Now, you must be thinking, “of course he’s gonna choose the Red Skull. He’s a Captain America villain and everyone knows this guy is a Cap fanboy.” While this may be true, the Red Skull is one of the most diabolical mofos in the Marvel universe.
Orphaned at birth, Johann Schmidt lived a life of pain and loneliness, often spending time incarcerated for crimes ranging from vagrancy to theft. While working at a hotel as a bellboy, Schmidt walked in on Hitler scolding a Gestapo officer for letting a spy escape. Irate, Hitler shouted, “I could teach that bellboy to do a better job than you!” Hitler then declared that he would make Johann the perfect Nazi, and equipped the boy with a special uniform and a realistic skull-like red mask. And thus, the Red Skull was born.
Although the Red Skull has no superhuman abilities, he is a highly gifted military and subversive strategist and political mastermind. He also possesses an intellect and inventive genius on the level of supervillains such as Doctor Doom. At one point, the Red Skull’s mind inhabited a body cloned from Captain America’s, and hence possessed the mutagenic alterations induced by the Super-Soldier formula. While in this body, he was accidentally dosed with his trademark weapon, the “dust of death,” which causes the skin of the victim’s head to shrivel, tighten, and take on a red discoloration, while causing the hair to fall out. Despite the scar tissue covering his face and head, his senses were still above-average. He has been shown as a hand to hand combatant and martial artist on par with Captain America himself, and is heavily trained as a skilled marksman with various forms of handguns, and well-versed in the use of fire arms and explosives. The Red Skull is commonly portrayed as one of the Marvel Universe’s most genuinely frightening major villains.
The Skull is my favorite villain because he just doesn’t know when to quit. He’s been disfigured, killed, put into suspended animation, and still the guy keeps coming back for more. His epic battles with Cap are the stuff of legends and the way he goes about executing his plans is a work of art. If every Marvel hero had a villain like the Red Skull, I honestly would subscribe to every series.
After unintentionally bringing Steve Rogers back during the events of Captain America: Reborn, it is unknown as to what is next for the Red Skull (whose consciousness is in a badass robot. Work with me here). But rest assured, he will have a sinister plan that will test the mettle and hearts of earth’s mightiest heroes.
(this was submitted at 11:25 pm, Hawaii time. So I’m still on time. Woohoo!)
\30 Days of Marvel // Day #1: Your favorite character.
Well I have two~ A favorite Male and female character.
First is Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner from The Xmen
Something about Kurt just caught my interest right away. I first encountered his character through the Xmen Evolution animated series back when I was in Middle school and my love from him just kept on growing from there. I love his powers, I love how he looks, I love how he thinks, and how he is a true friend as well as a teammate to the other Xmen. He can be a mentor, a sidekick, or comic relief. Kurt just makes me smile. What he’s been through, how his backstory played out.I enjoy reading about him, and i always smile when he comes in a panel. I can’t get enough of the blue teleporting german <3
My favorite Female Marvel character is Pixie/Megan Gwynn from The Xmen
I discovered Megan after picking up some of the New Mutants comics a few years back. Having never seen her before, I went to find out more on her character, and even though many people may not recognize her or know she exists I love her to death. Megan reminds me a LOT of myself. Her personality, her style, I love love love her character design. Pixie’s whole journey as a character really hits me, She’s a strong character who’s not to be messed with. She can hold her own. Honestly if I could be any of the Xmen, my first pick would be to be Pixie.