Doctor Spectro
Doctor Spectro
Personal Info:
Real Name: Tom Emery
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Captain Atom Vol.3 5
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain Atom
Gallery: Click
Hallucinations: Dr. Spectro has a prism projector built into his costume that emits colourful beams of light that induce hallucinations in people.
Holograms: Dr. Spectro can create holographic duplicates of himself.
Following the revelation that Captain Atom had operated in secret for a number of years and the publication of his “history”, reporter Mabel Ryan decided to track down the man who was Dr. Spectro. Though all material in Captain Atom’s “biography” was actually fiction, a computer run through of known criminals came up with the name of Roy G. Bivolo (a.k.a Rainbow Raider) as the most likely person to be Doctor Spectro.
Further investigation proved Bivolo could not have been Spectro, but that his father, who had perfected the technology, which enabled Roy to become the Rainbow Raider, had an assistant named Tom Emery. Ryan speculated that Emery was actually Dr. Spectro, confronted the man with her case, and offered him money in exchange for his story.
Emery at first denied ever having heard of Dr. Spectro, but then decided that he could cash in on his knowledge of the Bivolo technology. He agreed to tell his story, but Ryan learned he was a fraud.
Undaunted, Emery decided to prove the U.S. Government that he knew they were lying to the public and he became the living embodiment of the lie. He donned a technology-laden costume and became a real Dr. Spectro.