Black Tarantula
Black Tarantula - By Jeff Chapman
Vital statistics
Position Member of the Hand

Member of the Ten Rings

Age Unknown
Status Alive
Physical attributes
Height 7' 0"
Weight 132 Kilograms
Allegedly for over 700 years, the title and powers of the Black Tarantula have been passed down from father to son. Each Black Tarantula supposedly separates the male heir from the mother at an early age to begin a life of vigorous training. The current Black Tarantula, Carlos LaMuerto, a crimelord in South America who had multiple dealings with the Ten Ring's.

Later on he met his Brazilian wife, Marina Caches, while attending an American graduate school. They had a child, Fabian. Upon discovering her husband’s illegal activities, Marina filed for divorce and fled with her son. Marina settled in New York where she became a criminal psychology teacher at Empire State University. Discovering his ex-wife to be in the New York area, the Black Tarantula launched a campaign primarily to locate his son while establishing a foothold in the lucrative New York underworld market in the absence of the Kingpin of Crime. He then became one of the biggest crime lords in New York which caught the attention of the Daredevil.

Powers and Abilities Edit

The Black Tarantula's family has for over 700 years had abilities that pass down from parent to child.

  • Superhuman Strength: The Black Tarantula has superhuman agility and strength, able to optimally press over 30 tons.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Black Tarantula can exert himself at peak capacity for at least 24 hours.
  • Superhuman Durability: Black Tarantula possesses durability far beyond that of a human. He can withstand great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with super strength, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with no discomfort. His skin is highly durable to the point his nearly-bullet proof.
  • Superhuman Agility: His balance, coordination, agility and dexterity is beyond the physical limits of the finest human acrobat. His agility is such that is on par with someone like Spider-Man.
  • Superhuman Speed: The Black Tarantula possesses superhuman speed. Spider-Man himself has stated that he is slower than the Black Tarantula.
  • Optic Blasts: His eyes can project powerful concussive blasts of energy, but requires several minutes between uses to restore the charge.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: He can also heal fatal injuries in himself and others through touch. The extent of this ability is unknown, but undoubtedly very high,as he was shown healing himself and others from fatal injuries, such as when Bullseye stabbed him in the heart when Carlos was powerless. He can also heal fatal diseases and poisons as well.

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