Real Name: Daniel Westin
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Scientist; special agent
Affiliations: Walter Carlson (boss), Kate Westin, Klae Corporation
Known Relatives: Dr. Kate Westin (wife)
Aliases: Klae Resourse (codename), The Invisible Man
Base of Operations: Klae Corporation
First Appearance: The Invisible Man (NBC series pilot, 6th May 1975)
Powers/Abilities: Permanently invisible - must wear a life-like mask to pass for normal.
History: Doctor Daniel Westin worked as a scientist for the KLAE corporation, a government thinktank, until the day when a lab accident turned him invisible. Westin, working on a cure, was horrified to discover his bosses were planning on finding military applications for the process, and so he destroyed his lab and all notes connected to the invisibility accident.
After being a fugitive for a brief period, Westin struck up a deal with the government. He went to work for them (and a cowed KLAE corporation), using his powers for them on selected secret missions which he felt were not too morally dubious, in return for using their facilities to try and find a cure. In the meantime plastic surgeon Nicholas Maggio helped him disguise his condition beneath a lifelike "Derma-plex" mask and gloves which both looked and felt like real skin, enhanced by contact lenses, a wig, and caps for his teeth.
Comments: Created by Harve Bennett and Steven Bochco. Played by David McCallum. The show consisted of one pilot and twelve episodes:
The Invisible Man (Pilot)
The Klae Resource
The Fine Art of Diplomacy
Man of Influence
Barnard Wants Out
Go Directly to Jail
Stop When the Red Lights Flash
The Klae Dynasty
An Attempt to Save Face
A novelisation of the original pilot was written by Michael Jahn and released in 1975.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Invisible Man, HG Wells' original who inspired all the rest
The Invisible Man, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Darien Fawkes, a much later Invisible Man
Gemini Man, invisible secret agent whose show was a revamp of Westin's one
The Hollow Man, another invisible scientist who went psychotic
any other many other "Invisible" people
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