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Father spends $60K to look like Nazi Supervillain

A comic book enthusiast has spent over $60,000 on plastic surgery – so he can look like a Nazi supervillain.
Red Skull

Red Skull

A comic book enthusiast has spent over $60,000 on plastic surgery – so he can look like a Nazi supervillain.

Henry Rodriguez, who is obsessed with villain Red Skull from Marvel Comics, has spent thousands of dollars on facial modifications to get his desired look.

For seven years, Henry has undergone everything from eyeball tattooing to having facial implants, and even had part of his nose sliced off to achieve his desired look.

It all started when Henry, who has a three year old son, met medical school dropout Emilio Gonzalez.

From there his obsession grew, and Henry did everything he could to get the look he desired.

“I wanted to turn myself into this amazing comic character who I’ve really admired since I was little,” he explained.

“I’ve always been attracted to that unique shape, his extrovert personality and uniqueness.”

But despite going through 130 hours of body mods to reach his final look, Henry says the one thing he doesn’t share with Red Skull is his Nazi beliefs.

Henry now has a forked tongue, amputated nose, and modified ears, as well as several implants under his skin.

But he says so long as his son can accept him, he’s happy.

“If he accepts me and loves me I don’t care about what other people would say.

“We will always be judged…I feel good with myself. That’s the most important thing.”

Red Skull is Captain America’s arch nemesis in Marvel Comics, and is played by Hugo Weaving in the most recent adaptation of the comics.

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