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Early Life

Christopher Columbus was a famous explorer and navigator. A man from the 20th Century went back in time to steal Christopher Columbus' fame as the discover of the New World, but failed to get anyone interested in his idea before he died, except - ironically - Columbus himself.[2]

1492

In 1492, Columbus left Spain in the Santa Maria. A member of the crew of the Pinta named Gideon succumbed to scurvy. However, Gideon recovered as they reached the New World, his nature as a mutant External allowing himself to be resurrected.[3]

That year, Columbus visited an island whom he named Boca Caliente due to its sweltering heat and humidity, making it a Spanish colony (until 1898).[1]

1498

Columbus landed on Boriquén on the Caribbean Sea the island sometime around the year 1498. Spanish forces committed genocide on the Boriquén people. Horrified, Diablo fought back against the invaders slaying all those who came onto the island. With the Spanish forced from the shores, Diablo appointed himself defender of the land, but resumed his travels across the world.[4]




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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marvel Atlas #2; Boca Caliente's entry
  2. Mystery Tales #35
  3. X-Force #37
  4. Spider-Man & the Human Torch in... ¡Bahía De Los Muertos! #1: According to Wikipedia, Christopher Columbus explored the Caribbean Sea on his third voyage of the "New World" between 1498 and 1500 AD



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