THE CHINATOWN TRIADS:
are an underground society and street gang that engages in a variety of crimes from extortion and money laundering, to smuggling and counterfeiting music or video software as well as more tangible goods such as clothes, watches, and money. In reality NYC's Chinatown is generally viewed as a valued tourist attraction, but its earlier reputation was that of dangerous or dilapidated ghettos and slums, sites of brothels, opium dens, and gambling halls.
was an illegal immigrant from the Fujian province who attempted to travel to America on a slave ship operated by the Snakehead gang, where he was experimented on with a synthetic drug created by Maggia chemists. As the ship nearly crashed into New York harbor, the ship's crew evacuated and its captives made a break for shore, this pennyless survivor swam to shore and spent the following years building a large fortune and dedicating himself to helping those less fortunate. But the black synthetic heroin-like substance he was injected with would cause his personality to split into two men, the kind-hearted and generous philanthropist Martin Li
who operates a soup kitchen in Chinatown, and the villainous crime lord Mister Negative.
Li's appearance resembles a photographic negative
, so in comics he speaks in reverse-colored black text bubbles with white letters, distorting the sound of his voice. Mr. Negative displays a high degree of superhuman strength, enough to send Spider-Man flying through two buildings with a single blow, and he demonstrates superhuman reflexes during gang wars, dodging bullets or cutting them in half with his sword. He also has the power to charge up knives
with black electrical energy
, and he can corrupt people he touches
in the same manner, bringing them under his possesion and obedience. A corrupted person's clothes changes to their photographic negative colors, they're even embued with vastly increased stamina and endurance. Negative's alternate persona, Martin Li seems to have the opposite power to cure others
: a simple touch completely cured Eddie Brock's cancer, and homeless people who stay at his shelter have rapidly recovered from any illnesses or injuries they once suffered from.
During the story of Brand New Day
, Mister Negative first comes into conflict with Spider-Man when he makes a power play toward taking control of New York's criminal underworld by attempting to wipe out all existing members of the Karnelli and Maggia crime families using a DNA specific bioweapon
called the "Devil's Breath". In exchange for leaving the Maggia families' children alive, he takes a sample of Spider-Man's blood to use in a formula that would later be used against him during a fight with the Maggia. Spider-Man then recruits the Black Cat
to help him steal the remaining blood from Mister Negative and replace it with a vial of pig blood so he is unaware of his loss. Believing he is the embodiment of yin-and-yang, Martin Li by day and Chinatown's Kingpin of Crime by night, his humanitarian side would continue to run F.E.A.S.T. (Food, Emergency Aid, Shelter and Tolerance), where Peter Parker's Aunt May volunteers.
MR. NEGATIVE'S INNER DEMONS:
are a specialized unit of henchmen who wear Dragon-style masks over suits, and use high-tech electrified versions of swords, brass knuckles and various other oriental weaponry such as gun staffs and Nunchakus. Inner Demons can regenerate from even the most lethal wounds within a matter of seconds, as they've been shown immediately recovering from impalement, gunshots to the head, and even getting torn apart or decapitated yet continuing to stand and fight.
The Inner Demons are aided by footsoldiers who were once Asian immigrants used for slave labor by Norman Osborn, and then liberated by Martin Li. He proceeded to train the immigrants in the martial arts, under the guise of preparing them for security jobs, but in reality he plays on their hatred of Osborn and turns them into his own corrupt agents, the foot soldiers of his alter-ego, Mister Negative. They are reborn as drug dealers and thugs, a plague on the streets of New York City.
Mr. Negative has access to advanced technology and secret laboratories, in which he is able to give his subjects medical care far more advanced than what's available to the general public. It just so happens the billionaire scion of an evil mega-conglomerate is dying of the same terminal hereditary illness that killed his father, to cure this genetic disease he needs a blood transfusion -- so could this be a set-up for an uneasy alliance or another rivalry with a still-dying Harry Osborn?
THE GOBLIN'S GANG:
is an urban terrorist group dedicated to Harry Osborn's hostile takeover of his father's company, Oscorp Industries. Felicia, the Goblin's second-in-command, had access to some untested equipment that, when mass-produced, would help him exact his revenge on Donald Menken: an OsCorp board member who'd been using Harry's security clearance to run the off-books Special Projects division at Ravencroft, and then framed him with covering up Max Dillon's accident to usurp his place as CEO.
is a military-grade flying device, an incredibly fast and maneuverable rocket aircraft equipped with various state-of-the-art weapons, and the primary mode of transport for the Green Goblin. The pilot is locked into stirrups via electromagnetic clasps on the wings of the glider, it's steered primarily by the weight and attitude of its rider, either by leaning or by voice-activated radio-linked controls integrated into the Goblin's mask. The rider has access to a wide array of armaments, including heat-seeking and smart missiles, machine guns, extending blades, a flamethrower and a pumpkin bomb dispenser/launcher. Its top speed is 90 miles per hour (140 km/h), and it can support about 400 lb (180 kg), though it could lift far more without depleting the fuel supply.
are a set of light plastic grenades resembling miniature Jack-o'-lanterns with concussive, smoke, incendiary, or hallucinogenic gas-emitting properties, some of which release a specially concocted gas that neutralizes the 'spider-sense.' The flying razor-bat pumpkin bomb splits mid-air into several razor-edged 'bladed boomerang' projectiles which can slice through or impale themselves into opponents, and incendiary grenades when thrown ignite almost soundlessly and produce enough heat to melt through steel.
is a biogenic chemical compound made from various species of genetically engineered "super-spider" venoms, when directly injected into the bloodstream causes severe mutagenic side effects that far outweight its performance enhancing benefits. Any successor to the Goblin persona possesses superhuman strength (lifting 9 tons under optimal conditions), increased speed, reflexes, endurance, and an accelerated healing rate. To make their presence known, the Goblin Nation could hire recruits from Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane, out of those characters who'd taken the formula in the comics: Phil Ulrich
(Goblin Knight) Roderick Kingsley
(Hobgoblin) Jason Macendale
(Demogoblin) Nels Van Adder
(Proto-Goblin) and for the sake of setting up another spin-off, Cletus Kasady
(Carnage) could also join their ranks.