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Information-silkReal Name Nathan Dolly
Information-silkCurrent AliasBrothers Grimm
Information-silkAliasesMister Doll, Brother Grimm, Jacob and William Dolly
Information-silkRelativesPriscilla Dolly (Wife)
Information-silkBase Of OperationsNorth Hollywood, CA
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusMarried
Information-silkHeight5' 9"
Information-silkWeight190 lbs (86 kg)
Information-silkEyesBrown (blue as Jake and William Dolly)
Information-silkHairBrown (blond as Jake Dolly; Brown as William Dolly)
Information-silkPlace of DeathThe Playhouse Theater
Information-silkCreatorsMarv Wolfman, Carmine Infantino
First AppearanceAppearance of Death
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Mister Doll was a criminal who had a mystic doll that, when shaped to resemble an intended victim, could cause pain to them. He used this to blackmail businessmen into signing over their fortunes to him. One of these victims was the owner of Carter Steel, who promptly cut all business with Stark Industries. When Stark went to investigate as Iron Man, he attempted to stop Mr. Doll from torturing Carter, the villain instead turned the doll on Iron Man. The added strain on his chest plate's battery caused Iron Man to flee. Realizing that the heavy iron armor was constantly putting strain on the batteries, Stark developed a new suit of armor. When Mr. Doll attempted to extort Stark Industries, Iron Man's new armor was able to protect him from Mr. Doll's voodoo doll. Developing a device that could reshape Mr. Doll's weapon, Iron Man caused it to change shape into Mr. Doll himself, causing him to pass out. Doll was then apprehended by the authorities. [2]

Mister Doll

Nathan Dolly as Mister Doll

Later, in the process of creating the Brothers Grimm dolls, Nathan's consciousness is trapped simultaneously inside both doll mannequins. They are used by Nathan's wife Priscilla to power a pair of life size versions. She names them Jake and William (the names are a take on the Brothers Grimm), treats them as if they are her sons, and they in turn completely believe this to be true.

Priscilla's plan is to use her occult knowledge to transfer Nathan's mind from the mannequins to a living human body. These efforts are stopped by Spider-Woman, and Nathan's consciousness disperses away.

The Brothers Grimm could emit poisonous smoke from their hands.


As Mister Doll, Nathan Dolly was a normal human with no special powers or abilities.

As the Brothers Grimm, Nathan Dolly's spirit co-inhabited a pair of life-sized manikins which could he could animate individually (as Brother Grimm) or simultaneously. The Brothers Grimm's precise physical abilities and limitations were unknown.

The Brothers Grimm could conjure a variety of novelty items with special offensive capabilities. The objects appeared as if by sleight of hand, and seemed to be limited to a size that can be held with one hand. Apparently they could conjure whatever items they could imagine; the limit to the number of items they could conjure in rapid succession is not known. Among the items they conjured are knockout gas, dehydrating gas, detachable exploding hands, exploding Grimm grenades, hard beans that served as throwing weapons, a pile of dough-like material that could adhere to the face of its target. They have also used conventional weapons, such as an axe or anything they could get their hands upon.

The Brothers Grimm have employed floating five-pointed stars or small cloud banks to perch upon, and upon which they can travel at moderate speed. They could also appear and vanish in a puff of smoke.

Their masks were adhered to their faces via a chemical compound, such that none but they could remove it, via another chemical.

Strength level

Normal human strength as Nathan Dolly.


  • Magical Voodoo Doll: As Mister Doll, Dolly used a magical voodoo doll that he could rapidly mold at will to mimic the facial appearance of any other human. By concentrating on the doll or by touching it at various points on its body, he could cause great pain to the person it imitated.

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