HistoryHenry McCoy's history matches that of his Mutant X counterpart.
Recently, Brute underwent a secondary mutation, assuming the aspects of the legendary "Lion of the Ocean", the mythical beast that pulled the marine carriage of Poseidon. This mutation returned his brilliant intellect and has extended it to the same level as Reed Richards, and also further developed his predatory instincts, making them easier to control.
Powers and Abilities
Brute possesses certain physical skills superior to those of human athletes. His mutant metabolism affords him slightly greater reaction time, endurance, and speed than the human race's most perfect physical specimen, Captain America.
Aquatic Physiology: Brute possesses a number of superhuman abilities derived from his mutated form. His superhumanly strong physiology enabling him to withstand the great water pressure changes that occur beneath the sea. His blood circulation enables him to withstand freezing water temperatures. As a water-breather, Brute has a number of gills hidden by scales along his throat. These gills enable him to extract sufficient oxygen from ambient water to allow him to function normally while underwater. Brute can live underwater indefinitely.
Aquatic Vision: His vision is more sensitive to the green portion of the visible spectrum, enabling him to see in relatively dark ocean depths.
Superhuman Strength: Brute possesses some degree of superhuman strength. His strength is above average for most mutants and he can lift about 80 tons.
Superhuman Speed: Though he spends most of his time in water, Brute can run and move at speeds superior to that of the finest human athlete. His musculature is also particularly adapt at swimming. He is capable of reaching a top speed of about 240 miles per hour.
Superhuman Stamina: Brute's superhuman musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of human. He can exert himself physically at peak capacity for several hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him.
Superhuman Agility: Brute's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Reflexes: Brute's reaction time is similarly enhanced and is superior to that of the finest human physical specimen.
Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Brute body are somewhat harder and more resistant to physical injury than those of a human. While he is far from invulnerable, Brute is capable of withstanding impact and blunt trauma forces that would prove crippling or fatal to a human being with only little discomfort.
Weaknesses: He cannot survive out of water for more than five hours without special devices before asphyxiating. His body is also very susceptible to dehydration.