Armadillo

Armadillo
Antonio Rodriguez

Fighting Excellent
Agility Good
Strength Incredible
Endurance Remarkable
Reason Typical
Intuition Typical
Psyche Typical

Health 100
Karma 18
Resources Typical
Popularity -10

Powers

Body Armor: Amazing vs. physical, Remarkable vs. energy.
Multiple Resistances: Excellent vs. fire and heat, cold and corrosives.
Claws: Amazing material strength, Incredible edged damage vs. living targets.
Digging: Digs through materials of Incredible material strength or less.
Climbing: Normal ground movement rate. Climbs by digging his claws into materials of Incredible or less material strength.

Talents

Wrestling

Contacts

Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation

History

Little is known about the background of Antonio Rodriguez other than he was a criminal record and a wife named Bonita. His wife critically stricken with an undiagnosed disease, Rodriguez took her to every doctor who would see her but none was able to help her.

In desperation, Rodriguez sought the criminal scientist Dr. Karl Malus, who specializes in the generation and bestowal of superhuman powers, whom he heard about while in prison. Malus agreed to try to cure her in exchange for Rodriguez agreeing to become his test subject and employee for an indefinite period of time. Malus subjected Rodriguez to an experimental process that combined genetic material from an armadillo with the man’s human genes. Dubbing Rodriguez the Armadillo, he assigned him to break into the Avengers’ West Coast compound to steal the comatose body of the villain Goliath, who was being held there. Rodriguez complied as soon found himself in combat with the visiting Avenger, Captain America. Although physically superior, Rodriguez lost to Captain America’s superior combat skills. Taking compassion on the Armadillo’s plight, Captain America refused to turn him over to the authorities.

After Malus cured Bonita, Rodriguez then joined the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation. The Armadillo became a major draw for the UCWF, and remained in his monstrous form to earn money for himself and his wife.

However, when Rodriguez discovered Bonita was seeing another man, he went on a grief-stricken rampage that was halted only when he jumped from the side of the Empire State Building. Gravely injured, he was reprimanded to police custody.

Rodriguez remains, serving time in the super-villain correctional facility known as the Vault. Truly repentant, he awaits his parole.

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