- The power over life and death... excites me.
- -- Rhino src
The Rhino was one of the many villains that Peter Parker came to encounter during his career as the masked vigilante Spider-Man. He was, at some point, defeated by the masked hero and incarcerated in the Raft. The first time Spider-Man brought Rhino down, it took Spidey a couple of weeks to recover even with his healing factor.
Rhino was once more released by Doctor Octopus, who made him part of the Sinister Six, a supervillain group formed as part of his revenge plan on Mayor Norman Osborn. After joining the other members to battle his old enemy Spider-Man on the rooftop of the Raft, He was sent with Scorpion by Dr. Octopus to destroy the city. While attacking a Sable International outpost, he happened to cross paths with Miles Morales, who was in the place searching for antibiotics for F.E.A.S.T.. After a long cat-and-mice chase, Miles managed to escape Rhino by staying out of his sight and by tricking him with sounds around the ambient.
Scorpion and Rhino procceded to attack another Sable International outpost, now near the George Washington Bridge, only to be ambushed by Spider-Man once more, who after a difficult battle, defeated both by locking them on a container together. After that, he was arrested and sent again to the Raft.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Around a year after the Devil's Breath crisis, Both the original Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and a new Spider-Man (Who turned out to be Miles Morales) were overseeing the transport of a superpowered Raft prisoner by helicopter to another prison, when one of the cables keeping the holding cell attached to the transport vehicle began to fray. Fearing for its integrity, Miles attempted to secure it using his webbing but landed on the side of the holding cell and offset the balance, causing the cable to snap and his webs to tear. This brought the transport vehicle out of the sky and caused a massive crash on the street below, damaging the containment, causing the prisoner revealed to be Rhino to escape. Both Spider-Men engaged the behemot, chasing him through the city, while he crashed through several buildings and a mall. Unfortunately, both heroes failed to stop Rhino, who run headlong into a giant tank of pressurized flammable gas, setting off an explosion that injured both Spider-Men and decimated a building complex belonging to the energy company Roxxon. While Miles regained his bearings, Peter continued to try and tackle Rhino, but eventually was worn down and called to Miles for help. By the time Miles had arrived, however, Peter had been beaten to within an inch of his life by Rhino. Despite his warnings to Miles to run, Miles successfully took down Rhino with an bioelectric blast that neither Spider-Man knew he had. Afterward, both heroes were greeted by Roxxon executive Simon Krieger, who commended them on their work and told them he and the police would handle Rhino.
Rhino however, was taken by Roxxon instead of the NYPD, being given a new enhanced armor. Days later, Rhino was seen again when he was sent by Roxxon to ambush both Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Phin Mason on Trinity Church. After handling them to Roxxon, Rhino kept patrolling the Roxxon lab, until he once again faced Phin (now as the Tinkerer) and Spider-Man (Miles Morales), who finally managed to break his new armor, taking him down for good. After that, he was taken into custody again by the NYPD.
- Rhino liked fishing on the Volga River.
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