|First appearance||Killer Instinct|
Spinal is a playable character in the Killer Instinct series of fighting games published by Rareware.
Spinal is a long-dead 2650 year-old skeletal warrior re-animated by UltraTech through cell regeneration. He has very little memory of his life aside from confusing, torturing flashbacks and is forced to obey modern humans, though with great reluctance. When unveiled to the public, he inspired awe, though for a surprisingly short time, owing to "greater" scientific breakthroughs of UltraTech's, such as a large cyborg named Fulgore and a long extinct dinosaur deemed Riptor. He therefore decides to take the opportunity to challenge his competition in a combat tournament.
He carries a sword and shield and wears a headband and spiked wristbands. He is five feet and five inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, has virtually no flesh and shows the ability to teleport and absorb energy from attacks.
After the end of the tournament, he decides to take a break from violence, beginning a film career, even.