Who the Clix? Unus the Untouchable

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Can’t touch this: Unus the Untouchable

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Appearances in Heroclix: X of SwordsMutations and Monsters
First Appearance:  X-Men vol. 1 #8 (November 1964)
Team Affiliations: Factor Three, Brotherhood of Mutants, Secret Empire
Powers/Abilities: Force Field Generation
Created by: Jack Kirby – Stan Lee

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

Angelo Unuscione is born and raised in Milan, Italy. After reaching adulthood he comes to the United States and changes his name to Gunther Bain before becoming a wrestler. He eventually turns to a life of crime and joins the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. He, along with the Brotherhood, battle the X-Men and is defeated when his powers are artificially increased beyond his control. He swears to reform his ways and Beast returns Unus’ powers to their natural levels. Unus eventually becomes friend with the Blob and the pair commit several crimes together.

Unus joins Factor Three in a bid to conquer the planet only to turn on the “Mutant Master” when it is exposed as an alien. He is briefly captured by Sentinels before breaking free and working for the Secret Empire alongside Blob and Mastermind. Later he joins a new Brotherhood of Mutants and battles heroes such as the Champions, Defenders, and Power Man and Iron Fist. These repeated failures motivate Unus to retire from crime and return to his first love: wrestling.

He comes out of retirement for one last scheme with the Blob only to find that his powers have grown uncontrollable once more. They face the Hulk, who smashes through Unus’ force field only for it to collapse on Unus and keep oxygen from passing through. Unus passes out and is believed dead but eventually regains consciousness.

Through unknown means, Unus appears on Genosha after its destruction by the Wild Sentinels. He is disheveled and rambles about ghosts. He eventually regains his wits and forms a small team with Toad and others that attempt to survive on the harsh island. Unus eventually leads a pair of superhuman poachers to Genosha which causes him to be reviled by the other inhabitants.

After the Decimation, Quicksilver uses the Terrigen Mists to regain his powers and travels to Genosha. Unus, who had been depowered, regains his powers from Pietro. After the Inhumans and ONE arrive, however, Unus’ powers go out of control and cover him in a pink shell that deprives him of oxygen.

Unus is resurrected via the T.O. Virus during Necrosha and some how returns to normal life with his full powers afterwards. He attacks the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning and is swiftly defeated by the new Guidance Counselor, Spider-Man.

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