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Quote1 Can you at least tell me which heroes you know? No, wait! Don't! That would compromise their identities. I can't believe I asked that. Quote2
-- Alec Abrams src

Not much is known about Alec Abrams other than his loss of both parents. His aunt then became his legal guardian. He was often bullied by kids at school and never believed the existence of real heroes until the Red Blue Blur appeared in Metropolis. He grew great admiration to the hero and often dreamt of meeting him in person.

Alec stole a rare Warrior Angel comic book that no one in the world had ever read. He went backstage to read the book, but after reading the first page, magical sparks flew out. In the convention, the lights go out and a giant globe fell; it would have crushed Chloe Sullivan in the process if Alec, who now is a grown man dressed as a superhero, hadn't saved her. When Chloe properly meets him, he introduces himself as Stephen Swift. She tells him that she is in the business of helping heroes and offers to talk some more over coffee. When Chloe questions how he got his powers, he told her he got them from a chemical fire. All of a sudden, he hears a couple of bullies harassing a young boy in an alley way. He saves the boy while Chloe looks on in amazement.

Chloe took Stephen to the Talon, where Stephen was playing happily on Lois' X-Box, while Chloe attempted to interview him. Stephen told Chloe that she never let herself have fun, and that if she joined him, he would answer her questions. When she agreed, moments later they both find Stephen flying in mid-air. Excited, Stephen took Chloe on a moonlit flight across Metropolis. When Chloe discovered Stephen was actually Alec from Clark and Zatanna, she tried to fix the problem on her own but made matters worse as Alec/Stephen felt betrayed and became the villain Devilicus. He took Chloe to the top of a skyscraper and demands to know where Zatanna is so he could stop her from reversing the curse or he would kill her. When Zatanna performed the counter-curse, Devilicus was transformed back into Alec.

Alec was taken to the Kent Farm and Clark explained to him that being a hero is about doing what's right. Alec gave Clark a picture he drew when he was still the Red-Blue Blur. They both agree the "S" shield is better than the one on the drawing. Clark later took Alec to the Planet where he was reunited with his aunt.



  • The young version of Alec was played by child actor Owen Best, the adult version was played by the actor Carlo Marks.
  • Owen Best previously appeared as a young Jason Teague in "Veritas" and Carlo Marks as Chloe's fianceé in the alternate-reality episode "Apocalypse" back in Season Seven.
  • According to John Constantine, Alec isn't the first kid to be turned into Warrior Angel, after reading a comic book.[1]
  • He is the only non DC Comics superhero to appear.
  • In the comics Warrior Angel and Devilicus were two seperate people. But with John Zatara's friend's version they were the same person.


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