Killer Croc
Killer Croc
Personal Info:
Real Name: Waylon Jones
Also Known As: Croc, Crockers, King Croc
Place Of Birth: Gotham City
First Appearance: Batman Vol.1 #357 (1983) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Hush, Black Mask II
Group Affiliation: The Society
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman
Creators: Gerry Conway and Gene Colan
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: Killer Croc’s strength, durability and endurance are all at enhanced levels.
Body Armour: Killer Croc’s reptilian hide provides him with some protection from physical attack.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Killer Croc has superhuman regenerative powers, able to heal even lost limbs.
Claws and Teeth: Killer Croc has a set of razor sharp teeth and claws which he can use as an offensive weapon.
Waylon Jones was born with a rare hereditary disease that made his skin increasingly scaly as he aged. Once he reached adulthood, he resembled a green, humanoid reptile.
Jones's mother died giving birth to him out of wedlock in a Florida slum. Waylon was raised by his alcoholic aunt, who apparently did little or nothing to instil a sense of morality in the deformed boy. Bullied by other children over his hideous appearance, Jones finally fought back against his tormentors in a rage and crippled one of them with the increased strength his deformity gave him. As a result, Waylon was sentenced to reform school, where he encountered still more prejudice and abuse, further embittering him. Each time he was freed from the reform school, he turned to crime, was later captured, and was always sent back to juvenile hall. On his last stay there, Jones murdered another inmate who had taunted him over his appearance. Waylon was condemned to death and sent to state prison, but his sentence was ultimately commuted to life imprisonment.
Finally, after eighteen years behind bars, Jones was paroled. Waylon began to wander throughout the country, eventually finding a job as an alligator wrestler at a carnival, where he first gained the name of "Killer Croc," the human alligator.
Tiring of working as a freak-show attraction, Croc returned to crime in hopes of finding greener pastures, eventually becoming a small-time extortionist in Gotham City with aspirations of moving into the world of organized crime. Hugely ambitious, Croc soon found himself working as a gangster. He murdered the Gotham crime boss known as the Squid and attempted to unite that city's criminal gangs under his leadership, pledging to them that he would earn the right to their allegiance by killing Gotham's costumed protector the Batman.
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