Doctor Sun
Doctor Sun
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: HERBIE
Place Of Birth: Beijing, China
First Appearance: Tomb of Dracula Vol.1 #16 (1974) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Lucas Brand
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Blade and the Fantastic Four
Creators: Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan
Enhanced Abilities: Doctor Sun has super human strength, endurance and durability.
Body Armour: Doctor Sun’s robotic body is built from an alloy that gives some protection from physical and energy attacks.
Bio-Vampire: Doctor Sun must provide his brain with fresh human blood every 24 hours or it will die.
Psionic Blast: Doctor Sun can project concussive blasts of pure psionic force.
Mind Control: Doctor Sun's psionic powers allow him to control the minds of other people. He has developed a technology to increase the number of minds he could control at once.
Mind Transfer: Doctor Sun can transfer his consciousness to or from any computer system complex enough to store it.
The man who would become Doctor Sun was born in People's Republic of China, and became an important scientist working for the state. He was the main scientist behind Project Mind, a government program that aimed to separate a human brain from the rest of the body, and then link it to a computer.
During the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of China in 1966, Sun became an enemy of a Chinese general who obtained power and support from the new government. The general accused Sun of perceived stalling of the Project, arrested him and sentenced him to death. With irony, he decided that Sun would become a test subject for his own project. A group of doctors stopped Sun's heart, took his brain out with surgery (but without anaesthetics) before it could suffer cell deterioration, placed it in a jar where it could receive oxygen and feeding, and then joined it to a computer network.
Sun's brain could access the computer network’s he was connected to, and attacked the doctors with psionic rays. Sun discovered that he had obtained great powers, partly due to his knowledge of the project (It is unclear if a different person would have obtained the powers; it is unclear if there was an accident somewhere or if Sun's goal was this from the very beginning). Sun had some mind control powers, and so he enslaved a number of people, who would hide Sun's activities from the Chinese authorities. Sun also discovered that his brain needed constant supplies of fresh human blood to survive. He decided then to study vampires, who also fed on blood.
After a time, Sun decided to leave China, looking for revenge and world domination.
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