Real Name: Carlos Rodriguez

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Y-Men (Jesus, Julio Rodriguez, others)

Affiliations: Leon Nunez

Enemies: X-Men (Anole/Victor Borkowski, Dust/Sooraya Qadir, Graymalkin/Jonas Graymalkin, Ink/Eric Gitter, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Rockslide/Santo Vacarro, Sunspot/Roberto DaCosta)

Known Relatives: Julio Rodriguez (brother)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California

First Appearance: (First name revealed) Young X-Men#3 (August, 2008); (full name revealed) Young X-Men I#8 (January, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Carlos Rodriguez received tattoos from mutant Leon Nunez that allowed him to hit things with an explosive punch and to generate force fields.

Height: Unrevealed (5'9"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (160 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

(Young X-Men#9 (fb) - BTS) - Carlos Rodriguez received a tattoo representing an explosion on his fist from tattoo artist Leon Nunez, who could grant super powers through his tattoos. Carlos developed the ability to punch things and have them explode under his fist.

(Young X-Men#9 (fb) - BTS) - Carlos also got a tattoo of a red shield, which allowed him to form a force field.

(Young X-Men#3) - Carlos used his new tattoo to break down the walls of a prison, freeing his brother Julio from within.

(Young X-Men#8 (fb) - BTS) - Julio and Carlos joined up with dozens more of their friends, including Jesus, and all of them received additional tattoos from Leon Nunez. They drank beer and hung out in an abandoned paintball park.

(Young X-Men#8) - A group of X-Men attacked Julio and his friends, who called themselves the Y-Men as they fought back.

(Young X-Men#9) - Carlos battled the X-Men, using his shields and explosive punches. Ink arrived and knocked out Carlos before defeating the Y-Men. Carlos and the others were arrested as Leon Nunez fell into a coma, his powers over-extended.

Comments: Created by Marc Guggenheim, Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder, and Kris Justice.

This profile was completed 7/13/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

Carlos Rodriguez has no known connections to:

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Young X-Men#9, p8, pan5 (main)
Young X-Men#3, p21, pan6 (in prison)
Young X-Men#9, p19, pan5 (force field tattoo)

Young X-Men#3 (August, 2008) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Yanick Paquette (penciler), Ray Snyder, Kris Justice (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Young X-Men#8 (January, 2009) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Rafa Sandoval (penciler), Roger Bonet (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Young X-Men#9 (February, 2009) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Rafa Sandoval (penciler), Roger Martinez, Greg Adams (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 09/27/2021
Last updated: 09/26/2021

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