Somewhere in Munich, Germany
In a small village in Munich, at an outdoor restaurant, sat a young man about Manny's age wearing a white t-shirt with a black skull on it, black trip pants, spiked bracelets, and a belt with a buckle in the form of a wolf's head on it. The young man had black hair parted to the left, and a dissatisfied look on his face. As he sat at his table, a man dressed in a brown fedora pulled down over his face and a trench coat came to his table and sat down.
"Mind if I sit here?" asked the stranger in German.
"Why the hell not?" replied the young man. "I take it you're the great El Arana?"
"How'd you know?"
"Oh, I have my ways. So, what's this assignment you want me to undertake?"
"It regards someone in America. Miracle City to be precise."
"THAT dump? Who lives there that you'd want me to waste him?"
"I don't want you to kill him, only test him. His name is Manny Rivera, but his alias is El Tigre. Among his powers are superhuman physical abilities, regeneration, heightened senses, and, for reasons I can't seem to quite understand, some kind of grappling hook that comes out of his hands. I've heard of your…reputation, and knew that you were the only one who could surpass him in a fight."
"Got that right. So what's the catch?"
"Beat El Tigre in a fight and you get two million dollars in cash."
"Keep the money. All I'm interested in is the fight you promised. If he's as formidable as I've heard, then I want to see to this personally."
"Hmm, you sound confident that you'll win. Anyway, come to the Munich airport tonight around seven fifteen. When you arrive, you'll see a black plane with a red web pattern on it. Go in there, and an entire crew will be waiting for you. When you arrive, a chauffer will be waiting for you to take you to a special warehouse with all the accommodations of a house. From there, you should be able to find Rivera on your own."
"I understand. It will be a…pleasure to do business with you."
"As I agree."
As the two shook hands, the eyes of wolf ring on the young man's hand began to give off an eerie red glow, like twin rubies shone in the light of the full moon…