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Omar Karindu

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TJ Burns

Subj: Re: Validus (ancient spoilers that likely are no longer true)
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 12:03:43 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Validus (ancient spoilers that likely are no longer true)
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 at 05:10:43 pm EDT

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> > > I bought Brave and the Bold #3, and would like some clarification about Validus. He's shown using some kind of energy blast, but I don't remember him having anything like that in JLU. In fact, the cartoon seemed to have him as some kind of robot, but the comic referred to him as a 'man-child.' Since I know very little about the Fatal Five, could someone tell me what Validus is, and what his powers are?
> >
> > From Wikipedia.com:
> > "Valdius possesses incalculable superhuman strength, enabling him to easily overpower even the Silver Age Superboy; in fact, it took the combined strengths of Kryptonian-level heroes Superboy, Mon-El, and Ultra Boy to overpower him. In addition, he could fire energy bolts known as 'mental lightning', which were powerful enough to incapacitate a Kryptonian or Daxamite with a single hit. He was also invulnerable to telepathy."
>
> There's not much more I can add to that other than to say that Validus was a real powerhouse who was in the same league as pre-crisis Darkseid and Mongul.

Pre-CRISIS it turned out Validus was the end result of what Darkseid did as revenge for his defeat by the Legion... he took Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl's child and mutated him into the horrid man-beast.


TJB

> > > > I bought Brave and the Bold #3, and would like some clarification about Validus. He's shown using some kind of energy blast, but I don't remember him having anything like that in JLU. In fact, the cartoon seemed to have him as some kind of robot, but the comic referred to him as a 'man-child.' Since I know very little about the Fatal Five, could someone tell me what Validus is, and what his powers are?
> > >
> > > From Wikipedia.com:
> > > "Valdius possesses incalculable superhuman strength, enabling him to easily overpower even the Silver Age Superboy; in fact, it took the combined strengths of Kryptonian-level heroes Superboy, Mon-El, and Ultra Boy to overpower him. In addition, he could fire energy bolts known as 'mental lightning', which were powerful enough to incapacitate a Kryptonian or Daxamite with a single hit. He was also invulnerable to telepathy."
> >
> > There's not much more I can add to that other than to say that Validus was a real powerhouse who was in the same league as pre-crisis Darkseid and Mongul.
>
> Pre-CRISIS it turned out Validus was the end result of what Darkseid did as revenge for his defeat by the Legion... he took Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl's child and mutated him into the horrid man-beast.
>
>
> TJB

Post-Zero Hour he was simply a genegineered being meant to oppose the Sun-Eater.

- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It
displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

"It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey


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