huge and strong. wears metal mask that covers entire face except mouth and chin.
Powers manifested after a battle between supers exposed him to a chemical spill. Suddenly superstrong and nearly invulnerable, he joined the fight on the side of the heroes… only to find that civilian onlookers reacted with fear and loathing due to his now grotesque appearance. Went into hiding, emerging only to commit minor robberies to keep himself fed. Eventually drifted into muscle-for-hire work, occasionally even serving as an underling to villains of the world-conquering type. Embittered by isolation – has embarked on something of a one-man crusade against beauty and the importance people attach to it. Current activities are unpredictable; can range from defacing or destroying art to attacks on this year’s “world’s sexiest man” (or “woman”).
Since the accident that gave him his powers, Hideous has never been photographed without the metallic mask that leaves only his mouth and chin exposed, so the exact nature of his deformities is unknown. All that can be said for certain is that the flesh on one side of his mouth is mottled and droops like candle wax, giving him a perpetual sneer, and that one of his mask’s eye holes is lower than,and more than twice as large as, the other.