Lord Chaos (DC Comics)

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Lord Chaos
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance (Lord Chaos): New Teen Titans vol. 2, Annual #7 (1991)
Created by (Lord Chaos): Marv Wolfman, Tom Grindberg
In-story information
Alter ego Robert Long,
Abilities Vast godlike powers, including powerful fire-blasts, flight and teleportation, as well as unbelievable strength and durability as well as immortality.

Lord Chaos (Robert Long) is a fictional superhero in DC Comics publications.

Fictional character biography[edit]

In a now alternate future timeline, Lord Chaos is the son of Donna Troy and her husband Terry Long. He is born with the full powers of a god and full awareness of them, which drives him mad. He instantly ages himself, kills his mother, and becomes the dictator Lord Chaos. He rules the entire Earth for many years. His various ways of repression cause many super-powered teens to form a resistance army.

Inspired by the legend of the original Titans, a group of dozens of super-powered youths who call themselves the Team Titans travel to the past to kill Donna before her child is born.[1] Many are lost in the time stream, but a small squadron forms and attempts to fulfill their mission. They are led by the illusion-casting Mirage.

Lord Chaos follows the teens to the past and is able to prevent the Team Titans from killing Donna, and her son Robert Long is born. However, the Titans of Myth intervene at Donna's request, and strip the baby and herself of their godlike powers. The Titans of Myth take Lord Chaos with them to make him learn humility.

The powerless incarnation of Robert Long is later killed in a car crash along with his father and sister.[2]

During the event known as Blackest Night, Donna has a horrific encounter with Robert, revived as an undead infant by the Black Lantern Corps. She is bitten by the being and is later seen suffering from some sort of poisoning from the bite that causes her skin to start showing black tendrils and her pupils to turn black, displaying the insignia of the Black Lantern Corps. However, she is able to resist this long enough to fight the Black Lanterns; and ultimately crushes his skull. Robert is apparently destroyed by a burst of white light emanating from Dawn Granger.

Powers and abilities[edit]

As Lord Chaos, Robert possess vast godlike powers, including powerful fire-blasts, flight and teleportation, as well as unbelievable strength and durability as well as immortality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New Titans" #79 (1991)
  2. ^ "Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #121