Rocklike skin ex-soviet weightlifter
Anton Yurikov was a weight lifter from the country of Georgia. Never very successful at it but determined to one day compete in the Olympics, he resorted to an experimental drug treatment. Experimental enough that it had not yet been banned but an obviously poor moral choice. The treatments worked, increasing Anton’s strength and endurance massively. Unfortunately there was a side effect, Anton’s skin become hard and rock like. Thrown out of the state sponsored weight lifting team, he took to thievery in order to survive. Finally he left his native home and ran away to the United States in hopes of escaping his past. Arriving in Southern California he found it very difficult to get a job until a traveling side show act cane through town. Seeing several other abnormal people in the various acts he applied for a job as a strongman. The Ringmaster liked his style and his accent, hiring him on the spot. Anton was given the name Crag and became infatuated with a young woman who had an act with trained rats, the girl called herself Vermina.