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Information-silkReal NameNone
Information-silkCurrent AliasNuclear Man
Information-silkRelativesSuperman (genetic template)
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMetropolis
Status
Information-silkAlignmentBad
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkEyesBlue
Information-silkHairBlond
Origin
Information-silkUniverseDonnerverse
Information-silkCreatorsLawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Christopher Reeve
First AppearanceAppearance of Death
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
(July 24, 1987)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
(July 24, 1987)



HistoryEdit

Nuclear Man was created by Lex Luthor from a strand of hair containing Superman's DNA, made into a "genetic stew" which was birthed into a living being when Superman threw the nuclear missile containing the device that had the "stew" into the sun. In Superman's first encounter with the Nuclear Man, he pierced the Kryptonian's skin, causing him to lose his powers and his health. After Superman restored his powers and health with the use of the energy module from his star ship, he stopped Nuclear Man for good by causing a sudden solar eclipse when he moved the moon in front of the sun, then dropped him into the heart of a nuclear reactor where he would become an abundant source of energy.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

  • Unique Physiology: Nuclear Man being created from Kryptonian DNA, relies on direct solar radiation of the sun in order to remain active. Unlike Superman who can use his powers at any time of day, Nuclear Man relies on constant expose to the sun, otherwise he will become immobilized unless re-exposed to solar energy
    • Claws: Nuclear Man showed to have excessively and somewhat long silver fingernails that actually pierced Superman's virtually invulnerable skin.
    • Energy Projection: He was capable of generating heat from his body and could project it in the form of powerful destructive blasts.
      • Energized Telekinesis: One of the most strangest of Nuclear Man's powers is his ability to emit a blue beam of energy causing anyone or anything he hit's with to become weightless. It is uncertain however if he can maintain how long the effects of this will last, but what is known is that he can use it on more than one thing or person at a time.
      • Heat Vision: Nuclear Man's energy projection and physiology have shown him to have the ability to emit energy bolts of intense heat at objects. He showed this ability when he burned a dollar bill and when he hit an M72 LAW rocket launcher with it.
    • Flight: Like Superman who is his genetic template, Nuclear Man has the ability to defy gravity much like Superman.
    • Superhuman Strength: Another power that comes from his genetic template, Nuclear Man's physiology is able to lift tons over his head with great ease. He was shown to have actually lifted the Statue of Liberty without any trouble whatsoever.
    • Superhuman Speed: Like Superman, Nuclear Man also possesses the ability to fly at superhuman speed, even though it's never shown that he can run at the same speed, it is logical to assume that he can do so.
    • Arctic Breath: A power that was only demonstrated once, Nuclear Man shows that he indeed has the ability to freeze objects and people. He was shown to have this ability when fighting Superman in space and he froze him in a block of ice.
    • Super Breath: After showing his ability to freeze objects with his breath, Nuclear Man possibly showed that he had the ability to force things away from his location with just his breath.


Weaknesses

  • Vulnerability to Darkness: As stated before, Nuclear Man's unique physiology requires him to be in constant and direct sunlight in order to remain mobile. Any kind of darkness that he is exposed to will cause him to completely power down and immobilize him until he is re-exposed to direct solar energy. Even the slightest bit of darkness will make him immobile.

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