The Mutant-Powered Spider-Clones were human clones whose bodies had both spider and mutant DNA spliced into them. They were created by Miles Warren, a.k.a. the Jackal, who used the X-Men's DNA samples he had stolen from Mister Sinister's vault to give them mutant powers.
The Mutant-Powered Spider-Clones were used by the Jackal to capture both Spider-Man (actually the supervillain known as Doctor Octopus, who managed to switch bodies with Peter Parker before his death) and Scarlet Spider with the intention of collecting fresh DNA samples from them to be used in his future projects. However, said DNA samples, as well as the Mutant-Powered Spider-Clones, were destroyed by the explosion caused by Spider-Man in the Jackal's hideout.
Powers and Abilities
The Mutant-Powered Spider-Clones were shown to possess the following abilities derived from their genetically enhancing based on spider-biology:
- Superhuman Strength
- Biological/Organic Webbing Generation: The Mutant-Powered Spider-Clones had the ability to organically produce their own silk webbing from glands within their forearms. Although just two of them exhibited such power, it can be assumed that all of them had it.
In addition to that, the Mutant-Powered Spider-Clones were shown to have the powers of some members of the X-Men:
- Optic Blast: Like Cyclops, one of these Spider-Clones was shown to possess the mutant ability to project a powerful beam of concussive, ruby-colored force from its eyes.
- Electrokinesis / Electricity Manipulation: Like Storm, one of these Spider-Clones was shown to be able to create, shape and manipulate electricity, mainly using it to electrify its web in order to electrocute its prey.
- Teleportation: Like Nightcrawler, one of these Spider-Clones exhibited the ability to teleport himself and others in contact with him through a small amount of distance, leaving behind a trail of black smoke.
- Cryokinesis: Like Iceman, one of these Spider-Clones can generate, manipulate and fully control ice.
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