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Mantis

Source: Forever People v.1 #2; First appearance of Mantis; illustration by Jack Kirby
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Real Name
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Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
Darkseid's elite


Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 4"

Weight
225 lbs (102 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Soldier

Origin
Origin
Bugs of New Genesis

Place of Birth

Creators

First appearance
Last appearance

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History

Mantis is the leader of a colony of humanoid insects that migrated from New Genesis. In return for his fealty Darkseid gifted him with great power. He typically spent time in a power pod recharging his energies but he could also absorb energies sent at him by an opponent such as Green Lantern. Mantis has at times served as Darkseid's lackey and, like many of the denizens of Apokolips, has occasionally risen up against his master.

During a battle with Superman and Orion in Death of the New Gods, he and Kalibak are killed by the Infinity-Man, who was acting as an agent for the Source Wall.[citation needed]

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

God-like strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability capable of absorbing any power source, generate extreme heat, cold and anti-matter. Immortality and flight.

Strength level

Capable of lifting at least 100,000 tons.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Stasis pod

Transportation

Boom Tube

Trivia

  • A Mantis action figure was released in 1985 as part of DC's "Super-Powers" collection.
  • In the Justice League Unlimited animated series, during the Civil War on Apokolips between Granny Goodness and Virman Vunderbarr, Mantis invaded Earth to claim it as his own domain. Superman and Captain Atom fought him and were able to send him back to Apokolips with Superman destroying his Boom Tube. He was later seen in "Alive!", along with Kanto serving as lieutenants for Vunderbar against Goodness and the Female Furies, when Darkseid returns, putting an end to Vunderbar and Goodness' war.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

  • Mantis at Wikipedia
  • Mantis profile at the New Gods Library
  • Mantis profile at Spider-Bob
  • Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe XIV

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