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Rhino wears a a thick polymer mat suit similar to a rhinoceros hide, covering his entire body except for his face. The suit is highly resistant to damage and temperature extremes, and is also equipped with two horns, designed to mimic the general shape and appearance of real rhino horns, capable of penetrating 2-inch plate steel. His first suit, more crude in overall design, was originally bonded to his skin and he was unable to remove it.[1]

Spider-Man brought a piece of the Rhino's hide to Doc Connors for analysis. Together they create a reformulated webbing which burns through the rhino hide and was captured.[2]

It was eventually destroyed and replaced with a removable, more form fitting suit by Justin Hammer after Rhino underwent further gamma ray treatments that further heightened his powers. The suit was specifically designed, via the gamma ray treatments, to somewhat enhance some of his powers.[3]

Jackal later provided Rhino with a black version of the Rhino Armor which he used to break into Andry Correctional Facility to free Lizard and a depowered Electro.[4]

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Source
Aleksei Sytsevich (Earth-1048) from Marvel's Spider-Man (video game) Promo 001.png On Earth-1048, after obtaining the armor, Rhino had conflicting feelings towards it, he loves the power it grants him but hates that he's unable to remove and the way it makes him an easy target for ridicule. His mech-suit grants him superhuman strength and nearly impervious to harm. Resistant to extreme temperatures, shock and explosive damage as well as to most acid solutions. Doctor Octopus was able to develop a corrosive to free Rhino from his suit in a matter of days, which took a certain government agency years trying and failing to do so. Marvel's Spider-Man (video game)
Alex O'Hirn (Earth-1610) from Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 28 0002.jpg The Earth-1610 version of the Rhino Armor was an experimental, cybernetic suit with an hydraulic suspension IA technology that was develped by the U.S. Army. Under unknown and classified circumstances, an unnamed man remained permanently attached to the suit, and became the supervillain known as the Rhino. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 28
Alexander O'Hirn (Earth-12041) from Ultimate Spider-Man (animated series) Season 2 24 001.jpg On Earth-12041, initially Rhino didn't have a need for the traditional rhino armor due fusing his DNA with that of a Rhino's thus giving him his own armored skin, horn and enhanced strength.[5] Later Doctor Octopus gave Alex a Rhino-themed technologically advanced armor during the second formation of the Sinister Six, Spider-Man described it as "even his armor has armor". The armor is tank-like, having a singular continuous track used to boost his charge attack with a blade over his horn. The armor was damaged by The Goblin.[6] Ultimate Spider-Man (animated series) Season 2 25
Alexander O'Hirn (Earth-26496) from Spectacular Spider-Man (Animated Series) 001.png On Earth-26496, deciding to get rid of Spider-Man, the Big Man used Alex O'Hirn as a guinea pig in one Oscorp's illegal experiments. His body was infused with Dr. Otto Octavius newest innovation: super-tough polymer armor modeled after a rhinoceros. As a result, O'Hirn began calling himself "The Rhino". The Rhino Armor has one fatal flaw: it obstructs the pores of the skin, meaning he has to periodically stop to re-hydrate. Spider-Man realized he had to continually drink water, or he would overheat and used it to his advantage, as the Rhino was immune to every other attack. Spectacular Spider-Man (animated series) Season 1 6
Aleksei Sytsevich (Earth-120703) from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (film) 0001.jpg On Earth-120703, Aleksei Sytsevich is given a rhinoceros-themed mechanical suit of powered armor that features heavy machine guns and missile launchers developed by Oscorp. After a shootout with police, he was confronted by Spider-Man and engaged in a fight, with Spider-Man using a manhole cover swung at the Rhino's horn. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (film)

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