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Joe Public-Elph

Real Name: Unknown
Alias: Joe Public
Identity: Secret
Alignment: Good
Gender: Male
Hair: Blonde
Occupation: Gym Teacher
First appearance: Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #1 (June, 1993)


The hero known as Joe Public was originally a physics education teacher at Gotham City High School. He became a vigilante after one of his students was killed by some bad Ecstasy at a party.
He sought out the local drug kingpin known as "Happy Jack," as he was responsible for the drug ditribution near Joe's high school. Unfortunately, Batman was after Happy Jack as well, and Joe accidentally ended up fouling up Batman's plans, causing Happy Jack to flee.
Joe managed to track down Happy Jack later that night, but they both ended up falling victim to the alien parasite known as Gemir, who fed on their spinal fluid. However, while Happy Jack perished from the attack, Joe managed to survive from Gemir's bite and even ended up gaining strange new powers. He soon found that he could absorb the strength and energy from people around him, which allowed him to become strong enough to be a match for Gemir. Joe then teamed up with Batman and Pagan, and together they were able to cause Gemir to flee.

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