Curtis Connors was born in Coral Gables, Florida. He was a gifted surgeon who was enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent off to war. He would perform emergency battlefield surgery for the injured GIs, until an unexpected blast hit his arm and it had to be amputated. Connors went back to a civilians life and became a research scientist. Due to his missing limb and the ability of lizards to regrow lost appendages, Connors became obsessed in reptilian limb regrowth and studied reptilian biology extensively. After years of working from home with the aid of war buddy Ted Sallis, Connors ultimately developed a growth serum taken from reptilian DNA. Despite his wife's warnings, he tried it on a rabbit and saw that it was a success He then tried it on himself. After he ingested the formula, his arm indeed grew back, but there was an unexpected side effect. The serum turned him into a vicious, reptilian humanoid monster. Soon after this Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson where in Florida following stories about a giant man-lizard attacking people in the Everglades. When Spider-Man discovered the truth behind the situatition, he was able to use Conners' notes to help find an antidote to cure him and restore him back to human form.
Solo D8, Buddy D4, Team D6
Haunted By the Past, The Lizard Lurking Within, World Renowned Herpetologist
Medical Expert D8, Science Master D10, Tech Expert D8, Wilderness Expert D8
[Unlockable 5 XP] Gain Dr. Curt Connors as a “School Faculty D6” resource. A hero can also use Dr. Connors as a “Tutor D6” resource to support a recovery action for mental stress from school. Limit: Dr. Curt Connors can be used once per session. At the Watcher’s discretion, Connors can be used a second time in a session, but an opportunity on the subsequent roll using the resource means that Dr. Connors reverts to The Lizard at a narratively appropriate time.
[Unlockable 10 XP] Gain Dr. Curt Connors as the resource above (with the same Limit) but as a D8 instead of D6. In addition, the resource implies the Connors’ family as family friends and can support physical stress recovery (by Connors patching the hero up).