Real Name: Nicholas Burzynski
Known Enemies: Amanda ‘Mandy’ Smythe (Spokes Woman Baintronics Industries), Brad McMullen ( )
Biography: Nicholas studied Biotech at UW Madison. He was following the research of Dr. Curt Conners, but in addition to the regenerative qualities that some reptiles have, he was also looking into the skin shedding as well. Nicholas surmised that the cosmetic industry would benefit greatly if a process to discard wrinkled skin with brand new smooth skin could net him millions if not billions.
Of course there’s always a problem, this was in the form of one Mandy Smythe, who always took great delight in making her boyfriend Brad McMullen, all star running back of the of the Badgers extremely jealous.
To Nicholas, women would always be far more complicated than any science, and when Mandy made advances that even the most socially inept nerd could recognize towards him at a local bar, he’d made an enemy of a man who thought with his fists always before his brains.
And so Brad plotted his revenge.
The lab where Nicholas worked had an accident, ruining his research as well as putting in question the danger of his experiments. Brad had an airtight alibi, and besides no one could replace him on the team. The situation and Nicholas were swept under the rug.
Strangely enough Brad developed a severe skin condition six months later where his flesh began sloughing off, and while the school was able to save his life much in part to research of Nicholas’ that they owned (which was strangely incomplete) the all star football player was left disfigured and crippled for life.
But enough of that, this story is about Nicholas. Nicholas was able to recreate much of his research from memory and went to work for a local bio firm. He noticed about four months after the incident that he could manipulate his dead skin cells and thought being a superhero would be pretty cool.
Nicholas or “Nick” is basically a good guy, but has no patience whatsoever for people who mistreat others including himself.