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Real name: Angelo Espinoza
Other aliases: None known
Identity: The general public believes Angelo Espinoza to be dead.
Occupation: Student
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with no known criminal record, erroneously believed to be deceased.
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Mrs. Espinoza (mother, first name unrevealed)
Base of operations: Massachusetts Academy, Massachusetts
Group affiliation: Generation X
First appearance: X-MEN (first series) #317

History: Little is known about Angelo Espinoza before he was captured by the Phalanx entity known as Harvest. The Phalanx were attempting to discover a method by which they could assimilate mutants. Angelo has claimed to be a gang member, and is reputed to have faked his own death to escape gang life in South Central Los Angeles.

Angelo and his fellow captives Husk, M, and Blink, were rescued from Harvest by the combined efforts of Banshee, Jubilee, Synch, the White Queen, and Sabretooth. Soon after his rescue, Angelo enrolled in the newly reopened Massachusetts Academy, and became a member of Generation X.

During this time, Angelo, now calling himself Skin, and Generation X member Chamber, encountered the vigilante known as the X-Cutioner. The X-Cutioner wanted to bring Skin into custody on suspicion that he might have killed Angelo Espinoza, not realizing that Angelo and Skin were one and the same. This prompted a trip by Angelo and Chamber to travel to Los Angeles, where a tombstone with Angelo's name on it exists. The truth of Angelo's explanation for faking his death remains to be seen.

Height: 5 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 110 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Skin: Gray

Strength level: Skin possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.

Known superhuman powers: Skin is a mutant who has between four and six feet of extra skin on his body. Skin has control over this extra skin, and can extend the skin to grapple objects. When relaxed, Skin's extra skin sags and gives him the appearance of a melted candle, but with concentration Skin can contract the extra skin and pass for a normal human.

Skin's extra skin also grants him some degree of resistance to physical injury. The skin is also highly resistant to punctures and tearing, but the tensile strength of this resistance has not been recorded. When Skin falls unconscious, his skin starts to fall into a liquid state, and Angelo will appear to be melting. Why this phenomenon occurs has yet to be understood.

NOTE: Agustin Rodriguez played him in Generation X made for T.V. movie.

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