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Mark Richards, a.k.a. the Tattooed Man, was a former villain.

He had checked himself into Sanctuary, a safe haven for heroes suffering from trauma and mental health issues. When a mysterious force that affected a fellow patient went into distress and lost control of his powers, Richards and others who had approached out of concern for the patient's wellbeing were fatally wounded and died at the scene.[1]


  • Body Art Animation: By using an unknown process known as sin-grafting, Mark has what he says are the sins of the men he had killed. He further states by placing the tattoos on his body he redeems those he has killed. The tattoo's peal themselves off his skin by force of his will and then he can mentally direct them in any way he sees fit.



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