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|First appearance||Millennium #2 (January 1988)|
|Created by||Steve Engelhart (writer)
Joe Staton (artist)
|Alter ego||Takeo Yakata|
|Place of origin||Earth|
|Team affiliations||New Guardians|
Fictional character biography
Takeo Yakata is chosen by the Guardians of the Universe to be evolutionarily advanced, and becomes the cybernetically enhanced Ram. This places him square in the sights of the Manhunters, a race of ancient robots who hate the Guardians. They try and kill him and the others chosen to be advanced. The survivors form a new team and operate independently for some time. For a while, Ram lived on an isolated island with his friends, while they tried to work towards their mission of peace. When Guy Gardner tries to take control of the team, they attempt to resist peacefully and ultimately fail.
Ram and many of the Guardians are featured in Green Lantern v.3 #32-35. Having been absorbed by the entity called 'Entropy', they telepathically assist Hal Jordan in its defeat.
In JSA #28 (November 2001), Ram's picture is shown along with pictures of other superheroes that were kidnapped and killed in Roulette's casino.
Powers and abilities
Ram is evolutionarily advanced by Guardians of the Universe, just like the rest of his team. This turns his entire body into crystalline electronics. He is invulnerable to most physical attacks. His enhancement made him a technopath, allowing him to access satellites and wireless networks, and send information through them.
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