Flying member of the Sea Kings.
Real Name: Horatio Garcia
Nationality: United States of America
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Species: Male Paragon
- Flight: Horatio is capable of flying at speeds of up to 20 mph. Underwater, this ability allows him to fly up to 200 mph!
- Manta-Suit: This suit is made of a durable fabric that allows him to withstand intense undersea pressures and conditions created by flying. It also affords a small amount of protection from gunfire and knives.
- Stinging Blasts: Technically a result of his suit, MANtaray can fire blasts of stinging energy to stun his foes. These blasts fire in massive bursts that are surprisingly accurate.
MANtaray is a member of the Sea Kings and is a surprisingly good team player, unlike many villains. He specializes in crowd control and “hero interference” thanks to his flight and stinging blasts.
He takes everything pretty seriously and isn’t renowned for his sense of humor. He is loyal to his team and apparently thinks very highly of them. He’s very ambitious and envisions a future where the Sea Kings are respected and feared members of the supervillain elite.
Horatio was born in Baton Rouge, the son of a defense attorney. His father was killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting when he was very young. He lashed out in response to his father’s death and, by the time he was fifteen, had dropped out of school and joined a rival gang to avenge his father’s death.
In 2000, when he was 18 years old, Horatio received the power of flight in the Event, though he was unaware of this until he experienced his Break-Out in late 2003. He used this ability to start hunting down and killing members of that rival gang over the next few years.
He was eventually stopped by the Ragin’ Cajun and sent to prison before he could get his revenge. While is jail, he met Darnell Winslow and the Eel. The three of them became friends and watched each others’ backs while in prison. After Dr. Nefarious caused a mass breakout across the country, Horatio escaped with his friends and together, they joined forces to create the Sea Kings.
He received his Manta-Suit in mid-2005.