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Early years[]

Harry Pizer used to be a barrister during the Cold War. He was very successful at his job thanks to his mutant power, elastic and multi-sensory skin which enabled him to excel at espionage. His record drew the suspicion of The Professor who had offered him a spot in the Weapon Plus program, to help his country during the Cold War.[2]

The Weapon Plus program augmented his strength, and increased his skin's durability and elasticity. Designated as "Weapon III", he gathered intel from Soviet soldiers and killed them. He was asked to recover a relic called The Orb of Necromancy, and went to Otherworld to retrieve it. It turned out someone inside Weapon Plus didn't want him to get the Orb, so Fantomex was sent to stop him. He was shot by Fantomex and left for dead. Eventually he was found by the Captain Britain Corps and had his skin removed from his body as punishment for all the men he killed in order to acquire the Orb. Fantomex later stole this skin and used it to create sentient bullets that can never miss. Reports indicated James Braddock was involved in the process.[2][3]

Harry Pizer (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Force Vol 1 22

Weapon III holding Fantomex's face


When Fantomex was brought in front of the Britain Corps to face his crimes. Weapon III', a.k.a the Skinless Man, later learned that Fantomex had returned to Otherworld and stole his special skin. Looking for revenge, he taught his muscle to do what his skin used to do. Psylocke helped Fantomex escape his sentence, but before they could escape, the Skinless Man ambushed them. He cut the skin off of Fantomex's face as revenge for losing his skin. Betsy uses Krokwell's poison to get rid of the Skinless Man, freeing Fantomex. The Skinless Man flees, while Betsy learns the rest of X-Force are in danger in Otherworld.[4]

The Skinless Man was recruited into the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants who all had personal hatred against X-Force. He settled an old score by murdering his ex-wife and her husband. The Brotherhood later initiated their plan to destroy X-Force and kidnapped Evan Sabahnur so they may raised their own Apocalypse to destroy the world. As X-Force came face to face with the new Brotherhood of Evil mutants, Fantomex was poisoned by Mystique with a poison that completely blocked his powers. Psylocke was mind controlled by Shadow King forcing Fantomex to intervene.[5]

The Skinless Man came in and called out Fantomex for misdirecting Psylocke into loving him. Fantomex got rid of him for a moment and put his mask on Psylocke, cutting the connection the Shadow King had over her due to the dampening plates. Fantomex tossed Psylocke into EVA and ordered her to go. Farouk messed with Fantomex's three brains while the Skinless Man grabbed him and ripped his heart out, all while gloating how they got Evan and will use him to kill billions and that it was all his fault. He also mentioned that father would be so proud of him. As X-Force retreated back to Cavern X, Daken appeared on their big screen TV, revealing himself as leader of the Brotherhood. Daken stated that without Fantomex's control, Ultimaton returned to his natural programming "Killing mutants". While Cavern X was nuked by Ultimaton, the new Brotherhood, joined by the Skinless Man and the Omega Clan watched on, with Genesis under Daken's arm, and Fantomex dead in a chair.[5]

The Skinless Man helps with the Brotherhood's plan of corrupting Evan, at one point wearing Fantomex's skin and making it seem like he's come back to life to rescue Evan from them. He, Omega Red, and Sabretooth fight Wolverine when the latter infiltrates their base, only to get some unexpected assistance from Mystique and Nightcrawler, which leads to Wolverine's capture.[6]

Harry Pizer (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Force Vol 1 34

Weapon III's death

When Evan finally puts on the Celestial Armor that Daken's been pushing him to use, he goes after the Skinless Man first. He tries to barter his life by offering him Fantomex's heart, telling him he can bring back his "Uncle Charlie" with it, before swiftly destroying the heart himself and trying to flee, only to be stabbed in the throat by Deadpool.[7]



Harry Pizer was a mutant with following powers:

  • Skin Manipulation: He had elastic and multi-sensory skin:
    • Stretching: He could stretch it to at least several meters from his body.[2]
    • Superhuman Tactile Sense: His skin was was sensitive enough that he could read printed text by feeling faint dents on a page.[2]
    • Superhuman Durability: The Weapon Plus program greatly enhanced the durability and expansion of his skin that allowed him to use it as weapon. He could stretch it into tendrils strong enough to strangle multiple victims at once.[2]
  • Muscle Manipulation: After his skin was removed he taught his muscles to expand and contract on a molecular level.[2]





  • He was mentioned before he appeared in an interview with Rick Remender, supposedly being Fantomex's archnemeses who is also a product of the Weapon Plus program, and referencing his earlier cameo.[citation needed]

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