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Kraven (Ultimate)
REAL NAME: Sergei Kravinoff
KNOWN ALIASES: None
IDENTITY: Publicly known
OCCUPATION: TV Personality
CITIZENSHIP: Australia
PLACE OF BIRTH: Unknown
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
GROUP AFFILIATIONS: Norman Osborn's "Six"
EDUCATION: Unknown
FIRST APPEARANCE: Ultimate Spider-Man #16 (2002)

HISTORY: Reality TV star Kraven the Hunter had seen it all in the Australian outback. Battling crocodiles, box with kangaroos, and hunting wild game with his bare hands had gained him a cult following; but as his agents put it, defeating the masked Spider-Man would put him on the map. Traveling to New York with his girlfriend, Tabidi, and production crew, Kraven promised a horde of reporters that he wouldn't just catch Spider-Man, he would kill him. Visiting P.S. 163 in Queens, Kraven examined the site of a recent battle between Spider-Man and a goblin monster, trying to pick up Spider-Man's scent. Unknown to Kraven, Spider-Man was right under his nose the whole time, in his secret identity as a student Peter Parker. Later, Kraven learned that Spider-Man was spotted riding atop a limo on the New Jersey turnpike. Kraven and his production crew followed Spider-Man to a Hammer Industries laboratory where Spider-Man was battling Doctor Octopus. After Spider-Man defeated Doc Ock, Kraven challenged the exhausted Spider-Man, who wanted nothing to do with him. Kraven lunged at Spider-Man, throwing everything he had at him, but Spider-Man just dodged it all and eventually knocked Kraven out with a single punch. The police then arrested the humiliated Kraven and his production crew for public endangerment.

Because of his arrest, Kraven was deported and his show was cancelled. Even Tabidi left him. Obsessed with revenge, Kraven took illegal genetic enhancements and began a media tour, renewing his challenge to Spider-Man. When the Ultimates sought to arrest him for genetic tampering, Kraven tried to flee but Hawkeye shot him in the calf an arrow. Placed in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Kraven was housed in the same cell block as fellow Spider-Man enemies Norman Osborn, Doctor Octopus, Electro, and the Sandman, escaping alongside them and hiding out in Wilson Fisk's summer house in the Hamptons.

While the Ultimates raided Kraven's production company, the escapees took advantage of this to kidnap Spider-Man, whom Kraven saw unmasked. Enraged that a mere teen had humiliated him, Kraven attacked the bound Spider-Man, but his partners restrained him. Osborn tricked Spider-Man into joining them in an attack on the White House, but the Ultimates intervened and Spider-Man turned on Osborn. Knocked clear into the Oval Office, Spider-Man was stalked by vengeful Kraven, whom Thor downed with a lightning bolt. Captured again, a desperate Kraven tried to claim that Doc Ock or Osborn had been using mind control on him.

HEIGHT: 6 ft. 2 in.
WEIGHT: 240 ft.
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Black

SUPERHUMAN POWERS: Kraven's genetic enhancements give him heightened strength, agility and senses, as well as a more animalistic appearance.

ABILITIES: Kraven is a skilled hunter and tracker.

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES:
Challenged Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man #16, 2002)
Humiliated and arrested (Ultimate Spider-Man #21, 2002)
Escaped S.H.I.E.L.D. (Ultimate Six #2-3, 2003)
Defeated by Ultimates (Ultimate Sis #6, 2004)

NOTE: Copied from “The Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe 2005: The Fantastic Four & Spider-Man”

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