Alias: Ivan Q. Fitzhugh
Occupation: Scientist, Mercenary
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Storm Mountain
Weight: 195 lbs.
First Appearance: Lightning Comics Vol. 2 #2 (Ace, 1941)
Known Creators: Jim Mooney
The Mastermind was once a meek scientist with an unusual aptitude for
learning. He soon became frustrated that his colleagues were holding him
back. He did not believe that ethics should ever get in the way of
scientific progress, and after being ostracized from the scientific community
for conducting dangerous and unauthorized experiments on human beings, he
began experimenting on himself. Soon, he learned ways to enhance his own
mind and body to incredible new levels of performance, although his
experiments slowly changed his physical appearance in striking ways, causing
his skin to become pale and his eyes to turn yellow. The more he
enhanced himself, the more he realized the unlimited potential of his mind and
body. He decided that with enough time and money he could transform
himself into a god among men. He now seeks ultimate power. In
order to fund his experiments, he has hired himself out as a mercenary.
Equipment and Abilities:
The Mastermind is a scientific genius who describes himself as having a
"super brain." He is on a mad quest for the acquisition of new
powers. He has already learned to teleport himself and others with a
thought. In this manner, he can travel at least several thousand miles
in an instant. He has also learned to mimic Lash Lightning's ability to
hurl powerful lightning bolts, although he must recharge this ability
periodically. He also appears to have a degree of superhuman strength,
and was very close to learning the secrets of physical invulnerability.
In addition to his powers, the Mastermind has taken over a large secluded castle on
Storm Mountain which is stocked with scientific equipment and weapons.
Mastermind has been known to wield swords and firearms.
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