Your Top DCU Villains part 16
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by LOLtron » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:37 am75-73.
75. Mr. Nobody (23 Points)
Mr. Nobody's last name is Morden, but his first name is still unknown. He was first introduced in 1964, then again in 1989. He was in one issue of the original Doom Patrol series as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil. He steals Rog, a robot designed by the Chief for lunar exploration.
To explain his absence in the DCU, Grant Morrison wrote a story to explain that Monsieur Mallah and the Brain threatened to kill him if they ever saw him again, so he hid in Paraguay for a long time. He came back into society to undergo experiments by an ex-Nazi scientist that would eventually grant him the ability to drive people insane. Unfortunately, he is driven insane and forms the Brotherhood of Dada recruiting Sleepwalk who has strength when sleepwalking, Frenzy, a Jamaican man who can transform into a cyclone, Fog, who can absorb humans into his being when he is in his gaseous form, and the Quiz, a Japanese woman who has many random, abstract powers. Together, the brotherhood steals a psychoactive painting and uses it to absorb Paris, France and some members of the Doom Patrol. After making a huge mess of the situation, the entire Brotherhood ends up trapped in the painting.
Mr. Nobody escapes the painting with the help of the members of his new Brotherhood. He tried to run for president, but the US Government wouldn't allow it. Instead, they sent John Dandy after him. Dandy killed almost every member including Mr. Nobody who he impaled on a broken pole. Mr. Nobody is now assumed dead.
74. Owlman (23 Points)
Originally, Owlman is an unnamed super intelligent super villain who was created as an evil counterpart to Batman, and is a member of the criminal organization known as the Crime Syndicate of America who originated and operated on the reverse Earth-Three". In some of the pre-Crisis Crime Syndicate appearances, the Earth-Three Owlman also had the ability to briefly control other people's minds, though it is unclear how he acquired this ability. Like the rest of the pre-Crisis Crime Syndicate, the Pre-Crisis Earth-Three Owlman perished during the Crisis on Infinite Earths miniseries at the hands of the Anti-Monitor.
Owlman character was revived (along with his teammates) in the late 1990s for modern DC continuity in the graphic novel JLA: Earth 2. This Owlman was developed to be reflective of the modern readers with a far darker attitude and background than either of the two previous teams. On antimatter Earth, Owlman was now Thomas Wayne, Jr. the older brother of Bruce Wayne who became Batman who in the Pre-Crisis Earth-One reality was also a murderer. In most mainstream DC universes, Batman's origin occurred when young Bruce Wayne was witness to the murder of his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne, and was inspired to devote his life to fighting crime.
In the antimatter universe however, young Bruce was killed along with his mother by a policeman when Thomas Sr. refused to accompany him for questioning. Thomas Jr. escaped the crime scene with the hoodlum Joe Chill, whom he considered his hero and grew up to become Owlman. Equipping himself with a utility belt containing technology and weapons similar to those used by Batman along with possessing a high intellect (devoted to crime rather than serving the law), Owlman became a master criminal and an ally to Boss Gordon (the antimatter Earth's version of James Gordon).
Later he learned that his father Thomas Wayne Sr. was still alive and had become the chief of police in their world's version of Gotham City, gathering a cadre of police officers who did not give in to the rampant corruption which infested their version of Earth. Thomas Jr. blames his father for the deaths of his mother and brother and it is strongly hinted that the main purpose to his criminal career is to punish his father, who is well aware of who he is and is equally determined to destroy his own son.
73. Bane (24 points)
Born to serve the life sentence of his father, Bane's childhood and early adult life was spent behind the walls of Pena Duro, the infamous prison fortress of Santa Prisca.
After more than three decades, Bane was made the subject of experiments of a highly addictive, gene-altering drug called Venom, capable of giving its user tremendous strength in exchange for sanity.
Escaping from Pena Duro, he made for Gotham City, temporarily disabling Batman and taking over the Gotham underworld, proving the merits of his name, Bane.
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