090) Camouflage

Camouflage – The ability to change the color and appearance of the user’s skin to match their surroundings.  Camouflage is also known as Chameleon Effect, and Dynamic Camouflage.

Literary Critique of Camouflage

Indominus rex has cuttlefish DNA that allows the alteration of skin pigmentation, through the combined efforts of chromatophores and reflective iridophores and leucophores, Indominus rex could blend into the surrounding environment i.e. camouflage.

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Dr. Chameleon can only change the appearance of his skin to match his surroundings just like a chameleon (Forbidden Worlds #93, ACG).

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A space pirate explains alien planetary camouflage to his crew in Tales to Astonish V1 #52.

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Tattoo (Marvel) had chameleon skin which she could use for camouflage.   Tattoo uses her skin to let Slick, a telepath, know that she thinks he is a loser when Tattoo sees Slick’s true form in New X-Men #134.

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A-Bomb (Marvel) demonstrates his ability to blend in the environment in Hulk V2 #13 (Marvel).

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Marshal Law has a camouflage cloak in Toxic! #2 (Apocalypse).

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In real life a camouflage cloak is a very complex set up.

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ChamAlien (Ben 10) can change the color of his skin.

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Doctor Strange (Marvel) meets an extradimensional lifeform that resembles a house (Strange Tales V1 #120).


Astral Stalker – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual III


Batman’s bat suit is photo-reactive in Green Arrow V2 #134.


Camorouge (DC) has a suit that provides camouflage (Green Arrow V2 #94).

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Mere-Lurker – Creature Collection I


Palimpsest – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2


Razor Leaf – Creature Collection III. Savage Bestiary


Fake spaceships in Tales of Suspense V1 #2.

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Hidden spaceship in Strange Tales V1 #113.


The Thing (Marvel) fools the Super-Adaptoid in Fantastic Four V1 #336.

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Ukrudan Stalker – Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie


“I Am the Menace from Outer Space!” – Tales to Astonish #5


Skrulls (Marvel) show that they can use their shape shifting power strategically in Annihilation – Super Skrull #1.

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Rocks hide from a would-be invader in Tales to Astonish V1 #27.


A tree hides from humans in Tales to Astonish V1 #28.


Aliens use fog to hide Earth from evil Mongoors (Marvel) in Tales to Astonish V1 #28.


Rocket Raccoon (Marvel) builds a faux Galactus as camouflage for a robbery in All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (2017).

ABC Warriors – “Hellbringer II” – 2000 AD #965

Cloaker – TSR 2016 Monster Manual II

Elastic Plastic Balloon – Spellbound #18 (Atlas)

Judge Dredd – “Politics” – 2000 AD #656

Lock Lurker – TSR 2145 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 1

A unique disguise in Black Magic #5 (Prize).

Quantum Stealth ArmorAll-Star Batman #7 (2017)

Thermoptic camouflageGhost in the Shell

Valath Hide – Darth Vader #18 (2018)

A fake, booby trapped Krypton was created by Jor-El (DC) to fool aliens in in Superman V1 #189.

A ship made to look like a whale in Superman V1 #53.


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