Here we meet Peyton Westlake, a scientist who is creating a type of artificial skin for burn victims. The only problem with this type of skin that once exposed in the light, it collapses all together in ninety-nine minutes. However, late one night, a group of thugs break into Peyton's lab. They destroy his lab and leave Peyton for dead in the explosion. However, Peyton survives but is hideous burned and scarred. Once Peyton is taken to a hospital, Peyton is given a drastic treatment which he no longer feels pain which doubles his strength however it effects his moods and mental state by his anger and loneliness. Once he escapes from the hospital, he begins his vengeance on those who nearly kill him. Thus, Peyton becomes Darkman. In these three films, Darkman tries to stop those who perform crimes in the city while trying to protect the innocent by using his artificial skin to fool his enemies.