Personal Info:
Real Name: Nam-Ek
Also Known As: Antibiotic Man
Place Of Birth: Krypton
First Appearance: Superman Vol.1 #282 (1974) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: General Zod, Ursa, Non, Jax-Ur, Va-Kox, Xa-Du, Kru-El, Faora, Jer-Em, Nadira, Az-Rel, Quex-Ul
Group Affiliation: Phantom Zone Criminals, Ally of Amalak
Base Of Operations: The Phantom Zone
Grudges: Superman
Creators: Martin Pasko and Ernie Chan
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: Nam-Ek has vast super human strength, super-speed and endurance.
Invulnerability: Nam-Ek is practically invulnerable to any form of physical or energy attack.
Super-Breath: Nam-Ek can freeze a target with his breath or create strong gusts of wind.
Flight: Nam-Ek is able to fly.
Super-Hearing: Nam-Ek has the ability to hear any sound at any volume or pitch.
Super-Vision: Nam-Ek has X-ray, Electro-magnetic, Microscopic, Infrared and Telescopic visions.
Heat Vision: Nam-Ek has the ability to fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking.
Immortality: While he existed in the Phantom Zone, Nam-Ek was effectively immortal, and would not age or die.
Healing: The radiation from Nam-Ek's horn appears to heal all injuries and diseases in the bodies of others in close proximity.
Regeneration: Nam-Ek is able to repair his body from almost any injury.
Toxic Immunity: In Xan City, Nam-Ek exposed himself to all known Kryptonian diseases and they did not effect him.
Self-Sustenance: Even in the light of a red sun, Nam-Ek could survive in the vacuum of space indefinitely.
Nam-Ek was born on the distant planet Krypton, and following a non-descript childhood there, entered a career in the healing arts. Realising, as did all Kryptonian healers, that a good portion of what they did revolved around the capture and use of a native Kryptonian beast called the Rondor, whose horn gave off a unique radiation that healed all injuries and sicknesses in seconds, Nam-Ek felt that the prolonged study of a Rondor's horn would be an invaluable boon to science. However, Krypton had strict laws governing the care of the Rondor, and removal of the horn was considered to be a crime severe enough to warrant the harshest penalties Kryptonian law allowed. In earlier times, this meant the death penalty; in Nam-Ek's time, incarceration in the Phantom Zone.
Nam-Ek ignored these warnings, feeling that the potential benefit outweighed the risks. He killed a Rondor and removed its horn, and studied it until he had concocted a serum from the horn that would, he anticipated, produce the same effect. He then foolishly tested the serum on himself, drinking it to see what would happen. The result was a mutagenic change within Nam-Ek's entire body. His skin became purple in color and leathery, he emitted a foul-smell like the Rondor, and he grew a Rondor-like horn from the middle of his forehead. This horn had the same healing properties as those in the Rondors themselves. He was then placed into the Phantom Zone for his crime, but would escape years after the destruction of Krypton, bringing him into conflict with Superman.
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