Tony Masters, also known as Taskmaster, possesses the ability to absorb knowledge and instantly replicate the combat skills of anyone he observes. He has used these skills as a teacher to many super villains, henchmen, and even some heroes. In order to clean his record, he started working for the U.S. government as a combat instructor. Due to a set of events, he was ultimately put in as sheriff of the criminal island known as Bagalia. He currently serves as Madame Hydra’s personal bodyguard.
Taskmaster was created by David Michelinie and George Perez and first appeared in Avengers #195.