Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, the highly anticipated video game sequel, introduces Kraven the Hunter as a prominent character who embarks on a quest to find a worthy opponent. In the process, Kraven initiates a violent rampage that results in the disposal of several supervillains.
However, one of the supervillains creates a buzz and that is Rhino. Let’s find out what happened to Rhino in Spider-Man 2.
Kraven’s Arrival and Violent Hunt
The game’s narrative centers on Kraven’s arrival in New York, driven by his obsession to find a formidable adversary for his “Great Hunt.”
Kraven’s quest leads to a surprisingly violent rampage during which he confronts several supervillains, including Scorpion, Mister Negative, and even Venom.
However, fans have been left wondering why Rhino played a significant role in Marvel’s Spider-Man and its spin-off Miles Morales.
What happened to Rhino in Spider-Man 2?
Rhino has been missing from from Spider-Man 2. One plausible explanation for Rhino’s absence could be that Aleksei Sytsevich, the man behind the Rhino persona, got wind of Kraven’s arrival and decided to go into hiding.
Given Kraven’s reputation as a formidable hunter, such a move by Rhino would indeed be wise.
Discovering a Kraven Trophy Room
A vigilant fan managed to explore the virtual city of New York and discovered what seems to be cut content: Kraven’s trophy room. Within this secret room, four heads are displayed on a wall, one of which unmistakably belongs to Rhino.
Uncovering the Secret
Redditor Clkzins shared their journey of discovering this secret room, explaining, “I was trying out some glitches that worked on Miles Morales and found out that one of the out of bounds bugs still worked. So, I started exploring the underground world and found a strange structure that I couldn’t get into at first.
After a while, I found a way in and went forward until I encountered a pipe with an invisible wall. By using the photo mode and a small hole underneath the pipe, I managed to bypass the invisible wall and enter a secret room that never appeared anywhere in the game.”
Within this room, they found a throne presumably belonging to Kraven and trophies of the heads of the villains that were killed, including the Rhino’s head.
The other heads appear to belong to Shocker, an untextured Vulture, and Scorpion. It’s important to note that this trophy room is not intended to be accessible to players, and so it’s unclear whether Kraven killed Rhino off-screen as part of the game’s story.
Developer’s Intent and Future Possibilities
While it remains uncertain whether Rhino was intended to be killed by Kraven, developers at Insomniac Games may have considered this narrative choice but ultimately decided against it.
The missing Rhino opens the door to speculation about his potential return in a future Spider-Man 3 game or a potential Venom spin-off.
The world of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is teeming with exciting possibilities, including references to the absence of other superheroes in the game and the ongoing debate about whether Spider-Man takes fall damage.
As the game’s narrative unfolds, questions arise about whether Spider-Man’s actions inadvertently lead to casualties.
Players looking to enhance their gaming experience can explore a list of the best skills to acquire first in Spider-Man 2 and discover all the available suits in the game.
The fate of Rhino and the possibility of his return remain shrouded in mystery, leaving fans eager to see what the future holds for this iconic supervillain.
Time will unveil the truth behind Rhino’s absence in Spider-Man 2 and whether he’ll make a triumphant return in future installments.