Angelo Unuscione was born in Milan, Italy. He later changed his name to Gunther Bain when he came to the United States. Once in America he sought out the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to join them and fought the X-Men alongside the group.
During the battle his powers were enhanced by a shot fired from Beast's gun and because of that he couldn't even eat, and was forced to quit the Brotherhood, for a while. Later, he became a very good friend of the Blob and they teamed up together on various schemes, such as framing the X-Men for robbery, before both mutants went their separate ways.
Unus was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1964 and first appeared in X-Men # 8.
Unus then joined the villainous organization Factor Three fighting the X-Men and later visiting Ogre at their Mt Charteris base. However, shortly after he was captured by Sentinels alongside several others mutants but was later released, after which he joined an incarnation of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. As a member of the Brotherhood, Unus was among their many earlier battles including against the X-Men and Kruger the X-Man, Beast and against the Defenders. When their mutant team member, Alpha The Ultimate Mutant reduced the entire Brotherhood to infancy, Unus was amongst them and kept at Muir Island. When the Brotherhood was reorganized, Unus was among the recruits and fought alongside the group against the Champions. However he left the team disheartened but came in conflict with Hulk, Power Man and Iron Fist.
Not long after, Unus decided to retire from the life of the organized super-villain, deciding to use his talents in less "lofty" ways; he was making a living as a wrestler. At some point, he fathered the Canadian mutant Radius. It is also believed that the Acolyte, Carmella Unuscione is either his daughter or sister, but no official confirmation of this has ever been given.
Coming out of retirement and re-teaming with his friend the Blob, Unus discovered during another fight against the Hulk that his powers were out of control and while battling with Spider-Man Unus lost complete control of his powers, and his force-field became so thick that it repulsed the very oxygen molecules in the air until he passed out. Falling into the Blob's arms, the former believed Unus to be dead. Unus disappeared for many years.
However, Unus reappeared on the decimated island of Genosha traumatized by the devastation and speaking of "ghosts." Usually arrogant and somewhat fearless, due in no small part to his invulnerable force field, he was shaken by apparent "ghosts" being able to pass through it. At some point, he stopped seeing them, and returned to his former hubris.
Unus later formed his own band of mutant rebels (which includes Toad and Paralyzer), trying to survive on the harsh island that had become Genosha.They most commonly had arguments with Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto, and surprisingly never recognized Magneto out of costume. In their first confrontation, the mutant known as Freakshow ends up literally swallowing Unus in order to end the tensions. His powers protected him.
Unus leads Appraiser and Stripmine, two superhuman poachers, to Genosha which caused him to be at odds with all the remaining mutants on the island.
House of M and Second Death
Unus stayed on the island until before the House of M and was de-powered after the events of Decimation.
Unus is later found by Quicksilver on Genosha. Quicksilver granted him his powers back, however in an altered form. The Office of National Emergency soon stepped in and took the mists from Quicksilver and his daughter. Lockjaw managed to teleport Luna and Pietro away before ONE could capture them, leaving a battle between the Inhumans and the re-powered mutants of Genosha. During the battle Unus faced Karnak, who was amazed he could not break Unus' shield. However, Unus' powers soon evolved beyond his control and a pink metallic shell began to form all over his body. Both the Inhumans and the mutants who had regained their powers tried to save Unus' life, but it was too late. As Unus' field began to dissolve, it was discovered that he had died from lack of oxygen.
He has been revived by Eli Bard in an attempt to make Selene into a Goddess.
Powers and abilities
Unus the Untouchable possessed the power to generate a psionic barrier of energy around his body. This energy served to push away or deflect nearby objects. Unus has deflected beams of energy, objects of high mass, objects traveling at high speed and telepathy, including that of Charles Xavier
Earth 295: Age of Apocalypse
Unus in the AOA (also known as Earth-295) was a Prelate in the Infinites. Prelate Unus's appearance was cut short, however, as he was frozen by Iceman and shattered before he could shoot Magnus with plastic bullets.
Unus also appeared briefly within the Ultimate Universe as a member of Magneto's Brotherhood In this version, he had some sort of astral projection powers. In the 3rd volume of The Ultimates, Unus is charged with protecting Magneto's citadel from the Ultimates. His force field deflects blows from Thor, but ultimately, Thor broke through and apparently killed Unus for defying a god.
House of M
In the "House of M", Unus was a lieutenant of Exodus and was eradicating the remaining human population in Australia. However, while tracking several runaway humans he stumbled upon and attempted to destroy a tribe of Aborigines who had adopted the Hulk into their midst. In the ensuing conflict, Unus was severely injured and put in hospital.
In X-Men Noir Angelo Unuscione is a dangerous mob boss known as "Unus the Untouchable".