The Twisted Man is the name of several supervillains in the Red Sentinel mythos and enemy of Black Dragon. So far three individuals calling themselves this name have appeared in the series, Adam Killare, Jason Penny and Roderick Rosen. Though differing in appearance, this figure more so represents an idea than a person, an idea that anyone can be corrupted, and driven to kill.
Although differing in appearance in his three incarnations, the Twisted Man is predominately seen hidden during the majority of his stories, only appearing toward the end. A common trait of all three is the noticeable lack of a nose, seemingly cut off, and a twisted warped smile.
Adam Killare (Twisted Man I)Edit
Adam Killare was a former Senator for Megopolis City and had strong ambitions and desire to change the city for the better. However, Killare was disgraced when it was revealed he was having an affair, tarnishing his seemingly perfect image.
Killare was driven into a deep rage, feeling that Stanley Kane, then only a senator himself, had revealed Killare's secret. The truth was, however, that Kane had nothing to do with it, and that Killare had developed schizophrenia, unwittingly informing the public himself, under a different name. This supports the idea that the Twisted Man is merely another personality of Killare's. The ex-senator was arrested several years later for an attempted attack on Kane, now the Deputy Mayor, still believing he was responsible for his downfall. He was sent to Megopolis Penitentiary for attempted murder, and it was here that the Twisted Man persona became truly developed. Killare fashioned a shiv and cut off his nose, and developed a perpetual, warped smile from the Therapist's medicinal gas, provided to the Peniteniary by the aforementioned doctor. When Killare was finally released, any remnant of his original personality was all but gone, the "Twisted Man" had taken complete control.