Real Name: Jefferson Hyde
Powers/Special Skills: immense size, strength, stamina, and durability; super-thick rhino skin and horn
Special Weapons/Tools/Armor: none
Affiliations: The Order of the Sphinx
Other Aliases: “Knuckles”
Status: at large
Jefferson was a mindless goon for mob boss Mario Cantori. He was known as “Knuckles” Hyde for his ability to knock out just about anyone with a single punch to the head. But on one of his missions handed down from the boss, his criminal life changed completely. He was supposed to break into the laboratories of the Sphinx Foundation and rough up some poor bastard with a gambling problem. But instead he was captured by Sphinx security guards. Instead of taking him to the authorities, however, the guards turned Jefferson over to the president of the company, Carson Westwood. Westwood gave Hyde a simple choice: to allow himself to be the subject in an experimental new genetic surgery, or be killed by Westwood’s guards. Hyde, never much of a faithful servant, opted for the first choice. His body was pumped with rhinoceros DNA and he became a huge pachyderm-man with gargantuan strength and an extremely thick hide that most firearms couldn’t even penetrate. His skin also became wrinkled and gray. He was placed on the Sphinx Foundation’s secret organization of supervillains, called the Order of the Sphinx, in preparation of a hostile takeover of Caligo. In the meantime, Hyde helps the organization by committing small-time crimes to held fund their research and procedures.