COMIC-BOOK CREDENTIALS: First appeared in Captain America Comics #1 in 1941 and has since become another iconic Marvel villain that is still cropping up in the pages of Marvel Comics to this very day!
COMIC-BOOK WEAKNESSES: There have been a few 'different' Red Skulls over the years, so sometimes the Red Skull of one comic might not be the Red Skull of another. It can get very confusing!
COMIC-BOOK WEAKNESSES: Political mastermind, quite strong, very intelligent, great at hand-to-hand combat, counts Hitler as a close personal friend.
REASON FOR RECRUITMENT:
The Red Skull is a Nazi and as such he's the sort of fellow that will do his best to win no matter the cost! Red Skull is perfect for the role of 'insurance' as he will complete the mission if the rest of the team fail. He will also act as the clean-up crew member, should Carnage go crazy and disrupte the harmony of the team. Having a twisted, sick, sadistic Nazi on the payroll is essential for completing the Ultimate Super Villain Team-Up and short of having the Devil himself on the team, the Skull represents everything that is truly evil about the world.
POTENTIAL RISK: He doesn't take orders from anyone... which will not go down with Lex Luthor.
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: Very good. Like pretty much everyone else on the team the Skull has cheated death on a number of occasions.
IN EVENT OF DEATH BEFORE MISSION... LIKELIHOOD OF REPLACEMENT WITH DEADPOOL: No way! No one replaces the Red Skull and even if they did it would just be a decoy Skull and not the real Red Skull!