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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) mutate

Occupation: Fugitive;
   formerly prisoner

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Boneyard, Notch

Enemies: Mantra (Lukasz/Eden Blake), Warstrike

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Briefly impersonated Mantra, Marinna, Warstrike

Base of Operations: Mobile on Earth-93060

First Appearance: Mantra I#8 (February, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Guise is a polymorph capable of instantly shapeshifting into any form it concentrates on that has approximately the same mass and is also able to mimic existing people, if only briefly before losing cohesion. Although its original hue is purple, Guise can alter this to appear with different colors and textures. Due to years of extensive abuse in prison, Guise has a submissive personality and seeks to belong.


(Mantra I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The being who would later be known as Guise was imprisoned by the sorcerer Boneyard and tortured to respond as a slave to Boneyard and his lackey Notch.

(Skybox Ultraverse Master Series card #28) - Boneyard mutated Guise's original body beyond recognition via (presumably magical) experiments.

(Mantra I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Guise could no longer remember its true form, name or gender, but it could now shift form at will and assume the identity of anyone. Notch devised a plan to use Guise to identify the real name of Mantra's host body to gain power over the wizard (Lukasz) inhabiting her.

(Mantra I#8) - Boneyard permitted Notch's use of Guise, who disguised itself as Warstrike's ally Mantra and seductively asked the mercenary to speak Mantra's real name. However, Warstrike became suspicious and Guise lost cohesion, so it resorted to a wave of tendrils to envelop Warstrike. The mercenary was kidnapped to set a trap for the real Mantra at a Renaissance Fair. Hoping it could eventually be restored, Guise asked Notch to tell Boneyard of its cooperation. Mantra soon followed them and Guise assumed the look of Lukasz's past love, Marrina, to disorient the wizard, but lost concentration and slithered away while Notch and four lackeys attacked Mantra. The villains were forced to regroup, but Warstrike broke free and incapacitated Boneyard's men just as Mantra arrived, the wizard being able to track Guise after touching the shapeshifter earlier. Guise imitated Warstrike but Mantra quickly saw past the ruse and magically blasted the shapeshifter. Notch hurriedly used a magical portal to escape with his men, but left Guise behind. Guise recovered and morphed into a man as it escaped.

(Skybox Ultraverse Master Series card #28) - Guise wandered the Earth, searching for a place to call home.

Comments: Created by Mike W. Barr (writer), John Statema (pencils) and Barbara Kaalberg (inks).

The trading card indicates Guise's gender was initially male before becoming "it".

Guise seems to be long lived and could be centuries old.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Guise has no known connections to:

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Skybox Ultraverse Master Series card #28, (mutated face, side view)
Mantra I#8, p24, pan4 (half-morphed face)
Mantra I#8, p16, pan1 (attacking Mantra)

Mantra I#8 (February, 1994) - MikeW. Barr (writer), John Statema (pencils), Barbara Kaalberg (inks), Chris Ulm (editor)
Skybox Ultraverse Master Series card #28 (1994) - Dave Dorman (art)

Last updated: 10/21/17

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