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Black Skull
 
Black Skull
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Johann Shmidt
Also Known As: Venom, Red Skull, Herr Venom, Wastelord
Place Of Birth: Germany, Earth-TRN852
First Appearance: Heroes Reborn Vol.2 #1 (2021) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Dark Phoenix, Doom Supreme, Kid Thanos, Berserkers, Ghost Goblin, King Killmonger
Group Affiliation: HYDRA, Masters of Doom, Masters of Evil (Multiverse), War Machines; formerly Nazi Party
Base Of Operations: Wastelands
Grudges: Nighthawk and the Avengers
Creators: Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness
Gallery: Click
 
Powers:
 
The Black Skull is a skilled military, political and subversive strategist; he is also a trained marksman and martial artist.
Enhanced Abilities: The Black Skullís strength, endurance, reflexes and durability are all enhanced by the alien symbiote.
Invulnerability: The Black Skull has degree of invulnerability to physical and energy attacks.
Wall-Crawling: The Black Skull can adhere to vertical and upside down surfaces.
Webbing: The Black Skull can fire parts of the symbiote like webbing from his wrists. He uses the webbing to make swing lines, ensnare opponents and fashion shields.
Healing Factor: The Black Skull is capable of healing injuries at a faster rate than normal human healing allows.
Immunity - Spider Sense: The Black Skull is completely immune to Spider-Manís danger sense. He never triggers the sense when he fights Spider-Man.
Blending: The symbiote can change itís appearance to mimic any other garment.
 
Origins:
 
The Red Skull was born Johann Schmidt in a southern German village, the son of an illiterate, drunken peasant named Hermann, and his long-suffering wife Martha. Martha died in childbirth, and Hermann tried to drown the newborn Johann, blaming him for the death of his mother, and committed suicide the next morning. The infant was rescued by a local doctor, who delivered the infant to an orphanage.
Schmidt ran away at age seven, and grew up in and out of prison for petty crimes ranging from vagrancy to theft, constantly beaten and victimized by other thugs. His smouldering anger was given an outlet when he first encountered Hitler; Schmidt was working as a bellboy in a hotel in which Hitler was staying. Hitler was in the middle of berating his general staff, and boasted that he could make "this bell-boy" into a more effective Nazi. Schmidt was given military training, and made into the perfect S.S. soldier. Upon his presentation to Hitler, however, Hitler grew enraged, screaming, "Anyone can make a soldier!Ē Hitler took Schmidt in hand for personal training as a special operative, giving him the identity and mask of the "Red Skull".
When Agent Coulson reshaped the world with Mephisto's help making the Squadron Supreme Earth's mightiest heroes, the Red Skull was the nemesis of Nighthawk. After Nighthawk separated himself from the Venom symbiote, the Red Skull was able to bond to it becoming the Black Skull.
He would be pulled from the Multiverse by an alternate version of Doctor Doom and recruited to his new Masters of Evil. They were working in tandem with Mephisto to take out Earth's legacy heroes over time and dimensions.
 
Notes:
 
Black Skull at Marvel Database
Black Skull at Comic Vine