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Ornitz

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Ornitz
Ornitz

Real Name

Ornitz

First Appearance

America's Best Comics #4 (1942)

Original Publisher

Nedor

Created by

Unknown

Golden Age Origin

After a gang steals a vial of Lepothrix Bacteria, thinking it to be the source of Pyroman's power, Ornitz was chosen to be their test subject. Instead of gaining Pyroman's powers, Ornitz's body took on the properties of iron. The transformation gave him superhuman strength, nigh-invulnerability, and increased aggression. Anyone injected with Ornitz's blood became his obedient slave with similar powers, which could only be reversed with the death of the original host. While electrical shocks would increase his powers, contact with ferrous oxide (rust) was fatal. Ornitz was killed by falling onto a small, rusted nail.

Golden Age Appearances

  • America's Best Comics #4

See Also

Hero Goggles

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