The Justice League has faced off against many fearsome foes over the years, but Prometheus is one of the few villains who managed to best the DC Universe"s premier super-team singlehandedly. While his initial attaông chồng on the team was an astounding success, the menacing villain suffered a series of embarrassing defeats that almost made hyên the laughing stoông chồng of the DC Universe. Despite that, Prometheus rose again as a terrifying villain years later in one of the most infamous Justice League stories ever.
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Created by Grant Morrison & Arnie Jorgensen in 1998"s New Year"s Evil: Prometheus #1, the masked villain was introduced lớn be something of an inverse khổng lồ Batman và Green Lantern. The unnamed antagonist was the son of two notorious serial killers who cut a bloody, murderous path across the United States before being gunned down by the authorities before his eyes.Continue scrolling to keep reading Click the button below khổng lồ start this article in quiông xã view. Start now advertising Traumatized by the experience and swearing revenge against all those that would pursue justice, the boy uses his parents" accumulated ill-gotten wealth from their multiple killing sprees khổng lồ travel the world & receive sầu masterclass training before discovering a reclusive sầu monastic order within the Himalayas that worships evil itself. Learning that their monastery is secretly built within an alien spaceship with a portal khổng lồ a pocket dimension, the young man kills the alien cult leader & gains access khổng lồ the dimension while using his training và the advanced extraterrestrial công nghệ khổng lồ create his villainous persomãng cầu as Prometheus.
Prometheus was initially successful in singlehandedly taking down the Justice League with his recorded data but Catwoman -- who had secretly infiltrated the team separately -- was able to lớn stop hlặng with a well-placed craông xã of her bullwhip. A few years later, Prometheus" rematch against the team similarly went awry for the intimidating villain when Batman was able khổng lồ override Prometheus" helmet with a new program left him paralyzed.
While the true Prometheus recovered, a replacement villain named Chad Gratê mê replaced him; Građam mê had been Prometheus" secret apprentice. Initially presented as the same villain that had antagonized the Justice League, this character was established as a thoroughly incompetent version of the antagonist. After being soundly defeated by Green Arrow, Gramê mệt is approached by Hush but rejected for his embarrassing ineffectiveness, fully reducing this once-intimidating villain lớn a running joke.
At the start of James Robinson và Mauro Cascioli"s Justice League: Cry for Justice, the creative sầu team retconned the Prometheus that had appeared following his confrontation with Batman to be a new character named Chad Građam mê, who merely the original Prometheus" understudy. Having recovered his physical faculties, the annoyed original Prometheus murdered his one-time protege before turning his full attention to lớn Green Arrow for defeating Gramê mẩn. After maiming Roy Harper, Prometheus mix off a bomb in Star City killing hundreds of civilians -- including Roy"s young daughter. Despite escaping baông chồng khổng lồ his pocket dimension, Green Arrow catches up to lớn the villain & murders hyên while keeping his death a secret from his friends.
Prometheus was introduced as one of the greathử nghiệm threats the Justice League had ever known before he was reduced to being a villain who was too pathetic lớn team up with Hush or stop individual heroes. Sensing the character"s meteoric fall from grace, DC gave sầu Prometheus a last hurrah as Green Arrow"s most personal enemy yet, which caused Oliver Queen lớn cross the moral line và killing hyên ổn as a final send-off to lớn the devious, deadly antagonist. But in addition lớn rebuilding his supervillain credentials, this also made hyên a part of Green Arrow"s rogues" gallery, which likely led lớn his Arrowverse debut.