Was originally created in the old Marvel RPG. He was created in 1983. So he is literally 26 years old this year. He was my first character I created with a purpose. His original background was just getting hit linked him to Earth and its Biosphere. If he was away from Earth for to long he would begin to weaken.
His Powers have grown as he has gotten older. Strength, agility, and Stamina increased as he changed from Animal Teen to Manimal. For his Primary Powers he is pretty much Spiderman on steroids. Along with growing and shrinking he could also talk to any animal. Yes he is Aquaman but with all the animals. LOL
His looks have changed since he first started. He originally had a visor and looked similar to the old 80's cyclops uniform. He could fly with wings he had back in my RPG days. City of Heroes allowed me to change his looks. He became his own person with his looks there. He also grew a tail. Which makes him interesting.
As for the name Manimal. Its copyrighted so I didn't want to take the chance on it so I reverted back to Animal Teen.
A QUICK ORIGIN OF Animal Teen
Animal Teen is a High School student with a loving mom and a nosy little sister. His father left him a long time ago.
A meteor fragment crashes into Adam's backyard. Adam being overly curious runs over to see what it is. As Adam is looking at the Meteor fragment, it explodes. The energy trapped in the meteor somehow links Earths Bioenergy to Adam. Adam soon learns he has all the powers of the Animals. His Strength and Speed have increase beyond anything seen before. Animal Teen is physically the strongest person in the team and his willingness to help people is genuine. He kept his powers hidden from his mother. Until recently, his mother found out he was sneaking out at night. She confronted him when he got home in his Animal Teen outfit.
Animal Teens Powers
Animal Teen has the powers of every animal on earth. His strength (without growing) shows that he can lift more then 200 tons. Animal Teen is scared to use his full strength. A mental block prevents him from using his full strength. He has to be tricked or have his life in danger to remove this mental block. He was tricked by Sonic Soldier into lifting weights at Moon Base One. Sonic increased the weights until they reached there Maximum weight capacity. He had told him that it was only 10 tons of weight.
Animal Teen can adjust his size to 1/5th of a millimeter. To over 110 feet tall. His strength increases and decreases with his size.
Many animals can replace massive amounts of tissue loss. Animal Teen can do just that. It is not known how much damage he can replace. Animal Teen was able tore regrow a arm that was removed when he fought Beast of the Deep. Regrowing the arm did take him nearly a week.
Animal Teen, dexterity is far beyond what any Olympic Athlete could ever dream. Animal Teen can dodge bullets as they were paper airplanes flying in the air. Animal Teen almost has a 6th sense to dangers that are happening around him or to him.
Due to Animal Teens enhanced strength he can run and jump farther then any Animal. Animal Teen run speed has been clocked just shy of 300 miles per hour. Animal Teen jump can easily cover a single mile in one hop.
Animal Teens other powers include enhanced Sight, Hearing, and Smell. He can communicate with Animals. He can not control them but most animals will offer there help to Animal Teen. Animal Teen can produce a stick substance shot from his hands. Create electrical shocks that can incapacitate people. He can resist extreme Heat and Cold. His tail acts almost like another hand without fingers. He has complete control over it.