name: Guido Carosella
Other aliases: None
Identity: Publicly known
Occupation:(current) Government Operative, (former)
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with
no criminal record
Place of birth: Unrevealed
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Carosella (parents,
Base of operations: (current) X-Factor headquarters,
Embassy Row, Washington D.C., (former) Lila Cheney's home,
Group affiliation: X-Factor II
First appearance: (as Guido) NEW MUTANTS #29, (as
Strong Guy) X-FACTOR #72
History: The mutant Guido Carosella is an adventurer
with the superhuman ability to absorb kinetic energy.
He cannot store this energy for extended periods of time
and hence he must expend it quickly. He possesses superhuman
strength and durability and was a former employee of Lila
Cheney, who was a famous rock music performer and a mutant
with the power to create a teleportation field.
Carosella has since become a member of X-Factor, and
best friend to fellow teammate Jamie Madrox, known as
Multiple Man. During his time with the team he clashed
with many super powered mutants such as the Nasty Boys,
the Mutant Liberation Front, and the Brotherhood of Evil
Mutants, and has even gone up against powerhouses such
as the Hulk.
During a mission with X-Factor while protecting his former
employer, Lila Cheney, Carosella threw himself on a bomb.
Carosella was able to absorb the kinetic energy but after
he had released that energy, his body could not stand
the strain and he suffered a heart attack that put him
in a deep coma.
Carosella has recently come out of the coma. His heart
still weak, Forge created a device that would give Carosella's
heart small amounts of kinetic energy, which would cause
it to adapt to his body whenever he needed to use kinetic
energy. Carosella is currently spending time recovering
from his coma and has since gone back to work for Lila
Cheney, who has now become a love interest for Carosella.
Height: 7 ft.
Weight: 750 lbs.
Other distinguishing features: An unusual percentage
of body mass is concentrated in Guido's upper half of
Strength level: Superhuman Class 50; can range
upwards to an unknown limit through absorption of kinetic
Fighting skills: Formidable hand-to-hand combatant,
relies on streetfighting techniques Special skills and
abilities: Talented musical comedy actor and stand-up
Known superhuman powers: Aside from the above
listed attributes, Strong Guy has the ability to absorb
kinetic energy and to use it to enhance his physical strength
up to an unknown level.
Special limitations: Strong Guy cannot store the kinetic
energy he absorbs for very long and must physically expend
it within 90 seconds. Otherwise, the energy will physically
distort his body permanently. Strong Guy is in constant
physical pain. He is near sighted and wears corrective