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Brain Wave was a super-villain who used his psionic powers to fight the Justice Society of America. He was married to Merry Pemberton, and they had a child who would become his heroic successor. King was a member of the Injustice Society and later of the Secret Society of Super-Villains II. For a time, he took to projecting an illusion of a himself in a younger, taller and more handsome costumed form when in action. Henry King ultimately died protecting his son from the Ultra-Humanite. As a last redemption, Henry King also transferred all his mental powers to his son.[1]

Blackest Night

Main article: Blackest Night

Henry King was resurrected to become a member of the Black Lantern Corps along with many others during Blackest Night, receiving his own power ring.[2] Eventually, his body was destroyed by Ray Palmer of the Indigo Tribe, channeling both the green and indigo lights.[3]

Powers

  • Illusion Casting: Brain Wave could consistently change not only visual appearance of anybody or anything, but also could create illusions which affect all other senses. For example, he could create illusory fruits which could be enjoyed; creating illusory menaces with attacks which produce pain (actually causing mental damage).[4]
  • Genius Level Intellect
  • Telepathy
  • Brain-Blast

Abilities

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.

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