- "I shall beat Spider-Man, no matter how many gags I have to buy from the magic store!"
Mysterio was one of the most pathetic of villains. He decided that he didn't like Spider-Man, so he killed his pet goldfish, dumped out the water, lit a cigarette, the cheap ass lights, not even the manly stuff, and put the fish bowl on his head.
And so came the image of the smoking head in a bowl that is Mysterio. He got his suit from Toys 'R Us, and buys gags and parlor tricks from magic stores. Once, Spider-Man even caught him filling a water flower with toxin for the spider, and was strung up by his purple underwear right then and there.
Basically, he's a cheap ass man who took jokes and made them semi deadly. He was often jeered for his even more pathetic costume, which he purchased a replacement for at Geeks 'R Us (After his Toys 'R Us playsuit wore out). Everyone will tell you he committed suicide, but, in fact, The Joker crossed dimensions and showed him a Magic trick of his own for being a cheap rip off artist.
He was so pathetic, when we asked the Wall Crawler what he thought of him, he said "Who?"
Mysterio be damned. Go read the Joker article, he's more fun and deadly.