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Dark Man
Darkman
Pre-Zero Hour
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Characteristics
Real name Tharok
Alias Dark Man
Occupation Criminal
Alignment Bad
Family none known
Affiliation League of Super-Assassins
First appearance Legion of Super-Heroes vol 2 #269 (Nov 1980)
Appearance of death Legion of Super-Heroes vol 2 #271 (Jan 1981)
Universe Pre-Zero Hour
Alternate versions see Tharok (disambiguation)
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History[]

The Dark Man was a clone of the super-villain, Tharok. He created the League of Super-Assassins by granting superhuman abilities to a group of children from the destroyed world of Korlon (also known as Dryad) and convincing them that the Legion had been responsible for their world's destruction (when, in fact, the Legion had tried to prevent Korlon's destruction and aided in its evacuation). Eventually revealing himself to Light Lass and later the entire Legion, the Dark Man used his abilities of mind control and draining the life force of others in a bid for power, but he was stopped by Tharok, from whom he had been cloned. When the two came in contact, both vanished in a burst of energy, for reasons unknown. It is assumed that the Dark Man died.

70s/80s (Superboy & the LSH/LSH vols 2 & 3)[]

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