UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RUSSIA
ENGLISH, CHECHEN, RUSSIAN
MULTIPLE | SEE APPENDIX A
NY | MA | PA
AUBURN | 2A (BALD)
Figure 1. Ismailov in his active metahuman form; photographic image provided by Associated Press.
SECTION Nº2: METAHUMAN ABILITY ASSESSMENT
I. PRIMARY FACTORS.
Figure 2. Photo of Ismailov in 2024. Taken at Highland Park, Pittsburgh.
A. ADAMANTINE INTEGUMENT CONVERSION
Ismailov possesses the ability to transmute the epidermal and dermal layers of the integumentary system from organic cells to carbonado diamond (or "black diamond"), seemingly at will. This comes with no detriment to bodily function or his nervous system; while there is speculation amongst MRT metabiological analysts as to the specifics of this conversion, it seems that the diamond layer is not, in fact, a "shell" that forms upon the outer epidermis, but a literal replacement of the epidermal and dermal layers down to subcutaneous tissue. This would, hypothetically, result in a 2 millimeter-thick layer of pure diamond that surrounds the body of Ismailov once the ability is activated. Given the distribution of dermal layer thickness at certain regions along the human body (and slight variations in epidermal thickness, though this is most likely negligible), it is assumed that there are variations both above and below the 2mm metric.
The adamantine integument layer appears to be a largely defensive mutation, rather than anything directly for offensive purposes; given the material properties of carbonado diamond, Ismailov has demonstrated an immunity to most abrasive forms of damage; as such, typical cutting or abrasive equipment like grinders, knives, or other adjacent weaponry has little observed effect on the surface of the converted flesh. Additionally, Ismailov has a noted resistance to blunt-force impacts and breakage, given carbonado diamond's polycrystalline structure and, thus, increased toughness over conventional raw diamond.
The layer of carbonado diamond affords Ismailov a high measure of electrical and thermal resistance, and a marked resistance to high-pressure environments (see APPENDIX B: "BOSTON HARBOR INCIDENT"). However, Ismailov's integumentary system still displays the brittle properties of diamond, even with the higher toughness of the carbonado variant; blunt-force trauma has been observed to crack, fracture, and outright shatter layers of diamond from his body, which is theorized to lead to a direct loss of mass in organic tissue when the conversion is reverted. In this way, he is highly resistant against most forms of energy and cutting or scratching weaponry, but is far more susceptible to attacks with large amounts of force. The toughness of the carbonado diamond layer grants him a measure of resistance against small-arms fire, but the millimeter-thick layers that may shatter from his body could inevitably cause a failure of his defenses-- which, theoretically, would lead to subcutaneous tissue and further layers of the body being exposed.
Informants within Chechen mob circles (specifically within those based in New York) have also given further insight as to Ismailov's healing process. According to eyewitness reports, the integumentary layer displays a self-healing lattice property while in diamond form, suggesting some sort of "healing factor" that is slightly faster than a baseline organic human's; however, Ismailov must, allegedly, leave the tissue converted until fully healed, as reverting the tissue would leave an open wound with a depth of whatever mass had been lost while in an adamantine state. Informants have reported wound closure and a cessation of adamantine self-healing after a total of one (1) week for most wounds, with deeper wounds requiring a longer amount of time. Organic tissue does not appear to be affected by this healing process.
The shattering of adamantine layers appears to have extremely potent impact-absorption and force-dispersion properties, similar to ceramic plating seen in composite body armor; however, given the scarcity of the converted tissue directly relating to the mass and surface area of the integumentary system, the defensive properties of Ismailov's abilities insofar as impact mitigation are not infallible.
B. ADAMANTINE INTEGUMENT MANIPULATION
Once converted into an adamantine state, Ismailov also possesses the ability to manipulate this integumentary layer to a limited extent. While he is not able to drastically alter the profile of his body and "shapechange" in the conventional sense (see REPORT A4-C: "POWER DEFINITIONS"), eyewitness reports have detailed accounts of Ismailov's hands morphing into large, jagged points with fingers entirely melded together and wrists reinforced (see APPENDIX C: "LITTLE GROZNY FLOWERSHOP INCIDENT"). These are considered the primary weapons of choice by Ismailov and are considered to have extremely dangerous cutting and puncturing abilities, though his ability to cut through more durable materials like asphalt, concrete, and metals are severely limited by the amount of exertion required. Ismailov possesses little enhanced strength, if at all, and no oscillation methods to increase cutting and abrasive power.
Additionally, Ismailov appears to be able to "divert" mass and thickness to certain regions of the body at the expense of thinning layers elsewhere. This was observed primarily by NYPD officers in a 12/04/23 shootout (see APPENDIX C) wherein Ismailov took over 10 rounds of 9mm small-arms ammunition; shots were localized upon the anterior trunk. However, a single shot to the posterior trunk approximately two minutes after the observed incident-- specifically, the lumbar spine and lower back-- completely shattered the diamond layer present and exposed subcutaneous tissue. Ismailov appeared to be grievously wounded by this injury, but not incapacitated, and has appeared to recover-- most likely due to the healing factor outlined in Section 2A.
SECTION Nº3: OBSERVED EQUIPMENT
I. PRIMARY OBSERVED EQUIPMENT.
A. KNOWN PARAPHERNALIA AND ARMS
Ismailov does not appear to carry much in the way of equipment or costume, having worn no particularly identifiable outfit during recorded appearances. Police incident reports have noted the use of a Mossberg 590S Shockwave in certain instances, but much of his criminal activities and intimidation are accomplished with the use of body alone.
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