TARANTULA

Real Name: Jacinda Rodriquez

Identity/Class: Human (Delvadian)

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Partner of Marie Batroc

Affiliations: The Four Winds (specifically the East Wind)

Enemies: Taskmaster

Known Relatives: Tarantula (Antonio Miguel Rodriquez, father)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: None

First Appearance: Agent X#6 (February, 2003)

Powers/Abilities: She was probably a decent fighter, though a rookie and not as skilled as her opponent. She wore spikes on her boots, which were likely filled with toxins as her father's were.

 

 

History: (Agent X#6)- Hired by Higashi of the East Wind to kill Agent X, Outlaw and Taskmaster, she and Batroc's daughter waited on a rooftop while the three targets fought dozens of other mercenaries below. When Taskmaster made his way to the roof, the two attacked him, he avoided and they fell off the roof. Stating that he hated ethnic stereotypes, he shot them both multiple times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Gail Simone and UDON Studios.

I'm not sure if she's the daughter of the first Tarantula or the second, but if it is the former, her last name would likely be Rodriquez, if it's the latter it would be Alvarez. I'd vote Rodriquez, just because he was first. --Prime Eternal

Her real name was revealed in Crossfire's entry in OHotMU A-Z Hardcover#3. With her real name we now also know who her father was.

Upon meeting the girls, Taskmaster had this to say: "Listen, I knew both your fathers, and I must say, with all due respect to those brave and talented men... you cannot imagine my surprise at finding out they were heterosexual."

Gail confirmed that both Marie Batroc and Tarantula's daughter survived their encounter with Taskmaster.
--Loki

by Patrick D Ryall

CLARIFICATIONS:
Tarantula's daughter should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Agent X#6, Page 16, panel 2
Agent X#6, Page 16, panel 4


Appearances:
Agent X#6 (February, 2003) - Gail Simone (writer), UDON Studios (artists), Andrew Lis (editor)


Last updated: 09/27/04

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