Scarab (Dynamite Entertainment)
|First appearance||Project Superpowers #0 (cameo; January 2008)|
|Alter ego||Amon Khadul|
|Team affiliations||The Superpowers|
|Abilities||None; wears exoskeletal armor that lets him fly and gives him superhuman strength and speed, and is equipped with electronic jamming technology.|
The Scarab is a fictional superhero character who first appeared in the 2008 miniseries Project Superpowers from Dynamite Entertainment. While he is loosely based on the golden age Scarab, he is one of the few original characters in the series, with most of the others being Golden Age characters who’ve fallen into the public domain.
Ten years ago, Amon Khadul found a priceless stone shaped like a scarab, and he sold it for a fortune upon which he built a financial empire. Wanting to make a difference in the world, he built the Scarab armor to fight against the F-Troops who were invading the Middle East; electronic jammers in his armor prevented people from recording his existence. It was there that he met Samson, who convinced him to fight the enemy openly, and this encounter led to Scarab becoming an ally of The Superpowers. However, Amon Khadul is also a member of The Supremacy, a secret council that rules the world and considers the returned heroes a threat to their system; because he is opposed to The Supremacy's practices and lust for power, Khadul acts as a "double agent," keeping the Superpowers informed of The Supremacy's plans.
Unbeknownst to Khadul, the scarab-shaped stone he'd found and sold was formerly part of a magic ring that once belonged to another hero known as The Scarab; the fact that Khadul has taken the same name and symbol is a coincidence... or perhaps fate.
The Scarab wears a suit of exoskeletal armor, which resembles a silver-colored humanoid scarab. The armor gives Scarab superhuman strength and speed, and its wings enable him to fly with great speed and maneuverability. The armor is also equipped with electronic jamming technology, which prevents people from electronically recording him.
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