Syren (Avery Chance) is a fictional supervillain appearing on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man, being created on October 6th, 1984.


Avery was once a struggling artist who ended up joining a gang. Soon, Spider-Man ended up to take down them while they were behind a scheme involving transporting highly dangerous drugs. Spider-Man, quickly learning of this, takes the gang out, accidentally pushing Avery into the material made to create the drug. Soon, she learns that the drug made her able to turn people into slaves. As a result, she decides to become a criminal.

Powers and abilities

  • Mind control
  • Slow aging
  • Agility
  • Peak physical condition

Villainous acts

  • She almost had Spider-Man to reveal his identity in public.
  • She and a Peter under her spell had a child.
  • She controlled MJ to set Spider-Man in a trap.
  • She controlled a whole bank into giving her money and attacking Spider-Man.
  • She controlled a whole restaurant and had them blow themselves up along with the Punisher (who ended up surviving).
  • While Wolverine was heading to hunt down her, she ended up to control a whole highway to attack Wolverine.

Other Versions

  • A version of Syren appears in Ultimate Marvel: Earth-2. This version is Namora's apprentice and loyal follower, and an Atlantean siren with the ability to cast illusions and control minds with the power of her voice.

Appearances in other media







Video games


  • She is one of the comics' female characters who is shown to be attracted to Peter, along with the classic cases of Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy, Lana Osborn, Felicia Hardy and a few others.
  • Despite being a Spider-Man villain, she also fought the Punisher, Deadpool, Wolverine, Young Avengers and Captain Marvel.
  • Syren is currently one of most dangerous Marvel villains due to her being a powerful siren and able to control anyone, just with her looks.
  • Her and Peter having a child winds up being a controversial storyline.
    • However, a similar situation was seen before with Gwen Stacy and Norman Osborn.
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