Holy anachronisms, Batman!
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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 Justice Society of America, 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.
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.
Professor Ivo is the Project Director of the A-Maze Operating System at S.T.A.R. Labs. He has pioneered the organic pattern process: the means of creating technology to mimic organic life down to a cellular level, which lead to the successful creation of A-Maze OS that mimics cellular regeneration in the field test with the mice. Consequently a parallel support program based on Ivo's design, the B-Maze Operating System, was built without Ivo's knowledge. It has showed results comparable to those of A-Maze OS. His technology was stored in the Red Room and was used by Dr. Silas Stone to save his son Victor Stone turning him into a Cyborg.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
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
- Skills and Intelligence of Batman
- In a battle with Amazo, the android demonstrated abilities and powers of Superman, Flash, Batman, Elongated Man, and the Atom without actually seeing them and absorbing their powers.
- 75 Appearances of Amazo (New Earth)
- 23 Images featuring Amazo (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Amazo (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Amazo (New Earth)
- Amazo at DCComics.com
- Amazo (New Earth) at Wikipedia.org
- Amazo at The Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
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