Forgotten and Lesser-Known Villains of The DC Universe

Singularity Jain
FIRST APPEARANCE: GREEN LANTERNS #35 (2017)

A “criminal” lawyer who preys on her unknowing clients by draining the life force of those with negative emotions to make her stronger. She is a foe to the Green Lanterns. Notably, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz.

Her unique parasitic species possesses a variety of dangerous abilities including: Gravity manipulation, telepathy, Illusion casting, superhuman strength, transportation, immortality, infection and the ability to create miniature black holes that absorb her victims and others into it.

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Ripjack
FIRST APPEARANCE: SUPERBOY #77 (2000)

Ripjack is a D.N.Alien abomination created by the eccentric scientist Dabney Donovan that spliced alien DNA with that of potential samples of infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

True to his namesake, Ripjack is a sadistic creature who only sought to kill, slaughtering dozen in the Cadmus labs. He had a unique ability of thermal combustion which could cause his body to burst in flames. Guardian and Human wave were able to stop the villain and thrown him into a magma pit.

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Lord Grayven (New Earth)
FIRST APPEARANCE: GREEN LANTERN #72 (1996)

Son of Darkseid, the youngest brother to Kalibak and Orion. Grayven was a galactic warlord who sought recognition and power across the galaxy to conquer Apokolips.

One of his campaigns led him against the darkstars and Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, attempting to pursue Zeta beam technology on Ramn to instantly travel his forces to Apokolips. Failing to achieve his goal and later exiled on Earth, Grayven would become one of Green Lantern’s most dangerous of reoccurring foes.

Lord Grayven possess many abilities of new gods including: Super-strengh, superhuman durability and immortality. As well as the power like Darkseid to shoot Omega beams from his eyes.

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Fisherman [New Earth]
FIRST APPEARANCE: AQUAMAN #21 (1965)

A aquatic-based criminal who steals rare or valuable objects and Inventions who often clashes with Aquaman.

The Fisherman began as a conventional super-villain who used aquatic-based weaponry for thievery. But later incarnation of Fisherman have evolved to become a more dangerous foe where a parasitic lifeform took the mantle from the villian and began terrorizing the seas.

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Hmm, what an interestingly drawn character

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Alexandra Kosov
FIRST APPEARANCE: DETECTIVE COMICS #797 (2004)

Alexandra Kosov was a leader of the Odessa Mob, one of the many gang factions that appeared during the Gotham gang war in Batman: War games.

Cunning and ruthless throughout the conflict. Alexandra Kosov is noteworthy for her unique blue gem eye and a cybernetic right eye, giving her incredible accuracy with variety of weapons.

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Staling ?

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The Stag
FIRST APPEARANCE: BATMAN ANNUAL #1 (2017)

The alleged descendants of the biblical Cain. The stag is a serial killer cult performing ritualistic murder on those who perform goodwill to humanity, whether that be philanthropists, humanitarians and social benefactors. The Stag is a singular mantle that they all share, with one member becoming The Stag at any given time. They become determine to kill Batman, believing he is to be their last sacrifice for their rituals.

Despite their biblical roots, The Stag cult’s ultimate aim is to offer sufficient sacrifices to access Shambhala, a realm in Buddhist mythology.

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H8-Bit
REAL NAME: KENJI OTARI
FIRST APPEARANCE: CYBORG #11 (2017)

A kid coder turned digital god of an entire dimension. Kenji Ojtari was the bright and intelligent childhood friend of Victor Stone, who used their knowledge in coding to create a video game called Perilandria. Driven by ambition or perhaps curiosity, Kenji illicitly acquired information from STAR Labs and sold it to online criminals. He was eventually caught and arrested, sent to a Juvenile detection facility, where he was constantly beaten and abused there. His discovery of a mysterious H8-Bit game unit by happenstance, for which he used his genius intellect in hacking and programming to somehow travel to a digital dimension as an escape from the real world. Dubbing this digital world, Perilandria.

Unfortunately, on one of his retreats, his physical body was gone, leaving his digital self stranded for years in Perilandria. Becoming delusional in his isolation, he began calling himself H8-Bit. His friend, Victor Stone, now Cyborg, had inadvertently found himself in the dimension as well. H8-Bit mental instability caused H8-Bit to lash out and try to kill Cyborg, forcing Cyborg to fight him. Ultimately, a game-breaking glitch in Perilandria resulted in the deletion of everything within it, including H8-Bit, leaving Cyborg to mourn for his former friend.

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