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Lets play another round of Name That Character.

This guy was originally going to be named Anansi, like the African trickster spider, but then I realized that would leave him open to all manner of “A nancy” jokes. So if you can think of a better one, hit me with it.

[EDIT] Thanks to JR19759, I’ve now changed Anansi to Aurach.


Colton Groves is not what he appears to be. A man of immense size and strength, Colton is thought by many to be dumb as a rock. In fact he is a certified genius and has several PHD’s in various disciplines. Unfortunately Colton is also easily bored and has a very short fuse.

Despite creating several brilliant inventions, Colton was still continually mocked for his size. In his anger he created the dual identity of Aurach to get back at those who would mock him. In the process of doing so, he learned that he could use his inventions to get rich quick and improve his own life. Who cares what people say about you when you can buy and sell them, right?

Unfortunately Aurach proved to be less than successful as a criminal and making millions as a masked bad guy was harder than he thought. Still, he had fun pounding on those super tough superheroes. It felt good to let loose on someone that could take it.

Sadly, during a battle with the hero known as Law, Aurach would be shaken to his core and the world would suffer a tragic loss.

The beloved hero, Law, had gained the upper hand in the battle and was making his usual jokes when he suddenly collapsed. Aurach wasn’t sure what was happening. Was Law pulling some kind of prank? Was he going to pop up when Aurach got close and knock him out? Law never got back to his feet and suddenly everything got very real for Aurach. He rushed to the fallen hero’s side and yelled for the onlookers to call for an ambulance. Law and Aurach had just been fighting moments before but he had never wanted to really hurt the guy. Law had always shaken off Aurach’s blows before.

Aurach stayed by Law’s side until the ambulance arrived, trying to keep him alive, but fled the scene before the police showed.

Worried that he had killed his opponent, Colton fell into a seemingly bottomless pit of despair. His grief was only compounded when the news later reported that Law had in fact died en route to the hospital. His sense of guilt was only slightly lessened when it was revealed that Law had died from a cerebral aneurysm. A condition that had been building for some time.

Law’s death was ruled an accident, despite some claiming that Aurach was to blame. The cell phone footage people on the street had filmed of Aurach tending to the fallen Law went a long way in helping his case.

Still wracked with guilt, Aurach remained in hiding. But he had made a decision. He no longer wanted to be the bad guy. He didn’t want to hurt any more innocent people. He wanted to make amends. It was then that he heard a rumor about a government sanctioned team of criminals. A team that would be trained to use their powers for good.

Aurach sought out the woman rumored to be the teams leader, the mysterious Payne. After an initial confusion which resulted in Payne beating Aurach over the head with a smart car, Aurach explained that he wanted to join the team Payne was forming. Payne was skeptical. The rest of her team were being forced to join. Why would this giant spider volunteer. Aurach explained what had happened with Law and how he desperately wanted to make amends. After thinking it through and hurling Aurach through several more walls, Payne accepted. Of course Aurach would have to be arrested first. Knowing full well that she couldn’t trust a team full of super criminals, Payne decided to plant Aurach as a mole within their ranks who could report back to her about any nefarious plans the others concocted.

Aurach became the first and only member to volunteer for Payne’s new team. Not that anyone else would know that.