Does anyone know any more details about Karate kid from DC? I posted this pic of him fighting Marvel's Deadpool and noticed there are similarities in that both heroes have some hidden abilities.

I was just wondering what can Karate kid exactly do?

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    He can put wax on, then take wax off? :p – Jon Clements Dec 28 '18 at 8:54
  • I felt my answer to this one was about as comprehensive as you're likely to get. Is there anything else you'd like to see before considering an acceptance? – Valorum Jan 25 '19 at 13:39

Karate Kid appears to be human-normal with superior fighting abilities. The DC wikia describes him thusly;

  • Karate Kid is a master of every known martial art in the 31st century
  • He is classified as a Class 15 fighter (Batman is only Class 12)
  • Val Armorr is an expert in hand-to-hand combat
  • Val's martial arts ability includes proficiency with assorted melee weapons such as swords and knives, though Val almost never uses such items for combat.

In various continuities he possesses a Legion 'flight ring' allowing him to fly and travel into space.

He is typically depicted with no superpowers (a key plot point in the cartoon episode Legion of Superheroes: The Karate Kid), but he does have superior mind-control as a result of his martial arts training and can shut off pain.

In one of the cartoons (JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time) he appears to possess some sort of extra-sensory perception of a person's 'weak points' which he can then attack.

As to the question of his similarity to Deadpool, there really isn't any. They're both canny fighters but Deadpool has a host of different super-abilities, not least his famously high levels of regeneration

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    Everyone in the Legion of the Superheroes gets a flight ring. – Buzz Dec 28 '18 at 11:00
  • @Buzz - Sure, or else he'd just be a dude stuck on the ground – Valorum Dec 28 '18 at 11:33

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