Michael was known as a prodigy at an early age and when he reached adult he became known as 3rd smartest man on earth. He was married at some point and witnessed the death of his wife Paula and unborn son. After this tragedy Michael would go on to face the unknown and perplexed the tragedies in his life he be inspired to become the super hero Mr. Terrific. He would go onto found his own company Holt Industries where he became one of the leading tech moguls on the planet. He was also in a relationship with Karen Starr owner of Starr Industries after inviting her to Senator Gonzalez's charity campaign.


When a terrorist group known as Prodigy makes the scene in his Mr. Terrific making his debut to the world. While facing Prodigy he would find himself at odds with Col. Andrew Lincoln and the Blackhawks. As Lincoln believed technology should be controlled by the government.


When Michael discovers that Karen Starr had been secretly breaking into Holt Industries and stealing technology to create a quantum tunnel. He attempt to impede her break ins by adjusting his security to keep her from setting foot in his company again. He attempted follow her through the rift and discovered another world.

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After having adventures in Earth-2 Michael would return his earth where learned of the rise of the Dark Multiverse he would meet with Batman in private at his Lunar Batcave. While there Batman unveiled at egg shaped containment unit that bored the emblem of super hero Plastic Man implying that he is contained in it and now was the time to release him.[1] Mister Terrific rescued the Gotham Resistance from the Dark Knights. He and Hal Jordan then went to Thanagar to get more Nth Metal, but they were captured by Starro. They are saved by Martian Manhunter.


  • Genius Level Intellect: Holt is described as having "a natural aptitude for having natural aptitudes;" picking up complicated skills quickly and retaining them.
    • Eidetic Memory: Holt also possesses an eidetic memory, meaning that he never forgets anything and has perfect recall.
    • Polymath: Holt is a polymath who has specialized in multiple fields of medicine, engineering and science. He possesses 14 Ph.D's (two of which are in engineering and physics-including assorted doctorates and masters in degrees in Law, Psychology, Chemistry, Political Science and Mathematics).
    • Chemistry
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Science
  • Gymnastics: Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon.
  • Martial Arts: He is a black belt in 6 different martial arts disciplines.
  • Multilingualism: Holt is also multilingual, though the extent of this has not been revealed. He has been shown to speak the language of the nation of Kahndaq. Given Holt's propensity for learning, it likely that he speaks several other languages as well.
  • Tactical Analysis: Holt is good in strategy, playing chess against two opponents with eyes closed.
  • Business Management: Holt is the Billionaire C.E.O of Holt Industries aka HoltCorp, a high tech firm he founded himself. He's also a Engineer, Inventor, Industrialist, and Scientist.
  • Peak Human Condition
    • Peak Human Strength
    • Peak Human Agility
    • Peak Human Reflexes
    • Peak Human Endurance


  • T-Spheres: Floating robotic spheres which can do many things including projecting holographic images, creating laser grids, serving as cameras, linking with outside data networks, allowing Holt to fly by bearing his weight, self-destructing, generating powerful electrical charges, and striking as flying projectile weapons. They respond to his mental and vocal commands.