Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Human mutate or mutant
Occupation: Professional underground fighter
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Rey Trueno
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
First Appearance: Thunderbolts#76 (April, 2003)
Powers/Abilities: The Monster has the ability to gain strength by drawing the anger from his opponents. He also has an animal-like appearance, with fur covering his body, and two small horns protruding from his forehead.
History: (Thunderbolts#76) - The current champion of Ray Trueno’s underground fighting promotion, Armadillo, was set up against his next opponent, The Monster. Armadillo was advised that his new opponent could draw strength from him getting angry and was told to stay calm.
(Thunderbolts#76 [bts]) - Armadillo beat The Monster during their fight.
(Thunderbolts#76) - The Monster was left unconscious on a street sidewalk, his earnings from the fight stuffed in his pocket. When three kids attempted to take the cash, The Monster awoke and scared them off.
Comments: Created by John Arcudi and Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Trueno’s promotion, while considered by many readers to be a take-off of the movie Fight Club, seems to have a lot more similarities to the mixed martial-arts promotions, such as UFC and PRIDE, that have gained prominence as an alternative to the glitz of professional wrestling, only with super-powered fighters.
This was the first issue of what has become a near universally reviled relaunch of the Thunderbolts book, dropping the current roster, creators and concept and going with something completely different. In and of itself, it was a good read, but it never should have been tacked onto the Thunderbolts title.
Profile by Madison Carter
THE MONSTER has no known connection to:
Thunderbolts#76, page19, panel 2
Last updated: 04/27/04
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