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Professor Nathan Garrett, the evil Black Knight, had
genetically engineered a winged horse and created an arsenal of weaponry,
including a laser gun disguised as a medieval lance. Following the death
of his master, Garrett's winged horse flew away and was eventually discovered
by the Latverian scientist Bram Velsing. Velsing had once served Dr.
Doom, but also plotted against him; as a result, Doom punished him by
fusing a grotesque mask to his face. Adopting armor and weaponry reminiscent
of Garrett's, Velsing became the criminal Dreadknight.
Although I like this figure, mainly because it is unusual
looking and colorful, it does fall into that category of minor, largely
unknown villain who probably helped kill the line. But at this point,
Toy Biz probably should have reached into the bag of Avengers villains,
as Iron Man's rogues gallery never really seemed to cross over into
the Marvel Universe at large.