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 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

Tier: Varies

Name: Armando Muñoz, The Evolving Boy

Origin: Marvel Comics

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

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

Attack Potency: Varies (Dependent of the current situation he is in at the moment. Has adapted before to combat beings like the Hulk at a high level of anger).

Speed: Varies

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

Intelligence: High

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.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

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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