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Unus
Real Name: Gunther Bain (legally changed from his original name, Angelo Unuscione, after he immigrated to the United States)
Occupation: Professional criminal, former wrestler
Identity: Publicly known
Legal Status: Naturalized citizen of the United States with a criminal record
Other Aliases: Unus the Untouchable
Place of Birth: Milan, Italy
Marital Status: Unknown
Known Relatives: None known
Group Affiliation: Former member of Factor Three, former member of original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: X-MEN #8

History: Angelo Unuscione is a superhuman mutant whose powers did not surface until adolescence. He first used them as a school bully, and later as a small time criminal. At some point after immigrating to America, Unuscione legally changed his name to Gunther Bain. He used his ability to create a virtually impenetrable force field around himself to launch a career as a flamboyant, invincible costumed wrestler known by the stage name of Unus the Untouchable.

Unus was sought out by Magneto through his ally Mastermind as a potential addition to the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. As a test, Mastermind suggested Unus try to find the X-Men, the team of superhuman mutant, who were then Magneto's enemies, or to defeat one of them. Unus committed a theft and was himself found by the X-Men, who battled him. One of the X-Men, the Beast, used his scientific skill to create a device that magnified the power of Unus's force field so much that Unus could not control it. Unable to stop projecting his force field, Unus found it impossible to hold food or eat. Unus gave himself up to the X-Men, and the Beast returned his power to its previous level. Unus, humbled, returned to his wrestling career.

But months later, Unus formed a friendship and criminal partnership with the Blob, another superhuman mutant. The two mutants eventually enlisted in two organizations of mutants bent on world conquest, the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and Factor Three.

Since then, wearied and shaken by the failures of both groups, Unus abandoned his dreams of aiding in world conquest, and sought instead to amass a fortune for himself through crime.

But then his power, for reasons still unknown, increased to such a high level that he could no longer shut it off and he could barely control it. Unus feared that he would die either of starvation from being unable to touch any food or from asphyxiation, since his power was beginning to repel air molecules. A blow of tremendous force from the Hulk apparently dispersed the field, but it immediately began to build again and run beyond the limits that Unus could control. Unus found himself suspended by his field in the air, finally, unable to eat. Finally, the force field became so strong that Unus was unable to breathe. He blacked out and the force field dispersed, causing him to fall into the arms of his friend, the Blob. The Blob believed Unus to be dead and went off on a grief-stricken rampage. But whether or not Unus was truly dead is as yet unknown

Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 220 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

Strength Level: Unus possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.

Known Superhuman Powers: Unus is a mutant with the psionic ability to generate a field of invisible psionic energy around his body. This energy is comparable to the solid force psionically projected by the Invisible Woman but is ordinarily much more wave-like in form. As a result, at ordinary power levels, the field acts to deflect objects or even intense energy beams which come in contact with the outer limit of the field. Unus can mentally increase the intensity of the field so as to deflect a large object or objects traveling at unusually high rates of speed. Through further concentration, Unus can "harden" this wave-like field into a conventional protective force field similar to that with which the Invisible Woman surrounds herself. The field then acts like an indestructible bubble around Unus's body. In this form, the field even reaches beneath Unus's feet as he stands, so that he actually stands and walks on the field, not on the floor or ground. Unus can turn the field on and off or raise or lower its intensity at will. He can even shut off a small portion of the field, thereby allowing himself to reach through the opening and touch his opponents while the rest of him remains untouchable. When the field has "hardened," he can maintain it at a highly intense level very close to his body or to any weapon he carries, so as to greatly increase the force of any blow he may strike with the weapon or with his fists.

The limits of this field have not yet been determined. It has easily survived being struck with enough force to shatter a brick wall without sustaining damage, either to itself or to Unus. Certain types of radiant energy, such as sunlight, pass through the field, as do air and hence, sound waves. Whether this means that Unus is vulnerable to attack by lasers, gas, or intense acoustic force is not yet known either. It is also possible that his force field naturally screens out all energy over a certain threshold. It is also unknown whether Unus can project psionic force into various forms which do not surround all or part of his body, as the Invisible Woman does.

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