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Blazing Skull (Marvel)(02 - Jim Scully)
Real Name: James 'Jim' Patrick Scully
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James Scully is a skilled pilot, and is trained in armed and unarmed combat. In addition, he is virtually fearless, willing to take on any battle, regardless of the odds. His belt enhances his abilities, intermittently. Apparently it reacts to determination and enhances his abilities as needed. He has demonstrated anywhere from human athlete to Class 10 strength, and may be able to achieve even higher levels. He eventually gained a force field which apparently surrounds him at all times and makes him virtually invulnerable. Its particular characteristics and limits are unknown.
Scully's energies were temporarily altered, giving him transparent skin and a luminescent skeleton.

On one instance, Scully channeled the belt's energies into a dinosaur, causing its head to blow up.

He is a trained soldier turned superhero who wears a Scorpian power belt that enhances his strength and durability. The belt also has preservative effects on his body's metabolism.On one occasion,Scully was able to funnel energy into explosive force.The full capabilities of the belt are unknown. His first few adventures involved the Bermuda Triangle, but he has since been incorporated into the regular Marvel Universe. He and his companions were eventually rescued by the Thing of the Fantastic Four. He served in Doctor Druid's team of occult investigators the Shock Troops alongside Shadowoman and N'Kantu, the Living Mummy. He was attempting to find a way to remove the power belt which had recently been damaged and had altered his appearance. His skin had become transparent showing only a green glowing skelton.During this time, he had adopted the alias of the obscure Golden Age hero, the Blazing Skull. He crossed paths with heroes such as Quasar and Captain America, while a member of the team. Eventually, Doctor Druid was able to restore him to his normal appearance and he left the team.Sometime later, attempts to remove the belt caused him lose the youthful metabolism the belt provided.He gained weight and lost much of the physical shape the belt had kept him at over the years.While serving as a bodyguard, he met and had an adventure with Hawkeye.


First Appearance: Quasar (1989) #45

Other Identities:
James Patrick Scully (Marvel)
Skull the Slayer

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Captain America (1968)
Quasar (1989)

Group Affiliation(s):
Shock Troop (Marvel)

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