|“||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: 7-C | At least 7-C | At least 7-C | 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 (Mid-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: Town level (Made a crater this size in his first fight with Van Kliess. A few shots from his Slam Cannon were powerful enough to topple an EVO larger than the local apartment complexes. 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 Town level (Easily incapacitated Van Kleiss, who was established as being far stronger than Rex in previous encounters) | At least Town 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: Massively Hypersonic+ (Has outrun, reacted to, and dodged natural lightning. And has maneuvered around it several times with the Boogie Pack and Rex Ride) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ | At least Massively Hypersonic+ | Unknown, likely much higher (Flew from Earth to space in a short timeframe)
Lifting Strength: Class M with his Smack Hands (Lifted an aircraft and tossed a building)
Striking Strength: Town Class (Tossed buildings and sliced a fighter jet without much trouble) | At least Town Class | At least Town Class | Universe Class+
Durability: Town level (Took hits from E.V.O.s than are comparable to him) | At least Town level | Universe level+
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: Pre-Omega 1 Nanite | Post-Omega 1 Nanite | Omega E.V.O. Form | Meta Nanite