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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Alternate Earth (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: None

Group Membership: Morlocks (Annalee, Ape, Caliban, Callisto, Erg, Glow Worm, Leech, Marianna, Masque, Plague, Sunder, Tar Baby, Tommy, unidentified others)

Affiliations: X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Enemies: Operation Zero Tolerance (Bastion/Sebastion Gilberti, Mastermold, Mister Sinister/Nathaniel Essex, Sentinels);
    formerly X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Gambit/ Remy LeBeau, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hammer Bay, Genosha;
    formerly Morlock tunnels, New York City, New York

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (January 30, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Scaleface is a mutant who possesses the ability to transform into a giant, dragon-like reptile with superhuman strength and stamina.

Height: 5'7" (human form), 7'3" (lizard form) (presumably same as her 616 counterpart)
Weight: 141 lbs. (human form), 235 lbs. (lizard form) (presumably same as her 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Green
Hair: Black

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" - BTS) - Cast out from society because of her physical mutation, Scaleface became part of the Morlocks, a group of mutants living in the abandoned sewer tunnels and atomic bomb shelters that honeycomb Manhattan.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" - BTS) - Callisto, leader of the Morlocks became aware of the mutant heroes the X-Men, determined to have Cyclops rule by her side and produce an heir, Callisto sent the young Leech to gain their attention. Callisto's plan proved successful as they soon lured Cyclops and Jean Grey into the tunnels where they were captured. However, unable to stop the telepathic Jean Grey from warning her teammates the Morlocks prepared for the coming battle.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts") - When X-Men Storm, Rogue, Gambit and Wolverine arrived in the Morlock tunnels they easily freed Jean Grey from Annalee's hypnotic control after which they found "Cyclops". But when Wolverine learned it was in fact the shapeshifting Ape total chaos erupted as the X-Men fought the Morlocks to find Cyclops. During this battle Scaleface jumped Gambit after which she turned into her lizard form. Scaleface, however was stopped by Storm who used her lightning on the girl, forcing Scaleface to revert to her human form and flee. In the end it was Storm who challenged Callisto over control of the Morlocks and won. Using her new powers as leader of the Morlocks, Storm urged the tunnel dwellers to join them above ground and offered a home in the X-Mansion. The Morlocks refused, believing that only when humans and mutants could coexist they could join them.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" - BTS) - When Leech had fallen ill, Ape and Annalee brought the little boy to a hospital only to be refused when Leech inadvertently caused a nurse to faint. At whit's end, the Morlocks hijacked an ambulance to acquire medicines which they crashed into the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center where X-Men Storm, Wolverine and Jubilee enjoyed some downtime after doing their Christmas shopping. Begging for help, their official leader, Storm vowed to help Leech.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas") - Scaleface, Masque, Glow Worm and many other Morlocks were present when Ape and Annalee returned with the X-Men. Upon examining the boy, Wolverine was certain Leech couldn't be moved lest he die. It was then decided Wolverine would perform a blood transfusion while they would send for Beast. Scaleface and the Morlocks watched as Ape transformed into a bed for Wolverine to lay on for the duration of the blood transfusion. As the X-Men and Morlocks waited they offered Storm and Jubilee to join them for dinner as it was Christmas Eve. Not long after the blood transfusion was deemed a success as Leech recovered just as Beast arrived. To share the Christmas feeling with the Morlocks, Jubilee gave them the Christmas presents she'd bought earlier for her friends as both X-Men and Morlocks joined in the festivities.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day") - Scaleface, Ape, Leech, Sunder, Tommy and Callisto watched a televised debate between Charles Xavier and Henry Gyrich over a "mutant containment bill" from the Morlock tunnel when Xavier was attacked by Gyrich, outing him as a mutant. Soon enough mutant uprisings were seen throughout the world.

(X-Men '97: The Animated Series cartoon - "Remember It" - BTS) - When Callisto had been chosen to become a member of Genosha's Interim Council, Scaleface of the Morlocks joined her in Genosha which had become a mutant paradise, allowing them to live in absolute freedom.

(X-Men '97: The Animated Series cartoon - "Remember It") - The flourishing mutant nation of Genosha was targeted by the techno-organic Sentinel hybrid Bastion who send a monstrous Mastermold to destroy and kill all mutants. As the onslaught went on, Scaleface and the Morlocks hid in a building waiting for Callisto when the severed head of a Sentinel came crashing through the wall with Gambit on top, destroying the mutant-hunting robot. However, just as Gambit had safely lead the Morlocks out of the building their luck was about to change as they became caught in Mastermold's destructive path as it was facing the X-Men's current leader, Magneto, head-on. Although Scaleface, Masque and Sunder managed to flee, their friends Ape, Erg, Leech and Tommy were seemingly killed when Magneto could no longer sustain a forcefield that shielded the Morlocks and himself.

Comments: Created by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson;
    adapted by Robert Skir, Marty Isenber and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

The Sentinel used in the attack on Genosha is generally referred to as either the Tri-Sentinel or a Wild Sentinel, however, the end credits of "Remember It" used Mastermold for it's name. Although Magneto himself survived Mastermold's attack it's possible that Ape, Erg, Leech and Tommy also did.

When, in 2015's Secret Wars, the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets it appeared as if Reality-92131 was drafted onto Battleworld as the Westchester domain. However, this has since been debunked. As such the reality seen in the two volumes of X-Men '92 (2015 and 2016-2017) now have their own reality-designation of Earth-15730. The X-Men '92: House of XCII (2022) series was inspired by both the animated series and Hickman's House of X run but is its own separate reality. The limited series X-Men '97 (2024), however, is Reality-92131 and bridges the gap between the original X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon and the new X-Men '97: The Animated Series cartoon.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

Scaleface has no known connections to:

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X-Men The Art and Making of The Animated Series book, p56 (main image, digitally colored by MarvellousLuke)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (attacking Gambit)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" (christmas)
X-Men '97: The Animated Series cartoon - "Remember It" (hiding for Mastermold)

X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (January 30, 1993) - Robert Skir, Marty Isenber (writers), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Mendelson (color key design), Dan Fausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboards), Fred Carillo Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombol, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" (December 23, 1995) - Larry Parr, Eric Leward (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Marcos Borregales, Darrel Bown, Claude Denis, Warren Greenwood, Mark Lewis, Andre Nieves, Steve Olds, Shayne Poindexter (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Claude Denis, Tenny Henson, Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Helga Vanden Berge (ink and paint), Yung Woo Kim, Laura Rasey Miller, Sung Woo (color backgrounds), J.K. Kim, Sue Peters (color backgrounds), Jerry Acerno, Patrick Archibald, Francisco Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Troy D. Adomitis, Dell Barras, Armando Carrillo, Greg Garcia, Tenny Henson, Tom Nesbitt, Michael Sosnowski, Keith Tucker, Rick Hoberg, David Simons, Frank Squillace, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patricio Aganasin, Gerald Forton, Ernie G. Guanlao, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Mike Sosnowski, Marcos Borregales, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Mark Lewis, Tec Manalac (storyboard cleanup), Sem Animation (animation studio), Eric Lewald (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (September 20, 1997) - James Krieg (writer), Roy Burdine, Mark Lewis (model design), James Agnasin (model clean-up), Marcos Borregales, Vadim Sokolov (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Joe Dempsey, Romeo Francisco, Bob Fuentes, Rick Hoberg, Aleta Kozak Tom Nesbit, Danny Taverna, Thomas Tholen, Danilo Tolentino, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboard design), Patricio Agnasin, Ernie Chan, Vinton Heuck, Abel Laxamana, John T. Miller, Kirk Van Wormer (storyboard clean-up), Trish Mendelson (color key), Ladonna Hannover, Trish Mendelson (ink and paint), Kelly Akins, Rey Zipagan (color backgrounds), Philippines Animation Studio Inc. (animation), Tom McLaughlin (producer)
X-Men '97: The Animated Series cartoon - "Remember It" (April 10, 2024) - Beau DeMayo (writer), Emi Yonemura (director), Roger Oda (art director), Cassey Kuo (assistant director), Naseer Pasha (animation lead), Marisa Ledina, Jarret Ballard, Anthony Martin, Russell McCoy (composite artists), Marty Walker (lead retake animator), John Berry, Fabian Corona, Allister Jones, Daisy Schofield (retake animators), Walter Kim, Derek Kosol, Mark Taihei, Adri Torres (prop designers), Sofia Alexander, David D. Au, Jay Baker, Matthew Bordenave, Jalin Harden, Kaela Lash, Aleks Sennwald, Sam Tung (storyboard artists), Justin Brown, Amber Blade Jones, Jordan Willis (storyboard revisionists), Marvel Studios (animation), Beau DeMayo, Victoria Alonso, Louis D'Esposito, Kevin Feige, Brad Winderbaum (executive producer), Dana Vasquez-Eberhard (co-executive producter)

First Posted: 08/15/2020
Last Updated: 06/26/2024

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