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Rip Hunter

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Real Name
Unknown (Rip Hunter keeps his true identity a secret to prevent time travelers from going back in time to kill him before he becomes a time traveler himself)
Current Alias


Formerly leader of the Time Masters; former member of the Forgotten Heroes


Base Of Operations




Time Traveler


Place of Birth

First appearance



Rip Hunter was an ordinary man who used his Time-Sphere to travel through time. Aided by his friend Jeff Smith, girlfriend Bonnie Baxter, and Bonnie's kid brother Corky, they had many adventures in time.

After falling from the public consciousness, Hunter and his team traveled to the dawn of time where they encountered a mysterious yellow pyramid. It aged them many years before returning them to the present. Shortly thereafter, Hunter was recruited by the Immortal Man as part of his team of "Forgotten Heroes." With Superman's help, they were able to destroy the mysterious pyramids and stave off an alien invasion. [1]

The Forgotten Heroes stayed together as a group until the Immortal Man was killed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. During that event, Hunter helped the heroes of the Multiverse again travel to the dawn of time where they faced off against the Anti-Monitor. The battle effectively destroyed the Multiverse, creating the single reality of New Earth.

Hunter reunited with some of his Forgotten Heroes teammates, as well as cosmic heroes Adam Strange and Captain Comet, in a quest to defeat the Anti-Monitor once and for all. With the help of Brainiac, they journeyed to Apokolips, where the tyrant Darkseid used his advanced science to peer into the Anti-Matter universe and aid Alex Luthor, Superman, and Superboy-Prime in the ultimate destruction of the Anti-Monitor. With the Anti-Monitor dead, Luthor, Superman, and Superboy-Prime sealed themselves in a protective "heaven" dimension, and Darkseid sent the heores back to earth. [2]

As the final effects of the Crisis took hold, Hunter discovered that he was now a man out of time without a home. No one remembered that he had existed. Even his old time traveling teammates had no memory of the Pre-Crisis world. Rip himself had been replaced with a new Post-Crisis doppelganger, also a master of time travel.

Powers and Abilities



  • Temporal Mechanics: Rip Hunter is an expert in the field of temporal mechanics, quantum theory and the relationship between energy and matter as it pertains to the Space/Time continuum.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Although Rip prefers the solitude of a laboratory, he has also trained himself in martial combat.

    Strength level

Average: Rip possesses the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engages in moderate regular exercise.



Time Sphere


  • This version of Ripley Hunter (Earth-One), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series and is now considered apocryphal.

See Also

Links and References

  • Rip Hunter at Toonopedia
  • The Unofficial Rip Hunter... Time Master Web Site
  • Rip Hunter at DCUGuide


  1. Action Comics 552-554 (Feb-Apr 1984)
  2. Crisis on Infinite Earths #11

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