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Richard Grey, Jr. (alias Tom Wright) was the Black Condor. When he was still an infant, His human family was killed by bandit raiders in Mongolia, and the boy was raised to adulthood by wild condors. Along the way, he learned to levitate and fly. Early in his life he obtained a "black ray" pistol, capable of producing a wide variety of powerful energy effects. No known explanation exists for the origins of these powers or this weapon.

For a time he wandered across Asia, righting wrongs and overthrowing evil despots. Returning to civilization as an adult, he stumbled upon the murder of Senator Thomas Wright (to whom he bore an uncanny resemblance), and took on the dead man's identity. He began leading a double life as both Senator Wright and the crime busting Black Condor.

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  • "black ray" pistol
    • inflicts paralysis [1]
    • stalls out internal combustion engines [2]
    • produces explosions
    • produces magnetic effects
    • cuts metal
  • This version of Richard Grey, Jr. (Quality Universe), 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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