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Mighto Rat
Real name Mighto
Alias Tim Tates
Occupation Criminal
Alignment Bad
Family Yorth, aka Hiram Tates (father); Reena (mother)
Affiliation none known
Homeworld Ulgar
First appearance Superboy vol 1 #108 (Oct 1963)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-One
Alternate versions none
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Everyone on the planet Ulgar gained super-powers from a serum every five cycles, but as punishment for their villainy, Yorth, Reena and their son, Mighto, were denied having their powers renewed. While their powers remained, they fled to Smallville on Earth and masqueraded as Hiram Tates and his family, who had lost their farm in a fire. The Kents kindly took Tates on as a handyman and gave the family a shanty to live in.

Anxious they would be discovered by Interstellar Police, Yorth and Reena left, pretending to have died in quicksand, leaving their young son, Mighto behind. The Kents adopted him. They soon discovered he had super-powers, but did not know that he was secretly indulging in crime, and trying to built a machine - Experiment X - which he planned to use to blackmail the authorities on Ulgar in order to get his family's powers renewed. The plan required the rare mineral, Oxium. Mighto left Earth to find this, hypnotizing the Kents into forgetting his existence.

Years later, Superboy encountered Mighto, who had now found Oxium and completed the dangerous Experiment X. With the help of his foster parents, Superboy outwitted Mighto, who was imprisoned along with his parents.