While looking at different Wikipedia articles on different X-Men characters, I found a character named Masque, who can reshape a person's skin any way he wishes. I was just curious: Could he do this and reshape their face so the holes to their nose and mouth were blocked?


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Yes, he can. Masque's powers allow for fairly extensive reconfigurations. In addition to being able to alter hair and skin color, he can also remove orifices (and presumably add new ones).

Issue #179 contains both of these, used on Kitty Pryde:

This panel showcases his abilities, including removing all features from her face: enter image description here

And in this panel, as well as making her ugly, Masque blocks her airway, and Callisto makes it explicit that that's what's happening. enter image description here

In other encounters with the X-Men, Masque has also closed up Banshee's mouth so he couldn't speak and created tentacle arms for Callisto.

  • Thanks. Pretty cool how this dude's powers work, since Toad's slime and Magneto's metal attacks can be removed by force, while if this guy refuses to change back, say Kitty above, for example, she would pretty much be screwed.
    – Xfan25
    Oct 29, 2016 at 19:31
  • @Xfan25 there's always tracheotomies.
    – fectin
    Jul 28, 2017 at 16:17
  • @fectin-Still wouldn't help her deformed face. Sep 27, 2017 at 0:48

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