Gifted with the ability to sense other people's pain and absorb it into himself, Daniel Shepard left his hometown of Abbotsford, Ohio, and traveled east, finding those who were crushed by their pain and lifting them of their emotional burdens.

Eventually, Danny arrived at Midtown High School in New York, where he was drawn to the profound grief suffered by Peter Parker, whose uncle had recently been murdered. Danny offered to take Peter's grief away, but Parker refused, insisting that the pain would teach him to use his powers responsibly.

Confounded by Parker's refusal, Danny left the school and continued traveling.[1]


Danny has the ability to sense other people's pain and draw it into himself. It is unclear whether or not this effect is permanent. He also possesses some degree of telepathy.

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