Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (Malaysian), possible mutant? (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Arcade, Etienne Rousseau, the Vancouver Tongs
Enemies: Domino (Neena Thurman)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: An oil tanker anchored in the Gulf of Mexico
First Appearance: X-Force I#76 (April, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: Snakeskin had scaly,
reptile-like skin and eyes, but whether these were the result of a
mutant gene or being mutated was never revealed. He was extremely
skilled in the use of chains as weapons and kept his body covered in
chains that he could use at his discretion.
Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 135 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)
(X-Force I#76 (fb) - BTS) - The Malaysian mercenary known
professionally as Snakeskin earned his nickname due to his unfortunate
skin condition. Despite his name, Snakeskin came highly recommended
from the Vancouver Tongs. Due to this recommendation, Snakeskin ended
up being drawn into a martial arts tournament aboard an oil tanker in
the Gulf of Mexico designed to weed out candidates for European
crimelord Etienne Rousseau's personal guard, where he was pitted
against former X-Force member Domino as her eighth combatant that day.
(X-Force I#76) - During his battle against
Domino, Snakeskin managed to wrap one of his chains around Domino's
arm, which he used to pull Domino towards him. Going with the momentum,
Domino jumped in and kicked Snakeskin in the face before using
Snakeskin's own chains to choke him. Snakeskin instinctively propelled
himself backwards, knocking Domino into the hull of the oil tanker and
cracking one of her ribs. Unfortunately for Snakeskin, this attack was
not enough and Domino ended up choking Snakeskin into unconsciousness.
As he lay on the ground, Domino reported him down and requested a medic
for the unconscious Snakeskin. Medics soon arrived to aid Snakeskin as
Domino rested against the wall. When Domino was later forced to battle
her former teammate Shatterstar, she thought about how Shatterstar
relied too much on his weapons, much like Snakeskin did.
Comments: Created by John Francis Moore and Mike S. Miller.
It was never revealed why Snakeskin had reptilian-looking skin. It was mentioned as a skin condition but whether this skin condition was due to a mutant gene remains to be seen. For the sake of this profile, I am considering him merely to be a human with an unfortunate skin condition until we know otherwise.
Due to his costume's cowl, Snakeskin's hair color was
impossible to determine. Also, since his eyes were drawn like a
reptile's, any color to them was impossible to determine due to the
Profile by Proto-Man.
Snakeskin has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
X-Force I#76, p7, pan2 (Snakeskin, main image)
X-Force I#76, p7, pan4 (Snakeskin headshot)
X-Force I#76 (April, 1998) - John Francis Moore (writer), Mike S. Miller (art), Bob Harras (editor)
Last updated: 03/29/17
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