|“|| Always hard to make decisions. Always tough to know when to let go.
When to give up. When to know enough is enough. And then there are some who never learn. And then there are others who never know when enough is enough. Who aren't stopped by common sense, or even death. And people like that...you want to keep an eye on. Because you never know where they will lead you.
|~ Dawrin, The Evolving Boy|
Armando Muñoz or Darwin is a mutant superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2, and was created by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Pete Woods. Darwin appears in X-Men: First Class where he is played by actor Edi Gathegi.
Powers and Statistics
Name: Armando Muñoz, The Evolving Boy
Origin: Marvel Comics
Classification: Mutant, Member of the X-Men, Former Member of X-Factor
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Adaptation, Reactive Evolution (Which allows him to take on powers such as Teleportation, Super Speed, Energy Manipulation, and Regeneration), Possible Immortality/ Longevity
Lifting Strength: Varies
Striking Strength: Varies
Durability: Varies (Has adapted to take hits from World War Hulk. Took a flame blast from a Super Skrull whose flames were stated to be as hot as the sun. Took a blast from Hades/Pluto)
Stamina: Effectively limitless depending on the adaptation
Range: Standard Melee Range to Thousands of Kilometers
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable
Weaknesses: His body will adapt to whatever means to make Darwin survive, but will not meet his desires in many situations. For example, during his fight with the Hulk, his body teleports him away from the battle rather than supplying a power that would allow him to defeat the Hulk.
Instantaneous Adaptation: Darwin's powers of self-protection offers continuous circumstantial evolution. Darwin is able to adapt to any situation. His reactive mutation adjusts his capabilities to his environment. Examples of such manifestations include receiving functioning gills after being submerged in water, gaining night vision after being in the dark for several seconds, being able to survive without oxygen when in space, his skin becoming fireproof when it is exposed to flames, his body becoming pure energy, his intelligence increasing itself or the understanding of the Shi'ar language by looking at it in written form. However, his powers do not always take the effect he desires. For example, during his fight with the Hulk, his body teleports him away from the battle rather than supplying a power that would allow him to defeat the Hulk.
- Proactive Adaptation: After his battle with Hela, Darwin became able to trigger mutation that proactively ensure his survival sometimes by affecting others.
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