Personal Info:
Real Name: Anton Vanko
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Volstok, Russia
First Appearance: Iron Man vs. Whiplash 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Volstok, Russia
Grudges: Iron Man
Creators: Marc Guggenheim, Brannon Braga and Phillippe Briones
Whiplash is a skilled athlete and possesses a deep understanding of robotics, enough that he was able to fashion his suit from a destroyed piece of Stark technology.
Whips: Whiplash wears a suit of armour equipped with two energy whips in the wrists. The whips are strong enough to slice through a metal staircase and can deflect bullets.
Anton Vanko was a young scientist from a small Russian village by the name of Volstok. One day, the village was attacked by someone wearing a stolen suit of Iron Man armour, who murders a number of townspeople, including Vanko's father in an attempt to frame Tony Stark.
Using a specialized rifle, Vanko was able to shoot the impostor just before he fled, causing the chest plate on the armour to come off. Vanko became obsessed with exacting vengeance on Stark, still believing him to be the man who attacked his village, and decided to use the chest plate to fashion a suitable weapon. Over the next six months, he reverse engineered a suit of body armour equipped with energy whips, and vowed to kill Stark in order to avenge his father.