tests to turn Marvel Advanced Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game stats into DC Heroes one, early on.


  • Real Name: Richard Deacon.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City area.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Red


Powers and Abilities

The Fly has the powers of a man-sized fly :

  • Proportionate strength.
  • Increased reflexes, agility and endurance.
  • Faceted eyes.
  • Tiny adhesive-secreting glands on fingers and toes.
  • A pair of functional wings.

He could also vibrate his wings in opposition to one another with such force as to create a formidable shock wave of air pressure, with high concussive force.


A small-time criminal who was shot while escaping Spider-Man. He was found by Dr. Harlan Stillwell, who had been hired by J. Jonah Jameson to create a superhuman operative.

This time around, it is Deacon who threatened Stillwell and forced him to apply the treatment. After being turned into a human fly, Deacon killed Stillwell and flew away.

However, the fly imprinting was not stable. As a result, Deacon behaved more and more like a bestial insect. He had to be interned but eventually escaped the institution, only to be shot down by the Scourge.


A small-time, but ruthless thug who’s out for number one. Not being very sophisticated, he just use his powers to kill whoever annoys him and to take what he wants.

He lived his life in a straight life of solely self-concerned gratification, and placed no value whatsoever in other human beings.

Fly (Marvel Comics) (Richard Deacon) 2009 redesign by Tan Eng Huat

2009 redesign by Tan Eng Huat.


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DC Universe History

He’s so minor… Could be an experience by Killer Moth in his insectoid state to create henchmen. Perhaps in fact he created a small superhuman guard of people with Deacon’s powers.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 08 Str: 07 Bod: 06 Motivation: Power, later Psycho
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Criminal mastermind
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources: 006
Init: 020 HP: 030

Cling: 04, Flight: 06, Full vision: 06, Superbreath: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flight is Winged (-1).
  • Superbreath is generated by his wings, and can only be used against targets behind him (-2).

Acrobatics (Dodging, climbing): 10, Evasion: 11, Thief: 03

Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye.

Underworld (Low).

Distinct Appearance. As time went on, he gained a Rage and a Psychological Instability that gradually worsened to Catastrophic proportions, along with a MIH of Spider-Man.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Spider-Man comics (Marvel universe).

Helper(s): Jackson, Nick Yankovec.