Distinctions: ANGER ISSUES, MONSTROUS APPEARANCE, WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW
- Solo D6
- Buddy D4
- Team D8
Power Set: ARMORED BODY
Superhuman Strength(d10): Armadillo is superhumanly strong and is capable of lifting about 25 tons.
Burrowing(D8): Armadillo’s claws are also highly effective digging tools that he uses to dig tunnels, even though concrete.
Superhuman Stamina(d10): Armadillo’s advanced musculature generates consideraly bless fatigue toxins than the muscles of an ordinary human. He can exert himself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue begings to impair him.
Superhuman Durability(d10): Armadillo’s thickly scaled body possesses a high degree of resistance to injury. His body is capable of resisting high caliber machine gun shells, light anti-tank weaponry, temperature extremes, falls from great heights, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury.
SFX: Invulnerable. Spend 1PP to ignore physical stress or trauma.
SFX: Claws. Add D6 to Armadillo’s dice pool for an attack action and step back the highest die in the pool by -1. Step up physical Stress inflicted by +1: Armadillo’s four fingers end with extremely durable, non-retractable, claws. Coupled with his strength, his claws are capable of rending most known materials.
Limit: Hair-Trigger Temper: Gain 1PP and step up emotional stress by +1 from opponents hurling insults or mocking.
Hand to Hand Combat (D6)
- Wrestling Professional (D8) Armadillo is a formidable hand to hand combatant, relying on a combination of street fighting and wrestling techniques that allow him to make full use of his size and strength.
Real Name: Antonio Rodriguez
Current: Alias Armadillo
Relatives: Maria Bonita Rodriguez (wife)
Affiliation: formerly Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation and the Ultimate Fighting League, former minion of Dr. Karl Malus
Base Of Operations: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Former criminal and professional wrestler.
Height: 7’ 6"
Weight: 540 lbs (245 kg)
Hair: No Hair, (formerly black)
Unusual Features: All his body has been transformed into an orange-skinned creature with a thick hide, claws and armor plates, similar to an armadillo’s.
Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas
Little is known about the background of Antonio Rodriguez other than he had 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, an expert 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, a former subject of Malus who was being held there. Malus provided Armadillo with a serum to reduce Goliath’s immense body to something he could transport discretely.
Rodriguez agreed but found himself in combat with the visiting Avenger, Captain America. Although physically superior, Rodriguez lost due to Captain America’s superior combat skills. Trapped in a net by Captain America, Armadillo decided to explain his situation (after all, he had been talking about a “life or death situation” during all the fight). Taking compassion on the Armadillo’s plight, Captain America refused to turn him over to the authorities.
Armadillo had to leave because during the fight he had lost the serum. Captain America suggested that Armadillo could ask Malus for more serum; however, Captain America wanted to follow Armadillo to Malus’ hide-out. There, Captain America injured Malus. Malus ordered Armadillo to attack Captain America, but Captain America advised Armadillo not to; they could inadvertedly damage some artifact that could be vital for Bonita.
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. Armadillo’s manager was Lennie J. Feitler. He became a fan favorite and his victory over Doc Sawbones was seen by Captain America himself.
In and Out of Prison
When Rodriguez discovered Bonita was seeing another man, a person called Ramon, he went on a grief-stricken rampage, attacking even Feitler and Captain America, that was halted only when he jumped from the side of the Empire State Building. Gravely injured, he was reprimanded to police custody.
Rodriguez served time in the super-villain correctional facility known as the Vault. Truly repentant, he awaited for parole.
During the Armor Wars, and due to Iron Man attack on the Vault, the center suffered a power outage and many prisoners were freed from their cells. Armadillo tried to run away alongside fellow runaways Mister Hyde and Titania. However, she considered that Armadillo could slow the group and knock him away. Armadillo eventually escaped on his own, finding Captain America’s van and a person protecting it: Vagabond, one of Captain America’s allies. Vagabond convinced Armadillo to surrender willingly and return to the Vault. She also convinced him to abandon his original scheme to get revenge on his unfaithful wife.
However, years later, Loki in disguised appeared on the Vault to help the Wizard escape from the Vault. To do so, he set loose all of the prisoners. Iron Man tried to stop them, and he was attacked by many of the prisoners, including Armadillo. Eventually, Armadillo escaped the Vault before Iron Man could seal it off.
During the Acts of Vengeance, Armadillo fell under the mind control of Doctor Doom and was ordered, alongside many other villains, to attack the Fantastic Four on Washington D.C. while they were giving a speech to the congress. Armadillo and his pals were defeated by The Thing, Human Torch and the She-Thing. Armadillo probably returned to the Vault.
He was then summoned from his current moment by Isbisa, a super-villain with time-control powers. Isbisa wanted to distract the She-Hulk with some villains, including Caliban, Jack O’Lantern, Juggernaut, Master Mold, Rhino and Sabretooth – but the villains attacked each other instead of She-Hulk, and so Isbisa could be easily defeated. The villains returned to the moment they were taken from.
Again at his cell on the Vault, Armadillo decided he should remain on prison, serving his sentence. Venom engineered a new breakout from the Vault, but Armadillo did not support it. Alongside with Rhino and the Scarecrow, Armadillo fought Venom’s allies Klaw and the Controller – being soundly defeated.
Armadillo tried to escape from the Vault during the following massive-breakout-used-as-diversion, this time engineered by the Thunderbolts as a means to free Moonstone. Later, he claimed to be trying to stop the escapees instead of escaping himself, and was convincing enough. He was released under parole.
Still a monster, Armadillo frequented the Bar With No Name after his liberation.
Ultimate Fighting Leaugue
Finally, Armadillo was contacted by Rey Trueno, owner of the Jersey branch of the Ultimate Fighting League. Armadillo trained under Coach Cody and became the regional champion in this new version of his former job. As a champion, he defeated a fighter know as Monster. However, he was mocked by the fans due to his monstrous aspect.
Looking for a new champion who could be more marketing-appealing, Rey Trueno hired Daniel Axum, formerly known as the villain Battler, and began grooming him. Coach Cady did not help Armadillo to prepare his fight with Axum. During the match, Armadillo felt betrayed and tried to kill Axum, but Axum won the fight and became the new champion.
Armadillo was left alone and became a beggar outside the building, ignored by his former partners. Axum saw him and bought him fast food. They talked and Axum discovered that Armadillo did not really hate him or any of the people who had defeated him. Armadillo was grateful to be alive and optimistic that the good times would come soon. With this speech, Armadillo unwittingly convinced Axum to stop his own plans for revenge against Spider-Man.
However, Armadillo worked again with super-villains Constrictor and Jack O’Lantern to rob an armored vehicle. They were defeated by Hercules and Armadillo was sent to the Raft.
Armadillo escaped the Raft along with several other super-powered villains during a recent blackout event. He managed to escape along with villains, Gray Gargoyle and Hydro-Man, using Hydro’s water form to make their way to the Canadian coastline. There they reunited with arch-villain, Count Nefaria who was making plans to start up a new criminal organization.
In search for supplies, Armadillo stumbled across a group of campers and scared them off in order to steal their supplies. After obtaining some basic equipment, he attempted to fill his canteen by a waterfall when he was surrounded and apprehended by
ACCESS DENIED/CHECK SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL through primarily surprise and emotional assault tactics.
Antonio Rodriguez is currently back in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, pending psychological evaluation and review for potential criminal rehabilitation under the Post-Hope-Mandate, TB449.