List of Blue Beetle enemies

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This is a list of fictional characters from comic books and other media who are or have been enemies of the Blue Beetle.

Dan Garret (Fox Syndicate)[edit]

In chronological order (with issue and date of first appearance):

Villain First appearance Description
The White Face Gang Mystery Men #1 (August 1939) A gang of thugs led by John Brandes, secretary to Mr. Vander, a banker, who faked his own kidnapping along with Vander and his daughter in order to learn the combination to Vander's safe.
The Skull Mystery Men #14 (September 1940) The very gaunt leader of a group of foreign saboteurs who destroyed American infrastructure during full moons.
Gimp and Moody Mystery Men #15 (October 1940) The leaders of the Roof Killers.
Blitz Blue Beetle #4 (Fall 1940) The one-eyed leader of a spy ring, out to steal a formula for liquid dynamite. Henchmen included the ax-wielding Ax and the Dwarf, a bald little person with a penchant for chanting, "We kill! We kill! Ha, ha!"
Big Dix Mystery Men #16 (November 1940) A gang leader responsible for the deaths of children from sales of faulty playground equipment to the city.
The Sphinx Mystery Men #18 (January 1941) A madman bent on destroying the subway system. Disguised himself in a bulletproof metal sphinx suit. Used alias "Mr. Ivan", also disguised himself as Mr. Ivan's sister.
The Sky Ruler Mystery Men #19 (February 1941) A caped madman who operated from a massive airplane and dropped cars, like bombs, onto the streets below. Sought a smokescreen gas formula.
Galgo Mystery Men #20 (March 1941) A criminal mastermind who used a gang of thugs dressed as apes in his quest to seize and destroy plans for a lie detection machine.
Lora Crofte Blue Beetle #9 (October 1941) The murderous leader of a counterfeiting ring.
Countess Belladonna Mystery Men #28 (November 1941) Judge Talmadge lived a double life as Countess Belladonna, a seemingly sweet old lady who knitted names in "her" scarf of the people "she" intended to kill with poisoned knitting needles. Also disguised himself as "Dr. Zinn" in a carnival (Mystery Men #29) and wielded a feather fan that opened to reveal a hypnotic death head image that could overcome other people's will.
Death Mystery Men #30 (January 1942) Dr. Necrow disguised himself as Death, a skull-masked and caped flying devil, to kidnap people to serve as slaves in a secret uranium mine underneath the city.
The Red Robe Blue Beetle #14 (September 1942) Otto Bohm, head of the Nazi Gestapo operation in the U.S., wore a red hood and green skull mask in his quest for a formula to turn water into gasoline.
The Yellow Fang Blue Beetle #14 (September 1942) The Mikado's deadliest agent, the Yellow Fang is named for the two long curved teeth protruding from his upper jaw.
The Eye Blue Beetle #14 (September 1942) A disfigured man with yellow skin who surrounds himself with disfigured henchmen; uses super-hypnotic powers to induce innocent people into murderous rages.
The Masked General Blue Beetle #23 (July 1943) Kommandant Viltz led the German occupation of Holland, wearing a mask because one of the victims of his favorite torture — pouring hot oil in people's faces — threw the oil in his own face.
Gloat and Saturnia Blue Beetle #34 (September 1944) A murderous and powerful pair of invaders from Saturn in a multi-part serial that ran one chapter at a time.
The Prophetic Painter Blue Beetle #35 (October 1944) Taunts his future murder victims by painting grisly scenes of their deaths, then stages "accidents" just as he painted them. Elaborate scheme by member of the wealthy Dane family to kill off the other heirs.
Mr. Moonface Blue Beetle #40 (Winter 1945) Really Mr. Lunar, who left prison and set in motion a mad scheme for revenge on the judge, prosecutor and witness who sent him to prison. Plan involved decoys whom he drove mad with chemical-laced masks that self-destructed in flames when removed.
Spider Spaulding Blue Beetle #40 (Winter 1945) A mob boss with a web tattoo on his left cheek, whose plans always involved a different angle, and was caught thanks to Joan Mason, girl reporter and the Blue Beetle's girlfriend.
Cyto and Patra Phantom Lady #13 (August 1947) Miss Louis, archaeologist, tried to revive an ancient Egyptian mummy — and succeeded, although the mummy Cyto believed Miss Louis exactly resembled Patra, his lover who set him up for murder in ancient Egypt. Cyto then killed Miss Louis, believing her to be the reincarnated Patra. Note: the title of this story, "The Mummy Who Never Died", was later used as the title for the rebooted origin of the Charlton Comics version of the Blue Beetle.
Shady Lady Blue Beetle #51 (December 1947) The slinky and deadly leader of a criminal racket.
Princess Brunhild Blue Beetle #51 (December 1947) A Prussian princess stealing corpses and stuffing them with gold in order to smuggle gold to Nazi allies in South America without being caught by Customs.
The Sphinx Blue Beetle #56 (May 1948) A masked sociopath who planned a series of murders of women, calculated to make headlines and establish herself as someone who would stop at nothing, in preparation for a lucrative kidnapping career. Left behind a small sphinx figurine at the scene of her dagger murders, one of them staged spectacularly under the noses of the police.

Dan Garrett (Charlton)[edit]

In chronological order (with issue and date of first appearance):

Villain First appearance Description
Dr. Thunderbolt Blue Beetle (vol. 3) #3 (November 1964) Forerunner of the Uxerites, a race of alien invaders.
The Praying-Mantis Man Blue Beetle (vol. 3) #4 (January 1965) Dr. Hunter Mann, an entomologist whose skin has turned green from prolonged exposure to chlorophyll compounds, gained the power to fly, an invulnerable exoskeleton and the power to paralyze people with his stare, along with the power to control enlarged deadly creatures.
The Red Knight Blue Beetle (vol. 3) #5 (March–April 1965)
Mister Crabb Blue Beetle (vol. 4) #50 (July 1965) Used an advanced machine called the Scorpion.
Dr. Jeremiah Clugg Blue Beetle (vol. 4) #51 (August 1965) A misanthropic college science teacher and a skilled hypnotist.
Mentor the Magnificent Blue Beetle (vol. 4) #51 (August 1965) Powerful robot programmed with the personality and memories of Dr. Jeremiah Clugg.
Magno Man Blue Beetle (vol. 4) #52 (October 1965) Louis Forte is a scientist who planned revenge on the world for mocking his theory that man evolved at the Earth's core by causing an earthquake.
The Eye of Horus Blue Beetle (vol. 4) #54 (Feb.-Mar. 1966) An ancient Egyptian entity brought back to life with the power to fire energy bolts and enslave humans, who became hawk-headed creatures, and was defeated when the Blue Beetle learned its true name, composed only of vowels.

Ted Kord[edit]

In chronological order (with issue and date of first appearance):

Villain First appearance Description
Doctor Alchemy Showcase #13 (April 1958) Enemy of the Flash, Dr. Alchemy began to target Kord Industries for their supply of Promethium, the hardest metal known to exist. Alchemy was able to impart the abilities of the Philosopher's Stone to himself with the material and battled the Blue Beetle.
Chronos The Atom #3 (November 1962) Nemesis to the Atom, when the hero retired, Chronos would become one of the Blue Beetle's most frequent combatants.
The Masked Marauder Captain Atom (vol. 6) #84 (January 1967) Count von Streuben was secretly the Masked Marauder, who fought both Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes.
The Squids Blue Beetle (vol. 5) #1 (June 1967) Todd Van III, scion of a wealthy family, defied his father, who thought he would never amount to anything on his own, by secretly forming the Squids, a team of crooks armed with amphibious uniforms dotted with suction cups that allowed them to scale tall buildings.
Jarvis Kord Blue Beetle (vol. 5) #2 (August 1967) The uncle of Ted Kord, who had his nephew work on experiments that he then used as part of his master plan: creating an army of unstoppable robot soldiers to take over the world.
The Madmen Blue Beetle (vol. 5) #3 (October 1967) A team of crooks dressed in zany, multicolored clownish suits. The Madmen first appeared in Blue Beetle #3 (1967) and were created by Steve Ditko and David Glanzman.[1]
The Men of the Mask Blue Beetle (vol. 5) #4 (December 1967) Cult of bandits based in Mount Mider, in a small Asian island country.
Dan Greer Blue Beetle (vol. 5) #4 (December 1967) Jealous of the professional success of Dan Garrett (the first Blue Beetle), Greer impersonated Garret in order to excavate the Mountain of Mider for treasure which he intended to keep for himself.
Our Man Blue Beetle (vol. 5) #5 (November 1968) Morose, fatalistic and delusional sculptor Hugo felt compelled by forces beyond his control to don an armor-plated suit, modeled after one of his own sculptures, to smash images of heroic ideals and was dubbed Our Man by a crowd of hippies.
Enigma Charlton Bullseye (vol. 2) #1 (June 1981) A criminal who fought the Blue Beetle and the Question.
Carapax Blue Beetle (vol. 6) #1 (June 1986) Long-time professional rival of Dan Garrett, Conrad Carapax undertook a search of Pago Island to learn why Garrett would have risked his life there. After accidentally touching the wrong wire, his mind was transferred into one of the robots there, turning him into Carapax the Indestructible Man.
Firefist Blue Beetle (vol. 6) #1 (June 1986) Lyle Barnes was a pyrotechnic researcher so badly burned in an explosion that he fashioned a fireproof and fire-creating uniform in order to exact revenge on the firefighters he blamed for failing to save him.
Hybrid New Teen Titans (vol. 2) #24 (October 1986) A villainous variation of the Doom Patrol led by former Patroller Steve Dayton in order to slay the Changeling (whom Dayton blamed for the demise of his former team). The Blue Beetle was dragged into their conflict when Dayton turned Kord employee Curt Calhoun into one of his agents and fought alongside the Teen Titans.
The Muse Blue Beetle (vol. 6) #5 (October 1986) Richard Perignon is the son of the crime boss Vincent Perignon who donned a harlequin costume upon wanting to be an actor (which his father forbade him to do) and started his own gang.
Maxwell Lord Justice League #1 (May 1987) Originally perceived as an amoral business tycoon, Lord turned out to be a high-ranking member of Checkmate that purposely maintained the Justice League as inept in an ongoing plot to wipe out metahumans on Earth. When Ted uncovered this, it cost him his life.
Klaus Cornelius Blue Beetle (vol. 6) #14 (July 1987) The head of the world's largest pharmaceutical firm.
Catalyst Blue Beetle (vol. 6) #14 (July 1987) An agent for Klaus Cornelius whose touch can induce the effect of any drug.
Overthrow Blue Beetle (vol. 6) #15 (August 1987) Former Kord employee and Manhunter operative Arnold Daniel Beck used a suit of cybernetic armor to try and destroy the Blue Beetle.
Doctor Animus Blue Beetle (vol. 6) #19 (December 1987) Rose Beryl is a cyborg mad scientist.

Jaime Reyes[edit]

In chronological order (with issue and date of first appearance):

Villain First appearance Description
La Dama Blue Beetle (vol. 7) #3 (July 2006) The aunt of Jaime's friend Brenda, Amparo Cardenas is the biggest crime lord in El Paso, Texas, and the closest thing to an archenemy for Jaime. She is well aware of her dual identity, with Jaime also being well aware of Amparo's dual identity.
The Diviner Blue Beetle (vol. 7) #4 (August 2006) A low-level magician who works for La Dama.
The Headmaster Blue Beetle (vol. 7) #6 (October 2006) An energy-absorbing minion of La Dama who runs Warehouse 13 where it was to serve as the protection for any low-level criminals that were picked off the street.
The Reach Blue Beetle (vol. 7) #12 (April 2007) An ancient enemy of the Guardians of the Universe and the Controllers, the Reach disperse their scarabs across the universe that bond with lifeforms, turning them into weapons for the alien race. Jaime becomes a target when the combination of magic and the youth's influence on his scarab allow it to break free of its collective. This example has led to several other scarabs becoming independent and upsetting the plans of the Reach.
Typhoon Blue Beetle (vol. 7) #17 A weather-controlling enemy of Firestorm that Blue Beetle once fought near a coastal town.
The Black Beetle Booster Gold (vol. 2) #5 (December 2007) In his earliest appearances, the Black Beetle posed as a Blue Beetle from the future and offers Booster Gold the opportunity of going back in time and save the second Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, from death at Maxwell Lord's hands, despite Rip Hunter's claims that Ted's death was a point of unalterable "solidified". Calling himself Joshua, the Black Beetle eventually reveals his affiliation with the Time Stealers, and became an enemy of the Blue Beetle Legacy in any of its incarnations. When Jaime Reyes confronts Black Beetle, he claims to be Hector, the brother of one of Jamie's tech supports, and he blames Jamie for his sisters death, but instantly retracts this statement. He then tells Jaime he actually killed Hector and stole his technology. He also claims to be Jaime's future self, driven mad after being attacked by a brain-damaged Milagro Reyes, but this was too revealed to be untrue. The Black Beetle is later revealed to be in fact, the parallel version of Michael Jon Carter from Earth 3.
The Bone-Crusher Blue Beetle (vol. 8) #1 (September 2011) Rompe Huesos is a skull-masked employee of La Dama. He, Brutale and the Coyote were sent to retrieve the scarab from the Brotherhood of Evil. Jaime took the scarab and was soon infused with it to become the Blue Beetle.
The Coyote Blue Beetle (vol. 8) #1 (September 2011) The Coyote is a humanoid coyote. He, Brutale and the Bone-Crusher were sent by La Dama to retrieve the scarab from the Brotherhood of Evil. He is later killed by La Dama for the group's failure to retrieve the scarab.
Doctor Polaris Justice League of America (vol. 2) #17 (March 2008) Like his predecessor, John Nichol was also fascinated by the field of magnetism. He eventually began to use his powers in ways that the original had never dreamed of. In his strategy to take down the Blue Beetle once and for all, he would make alliances with some notable Blue Beetle villains, including La Dama and the Black Beetle.
Silverback Blue Beetle (vol. 8) #3 (November 2011) Silverback is a cyborg gorilla who wields big guns and is a veteran member of the Brotherhood of Evil who was disappointed by Phobia, the Warp and Plasmus' attempt to steal the scarab. He later goes after the scarab himself.
Stop Watch Blue Beetle (vol. 8) #7 (May 2012) Addison Lao is a cybernetic scientist who can control time and summon weapons from the future.
The Posse Blue Beetle (vol. 9) #1 (November 2016) A group of villains that consist of Blot, Blur, Nightcatcher, Root, Smokey and Sphish.
Mordecai Cull Blue Beetle (vol. 9) #3 (January 2017) Mordecai Cull is a sorcerer's apprentice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rovin, Jeff (1987). The Encyclopedia of Supervillains. New York: Facts on File. p. 396. ISBN 0-8160-1356-X.