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.


Listed alphabetically after leader

Sinister Six 1[edit]

Sinister Six 2[edit]

Sinister Six 3[edit]

Sinister Seven[edit]

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

Sinister Six 4[edit]

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

Sinister Twelve[edit]

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

Sinister Six 5[edit]

This seventh incarnation was formed during the Civil War storyline.

Sinister Six 6[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 7[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:

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 tenth incarnation debuted in Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #5 (2013). The roster corresponds closely to the original lineup.

Sinister Sixteen[edit]

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

Sinister Sixty-Six[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 8[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's Six[edit]

Weary of continually cloning his own henchmen, only for them fail him again and again, Mr. Sinister creates feral clones of six of the X-Men, and transplants No-Girl's brain into the duplicate of Storm. The clones are unleashed against Spider-Man and the Special Class of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, and die via melting when Sinister destroys his own laboratory while retreating from the losing battle; Ernst is able to rip No-Girl's brain free of the Storm clone, and place it back into its life support system.[3]

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. 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.

The 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 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 older version of the Sinister Six, dubbed the Sinner Six appeared in Spider-Man: Reign. This version of the team are forced into the employ of New York's fascist mayor 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.


A version of the Sinister Six appears in Spider-Verse of the dimension 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 was 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 appears over various domains of Battleworld.


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

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows

  • Doctor Octopus
  • Hobgoblin
  • Kraven the Hunter
  • Mysterio
  • Shocker
  • Vulture


Former members and replacements listed last

The Insidious Six[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 super villains led and formed by Doctor Octopus in order to physically beat Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man[edit]

The Sinister Six (later, the Sinister Seven) 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.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2[edit]

A Sinister Six line-up was teased in the credits of the 2014 film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Sinister Six[edit]

A Sinister Six film is currently in development. The film was originally intended to be a spin-off of The Amazing Spider-Man 2[9] but it will no longer be connected to that film.[citation needed]

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, if you unlock all the members of the original Sinister Six from the comics, you will unlock 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.[10]

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 appears 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 Hydra. This however is led by Mysterio who disguised himself as Doctor Octopus and tricks the other members as well as Hydra to take control of the group and the Hydra 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.


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.


  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. ^ Elliott Kalan (w), Marco Failla and Diogo Saito (p), Marco Failla and Diogo Saito (i), Ian Herring (col), VC's Clayton Cowles (let), Katie Kubert (ed). Spider-Man and the X-Men #6 (29 April 2015), United States: Marvel Comics
  4. ^ Spider-Verse#1(2015)
  5. ^ Ultimate Six limited series
  6. ^ Ultimate Spider-Man #156
  7. ^ Marc Webb confirms this in a documentary on the Target exclusive disc for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. ^ Marc Webb confirms this in a documentary on the Target exclusive disc for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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