Cornelius Van Lunt was a New York businessman and real estate agent, who also reveled in several criminal activities undertaken by his employees. An ardent believer in astrology, van Lunt amassed a fortune under the guidance of his personal astrologer. He once held a gala fundraiser organized by Wilson Fisk, though it was later sabotaged by Leland Owlsley to try and assassinate Fisk and his girlfriend Vanessa. van Lunt would later hit rock bottom following a scandal in his involvement with Fisk's remaining forces being exposed. Desperate to regain his political power by any means, Cornelius arranged for several HYDRA scientists to have him subjected to Cross Species genetic experimentation, the result of which transformed him into a terrifying minotaur-like being with increased agility, stamina, and strength. Cornelius had become Taurus, and he was more than willing to begin construction on the Zodiac Cartel as its spymaster to regain his fortune and rule Hell's Kitchen as the city's new crime lord.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Taurus possesses powers by being a Cross Species subject.
- Superhuman Strength: Taurus possesses a degree of superhuman strength.
- Superhuman Speed: Taurus is capable of running and moving at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Stamina: His body augments his musculature so that it generates virtually no fatigue toxins during physical activity. As a result, Taurus possesses almost limitless superhuman stamina.
- Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Taurus's body, while similar in appearance to a human's, are considerably tougher and more resistant to injury than the tissues of a human being.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his superhuman durability, it is possible to injure Taurus.
- Horns: As a result of the change Taurus possesses horns.