9 Superheroes You Didn’t Know Were Caribbean

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Hardcore, (Caribbean island unknown)

Nothing is known of Hardcore’s past except he was born on one of the many islands of the Caribbean. It’s also unknown when he left the Caribbean and became a mercenary and later a well-trained assassin selling his skills to the highest bidder. He put together a team called the Untouchables composed of Kickback, Nitro and Tombstone. Under the employ of Cruz Bushmaster, he clashed with Luke Cage while he was based in Chicago. After a long series of encounters, the feud ended with Hardcore’s car plummeting into a cliff and his favorite weapon set to explode. He was assumed to have died on impact, but with Hardcore you never know.

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Bantam (Puerto Rico)

Roberto Velasquez was a talented boxer in his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico. With his small size and weight, he was unsure if he could make it as a professional boxer. He was approached by international crime boss Armando Aviles, who offered to finance an experimental physical augmentation treatment for him to undergo to aid him in his career. After receiving the treatment, Velasquez inadvertently killed his opponent in his first match. He went into hiding after refusing to join Aviles’ gang. Bantam returned to San Juan and split his time between super heroics and training other boxers. Due to his powers, he never stepped into the ring to fight again.

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