List of Sinister Six members

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The members of the original Sinister Six

The Sinister Six are a group of supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe, drawn from Spider-Man's rogues gallery. There are several different formations of the group along the history of Marvel Comics' publications whose objectives vary from joining forces against Spider-Man or another common enemy to world domination.


Listed alphabetically after leader

Sinister Six[edit]

Sinister Six 2[edit]

Sinister Six 3[edit]

Sinister Six 4 (Sinister Seven)[edit]

This fourth incarnation of the Sinister Six was formed by the Hobgoblin to fight Kaine.

Sinister Six 5[edit]

This fifth incarnation was formed by the Sandman to get revenge on Doctor Octopus.

Sinister Six 6 (Sinister Twelve)[edit]

This sixth incarnation was formed by Norman Osborn at the time when he was unmasked as the Green Goblin.

Sinister Six 7[edit]

This seventh incarnation was formed during the Civil War storyline.

Sinister Six 8[edit]

This eighth incarnation was formed following the Origin of the Species storyline and were the main antagonists of the Ends of the Earth storyline:

Sinister Six 9[edit]

This ninth incarnation debuted in the Marvel NOW! event. After their defeat by the Superior Spider-Man, who took the Living Brain to be his own assistant, the remaining five became the lead characters in Superior Foes of Spider-Man:

Sinister Six 10 (Superior Six)[edit]

The Superior Spider-Man (Doctor Octopus' mind in Peter Parker's body) captures and assembles his own "superhero team" which he controls through tech implanted in the villains. This 10th incarnation debuted in Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #5 (2013). The roster corresponds closely to the original lineup.

Sinister Six 11[edit]

In order to steal valuables from the Chameleon, Boomerang's Sinister Six (minus the Living Brain and the Shocker) ally themselves with the Owl, who hires 11 others to create the "Sinister Sixteen".

Sinister Six 12[edit]

Mojo and the Chameleon abduct Spider-Man and his X-Men students, and force them to star in a show which pits them against the Sinister Sixty-Six. The group, which is not seen in its entirety, consists of holographic stand-ins of various enemies of Spider-Man.[1]

Sinister Six 13[edit]

A new team is assembled by Swarm in Spider-Man and the X-Men. While stealing a delivery of gold, the group is confronted by Spider-Man and his X-Men students; after Swarm is defeated by Hellion, his teammates surrender.[2]

Sinister Six 14[edit]

A new incarnation is assembled by Miles Morales' uncle Aaron Davis, who is wearing a re-colored and modified version of the Iron Spider armor.[3]

Sinister Six 15[edit]

In Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6, Spider-Man plays with Nathan, a cancer patient, who becomes Spider-Bite and they "fight" the Sinister Sixty, who wish to obtain Spider-Bite's action figure of Spider-Man.

Other versions[edit]

Age of Apocalypse[edit]

In the Age of Apocalypse 10th anniversary limited series, Mister Sinister assembles his own group dubbed the Sinister Six to fight Magneto's X-Men. However, this group is unrelated to the more established lineup of criminals.

Avataars: Covenant of the Shield[edit]

On the planet Earth created by the Shaper of Worlds, the Sinister Six are known as the Six Most Sinister, a group of criminals operating a tollbooth in the Webwood who are led by the Goblin King. When the Champions of the Realm attempt to pass through the Webwoods, they are attacked by the Six Most Sinister, who they easily deal with and leave defeated as they move on.

Gentleman's Sinister Six[edit]

In a trilogy of Spider-Man novels written by Adam-Troy Castro, a criminal mastermind calling himself the Gentleman formed a Sinister Six as part of an elaborate scheme to claim vengeance on Spider-Man.

Marvel Zombies[edit]

A zombified version of the Sinister Six appears in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days. They are seen attacking innocent civilians upon the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, but are repelled by Wolverine and Magneto.

Marvel Zombies Return[edit]

In the Marvel Zombies series, the Sinister Six appear in an alternative universe that Zombie Spider-Man enters, working for the Kingpin. They are quickly and violently ripped apart, bitten, and zombified (except the Sandman, who hopefully flees by turning into sand and disguising himself as the dirt Zombie Spider-Man stood on), and end up eating Spider-Man's friends, which causes them to be killed in retaliation.

The Sinner Six[edit]

An elderly version of the Sinister Six, dubbed the Sinner Six, appeared in Spider-Man: Reign. This version of the team is forced into the employ of New York's fascist Mayor Waters via microchips placed inside them that would detonate if they attempted to leave the city. If they succeeded in killing Spider-Man, they would be given their freedom. When the enraged (and elderly) Spider-Man returned to the superhero game, he seemingly killed the Scorpion by throwing him out of a window and Hydro-Man and Electro by throwing them into each other, as well as badly beating Kraven and Mysterio, before the Sandman revealed the existence of the bombs and handed a detonator to Spider-Man, sacrificing himself to stop Mayor Waters' plans after Waters was revealed to be nothing more than a pawn of his aide, Eddie Brock.


A version of the Sinister Six appears in Spider-Verse in the dimension of Earth-803 where it is set in Industrial Age New York. Their objective was to steal the mayor's plan. They battled Lady Spider and were forced to retreat after they were overwhelmed, yet they were able to accomplish their task.[4]

The Ultimate Six[edit]

In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, the Sinister Six is renamed the Ultimate Six. The original five villainous members initially attempted to recruit Spider-Man as the sixth member, but failed to do so.[5] The Vulture would later join the team.[6]


The Sinister Sextet of Earth-311 is founded by the dimension's version of Carnage.

Secret Wars (2015)[edit]

Various versions of the Sinister Six appear over various domains of Battleworld.


  • Doctor Octopus
  • Scorpion
  • Kraven the Hunter
  • Electro
  • Sandman
  • Vulture

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows[edit]

  • Doctor Octopus
  • Hobgoblin
  • Kraven the Hunter
  • Mysterio
  • Shocker
  • Vulture
  • Electro
  • Mr. Negative
  • Scorpion
  • Beetle (replacement member)
  • Boomerang (replacement member)
  • Rhino (replacement member)


Former members and replacements listed last

Spider-Man: The Animated Series[edit]

A version of the Sinister Six appeared in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, renamed the Insidious Six. This incarnation was formed by the Kingpin.

The Spectacular Spider-Man[edit]

The Sinister Six appears in the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series, a group of supervillains led and formed by Doctor Octopus in order to physically beat Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man[edit]

The Sinister Six (later, the Sinister Seven and the Superior Sinister Six) appear in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, led by Doctor Octopus. Unlike in the comic book series of the same name, the team is known as the Sinister Six rather than the Ultimate Six.

Marvel's Spider-Man[edit]

The Sinister Six appear in the 2017 Spider-Man animated series, led by Doctor Octopus. At first, the group is formed by Norman Osborn as the Osborn Commandos until Octopus takes over. Unlike other incarnations, this team is known as the Sinister Five until Octopus brainwashes Spider-Man into being their sixth member.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse[edit]

Although never officially stated, this is believed to contain the first version of the Sinister Six in film.


A Sinister Six film was in development as a spin-off of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.[7]

It would have consisted of:

  • Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
  • Green Goblin (Harry Osborn)
  • Vulture (Adrian Toomes)
  • Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich)
  • Mysterio (Quentin Beck)
  • Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff)

Video games[edit]

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six[edit]

In the NES game Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six, the Sinister Six is featured with the same line-up as the story arc the game is named for.

Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six[edit]

The Sinister Six are the primary enemies of the video game Spider-Man: The Sinister Six.

Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six[edit]

The Sinister Six are the main antagonists in the DOS video game Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes[edit]

In the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PSVita versions of Lego Marvel Super Heroes, the players can unlock all the members of the original Sinister Six from the comics and get an achievement called "Sinister Six".

Marvel: Avengers Alliance[edit]

The Sinister made their in-game debut as group during the level "Special Operations - Along Came the Spiders".[8]

Spider-Man Unlimited[edit]

A Multiverse Sinister Six, consisting of various members of themselves, invade dimensions to harvest the mineral ISO-8. They command an army of Sinister Soldiers. During updates, various villains appear, either aiding them or just joining in the battles, such as Jack O' Lantern, Hydro-Man, Silver Sable and Demogoblin.





Doctor Octopuses


Marvel: Future Fight[edit]

A special mission features the Sinister Six in collaboration with A.I.M. This version, however, is led by Mysterio, who disguised himself as Doctor Octopus and tricks the other members as well as A.I.M. to take control of the group and the A.I.M. faction in New York. It is unknown if the Vulture is an official member, but he assists the other villains against their fight with Spider-Man and his allies.

Marvel's Spider-Man[edit]

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order[edit]

Although never officially stated, it is believed to contain the version of The Sinister Six in this game:

Marvel Strike Force[edit]


Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark[edit]

The Sinister Six appears in the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. In this version, their comic book origins are ignored. Instead, they share a common origin as former research scientists whom the Green Goblin deliberately mutates into "freaks" as punishment for having abandoned Osborn Industries.

Marvel Universe Live![edit]


  1. ^ Elliott Kalan (w), Marco Failla (p), Marco Failla (i). Spider-Man and the X-Men #3 (25 February 2015), United States: Marvel Comics
  2. ^ Elliott Kalan (w), R.B. Silva (p), Rob Lean (i), Ian Herring (col), Clayton Cowles (let), Katie Kubert (ed). "Vulgarity" Spider-Man and the X-Men #4 (11 March 2015), United States: Marvel Comics
  3. ^ Spider-Man #234
  4. ^ Spider-Verse #1 (2015)
  5. ^ Ultimate Six miniseries
  6. ^ Ultimate Spider-Man #156
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