Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human/Mutant (one-time zombie)
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Group Membership: Selene's Undead Army;
formerly Tunnelers faction of the Morlocks, X-Humed
Affiliations: Berzerker, Blowhard, Cybelle, Masque, 6 others unnamed, deceased
Black Talon (Barone), Pyro, Selene, countless other resurrected mutants
Enemies: Hrimhari, Marauders, NYPD, Savage Wolf Gang, She-Hulk, X-Factor, X-Force (Archangel, Domino, Warpath, Wolfsbane, X-23)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Morlock Tunnels beneath Manhattan
First Appearance: X-Factor I#11 (December, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Scaleface possessed the ability to transform into a giant, dragon-like reptile with superhuman strength and stamina.
As a zombie, Scaleface's dragon form had a petrified appearance.
Height: (normal) 5' 7" (as lizard) 7' 3"
Weight: (normal) 142 lbs. (as lizard) 235 lbs.
History: (X-Factor I#11) - Scaleface, Berzerker and the other Tunnelers fought off the Marauders during the Mutant Massacre, losing seven of their number in the process.
Scaleface and the other surviving Tunnelers mistook members of X-Force for Marauders and promptly attacked them; the battle ended, however, when Berzerker recognized them as the X-Terminators from T.V. While Berzerker and the others wanted no help from X-Factor, Scaleface begged them to reconsider, "Let’s go with them, form an alliance! They’re mutant heroes! We saw them on T.V.! Please...I’m so tired of killing..." Berzerker relented, and just in time, as Thor turned the alley into one big funeral pyre for the slaughtered Morlocks a few moments later. The Tunnelers took refuge in X-Factor headquarters, and immediately became upset, realizing that they were at the headquarters of a group of purported mutant hunters. Berzerker and the others decided to sneak out; once again Scaleface tried to reason with them, "Berzerker! Listen to that! These people can’t be evil!", but Berzerker had been through to much to trust anyone. Their faces altered by Masque, the Tunnelers headed towards New Jersey to set up a new home. Unfortunately, they attracted the attention of the Savage Wolf Gang, who, thinking them "well heeled yuppies", attempted to rob them. Once the Savage Wolves realized they were mutants, they shot and killed Blowhard, provoking a bloody battle. Scaleface was able to keep Berzerker somewhat in check, and kept him from killing the police who arrived on the scene. Unfortunately, Cyclops and Jean Grey arrived on the scene, and Cyclops recklessly blasted the crate Scaleface and Berzerker were hiding behind, driving them into the open, where the cops promptly shot Scaleface dead. Berzerker, without his better half, went insane and tried to kill Cyclops to avenge Scaleface, only to be knocked into the water while fully charged with electrical energy, at which point he was completely destroyed by the reaction of the water and his electrical energy.
(Sensational She-Hulk I#34-35) - Scaleface was among the dead mutants gathered by the Black Talon and then raised to life by him into existence as a zombie, becoming a member of his Unliving X-Humed. Scaleface fought She-Hulk with the rest of the X-Humed, but was defeated, and her body was given a proper burial (including filling her mouth with salt and sewing the lips shut to prevent her from rising again).
(X-Force III#21 (fb) - BTS) - Selene resurrected Scaleface alongside many other deceased mutants with the T/O (techno-organic) virus.
(X-Force III#21) - Scaleface attacked X-Force on Utopia alongside other resurrected mutants including Berzerker, Maggott, Pyro and Hemingway. She hunted Hrimhari and Wolfsbane to Utopia's sickbay, but was pulled back down through a hatch by someone before she could reach them.
(X-Force III#22) - Berzerker and Scaleface battled X-23 and Domino on Utopia. (see comments)
(X-Force III#24 - BTS)- Selene presumably absorbed the soul of Berzerker alongside the souls of all the other resurrected mutants to become a god-like being.
Comments: Created by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson.
Scaleface was very much the voice of reason for the Tunnelers, especially Berzerker, and made it clear she was just tired of all the fighting and killing. I can’t believe Cyclops could be so stupid as to believe that driving Scaleface and Berzerker from their cover into a hail of bullets wouldn’t have any consequences. It was a direct result of Scott’s stupidity that Scaleface and Berzerker died, and that’s why I dislike Cyclops.
The battle in X-Force III#22 was only seen on the cover. Inside the issue a scene with Scaleface is nowhere to be found.
Profile by Darc_Light and Prime Eternal
Scaleface should not be confused with:
X-Factor I#11 (December, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walt Simonson (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Sensational She-Hulk I#34-35 (December, 1991 - January, 1992) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
X-Force III#21-22 (January-February, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Force III#24 (April, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Last updated: 12/31/17
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