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Aliases
Bizarro Superman; Bizarro No. 1; Superman

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Height
6' 9"

Weight
345 lbs (157 kg)

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Bizarro has white skin, unkempt hair, poor hygiene and disproportionate physical features. Linguistically, Bizarro speaks in complete opposition to his thoughts, or for that matter, any commonly accepted sense of logic. His pattern is consistant however, in that everything he says is actually the negated form of his intended thought. When greeting someone, Bizarro will say "Good-bye" rather than "Hello". When complimenting someone, he will usually say something insulting like "Batzarro am world's worst detective", etc. In recent times, Bizarro seems to have forsaken his negated speaking abnormalities, though he still appears to be of sub-standard intellect. This is due to the manipulations of criminal mastermind Lex Luthor.

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History

This creature is actually the third being to assume the name of Bizarro. The first was a failed clone of Superman developed by Lex Luthor and a scientist named Doctor Teng. The second Bizarro was another failed clone developed during a time when Luthor was himself dying from a genetically engineered clone plague. This Bizarro however, has nothing at all to do with Lex Luthor.

A few years ago, the Joker managed to acquire for himself the 5th dimensional powers of Mister Mxyzptlk. With this power, he declared himself Emperor and created his own insane version of Superman. Bizarro was intended to imitate the role of Superman, but with the Joker's best interests at heart.

The creature is subsequently captured by the Pokolistanian dictator General Zod, and tortured, apparently just for the pleasure of beating someone who resembles Superman.

After escaping from Pokolistan with Superman's help, Bizarro recreates his Jokerworld headquarters, the Graveyard of Solitude, and at erratic intervals emerges to "help" or hinder Superman; the decision as to which being seemingly random, and the same amount of trouble caused either way.

Bizarro was later invited to join the Secret Society of Supervillains. Bizarro challenges Zoom to a race, due to Bizarro's complicated speech patterns, neither Zoom nor Cheetah are sure which end result of the race would convince Bizarro to join. The two race across the planet, Bizarro's erratic zig-zag path a point of contention with Zoom. When Zoom insults and threatens Bizarro, he is convinced that Zoom is his friend and joins. While with the Society, Bizarro kills the Human Bomb, commenting that he likes the flashes of light that the Bomb's powers produce.

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One Year Later

One year later after the events of the Infinite Crisis, Bizarro was held captive by Lex Luthor and has been watching television in a small room for thirteen months. As a result, he is better informed than before.

Afterwards Bizarro left Earth to create a home for himself. After creating a cube shaped planet, filled with abstract versions of various buildings and locations on Earth, Bizarro found himself still lonely. He finds that, under the power of a blue sun, he gained a new ability called "Bizarro Vision". He uses his new ability to populate the planet with Bizarros, starting with a Bizarro Lois, that feared and hated him. Attempting to find answers Bizarro abducts Jonathan Kent and Superman follows in pursuit. With Superman's help, he becomes the new Bizarro World's greatest hero.

Adventures in Space

Sometime later Bizarro mysteriously wound up on Throneworld; Home of Prince Gavyn. In fifteen minutes of confusion, a angry Bizarro defeated half of Throneworld's Imperial Guard before Gavyn stopped Bizarro by befriending him. Gavyn kept Bizarro sedated with food and cartoons until Adam Strange, having learned from the Weird of Bizarro's presence on Throneworld, teleported the two to Hardcore Station to aid his overpowered allies. Bizarro became embroiled in the war between Rann, Thanagar, Lady Styx, and Synnar.

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Powers and Abilities

Powers

Superhuman strength: The exact range of Bizarro's strength has never been measured, but it widely accepted that he is as strong as, if not stronger than Superman. (When angry or threatened, he has demonstrated to be much stronger than Superman, just like the two previous Bizarro's, but this could be due to him not holding back at all). As he is clone of Superman it is generally accepted that Bizarro is sufficiently strong to lift 100 tons with minimal effort.
Superhuman speed: Bizarre possesses superhuman speed and reflexes that allow him to dodge projectiles, he is able to reach high speeds on foot , he has been stated as drawing tie with Zoom something the flash couldn’t even achieve. ,
Invulnerability: A living juggernaut, Bizarro is impervious to most forms of physical force. He can even survive in the vacuum of outer space without restriction or undue discomfort. Sufficient enough force however, could eventually wear Bizarro down. To date, nothing has been shown which can cause Bizarro permanent injury.
Self-sustenance: Whereas Superman relies upon solar radiation in order to tap into his super-powers, Bizarro requires no such external assistance. He does not need to eat or drink, and can function for an indeterminate amount of time without the need of rest.
Flight: Bizarro can fly under his own willpower without the aid of external assistance. The exact nature of this ability is unknown. Bizarro's top speed while flying is on pars with Superman's and should be enough for him to reach speeds of light .
Arctic vision: Bizarro can produce beams of concentrated cold from his eyes. The beams maintain subzero degrees of temperature enabling Bizarro to freeze solid objects within his scope of vision. The range of this ability is unknown. This power serves as an analog to Superman's heat-vision.
Flame-breath: Bizarro can produce super-heated plasma from his mouth, which he uses to ignite combustible materials within a specified radius. The range of this ability is unknown. This power serves as an analog to Superman’s Arctic Breath.
Bio-Fission: While operating within an environment under a blue sun, Bizarro gains the ability to replicate new lifeforms from his own body mass. Using this power, Bizarro populated a cube-shaped planetoid that has become colloquially known as "Bizarro World".
Known Abilities: Through no fault of his own, Bizarro manages to confuse and confound opponents due to his backwards mental processes and lack of basic common sense. Even when an adversary believes that they have figured out how Bizarro thinks, the creature will often find a means of proving them wrong. In most instances, Bizarro's foes give him more intellectual credit than he likely deserves.

Strength level

Class 100+ ; Bizarro is able to easily lift in excess of 100 tons .

Weaknesses

Blue Kryptonite has proven to be fatal to Bizarro. Exposure to blue Kryptonite radiation drains away Bizarro's strength, and prolonged exposure will ultimately kill him.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Bizarro wears a chain around his neck with a stone medallion that reads, "Bizarro No. 1" (the second "R" in Bizarro's name is reversed). Ironically, this version of the Bizarro is the third being to assume such a name since Crisis on Infinite Earths. In Bizarro-logic however, declaring himself No. 1 makes perfect sense.

Transportation

Self-powered flight

Appearances in Other Media

This version of Bizarro made his small-screen debut in the 1996 television series, Superman: The Animated Series. Voiced by Superman actor Tim Daly, he first appeared in the Season Two episode "Identity Crisis" (not to be confused with the DC Comics Identity Crisis storyline). Bizarro later re-emerged as a member of Lex Luthor's Injustice Gang in the Justice League animated series (again voiced by Superman's voice actor, this time George Newbern). Like many of his contemporaries, Bizarro made follow-up appearances when the program changed its name and format to Justice League Unlimited. After several adventures, Luthor ultimately performed brain surgery on Bizarro, making him subservient to Lex Luthor's influence. This permutation is similar to events which transpired in 2007 in Action Comics #845.

Bizarro appeared in Superman 64 and Superman: Man of Steel as a supervillain.

Bizarro also appears as a villain and playable character in the Superman Returns video game. Bizarro is only playable for a short period of time and during that time you have to cause as much damage that's indicated on the screen. A cheat code exists for the Superman Returns Two-Disc DVD which allows you to play as him for an unlimited period of time.

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