Mister Fear (Marvel Comics) (Fagan)

Mister Fear

(Alan Fagan)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The original Mister Fear was an early Daredevil opponent, back in 1965. Since Daredevil is the Man Without Fear, giving him an opponent akin to Batman’s Scarecrow had some logic to it. But Mister Fear never achieved the prominence of his DC Comics counterpart.

There have been four persons using the Mister Fear identity. Alan Fagan here was the fourth, appearing in 1980.

These here notes are also mostly from the 1980s – a port of his TSR’s Marvel Super-Heroes Advanced Role-Playing Game stats and his Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe bio. So it’s pretty old, and the large bulk of his appearances is missing.

I’d almost deleted this entry but heh, the stats can be useful as a placeholder.


  • Real Name: Alan Fagan.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Larry Cranston (uncle, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Eyes: Hazel Hair: Silver


Powers and Abilities

The newest Mister Fear is reasonably intelligent and ruthless. He also has significant amounts of money.

Still, he would be little more than a local crime lord or white-collar criminal if he didn’t have the Mister Fear weaponry and Fear Compound. The latter is a chemical that induces unreasoning, crushing fear until purged from the body.


The original Mister Fear accidentally discovered the Fear Compound. After creating his masked identity, he banded with Eel (Leopold Stryke) and Ox (Raymond Bloch) to fight Daredevil (Matt Murdock).

He was seemingly killed by Starr Saxon (the Machinesmith), who took his identity as Mister Fear II. But that was the fight during which Saxon was killed by a fall, and started his existence as an android.

It was not over for the Mister Fear alter ego, however. Lawyer Larry Cranston, who hated Matt Murdock and suspect that he was Daredevil, managed to take hold of the equipment. However, he too fell to his seeming death.

But even this didn’t mean there would be no more Mister Fear. Alan Fagan, a nephew of Cranston, got hold of the Mister Fear equipment. He attempted to blackmail New York with a nuclear warhead, but was stopped by Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Hawkeye (Clint Barton).


See illustration.


A quasi-cinematic baddie, his plans hinge on the use of fear and intimidation to reap power.

DC Universe History

Mister Fear is a very minor villain. He might have been one of these anecdotal Teen Titans foes.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Mister Fear IV

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Power
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Businessman
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources: 07
Init: 012 HP: 020

Detective (law): 03, Vehicles (land): 02, Weaponry (Mister Fear gun and ring): 05

Expertise (business).

None demonstrated.


  • PELLET GUN [BODY 03, Fog: 04, Bonus : the Fear Compound can be spread into the Fog, Limitation : the Fear Compound can then be resisted with Sealed Systems and/or Systemic Antidote].
  • INJECTOR RING [BODY 07, EV 03, Bonus : will not affect targets with a BODY of 8+ (cannot penetrate the skin), Fear Compound can be resisted via Systemic Antidote].
  • FEAR COMPOUND [Phobia: 16, Note: is opposed by MIN/BODY].
  • COSTUME [/BODY/ 05, Sealed systems: 12].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.