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Professor Va-Kox
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Earth-One
Pre-Crisis
Characteristics
Real name Va-Kox, or Vakox
Alias Professor Va-Kox or Professor Vakox
Occupation Scientist
Alignment Bad
Family none known
Affiliation Krypton (former homeworld); Phantom Zone criminals
First appearance Action Comics vol 1 #284 (Jan 1962)
Appearance of death DC Comics Presents vol 1 #97 (Sep 1986)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-One
Alternate versions none
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History[]

Va-Kox was sentenced to the Phantom Zone for mutating the marine life in a lake on Krypton with his forbidden experiments. From the Zone he threatened to create monsters and destroy whole cities on Earth. He blackmailed his way out, when the Phantom Zoners stripped Superboy of his powers and Va-Kox promised to restore them only if he was released - a promise he immediately broke, until forced at Kryptonite-point to restore young Kal's powers.

As Va-Kox had broken his word, Jonathan Kent sent him back to the Phantom Zone. A similar ploy where Va-Kox, Gra-Mo and Jax-Ur made Superboy believe that they possessed his soul yielded a similar maintenance of the status quo.

Va-Kox escaped from the Zone several more times, but was always foiled and sent back. He was eventually absorbed by the Phantom Zone's only native creature, Aethyr.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-One[]

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