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Your Top DCU Villains part 4

Written by BubbaKanoosh on Wednesday, November 19 2008 and posted in Features


117. The Reach (6 points)

thereach.jpgAn alien race from which the Blue Beetle Scarab originated. They travel the universe, deploying scarabs to planets and using the data received to take them over.

The Reach made themselves known to the newest Blue Beetle, Jamie Reyes.They are am alien race that travels from world to world, injecting various schemes to take them over. They attempted to seem friendly, but Jamie saw past that.

The group recently tried to gain favor of Sinestro by combining one of his rings with one of their own scarabs in Peacemaker to create THE INFILTRATOR, but the creation was dismantled by Blue Beetle and a Green Lantern.

Another ploy that was recently uncovered by Jamie involved a large number of volcanic cities called World-Ripper Stations. These Stations where located in N-SPACE, a kind of negative space that runs parallel to New Earth.

Early on in the series, he and Guy Gardner caught the Reach putting something into the Antarctic. The ice eventually melted, and a villain named Typhoon discreetly mixed the substance into the air and water while pretending to simply destroy things.

The plan was for this substance to infect the people of New Earth for a hundred years, building up in everyone's systems, making them more agreeable. Then, the stations and the substance where to be pulled into New Earth's reality. The inhabitants of the stations where supposed to attack New Earth, damaging it severely, before the Reach showed up and offered to take everyone as slaves on their planets to save humanity from their dying one. And because of the substance, humanity would have accepted. Blue Beetle destroyed the stations


116. Ultraman (6 points)

After the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the multiverse no longer existed. Many of the Earths had been merged together to form one continuity with heroes from various dimensions now fighting alongside one another. The Crime Syndicate existed now in the antimatter universe of Qward.

This Ultraman was a human astronaut named Lieutenant Clark Kent. After his shuttle crashed, an alien race reconstructed him with powers similar to Superman, though he needs to be near a substance named anti-kryptonite to sustain them. The process is believed to have also twisted his mind.

The Justice League received a call for help from a desperate Alexander Luthor. The only hero in a dark world dominated by the Syndicate and the megalomaniac Ultraman. This Ultraman married Superwoman in their human guises of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, who still had an affair with Owlman despite the risk if Ultraman found out. In fact, it was suggested that he may know.

When the Justice League arrived on their Earth, the Crime Syndicate switched places. Both teams found that they could not succeed in the other universe. Ultraman learned this the hard way when he fought the Martian Manhunter who had remained behind with Aquaman


115. Blackfire (6. Points)

The first child of Queen Luand'r & King Myand'r of Tamaran, Komand'r was a sickly child. Her illness denied her the ability of solar-powered flight and she was deemed unfit to inherit the throne - an honor which would pass to her younger sibling Koriand'r which triggered a lifelong rivalry between the sisters.

At roughly nine years of age, the sisters were sent to the Warlords of Okaara to be trained in the martial arts. Besting her sister in battle, Koriand'r cemented the hatred of Komand'r - prompting her to attempt murder against her sibling. Expelled by the Warlords of Okaara, Komand'r allied herself with the Citadel, aiding them in breaking through Tamaran's defenses. As part of the treaty that followed, Koriand'r was surrendered to the Citadel and enslaved by Komand'r. In captivity, Koriand'r was tortured and humiliated for six years before she, and her sister, were captured by Psions, a race known for their cold-blooded dedication to scientific experimentation.

The Psions conducted experiments to determine the Tamaraneans' maximum abilities to absorb solar energy. During the experiment the Citadel retaliated against the Psions. The Psions fled and the sisters were left to die. The experiment backfired giving Koriand'r the ability to project solar energy through her hands as Starbolts. She used this ability to free her sister and was rewarded with betrayal and imprisonment.

Komand'r also developed an ability to focus solar power into dark Starbolts, becoming the warrior known as Blackfire.



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