Scaleface

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Scaleface
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Factor #11 (Dec 1986)
Created by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson
In-story information
Team affiliations Morlocks
Abilities Can transform into a large, sentient, dragon-like reptilian creature.

Scaleface is a fictional character in Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Scaleface first appeared in X-Factor vol. 1 #11 (December 1986), and was created by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson.

The character subsequently appears as a zombie in Sensational She-Hulk #34-35 (December 1991-January 1992).

Scaleface appeared as part of the "Morlocks" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #18.

Fictional character biography[edit]

After the Morlock Massacre storyline, Scaleface, Blowhard, Berzerker and Masque, part of The Tunnelers came up on Iceman and Beast. They incorrectly believe that the two X-Men were threatening Leech and Caliban. A fight breaks out, with Leech neutralizing the powers on both sides. Eventually the group calms down, with the urging of Scaleface. As a group, they join with the remnants of X-Factor and make their way to safety. It almost goes badly as Thor's funeral pyre for the dead Morlocks nearly roasts Scaleface and all of her old and new allies. Dissatisfied with the possibilities at X-Factor's HQ, they sneak out, disguised and claiming to be the X-Factor 'cleaning staff'. Scaleface urges restraint in this escape, not wanting to kill. Attempting to simply go home, they stumble upon the Savage Wolf gang. When it is clear they are mutants, the gang opens fire, killing Blow-Hard and wounding Masque. The confrontation swiftly escalates, leading to a cordon by the police. Again, Scaleface urges restraint, explaining how the cops simply want to defend their own, like the Morlocks have. Scaleface transforms in front of the cops, who frightened, open fire, killing her. Berzerker goes mad, deciding to kill every human who hates mutants. Cyclops confronts him and in the fight, Berzerker vanishes below the water, seemingly destroyed by his own powers.[1]

Scaleface was later resurrected as a zombie by the Black Talon as part of the X-Humed along with other dead mutants Changeling, Living Diamond and Harry Leland to fight She-Hulk. At the end, she is given a proper burial, including magical charms to keep her body from rising again.[2]

However, Scaleface is among the dead mutants resurrected by the transmode virus that Selene sends to attack X-Force during the Necrosha storyline.[3]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Scaleface could transform herself into a large, sentient, dragon-like reptilian creature.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Scaleface appeared along with the other Morlocks in the X-Men episode "Captive Hearts." She reappears in the episode "Out From the Past".
  • Scaleface briefly appeared in the X-Men: Evolution episode "X-Treme Measures". This version can breathe fire while in her reptilian creature form. She is seen as a member of the Morlocks. To keep the Morlock base a secret, Scaleface cornered Berzerker after he begs her to "let him go."

References[edit]

  1. ^ X-Factor #11
  2. ^ Sensational She-Hulk #34-35 (1991-1992)
  3. ^ X-Force (Vol.3) #21

External links[edit]

  • Scaleface at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe