“Face On Face Off”

Films: Darkman (1990), Darkman 2: The Return of Durant (1995), Darkman 3: Die, Darkman, Die (1996)

Alias: Various, but formerly Peyton Westlake

Type: Natural

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Good

Summary: Sam Raimi didn't just start good with certain superheroes. Before that particular web-slinging craze, there was a man, his severe burn, and a litany of faces to choose from.

History: Peyton Westlake was a pretty well-adjusted scientist working on a new form of synthetic skin that happens to deteriorate after less than two hours. Then some crime boss had his men burn his hands, dunk his face in acid, and finally blown out of his lab by an explosion. The emergency surgery left him unable to feel pain, but at the same time amplified his aggression, and left his face looking like the stuff of nightmares. Vowing revenge, Westlake utilizes his custom skin to blend in and destroy those who almost destroyed him, all while under the alias of Darkman.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Darkman's rampage helps him kill the bad guys, old and new, but he is forever condemned to never reconnect with society. Still, this vigilante carries on, wrecking the criminal empire night by night.

Powers/Abilities: Inability to feel pain, enhanced strength, and a skin that can be made into a convincing disguise.

Weakness: The skin only lasts 99 minutes, and he himself isn't invincible.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Darkman is an absolute horror to look at. It's a wonder he managed to keep SOME of his skin when it all burnt up. Also, in spite of being a hero, he's not above killing his enemies gruesomely. Yup, he's a regular 90s-era comic book anti-hero.

Trivia: -There was an attempt to turn Darkman into his own TV series on FOX, but alas, the pilot episode made for it never aired.

-As for comics, Darkman got his fair share, and even butted heads with none other than Ash Williams in a crossover event. Not hard to imagine, considering that Bruce Campbell is the last disguise the hero takes in the original film.


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Who is he? Someone unique.

Good, but work on the mask.

Because Durant was so iconic.
A face many a mother will love.

Um...ouch.

It's okay! The franchise is already dead.
Even the Japanese were getting into it.


"I have a girlfriend and you're new. How did I not see your treachery coming?"

Okay, seriously, how are you alive?

Ever wonder how he tastes with lips like that?


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