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Starfinger (Lars Hanscom)
Starfinger Rat
Pre-Zero Hour
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Characteristics
Real name Lars Hanscom
Alias Starfinger; Doctor Hansom
Occupation Physician; Criminal
Alignment Bad
Family Molock Hanscom, aka Molock the Merciless (brother)
Affiliation none known
First appearance Adventure Comics vol 1 #335 (Aug 1965)
Appearance of death Legion of Super-Heroes vol 3 #29 (Dec 1986)
Universe Pre-Zero Hour
Alternate versions see Starfinger (disambiguation)
Starfinger logo

History[]

The first villain of the name Starfinger was actually two people: Doctor Lars Hanscom was the controlling mind, but the first person to wear the suit was a brainwashed Legionnaire, Lightning Lad, whom Dr Hanscom was allegedly treating. It was the suit that Hanscom had invented that provided Starfinger's amazing array of super-powers, powered secretly by Lightning Lad's lightning. Eventually, the Legion captured Starfinger and uncovered the identity of both 'Starfingers'.

Later, Starfinger found a way to give himself the powers that he had imbued within the suit. He kidnapped Duo Damsel - on the eve of her wedding to Bouncing Boy - to analyse her power to split her body in two, and then give himself this ability. Superboy rescued Duo Damsel, but Starfinger escaped; he had one more battle with the Legion to come.

Years later, Hanscom was murdered by criminal Char Burrane, who then named himself Starfinger II.

Classic period (Adventure Comics/Action Comics)[]

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