Skinless Man
Skinless Man
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: Weapon III
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Force Vol.1 #21 (2012) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Blob, Daken, Sabretooth, Mystique, Shadow King, Omega Clan
Group Affiliation: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, formerly Weapon Plus
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Fantomex and Uncanny X-Force
Creators: Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini
Enhanced Abilities: The Skinless Man has super human strength, endurance and durability.
Elasticity: The Skinless Man is a mutant who had elastic and multi-sensory skin. The Weapon Plus program augmented his powers; thus enhancing his strength and durability. After his skin was removed he taught his muscles to expand and contract on a molecular level.
The Skinless Man was a male superhuman who possessed the unique Mutant ability that allowed him to manipulate his own skin to allow it to expand or control it according to his thoughts. This skin also had multi-sensory capabilities that allowed him to read written contents through the simple touch of his skin. Many years ago, he served as a barrister where he used his abilities to gain an unfair advantage in the courtroom and his legal opponents. Through distractions, he would stretch his fingers and read the contents of privileged documents. His successful record eventually attracted the attention of an enigmatic being known only as Father. Father in turn offered him the opportunity to defend his country during the time of the Cold War and gave him a place in the secret weapon building program known as Weapon Plus. To secure his silence on the Skinless Man's affairs, Father augmented his natural abilities of his sentient skin where he increased its capabilities in terms of strength, durability as well as expansion powers. Once accepted, he was designated as Weapon III within the Weapon Plus Program where he was deployed during the war on covert assignments.
In this time, Father had dispatched him to gather intelligence from the Soviet Union where the Skinless Man claimed that he had sentenced thousands to death. During these missions, he was known to have worked alongside another Weapon Plus subject who was designated Fantomex. At one point, he was contacted by Father for a special assignment, to recover a relic that had the ability to instil life in any imaginable thing. This saw him being deployed into Otherworld where he managed to find the item after killing many opponents. However, before he could complete his objective, he learnt that he was followed by another agent from Weapon Plus who opposed Father in completing his goals. This turned out to be Fantomex who showed no mercy and attacked the Skinless Man from behind. He was left behind to be apprehended by the Captain Britain Corps where James Braddock presided over his sentence. Braddock decided that for the crimes committed in slaying members of the Citadel, Weapon III was to have his skin removed on the caveat that he was alive to experience the sensation. From the Starlight Citadel jails, he learnt later that Fantomex who was a master thief was responsible for stealing his flayed skin.
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