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27th Feb '18 11:01:38 AM narm00
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** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': As dreaming, Kara sees Superwoman's flesh melting off until the villain becomes a flaming living skeleton.

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** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': As she's dreaming, Kara sees Superwoman's flesh melting off until the villain becomes a flaming living skeleton.



** Masque. A disfigured flesh-warping mutant who got his kicks warping the flesh of anyone who had the misfortune of coming into contact with him? When he took over the Morlocks, following the ''Mutant Massacre'', Masque forced the surviving Morlocks to be his playthings, changing their faces and bodies into such horrific abominations, that the bulk of the community were driven irreversibly insane. Part of this motive was based upon the fact that Masque (originally) was immune to his own powers, which drove him mad because he could alter anyone's face except his own disfigured face. Thought killed off in the early 1990s, Masque returned in ''Xtreme X-Men'' #36-39, where he was given upgraded powers: he could now use his powers on himself, which he used to render himself genderless as far as showing the ability to warp his own flesh to go from male to female. However, he was still insane in the head and then some: he used his powers to turn Callisto (ex-Morlock leader who Masque hated) into a tentacle-limbed freak and (with help from his fellow Morlocks) assaulted a subway train full of innocent people and used his powers to disfigure each and every person on said train as an act of mutant terrorism.
** Chamber is another X-Man with quite a unique form of mutation; he has a psychic furnace where everything between his upper jaw and diaphragm would normally be. That's no lungs, ribcage, digestive system, etc. Granted, eventually he gets better, but when he loses his power to contain the energy, boom- everything south of his jaw is quite graphically vaporised. He still lives!

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** Masque. A Masque, a disfigured flesh-warping mutant who got his kicks warping the flesh of anyone who had the misfortune of coming into contact with him? him. When he took over the Morlocks, following the ''Mutant Massacre'', Masque forced the surviving Morlocks to be his playthings, changing their faces and bodies into such horrific abominations, abominations that the bulk of the community were driven irreversibly insane. Part of this motive was based upon the fact that Masque (originally) was immune to his own powers, which drove him mad because he could alter anyone's face except his own disfigured face. Thought killed off in the early 1990s, Masque returned in ''Xtreme X-Men'' #36-39, where he was given upgraded powers: he could now use his powers on himself, which he used to render himself genderless as far as showing the ability to warp his own flesh to go from male to female. However, he was still insane in the head and then some: he used his powers to turn Callisto (ex-Morlock leader who Masque hated) into a tentacle-limbed freak and (with help from his fellow Morlocks) assaulted a subway train full of innocent people and used his powers to disfigure each and every person on said train as an act of mutant terrorism.
** Chamber is another X-Man with quite a unique form of mutation; he has a psychic furnace where everything between his upper jaw and diaphragm would normally be. That's no lungs, ribcage, digestive system, etc. Granted, eventually he gets better, but when he loses his power to contain the energy, boom- boom - everything south of his jaw is quite graphically vaporised. He still lives!



* In the two-parter ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'', Creator/WarrenEllis writes about a Franchise/MarvelUniverse where everything goes wrong. Gamma radiation turns [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] into a green pile of tumors, [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] develops a deadly viral rash from his spider bite, {{Wolverine}} is allergic to adamantium, and the Comicbook/FantasticFour end up becoming grotesquely misshapen corpses.

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* In the two-parter ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'', Creator/WarrenEllis writes about a Franchise/MarvelUniverse where everything goes wrong. Gamma radiation turns [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] into a green pile of tumors, [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] develops a deadly viral rash from his spider bite, {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is allergic to adamantium, and the Comicbook/FantasticFour end up becoming grotesquely misshapen corpses.



** It is common in Judge Dredd's Mega City-One where people willingly inflict body horrors on themselves such as The League of Fatties, whose sporting events include extreme eating and fat contests (the fattest person wins 50,000 creds and tons of endorsement deals).

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** It is Also common in Judge Dredd's Mega City-One City-One, where people willingly inflict body horrors on themselves themselves, such as The League of Fatties, whose sporting events include extreme eating and fat contests (the fattest person wins 50,000 creds and tons of endorsement deals).



* ''Stone Island''. Harry's transformation into one of the creatures, which starts with him puking his guts out and doesn't stop until he's a seven-foot-tall monstrosity with no eyelids, a [[SlasherSmile permanent grin]] in a distorted face, and hideously lengthened skull.

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* ''Stone Island''. Harry's transformation into one of the creatures, which starts with him puking his guts out and doesn't stop until he's a seven-foot-tall monstrosity with no eyelids, a [[SlasherSmile permanent grin]] in a distorted face, and a hideously lengthened skull.



* The Chester Brown underground comic ''Yummy Fur'' has such delights as the author eating his own snot (which he has admitted to doing), a man's hand spontaneously falling off, ComicBook/EdTheHappyClown's [[spoiler:penis growing a miniature talking, thinking Ronald Reagan head at its tip]], a man who shits so much that he suffocates himself and many others, graphic scenes of penis surgery and so much more. Chester Brown himself, by all accounts has a very amiable, mild personality.

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* The Chester Brown underground comic ''Yummy Fur'' has such delights as the author eating his own snot (which he has admitted to doing), a man's hand spontaneously falling off, ComicBook/EdTheHappyClown's [[spoiler:penis growing a miniature talking, thinking Ronald Reagan head at its tip]], a man who shits so much that he suffocates himself and many others, graphic scenes of penis surgery and so much more. Chester Brown himself, by all accounts accounts, has a very amiable, mild personality.
11th Jan '18 1:00:20 AM catstuxedo
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** Something like this happened to Johnny Storm while he was held captive by Annihilus. He is repeatedly killed, only to be brought back to life, often times stitched back by worms... it's not very lovely.

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** Something like this happened to Johnny Storm while he was held captive by Annihilus. He is repeatedly killed, only to be brought back to life, often times stitched back by worms... it's worms. It's not very lovely.



* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' of all things does this when a trio of unicorns swipe Rainbow Dash's wings as part of a ploy to grow their own. We don't see the act, of course, but there are ''[[https://derpiboo.ru/1079220 stitch marks.]]'' [[WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]

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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' of all things does this when has a trio of unicorns swipe Rainbow Dash's wings as part of a ploy to grow their own. We don't see the act, of course, but there are ''[[https://derpiboo.[[https://derpiboo.ru/1079220 stitch marks.]]'' [[WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]]]



* In Warren Ellis' writing of ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}, the Island of Gamora launched a watered-down superhuman mutagen upon an English town. Most victims were rendered as horrifically mutated corpses. The unfortunate surivors were fused into a giant mass of flesh whose hands were fused together in a shape similar to that tubular seaform known as a lamprey.

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* In Warren Ellis' writing of ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}, the Island of Gamora launched a watered-down superhuman mutagen upon an English town. Most victims were rendered as horrifically mutated corpses. The unfortunate surivors survivors were fused into a giant mass of flesh whose hands were fused together in a shape similar to that tubular seaform known as a lamprey.
3rd Jan '18 1:21:12 PM lillolillo
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** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': As dreaming, Kara sees Superwoman's flesh melting off until the villain becomes a flaming living skeleton.
22nd Dec '17 9:48:39 AM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/{{Royals}}:'' The Commander-class [[AbusivePrecursors Progenitor]] from the final issue. [[spoiler:It's what was once Medusa and Black Bolt, with their heads stitched onto another body, with Black Bolt's head forming the torso. And there's still something of them in there.]]
20th Nov '17 12:06:53 PM lillolillo
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** In ''ComicBook/Supergirl2005'' story arc "Who Is Superwoman?", Superwoman's body becomes deformed and falls apart when her super-suit gets torn.
10th Nov '17 6:40:40 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Kenji Uedo, full stop. Think of what happened to Tetsuo at the end of ''{{Manga/Akira}}'', now give him '''[[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/f/fc/Kenji_Uedo_%28Earth-616%29_from_Generation_Hope_Vol_1_1_001.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170611002437 full control over it]]'''. Yeah. Due to his technopathic abilities, he can also force other machines to shapeshift as well, send one way messages through screens similar to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Hermit Purple]], and let him survive extreme damage due to him lacking organs.

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** Kenji Uedo, full stop. Think of what happened to Tetsuo at the end of ''{{Manga/Akira}}'', now give him '''[[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/f/fc/Kenji_Uedo_%28Earth-616%29_from_Generation_Hope_Vol_1_1_001.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170611002437 full control over it]]'''. Yeah. Due to his technopathic abilities, he can also force other machines to shapeshift as well, send one way messages through screens similar to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Hermit Purple]], and let him survive extreme damage due to him lacking organs. He also made burgers for a whole group using his own body to make the patties, cook them, and serve them. Thankfully he didn't make the condiments... maybe.
8th Nov '17 12:29:47 PM lillolillo
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* Comicbook/SwampThing. Though later retconned into "a plant who thought it was Alec Holland" (surprisingly similar to the Nazi Bee Swarm thanks to a certain infamous memory experiment involving flatworms that wasn't debunked till much later) the original story was a man turning into a strange plant monster, incapable of even speech, and having to try and cope with it.
** Later on, around ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' and the New 52 reboot, Alec was brought back from the dead, and it turned out that the plant that thought it was Alec was an accident - Alec himself was supposed to have become Swamp Thing. And since Alec was back and the plant was out of the picture, Alec found himself targeted for the transformation...

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* Comicbook/SwampThing. Though later retconned ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Some Batman's villains have this as their schtick, most notably Clayface III, who must stay in a containment suit because his touch disintegrates any living thing he touches, and The Corrosive Man, whose skin releases acid and ''he can feel every bit of it''.
** DependingOnTheArtist, as well as in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', Two-Face's scarring isn't just limited to his face, but also involves his left arm. [[spoiler:In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'', a hallucination of the Joker wonders if this included ''everything''.]]
** The ComicBook/New52 rendition of ComicBook/TheJoker has a fellow villain slice all of the flesh off his face... then the Joker reattaches the skin to his face with straps sewn
into "a plant who thought the skin.
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': In ''ComicBook/TheTrialOfTheFlash'', Big Sir mutilates Flash's face with an energy mace, distorting
it was Alec Holland" (surprisingly similar beyond recognition. When a couple of kids unmask the Flash, they scream in terror and run away.
* Doppelganger, a villainess introduced in Issue 1 of ''ComicBook/GreenArrow: The Midas Touch'' (Volume 5 of his solo line and the first of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot), is presumably a shapeshifter. Within panels of her first appearance, she [[HulkingOut hulks out]], [[GrowingMusclesSequence bulking up]] and [[ClothingDamage shredding a good portion of her]] [[LittleBlackDress slinky black dress]]. Any {{fanservice}} [[AmazonianBeauty this might have been played for]] [[FanDisservice is immediately thrown out the window]] as she not only grows [[MultiArmedAndDangerous an extra set of arms]], but ''[[MultipleHeadCase a second face]]''--still stuck
to the Nazi Bee Swarm thanks to first one as if it were a certain infamous memory experiment involving flatworms {{conjoined twin|s}}-- and [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/10/107028/1998771-doppelganger.jpg breaks out into warts.]] Appropriately so, Ollie quips that wasn't debunked till much later) the she's making him nauseated and her accomplice Supercharge refers to her as a freak when Dynamix (the third member of their villainous trio) wonders where she's been taken after they've all been incarcerated.
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original story was a man turning into a strange plant monster, incapable of even speech, ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'' series had Kalista get mind-raped by an organism which did so by stealing her shape and having memories, leaving her an unrecognisable blob. While this is happening, she starts losing her shape, then her features, then her ability to try and cope with it.
** Later on, around ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' and
perceive things, then the New 52 reboot, Alec was brought back from the dead, ability to ''think''. It's horrifying, and it turned out doesn't help that she begs for it to stop the plant that thought it was Alec was an accident - Alec himself was supposed to have become Swamp Thing. And since Alec was back and the plant was out of the picture, Alec found himself targeted for the transformation...entire time.



* In a ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} classic issue]], one of the teachers of the titular heroine undergoes an experiment which turns him into a repulsive mutated creature: his body is huge and hairless, his eyes are two large, red balls without pupils, his limbs are ridiculously long and thin and his feet have only two fingers each.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** A ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman'' issue saw Superman fly to the edge of Creation fighting Darkseid and, lo, they beheld... an infinitely vast wall of living, breathing, '''screaming''' flesh and faces that act as the "wall" between Creation and the nothingness beyond, the Source Wall. Its current form is apparently made of everyone who's ever tried and failed to pass through it and discover the secrets hidden on its other side.
** The Post-Crisis Superman story that introduced Hank "Cyborg" Henshaw, which is basically a riff on Marvel's Fantastic Four, is loaded with this. Four NASA shuttle crew members encounter a type of radiation and suffer bodily mutations. One of them, as an example, has his body reformed into a mass of rock (a la the Thing) only with pieces of the shuttle mixed in. The pain drives him to commit suicide by way of an MRI machine, which rips him apart.



* Doppelganger, a villainess introduced in Issue 1 of ''ComicBook/GreenArrow: The Midas Touch'' (Volume 5 of his solo line and the first of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot), is presumably a shapeshifter. Within panels of her first appearance, she [[HulkingOut hulks out]], [[GrowingMusclesSequence bulking up]] and [[ClothingDamage shredding a good portion of her]] [[LittleBlackDress slinky black dress]]. Any {{fanservice}} [[AmazonianBeauty this might have been played for]] [[FanDisservice is immediately thrown out the window]] as she not only grows [[MultiArmedAndDangerous an extra set of arms]], but ''[[MultipleHeadCase a second face]]''--still stuck to the first one as if it were a {{conjoined twin|s}}-- and [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/10/107028/1998771-doppelganger.jpg breaks out into warts.]] Appropriately so, Ollie quips that she's making him nauseated and her accomplice Supercharge refers to her as a freak when Dynamix (the third member of their villainous trio) wonders where she's been taken after they've all been incarcerated.
* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} rendition of ComicBook/TheJoker has a fellow villain slice all of the flesh off his face... then the Joker reattaches the skin to his face with straps sewn into the skin.
* In ''ComicBook/TheTrialOfTheFlash'', Big Sir mutilates Flash's face with an energy mace, distorting it beyond recognition. When a couple of kids unmask the Flash, they scream in terror and run away.
* Some of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Rogues Gallery have this as their schtick, most notably Clayface III, who must stay in a containment suit because his touch disintegrates any living thing he touches, and The Corrosive Man, whose skin releases acid and ''he can feel every bit of it''.
** DependingOnTheArtist, as well as in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', Two-Face's scarring isn't just limited to his face, but also involves his left arm. [[spoiler:In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'', a hallucination of the Joker wonders if this included ''everything''.]]
* The original ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'' series had Kalista get mind-raped by an organism which did so by stealing her shape and memories, leaving her an unrecognisable blob. While this is happening, she starts losing her shape, then her features, then her ability to perceive things, then the ability to ''think''. It's horrifying, and it doesn't help that she begs for it to stop the entire time.

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* Doppelganger, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In [[Comicbook/Supergirl1982
a villainess classic issue]], one of the teachers of the titular heroine undergoes an experiment which turns him into a repulsive mutated creature: his body is huge and hairless, his eyes are two large, red balls without pupils, his limbs are ridiculously long and thin and his feet have only two fingers each.
** ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' saw Superman fly to the edge of Creation fighting Darkseid and, lo, they beheld... an infinitely vast wall of living, breathing, '''screaming''' flesh and faces that act as the "wall" between Creation and the nothingness beyond, the Source Wall. Its current form is apparently made of everyone who's ever tried and failed to pass through it and discover the secrets hidden on its other side.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': The Post-Crisis story that
introduced in Issue 1 Hank "Cyborg" Henshaw, which is basically a riff on Marvel's Fantastic Four, is loaded with this. Four NASA shuttle crew members encounter a type of ''ComicBook/GreenArrow: The Midas Touch'' (Volume 5 radiation and suffer bodily mutations. One of them, as an example, has his solo line and body reformed into a mass of rock (a la the first Thing) only with pieces of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot), is presumably a shapeshifter. Within panels shuttle mixed in. The pain drives him to commit suicide by way of her first appearance, she [[HulkingOut hulks out]], [[GrowingMusclesSequence bulking up]] and [[ClothingDamage shredding a good portion of her]] [[LittleBlackDress slinky black dress]]. Any {{fanservice}} [[AmazonianBeauty this might have been played for]] [[FanDisservice is immediately thrown out the window]] as she not only grows [[MultiArmedAndDangerous an extra set of arms]], but ''[[MultipleHeadCase a second face]]''--still stuck MRI machine, which rips him apart.
* Comicbook/SwampThing:
** Though later retconned into "a plant who thought it was Alec Holland" (surprisingly similar
to the first one as if it were Nazi Bee Swarm thanks to a {{conjoined twin|s}}-- and [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/10/107028/1998771-doppelganger.jpg breaks out into warts.]] Appropriately so, Ollie quips certain infamous memory experiment involving flatworms that she's making him nauseated and her accomplice Supercharge refers to her as a freak when Dynamix (the third member of their villainous trio) wonders where she's been taken after they've all been incarcerated.
* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} rendition of ComicBook/TheJoker has a fellow villain slice all of
wasn't debunked till much later) the flesh off his face... then the Joker reattaches the skin to his face with straps sewn into the skin.
* In ''ComicBook/TheTrialOfTheFlash'', Big Sir mutilates Flash's face with an energy mace, distorting it beyond recognition. When a couple of kids unmask the Flash, they scream in terror and run away.
* Some of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Rogues Gallery have this as their schtick, most notably Clayface III, who must stay in a containment suit because his touch disintegrates any living thing he touches, and The Corrosive Man, whose skin releases acid and ''he can feel every bit of it''.
** DependingOnTheArtist, as well as in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', Two-Face's scarring isn't just limited to his face, but also involves his left arm. [[spoiler:In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'', a hallucination of the Joker wonders if this included ''everything''.]]
* The
original ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'' series had Kalista get mind-raped by an organism which did so by stealing her shape story was a man turning into a strange plant monster, incapable of even speech, and memories, leaving her an unrecognisable blob. While this is happening, she starts losing her shape, then her features, then her ability having to perceive things, then try and cope with it.
** Later on, around ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' and
the ability to ''think''. It's horrifying, New 52 reboot, Alec was brought back from the dead, and it doesn't help turned out that she begs the plant that thought it was Alec was an accident - Alec himself was supposed to have become Swamp Thing. And since Alec was back and the plant was out of the picture, Alec found himself targeted for it to stop the entire time.
transformation...
18th Aug '17 1:08:00 PM narm00
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* In Warren Ellis' writing of ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}, the Island of Gamora launched a watered-down superhuman mutagen upon an English town. Most victims were rendered as horiffically mutated corpses. The unfortunate surivors were fused into a giant mass of flesh whose hands were fused together in a shape similar to that tubular seaform known as a lamprey.

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* In Warren Ellis' writing of ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}, the Island of Gamora launched a watered-down superhuman mutagen upon an English town. Most victims were rendered as horiffically horrifically mutated corpses. The unfortunate surivors were fused into a giant mass of flesh whose hands were fused together in a shape similar to that tubular seaform known as a lamprey.
3rd Jul '17 6:52:12 AM Daedalis
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* Demons in ''ComicBook/CleanRoom'' can permanently mold the flesh of their host. This is used for visceral effect either on bystanders or the host post-possession. Specific examples include folding a man into a human pretzel (and swapping one of his hands), spinning a man's face upside down, and rebuilding a man's head into a semblance of a horse's.
2nd Jul '17 8:09:19 PM WillBGood
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** Kenji Uedo, full stop. Think of what happened to Tetsuo at the end of ''{{Manga/Akira}}'', now give him '''[[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130729040417/marveldatabase/images/f/f3/Kenji_Uedo_(Earth-616).jpg full control over it]]'''. Yeah. Due to his technopathic abilities, he can also force other machines to shapeshift as well, send one way messages through screens similar to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Hermit Purple]], and let him survive extreme damage due to him lacking organs.

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** Kenji Uedo, full stop. Think of what happened to Tetsuo at the end of ''{{Manga/Akira}}'', now give him '''[[http://img1.'''[[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130729040417/marveldatabase/images/f/f3/Kenji_Uedo_(Earth-616).jpg net/marveldatabase/images/f/fc/Kenji_Uedo_%28Earth-616%29_from_Generation_Hope_Vol_1_1_001.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170611002437 full control over it]]'''. Yeah. Due to his technopathic abilities, he can also force other machines to shapeshift as well, send one way messages through screens similar to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Hermit Purple]], and let him survive extreme damage due to him lacking organs.
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