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Curt Connors is a scientist for S.H.I.E.L.D. that created several advanced technologies. After the loss of his arm Dr. Connors took a serum that turned him into the Lizard. As the Lizard, he was an unwilling member of the Sinister Six. This version of Lizard appeared in the Ultimate Spider-Man television series.
When Nick Fury first introduced Spider-Man to Curt Connors, Connors told Spider-Man that he had followed his career closely and that he was impressed. When Spider-Man became a S.H.I.E.L.D. superhero in training Dr. Connors and his team of scientist created several spider themed weapons for him.
During a battle with Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man broke off one of his mechanical arms and later gave it to Curt Connors to study.
Curt Connors told Spider-Man that he had an open door policy at his laboratory on the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier and that if he ever needed anything just to ask him.
Curt Connors appeared in Spider-Man's fantasies where he and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were seen partying on a tropical island.
The Iron Octopus
After Spider-Man was attacked by an Octobot he was able to break off one of it's mechanical arms and gave it to Curt Connors. Dr. Connors compared it to the other arm Spider-Man gave him and was able to deduce that it was created by his old friend, Dr. Otto Octavius.
Doctor Octopus then attacked the helicarrier and Dr. Connors was shocked to see him wearing a suit of armor with four mechanical arms coming out of his back. As Doctor Octopus attacked the lab Curt Connors, Norman Osborn, and Harry Osborn his while Spider-Man and Nick Fury fought him. Iron Man then arrived and helped Spider-Man defeate Doctor Octopus.
Rise of the Goblin
When Green Goblin attacked the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier Curt Connors' right arm was crushed by falling debris. This caused Dr. Connors to lose all movement in his right arm. Green Goblin then stole a glider and shock gloves from Connors' laboratory and used the weapons to attack Spider-Man, Power Man, Nova, Iron Fist, and White Tiger.
As Green Goblin caused the helicarrier to crash into the water Curt Connors and the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents managed to make it to safety.
Dr. Connors later had his right arm amputated.
Sometime later Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. found Doctor Octopus and tried to capture him but he got away. Despite this S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to obtain Doc Ock's experimental DNA compounds. The DNA compunds were then given to Curt Connors.
Later on Dr. Connors showed Spider-Man the DNA compounds and Spider-Man saw that they were animal DNA. Curt Connors then told Spider-Man that he believed the animal DNA could heal a damaged human body. However, Spider-Man told Curt Connors that Doc Ock's genetic tampering was far too dangerous. Spider-Man then accidentally activated Doctor Octopus' security system and was trapped under falling debris. Dr. Connors was aunable to move the debris so he injected himself with Doctor Octopus' lizard DNA. The lizard DNA allowed Curt Connors to a giant lizard arm and he was able to lift the debris off of Spider-Man. Spider-Man and Curt Connors were then attacked by several Octobots and they worked together to destroy them. However, Connors injected himself with more lizard DNA which caused him to mutate into a humaniod lizard. The Lizard told Spider-Man that if Doctor Octopus is the only one that could perfect his change he must find him. Lizard then leaped through a hole in the ceiling.
Minutes later Spider-Man caught up with Lizard and told him that he needed to go back to the helicarrier to see a doctor. Spider-Man also told Lizard that it would be impossible to find Doctor Octopus. However, Lizard used his now heightened sense of smell to track down Doctor Octopus. Lizard then went into the sewer to search for him.
Spider-Man eventually caught up with Lizard and saw him talking to Doctor Octopus. Lizard demanded that Doctor Octopus perfect the lizard serum so that it could regrow limbs but not turn people into giant lizards. However, Doctor Octopus refused and Lizard attacked him. Spider-Man managed to save Doctor Octopus but Lizard captured him in his tail. Lizard threw Spider-Man across the room. Spider-Man then trapped the Lizard in his webbing. Lizard was easily able to escape the webbing and attacked Spider-Man. Lizard then attacked Doctor Octopus and ripped his mechanical arms out of his back. Lizard nearly killed Dock Ock but was stopped by Spider-Man.
Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus then started to work together to defeat the Lizard. By working together Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus were able to trap Lizard in a giant safe. However, the safe was unable to hold the Lizard and he broke out. Doctor Octopus then betrayed Spider-Man and left him alone to fight Lizard. Spider-Man led Lizard on a chase through New York City until he go to Doctor Octopus' old laboratory where White Tiger, Nova, Power Man, and Iron Fist were waiting for them. While Lizard fought the other heroes Spider-Man used Doctor Octopus' lab to create an antidote to the lizard serum. Spider-Man then injected Lizard with the antidote and it transformed back into a human.
Lizard is briefly seen when Spider-Man remembers all the supervillains that beat him up.
The Sinister Six
While Spider-Man and his team were working on a training exercise Spider-Man received a video message from Curt Connors telling him to come to Doctor Octopus' under water laboratory because he found something he should see.
As Spider-Man arrived at the under water base he saw Curt Connors held captive by Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man was then attacked by Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Rhino, Beetle, and Electro. Doctor Octopus then electrocuted Curt Connors which caused him to transform into the Lizard which made him the final member of the Sinister Six. Lizard and the other members of the Sinister Six then tried to kill Spider-Man. As Spider-Man was subdued Doctor Octopus ordered Lizard to remove Spider-Man's mask. However, Spider-Man was able to get away.
As the Sinister Six looked for Spider-Man they split up. Spider-Man then attacked Lizard and webbed him to a wall. Lizard was able to break free from the webbing and he attacked Spider-Man. Doctor Octopus ordered Lizard to remove Spider-Man's mask. As Lizard was about to take off the mask he paused. Lizard then told Doctor Octopus that he would not remove the mask because Spider-Man was his friend. This angered Doctor Octopus and he electrocuted Lizard. Kraven the attacked Lizard. During this time Spider-Man was able to escape.
Lizard and the Sinister Six then tracked Spider-Man to the Statue of Liberty. Spider-Man grabbed Lizard's tail and swung him around and hit the other members of the Sinister Six. While the S.H.I.E.L.D. heroes fought the Sinister Six, Spider-Man webbed up Lizard. Lizard soon escaped. However, the device Doctor Octopus was using to electrocute malfunctioned and Lizard went after Doctor Octopus. Lizard ended up fainting and Spider-Man defeated Doctor Octopus. Only seconds later Lizard awoke and escaped into the sewer.
Stan By Me
Sometime later Lizard broke into Midtown High School at night time and began to steal some equipment and even kidnapped Phil Coulson. As Spider-Man searched for Coulson he was attacked by the Lizard. After a brief fight Lizard took Harry Osborn who was with Spider-Man in the school.
Spider-Man then followed Lizard into a tunnel underneath the school and was attacked by the Lizard. However, Lizard was blinded from the light of two flashlights that were held by Mary Jane Watson and Stan, the Midtown High School janitor. Lizard then ran off. However, Lizard returned only seconds later and grabbed Mary Jane and ran off again.
Spider-Man and Stan tracked Lizard to the school's maintenance room. As Spider-Man attempted to save Mary Jane he was attacked by the Lizard. As Spider-Man and Lizard fought Mary Jane was saved by Stan. Spider-Man was then able to get Phil Coulson and Harry Osborn to safety.
Spider-Man then saw that Lizard was building some kind of machine. Spider-Man was able to deduce that the machine wouls be used to modify his brainwaves to keep his mind from totally turning into a reptile brain. Stan and Coulson were able to force Lizard into the machine and Spider-Man turned it on. However, Lizard revealed that the machine was actually designed to remove Curt Connors from his brain so that he could stay the Lizard. As Lizard fought Spider-Man a fire started and Spider-Man got Mary Jane and Coulson to safety while Stan stayed behind and fought Lizard. Stan was able to knock out Lizard and got to safety.
Return of the Sinister Six
Spider-Man found Lizard, who was wearing a battle armor, in the sewers and follows him. Spider-Man got cornered by the Lizard but Norman Osborn in the Iron Patriot armor arrived and began to shoot at Lizard. After a brief fight Lizard escaped. As Spider-Man looked around the sewer he found a formula written on the wall by Lizard and when he got back to the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier discovered that Curt Connors found a way to reverse his mutation.
Lizard and the Sinister Six then attacked a prison which drew the attention of Spider-Man and his team. As with the Lizard before, all members of the Sinister Six had high-tech armor supplied to them by Doctor Octopus. Lizard and the other members of the Sinister Six then attacked Spider-Man. Iron Patriot, Iron Fist, White Tiger, Nova, and Power Man then arrived and helped Spider-Man fight the Sinister Six. Each hero fought one member of the Sinister Six. Spider-Man was the one that attacked Lizard. As Lizard crawled inside the prison Spider-Man followed him.
While inside the prison Lizard attacked Spider-Man. Their fight led back outside and Lizard was able to pin Spider-Man to the ground. As Doctor Octopus was about to inject Norman with the Goblin Formula, Spider-Man broke free from Lizard's grasp to try and stop him. However, Spider-Man was captured by Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man was able to break free from Doctor Octopus' grasp but Lizard attacked Spider-Man. Spider-Man was able to inject Lizard with the formula which turned him back into a human.
When Green Goblin planned to gas New York City with his goblin formula Dr. Connors gave Spider-Man a formula that could reverse a goblin mutation.
After Spider-Man captured a Venom symbiote he gave to to Curt Connors to so that he could take it to the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier so that it could be destroyed. However, a small piece of the symbiote was left behind and bonded to Flash Thompson.
Flash was taken to the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier where he was examined by Curt Connors. Dr. Connors then revealed to Spider-Man and Flash that the Venom symbiote had permanently bonded to Flash. Flash took the name Agent Venom and began to work with Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Next Iron Spider
In Peter Parker's fantasies Lizard is shown kidnapping someone while he is with his Aunt May.
In Peter Parker's fantasies Lizard buys coffee from Spider-Man at a coffee shop.
When Curt Connors created a battle suit he had Spider-Man fight it and in the battle Spider-Man destroyed them. This allowed Connors to discover a flaw in his armor and fix it. Connors then revealed to Spider-Man and Agent Venom that Rhino was being held on the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier and that he tried to cure him, but his transformation appeared to be irreversible. A short while later Rhino escaped the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier.
During a battle with Rhino, Agent Venom was injured and Spider-Man took him to the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier where Curt Connors looked after him.
When Nick Fury went on a secret mission he left Curt Connors in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. in his absence.
Spider-Man knew that Doctor Octopus had a spy at S.H.I.E.L.D. and when a robot malfunctioned and tried to kill Spider-Man the Web Warriors began to suspect that Curt Connors was Doctor Octopus' spy. Spider-Man did not want to believe that Connors could be the mole. However, when Spider-Man, Kid Arachnid, and Scarlet Spider went to the laboratory they saw Dr. Connors inject himself with the lizard DNA and transform into the Lizard. Lizard then attacked the three heroes. Lizard was then webbed to the ground but managed to bite Kid Arachind. The bite then caused Kid Arachnid to transform into a lizard creature himself. Lizard managed to escape the webbing and also bit Scarlet Spider which turned him into a giant lizard. The three lizards then chased down Iron Spider and Spider-Man.
Soon after Iron Fist and White Tiger were bitten and turned into lizards. Several other residents on the helicarrier followed.
Spider-Man and Iron Spider were able to make their way to Nick Fury's office where they retrieved a cure for the lizard formula.
Spider-Man was attacked by more lizards including Curt Connors. However, Spider-Man managed to disperse the cure through the ventilation system which spread the cure through the building. As everyone breathed it in they were turned back into humans.
When Dr. Connors was aksed why he injected himself with the lizard DNA, Connors answered that it was actually Rhino that turned him into the Lizard. Spider-Man and the others then realized that Rhino was Doctor Octopus' spy inside S.H.I.E.L.D.
After Agent Venom and Anti-Venom were both injured in a fight against each other Spider-Man took them to S.H.I.E.L.D. where Dr. Curt Connors kept him in the infirmary.
The New Sinister Six
Curt Connors later created an Anti-HYDRA weapon and told Spider-Man about it. Dr. Connors then gave Spider-Man the weapon key and told Spider-Man that the Anti-HYDRA weapon could not function without it.
When Nova crashed into a beach Spider-Man brought him to the S.H.I.E.L.D. infirmary where Dr. Curt Connors looked after him.
The Symbiote Saga
Curt Connors later told Flash Thompson that the Venom symbiote recovered from their battle with Anti-Venom. However, he also told Flash that his own bady had not yet recovered.
The Spider Slayers
Curt Connors studied the Spider Slayers when Spider-Man brought them to the S.H.I.E.L.D. base.
Curt Connors attended the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy graduation.
In the comics
In the Ultimate comics Curt Connors was a scientist working for Stark International. Connors researched lizard DNA in hopes to regrow lost limbs in humans. However, after five years of research with no success Connors funding for his research was dropped.
Drowning his disappointment with alcohol, the drunken Connors injected himself with lizard DNA in a desperate attempt to achieve results. The serum caused Connors to regrow his arm but also caused him to transform into a giant lizard.
- Great Responsibility
- Me Time
- Snow Day
- The Iron Octopus
- Rise of the Goblin
- The Lizard
- The Rhino
- The Sinister Six
- Stan By Me
- Return of the Sinister Six
- Agent Venom
- The Next Iron Spider
- The Vulture
- Rampaging Rhino
- The New Sinister Six: Part 1
- Agent Web
- The Symbiote Saga: Part 1
- The Spider Slayers: Part 3
- Graduation Day: Part 1
- Graduation Day: Part 2
- Curt Connors was voiced by two different actors in Ultimate Spider-Man