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|Full Name:||Carlos LaMuerto|
|First Appearance:||Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #419|
|Created by:||Tom DeFalco, Steve Skroce|
|Place of Birth:|
|Powers/Abilities:||Genius-level Intellect, Master Martial Artist|
|Weight:||290 lbs (132 kg)|
Carlos LaMuerto, better known as Black Tarantula and the Deathless One is an Argentinian crime lord and a member of the Hand.
The New Kid in TownEdit
Working for DaredevilEdit
Run in with Lady BullseyeEdit
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
- Superhuman Strength: The Black Tarantula has superhuman agility and strength, able to optimally press over 30 tons.
- Superhuman Stamina: Black Tarantula can exert himself at peak capacity for at least 24 hours.
- Superhuman Durability: Black Tarantula possesses durability far beyond that of a human. He can withstand great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with super strength, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with no discomfort. His skin is highly durable to the point his nearly-bullet proof.
- Superhuman Agility: His balance, coordination, agility and dexterity is beyond the physical limits of the finest human acrobat. His agility is such that is on par with someone like Spider-Man.
- Superhuman Speed: The Black Tarantula possesses superhuman speed. Spider-Man himself has stated that he is slower than the Black Tarantula.
- Optic Blasts: His eyes can project powerful concussive blasts of energy, but requires several minutes between uses to restore the charge.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: He can also heal fatal injuries in himself and others through touch. The extent of this ability is unknown, but undoubtedly very high,as he was shown healing himself and others from fatal injuries, such as when Bullseye stabbed him in the heart when Carlos was powerless. He can also heal fatal diseases and poisons as well.
- (Possible) Immortality: His claims of possessing Immortality are unconfirmed, although he definitely possesses some form of superhuman longevity.
- Genius-level Intellect: Black Tarantula possesses a brilliant criminal mind, and is a strategist, planner and tactician of the highest order.
- Master Martial Artist: The Tarantula is a master of many forms of both armed and unarmed combat, capable of holding his own against other skilled hand to hand fighters such as Daredevil to an extent.
Makes use of many weapons, both conventional and advanced, but usually firearms, explosives, and bladed weapons.