Personal Info:
Real Name: Sheik Farouk al-Fasaud
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unrevealed location in Aqiuria
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1 308
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Goverment of Aquiria
Base Of Operations: Aqiria , the Middle East
Grudges: Fantastic Four
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Body Transformation: Fasaud can transform himself form a physical being to an electronic image, a "living television picture." As such, he has a wide variety of abilities, including the ability to travel at fantastic speeds through a conductive medium such as water or air or certain metals. He can also inhabit and take control over any machine that he can understand. When transformed, Fasaud cannot be harmed by conventional means. Fasaud has limited control over this transformation, and can solidify only certain parts of his body, such as his hand.
Sheik Farouk al-Fasaud, who was thought to be the wealthiest man in the world, was the oil minister of the small Arab kingdom of Aqiria known for its rich oil resources. The sheik was said to be the most influential person involved in OPEC, the organization of oil-producing Arab nations, yet for years only people at the highest levels of certain governments knew the extent of the sheik's role in OPEC.
This situation changed when Gregory Dunbar, a reporter for CBS, launched an investigation into the sheik's activities, many of which proved to be unscrupulous. Dunbar's reports circulated around the world, leading to a full-scale media investigation of the sheik. As a result, the sheik lost considerable influence. Holding Dunbar responsible, the sheik came to the television studio in Aqiria where the reporter was working and tried to kill him with a dagger. When Dunbar dodged the attack, Fasaud accidentally struck a television camera with his knife, somehow causing an electrical accident that drew all the power in the studio into the sheik's body. However, instead of killing him, the accident somehow transformed him into what was called a living television image.