Created by writers Joe Simon and France Herron, together with artist Jack âKingâ Kirby, Marvel Comicsâ âRed Skullâ character first appeared as an antagonist for Captain America in 1941.
An unreconstructed Nazi supervillain, Red Skullâs plans post-1945 typically centred around world domination, the clever application of his âCosmic Cubeâ weapon and a membership in the evil organization âHydraâ.
As a result, he has been a popular antagonist in Marvel comic books for several decades and was even selected to be the main enemy of Captain America for the 2011 movie âCaptain America: The First Avengerâ.
One of the most unrepentantly evil Marvel Comics villains, Red Skull isnât a tortured political idealist like Magneto, or the product of a lousy upbringing like Doctor Octopus. Heâs just a Nazi douchebag, plain and simple.
...And now, Henry Damon, a husband and father from Venezuela, has mutilated himself in order to look like him.
Well, he apparently has an appointment booked to have his entire head tattooed red.
Plus, heâs already had his eyeballs tattooed entirely black (which, I have to say I didnât know was possible) and he has even had sub dermal implants placed under his skin so that his brow and forehead appear ridged and more âskull likeâ.
Next up, heâll have silicon implants placed under his chin and his cheeks, which will give him the broad, skull-like grimace of the comic book character.
...But by far the most wince-inducing aspect of Mr. Damonâs transformation is that he has recently had most of his nose cut off.
The surgery was performed by Emilio Gonzales (youâll not the absence of the word âdoctorâ anywhere in that title), a medical school dropout who earns a living from extreme body modification. In response to critics, Gonzales has said that Damon is âphysically and intellectuallyâ a healthy person.
No joke. He really did say that.
OK, so this guy wants to be a Nazi supervillain. In fact, he wants to be a Nazi supervillain so badly that heâs willing to endure no small amount of pain (and spend what is probably a small fortune) on mutilating himself unrecognizably in order to achieve his goal of becoming a Nazi Supervillain from a comic book.
...Yeah, because thatâs healthy.
Instead of being offered the psychiatric treatment he obviously needs, Damon apparently passed a number of âpsychological testsâ, but honestly, I canât imagine any credible, certified psychiatric professional agreeing with that diagnosis, can you? More likely it was the âsurgeonâ, asking him to fill out a few forms in order to cover his ass in case of a lawsuit.
Whatever the reason behind this insanity, there are a great many jokes to be made about this particular idiot. Firstly, if he has no nose, how does he smell? Secondly, heâs cut off his nose to spite his face...And so on.
Joking aside, the really stupid thing is that once this idiot is done mutilating himself, he wonât even own the rights to his own face anymore.
Also, I sincerely hope that he never catches a cold...But thatâs more out of concern for the rest of the community than it is for Mr. Damon.