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Mantis


Mantis
2124

Created by Tom Filsinger
Designed by Tom Filsinger
Drawn by Darryl Banks
Colored by Jeff Corbett
Mantis
2127

Created by Tom Filsinger
Designed by Tom Filsinger
Drawn by Darryl Banks
Colored by Werner Mueck
Mantis
2128

Created by Tom Filsinger
Designed by Tom Filsinger
Drawn by Darryl Banks
Colored by Werner Mueck

Biography


Mantis is one of the most exciting newcomers to the GWF in recent years, which is saying a lot given the other exciting newcomers which entered the GWF in 2124. He worked hard to turn his life around, leaving behind gangs and drugs on Andromeda to be reunited with his father. He worked with the GWF road crews most of 2123, and trained when he had extra time. But some people complained that he only got this early push because of his father, Swarm, being a superstar. Others brought up his disreputable past as a reason to keep him out of the GWF. Because of his youth, Mantis did not come across well with the media, which served to damage his image. Mantis' image also took a hit due to a natural ability he has to be able to rotate his head 180 degrees and look at what is behind him. This tends to upset the adult fans and scare the youngsters. In order to try to help Mantis' image, Swarm sent him into battle against the much reviled Gryt. Since the fans don't like Gryt's attitude and really hate his valet, Rotunda, they were forced to cheer for Mantis. While Mantis tolerated this feud, the person he really wanted to go after was Oracle. Mantis used his inclusion in the Infinity Challenge in 2125 as a way to show the GWF that he was ready for main event matches. It seemed to work as he was moved to the FDF Reserves team for 2126 to feud with The Legends. He also formed a part-time tag-team with his father, Swarm. The resentment Mantis has felt toward his father finally spilled over and his anger has driven him into the Black Death camp in 2127. He has targetted his father, any of his father's allies, and the Andromedans. He occasionally tags with Balaal as BD AniMen. In 2128 Mantis broke free of the Black Death possession and returned to the AniMen. He began tagging on occation with his father as Reconciliation, but suffered setbacks as he would occasionally revert back to Black Death. In 2129, Mantis continues to team with his father and has formed a new tag-team called Ultra Mantis with newcomer UltraMantis Black. However, he continues to suffer side effects of his time with Black Death in the form of headaches and dizzy spells which leave him unable to perform in the ring.


Ring Style


Signature Maneuvers

Finishers
RAPTORAL GRASP
PINCER GRASP
PREY SNARE


Championships and Accomplishments


None


Mini Champions



              
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