PRINCE

Real Name: Fernando Torres

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal; former gang-member

Group Membership: Former member of the Stone Perfs

Affiliations: Agent of Lotus Newmark;
    ally of Reynaldo Cortizar, Auggie Slater

Enemies: Hawkeye, Stone Perfs, Terminizer

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Prince Charming

Base of Operations: Los Angeles and Hollywood, California

First Appearance: Avengers Spotlight I#30 (March, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: Prince is reasonably experienced in hand-to-hand combat, as well as the use of knives and guns.

History: Prince was a member of a street gang known as the Stone Perfs, who performed illegal activities for the business woman Lotus Newmark.

(Avengers Spotlight I#30) - Prince was among the group of Stone Perfs who committed a drive-by shooting against rival gangsters that injured and killed several innocents. Hawkeye and Mockingbird captured Prince and all but one of the involved Stone Perfs. Later, Hawkeye tried to question Prince while he was in custody, but he refused to give up any info.

(Avengers Spotlight I#31) - Lotus' man Slater bailed Prince out and informed him that he believed that he would not be able to be proven to have been involved with the drive-by. Slater then brought Prince to Lotus' Hollywood house, where Lotus instructed him to act as Reynaldo Cortizar's driver. Prince drove Cortizar in a nearly successful assassination attempt against Hawkeye, but Prince fled as soon as as Hawkeye gained the upper hand.

(Avengers Spotlight I#32) - Lotus chastised Prince for not attempting to take out Hawkeye himself, and she easily showed him who was the master, by battering him about and then lacerating his abdomen with her bare hand.

(Avengers Spotlight I#33) - Lotus instructed Prince to wipe out his former gang members because they were attracting too much attention in their struggles against Hawkeye. As per her instructions, Prince told the entire gang to meet him at Korman Quarry.

(Avengers Spotlight I#34) - Prince watched from a safe distance as agents of Lotus dropped incendiary bombs on the Stone Perfs, killing all present in the Quarry, and leaving Prince the last surviving member. As Lotus had instructed him, he sprayed a "Circle-T" on the side of the canyon to frame the killings on the mysterious Terminizer who had been killing many of the Stone Perfs.
    Lotus rewarded Prince for his performance with quite a performance of her own.

(Avengers Spotlight I#36) - Prince accompanied Lotus to her mansion in Beverly Hills, where she told him of her origins. Later, the next day, Prince was identified as one of the Stone Perfs by young  Luis Guitterez, who pointed him out to Hawkeye. Hawkeye confronted Prince, who pulled a gun on him. Hawkeye struggled with Prince over the gun, which fired and hit Luis' sister Anita in the chest. With Hawkeye distracted by the screaming family, Prince hit him in the head with his gun. Before Prince could shoot, a pair of cops arrived, and Prince shot them and then grabbed Hawkeye's remote control device for his Sky-Cycle. Prince took off on the Sky-Cycle, flying it all the way to Lotus' mansion. Lotus slashed Prince's face for drawing attention to her once again, and threatened to kill him if he didn't leave immediately.

    Meanwhile, Hawkeye had had another Cycle delivered to him and he located Prince and tackled him off of his Cycle. Hawkeye beat Prince easily, but stopped short of killing him, not wanting to sink to his level. However, Prince then rolled over and pulled his gun on Hawkeye, intending to kill the Avenger. Suddenly a spray of bullets from the Terminizer above nearly cut Prince in half, killing the last member of the Stone Perfs.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Al Milgrom.

This is profile#1999. I couldn't resist.

Avengers Spotlight#35 did not continue the Hawkeye saga, but rather featured Gilgamesh, the Forgotten One.

CLARIFICATIONS:
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images: (without ads)
Avengers Spotlight I#30, p9, pan6 (Prince main image)
  #31, p7, pan5 (Prince head shot)


Other appearances:
Avengers Spotlight I#31-34 (April-July, 1990) - Steve Gerber (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Don Heck (#31, 33-34), Hajek Satter Lee (#32) (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers Spotlight I#36 (September, 1990) - Steve Gerber (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Don Heck (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)


Last updated: 11/03/03

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