From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Real Name:||Anton Bradley|
|Occupation:||Thug, Escaped Convict|
|Place of Birth:||Kings Row, Paragon City|
|Base of Operations:||Etoile Islands|
|Superhuman Strength, Invulnerability|
|No additional information available.|
Slip Noose was my first serious villain that I wanted to put time in to. I wanted to try a Brute, and I didn't want a "evil supervillain", so I created a tough as nails street thug that had no problem about morals.
Anton Bradley is an incredibly large man, his size and muscles formed by his mutations. He is of African American descent, and most of his arms are covered by tattoos. He has green eyes, and he usually has his hair in corn rows.
Anton gained the powers of Super Strength and Invulnerability as a young child due to mutations. His strength knows no limit, with Anton easily picking up cars, trucks, and more incredibly heavy objects. His punches are something to fear, easily shattering bones and steel. His skin is also tough, bullets and knives rarely piercing his almost indestructible body.
Anton possess an Arachnos Flier which he managed to hijack during his escape from The Zig. He likes to wear a hat much like the one that Dead Eye Jake wears in respect for the outlaw. He has also been known to carry a handgun or two.
While Anton isn't exactly the brightest person, he has common sense. Anton rarely talks, preferring the old saying, "Actions speak louder than words". When he does speak, his voice is loud and deep. He is generally shy around people he doesn't know, and stutters when speaking around such people. He tends to speak more when angry. He will do anything to protect his friends.
Many people have heard of the King's Row Massacre and the crimes of Anton Bradley, but few know the true history behind him.
Slip Noose was born Anton Bradley, December Ninth, 1974 in the Kings Row Crowne Memorial Hospital. While born healthy, he was abnormally large. Due to complications, his mother died in childbirth. While his father tried to take care of him, it was too much, so Anton was brought to an orphanage where he would spend most of his childhood.
The orphanage where Anton spent his childhood no longer exists, being shut down and demolished after Anton was adopted. Anton was left out by most of the children, and when the other kids did interact with him, they would tease him for his large size. Many of the people coming in to look for a child to adopt would try and ignore him. When Anton turned nine, his life changed. A young African American couple entered the orphanage, and fell in love with Anton. They adopted him, and took him to their Kings Row apartment.
Teen Years/Emergence of Powers
After being adopted, Anton finally had the chance to visit a real school. It was a new experience for him, but all the children were the same. They would tease and make fun of Anton for his size and lacking marks. Anton went through most of his school years without friends, ignoring everything said about him.
One year later, Longbow came to his home, asking to speak with Anton, who was now fourteen. They offered to help him train his powers, and asked him to join Longbow as a superpowered agent. He refused, but they insisted. Soon, Longbow got violent, trying to force Anton in to Longbow. Anton was attacked, and he defended himself, killing the entire Longbow squad. He became enraged, and dashed downstairs, and killed his foster parents. Longbow reinforcements arrived on the scene, and attempted to take him down, but his rage grew, and he killed even more Longbow soldiers. The murders were brutal, leaving some in halves or even without heads.
Anton's rampage sent him through Kings Row, murdering many innocents and Longbow soldiers. At the end of the day, Anton had managed to kill over two hundred people. The day became known as the Kings Massacre. Anton was finally stopped when Longbow Mechs were brought in, managing to keep him down until he could be apprehended. He was chained up, and kept watch by multiple Longbow Nullifiers. He was on his way to Ziggursky Penitentiary.
Anton was put in to The Zig at the age of fourteen, putting him well younger than any other inmate. He worked up a reputation inside after various fights against tough inmates who though they could hurt him. Using the time in The Zig, Anton practiced, and managed to control his strength. He spent twenty years inside, learning the tricks of the trade, meeting infamous villains, and more. The many years of incarceration probably did more damage than it helped. Twenty years after entering The Zig, he was about to leave it. In a body bag.
May Sixth, 2008. Anton was meant to die that day. He was ready to head out on to Death Row and receive his reward for his actions. As he was walking toward the execution chamber, and explosion rocked the Zig, throwing his guards off their feet. When they looked up, Anton stood tall, not even bothered by the explosion. He tore off the chains that held him, and smashed his guards in to the walls and floor.