Real name: Unrevealed Other known aliases: None Occupation: Professional criminal Current group affiliation: None Past group affiliations: Emissaries of Evil II, Sinister Syndicate, Legion Accursed. Former employee of Justin Hammer and Thanos. Major enemies: Spider-Man, Hulk, he was betrayed by the Leader and Thanos. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #41 Origin: Amazing Spider-Man #41 Description: The Rhino is a powerful man standing 6'5'' tall and weighing 710 lbs. He has brown eyes and hair.
59 STR 39
14 DEX 12
23 CON 26
16 BODY 12
8 INT -2
14 EGO 8
8/23 PRE -2
10 COM 0
15 PD 3
9 ED 2
4 SPD 16
16 REC 2
46 END 0
53 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 116
Powers, Skills and Equipment
10 EC (10),"Rhino Powers"
10a) 4/1 Armor,x1 Hardened(+1/4)
7b) 2 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included),Always On
(-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
54c) 38" Running 8
12 Life Support,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe
in heat/cold,immune to disease
10 +15 PRE,Negative uses only.(-1/2)
3 Flying Tackle
6 2 Levels: with Lunge, Haymaker and Move Through,tight group
4 Sacr Lunge
3 Streetwise 14-
8 4/3 Armor,OIF(-1/2),x1 Hardened(+1/4)
3 5 Lack Of Weakness,OIF(-1/2)
Powers Cost: 134
Base Points: 100
20 Distinctive,"Big muscular man in a rhino costume.",
5 Enraged,"If he takes BOD damage.",uncommon,occur 11-,recover
20 Hunted,"by authorities and various heroes.",as powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
5 Physical Lim,"He's big and heavy.",infrequently,slightly
5 Psych Lim,"Strong headed.",uncommon,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
10 Rep,"Super-Criminal",occur 8-,extreme reputation
5 Rivalry,"With other bricks.",professional
5 Watched,"By his employers.",as powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 105
Experience Spent: 45
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: The man who would become the Rhino was a small time
muscle man who worked miscellaneous jobs for professional criminals.
At one point in his career he was employed by a group of professional
spies with allegiance to no country. His employers chose him to be the
subject of an experiment to develop a superhumanly powerful assassin.
They selected him because of his muscular physique and a low-order
intelligence, which they believed would insure his loyalty. He was
subjected to several months of chemical and radiation treatments
which ultimately granted him superhuman strength. A team of
specialists developed a material of extraordinary toughness and
coarseness, like a rhinoceros's hide, and fabricated a skin-tight
suit out of it. He was given the code-name Rhino. His first mission
was to abduct John Jameson, son of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah
Jameson and an astronaut in the United States Space Program, for the
purpose of sale to the highest bidding nation. The Rhino's new
sense of self-assuredness led to open resentment of his treatment at
the hands of his employers and he turned on them, destroying their
headquarters. The Rhino then attempted the Jameson kidnapping under
his own initiative. Spider-Man intervened and defeated the Rhino during
the attempt (Amazing Spider-Man #41).
The Rhino was then placed in a special state correction hospital where he
was kept under heavy sedation. After only a few weeks, during an
accidental period of lucidity between doses of sedative, the Rhino
broke out of the hospital and escaped. He then sought Spider-Man,
intent upon revenge. Spider-Man again defeated him, using a
specially-formulated version of his web fluid, devised with the aid
of Dr. Curt Connors, that contained encapsulated acid
pellets whose containers dissolved upon contact with the air. The
special webbing rendered the Rhino's costume weak and brittle, which
deprived him of needed impact resistance. The Rhino was recaptured,
tried, and convicted (Amazing Spider-Man #43).
The Rhino served a commuted sentence and was discharged. When he was
released, the spies who had created him, apparently bearing no malice
over his previous betrayal, approached him with the offer to re-make
him into a more powerful being using a gamma-ray process. They also
devised an improved, acid-resistant material suit. Having no
prospects of gainful employment and with revenge against Spider-Man
as motivation, the Rhino accepted the offer. The new series of
radiation treatments were successful. The augmented Rhino's first
mission was to abduct Dr. Bruce Banner, an authority on biophysical
gamma-ray experimentation. The spy ring's plan was to coerce Banner
into developing an army of gamma-ray treated, superhuman assassins.
When the Rhino tried to abduct Banner, Banner transformed into the
Hulk and overpowered Rhino. Again, he was sent to a state facility
and was kept under heavy sedation and stepped-up guard (Incredible Hulk
The Rhino's battle with the Hulk came to the attention of the Leader,
the Hulk's foremost nemesis, who decided that the Rhino's present
state was a starting point for further gamma-ray treatments to enable
him to overcome the Hulk. The Leader freed the Rhino from the state
facility, further increased his strength and on two separate
occasions, the last time controlling the Rhino's body with his own
superior mind, experienced crushing defeat by the Hulk (Incredible Hulk
The Rhino then teamed up with the Abomination in attempting to defeat the
Hulk (Incredible Hulk #171).
The Rhino was among the villains recruited by Mister Bitterhorn into Mephisto's Legion Accursed. They were used in part of a plot to kill the Beyonder with Mephisto's Beyondersbane weapon, but were delayed by the Thing until the weapon melted down (Secret Wars II #7).
Rhino was employed by Thanos to steal an ancient alien robot called
the Oracle alongside Geatar, Nitro, the Super-Skrull and the
Titanium Man. Flying to the planet it was guarded on and fighting their way
to the robot, Thanos betrayed them and blew up their ship and left them to
the robots guardians. Working together, they escaped the planet and made it
to space where they almost died when they ran out of air. They were saved
by the Silver Surfer and Legacy who brought the Rhino and Titanium Man back
to Earth (Secret Defenders #12-14).
''Don't wet yourself Nitro. They're gonna need more then a dead end to stop the Rhino. Everybody follow!'' - Rhino
After returning to Earth the Rhino encountered Nova
and the She-Hulk, and was
defeated (Nova II #1).
He was taken to Seagate prison and participated in
an escape attempt that was stopped by MACH-1 (Thunderbolts #26).
Powers: The Rhino's body has been mutated with radiation treatments
into a superhuman powerhouse. He can lift about 90 tons and his extremely
resistant to damage. Rhino can also run at over 100 mph.
Links to other Rhino pages:
Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - May, 2003