For many, spending $40,000 on elective cosmetic surgery is an absurdly exorbitant price tag, but Marvel fans are a different breed of human. For some hardcore fans who take cosplay to otherworldly levels, it's business as usual. This was the case for Henry (Rodriguez) Damon, whose extreme body modification transformed him into the Marvel supervillain, Red Skull.
The world of extreme body modification is one that many people don't understand, but those who partake in the controversial practice turn heads for better or worse. Some choose to snip their ears for perfect Lord of the Rings elf-approved features, and others strive to look as demonic as possible. Their reasons are always different, but they're usually rooted in self-expression.
Overall, people who want to look like fictional characters are nothing new; the world is filled with young girls who'd do just about anything to look like Disney princesses. But it's not every day that someone is so enamored by the likes of an evil Nazi that they cut off their nose to achieve the character's facial structure. So, why did Henry Damon do it? Here's a look inside the mind of a living, breathing Marvel supervillain, who also happens to be a doting father.
Damon Opted To Chop Off His NosePhoto: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP / Getty
Damon Put Several Subdermal Implants In His Forehead And Tattoed His Face Red
Damon Gets His Plastic Surgery From A Medical School DropoutVideo: YouTube
Damon Tattooed His Eyes Black To Achieve His Supervillain Stare
Damon Underwent Psychological Testing Before Committing To Surgery
Red Skull Is Captain America's Nazi Arch-Nemesis