✗ Cleo Nefertiti/Asp || FC: Nicole Beharie || OPEN
→ “What I do is an artform.”
Born in Tanta, Egypt, Cleo made a living as a snake charmer. Her ability to generate bio-electric energy blasts capable of paralysis and death caught the attention of Serpent Society leader, Sidewinder, who invited her to join the group. Cleo is an accomplished dancer – classical and exotic – and kept a job of it once she moved to New York City despite accepting Sidewinder’s offer. She is intelligent and soft spoken, remarkably loyal to friends and allies despite her endeavors with crime, and is defiant – even hostile – towards superheroes and the law.
✗ Brock Rumlow/Crossbones || FC: Frank Grillo || OPEN
→ “I consider myself an artist – a true craftsman who specializes in murder, destruction, and terror.”
Brock Rumlow is a ruthless mercenary with deep-seated connections to the Hydra underground working within the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D., leading S.T.R.I.K.E. operations. Rumlow caught S.H.I.E.L.D.’s (and HYDRA’s) attention through his work in Taskmaster’s mercenary school, working his way up to a teacher’s position, ending up being hired by both organizations but remaining loyal to only one. A world-class hand-to-hand combatant, Rumlow is skilled in various forms of martial arts, street-fighting, and military tactics. His ideals very much rely on brutality as a guiding force and his principles are cruelty.