|Base of operations||Abysus|
|Affiliation(s)||Nanite Project team|
|Relatives|| Violeta Salazar (wife) †|
Caesar Salazar (older son)
Rex Salazar (younger son)
|Allies||Violeta Salazar, Rex Salazar, Caesar Salazar, Gabriel Rylander|
|Enemies||Van Kleiss, Consortium|
|First appearance|| "Assault on Abysus" (photograph)|
"Endgame, Part 2" (flashback)
|Portrayed by:||Carlos Alazraqui|
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Rafael was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Later on, he became a scientist and married Violeta, who gave birth to both of his sons, Caesar and Rex. Years later, Rafael was employed by the Consortium to work on the Nanite Project with his wife and oldest son, Caesar. At some point, Rex had a life threatening accident which prompted Rafael to inject him with nanites to save his life, ultimately giving Rex the ability to grow machines. This gave the Consortium a new objective.
Rafael overheard the Consortium's twisted plot, which was to use the nanites for world domination. They destroyed the project by blowing up the nanites, thus causing the Nanite Event. However, Van Kleiss was directly responsible for Rafael and Violeta's death, locking him along with his wife inside the nanite reactor room.
Since Rafael's death, Rex has traveled far and wide, unintentionally learning of his parents along the way. When Rex went underneath Abysus to retrieve a Meta-Nanite, he discovered his father's office, which held a photograph of young Rex and his father.
- 207. "Mixed Signals" (mentioned only)
- 309. "Assault on Abysus" (photograph only)
- 315. "Hermanos" (digital recording only)
- 319. "Endgame, Part 1" (flashback)
- 320. "Endgame, Part 2" (flashback)
- Rex doesn't know the true cause of Rafael's death.
- Caesar claimed that he had a photo of him.