Real Name: None

Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group Affiliation: None

Known Relatives: Maria Montez (aunt), Unnamed parents (deceased), Yolanda Montez (cousin, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Southern California coast

First Appearance: Infinity, Inc. #25 (April, 1986)

Powers: Carcharo possesses superhuman strength, and can swim at great speeds. His gills enable him to breathe underwater, but he could also survive on land with no known time limit. Like a true shark, Carcharo has a cartilage skeleton, powerful jaws, and rows and rows of sharp teeth. Through some mental ability Carcharo can control a group of 40-foot-long sharks called megalodons, which had been believed extinct.

History: (Infinity, Inc. #25, 26)-Carcharo’s mother was born in Mexico and went to the United States, where she was married. While pregnant, she was unknowingly given mutagenic drugs by the mad gynecologist Dr. Love. She was deported to Mexico where she gave birth to Carcharo, who resembled a humanoid shark. In despair she tried to drown herself and her newborn, while Carcharo’s father committed suicide. Carcharo survived thanks to his gills, and grew up in the ocean without human supervision. How he first came in contact with other humans, and how he learn to speak human language remains a mystery. As an adult Carcharo used his controlled megalodons to cause havoc off the California coast, and these activities came to the attention of Wildcat II. Carcharo easily captured her, and took her to a meeting with Helix, other mutants that were the results of Dr. love’s experiments. They informed Carcharo of his history, and also revealed Wildcat to be his cousin. Members of Infinity, Inc. arrived, fought Helix and rescued Wildcat. Carcharo managed to escape in the confusion.

(Infinity, Inc. #28, 29)-Feeling the need for company, Carcharo attempted to take over Helix while their leader Mr. Bones was in jail. Carcharo and Bones would later have a showdown, resulting in Carcharo being impaled on a piece of metal. Carcharo managed to bite off most of Bones’ left leg before dying.

List of appearances: Infinity, Inc. #25, 26, 28, 29

Comments: Created by Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas & Todd McFarlane

Last updated: 3/23/2002

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