Spinal is a fighting skeleton. He carries a curved sword (possibly a saber) and a buckler shield. He is able to teleport in a flash of smoke. He is able to absorb energy and return it as fireballs.
His attacks are primarily slashes and sword swipes, though he also attacks with some kicks.
His method of movement is unknown as he has no visible muscle tissue to manipulate his skeleton. It is likely whatever unknown source allows his energy and teleportation attacks.
Story (Basic): Spinal's origin is a closely guarded secret of Ultratech. A secret branch of the corporation, using a variety of special techniques, have succeeded in reviving an ancient warrior. With only the vaguest memories of his past life, Spinal knows how to do only one thing: fight!
Story (Extended): A legendary warrior over 2000 years ago, the thing now known as Spinal has been torn from the peace of death by Ultratech's cell regeneration experiments. Trapped in the new world, he has no choice but to obey orders despite his reluctance, and to make things worse, he begins to suffer tormenting flashbacks to the ancient life he can never quite remember. After the awe and wonder he inspired when first unveiled to the public this year, Spinal finds himself in the shadow of Ultratech's latest creations (Fulgore, Riptor, etc.) and, filled with resentment, he sets out to prove his worth.
Tired of constantly being surrounded by death and destruction, Spinal decides on a career break. Although nominated for an Oscar for his first film, Spinal still has great difficulty finding roles that have meat to them.
Killer Instinct 2
Kill Kim Wu
Freed of the chains of slavery, Spinal relishes his freedom. Unable to recover the artifact that summoned him, Spinal contemplates his future. Consultation with his ancestors offers Spinal no guidance. Sadly, he resigns himself to an eternity alone and without purpose.
Don't Kill Kim Wu
Freed of the chains of slavery, Spinal relishes his freedom. Unable to recover the artifact that summoned him, Spinal contemplates his future. Lost, he goes to consult with his ancestors. During the ceremony, he learns one important lesson: never leave your enemies alive.
Killer Instinct (2013)
Spinal was revealed on Halloween at the end of Orchid's reveal trailer, and was set to be available in January 2014 in the launch trailer.
Stage: Shipwreck Cove