The Mask, also known as Big Head, is the anti-hero/villain protagonist of the Dark Horse comic book series The Mask. In all versions the story initially revolves around a magical mask which gives any wearer limitless power and an altered appearance, characterized by a large set of teeth and a green head. The mask affects the personality of the wearer by removing all personal social inhibitions, causing the wearer to become insane. In the original comic stories, characters who wore the Mask would become dangerous and cruel antiheroes with ultraviolent tendencies, even if this was not the wearer's original intention. When adapted into a film, the violence was toned down to make the Mask only as dangerous as its wearer. In both the 1994 film and animated television show, the main character Stanley Ipkiss was depicted as a benevolent yet mischievous superhero.
The title of the comic book originally referred to the mask itself and not the character it unleashed. In early stories, the character was referred to as Big Head; it was not until the films and television series that the character became known as The Mask.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown. Possibly 3-C
Name: The Mask
Origin: Dark Horse Comics
Powers and Abilities: Reality Warping (wearer of the magical Mask can alter surrounding reality, including ex nihilo object manifestation). Superhuman strength, durability, speed and agility. A cartoon-like (Toon Force) style of reality warping. Flight. Teleportation.
Attack Potency: Unknown. Possibly Galaxy level. Power varies from wearer to wearer, though the strongest ones such as in The Mask: World Tour arc and the semi-canon special Lobo vs The Mask can destroy a galaxy.
Speed: Unknown. At least Supersonic+ (Fast enough to blitz a room full of criminals or police , as well as dodge bullets from point blank range if he wants to), likely higher (He can move and act so fast that it seems like he is appearing in multiple places in one page).
Striking Strength: Varies
Durability: Unknown. Invulnerability to any kind of assault (except removing the Mask)
Stamina: Varies. Some wearers with no apparent training or experience, such as in The Mask Strikes Back, are physically weaker.
Range: Varies (Can range from a city (The Hunt for the Green October) to Planetary)
Standard Equipment: Can conjure almost anything ex nihilo
Intelligence: Highly intelligent but psychopathic
Weaknesses: Varies. The Mask's only weakness is by removing his mask. The most common way, was to trick him into removing the mask.