|Real Name||Mateo Murado|
|Current Alias||Gecko Boy|
|Realatives:||Angela Murado (mother), Eduardo Murado (father, Romina Murado (sister)|
|Base of Operations||Brooklyn, New York|
|Occupation||Student, adventurer, vigilante|
|Education||High School Student|
|Height||5'3" (1,61 m)|
|Weight||119 lbs (54 kg)|
|Unusual Features||none visible|
|Origin||"Gifted" (genetically enhanced Xenogene Mutate)|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York City, New York|
Background & History
13-year-old boy Mateo is the U.S.-born child of undocumented mexican immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn (NY), which doesn‘t make life easy for him. Aside from living in constant fear of returning home to find his family has been taken away, he struggles with ongoing discrimination in school and exposure to gangs in his neighborhoods. As a young superhero he fights for his peers and against crime on the streets.
Personality & Character Traits
Mateo is a brave and righteous young hero with an indomitable sense of justice and a strong moral compass, who has a sharp wit and a wicked sense of humor. To the annoyance of both friends and foes he is invariably cracking jokes, trying to cover up how scared he is most of the times when fighting ruthless villains and gruesome monsters. The more in danger his life is, the more increasing the frequency of his banter get.
Powers & Abilities
- Wall-Crawling: Gecko Boy has the amazing ability to scale and adhere to walls and ceilings, no matter how rough or smooth - even surfaces such as glass.
- Enhanced Flexibility: Mateo is "double jointed" (which means that he can hyperextend his joints - for example bend his knee or finger joints backwards - and stretch them further than normal) - combined with his other abilities, this makes him a master of parkour and urban exploration
- Enhanced Agility: can go from one motion to another effortlessly, effectively dodge attacks, swing from things easily, sprint, do back-flips, leap across rooftops, and numerous other gymnastic, athletic and martial implements with little to no effort; able to maintain balance for long periods of time
- Enhanced Reflexes: has drastically enhanced reaction speed, allowing him to dodge bullets, catch flies in mid-air, dodge and maneuver around complex attacks, catch falling objects, block detriments and react instantaneously
- Enhanced Strength: enables him to bend/punch through thin steel, jump to a height/distance of several stories in a single bound, and lift heavy objects up to a weight of 10 tons - such as cars, large boulders, vans - as well as at least move objects he actually isn't able to effectively lift - such as bulldozers, tanks, planes, etc.
- Enhanced Speed: can run and move at speeds beyond the physical limits a of even a highly trained human athlete and is capable to move at least fast enough to keep up with a sportscar.
- Enhanced Durability: his physical durability (ability to resist damage) is extremely high, allowing him to take numerous blows of internal or external assaults before succumbing to the effects.
- Regenerative (Reptilian) Healing Factor:can rapidly regenerate/recreate lost or damaged tissues and organs and his body is constantly reverting to a healthy state, granting him nigh-inexhaustible stamina; in dire circumstances he's also able to detach limbs and grow them back later (but this takes more time)
- Night Vision: can see in low light conditions or even total darkness; discriminates colors in dim moonlight when normal humans are color blind
- Sonic Scream: can emit an extremely powerful short sonic shriek of high amplitude that is powerful enough to break through concrete and can induce vertigo on any being, causing confusion, disorientation, dizziness/nausea and/or even unconsciousness; if he's not careful he can even inflict terrible and agonizing pain that can lead to the death of his target. He calls this his "Gecko Echo":
- Bilingualism: Mateo speaks English and Spanish
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: Despite not having any training in combat, Mateos reflexes make him a very capable melee fighter.
His family. Fear of losing control over his powers...