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Your Top DCU Villains part 26

Written by BubbaKanoosh on Thursday, November 27 2008 and posted in Features

perdegaton.jpg44. Per Degaton (45 points)

In 1942, a group called time Trust was working on a project so that try could go into the future and retrieve a bomb-proof shield to help fight World War II. At this time Per Degaton becomes obsessed with time travel, making his goal to one day travel in time. However, when the Justice Society went 500 years into the future and retrieved a formula to make the bomb proof shield, Per Degaton was so jealous he sabotages the formula and quits Time Trust. He then joined another secret science department called Project M, where he meets Mekanique, a time traveling robot. Together they try to take over the All-Star Squadron, but are defeated by the Young All-Stars. During the battle Mekanique's body is destroyed, however Per Degaton salvages her head, which he carries around with him and eventually falls in love with.

In 1947 Degaton, Professor Malachi Zee, a former member of the Time Trust, and Mechanique together create a time machine. Trying to steal the machine, Degaton shoots Zee who falls into the machine, sending Degaton 40 years into the future. Mekanique suggests that they wait for the machine to reappear, but this idea drives Degaton into a lunatic rage. He buries Mekanique’s head, and heads on his own journey. Per Degaton joins the Injustice Society of the World and fought the Justice Society. He leads an army of prison escapees in an assault on Washington D.C. but is defeated by the JSA and spends the next 30 years in prison.

When he gets out, he joins his old Injustice Society partner rain Wave and together they try to destroy the JSA but again fail and Per Degaton is sent to jail for 10 years.

When he his released he builds Mechanique and together they fight Infinity Inc. Suddenly, Dr. Zee's time machine appeases with a 1947 Degaton and Zee, who is dying from a bullet. The paradox of two Degatons in one place destroyed the older Degaton. Mechanique, not wanting to be betrayed again, killed the younger Degaton as well as herself.

Even though Degaton is dead, because he is a time traveler he can still show up at any time. When Zee died, Degaton stole his devices. While his history is his main history, each time he appears it is called a Chronal Duplicate. Each Chronal Duplicatehas had different powers at times. Some could see into the future and others could turn intangible. Each was very tactical and could lead anybody into battle.


43. Hush (47 points - 2 first place slots)

A childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, Tommy Elliot already had a devious criminal mind. Arranging for his wealthy parents to die in an automobile accident, Elliot's plan to inherit their wealth came to naught when his mother survived with the medical intervention of Dr. Thomas Wayne.
Years later Edward Nigma, better known as the Riddler, sought help curing his cancer from Dr. Elliot, who was now practicing medicine in Philadelphia. Unable to find a cure through conventional means, the Riddler sought out and used a Lazarus Pit, which he learned were used by Rās al Ghūl to prolong his life and cure his wounds. During the healing process Riddler had an apparent moment of clarity and he discovered that only Bruce Wayne could be the Batman.

Returning to the United States, Riddler offered the cure for cancer to Dr. Elliot, whose mother was suffering from the disease as well. Obviously Dr. Elliot did care to cure a woman he attempted to kill years before. Apparently in conversation he conveyed his hatred of the Waynes to the Riddler, who knowing Bruce Wayne is Batman offered Elliot a plan for vengeance that would benefit them both.

Recruiting both enemies and allies of the Batman through either rewards and or deceit, Dr. Elliot and the Riddler executed a plan of vengeance to once and all destroy Batman both body and soul, keeping the Dark johnnysorrow.jpgKnight constantly guessing who was the enigmatic Hush.


42. Johnny Sorrow (49 points)

Johnny Sorrow is a failed actor who uses a subspace prototype to gain intangibility powers and commit crimes. After a short career, he is defeated by the Justice Society and thrown into a parallel dimension. However, he is saved by the demonic entity, the King of Tears, who drafts him as his servant and sends him back to Earth. Upon returning, he finds that his face has been so horribly disfigured that anyone who sees him dies. He uses this in addition to his now inborn intangibility powers to continue his life of crime. Eventually, in service to his master, he manages to open a portal which allows the King of Tears to come to Earth. Fortunately, the demon is thwarted by the Spectre. Johnny Sorrow is currently at large and working with the Injustice Society.



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