Real Name: Gabriel Mason

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group Membership: Maggia (Hammerhead family)

Affiliations: Razorwire

EnemiesMatthew Beacher, Luke Cage, Tony Reeves, Slyde (Jalome Beacher), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois

First Appearance: Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2 (August, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Nautilus wears an armored suit which hydraulically enhances his strength to Luke Cage levels; the "shellpack" on his back carries several incendiary missiles. The hydraulics also stabilize the missiles; if they are damaged, the missiles will explode within seconds.


(Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2 (fb) ) - After the super-criminal Slyde stole from the Maggia, Chicago enforcers Nautilus and his partner Razorwire kidnapped Slyde's brother Matthew, demanding the stolen money as ransom.

(Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2) - Nautilus and Razorwire watched Luke Cage prevent Spider-Man from capturing Slyde (who had hired Cage to help him retrieve his brother). After Slyde escaped, they waylaid Daily Bugle photographer Tony Reeves, claiming that Cage was in league with the Maggia and offering Reeves the location of their meeting site, in the hopes of using Reeves as a hostage in case the deal went sour. Slyde and Cage came to the meeting site in a warehouse on Chicago's Far Southeast side as planned, but they were accompanied by Spider-Man, who'd followed Cage. The confused Spider-Man attacked Cage, allowing Nautilus to blast the distracted hero. Cage vanished in the explosion, but reappeared almost instantly. After he took down Razorwire, Nautilus blasted him with five of his missiles, but Cage survived without a scratch. Undaunted, Nautilus tried to brawl with him, but Cage shattered his facescreen and tore off his gauntlets. With his hydraulics damaged, his missiles became unstable. Cage detached the shellpack and ran while Spider-Man took Nautilus, Razorwire, Matthew, and Reeves to safety; after the warehouse exploded, Spider-Man handed the two criminals over to the police. Cage and Slyde emerged unharmed soon afterwards.

Comments: Created by Marc McLaurin, Scott Kolins, John L. Holdredge, and Keith Williams.

Nautilus seemed pretty dim-witted. I'd guess he didn't build his own armor.

The nautilus is an aquatic shelled cephalopod; I'd guess Nautilus is named after him because of his shellpack and apparently water-based hydraulics.

Nautilus' real name was revealed in the Slyde profile in All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe HC#10.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

Nautilus has no known connection to:

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Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2, p40, pan5 (main image)
Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2, p46, pan5 (uncovered face)

Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2 (August, 1994) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Scott Kolins (pencils), John L. Holdredge & Keith Williams (inkers), Danny Fingeroth (editor)

Last updated: 01/28/11

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