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"You fight me, you fight me now, huh?"
"On behalf of the fine people of New York and real rhinos everywhere, I ask you to put your mechanized paws in the air!"
―Rhino and Spider-Man[src]

Aleksei Sytsevich[3] (Russian: Алексе́й Сицевич) is the former leader of the Russian Mob and the supervillain known as Rhino. In his career as a criminal, Systevich eventually encountered Spider-Man when he and his gang hijacked an Oscorp truck and went on a rampage through New York. Defeated and humiliated by the hero, Sytsevich was imprisoned in The Vault for several months before he was broken out by mysterious criminal Gustav Fiers under orders from Harry Osborn, with purpose of recruiting him for a villainous team dedicated to killing Spider-Man. Gifted with a rhinoceros-esque militarized battlesuit by the pair built , Sytsevich once again went on a rampage through the city before he was finally confronted and defeated by Spider-Man once again.


Early Life[]

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Confronting Spider-Man[]

"This is not end, Spider!"

In 2014, Aleksei Sytsevich and two of his associates hijacked an Oscorp van containing vials of plutonium. Sytsevich was the driver of the truck while his comrades secured the goods. However, Spider-Man intervened and webbed up Sytsevich's allies, handing them over to the police.


Sytsevich driving a truck

Determined to not be caught, Sytsevich continued to flee in the truck, causing a great deal of damage to other vehicles on the road and a number of police cars. Spider-Man confronted Sytsevich face-to-face, using his spider sense to dodge the rapid fire of Sytsevich's machine gun. Spider-Man disarmed him and then webbed each wrist to the walls opposite so his arms were crossed over his chest. Spider-Man proceeded to pull down Sytsevich's pants to humiliate him further. Sytsevich was incarcerated in Ryker's Island by the NYPD.[1]

Becoming Rhino[]

"Brave boy, huh? Does Aleksei scare you, little boy?"
―Rhino to Jorge[src]
Rhino breaking out

Sytsevich after escaping The Vault

Later, after Harry Osborn's incarceration, Gustav Fiers visited Harry, speaking to him Harry about their plans for revenge against Spider-Man by forming a team of villains. He also informed Harry that Sytsevich was a prime candidate to pilot a large metal exo-suit created by Oscorp. Sytsevich was broken out of the Vault and donned the exo-suit.


Rhino wreaks havoc in New York City

He took to the streets of New York, which hadn't seen Spider-Man since his confrontation with the Green Goblin and Gwen's death, and began shooting at the police, calling himself "The Rhino". A boy dressed as Spider-Man, who Spider-Man had helped out earlier, stepped out in front of Rhino, trying to make a stand.


Rhino charging towards Spider-Man

Rhino mocked the child when the real Spider-Man arrived on the scene. Rhino began to charge at Spider-Man who leaped in the air using a manhole cover as a weapon.[1] In the aftermath of the battle, he was defeated by Spider-Man.[5]


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Powers and Abilities[]


Aleksei Sytsevich does not possess any superhuman powers. Nonetheless, his high-tech battle armor provides him with superhuman strength, endurance, durability, and a variety of onboard weapons.

  • Superhuman Strength: The Rhino possesses extreme superhuman strength The suit enables him to crush concrete with ease and penetrate steel vaults rather easily.
  • Superhuman Durability: Within his suit, the Rhino's body is highly resistant to physical injury. He can withstand high caliber bullets without sustaining.
  • Superhuman Speed: The Rhino can, despite his large complexion size, run and or exercise at top-notch speeds hence he can, while charging or ramming, appear at his destination rather quickly although he can't move nearly as fast as speedsters.


"An Oscorp truck carrying plutonium has been hijacked."
―Police Officer[src]
  • Expert Thief: Sytsevich was able to hijack an Oscorp Industries truck carrying plutonium.
  • Skilled Marksman: Rhino was skilled in wielding a machine gun.


  • AKS74U: Rhino carried this rifle when he hijacked an Oscorp truck.
  • Rhino's Battlesuit: The Rhino wears a high-tech Armor with various high-powered weaponry within the Rhino Armor. These include:
    • Machine guns: To be added
    • Missiles: To be added
    • Iron Horn: To be added


  • During post-production and promotion, director Marc Webb stated that the Rhino's scenes will be only for 4 minutes.
  • Giamatti confirmed that Rhino will return in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
    • The battle with Rhino would be the set up The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
    • However, in February of 2015, it was announced that a new reboot of the Spider-Man franchise would be created, in order to tie the character with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This version of Rhino won't exist in that continuity. This also leaves the conflict between Spider-Man and Rhino unresolved, but it can be implied that he may have gotten defeated after the end of the movie.
  • The Rhino that appears in Dinsey XD's Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon has the same appearance as the Rhino from the video game continuity.
  • This version of Rhino is a combination of the mainstream and Ultimate portrayal of Rhino in the comics. He has the background and name of the mainstream Aleksei Sytsevich but the Rhino Exosuit is more akin to the Ultimate Marvel's Alex O'Hirn R.H.I.N.O.
  • His Rhino alias is not listed in the credits.
  • In the first battle with Aleksei, if you see more closely he has rhino boxers in his underpants which foreshadowed him turning into the Rhino.
  • This is the first version of the character outside of the comics to be portrayed as Russian. In all other television appearances, Rhino was an American.
  • Aleksei is the first villain to fight Spider-Man before he becomes a costumed villain (The Rhino).
  • The Rhino armor was originally said to be Russian made (explaining the Russian star logo and the Russian military look), however, it was later changed that Oscorp would build the armor instead (although it's possible it was built with the help of Russian engineers with connected to Norman Osborn's conspiracy).
  • The Hot Toys action figure was never released, although concept figures were made but are not up for sale at this moment in time. It is unclear whether this figure will ever be released.
  • By the time of No Way Home, Rhino is the only villain in his universe who never knew Spider-Man's secret identity.
  • Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first live-action incarnation of the character, followed by an incarnation played by Alessandro Nivola from the Sony Pictures Studios production Kraven the Hunter.


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