Doctor Double X
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|Doctor Double X|
Doctor Double X and Batman in Detective Comics #316.
|First appearance||Detective Comics #261 (November 1958)|
|Created by||Dave Wood, Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Kane|
|Alter ego||Dr. Simon Ecks|
|Abilities||Ability to create a symbiotic energy-made duplicate that can fly, generate energy blasts, and has superhuman strength|
Doctor Double X (originally called Doctor X and Double X) is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. The character is a supervillain who has fought the Batman and Robin several times in Gotham City.
Doctor Double X made his first appearance in the pages of Detective Comics #261 (November 1958), in a story titled "The Amazing Dr. Double X" by Bob Kane, writer Dave Wood and artist Sheldon Moldoff.
Fictional character biography
Dr. Simon Ecks is a scientist who discovered that human auras could be enhanced to function outside of the body. When Ecks created an energy-duplicate of himself, the introverted scientist's unstable mind became dominated by the doppelgänger he named Double X. He fought with Batman and Robin. The resulting battle causes Simon Ecks to lose his memory of the experience. He is remanded to Arkham Asylum.
Some years later, Simon Ecks regained his memory and developed another duplicator device that enabled him to escape from Arkham Asylum. Doctor Double X matched wits once again with Batman. This time, Batman was able to defeat him by building his own machine that generated an energy duplicate of himself.
Powers and abilities
Doctor Double X's energy-duplicate shares the consciousness of Simon Ecks, but can also act alone. The duplicate's powers of flight, energy blasts, and super strength have at times required Batman to seek help in defeating the villain. Double X requires regular infusions of electrical energy to sustain itself or it will lie dormant in Ecks' body.
In other media
- Doctor Double X appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "A Bat Divided" voiced by Ron Perlman. Doctor Double X tries to create a radioactive meltdown to increase his powers, but unknowingly creates Firestorm after he combines Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch. Unknown to everyone else and including him, he also split Batman into three parts. Doctor Double X later kidnaps Firestorm during a fight at the bar where the bad guys hang out to absorb his radioactive energy, but the three Batmen rescue Firestorm and battle and defeat Doctor Double X. In the episode "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous," Doctor Double X was seen at the same bar where the bad guys hang out at the time when Joker meets Weeper.
- "Detective Comics #261". Comics.org. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- Detective Comics #261
- Detective Comics #316
- World's Finest #276
- Brave and the Bold #194
- Titans #17
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