Sneak Peek the origins of DC Comics' super-villain 'Killer Croc' on the news that the character will be played by actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad", prepping to start in Toronto April 15, 2015:
Created by writer Gerry Conway and illustrator Don Newton, the character's first appearance was in "Batman #357" (March 1983).
"...the character has a form of regressive atavism, inheriting traits of ancestral species of the human race including reptiles. This condition has been augmented by the presence of a 'metagene'. Consequently, he has several extraordinary physical abilities relating to his endurance, strength, and speed..."
His skin is hardened to the degree that it is nearly impenetrable to ordinary forms of abrasion including high caliber weapons fired from a distance.
He has demonstrated regenerative powers allowing him to heal and restore lost limbs and teeth. He possesses superhuman reflexes and speed, especially while he is moving underwater.
Killer Croc also has an enhanced sense of smell. Once he has become familiar with a person's scent he can track them from miles away.
As his appearance and personality has grown more and more bestial, his misanthropy has increased dramatically. He is jealous and hateful of 'normal' people and often lashes out violently without provocation.
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