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Far from Home Flipped Mysterio’s Awful Original Death

Mysterio’s death in the comics was incredibly disappointing, but luckily his death was completely flipped in the MCU movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio is killed as a result of his own actions, but even in death he manages to ruin Spider-Man’s life by revealing Spidey’s secret identity to the world and in doing so cementing himself as one of Peter Parker’s most impactful villains to date–which is a far cry from his original death in Marvel Comics which was incredibly disappointing to say the least.

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Quentin Beck aka Mysterio pretends to be a multiversal hero who traveled to Earth-616 in pursuit of a group of villains known as Elementals. After he won Spider-Man’s trust, he coerced the teenage hero to relinquish a piece of tech that Tony Stark left to him after he died, one that granted Peter complete control over an army of fully-armed drones. Once Peter realizes that Beck isn’t a superhero from another universe, but a villain unwittingly created by Iron Man, it is too late and Stark’s drone army is under Mysterio’s control. However, Spider-Man is able to unlock the full-power of his Spider-Sense and see through Mysterio’s illusions and take the villain down before he can use his drones to cause anymore chaos. In a last ditch effort to beat Spider-Man and salvage his failure, Mysterio goes against his own safety protocols and orders his drones to open fire upon Spider-Man even though he was in the red zone. As a result, Mysterio is hit by gunfire and seemingly dies after recording and sharing a video revealing Spider-Man’s secret identity.


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In Daredevil: Guardian Devil Part 7 by Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, and Jimmy Palmiotti, it is revealed that Mysterio has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and has decided to use his last year alive to try and drive Daredevil insane. This issue outlines everything Mysterio did to Daredevil behind the scenes, including faking divine intervention to shake his faith, tormenting the minds of those around him to attack his mind, and hiring Bullseye to kill someone close to him to break his spirit. In the end, however, nothing Mysterio does to Daredevil has a lasting impact, and when Mysterio comes to that conclusion, he puts a gun to his head and takes his own life.

Spider-Man: Far From Home flipped Mysterio's comics death.

Mysterio’s comic book death is one of the most disappointing endings to a character that has ever been told. For starters, Mysterio commits his final days to destroying a hero who wasn’t even his main enemy as it has been well established that he is a Spider-Man villain with little to no meaningful connection to Daredevil whatsoever. Plus, as Daredevil pointed out, every one of Mysterio’s schemes in this storyline were ripped-off from other villainous plots, some that were carried out by Mysterio in the past with others being pulled from other villains–including his death. Before he took his own life, Mysterio said that his final act would be derivative of Kraven the Hunter, referencing Kraven’s Last Hunt in which Kraven committed suicide in the end.

Mysterio’s Marvel Comics’ death and the events that led up to it was utterly uninspired and left zero impact on the hero he was trying to vanquish–not to mention he was tormenting the wrong hero the whole time. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio left a lasting impact on Spider-Man’s life as his death gave validity to the claim that Spider-Man is a villain named Peter Parker. While they both technically died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Mysterio’s Spider-Man: Far From Home death flipped his vastly disappointing Marvel Comics demise.

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