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Scarred Face and Psyche poll

There are some men in comics who just can’t seem to show their faces in public.  Even if they did, you wouldn’t want them around because their minds are just as scarred as their faces.  Who are these men?  DC Comics has Two-Face, Marvel Comics has Jigsaw, sCrypt Comics has Marcus (artwork by Dan Pipito), and Midway has Kabal.  Below will be a brief summary of each character, and then a poll.  Vote for who you think would win in a battle or add a character that you feel I should have included.  Have fun and enjoy!

District Attorney Harvey Dent was a man who worked to keep the justice system truly just.  That was until he had half of his face scarred for life.  There are variations on his origin throughout the years, but the most common one would be that he had half of his face blown off in an explosion.  Always a man who struggled with his inner demons, this tragic event forced his split personality to take over.  Two-Face uses a coin to decide which half (Harvey Dent or Two-Face) would act in the decision.  If he was flipping for you, you wouldn’t want to see tails, or you’d most likely be dead.  He first appeared in Detective Comics #66 in 1942.

Billy Russo was a professional hitman and criminal for the Maggia crime family.  As one of the very few people to survive being on the Punisher’s hitlist, Billy was thrown through a pane of glass head first.  After barely surviving, he had a surgeon stitch his face back together like that of a jigsaw puzzle.  As Jigsaw he is one of the most violent mob criminals ever to grace the pages of a comic.  He first appeared in The Amazing Spiderman #162 in 1976.

Marcus was a vampire in medieval times.  He had no special abilities, other than his need for blood, and tendency to maim his victims.  As he chased a woman through the forest, he was stopped by a young boy (who later grew to be King Arthur.)  The boy threw a bucket of mined silver into Marcus’ face.  It horribly scarred him, and forced him into hiding.  When he emerged a month later, he earned the nickname the Stalker.  From the shadows, he would follow his victims and toy with them until entire kingdoms were killed for pleasure and food.  He first appeared in the novel “Blood, The Second Helping,” and his first graphic novel appearance was in “Blood, The Second Helping: Legends Of Vampire.”

As a former member of the criminal organization known as the Black Dragons, he tried to turn his life around and serve for the greater good.  When the evil emperor Shao Kahn invaded earth, Kabal barely survived.  Now he needs a respirator to breathe, and hide his horribly scarred face.  Originally, he reverted to his Black Dragon roots after the attack, but who knows what the future will bring.  Just don’t cross his path if he is armed with his hook swords; he won’t hesitate to gut you from face to feet.  He was first introduced in Mortal Kombat 3.

So there you have it.  Four men who you don’t want to have as your enemy or your friend.  Cast your vote below, and spread the word.

 

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2 responses

  1. Rizzo

    Darkhorse comics did a run of Star Wars. I think including Darth Vader would fit well in your article. He was horribly scarred in the fight with Obi Wan Kenobi, and barely made it out alive. Anakin Skywalker took on his evil persona from that point on. He’d most certainly win this fight.

    September 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    • I agree with the inclusion of Darth Vader, though I’m not sure it becomes a fair fight. At the same time, Marcus the Stalker is a vampire, so he has a slight advantage as well physically. Jigsaw and Two-Face most certainly could hold their own ground since they’ve faced off against the likes of Batman and Punisher. Kabal remains a heavy contender as well with him being in the brutal Mortal Kombat universe. Thanks for the add 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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