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When the Sandman and Trapster escaped prison together they rescued a helpless Wizard, adrift due to his malfunctioning anti-gravity discs, along the way. Together they formed an alliance dedicated to humiliating their mutual enemies, the Fantastic Four, by becoming an evil, mirror counterpart. Determined to form their own quartet, the criminal trio went through a series of brief recruits, none of whom proved satisfactory as a fourth member. Their first choice was an amnesiac Medusa, who soon deserted them after regaining her memories. Later, Blastaar, a mind-controlled Spider-Man, Thundra, the Brute (an alternate Reed Richards from Counter-Earth), Electro, and Llyra, who took over the group and forced them to attack the Sub-Mariner for her. After the Sandman turned his back on his criminal ways, the Wizard formed an all-new group with Constrictor, Deadpool, and Taskmaster, but they were bested easily by the Thing and Franklin Richards. Wizard next teamed with Trapster, Man-Bull, and Dreadknight, but they were defeated by Turbine, Spider-Man, and the Rangers on a test run in Canada.
More successful was a "Frightful Five" allying the Wizard, Hydro-Man, Klaw, and Titania with Aron the Rogue Watcher. Aron's power defeated the Fantastic Four, but he ultimately seized them for his own ends and banished the Frightful Four to the Vault. Trying to rebuild this nearly-successful team (minus Aron), the Wizard recruited Klaw, who had freed the mutating and embittered Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura). With those two and the Red Ghost, who had sought out the team to join, Wizard was beaten yet again by the Fantastic Four, despite the absence of Reed Richards. Klaw and the Red Ghost fled, so the Wizard and Ms. Marvel teamed with Trapster and a reprogrammed Punisher (robotic "watchdog" of Galactus) to fight the Fantastic Four on Wyatt Wingfoot's Keewazi reservation. When the heroic Fantastic Four seemed to be led by Dr. Doom (actually Reed trapped in Doom's armor), Wizard surrendered rather than risk Doom's wrath.
The Wizard's most recent team was a dysfunctional echo of the Fantastic Four's family structure; including the Wizard's half-dragon, ex-wife Salamandra, and their mass-shifting daughter Cole; as well as Hydro-Man and the Trapster. Wanting to humble the Fantastic Four on equal terms, the Wizard banished the Trapster into a time-loop after he threatened Cole, reducing his team's ranks from five to four. With the rebellious Cole's aid, the Fantastic Four invaded the Wizard's underground headquarters and defeated the Frightful Four, though the team escaped and remains at large.
Wizard's affiliation with M.O.D.O.K. and the Intelligencia gave way to a new version of the Frightful Four with two returning members as well as the addition of Lyra, daughter of the Hulk. Their first undertaking was to infiltrate the Baxter Building and kidnap Mister Fantastic. They were victorious in their mission, but they failed to eliminate the rest of the Fantastic Four because of the arrival of an unlikely ally, the Red Hulk.
1st appeared in Fantastic Four #36.
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