Darrin Profitt spent most of his life taking up space. He was perfectly average in the worst possible way. Sure, he had lofty goals and dreams, but nothing he ever acted on because, to Profitt the risk in succeeding always came hand-in-hand with the possibility of failure, at least until he found Doctor Destiny’s magic gemstone, the Materioptikon, and the ultimate no-lose solution. Using the gem in a way Doctor Destiny never dreamed of, Darrin Profitt will become the undisputed master of every possible outcome. Fame, fortune, and influence are just starting points for greater things, stepping stones that transform Profitt into the most powerful meta-human on the planet, the Red King.
Darrin Profitt just happened to be one of six billion innocent bystanders in the dreamscape during a battle between the Justice League and Doctor Destiny. After the defeat of Doctor Destiny on the dreamplane, the Materioptikon gem on his chest sucks him inside and falls at the feet of Darrin Profitt's dreamself. Doctor Destiny's physical body is rendered catatonic and the Justice League wake up, the Martian Manhunter turns Destiny's body over to the custody of Arkham Asylum. Darrin Profitt discovers that the gem is in his possession, and is accidentally sucked inside the artifact where he meets Doctor Destiny's trapped consciousness.
According to Doctor Destiny, the Materioptikon has the ability to reshape reality, but it is flawed, anyone who enters the gem automatically generates multiple physical copies from multiple possible universes, splitting that person up among these universes. Also according to Doctor Destiny space and time was never meant to do this, using the gem in this fashion threatens the spacetime continuum. Destiny created special tools that re-integrate his own multiples and those of anyone else who enters the gem. In order to return to the real world without damaging reality, and generating any more dangerous alternate universes, Destiny stated that he had to repair all six billion flaws in the gem. Every time he repaired a flaw, he destroyed one of many possible universes and in all of them his body remained catatonic and dreaming in Arkham Asylum. Profitt overpowers Destiny and traps him in a facet of the gem, he then creates a few duplicates of himself using Doctor Destiny's tools and sends them out to place a bet at the race track and then invest that money in stocks, both the winners and losers return to the gem and report their results, he then uses the favorable results in his own reality. According to Doctor Destiny he endangered all of reality, all of Space and Time so that he could win a bet at the track.
Darrin uses the parallels to create favorable outcomes one by sending his duplicates into a Parallel to test for a specific outcome, if they failed he deletes that Parallel, if they succeed he uses their solution. Darrin used the billions he'd made from manipulating the stock market via the Parallels to become a billionaire philanthropist and playboy.
In response to a challenge posed by Doctor Doom, he has used Parallels to acquire technology that can defeat the Justice League and conquer the world.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Materioptikon: Using Doctor Destiny's Materioptikon The Red King is able to create mathematically modelled parallel earths. He is able to generate a finite number of parallels, parallel universes generated by the Materioptikon but based on his home reality. The Red King uses the parallels as elaborate mathematical models, test beds to determine favourable outcomes for his plans. Since the Materioptikon's power comes from the absorbed dream energy of six billion humans, every use of this power diminishes the number of available parallels that can be generated and maintained.
Body Armour: The Red King wears a suit of high tech armour, which incorporates technology solutions gathered from dozens of parallels designed to defeat individual members of the Justice League
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This character is or was primarily an enemy of the Justice League, in any of its various incarnations. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Justice League Villains."