07 April 2007

The Many Foes of Spider-Man - Tarantula

8 + 8 = 16. Its another octoganlly inspired foe: Spider-Man vs Tarantula

There have been a number of Tarantula's that have faced off against The Human Spider, but the most famous was Anton Miguel Rodriguez. Anton is a latino supervillain who wears a red stretch costume with a black tarantula on its chest. He's equipped with snazzy and stylish poisonous stings attached to his soles.

As a revolutionary terrorist and government operative, Anton Miguel Rodriguez was expelled from his small organization after murdering a guard without reason during a robbery. This is when Anton went on to the other repressive side of the government where they created the identity of the Tarantula for him and to serve as his country's counterpart to Captain America. He has clashed with Captain America, Spider-Man, and the Punisher.

He was hired by the Brand Corporation to kill Spider-Man. In an attempt to bestow him with spider powers, he was injected with a mutagenic serum and placed in an electrolyte bath. Unfortunately for Rodriguez, Will o' the Wisp disrupted the mutagenic process causing Tarantula to start transforming into an actual giant tarantula.

Rodriguez remained relatively humanoid at first (at the least, he functioned on a bipedal level). However, after several more skirmishes with both the Wisp and Spider-Man, he continued to mutate into fully arachnid appearance. Horrified and disgusted with what he had become, he leapt off of a tall building, begging for the police officers gathered below to kill him. In a hail of gunfire, Rodriquez struck the street below and died.

Villain Profiles:


the Beetle
Black Cat
Boomerang
Calypso
Carnage
the Chameleon
Demogoblin
Doctor Octopus
Doppelganger
Electro
the Green Goblin
Hammerhead
Hobgoblin
Hydro-Man
J. Jonah Jameson
Jack O' Lantern
Jackal
Kangaroo
the Kingpin
Kraven the Hunter
the Lizard
Man-Wolf
Morbius
Morlun
Mysterio
Puma
Rhino
Sandman
Scorpion
Shocker
Silvermane
The Sinister Six
Spider Slayers
The Spot
Tarantula

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1 comment:

Phantom said...

The second Tarantula didn't fare much better either. And he was hastily killed off to make room for the 'Black Tarantula'... *ugh*.

Somebody scrape up the dna of Rodriguez of the street and clone him already!