Real Name: L.R. "Skip" Collins
Identity/Class: Human mutate
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Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Briefly aided the Fantastic Four
Known Relatives: Louisa Collins (wife), "Junior" Collins (son)
Aliases: "The man with the power"
Base of Operations: Unnamed town
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#234 (September, 1981)
Powers: Skip Collins formerly had the ability to re-shape reality according to his wishes. By simply wishing something would be so, it would happen. His power was far-reaching enough that he could un-do the damage around the globe caused by Ego's arrival in Earth's solar system. Until Ego's arrival, Skip was unaware that he possessed these abilities. After repairing Ego's damage, Skip's powers vanished, seemingly permanently.
Weaknesses: Skip could not affect things which he himself did not believe possible; for instance, although he wished his son would cut his hair, it did not happen, because he did not believe it would.
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 210 lbs.
(Fantastic Four I#234 (fb))- In 1955, Skip Collins was one of several soldiers who were brought to the site of an atomic bomb detonation in Nevada. The military's doctors tested him afterwards, and found nothing unusual, but Skip did not inform them that he had developed an odd "buzzing" in the back of his head.
(Fantastic Four I#234)- In the years that followed, Skip's ability to bring his subconscious desires into reality became a part of his everyday life, without him being aware. One day, he was sent on a business trip to New York, and was thrilled to see Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four rescue a girl from a condemned building. But soon after, the entire city began to shake and crumble, as the effects of the massive living planet Ego were felt. Skip wished that he could help, and teleported to a bridge that the Thing was trying to lift up to free a trapped freighter. He made the bridge lighter, setting the freighter free, but was crushed by a slab of rock.
But Skip's power prevented him from dying. Continuing to observe the Fantastic Four, he saw them launch their rocket into space. Fearing that this meant the planet was doomed, Skip wished that none of the destruction had ever happened. And just as he wished it so, it came to be. With no memory of what had happened, and his powers gone, Skip set off to see a Broadway show.
Comments: Created by John Byrne (writer and artist).
by Prime Eternal
Skip Collins has no connection to:
Fantastic Four I#234, p1 (Skip Collins main image)
Fantastic Four I#234, p7, pan2 (head shot)
Fantastic Four I#234, p19, pan5 (Skip Collins' power)
Fantastic Four I#234 (September, 1981) - John Byrne (writer/artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Last updated: 11/19/02
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