Face Thief
Face Thief
Personal Info:
Real Name: Kao-Goto Suru
Also Known As: The Stealer of Faces
Place Of Birth: Shinma
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.1 Annual #14 (1993) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: The Shinma demons
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Iron Man
Creators: Len Kaminski, Tom Morgan, and Fred Fredericks
Enhanced Abilities: The Face Thief has super human strength, endurance and durability.
Shape Shifting (Self): The Face Thief was able to take the form of whomever he killed by removing the victim's skin off of their face and placing the skin over his own face. He could also transform his shape without the aid of someone's face, an example being transforming his face into a tentacle form.
Teleportation: The Face Thief can teleport in a burst of mystic flames by removing his own head. The act of removing his own head did not cause him any injury.
Sometime during the 16th century, Kao-Gotu, arrived in Japan from the world of Shinma. Here he murdered a warlord named Tesuka, became him and used his powers to start a rebellion in an attempt to overthrow the emperor. The samurai of the time eventually discovered the deception and turned to the gods for help who gave them each a different power of lightning, wind, and thunder, as well the ability to become one with the silence of the night. Centuries later the descendant's of the samurai managed to trap the Face Thief in a mask.
Eventually the mask ended up in the possession of Creighton McCall who accidentally released the Face Thief who devoured Creighton.
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