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Amazo (DC)
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Absorption Cells: throughout Amazo's synthetic body permit the android to replicate the special abilities of any super-beings in his immediate proximity. With every being encountered, Amazo becomes even more powerful and virtually unstoppable. Originally, he could only use one power at a time and has duplicated Superman's strength, The Flash's speed, Green Lantern's power ring, and Wonder Woman's magic lasso among others. In most cases, Amazo possesses a 'default' form consisting of the powers of the first five (post-Crisis) JLA members, capable of adapting to incorporate other powers. After years of battling the JLA to a standstill, he recently "upgraded" by absorbing part of Hourman's Worlogog which gave him time traveling powers as well.

Power Amplification: The ability to absorb others' powers and magnify them to greater levels.

¡His "Default Template" powers include those of:
¡Powers of Superman
¡Powers of Wonder Woman
¡Powers of the Flash
¡Powers of Martian Manhunter
¡Powers of Aquaman
¡Skills of Green Arrow
¡Intelligence and Skills of Batman

Wields an exact duplicate of Wonder Woman's lasso and Green Lantern's ring.

Credited as being the world's first official android, Amazo was created by the immortal, evil mastermind Professor Ivo. Utilizing superior "absorption cell" technology, Amazo can replicate the super powers of any metahuman he encounters. And so, Amazo became one of the most dangerous menaces to originally oppose the Justice League of America. While initially programmed to serve the agenda of his creator - to find any means to prolong Ivo's immortality, Amazo had outgrown his original agenda.

Taking on the Justice League of America, Amazo has several heroic enemies. For a time, he was imprisoned in an airtight chamber within The Fortress of Solitude, after challenging Superman. However, he eventually escaped that prison, and resumed his rivalry with the JLA, as well as the Justice Legion A's Hourman. A cybernetic hero from the 853rd century, Hourman's presence made Amazo resentful and bitter. But while Hourman - who later joined the new JSA, then departed to his original time period, is no longer Amazo's primary foe, Superman and the rest of the Justice League were still present to pose a continual problem for Amazo. While his programming and own sentience have displayed no intent on world conquest, Amazo exists as a monster of sorts, whose very being is a hazard to all of humanity.

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First Appearance: The Brave and the Bold (1955) #30

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
Action Comics (1938)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Aztek: The Ultimate Man (1996)
Batman (1940)
Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
Batman: War Crimes (2006)
Batman: War Games (2015)
Blackest Night (2009)
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)
Countdown (2007)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
DC Retroactive: JLA - The '80s (2011)
DC Super Stars (1976)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DCU Villains Secret Files (1999)
Doom Patrol (2001)
Firestorm (2004)
Flashpoint: The Legion of Doom (2011)
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring The Flash (2012)
Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke (2015)
Green Arrow (2001)
Hawkman (2002)
Hourman (1999)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
JLA (1997)
JLA Gallery (1997)
JLA-Z (2003)
JLA: Act of God (2000)
JLA: Classified (2005)
JLA: The Nail (1998)
JLA: The Ultimate Guide to The Justice League of America (2002)
JLA/Avengers (2003)
JSA: Classified (2005)
Justice League America Vs. Amazo (1993)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice League of America (2006)
Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004)
Justice League Quarterly (1990)
Justice League Sourcebook (1990)
Justice League: Generation Lost (2010)
Legends of the Dark Knight [I] (2012)
Legends of the Dark Knight [II] (2012)
Martian Manhunter Special (1996)
Resurrection Man (1997)
Secret Files & Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2000 (2000)
Secret Origins of Super-Villains 80-Page Giant (1999)
Sins of Youth Secret Files (2000)
Sins of Youth: JLA Jr. (2000)
Sins of Youth: The Secret & Deadboy (2000)
Solo (2004)
Solomon Grundy (2009)
Starman (1994)
Superman (1939)
Superman Album (1982)
Superman Special (1983)
Superman Y2K (2000)
The Batman Strikes! (2004)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The Flash (1987)
Trinity (2008)
Villains United (2005)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
Young Justice (1998)
Young Justice: Sins of Youth (2000)

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Secret Society of Super-Villains (03-Current)

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"I am the most powerful creature in the Universe, created by the great Professor Ivo to serve him...and assist him in his conquest of the Earth!"

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