Personal Info:
Real Name: Vidar
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Earth
First Appearance: Adventure Comics Vol.1 349
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Legion of Super-Villains, Dark Circle, Green Lantern Corps
Base Of Operations: Earth, 30th Century
Grudges: Legion Of Super-Heroes
Creators: Jim Shooter Curt Swan
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Hypnosis: Universo's primary power is that of hypnosis, allowing him to control people, in a manner that lasts long after he leaves them. He is able to shift loyalties, erase memories, and even have people under his control think independently (to a degree) to accomplish the goals he sets them to. He sometimes wears a necklace which seems to enhance the power of his hypnosis. Using his mental abilities he can also appear to be someone else, so that everyone viewing him sees and remembers him as a completely different person.
Power Ring: Universo at one point possessed a Green Lantern power ring, but it was stripped from him. As such he had a particular grudge against Oa, the planet of the Guardians of the Universe.
Vidar, a driven ambitious man with no sense of fear, was a Green Lantern patrolling Earthís space sector. Because the united planets felt the Guardians of the Universe, tended towards destructive and unreasonable interference, the Lanterns were unwelcome on Earth, so Vidarís son Rond was born off planet; Vidarís wife was subsequently executed by a band of Vidarís foes and young Rond was sent to live with Earth relatives.
Vidar returned to Earth only once on a crucial mission to Earthís Time Institute. There he witnessed a glimpse of the beginning of time itself. Driven half mad with curiosity, Vidar vowed to find the secret to controlling the power he had seen there. His time spent utilizing the emerald energy of the Lantern has sharpened his will power to uncanny degree and that, coupled with the hypno-gem he secretly procured from Earthís Museum of Mystic Arts, gave him the powers of super-hypnotism. Calling himself Universo, he waited for the perfect time to begin his plan.