MAN MOUNTAIN MARIO
Real Name: Mario (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: None; formerly Crossbones (Brock Rumlow)
Enemies: The Brothers (Axe, Mo Money, one unidentified member)
Known Relatives: Michael Marko (Man Mountain Marko, cousin), Louise (aunt to Marko)
Base of Operations: The Raft (as prisoner)
First Appearance: Thunderbolts I#159/4
Powers/Abilities: The exact levels of Mario's abilities remain unrevealed, although he displayed strength levels equal to that of his cousin Michael "Man Mountain" Marko, who possessed super strength (class 10) and had enhanced durability.
Height: 6'4" (by approximation, according to Abner Jenkins he had a similar height and build as Crossbones)
Weight: 290 lbs. (by approximation, according to Abner Jenkins he had a similar height and build as Crossbones)
History: (Thunderbolts I#159/4 - BTS) - After committing certain unspecified crimes, Man Mountain Mario was apprehended by the authorities and imprisoned within the Raft, a facility for superhuman individuals.
(Thunderbolts I#159/4) - During his time behind bars, Mario witnessed how the mercenary Crossbones was assaulted by the Brothers. He decided to even the odds and kicked one of the Brothers in the face before he could hit Crossbones. Although he found it embarrassing to be rescued by a nobody like Mario, Crossbones stood together with him to face the Brother. Before both parties could fight, they were caught off guard by a huge explosion that ended up destroying the prison (caused by Juggernaut, empowered by Kuurth, one of the Serpent's Worthy). While the group tried to recover in the rubble of the prison, Mario was attacked by Axe but rescued by Crossbones. Figuring they could use the chaos to escape, Crossbones proposed a truce. While they searched for a way out, Mario revealed to Crossbones he wouldn't mind a new lease on life as a Thunderbolt, maybe even becoming a hero. He also told him about his nephew's aunt Louise in New Brunswick, who could them help cross the border. Just then, the Brothers found a way out.
(Thunderbolts I#159/4 (fb) - BTS) - After making their escape, Crossbones felt the Brothers had served their purpose. He murdered them (possibly with Mario's help) and then killed Mario as well. Afterwards, he buried his head under a giant stone slab (to make identification harder) and switched their id tags.
(Thunderbolts I#159/4) - Hours later, the bodies were discovered by local police officers. Initially, they believed he was Crossbones because of the tags but the newly arrived Raft official Abner Jenkins was suspicious. He lifted the slab and confirmed it wasn't Crossbones after all. Crossbones by then was already well on his way to Mario's aunt Louise.
Comments: Created by Frank Tieri (writer) and Matthew Southworth (pencils, inks).
Mario specifically called Louise "Marko's aunt Louise," which could indicate he wasnt directly related to her. So, I've chosen to list her as such.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Man Mountain Mario should not be confused with
Louise owned a cabin in New Brunswick near the Canadian Border. From there, she had helped criminals cross the border for years. She apparently also made the best pie anyone had ever tasted. After Mario had revealed her whereabouts to fellow criminal Crossbones, he later sought out her aide.
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Thunderbolts I#159, p33, pan 1 (main image)
Thunderbolts I#159, p36, pan 2 (confession)
Thunderbolts I#159, p39 pan 3 (aunt Lousie)
Thunderbolts I#159/4 (August, 2011) - Frank Tieri (writer), Mathhew Southworth (pencils, inks), Dave Sharpe (editor)
Last updated: 10/26/14
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