Created by: Rik Offenberger
Art by: Alan Faria
(LYNX IS A TEAM, THE TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS ARE CALLED LYNX)
REAL NAMES: Mateo Martinez and Maya Santiago
OCCUPATION: Mateo is a Corporate Security Officer and Maya is a Kindergarten Teacher
PLACE OF BIRTH: Washington DC
CITIZENSHIP: United States of America
MARITAL STATUS: Single
KNOWN RELATIVES: Nicolás Santiago (Maya’s Father)
KNOWN ALLIES: The Agent, Sgt. Flag
GROUP AFFILIATIONS: The G-Men
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Washington DC
EDUCATION: George Town University
FIRST APPEARANCE: Simon N. Kirby, The Agent #1
HEIGHT: Mateo 5’7″ (171 cm), Maya 5’2″ (158 cm)
WEIGHT: Mateo 184 lbs (83 kg). Maya 151 lbs (69 kg)
Mateo Martinez and Maya Santiago meet at George Town University. They both came from very conservative Catholic families and observed traditional courtship traditions until one day when Mateo Martinez was shot and Maya Santiago was kidnapped in an attempt to extort her father. Judge Nicolás Santiago, into freeing Adrián “El Jefe” Londoño, a cartel drug lord.
Although Maya was saved by Sgt. Flag and Mateo recovered from his injuries, they did not know how to process their feeling, both of them are forever changed by the experience.
Maya began training in Luta Livre, self-defense, determined never to be a victim again. Mateo is a Corporate Security Officer and former military police officer, he took over Maya’s training after she learned the basics.
They start out as an anti-gang community watch, patrolling the streets of Washington DC looking for trouble. They would get into fights with gang members. Inflicting violence allowed them to feel in control of their lives again. All the while telling themselves they are protecting the innocent.
After the kidnapping, they have become inappropriately overly passionate with one another in public because. This is a side effect of dealing with the thrill they feel from violence, their passion is an emotional outlet.
Once people in the neighborhood began to recognize them on patrol, they decided to dawn luchador cat masks to protect their identities.
In nature, a lynx is one of the few animals that kill for sport.
Mateo and Maya tell themselves they are doing good for the world as superheroes.
In reality, they are psychologically damaged people, who fight just to feel alive again.
POWERS & ABILITIES
Both members of the Lynx team, Mateo and Maya, posses above average hand to hand combat skills with a minor understanding of Luta Livre.
WEAPONS & PARAPHERNALIA
Both members of the Lynx team wear a “Cat’s Claw” on their left arm. A Cat’s Claw is a hydraulic three-bladed stainless steel claw use as both an offensive and defensive weapon.