Metallo (Justice) (DC Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Justice  #3 (February, 2006)
Created by: Alex Ross

In-story information

Alter ego: John Corben
Phonetic: mɛtálo
Translation: Metal
Notable aliases: 
Affiliations: 
Team affiliations: Legion of Doom
Enemies: 
Abilities: 
Base Of Operations: Hall of Doom

Status

Alignment: Bad
Identity Secret: Secret
Race:
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Professional Criminal, former Scientist

Characteristics

Gender: Male
Height:
Weight: 
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
Unusual Features: Latex skin to hide his cybernetic features.

Origin

Origin: Cyborgs
Universe: Justice

History

Origin

Metallo is not entirely a mechanical being nor is he a robot. Cyborg is perhaps a better word. Metallo still has the brain of John Corben. 

Corben was in a terrible accident, one that a scientist, anxious to experiment on a human possibilty beyond what the law would allow, took advantage of. Corben's brain was transplanted into a cybernetic body fueled by uranium. Perhaps the loss of his body was too much for him. Or maybe he was also inclined towards crime. Under the name Metallo, Corben became a criminal. 

But it is not Corben's robotic strength that is a threat to Superman. In time, Corben found a better source of energy than uranium. At the heart of this robot criminal is a piece of Kryptonite, the only mineral capable of killing the last Kryptonian.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Cybernetic Enhancement 
    • Enhanced Strength 
    • Enhanced Speed 
    • Enhanced Stamina 
    • Enhanced Durability

Abilities

  • Science

Strength level

Weaknesses

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Transportation

Weapons

  • Kryptonite Heart
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