The Face Thief is a demon from the world of the Shinma, a realm of evil and darkness. The Face Thief is also known as Kao-Goto-Suru that has caused chaos with members of the Masters of Silence
for centuries. The Face Thief took the identity of a great and noble warlord named Tezuka. Disguised as Tezuka, he led his loyal followers to a hopeless rebellion against the Emperor. Of those betrayed by the Face Thief, only three warriors survived. Those three warriors were Inazuma
and would form the Masters of Silence to follow the path of vengeance.
During an epic battle with the Masters of Silence's predecessors, the Face Thief was confined within a work of art. Recently a wealthy industrialist named Creighton McCall purchased this work of art. The Face Thief escaped when Creighton McCall accidentally dropped the work of art. The Face Thief killed Creighton McCall and stole his identity. The Masters of Silence discovered that the Face Thief has escaped and asked Tony Stark
for assistance. Tony Stark knew who Creighton McCall was and had a brief romance with his daughter Meredith McCall
when they were teenagers. Tony Stark and the Masters of Silence realize that the Face Thief took the identity of Creighton McCall and that Meredith McCall was in danger. Iron Man
and the Masters of Silence would infiltrate the McCall estate and take out a few guards.
The demon disguised as Creighton McCall took Meredith to his private study and kept admiring Meredith's beautiful face. She called her father a monster and slashed his face. The Face Thief revealed his true form and grabbed Meredith. Kaze from the Masters of Silence entered the room and fought the Face Thief. The Face Thief gravely wounded Kaze when he slashed his neck with a sword. Meredith escaped and saw some guards laid out in the hallway. She put on an uniform and grabbed some firearms. Iron Man, Kaminari and Inazuma would find the face Thief and engage it in battle. The Face Thief would transform into a multi-eyed monster with tentacles and fight the group. Meredith enters the fight and sprays the demon with bullets. Inazuma admires Meredith for her bravery and fighting spirit. Iron Man would hit the Face Thief with everything he had at max output. He caused considerable damage to the demon and the Face Thief would disappear and escape. Kaze would pass the warrior spirit within him to Meredith McCall as she volunteered to walk the path of vengeance with the Masters of Silence.
The current whereabouts of the Face Thief is unknown.
Face Thief was created by Len Kaminski
and Tom Morgan
in 1993 and first appeared in Iron Man Annual # 14.
Powers and Abilities
The Face Thief is a powerful demon that can steal the identities of mortals by killing them and placing their face onto his. The Face Thief has the ability to shapeshift, has superhuman strength and has some magical abilities.