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Full Name: Calypso Ezili
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #209
Created by: Dennis O'Neil, Alan Weiss
Home Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Bad
Status: Alive
Place of Birth: Haiti
Citizenship: Haitian
Base: Mobile
Affiliations: None
Powers/Abilities: Mind control


Height: 5'8"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Unique Features: None

"Come sit, my little one. Lull yourself into a false sense of security. Let your mind relax and your soul become vulnerable"
— Calypso

Calypso Ezili (of Earth-616) was a voodoo priestess and the lover of Kraven the Hunter. Even though she is now a disembodied spirit, Calypso still plagues her nemesis Spider-Man


Calypso's original appearance

Calypso was a psychotic voodoo priestess, of Haitian decent, associated with Sergei Kravinoff, also known as Kraven the Hunter. Calypso seemed to enjoy driving her lover Kraven into fits of rage and furthering his hatred of Spider-Man, which ultimately led to Kraven's suicide.

Later, Calypso increased her already formidable powers by sacrificing her younger sister. She used her new abilities to hold Curt Connors, The Lizard, in her grasp, and used him in an attempt to defeat Spider-Man. However, Spider-Man managed to best them and Calypso was apparently killed.

Calypso soon returned, and freed the Lizard from The Vault so she could control him again. However, the enraged Lizard slashed her throat and then escaped.

Her voodoo preventing her from dying, Calypso returned again. Commanding a squad of savages, she attacked Spider-Man and Aloysha Kravinoff, the son of the original Kraven the Hunter. Desiring revenge for losing Sergei, she used her powers to drive Spider-Man and Aloysha into fighting each other. Spider-Man and Aloysha fought off her spell, and became friends Aloysha said that he would keep Calypso at his mansion, so the villainess could tell him about his long-lost father. However, Aloysha killed Calypso instead.

Calypso would use her voodoo to survive yet again, her spirit hopping into a series of host bodies. During many of these possessions she came into conflict with Spider-Man and Daredevil. Eventually, she found her ideal host in the zombie known as Simon Garth.

Powers & Abilities


Calypso was well-versed in the religion and practice of voodoo. She often used voodoo drums, potions, and charms. Calypso often used mind control, resurrection, and poisons to defeat her opponents.

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