Saved by Superman, he came to view the Man of Steel as a savior and became a minister of a church devoted to him. When Superman tried to correct this misguided view, William came to see him instead as a demon whose failure led to Kansas' destruction. Empowered by the cosmic beings known as the Quintessence, Gog has traveled across the dimensions of Hypertime , slaying versions of Superman wherever he finds them.
An all-powerful force of nature whose purpose is destroying galaxies, planning to create a new universe. Eventually, Superman, Steel, and Darkseid stopped Imperiex by using Doomsday as an ally, along with a powerful weapon called the Entropy Aegis. A nationwide organized crime syndicate armed with weapons supplied in part by Darkseid, led by Bruno Mannheim. Jax-Ur was an amoral and criminally deviant scientist on the planet Krypton. He was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone for destroying Wegthor, one of the Krypton's inhabited population: moons while experimenting with a nuclear warhead-equipped rocket.
Jax-Ur's intention was to launch and test-fire it against a passing space rock. If this test proved successful, Jax-Ur would then commence the build-up of a massive personal nuclear arsenal with which he would overthrow the Kryptonian government and place the entire planet under his dominion in the World of Krypton miniseries, he is shown test-launching a nuclear missile, intended to destroy a space rock, but a collision with a spaceship piloted by Jor-El sent it off-course. Because of this, space travel was forbidden.
He calls himself "the worst criminal in the Phantom Zone". His sentence for his act of mass murder is life imprisonment. In his first appearance, he managed to escape from the Phantom Zone and posed as a super-powered version of Jonathan Kent. Superboy eventually sent Jax-Ur back to the Phantom Zone. Most of his later Silver Age appearances show him in his ghostly Phantom Zone form. Jax-Ur did not appear after the Crisis on Infinite Earths for some time, as until the recent appearance of Supergirl there was a rule that no Kryptonians survived except Superman.
However, in one story he shows some honour, as he is released to help Superman defeat a criminal who caused Krypton's destruction and allows himself to be sent back.
He is one of the criminals unleashed from the Phantom Zone by Zod. In the current continuity, Jax-Ur destroyed Krypton's moon during an attempt at interstellar space travel.
When the moon was destroyed, Brainiac became aware of Krypton and attacked Kandor, killing millions and shrinking the city, then placing it into a bottle. Jax-Ur subsequently became the first prisoner banished to the Phantom Zone. Jax-Ur is shown to be of the Science Guild, is bald and has one eye.
He is part of General Zod's sleeper agents on Earth. He is currently employed by S. Labs as a scientist. He was portrayed more like Zod, a military genius who had attempted to overthrow the Science Council. His co-conspirator, and possible lover, is a beautiful Kryptonian female with long white hair named Mala based on Ursa and Faora. A teenage delinquent who passed through a cloud of kryptonite and gained superpowers. Originally known as the Kryptonite Kid, he changed his name to the Kryptonite Man after reaching adulthood.
A clone of Superman mutated by Kryptonite exposure created by Simyan and Mokkari. An energy being formed from the latent energy of Major Force combining with the energy from the kryptonite meteor that Captain Atom sacrificed himself to keep it from destroying the Earth.
This being could hop between bodies, taking a body over and emanate kryptonite radiation. A scientist looking for a way to turn kryptonite into a fuel source; he arrogantly ignores any dangers and is turned into the Kryptonite Man. Superman 's archenemy , and the consummate evil genius. He continues to play different roles in various Superman comics and media. In his classic Silver Age incarnation, Lex Luthor and Superman were once friends, but a lab accident indirectly caused by Superman then Superboy caused Lex's hair to fall out completely.
This event causes Luthor to snap and become a dangerous criminal who plots the destruction of Superman. A bounty hunter , the last member of the alien Czarnian race. Former mercenary John Corben was transformed into a powerful cyborg with a heart made out of kryptonite. He seeks to use this power source as the instrument of Superman's downfall.
DC Comics Presents 27 November Ruler of the gladiatorial planet Warworld , Mongul's strength rivals that of Superman and he has often attempted to break the Man of Steel. He was slain by the demon Neron. Mongul's son who has since taken up the mantle, as has his daughter Mongal. A corrupt corporate executive, he tried to take control of Intergang and organized the Post- Crisis iteration of the Superman Revenge Squad.
An imp from the Fifth Dimension, Mr. Mxyzptlk possesses nigh-limitless reality-bending powers, which he often uses to pose challenges to Superman for his own amusement. Raymond Maxwell Jensen is a worker at a research plant that stumbles upon waste collected by Superman and is transformed into a purple-skinned monster that lives off the energy of others. Firestorm the Nuclear Man 58 April Rudy Jones, a S.
Labs janitor, is manipulated by Darkseid into a similar situation that created the original Parasite becoming like him, becoming green-skinned however his skin eventually became purple, like the original Parasite, due to attempts by doctors to cure his condition. Pre- Crisis , these were Kryptonian criminals exiled to a border continuum called the "Phantom Zone", discovered by Superman's father, in which they only existed in a ghostlike form; this allowed them to survive the destruction of Krypton.
Various such criminals would sometimes escape and attack Superman.
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Oswald Hubert Loomis, the Prankster, was a criminal; his particular gimmick was the use of various practical jokes and gags in committing his crimes. In the early s, he began using high-tech weaponry. Emil Hamilton, a mad scientist from S. Labs ; he spent years as Superman's ally, but he later turned to evil and joined the Secret Society of Super Villains.
A Gaelic woman trapped in a Limbo for decades by magic after she was double-crossed by a clan chief, then emerged with magic powers and vowed to track down his descendants for revenge.
Her scream drains the life out of others. Clark Kent was born on a parallel world that was destroyed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths , Superboy-Prime was trapped outside time for decades. However, his faith in Earth's heroes was destroyed by decades of their mistakes, and he emerged from a pocket dimension to try to replace Superman. An interstellar outlaw; Tobias "Toby" Manning committing crimes to carry the legend of the Wild West outlaw across the stars.
Terra-Man was noted for using futuristic weapons modeled after those used in the Old West as well as riding an Arguvian space steed a type of alien winged horse named Nova. Terra-Man spoke in an exaggerated "cowboy" drawl with liberal use of Old West slang and colloquialisms, lending a humorous air to his deadly activities. A colossal ape with kryptonite vision. Post- Crisis , he was a test monkey transformed by a genetic experiment gone awry. The Toyman Winslow Percival Schott uses toy-based or toy-themed devices and gimmicks in his various crimes. The Toyman's weapons, while sometimes comical, are also very dangerous.
The Toyman first appeared in animated form on Challenge of the Superfriends , as part of the archvillain supergroup the Legion of Doom, where he donned a jester's outfit. Toyman was a recurring villain in Superman: The Animated Series , where he wore an overgrown fiberglass child's head with a creepy, blank expression on it over his own head. The Toyman also appears in seasons 8 and 9 of Smallville as an overweight technogeek trying to destroy Luthorcorp and the Daily Planet in attempts to kill Oliver Queen , who had fired Winslow from Queen Industries.
He was designed to be the polar opposite of the Man of Steel: while Superman is a hero with superhuman strength, Ultra-Humanite is a criminal mastermind who has a crippled body but a highly advanced intellect. The Ultra-Humanite was thus retired for several decades only to return with Superman Earth-Two and the Justice Society of America the targets of his machinations. The Ultra-Humanite has developed a process of transplanting his mind into different bodies, first doing this with actress Dolores Winters when he was nearly killed, most famously with an albino ape, and also with Johnny Thunder.
Justice League of America 29 August An evil counterpart of Superman from an alternate Earth, Ultraman possesses powers similar to Superman's. Ultraman's power source is through exposure to kryptonite while the Earth's yellow sun weakens him. Ultraman is the leader of the Crime Syndicate of America , a villainous version of the Justice League native to his universe. His power levels are equal to or greater than Superman's as long as his exposure to kryptonite is maintained; if he does not regularly consume it, his strength will decrease.
If he is exposed to yellow sunlight for too long, his powers fade away altogether. Disembodied intelligence inhabiting super-powered costume, pursued by similar entity Enforcer NZ-2, attempted to possess Superman.
A godlike entity from the Phantom Zone that is created from the fusion of millions of souls. Cary Richards is a young child neighbor of Clark and Lois who uses a wheelchair. He made a deal with the demon Lord Satanis to gain psionic powers, subconsciously becoming a stereotypical macho s supervillain musclebound, wearing leather with metal spikes, spouting profanities, chewing a cigar named Adversary that wanted to develop a reputation defeating Superman in a similar fashion as Doomsday.
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Corrupt politician who forces publisher Zachary Collum to sell the Morning Pictorial to him to help him take over the city. He uses it to lie about his enemies, and when Daily Planet Publisher Burt Mason refuses to stop a story by Clark Kent about his lies and will not sell the paper he declares war against the Planet. His men attack delivery trucks, steal papers and attack those selling them, but Superman helps the Planet and stops the thugs.
Knowing Superman is fond of Lois, he calls her to say Clark has been badly injured and is calling for Lois at Bentley Hospital. When she gets to the hospital she is kidnapped, although Superman follows. Bentley sets the place on fire, despite two of his gang members being in there, but Superman escapes, rescues the gangsters and stops Evel's car.
Bentley says that he will not talk, but the thugs say that they will to get even with him. Superman leaves them at a police station, Collum gets his paper back and Evell goes to prison. Amalak . Alien bounty hunter whose planet was once conquered by Krypton during an imperial phase of its history. His people wiped out by Admiral Zod, Amalak dedicated his life to eradicating all Kryptonian life from existence.
Amazing Grace. The Brave and the Bold 30 June An android with powers similar to those of the Parasite, except that he duplicates their abilities instead of absorbing them.