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- Mainstream Universe, 2011-present
- Powers and Abilities
Mainstream Universe, 2011-present
Gary Brand (father)
Barbara Brand (mother)
Reading: Boston Brand (Prime Earth)
Justice League Reserves
Justice League Dark,
Base Of Operations
Vigilante · formerly Circus Performer
Brown · White
Brown · Bald
Arnold Drake · Carmine Infantino
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Deadman ( real mention Boston Brand ) is an aerialist turned superhero, associated with the supernatural team Justice League Dark.
Boston was the entirely son of Gary and Barbara Brand, and grew up in a family of physical maltreatment. When his parents did n’t fight each early, they took out their anger on Boston. When he was sixteen, he had thus a lot anger in him that he lashed out against his parents and left. He joined the circus, starting as a deckhand and finally becoming an aerialist. however, he could not leave his by behind him, and frequently succumbed to alcohol and fierce tendencies. It all changed when during one usher, an assassin named Hook shot him during his trapeze performance. [ 1 ]
When he was killed, Boston was placed in between life and death by Rama Kushna. She told him that he needed to atone for his past transgressions and egoism. As punishment, he was to better the life sentence of others. He did, until an angel called Son of Morning questioned Rama Kushna ‘s motives. After they exposed her for something dark, Deadman escaped her restraint. [ 1 ]
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The Pandora Pits
erstwhile after the JLD dissolved, Boston was called to a family in Gotham City by the Batman. Upon arrival to the house he was met by Zatanna and John Constantine who had besides been welcomed by Batman. Batman then welcomed the three into the house where Superman and Wonder Woman were waiting, on a table in the center of the board was a figure leap by Wonder Woman ‘s lasso. The trio explained to Boston and the others that they were attacked by the Outlaws, a crime-fighting three who had been infected by extremely herculean Demons. fortunately, they had been able to escape with their lives and capture one of the Outlaws- Red Hood, who was now tied to the table. They besides explained that the possession had something to do with a charming font of evil known as the Pandora Pits. In arrange to free him, Boston decided to enter Red Hood and expel the demons that infected his thinker and body. Upon entry into Hood ‘s body he discovered that the demons were far excessively brawny for him and then hear to exit, however, he was unsuccessful as he and Zatanna were both trapped in Red Hood ‘s body as she had tried to help him escape. [ 2 ]
The Demons transported Deadman and Zatanna to the Pandora Pits in Antarctica, where the ancient enchantress Circe and her partner Ra ‘s alabama Ghul were revealed to be the ones behind the possession of the Outlaws. Through the pits Boston learned that if Circe brought the three to the pits and sacrificed them she would be able to control the populace. John Constantine used a spell to teleport himself to the Pandora Pits in order to save his allies. however, Circe cursorily subdued him and sent Boston after the Trinity, knowing that if he could possess Superman he could subdue the Trinity. Boston, who was under the control of the pits and frankincense Circe, was able to possess Superman and tackle Wonder Woman. [ 3 ] After a long battle possessed Zatanna soon arrived and was able to transport Superman, Deadman and Wonder Woman to the pits with Batman being able to escape her wrath. [ 4 ] After Deadman returned with Zatanna, Superman and Wonder Woman, Circe stated that the pure hearts of Zatanna and Deadman could replace Batman ‘s part in the ritual sacrifice. As she began the ritual Batman and the Outlaws arrived, with Batman explaining he temporarily killed the Outlaws to free them of their demons. Batman then used his Batplane to free Deadman and the heroes from the pits. Deadman and all the early heroes then fought back against Circe and were able to defeat her and her Ani-men servants, ending the wiccan ‘s reign of terror. [ 5 ]
Main article: Doomsday Clock Vol 1 After Superman is framed and rendered comatose, Deadman joined the group of heroes heading towards Mars to confront their cryptic enemy. The heroes meet and engage Doctor Manhattan, but they are well defeated. [ 6 ]
Powers and Abilities
- Ghostly Physiology
- Possession: Boston is able to possess the body of anyone he chooses. He can control what they do and say, and most of the time the subject doesn’t remember anything Deadman did while he was in control of their body.
- Mind Control: Boston has the ability of selectively wiping out the memories of the people he possesses.
- Enhanced Senses: Boston can sense where people have died.
- Dimensional Travel: Boston can travel between dimensions and different Earths.
- Acrobatics: During his mortal life, Boston was a trapeze artist who received great praise for his skill.
- No Physical Body: Deadman is a ghost; his real body has long been dead. However, he doesn’t mind being intangible because it gives him more power to be a hero than being stuck on the ground.
- Power Limitation: Deadman’s ability to possess people isn’t impossible to overcome. If his subject has a strong mental fortitude, they can kick him out of their body.
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