Intimidating face paint
After the team split up, they both stepped away from using facepaint and each gained a new manager—Warlord being paired up with Slick and Barbarian joining Bobby Heenan.
The Missing Link was a character similar to that of George 'The Animal' Steele—a wild man that needed a handler to bring him to the ring and keep him under control.
Supposedly the beginning of a stable that was to include wrestlers modeled after each of the KISS band members, things did not quite pan out as expected.
Fun Fact: The guy who played the KISS Demon also played another face painted character known as 'The MVP.'The Powers of Pain was a team that consisted of the Warlord (left) and The Barbarian (right). Fuji, who in my opinion was one of the best managers ever, their face paint was fairly generic but nevertheless intimidating.
"The Dark Carnival is our religion," Violent J tells , a box set compiling the entire deck.
This article seeks to redress the balance, by looking at the history of face-painting, from its beginnings in ancient warrior societies through to modern usage.
The history of face-painting dates back thousands of years, and has been used for all manner of purposes: camouflage for hunting, war paint for intimidating the enemy, magical designs for use in religious ceremonies, and, of course, beautification.
Here, J takes us through the entire unlikely journey, sharing the wild stories and wilder symbols behind each card.
It isn't always simple: "If the Dark Carnival and the Juggalos could be explained that easy," he says.
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Early man devised body-painting pigments, such as ochre, long before they started drawing on cave walls.