- These punks need to learn some respect for us in the old guard. Gotham's first made men, the SKELS. Heh. Judson Pierce a.k.a. "SKEL". I like it. It fits.
- — Judson Pierce src
Judson Pierce was a prominent mobster in Gotham City and made millions illegally, bankrupting Roderick Kane in the process. Later, when Roderick's daughter Martha tried to get financial support for Leslie Thompkins' newly opened clinic, Pierce took notice and offered Kane sixty-thousand dollars to walk away, leaving him able to come in and profit from the clinic. Kane refused to leave the clinic, but took Pierce's money as a donation.
Release and Further Incarceration
He enlisted the help of Hellfern again. Unbeknownst to him, the man he tried to kill was not Wayne, but Hush, who was impersonating Wayne at the moment. In Hush's escape, Pierce was doused in some of Hellfern's chemicals. They burned his skin, but strangely enough cured his cancer, also giving him superhuman strength and a sinister skeletal appearance.
Pierce was incarcerated again and regained his crimelord status, taking the name Skel.
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