Personal Info:
Real Name: Adam Cray
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Suicide Squad Vol.1 #44 (1990) Modern Age Villain
Died: Suicide Squad Vol.1 #62
Resurrected: Blackest Night Vol.1 #4
Known Associates: Nekron, Black Hand
Group Affiliation: Formerly Suicide Squad; Black Lantern Corps
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Green Lanterns
Creators: John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell
Size Alteration: Like others who carry the name Atom, Cray had the power to shrink. The lower limits of this power are unknown. words)
Black Power Ring: The Black Lantern Rings are capable of wielding the black energy outside of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. When Black power rings choose wearers, they present themselves to the deceased without a charge. The rings (which constantly ask for "flesh") are recharged by killing living beings and removing their hearts; each heart restores .01 percent power to every ring in the Corps. Black Lanterns are also able to read the emotions of the living as a coloured aura that correlates to the emotional spectrum (red for rage, violet for love, etc.). Black Lantern Rings will regenerate a corpse each time it is damaged, they can create constructs, but this ability is rarely used and they allow flight.
Adam Cray’s father was a crooked politician who threatened to expose the U.S. government’s secret team of operatives the Suicide Squad. For his trouble, Senator Joseph Cray was shot in the head by the amoral Deadshot. Sometime later Adam Cray agreed to infiltrate the Suicide Squad an to investigate their activities on behalf of Ray Palmer, the Atom. Using Palmer’s size-changing technology, Adam posed as the Atom, joining the suicide squad on a number of deadly missions. He was eventually killed by the villainous Blacksnake, who believed him to be Ray Palmer. Adam was amongst the deceased Suicide Squad members who were brought back to life as a Black Lantern.
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