Warp (comics)

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Warp
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #14 (December 1981)
Created by George Pérez (plot, pencils)
Marv Wolfman (script)
In-story information
Full name Emil LaSalle
Team affiliations Secret Society of Super Villains
Brotherhood of Evil
Society of Sin
Abilities Flight
Ability to open portals that permit travel to other locations

Warp is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe. He first appeared in New Teen Titans vol. 1, #14 (December 1981).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Emil LaSalle's origin is unknown. This French supervillain had previously fought Phantasmo and Fleur-de-Lis, prior to being approached by the Brain, Monsieur Mallah and Phobia to become part of their new Brotherhood of Evil. At first, Warp refused but, after being attacked by Captain Toulon and trapped on the "Earth-11" alternate Earth, Warp changed his mind and joined the group. (The whole affair had been engineered by Doctor Mist to get rid of Toulon and save the survivors of that alternate Earth.)

Warp has fought the Teen Titans on different occasions, later resurfacing with the other Brotherhood of Evil members who were then called the Society of Sin.

When the Joker altered the sanity of dozens of supervillains, Warp was one of those affected. He attacked the United Nations building, sending the top halves of many people into deep space.

In the Villains United "Infinite Crisis" special, Warp, now partially cured, was with the Brotherhood of Evil when they appear as members of Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains.[1] He was seen working with Doctor Psycho to free Doomsday from captivity near the center of the Earth.

More recently, he kidnapped Icemaiden, a service paid for by Delores Winters. Winters stole Icemaiden's skin, but the heroine survived, now in a comatose state in S.T.A.R. Labs.

During the One Year Later story, Warp rejoined the Brotherhood of Evil. He was most recently seen in Salvation Run, where he was used by Lex Luthor as a component in a teleportation device and was killed when it self-destructed.

In The New 52 (a reboot of the DC Comics universe), Warp is a member of The Brotherhood of Evil. He and the rest of the team are battling Blue Beetle is his new title.[2]

During the "Forever Evil" storyline, Warp is among the villains recruited by the Crime Syndicate to join the Secret Society of Super Villains.[3]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Besides flying, Warp can open portals between any two locations that he chooses and travel through them and bring others through it as well. Repeated use of this power tires him out.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Warp first appeared in the Teen Titans episode "How Long is Forever" voiced by Xander Berkeley. Unlike his comic book version, Warp is a time-travelling villain from one-hundred years in the future. He travels to Jump City in order to steal a device that (his) history said had disappeared. (He later explains to Starfire that history said the artifact disappeared because he went back to steal it), but the Titans appear to stop him. Warp attempts to escape, but Starfire tackles him into a time portal. They end up twenty years in the future after she takes a crucial part of his suit. He steals the part back and fixes his machine, but before he is able to escape, the future Titans (Nightwing, a balding Beast Boy a run-down Cyborg, and a previously unstable White Raven in her frequently-seen white cloak) apprehend him. In the battle, his time suit malfunctions from the damage to his suit's vortex regulator and he is reduced to the age of an infant. Starfire returned to the present with the artifact at the time when Warp was escaping back to his own time before Starfire pushed him into the portal. Warp makes a brief cameo in "Cyborg the Barbarian" when Cyborg mentions what happens when history is tampered with. He makes one final appearance as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil in "Calling All Titans", aiding fellow supervillain See-More in an attack on Herald. Warp participates in the subsequent showdown with the Titans and is later frozen by Mas y Menos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Infinite Crisis #4
  2. ^ Blue Beetle #1
  3. ^ Wonder Woman #23.1

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