Personal Info:
Real Name: Dr. Damon Ryder
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Jamaica Queens, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Annual 36
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City, New York
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Marc Guggenheim and Pat Oliffe
Enhanced Abilities: Raptor has super human strength, agility, speed and endurance.
Fangs: Raptor has the ability to expand his jaw and produce large fangs capable of ripping flesh.
Claws: Raptor can produce bone-like protrusions from his forearms that he uses like daggers to pierce and stab.
Weapons: Raptor carries a number of automatic weapons of varying sorts.
Years ago when Ben Reilly took on a job as a lab assistant for Dr. Damon Ryder, he had no idea of the series of events that would eventually lead to the Raptor nearly killing Peter Parker and his family.
Ben Reilly, clone of Peter Parker, spent a period of his life in hiding, trying to find a life for himself and establish his own identity in the world. During those 'lost years', Ben travelled a lot but soon found himself in Portland, Oregon after accepting a job as a lab assistant alongside Dr. Damon Ryder. Ryder's research interests involved finding the 'missing link' between dinosaurs and human beings.
Ryder took an over-ambitious step and secretly injected himself with recombinant dinosaur DNA, Reilly was the first to uncover this and he confronted Ryder about it. Their confrontation in the laboratory eventually led to a confrontation at Ryder's house, in which Spidey's other clone, Kaine, decided to join. The fight between the three caused Ryder's house to be burnt to the ground. Ryder was convinced that the fire caused the death of his wife and two kids, thus he blamed Reilly for this misfortune. But Ryder was delusional and he had not realized that he himself had already killed his family before the fire broke out. Reilly was able to save Ryder from the fire, but the latter's amnesia left him convinced Ben was responsible for his family's death.
Years past since that dreadful day and Ben Reilly eventually perished at the hands of Norman Osborn, leaving Kaine as Peter's sole living duplicate. Ryder, now calling himself Raptor, began tracking the Reilly family in hopes of finding Ben (Ryder was unaware of Ben's death and the fact that Ben was a clone). This brought him into conflict with Peter Parker.