|Real Name||Matthieu Mansouri|
|Relatives||Jacqueline Mansouri, Djilali Mansouri|
|Base of Operations||Paris, France|
|Occupation||Agent of The W.E.B., adventurer, vigilante|
|Education||Middleschool (collège) graduate|
|Place of Birth||Paris, France|
Background & History
Matthieu Mansouri was born in Paris as the son of Algerian and french parents and lived his violent and crime dominated life like any other of the seemingly futureless inhabitants of the Parisian suburban areas called "Banlieue". Without a proper education and hope for a better future he found his recourse in the challenging art of parkour and soon become a master of this acrobatic sport.
When the long pent-up anger of many young people about the prevailing poverty, racism, hopelessness, mass unemployment and related resignation, boredom and gang violence and the lack of integration capabilities, with specific reference to migrants in the satellite towns, once again led to outbreaks of violence, Matthieu was also one of the many people who took to the streets where he was confronted by a group of three cops who started bashing him with their truncheons which eventually activated his Xenogene.
After generating a buzz as "Mygale" (french for tarantula/bird-eating spider) by fighting for the oppressed and less privileged, he was eventually recruited by the covert network known as "The W.E.B. Foundation", which provides financial, logistical and technological support to spider-themed heroes all over the world.
Personality & Character Traits
Justifiably angry at the unjust system and systemical racism everywhere, he sometimes lash out at people who don't know better, but when in doubt he always fights for the good and will never allow evil to thrive - regardless of whether it is directed against friends and neighbors or emanates from them. He doesn't differentiate between gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or skin color, but treats all criminals equally: relentlessly and without hesitation.
Powers & Abilities
- increased speed
- heightened reflexes
- superhuman agility
- superhuman strength
- abilty to stick to and crawl across virtually any surface
- Master of Parkour and Freerunning (traceur)