Kid Psycho

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Kid Psycho
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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Superboy (vol. 1) #125 (December 1965)
Created by Otto Binder
George Papp
In-story information
Alter ego Gnill Opral
Team affiliations Legion of Super-Heroes
Abilities Psychokinetic powers, the use of which shortens his life expectancy by one year.

Kid Psycho is a fictional character in the DC Universe. He became a reserve member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th century.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Gnill Opral is a native of the planet Hajor. Because his parents were exposed to radiation while fighting a space squid, he was born with an oversized brain and psychokinetic abilities. As a young teenager, he applied for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes under the codename "Kid Psycho", but was rejected because the use of his powers shortens his life expectancy by one year. Undaunted, he traveled to 20th century Smallville and encountered Superboy, who is impressed with his abilities. Kid Psycho traveled back to the 30th century with the Boy of Steel, who convinced the Legion to induct the lad as a reserve member, to be called upon only in extreme emergencies.

While Kid Psycho was occasionally present for Legion wedding ceremonies and anniversary celebrations,[1][2] he was only called into action once -- during the first Crisis. While protecting people in London from a series of natural disasters, he was vaporized by a wave of anti-matter created by the Anti-Monitor, who was attempting to destroy the Multiverse.[3] Although he is occasionally mentioned thereafter, he is soon erased from Legion continuity and forgotten.

Post-Infinite Crisis[edit]

No one named Gnill Opral or Kid Psycho appears in the Post-Zero Hour or "Threeboot" versions of the Legion. However, the events of the Infinite Crisis miniseries have restored a close analogue of the Pre-Crisis Legion to continuity, as seen in "The Lightning Saga" story arc in Justice League of America and Justice Society of America, and in the "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" story arc in Action Comics. Kid Psycho was seen briefly when multiple versions of the Legion battled Superboy-Prime, the Time Trapper and the Legion of Super-Villains.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ He attended the wedding ceremony of Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #200 (January–February 1974).
  2. ^ He attended the Legion's anniversary celebration in Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #300 (June 1983).
  3. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 (June 1985)
  4. ^ Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (September 2009)