Nautilus (Spider-Man and Cage enemy) (Marvel Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Nautilus and his colleague Razorwire were seen but once, in a 1994 Spider-Man/Luke Cage team-up story.

They’re both “plug-and-play” mercenary villains. That is, you can just drop them into pretty much any super-hero story where you need minor opponents, and they have simple abilities that work okay.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Hammerhead mob.
  • Base Of Operations: Likely New York City.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 178 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

The Nautilus suit looks a bit like the Shockwave armour. It is an hydraulic-based power armour  suit.

Further hydraulic circuits can pump into position and catapult missiles from the shell-shaped backpack. Those incendiary missiles trigger their short-range pulse engine once they are a meter or two away from Nautilus. The systems can even shoot volleys of missiles if need be.

Nautilus has to bend forward slightly to let the missiles fly over his shoulder. But he has a targeting computer to help him shoot accurately.


Razorwire and Nautilus are two obscure enforcers for the Hammerhead family. In 1994, they were sent after Slyde after the later stole money from the Maggia.

Tracking him to Chicago, they took Slyde’s brother hostage in order to force him to give back the money, plus some extra. But Razorwire’s intent was apparently to kill everybody involved except for Nautilus.

Slyde hired Cage for protection. Cage imposed his conditions – he would cover Slyde as he stole the money, but every single cent would be returned as soon as Cage had saved Slyde’s brother.

Round one, fight !

This led to a confrontation between Cage and Slyde on one hand, and Razorwire and Nautilus on the other. The enforcers were surprised by Cage’s durability, and eventually defeated when Spider-Man (Peter Parker) swung onto the scene.

Razorwire and Nautilus setting up an ambush

The money was returned, Slyde’s brother saved, Cage was cleared of the accusations of an overzealous journalist, and Razorwire and Nautilus were arrested.

Neither enforcer has been seen since. Perhaps they left to ply their trade abroad for awhile.


See illustration.


Your average lowbrow brawler, really.


“Stop wiggling ! I got a shellpack full o’ incendiary missiles, and you’re makin’ me nervous.”

“You don’t scare me, tough guy ! Da same hydraulic stuff that launches my missiles powers dis armour ! I got your size an’ strength, Cage, an’ better !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Enforcer
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 015

Weaponry (Nautilus missiles): 05

None demonstrated.

Underworld (Low), Hammerhead mob (Low).

None demonstrated.


  • NAUTILUS EXOSKELETON [/BODY/ 06 /STR/ 08, Shade: 03, Skin armour: 03, Bonus: Skin armour also works against energy attacks (+2)].
  • NAUTILUS SHELL [BODY 06, Hardened Defences], holding twelve NAUTILUS MISSILES [BODY 02, Bomb: 06, Flame project: 08, Range: 06, R#03, Grenade Drawback, Dart Bonus, Bonus: Though neither Bomb nor Flame Project have Range, they use the listed Range ; and they can be Combined]

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe (Spider-Man Unlimited v1 #6, in fact).

Helper(s): Darci.