Who the Clix? Skinless Man

Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.

He’s just…gross. When you read this, he’ll only be grosser.: Skinless Man

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Appearances in Heroclix:  X-Men: Rise and Fall
First Appearance: X-Force #21 (February 2012)
Team Affiliations: N/A
Powers: Elasticity, Shape Shifter, Super Strength
Created by: Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini

Artwork and character is copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use

Harry Pizer rises to prominence as an excellent barrister during the Cold War. His mutant abilities, elastic skin along with a few other tricks, allows him to excel at espionage. His record draws the attention of the Professor who offers him a spot in the Weapon Plus Program under the guise of helping his country.

Harry accepts and has his strength as well as his mutant powers enhanced. He is given the moniker of “Weapon III” and sent to gather intelligence from Soviet soldiers before killing them. Upon showing his usefulness, he is tasked with traveling to Otherworld to retrieve the Orb of Necromancy. Unbeknownst to Harry, not everyone inside Weapon Plus is in favor of this mission and so Fantomex is sent to stop him. Fantomex is able to shoot Harry and leaves him for dead, only for the Captain Britain Corps to skin him as a punishment for all the murder spree he committed on his way to the Orb. Unbeknownst to Harry, Fantomex later steals this skin and uses it to create sentient bullets that never miss.

Fantomex is eventually brought in front of the Britain Corps to answer for his own crimes. Harry, who has somehow survived and taught his muscles to duplicate what he could once do with his skin and thus calls himself the Skinless Man, learns of Fantomex’s return to Otherworld. Intent on revenge, he travels there and ambushes Psylocke and Fantomex just as they are about to escape. He begins his revenge by cutting Fantomex’s face off. Psylcke is able to use poison to hurt and drive the Skinless Man off.

When a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants is formed by Daken and made up of mutants with vendettas against X-Force, the Skinless Man joins them. He is with the group when they kidnap Evan Sabahnur to try and use him to destroy the world. The Skinless Man faces Fantomex directly and while the hero is distracted with helping Psylocke, Harry is able to rip Fantomex’s heart out. He is killed moments later by a nuke dropped on Cavern X.

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