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Parasite (Post-Crisis)(01 - Rudy Jones)
Real Name: Rudolph C. 'Rudy' Jones
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Absorbs the energy, powers, and knowledge of those he touches.

The Rudy Jones Parasite had several distinct phases of existence. From 1987-95 he was merely a S.T.A.R. labs janitor who was exposed to chemicals which Darkseid used to impart the power of absorption to Jones. This experience left him with the vampire-like need to consume energy to live. He was eventually captured and put into a laboratory to prevent him from using his powers.

In 1995, though, he broke out of confinement and merged with his scientist babysitter, Dr. Freeman, to permanently join the ranks of the most intelligent villains in the DCU.

A third being--a shapeshifter--was added to this already-combined being a few years later. This allowed him to not just steal a person's power, but to perfectly mimic their appearance as well. He posed as Lois Lane for a considerable length of time.

He appeared to die after Superman unmasked his charade.


First Appearance: The Fury of Firestorm (1982) #58

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Issue Appearances:
Action Comics (1938)

Adventures of Superman (1987)
Adventures of Superman [I] (2013)
Adventures of Superman [II] (2013)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Aztek: The Ultimate Man (1996)
Blue Beetle (2006)
Booster Gold (2007)
Chase (2011)
Convergence Superman: Man of Steel (2015)
Convergence: Zero Hour (2015)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge (2008)
Firestorm, The Nuclear Man (1986)
JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (2003)
JSA (1999)
JSA: Classified (2005)
Justice League of America (2006)
Justice League Wedding Special (2007)
Manhunter (2004)
Showcase '95 (1995)
Starman (1988)
Steel (1994)
Suicide Squad (1987)
Superboy (1994)
Superboy [I] (2011)
Supergirl (1996)
Supergirl (2005)
Superman (1939)
Superman (1987)
Superman Forever (1998)
Superman Legends (2007)
Superman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Superman: Last Son of Krypton (2013)
Superman: Mon-El (2010)
Superman: New Krypton (2009)
Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files (2001)
Superman: Secret Origin (2009)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Tangent: Superman's Reign (2008)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The Fury of Firestorm (1982)
Trinity (2008)
Underworld Unleashed (1995)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
World's Finest (2009)

Video Game Appearances:
Superman 64 (1999)
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002)

Group Affiliation(s):
Project 7734
Suicide Squad (DC)(03 - Post Legends)
Superman Revenge Squad (Post-Crisis)

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