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Quote1.png You know, this is a respectable office building! I'm not very happy about having tenants who seem to be involved with some of the most despicable criminals of all! Now, I'm a broad-minded man, but must you defend such cut-throats and knaves? Quote2.png
Frank Farnum[src]

History

Manager of an office building whose tenants once included the Law Firm of Nelson and Murdock (Nelson and Murdock), Frank Farnum lead a double life as criminal mastermind, the Masked Marauder.[3] First attaining notoriety by commanding a gang of masked criminals against Spider-Man, Farnum attempted to play Spider-Man off his blind lawyer-tenant's alter ego, having members of his gang impersonate Daredevil and attack the wall-crawler.

As Spider-Man attacked the real Daredevil in retaliation, Farnum's men broke into the World Motors Center and stole an experimental engine.[4]

Daredevil convinced J. Jonah Jameson to run a fake editorial in the Daily Bugle detailing how the experimental engine was worthless without its fueling formula. Farnum was lured into breaking into the World Motors Center again. While his gang was ambushed and defeated by Daredevil and Spider-Man, Farnum himself escaped, disguised as a uniformed guard.[5]

The Masked Marauder and his men next broke the Gladiator out of custody during his court proceedings. Farnum intended for Potter to go after Foggy Nelson, at the time pretending to be Daredevil. Unwilling to become the Marauder's servant, Gladiator attacked the Marauder. Their fight was interrupted by a member of the Marauder's gang, surprising the two combatants with evidence that Foggy and Daredevil could not be the same person. They decide to set aside their differences and work together.[6]

Farnum created an android called the Tri-Man, powered with the skills of three gangsters. The android stormed the ring during a boxing match at Madison Square Garden, challenging Daredevil to a duel. When Daredevil started to win, Farnum noticed Foggy Nelson and Karen Page in the crowd and threatened to kill them unless Daredevil forfeited.[7] Capturing Daredevil, Farnum planed to add his powers to the Tri-Man. Breaking out of his prison, Daredevil fought the Marauder.

Farnum, in hopes of convincing the Maggia's leading factions to make him their leader, then transported Daredevil and Gladiator to an arena where they fought for the organization's amusement. Gladiator again refused to fight, especially after Daredevil saved him from a lion attack in the arena. This caused the Maggia families to lose interest in the spectacle and Farnum.[8]

Obsessed with discovering Daredevil's identity, Farnum teamed up with Stilt-Man. In an encounter with Daredevil, he seemingly perished in his own device,[9] only resurfacing later stating that the force field he used was actually a teleportation device.

As he was legally dead, however, his holdings - including several buildings he had owned and managed- were inherited by his brother Barry, who also had connections with the mob.[2]

Eventually becoming part of the Maggia, the Marauder once nearly consolidated his power.

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[10]
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