Name: Angel Cruz
Eyes: Dark Green
Weight: 250 Lbs.
Birth Country: Puerto Rico
Birth City: San Juan
Occupation: ATV Tour Business
Group Affiliation: ANGEL Corps
Base of Operations: The Synidome
Character: Angel is a
wise-cracking fellow who loves
the outdoors and natural world.
He's street smart, loyal to his
friends and tries not to get in
people's faces but, when pushed,
will go off.
Origins: Angel and his two brothers run a thriving business hosting All Terrain vehicle tours of the El Yunque Rain Forest. They had been
approached recently by a criminal element looking to tap into their profits by asking for money in exchange for protection. This was the week
in which the global event referred to as "The Neogen Flux" occurred. They defied the extortion attempts resulting in a goon squad visiting
them in the middle of the night. The brothers however, are avid gun collectors and skilled marksmen and they held off the criminals ably
without suffering injuries and only minor property damage. With the criminals issuing threats to return, the brothers dismissed them,
refusing to be intimidated. That same night while drinking shots of rum around the table, Angel began experiencing the genetic changes
randomly triggered by "The Neogen Flux" when his hair lengthened and turned white, one his hands became a lion's paw. Through active
practice, and occasional shots of rum, Angel figured out how to change not just body parts into various animal adaptations but also his
entire body into various animals. All three brothers were delighted and thought only of the additional money the business could make if they
could factor in guaranteed sightings of exotic rain forest animals. .When the criminals returned, it was with a more sophisticated squad of
enforcers. The three brothers did their best to hold them off but Angel's two brothers became wounded and captured. Angel, alone, used his
powers to rescue his brothers, hide them away, and proceeded to take out the criminals one by one. After introspection about his condition,
Angel and the brothers agreed that he should go to the UN to take advantage of the research into his condition.
Powers: Angel is an instantaneous shapeshifter with the ability to shift any or all parts of his body into the adaptations enjoyed by the animal
kingdom, for instance he can incorporate proportionately large lion's paws and a gorilla's musculature while adding a hawk's eyes, eagle's
wings, and sets of tentacles from his torso. By packing his body with fortified layers of thick nerveless cartilage or blubber and chitinous or
enamel-like armor, Angel can render the efficacy of bullets useless. Angel's body seems to be packed with the DNA codes for all creatures
on the planet at the time of "The Neogen Flux." He has pored over volumes of animal data to give himself knowledge of the endless arsenal
of adaptations such as venoms, senses and natural offensive and defensive weapons, so that he can deploy them at a proportionately large
human-sized configuration or larger. Helping Angel is an H13 healing factor which can completely restore the worst types of damage in 12 to
30 minutes. Angel is not yet aware that his body will absorb new animal DNA codes simply by proximity. In his first outing with ANGELCorps,
for instance, he was inadvertently transported by Warpath to an adjoining dimension and all of the alien animal life forms' DNA instantly
downloaded into his body giving him new access to alien dragon-like forms, iron-based primates, fire beasts, electrical serpents, acid-
spewing reptiles and more!
Strength Level Unassisted:
Class 1-A Baseline Human Range.
Can press 600 Lbs.
Strength Level Power-Assisted:
Class 2-B. Extrahuman Range.
Can press 5 Tons.
Arsenal: Angel prefers animal adaptations for attacking but is well-versed on most styles of pistols, rifles and automatic weapons, as well as
bowed weapons, and is considered an expert marksman.
Fighting Prowess: Prior to training by ANGEL Corps in various martial arts disciplines, Angel's fighting skills came from the streets of San
Juan and his two brothers. His reflexes are Class 4, the Suprahuman range, reacting to startle stimuli around 3 to 4 times as fast as normal
humans or 11 to 14 milliseconds (human average = 30 to 50 ms) so this is likely to give him a reaction time edge during fights.
Standard Nanotech Armored Protection Gear (SNAP-Gear), lightweight uniforming system equipped with onboard computer array, variable
feed power sources, life-support, networking and armored protection. A voice-activated onboard computer ties into tactical local and wide-
area networks using a “heads-up” holographic transparent 17-inch display panel while it monitors its wearer’s physiology. A shield mode
provides operatives head-to-toe protection.
Adairian Adaptive memory molecules enable SNAP-GEAR uniforms to adapt to a host’s application of wide arrays of energies. SNAP-Gear is
able to transform into a small inventory of various non-combat outfits pre-loaded by its user.
ANGEL Com (Communications Device), a neural transceiver implant that responds to basic cybernetic commands. The device utilizes ultra-
sophisticated cerebellinguistic algorithm codes to translate human languages. Once set, the device automatically translates and feeds
languages or dialects in one’s native tongue directly into the ear with an average translatability percentage ratio of 94.6% for all known