Personal Info:
Real Name: John Corben
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Action Comics 252
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Injustice League Unlimited
Base Of Operations: Metropolis
Grudges: Superman
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Enhanced Abilities: Metallo has enhanced strength, endurance and agility.
Body Armour: Metalloís metallic body offers him a high degree of protection from physical and energy attacks.
Life Support: Metallo no longer needs to eat, sleep or breath. His brain is hermetically sealed inside a shielded alloy skull that has itís own power supply.
Kryptonite Heart: When Metallo was first created he had was powered by a Kryptonite heart.
Mechanical Absorption: Metallo sold his sold to Neron in order to gain the ability to absorb any mechanical or metal object he touches. He can transform any machine into an extension of his exo-skeleton.
Y2K Upgrades: Braniac13 upgraded Metallo to tap into light spectra and energy frequencies. Metallo also used the technology to upgrade his body to monolithic proportions.
Metallo (John Corben) was created when Professor Emmett Vale discovered Corben after Corben had a car crash. Vale was also an astronomer who had years before noticed Superman's star drive blaze through the skies. After years of searching, Vale had found the rocket's remains and taken the fragment of kryptonite lodged in it. He also decoded part of a message Jor-El left in the rocket and mistakenly believed Jor-El had hostile intentions. Vale repaired Corben, providing a robotic body powered primarily by the piece of kryptonite. After Vale told his story, Corben killed him and began a criminal career as Metallo.