Tenzil Kem of Bismoll was appointed by the United Planets to investigate if Cosmic Boy is guilty of war crimes (the transferal of Dominion to the Phantom Zone, which was known to the public as an actual explosion).
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Matter-Eater Lad can eat any substance in any amount at super-speed. To his Bismollian appetite ray-guns taste "good", iron chains are "like chocolate cake", prison-robot fingers are "just as tasty" as ladyfingers and polymeric fibers "taste like taffy". Certain space-jewels, however, while edible are not as favorable to the Bismollian palate and are an "acquired" delicacy. He can consume an unlimited amount of matter in any form - solid, liquid or gas. He once hollowed out a big meteor.
Component Analysis: Bismollian super-taste buds can instantly analyze the compositions of various foodstuffs and even detect substances which are poisonous to non-Bismollians. As well he can determine the nature of various chemicals in substances.
Digestive Enzymes: Their power to eat hard objects, like steel, without having super-strength or invulnerability, stems from the Bismollian ability to produce a variety of digestive enzyme that act on specific substances, making them easier to chew and digest. Once, when Computo had robbed him of his matter-eating ability, he could still produce enzymes, but biting into a piece of steel hurt his teeth.
Metabolism Induced Super-Speed: Bismollians can metabolize food almost instantaneously, and if needed, they can consume tons of food in minutes. The explanation of this apparent super-speed is as follows: Bismollians don't normally possess super-speed but as soon as the digestion process begins, the matter consumed is immediately transformed into food energy by the Bismollian "stomach". That energy fuels the person to move at a faster and faster rate of speed, as long as the energy supply keeps coming. When the person stops eating, the excess energy is collected and stored, in concentrated form, in cells very similar to human fat cells. Over the course of a couple of days, this stored energy is micro-diffused out of the body through pores in the skin.[original research?]
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic): As a cadet, all potential members of the Legion undergo personal combat training.
Tenzil Kem possesses the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engages in moderate regular exercise.
- 3 Appearances of Tenzil Kem (Earth-Prime)
- 2 Images featuring Tenzil Kem (Earth-Prime)
- 1 Quotations by or about Tenzil Kem (Earth-Prime)
- Character Gallery: Tenzil Kem (Earth-Prime)
- Tenzil Kem (Earth-Prime) at Wikipedia.org
- A Hero History of Matter-Eater Lad at Major Spoilers
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #32 at Major Spoilers
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #33 at Major Spoilers
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