Personal Info:
Real Name: Aleksei Sytsevich
Also Known As: Aleksei Popov, Alex O'Hirn, Mecha-Rhino, Mr. Hornman, Ryan O'Smith
Place Of Birth: Russia
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #41 (1966) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Kingpin, Vulture, Scorpion, King Cobra, Tarantula, Stegron, Beetle, Boomerang, Doctor Octopus, Electro (Dillon), Hardshell, Hydro-Man, Shocker, Speed Demon, Chameleon, Mysterio, Sandman
Group Affiliation: Fisk's Thunderbolts, Savage Six; formerly New U Technologies, Sinister Syndicate, Sinister Six, Defenders (Thanos), Emissaries of Evil, Secret Defenders, Legion Accursed, Klaw's Team, Exterminators
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Stan Lee and John Romita Sr.
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Enhanced Abilities: The Rhino’s Strength, Agility, Speed, Endurance and Durability have all been enhanced by chemical and radiation treatments.
Rhino Armour: The Rhino wears a special suit modularly aligned and composed of a thick polymer mat similar in appearance to the skin of an actual rhino. The suit works in conjunction with his gamma-based powers and increases his strength and durability beyond their original gamma-induced levels. The Rhino's costume grants him a high degree of resistance to physical injury. It is highly impervious to damage, able to resist explosions equivalent to 1 ton of TNT, the impact of small anti-tank weaponry, and temperature extremes between -50° and 1,000° F without cracking or melting. It is acid resistant and removable. The suit boosts his strength, features a bulletproof polymer mat rhino-like hide and two horns capable of penetrating 2-inch plate steel.
Charging: The Rhino’s head piece has a horn. By lowering his head and charging he can cause serious damage.
Aleksei Sytsevich was just another thug in the Russian Mafia, grasping at dreams of easy money, and headed for a short brutal life. Seduced by promises of wealth and power, Aleksei underwent a life-threatening series of chemical and radiation treatments to transform him after several months into the superhumanly strong agent for a collective of professional spies - in part, to support his family. Aleksei's powerful armour, permanently bonded to his form, was modelled after the hide of a rhinoceros. Two scientists named Igor and Georgi chose this form, both for its visual impact and in recognition of the fact that the rhino is the result of countless generations of evolution towards the ultimate form for armoured assault. They selected Aleksei for his muscular physique and low intelligence, which they believed would insure his loyalty. He was given the code name Rhino.
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