"Like a popsicle in the sun"

Films: The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Alias: None

Type: Mutant

Location: Eldritch Location/Civilized area/Forest

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: If you thought serial killers were hard to look at, then you haven't seen this guy, who is literally falling apart at the seams if he doesn't kill all! Come prepared...with a mop, if you survive. Those man-flesh stains can be a royal pain to clean!

History: Colonel Steve West was on a trip near Saturn, but upon getting close enough to the ringed planet, he got a blast of solar radiation. His compatriots were killed, but he arguably got the short end of the stick. Now his radioactive body was rapidly deteriorating, and the only way to replenish his cells was to cannibalize others.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After being chased up a power plant, West kills a couple more people, and just gives up, allowing himself to melt into a pile of blood and guts for the janitor to clean up the morning after. Having learned nothing, another Saturn expedition is scheduled.

Powers/Abilities: Can heal himself through eating others.

Weakness: If he doesn’t find enough energy and food, he will melt away completely.

Scariness Factor: 4- Jesus H. Christ, how is this living?! West looks like what would happen if Dan Prescott was conceived by David Cronenberg! It's bad enough he wants to murder you, but does he have to look like a rapidly decaying zombie while doing so?!

Trivia: -This film was originally going to be a comedy of sorts, but a straight horror film was deemed more profitable.

-There were originally four different forms for West to have as he melted gradually, but this was scrapped in favor for a consistent form until the end.

Image Gallery

Don't be full of yourself. Plenty of other guys made it to this site.

From hunk to gunk.

Good luck tearing my flesh off in that suit.

"I knew my achne was bad, but MAN!"

How symbollic. The cause of his ire is now a part of him. Namely, Saturn's heat.

Judging by that background, we're going to crossover with the Jetsons.

"Got any bandages?"

You have to admit. Props to the makeup artist.

The logical conclusion, ladies and gentlemen.