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Identify these DC villians

Watching Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and I'm having trouble identifying these two members of the Crime Syndicate. They appear in the battle around 15 minutes into the movie. Does anyone ...
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Darkseid's Omega Beam vs Superman's heat-vision

They've battled a few times as far as I know, but have their beams ever directly collided? And if so, who came out on top?
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How Salvatore Maroni became batman's villain when he is already dead?

In Gotham Series Salvatore Maroni was killed by Fish Mooney when bruce wayne was so young but in the film 'The Dark Knight' the Salvatore Maroni is showcased as one of the villain. How can it happen - ...
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How did the Joker actually get his scars?

There are many references regarding how his scars were obtained. But none of the ones I know about hold any true origin. I am an avid fan of the Joker and for the last few years I have been searching ...
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How long do Superman's powers last without access to the Sun's radiation? [duplicate]

Superman gets his powers from the radiation generated by our sun, but once he no longer has access to this radiation, how long do his powers last? I'd be looking for examples from comics or the ...
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Have any comic book villains tried a plan like Ultron's before?

In the Age of Ultron, Ultron's ultimate goal was to: Are there any examples of villains in either the Marvel or DC comic book universes trying to accomplish the same goal by the same means?
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Are there only one septuplet of Endless that oversee all DC continuities?

Or are there, for instance, Qward-Dream and Qward-Death who are not the ones we read about in Sandman?
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explain inconsistencies in The Flashpoint Paradox?

So, I've admittedly only seen the film adaptation, but I've read the synopsis of the comics and I'm still confused. Barry originally went back in time to save his mom, which caused the major shift in ...
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Superman has the strength of how many men? [closed]

Like 100? 1000? And was it said anywhere in the comics? (The modern age)
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Why is S.T.A.R. labs so easy to walk into?

Several characters including villains just walk into where Barry is in his Flash suit unmasked, or testing his speed in street clothes.
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In DC (Flash), is there any comic version of Iris West Allen which isn't Caucasian?

I always thought that Iris West was a redhead Caucasian. But in CW's TV show 'The Flash', she's African-American. Is this her first version to be African-American, or is it inspired by some alternate ...
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Is DC's The Creeper's yellow skin and green hair a reference to the “Canary Girls” of World War I?

I recently learned that, during World War I, they found that the women working on TNT shells developed yellow pigmentation to their skin and green hair, leading to the nickname of Canary Girls (the ...
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What do the spine colors on the DC “New 52” issues indicate?

So, I've started reading new 52 Batman franchise (Batman, Batman & Robin, Nightwing...) collections and I've noticed the New 52 books all have a colored pattern at the top of the spine. All Batman ...
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Prior to the CW tv series, has Felicity Smoak had any interaction with the Green Arrow?

In the CW tv series Felicity Smoak is one of the core members of Team Arrow and a potential love interest (though it's become quite the mess because of Plot Drama). But from what I can gather she has ...
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Does Deadshot ever remove his mask in canon?

In the new Suicide Squad pictures, Deadshot (Will Smith) is not wearing his mask. Whether in comics or animated TV shows, I've never seen Deadshot without his mask. Does Deadshot remove his mask ...
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Why did Batman change his mind?

MAJOR spoilers for the just-released finale of the Endgame Batman comic arc: Why would he do this? Unless I'm missing some important story beat, it seems like an odd confession from Batman. Only ...
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How exactly is Batman ***versus*** Superman? [duplicate]

Please forgive if this question is too vague or doesn't make sense. I know next to nothing about the canon of Batman and Superman in the TV shows and comics. I also know basically nothing about the ...
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Can Zan rematerialize after being evaporated?

So, Zan, the supremely useless Wonder Twin, can transform into any state of water. My question is, if he changes to say, a giant snowman, and Superman uses his heat vision on him to go from solid, to ...
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Did Batman use his cape to glide before The Dark Knight?

Has comic-book Batman ever used his cape for gliding or did he only use the Batglider for such a feat? I know that the fairly recent incarnations of Batman allows for his cape to possess rigid ...
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In canon DC, has Superman ever used an EMP device against an enemy?

e.g. in Smallville TV Series, season 9, Clark uses an EMP device against Metallo. Is there a paralell event to this one in the canon of the DC multiverse?
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Can Shazam/Captain Marvel's transformation be prevented by a roof?

On a normal day, Billy Batson transforms into Shazam (previously Captain Marvel) by saying "Shazam!" and being struck by lightning. Upon being impacted by the lightning, he switches between his two ...
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Who is this giant spider creature?

Who is this giant spider creature? I don't want to call him a villain as he's in a picture with Justice League Dark and could very well be a temporary member or ally.
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What is the title of this DC comics book?

I've seen in the Batman sold by Moleskine diary. Which issues the scenes?
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Are Wonder woman and Superwoman the same character?

Are Wonder woman and Superwoman the same character? I have tried looking it up but I can not find anything.
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Has there been a Wayne in the Court of Owls?

I haven't read Batman Inc., Dark Knight, Detective Comics, or Batman & Robin in the new 52, just his flagship title. Whenever Bruce Wayne talks about the Court, there is an obvious history ...
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Is the Golden Superman canon, and what were his exact powers?

In Superman one million, Superman spends 15,000 years, I think, inside the sun. I'm just wondering how powerful he is compared to other characters in the DC universe, and if it's canon.
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Lock Superman Underground, how long till he loses his powers?

If we were to take superman, and hide him from a yellow sun by any means (underground, too far, block the sun, perpetually staying in night regions), how long would it take for his powers to be lost? ...
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Enemy worthy of Lady Shiva

Following the events of Nightfall, Batman had somehow recovered from the back breaker (HOW!?) and asked Lady Shiva to retrain him since he's been out of action to long. She does this by killing an ...
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What comics feature Batman's alternate universe where Bruce Wayne dies?

I read about the existence of another universe for Batman where Bruce Wayne dies. To avenge his death, his father turns into Batman, and his mom turns into the Joker. Which comics feature these ...
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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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How does Bruce Wayne mask Batman's injuries between beatings?

OK. We can agree that comic book Batman always gets the bad guy, but sometimes he gets nicked and dinged during the encounter. It's a common thing to see Alfred tending (or trying to tend) his ...
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What is relation between Bane and Ra's al-Ghul?

Was Bane trained by Ra's al-Ghul in the same way Batman was? Which comics will provide me with better details about this question?
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Can anyone, including Wonder Woman, resist the Lasso of Truth?

This question popped into my head when I was watching The Flashpoint Paradox, in which Colonel Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman's romantic interest outside of the Paradox) gets caught by the Amazons. Wonder ...
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Are there novels in the Marvel comic universe?

Growing up I liked the idea of comic books and graphic novels, but I never could read them. I think it was just a matter of patience - they didn't seem to move fast enough for me. Plus I would read a ...
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has DC ever, or will they ever, publish the original ending to Armageddon 2001?

Armageddon 2001 was a storyline in DC comics in which a hero would go bad, and the identity was a mystery. When a nine hundred number leaked the information, dc changed the ending, and it upset a lot ...
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Identify comic book story about alien who lived several lives

I read the story in the '50s. The story was probably in a DC comic. A college professor uses hypnosis to discover people's past lives (like Bridey Murphy). He discovers that one of his subjects is ...
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How was the Spectre put to Sleep and Woken during Crisis on Infinite Earths?

During the Crisis on Infinite Earths story-line, the heroes travel to the beginning of time in order to stop the Anti-Monitor from creating the multiverse in his image. The heroes stopped the ...
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What are the nicknames that the Joker has called Batman? [closed]

I'm writing a short story about the Joker based on a mix of Jack Nicholson's and Heath Ledger's rendition of the character. I would like as many nicknames the Joker has for Batman as possible. Can ...
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Has anyone ever tried to execute the Joker?

Everyone knows the eternal question, "Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker?" Writers and fans have debated it for decades, and plenty of answers (believable and not) have been established that now ...
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Symbology in the Lantern Corps emblems?

I'm curious about the symbology and meaning behind the various emblems of the Lantern Corps. As I understand it, the Green is by far the oldest (both in- and out-of-universe), while the others are ...
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Are there any instances in Marvel or DC universe where an important event has occurred in India? [closed]

Being an Indian I am curious to know if any important events of Marvel or DC Universe to have occurred in India? As we see in Avengers movie where Bruce Banner has gone low profile in Kolkata, India. ...
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How does the Helmet of Fate work?

I have heard two basic theories on how the Helmet of Fate operates: Once Kent Nelson (or one of the other versions of Dr. Fate) puts on the helmet, he is granted the ability to wield magic along ...
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Searching for a Particular Comic

I am looking for a particular comic from the DC universe. The basic premise is that four "super-villains" including Brainiac, a female wearing a superman symbol who can shape-shift (perhaps Matrix ...
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Fullmetal Batman?

I was "browsing" some profiles on Facebook (as you do) and found this image of Batman and another character which I've never seen before. I've watched quite a few superhero cartoons and maybe one or ...
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Do superheroes/villains with super speed get tired due to running?

I mean a average human can run at his full speed for 15 to 20 mins before getting tired. Trained athletes can go on running for much more time without tiring out. Do Superheroes like Quicksilver or ...
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Does Superman have a son?

In the movie Superman Returns, Lois Lane's son is shown to be the result of Superman getting his super on in Lois' Lane at some point in the past. Is there any comics reference to this? Do Superman ...
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How did Goldrush get her powers?

I recently ran into a picture of this panel from Justice League #18 where the character Goldrush says she won her powers in her second divorce. Was she being serious or is that a joke? If she was ...
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Does Wonder Woman need to use her bracelets?

Does Wonder Woman need to use her bracelets to deflect attacks or could she simply withstand the attacks she normally deflects, e.g. bullets? Does she use the bracelets just as a polite formality?
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Why doesn't Flash kill OR knock out OR tie up faster (in seconds)? [duplicate]

Really, why Flash doesn't kill OR knock out OR tie up Bad Guys in seconds? He can do it. He has A LOT of time. He can literally do anything with those poor bad guys. This question not about ...
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Why No Traditional Villains in Adventures of Superman?

At the end of each episode of the TV show The Adventures of Superman, credit is given to the comics with the line, "Superman is based on the original character appearing in Superman magazine." By ...