PIZER

Real Name: Harry Pizer

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group membership: None known

Affiliations: None known

Enemies: The British military, Sir James Braddock (by extension)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: London, England

First Appearance: (mentioned only) Excalibur I#87 (July 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Pizer had "semi-sentient, superhard plastic skin," which presumably made him extremely difficult to injure. Pieces of his skin, when removed, could be converted into bullets and presumably other metal objects.

History: Nothing is known of Pizer's history except that he lived in London, England over twenty years ago.

(Excalibur I#87 (reference)) In the 1970s (see Comments), Pizer was captured and imprisoned by the British military; it is not known if they had any legal basis for doing so. After consulting with physicist Sir James Braddock (secretly an extradimensional from Otherworld), the military "machined off" Pizer's skin and converted it into bullets. It is not known if Pizer survived the process.

(Excalibur I#87 (reference)) Human terrorists in the wartorn African nation of Genosha acquired a supply of the semi-sentient bullets from the British military, probably from the secret intelligence agency known as Black Air.

(Excalibur I#87) After the British super-team Excalibur was fired upon by the terrorists, Governor Jennifer Ransome of Genosha informed Braddock's son Britanic (previously and later known as Captain Britain) of the origin of the bullets and of his father's secondary involvement in the process by which they were created.

Comments: Created by Warren Ellis.

Excalibur I#87, published in 1995, states that Pizer was kept in captivity "twenty years ago," which at the time would have been in 1975; it is debatable as to whether or not the scenario would move forward in time in keeping with Marvel's rolling timeframe, perpetually twenty-plus years in the past. Given the number of other chronological references to "such-and-such years ago" in Marvel Comics which have to be ignored, it is probably simpler to keep it placed in the 1970s; as an extradimensional, Sir James Braddock might easily be assumed to have a slowed aging process and his involvement would not be problematic.

Pizer's full name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.

Profile by Ronald Byrd.

Clarifications: Pizer should not be confused with:




Appearances:
Excalibur I#87 (July, 1995) - Warren Ellis (writer), Ken Lashley (pencils), Tom Wegrzyn (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)


Last updated: 01/24/04

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