|“||If people want to hate me, I can't stop them. But it's not going to stop me from doing my job. You wanna know why? Because I'm awesome.||„|
|~ Rex to an Anti-EVO Vigilante|
Rex Salazar is the eponymous protagonist of Generator Rex. A brash and rebellious teenager gifted with the ability to maintain his humanity along with his EVO powers, he utilizes numerous mechanical constructs constructed out of the nanites within his own body to combat the EVO threat and cure the victims of the outbreak whenever possible.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 8-C, possibly 8-B | At least 8-B | At least 8-B | Low 2-C
Name: Rex Salazar
Origin: Generator Rex
Age: 15 at the start of the series, 16 by the end
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Technological Manipulation, Transformation, Enhanced Senses (Feels a buzzing sensation whenever he is in the presence of a particularly dangerous EVO), Regeneration (Low, His Nanites are able to restart his heart should it stop for any particular reason), Flight with the Boogie Pack, Resistance to Disease Manipulation, Poison Manipulation, and Mind Manipulation | Electricity Manipulation, Energy Projection | With the God Matrix: Energy Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Flight, Elemental Manipulation, Gravity Manipulation, Magnetism Manipulation, Space-Time Manipulation
Attack Potency: At least Large Building level (A few shots from his Slam Cannon were powerful enough to topple an EVO larger than the local apartment complexes), possibly, City Block level (Six stated that Rex's first public battle resulted in several city blocks' worth of property damage, but this may have been protracted over the course of the fight or during their initial clash) | At least City Block level (Easily incapacitated Van Kleiss, who was established as being far stronger than Rex in previous encounters) | At least City Block level (Matched the five members of the Consortium and was only defeated due to the resurgence of his memories) | Universe level+ (Has absolute control over the space-time, gravity, energy, matter, elemental forces, and technology of the universe, allowing him to reshape it as he pleases)
Speed: Superhuman (Has reacted to numerous EVOs who are able to take trained soldiers completely by surprise), with Massively Hypersonic reactions and combat speed, Subsonic with the Rex Ride (Reaches speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour), Supersonic with the Boogie Pack (As fast as a commercial jetliner)
Lifting Strength: Class 100+ with his Smack Hands (Lifted an aircraft and tossed a building)
Striking Strength: At least Large Building Class (Tossed buildings and Sliced a Fighter Jet without much trouble)
Durability: At least Large Building level+ (Took hits from E.V.O.s than are comparable to him), City Block level or higher with The Block Party | At least City Block level | Unknown
Standard Equipment: His Goggles, Providence equipment, Providence power suit, Nanites, Meta-Nanites, Omega-1 Nanite
Intelligence: Is rebellious and obnoxious. However, he is Academically gifted. Came from a family of Hispanic scientists, Scored perfect scores on Trigonometry tests which were said to be impossible to do, Can turn the tide of the battle in his favor, Is very manipulative and witty, Can adapt to the harshest of situations. Very skilled acrobat and combatant.
Weaknesses: Poor attention span, Predicable fighting style early on, Electricity, Manipulating too many machines at once can confuse him.
- Machine manifestation: Rex can shape his nanites into a variety of machinery. He uses these for offense, defense, and transportation. The weapons he forms out of his body can be destroyed, but he usually can reform them quickly afterward. Also, if Rex is exhausted, it takes more focus to maintain his weapons; otherwise they instantly disassemble. At one point, Van Kleiss drained away all but one of Rex's nanites, temporarily removing Rex's powers as well. After an MRI, Dr. Holiday discovered the Omega-1 Nanite that Dr. Gabriel Rylander had injected into Rex and identified it as a Control Nanite. Using the supply of inactive nanites he had previously off-loaded in the Purgatory base, Rex was able to reactivate the Control Nanite, regaining his original powers, as well as gaining the blueprints for more powerful machines. Previously, Rex lacked the ability to program his body into building more than one machine at a time. As of now, Rex can allow his nanites to build and use two machines simultaneously.
Key: Base | Omega-1 Nanite | Omega E.V.O. Form | Meta Nanite