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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Energy being (presumed human mutant or mutate)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None identified

Affiliations: Unspecified pa

Enemies: Sheree Cinders, Iron Man (Tony Stark); unidentified former employers; anyone associated with the Superhuman Registration Act

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Impersonated Sheree Cinders

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    last scene in what appeared to be Lunar Square park (see comments)

First Appearance: (Digital) Astonishing Tales: Iron Man#1 - Making an Appearance (December 31, 2008);
    (Printed/comic book) Astonishing Tales II#1/3 (April, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Per Tony Stark, Visage is composed of focused infrared laser pulses, creating balls or glowing plasma at various interconnecting focal points. She was a living volumetric display, and any time she needed power she could siphon it out of electrical systems, such as his own.

    She can alter her appearance to impersonate other humans (at least another human woman, even if significantly smaller and differently proportioned).

    Her energies were undetectable by even Iron Man's advanced technology when in powered-down human form.

    Presumably based on the energies she has absorbed, she is strong and durable enough to trade punches with Iron Man.

    She can project energy blasts.

Height: Unrevealed (she appeared to be at least 6' tall); variable
Weight: Unrevealed (She may or may not be composed of normal human flesh and blood as opposed to pure energy; at her height and build in normal human form, I'd estimate her at perhaps 165 lbs. at 6' tall)
Eyes: Unrevealed (shown as glowing white or light blue)
Hair: Blonde

History:

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Astonishing Tales II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Visage sealed Sh
eree Cinders (and her agent) in her apartment and impersonated Cinders.

(Astonishing Tales II#1/3) <Some weeks before the Secret Invasion> - As Cinders, Visage accompanied Tony Stark to a Medi-Kids Gala, a benefit to support sick children.

(Astonishing Tales II#1/3 (fb) - BTS / Astonishing Tales II#1/3) - The vapid, inane conversation of "Cinders" was painful for Stark.

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Astonishing Tales II#1/3) - After they arrived at the event, Charlie Francisco lambasted Stark over a variety of issues until "Cinders" urged Stark that it was time for them to give the welcoming speech.

    As Iron Man spoke for the cause, Visage powered up, and Iron Man's sensors reported this perhaps seconds before "Cinders" punched him off the stage, swiftly draining his armor's power down to 2%.

    After confirming that she had replaced Cinders, she identified herself as Visage, noting that she had a job and a life until Stark's Superhuman Registration Act (SHRA) encouraged her bosses to test employees for super-powers without their consent.
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    Considering that Visage had rehearsed her speech for the benefit of the reporters, Iron Man fruitlessly struck her with a repulsor blast, after which she accused him of causing her to lose everything, and she punched him away. When he tried to turn his uni-beam (in dissolution mode) against Visage, she turned the assault back on him.

Unphased by another punch to the face from Iron Man, Visage punched him back again with a punch to his abdomen.


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    When Iron Man's scanners noted they could not scan her as there was no bio-data, he gambled his life on his suspicion; opening his helmet and offering Visage a chance to punch him out, Iron Man told her that he had realized that she was not flesh and blood and perhaps had never been. He further noted that she was composed of focused infrared laser pulses -- creating balls or glowing plasma at various interconnecting focal points. She was a living volumetric display, and any time she needed power she could siphon it out of electrical systems, such as his own.

    Iron Man further told her that although he understood that she thought he never thought about people like her, he swore to her that registration was supposed to help her, too. He continued that the people who had invaded her privacy and fired her had not been given the right to do that by the SHRA. While he could not undo what had happened to her, he could help her find a new place in the world.

    Visage challenged that while his words sounded nice, he was not off the hook, and she would whisper those nice words on is grave...at which point she vanished.

Comments: Created by Christopher Sequeira, W. Chew Chan, and Tom Palmer.

    This profile was completed 1/03/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Visage
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Astonishing Tales II#1/3, story pg. 1, panel 1;
       pg. 4, panel 3 (main-ish);
          panel 5 (taking blast from Iron Man);
       pg. 5, panel 5-6 (gathering and throwing power balls at Iron Man);
       pg. 6, panel 1 (in smoke clouds);
          panel 3 (punching Iron Man);
          panel 6 (mostly full lateral);


Appearances:
Astonishing Tales II#1/3 (April, 2009) - Christopher Sequeira (writer), W. Chew Chan (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Jody LeHeup (assistant editor), John Barber (editor)


First posted: 09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/29/2021

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