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Originally, Trevor was a handsome actor well beloved by moviegoers worldwide. However, as age began to take its toll on his once-proud features, Trevor became desperate to hold onto his youthful good looks at any cost. After exhausting the opinions of the legitimate plastic surgeons of the day, Trevor discovered a non-legitimate one known only as Dr. Menace. (Whether this was a pseudonym or an Americanization of the man's foreign name is unrevealed.) Dr. Menace vowed that he would restore the glow of youth to Trevor's looks, and thus Trevor placed himself into Menace's hands.

However, instead of applying his surgical skill to restoring Trevor's handsome appearance, Menace turned Trevor into a hideous monstrosity of ugliness, giving him a face so horrifying that those who saw him would scream in terror from the sight. To his increasing horror, Menace then advised Trevor that unless Trevor committed a month's worth of spectacular crimes for him, Trevor would remain hideously ugly for the rest of his days…but if Trevor cooperated, then following that month, Menace would restore his features and deliver on his earlier promise. Feeling he had no choice, Trevor agreed, and thus took the ironic name of Adonis that Menace suggested.

Soon, the ugly face and crimes of Adonis had caused an uproar in Metropolis, NY, where the distraught actor plied his new trade. These crimes came to the attention of Superman, who intervened to stop Adonis. After a series of skirmishes in which the crimes of Adonis were thwarted, but Adonis himself managed to escape, Superman at last captured his prey…only to have Trevor shot and killed by Dr. Menace, to prevent his revealing who the mastermind behind the crimes was. In one last act of defiance, Trevor used the remainder of his strength to strangle Menace, thus ensuring that both men paid for their crimes in the end.

  • This version of James Trevor (Earth-Two), including all history and corresponding appearances, was initially erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. However the ending of Convergence retroactively prevented that collapse, saving all the alternate realities, though in an "evolved" form. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.

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