Legion of Doom Team Member
|Base:|| Hall of Doom |
Hall of Injustice (located in Bizarro Metropolis)
|Affiliations:|| The Legion of Doom |
Bizarro Super Powers Team
|Abilities:||Same as Superman|
|Voiced/Played:|| Bill Calloway|
Danny Dark (Bizarro #1)
In the mid to late 70's, Bizarro was a member of the Legion of Doom. At that time, he seemed to be quite evil, and cunning although this was likely due to the fact that he was being influenced by the bad association of the other Legion members.
By the early 80's, Bizarro often referred to himself as Bizarro # 1, since he is the first of his kind.
He soon decides that he wants to become a superhero. And he forms the Bizarro Super Powers Team. His base of operations is the Hall of Injustice, located on the Bizarro World in Bizarro Metropolis. During this time, He often proved to be more of a menace than anything else, since he was so stupid that even though he tried doing good things, it always turned out bad!
He is an imperfect duplicate of Superman who is clumsy, dim-witted and thinks somewhat like a child. He uses very childish speech patterns.
His suit is practically identical to Superman's except that the 'S' (shield) on the chest is backwards.
On the paralell-universe of Earth-One, criminal mastermind Lex Luthor once acquired the designs for a Duplicator Ray first envisioned by a scientist named Professor Dalton. Modifying the device, Luthor intended on using it to create a super-strong clone of his nemesis, Superman; a mindless slave who would obey Luthor's every command. However, the duplication process failed, and resulted in the creation of an imperfect duplicate of Superman. This artificial being, later began to refer to itself as Bizarro. Luthor is forgotten as Bizarro attempts to emulate Superman, creating havoc in the city of Metropolis and almost exposing Superman's secret identity as Clark Kent. When Bizarro falls in love with reporter Lois Lane, she uses the duplicating ray on herself to create a "Bizarro Lois", who is instantly attracted to Bizarro. The Bizarros leave Earth together, determined to find a home where they can be themselves.
Superman encounters the couple once again, discovering that Bizarro - now called Bizarro #1; has used a version of the duplication ray to create an entire world of Bizarros, who now reside on a square-shaped planet called "Htrae" (Earth spelled backwards).
- Vast Super Strength
- Super Speed
- Heightened senses
- Various vision based powers
- Ice Breath
Blue Kryptonite: Bizarros based on Superman are susceptible to the effects of Blue Kryptonite. This form of Kryptonite robs a Superman Bizarro of its superhuman talents and prolonged exposure is ultimately fatal. Bizarros based on other heroes are unaffected by Blue Kryptonite (Adventure Comics Vol 1 290).
Legion of Doom Team Members
- Bizarro first appeared in Action Comics, Vol. 1 #254 (July, 1959).
- Bizarro #1 and Bizarro from Season 3, The Challenge of the SuperFriends look nothing alike.
- It is confirmed in the 1983 short; Video Victims that they are in fact the same person. No explanation was given for the change in look and personality.
- Although Bizarro No. 1 is the most famous of all related characters, he is not in fact the first Bizarro. In November of 1958, writer Otto Binder introduced a Bizarro character who functioned as an imperfect duplicate of the Earth-One Superboy. This creature was the product of a scientist named Professor Dalton and was destroyed after making only one appearance.
- Bizarro at Don Markstein's Toonpedia
- Pre-Crisis Bizarro at Supermaniac
- Bizarro at wikipedia.org
- The Bizarro Disambiguation page at the DC Database
Appearances in Other Media
- ↑ Bill Calloway provided the voice of Bizarro for most of the character's appearances, all but one episode.
- ↑ Jacques Frantz provided the voice of Bizarro on the French dub of the Super Friends.
- ↑ Conroy, Mike. 500 Comicbook Villains, Collins & Brown, 2004.
- ↑ As revealed in Action Comics, Vol. 1 #254 (July, 1959) and #255 (August, 1959), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Action Comics, Vol. 1 #263 (April, 1960) and #254 (May, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ Go to DC Database for more on Action Comics, Vol. 1 #254 (July, 1959).
- ↑ As revealed in Superboy, Vol. 1 #68 (November, 1958), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ Superboy, Vol. 1 #68 (November, 1958) can also be found at Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics.