- Doctor Psycho
- Mainstream Universe, 1986-2011
- Powers and Abilities
- Recommended reading
Mainstream Universe, 1986-2011
Secret Society of Super-Villains
Psychologist · Psychiatrist
Reading: Edgar Cizko (New Earth)
William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter
|First Appearance||Last Appearance|
|Wonder Woman Vol 2 #54
|Wonder Woman #611
- Ladies, gentlemen, others, creatures of indeterminate inner demons and fixations–My name is Dr. Psycho. And you’re going to help me with a little experiment. All I ask? That you keep an open mind.
- — Doctor Psycho src
Dr. Edgar Cizko, Dr. Psycho is a telepathic criminal and swear foe of Wonder Woman. He was once a psychologist who was frequently mocked and ridiculed by his peers for his studies in psionics and the power of the mind, even giving him the nickname “ Dr. Psycho ”, causing him to swear vengeance on all who mocked him. [ 1 ] He subsequently developed huge psychic powers that allowed him to enter and sometimes form people ‘s dreams, control minds and project illusions.
Dr. Psycho was first seen impersonating a child psychologist named Dr. Charles Stanton at the Adams Junior High School in Boston, Massachusetts by mentally forcing students to improve their grades, while secretly instigating conflict by controlling the minds of Wonder Woman and Hermes to force them to fight and destroy all the people in Boston as his criminal masterpiece. His control was interrupted after being discovered by Helen Andersen who was trying to investigate the secret to the holocene success in scholar grades, before knocking her away and holding her hostage. [ 1 ] He used his genial powers to torture Helen by putting nightmares into the mind of her unborn child to drive her insane and kill her along with her baby, but was stopped by Wonder Woman who managed to find Doctor Psycho by reading the memories of Vanessa Kapatelis, a conclusion friend of Wonder Woman who had been affected by Dr. Psycho ‘s mind restraint. He was knocked out after trying to hypnotize Wonder Woman by pretending to be Dr. Stanton. [ 2 ] He somehow managed to escape after being knocked out and was subsequently seen using his powers to kidnap and imprison Julia Kapatelis under orders from the enchantress Circe before warning her that a double-crosser was in her midst. [ 3 ] Dr. Psycho was belated again recruited by Circe to create touch and consistent nightmares for Vanessa Kapatelis. [ 4 ] This would force her to separate herself from her close allies. The plan was to make Wonder Woman feel isolated and produce concern of her colleague Amazons. He was imprisoned at the Greater Boston Institute for the Criminally Insane were he meticulous fractured Vanessa ‘s mind to hone his powers before trying to make his escape. Vanessa belated managed to break Dr. Psycho ‘s hold on her judgment, causing a psychic backlash that rendered him drooling and catatonic for a clock. [ 5 ] Dr. Psycho warps Vanessa ‘s delicate beware and turns her into the modern Silver Swan in an feat to make her a new member of a team of villains consisting of himself, Circe and the new male Cheetah. He was knocked out by Troy and incarcerated into the Slabside Penitentiary. [ 6 ] Dr. Psycho is stopped and is taken away and became a patient in a mental adeptness, confined to a slog board and a straitjacket. When the Legion of Super-Heroes were lost in time Saturn Girl mentally calls for her friends, this awakens Dr. Psycho enough for him to attack respective staff members and escape. He then travels and attacks the Legion. [ 7 ] He engages the Legion and tries to take over Saturn Girl ‘s mind, but unintentionally unlocks the inhibitor of her full abilities and awakens her true world power. She then summarily defeats Psycho and psionically forces him to constantly see her front on the following person he sees. [ 8 ] He was late visited by Leslie Anderson in The Slab, and was moved and recruited by Veronica Cale in a plot to discredit and ruin Wonder Woman ‘s reputation. [ 9 ] He was seen trying to cause a crowd of people to kill each early in a belly laugh before betray and impersonating Cale as retaliation for her trying to have her bodyguard murder him. [ 10 ] He was confronted by Wonder Woman at Cale ‘s Headquarters and managed to escape. He then went on a spree of mangle where he kept trying to mentally cause others to commit suicide, but he revealed it was only a ruse in an attempt to reveal to Wonder Woman that Cale was the dependable genius behind her recent troubles while maintaining his freedom. [ 11 ] He former appeared to join the newly-repowered Cheetah and Zoom to become region of a new nefarious arrangement. [ 12 ]
Dr. Psycho was late recruited by Lex Luthor ‘s Secret Society of Super-Villains. Dr. Psycho worked with Talia alabama Ghul, to recruit criminals for the Society with Catman the merely one to reject their offer. Dr. Psycho does not take the rejection well and threatens to have Catman kill himself. however the pack of lions under his command convinces him he might be eaten if he has Catman hurt himself and leaves peacefully. He besides spends time working with Deathstroke to capture one of the Marvel Family of superheroes. The other members of the Society finally realize that he is trying to mentally influence them. Unaffected, they brush it off as something to be expected. Psycho is former seen at the end in the attack against the Secret Six, but retreated on orders from Luthor after the active had been concluded. [ 13 ] Dr. Psycho was then seen traveling to Metropolis to act as a beguilement while Shrapnel caused end but he decided to have some sadistic fun and mind controlled civilians into attempting suicide to torment Superman. Superman managed to save the civilians and Dr. Psycho was rescued and taken away from Metropolis by Black Adam on orders by the Secret Society of Super-Villains. [ 14 ]
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Dr. Psycho later travels with Warp to release the Monster Doomsday from his prison at the Earth ‘s core. He used his powers to control Doomsday, and uses him during the assault on Metropolis. Dr. Psycho mentally fought against martian Manhunter was defeated along with the pillow of the villains. [ 15 ]
Doctor Psycho placid remained a front man with his own position of authority inside the Society while becoming a penis of the latest Injustice League. As a request from Vandal Savage, Psycho enlisted Cheshire ‘s services and begins to put out hits on members of the Secret Six as retaliation for the past hindrance in Society affairs. He then attempted to have the team killed by planting a post-hypnotic trace in Ragdoll ‘s mind but failed. Psycho joined Savage in Japan and agreed to be the matchless who would serve as the father of Scandal ‘s child and Savage ‘s successor before fighting against the Secret Six. Psycho tried to flee from the fight but ended up getting viciously injured by Mad Hatter. [ 16 ]
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After his failure and defeat in the Metropolis invasion, Dr. Psycho ended up getting arrested and Director Bones assigns Kate Spencer as Psycho ‘s defense lawyer in a case where he was convicted of mind-controlling civilians to kill some insubordinate villains during the invasion. During the proceedings, Psycho lento began to manipulate Spencer equally well as lurk inside her mind. Before the test ‘s verdict could be heard, Dr. Psycho used his telepathy to hold the people in the court hostage and find out Spencer ‘s identity as Manhunter. It was difficult for Kate to overcome Psycho, but she managed to drop his guard by kissing him then stabbing him in the abdomen, causing Psycho to forget Kate ‘s alter-ego and lose his powers before being incarcerated again. [ 17 ]
return To Power
Circe former restored Psycho ‘s powers vitamin a well as amplified them and joined Cheetah and Giganta. [ 18 ] Circe was acting on behalf of the Society and Genocide was sent to the DMA ( Department of Metahuman Affairs ) Headquarters to help Doctor Psycho escape by having his take care populate the body of Director Steel but was foiled again. [ 19 ]
Psycho appeared again in an alter form when Wonder Woman underwent the world warped universe of Odyssey, where Paradise Island was hanker gone and she had grown up in the advanced worldly concern. Beaten and on the brink of end at the hands of the Morrigan reanimated minions ; Artemis, Giganta and Cheetah, Wonder Woman is saved by Psycho who took her through a journey through her mind, apparently having a deeper cognition of the changes reality had undergo. initially he insists on being known lone as Edgar, showing himself as a man on normal stature as he tries to reawaken the memories and big powers Wonder Woman had forgotten. finally, he reluctantly shows his true form to Diana, but does n’t reveal the demand nature of their antagonistic kinship. But before the goal of the vision, Wonder Woman promised she would try and remember him and his forgivingness towards her. During the attack on the Morrigans headquarters, Psycho appears again and releases a awful warrior, Ajax, the Morrigan have kept active for centuries with a blade in his chest, allowing the ancient to take retaliation on one of of the trio before their mistress ( the brainsick goddess Nemesis ) reveals herself and destroys the floor, presumably killing Psycho in the explosion. [ 20 ]
Powers and Abilities
- Telepathy: Dr. Psycho is a potent telepath which grants him ability to warp the perceived realities of those around him, mentally dominate others to suit his whims, and can create vivid hallucinations. According to Diana Prince, he is ranked as one of the Earth’s most powerful telepaths. His mind is powerful enough to overcome psychic inhibitors with enough effort. He even managed to overcome and control the mind of an inexperienced Saturn Girl whose mental might has been said to be equal to that of Martian Manhunter.
- Mind Control
- Illusion Casting: Dr. Psycho can create powerful illusions that are influential enough to damage or kill others.
- Ectokinesis: Dr. Psycho can draw ectoplasm into the physical world, which he he can shape into various beings and disguises. He was able to conjure a powerful disguise of Wonder Woman to defeat Donna Troy in combat.
- Psychiatry: Edgar Cizko is trained in psychiatry and psychotherapy. He has a particular talent for taking an opponent’s fears and inhibitions and turning them against them.
- Hypnosis: Edgar Cizko is a masterful hypnotist and can use this gift on a nearly superhuman level.
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- Dr. Psycho tells Diana that he travels a place of infinite possibilities and that if you lose your way there you may go mad.
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