Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutant (Morlocks), one-time zombie
Group Membership: None;
formerly Selene's Undead Army, (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Beef, Berzerker, Bevatron, Black Bishop/Harry Leland, Siena Blaze, Bolt/Chris Bradley, Caliban, Catseye, Fabian Cortez, Cypher/Doug Ramsey, Darkstar/Laynia Petrovna, Deadbolt, Marco Delgado, Destiny/Irene Adler, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Firefist/Rusty Collins, Hemingway, Hurricane, Jetstream, Katu Kath, Lifeforce, Maggott, Leon Matheson, Seamus Mellencamp, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Proteus/Kevin MacTaggert, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Rem-Ram, Risque, Roulette, Shinobi Shaw, Skin, Spoor, Spyne, Static, Stonewall, Super Sabre, Synch, Tarot, Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Tower, Unus, the tribe of Camp Verde, millions of others), X-Humed (Black Bishop/Harry Leland, Changeling, Living Diamond/Jack Winters), Tunnelers (Berzerker, Blow-Hard, Masque, six unidentified others)
Affiliations: Morlocks (Ape, Caliban, Erg, Leech, Skids/Sally Blevins, Tar Baby, unrevealed others);
formerly Black Talon (Barone), Selene
Enemies: Hrimhari, Marauders, NYPD, Savage Wolf Gang, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Domino/Neena Thurman, Warpath/James Proudstar, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair, X-23/Laura Kinney);
formerly X-Factor (Beast/Henry McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Robert "Bobby" Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The tunnels surrounding the Morlock Alley
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.
(X-Factor I#11 - BTS) - Shunned by society, the woman known only as Scaleface joined the underground misfits known as the Morlocks at some unrevealed point in the past. She quickly became a valued member of the Tunnelers, a faction within the Morlocks who, for unrevealed reasons, despised the Drain Dwellers-faction.
(X-Factor I#11 (fb) - BTS) - During the Morlock Massacre, the Tunnelers successfully fought off the Marauders, at the cost of six of their number.
(X-Factor I#11) - 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'e 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 Blow-Hard, 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#34) - At some unknown point in the past, the Black Talon (Samuel Barone) managed to use his voodoo mind control to force the She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) to collect a selected number of bodies for him, making sure she placed them in specific burial slots outside his shack several miles from Washington D.C.. Barone, observed by his accomplice Garth, then used his zuvembie powers to resurrect Scaleface as a zuvembie, along with several other heroes and villains loosely associated with the X-Men. The Black Talon dubbed his team of X-Men related zombies the X-Humed moments before She-Hulk regained control of her mind again.
(Sensational She-Hulk#35) - She-Hulk faced the X-Humed and was attacked by Scaleface who turned into her lizard-like form knocking her into the ground. She-Hulk scrambled back up and punched her in the face, knocking Scaleface out.
(Sensational She-Hulk#35 - BTS) - She-Hulk managed to arrest Black Talon. In order to stop Scaleface and the other zuvembies from causing any more trouble, She-Hulk was forced to bury them with salt in their mouths and their lips sewn shut.
(X-Force III#21 - BTS) - Scaleface was among the many deceased friends, foes, allies and X-Men acquaintances who were revived by Selene and pressed into service as part of her Undead Army through a combination of magic and the transmode 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
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.
Scaleface, as part of the Morlocks, was profiled in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition#18.
Profile updated and expanded by MarvellousLuke.
Profile by Darc_Light & Prime Eternal
Scaleface has no known connections to
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#18, Morlocks entry (main image)
X-Factor I#11, p3, pan4 (in her lizard-form)
Sensational She-Hulk#35, p7, pan2 (part of the X-Humed)
X-Factor I#11 (December, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walt Simonson (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition#18 (October, 1987) - Mark Gruenwald, Peter Sanderson (writers), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Mark Gruenwald, Howard Mackie (editors)
Sensational She-Hulk I#34 (December, 1991) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
Sensational She-Hulk I#35 (January, 1992) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
X-Force III#21 (January, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Force III#22 (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)
First Posted: 12/10/2003
Last Updated: 02/12/2022
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