- Debut: Free Comic Book Day: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (May 2007)
- Created By: Dan Slott & Phil Jimenez
Mister Negative is the only member of our Spider-Man villains list that was created after the year 2000. Initially, he was an unnamed Chinese gangster and human trafficker who was captured by the crime boss Silvermane. He was brought in, alongside the future Cloak and Dagger, to become test subjects for a drug created by Simon Marshall. The experiment gives the person control over both the Darkforce and Lightforce. These forces are extra-dimensional forms of energy that can be manipulated by those attuned to them. Treat them similar to the force in Star Wars, where there is a light and dark side of the force that only force users can access.
Cloak and Dagger would have this split, where Cloak took on abilities with the Darkforce while Dagger took on abilities from the Lightforce. However, the gangster was given access to both. This effectively gave him two very opposite personalities, Mister Positive and Mister Negative. Positive was a philanthropist who went by the name of Martin Li and became the founder of the F.E.A.S.T. Project that helped the homeless. The other, Mister Negative, is a ruthless crime lord who leads the Inner Demons Gang. The two sides have no memory of the other, making Martin quite dangerous. He even has the power of controlling minds, charging melee weapons with his Darkforce energy, a healing touch, and enhanced strength & reflexes.