Personal Info:
Real Name: Drom
Also Known As: The Backwards Man
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up Vol.1 #31 (1975) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man and Iron Fist
Creators: Gerry Conway and Jim Mooney
Life Drain: Due to being time-exchanged with his elderly self, Drom is forced to age and exist backwards. His touch is capable of draining the energy of virtually anything, eventually reducing it to dust. In order to counter-act his reverse aging, Drom also has to continually drain the life energy of other humans.
Chronal Gun: Drom's Chronal Gun, is capable of decaying objects, aging living things, and animating lifeless objects.
Metabolic Disrupter: Drom has a Metabolic Disrupter, which breaks down a victim's cellular structure in order to more easily and thoroughly drain their life energy.
Technology: Drom has access to highly advanced technology, and uses various different devices, including: a device that translates his backwards language, a machine that makes food edible for his reversed metabolism, high-tech binoculars and his mirror, which is responsible for maintaining his very existence.
Suffering from a mysterious disease, caused by an unknown assailant, Drom's infant body was switched with his aged form just minutes after his birth. It caused him to live his life in reverse, and as the years went by, he became younger and would continue to do so until he became an infant once again and finally cease to exist. Everything from Drom's metabolism to his speech was backwards, but there was a way to prolong his life even at the cost of others.
Drom was able to siphon off life-energy from other humans, and in turn, it would sustain him in an attempt to slow his regression. He was successfully living off his fellow humans until he decided to set his sights on Spider-Man and Iron Fist.
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