Reptilla, the unbelievable, head geneticist turned reptilian monster, has become an urban legend after fleeing to the sewers of Manhattan.
NAME: Dr. Tarez Timsah
WEIGHT: 550 lbs
Dr. Tarez Timsah, prior to his mutation, was a well respected geneticist who's work in gene editing allowed him to engineer the artificial "chimera virus". This DNA manipulating retrovirus could effectively combine the genes of separate mature organisms, turning them into chimeras over the span of a few months. In a failed attempt to stop a robber from stealing samples of the virus. Dr. Timsah himself was exposed, succumbing to his work and turning into "Reptilla, the unbelievable" as labeled by Manhattan urban legends.
Coming naturally with his newfound form, Tarez possesses vastly superhuman strength and resilience. His enhanced immune system protects him from most diseases, and helps him rapidly recover from grievous wounds. Reptilla's scaly hide, layers of fat, and dense skeleton give him a limited resistance to firearms, being able to continue unaffected from small caliber rounds. His enhanced lung capacity reflects his semi-aquatic nature, and efficient swimming.