Real Name: Caruincho
Occupation: Incan god of fire and crafts
Legal Status: Citizen of El Dorado
Identity: The general populace of Earth is unaware of the existence of Caruincho except as a mythological deity.
Other Aliases: Coeviaca (Araucanian name)
Place of Birth:
Tiahuanaco (modern Tiahuanacu, Bolivia)
Tiahuanaco (modern Tiahuanacu, Bolivia)
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Viracocha (father), Cocamama (mother), Coniraya (uncle), Zaramama (wife/aunt), Inti, Tupan, Uruchillay (brothers), Bachue, Cuycha, Chasca, Quilla (sisters), Jurupari, Jacy, Ekkeko, (possible uncles), Huitaca (possible aunt), Manco Capac, Vichama, (nephews), Peruda (possible aunt), Bochica (grandfather), Chia (grandmother), Pachcamac (great-grandfather, possibly deceased), Gaea (great-grandmother, alias Pachamama)
Group Affiliations: The Incan Gods
Base of Operations: El Dorado
First Appearance: Caruincho has not yet made an appearance in the Marvel or DC Universes.
History: Caruincho is a member of an unidentified race of extra-dimensional beings who were worshipped as gods by the Incan Empire and the surrounding tribes and cultures of South America. Not much is known about his past. The Incan Empire did not have a unified pantheon of gods until they came to power in the 14th Century AD and not much is left about his origins. It is known he is the eldest son of Viracocha, the Ruler of the Incan Gods and that he inherited the role of fire-god from his father because of his ability to cast and create objects from fire. Caruincho did not favor either of the rain gods, Coniraya or Catequil (Tupan). Caruincho took Zaramama, the goddess of the harvest, to be his wife, and they possibly sired the divine ancestors of the Carib-Arawak Indians.
During the Incan Empire, Caruincho was among the most favored of the Incan gods. During the time Viracocha lived on Earth as a mortal chieftain, it is possibly that Caruincho lived on Earth at Machu Picchu, the Incan City of the Gods in the mountains of Southern Peru, later retreating Earth when Viracocha departed Earth and presiding in the other-dimensional world of Hanan Pacha, known as "El Dorado" to the invading Spanish Conquistadors who took much of South America looking for gold. Caruincho was unable to seek out more worshippers due to an edict Viracocha had made with the rulers of the gods of Earth.
In recent years, it is believed Caruincho has become part of a
loose alliance of craftsman-gods with
collecting and restoring lost artifacts and discarded mortal conveyances. Often
bored with his godly duties, Caruincho is more satisfied with creating objects
with a purpose and analyzing the relics of other cultures, such as from Europe
and the Orient. He is more than willing to create weapons for those who gain his
respect and honor.
Height: 7' 2"
Weight: 525 lbs
Strength Level: Caruincho possesses superhuman strength enabling him to lift (press) 65 tons under optimal conditions.
Known Superhuman Powers: Caruincho possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Incan gods. He is extremely long-lived, but he is not immortal like the Olympian gods. He is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If he were somehow wounded, his godly life force would enable him to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of significant power, such as Viracocha or Coniraya or for a number of Incan gods of equal power working together to revive him. Caruincho also possesses superhuman strength and his Doradan metabolism provides him with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Doradan flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Incan gods.)
Caruincho also has mystical abilities to summon and control fire, causing a small flame to burst into a blaze or exuding enough heat to mold and fashion any object into a weapon. He cannot affect objects with mystical enchantments. Caruincho also hates rain and cold weather; extreme cold can prevent him from using his powers, but only temporarily. He can draw power from the presence of the sun. Caruincho also place his will in the form of enchantments into anything he creates.
Abilities: Caruincho has exceptional inventive skill;
he can create and conceive simple objects like pottery or sculptures, or more
complex objects like weapons and tools from wood, string and hemp.
Comments: This bio describes Caruincho as he has appeared in the Rifts World and God of War series; he has yet to appear in the Marvel or DC Universes.
Last updated: 08/04/13
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