Respect Arthur Light
This is a respect thread for one of the nastiest villains out there, Doctor Arthur Light. Once a well known and experienced physicist, Arthur Light threw away his dreams for a Nobel Prize and turned to a life of crime, figuring that fame and fortune were much more his style. Doctor Light made his first ever appearance in Justice League of America #12 - Last Case of the Justice League!
In his earlier appearances Doctor Light was a foe for the Justice League; however, he also wandered into the realms of the Teen Titans and obtained a hatred for Green Lantern; more specifically Hal Jordan but he also has a strong distaste for Kyle Rayner.
Unfortunately, Doctor Light had become somewhat of a "joke villain" despite his versatile and incredible powers, he became much more serious and gained massive notoriety after the crimes he committed against Sue Dibney during Identity Crisis, this will be the first and last time that instance is going to be mentioned within this thread. I don't appreciate Doctor Light's actions; however, he does have quite the library of feats and I'd love to see him used in the Battle Forums more often, so onward to the respect.
DISCLAIMER: If this is a violation of the new scan rule I sincerely apologize and this thread can be taken down; however, I do believe that it was stated in the rule that if links are posted to another website (Photobucket, Imgur, etc) then it is the responsibility of those sites to deal with any legal issues regarding the scans, not Comicvine.
Table of Contents
- Powers & Abilities
- Energy Blasts/Bolts
- Energy Absorption
- Construct Creation/Control
- Electromagnetic Spectrum Control
- Light Form
- Force Fields
- Physical Stats
- Reaction Time
- Super Sight
- Equipment & Gadgets
- Hate Light
- Kyrptonite Light
- Weakening Ray
- Red Sun Lamp
- Misc. Stuff
- Black Lantern Doctor Light
- VS Teen Titans (Classic)
- VS Speedy (Roy)
- VS Kid Flash (Wally)
- VS Hal Jordan
- VS Kyle Rayner
- VS Kyle Rayner & Jade
- VS Doctor Light (Hoshi)
- VS Connor Hawke & Speedy (Mia)
- VS Justice League (Classic)
- VS Justice League (Classic)
- VS Teen Titans
- VS League of Titans
- VS Hawkgirl
The origins of Doctor Light as shown in Countdown to Final Crisis #18 - Safe House. It gives a brief overview of his history up to that point, explains his path to becoming a villain, and gives a short list of his powers/abilities.
That's all we've got for origins though; it wasn't really explained in his first appearance. He just popped up and started making trouble as dastardly villains do.
2.0 Powers & Abilities
This section is what you all came for, Doctor Lights vast powers and abilities. He's actually a really versatile villain and after getting an overhaul in his later years became QUITE the threat.
Some of these scans (and this counts for all sections) may be duplicate scans highlighting a specific moment that then later appear in the fights section. However; not all of the scans will be seen twice.
2.1 | Energy Blasts/Bolts
Final Crisis: Revelations #1: Sends out a rather vicious blast before he is visited by the Spectre and then judged with extreme punishment.
Flash V2 #12: Sends out a blast of energy throughout the prison bus he's being held captive in which also blinds the prison guards thus allowing him to escape.
Flash V2 #12: Sends out a blast of energy powerful enough to blow up a stone statue.
Green Lantern V3 #80: Fires a blast of energy that easily pierces Kyle Rayner.
New Teen Titans V1 #3: Catches Starfire, Robin, and Wonder Girl in one of his powerful blasts, dealing heavy damage.
New Teen Titans V1 #7: Hits Raven with a sneak attack and does quite a bit of damage, you can see Raven talking about how powerful it is, that she can barely stand or think.
New Teen Titans V1 #7: Blasts Starfire with a powerful energy attack, but then he gets kicked by Robin (which is quite hilarious to me).
Tales of the Teen Titans V1 #49: While firing random blasts of energy he destroys the top half of a skyscraper and manages to hit Wally West; granted this was before Wally West obtained all his crazy feats, but he was still a speedster.
2.2 | Energy Absorption
Green Lantern 3-D #1: Sorry that these ones look weird, it's because it was supposed to be a 3-D issue. Anyways, after a trip inside Kyle Rayner's power battery we see Doctor Light absorbing massive amounts of energy from the battery itself.
Infinite Crisis#1: Doctor Light absorbs all the energy from a light based hero known as The Ray. Notice he says "Your sunshine is mine" which makes me wonder what would happen if he did this to Superman?
JLA V1 #35: Doctor Light uses his powers to absorb the light from Kyle Rayner's optic nerve thus blinding him in the process.
Teen Titans V3 #23: Doctor Light uses his powers to absorb the energy based attacks that the Titans are hitting him with while also absorbing all the ambient light in the area to amplify his own power by incredible levels.
2.3 | Construct Creation & Control
Action Comics V1 #474: Doctor Light creates a light cage that holds an Olympic Athlete. It took Superman punching it directly to break the construct.
Green Arrow V3 #57: Doctor Light holds Green Arrow in place by placing one of his light constructs all around him. He also is levitating Green Arrow in mid air while he's doing this.
Green Lantern 3-D #1: Uses his masterful control of the EM spectrum to turn Jade's construct against her and Kyle Rayner.
Green Lantern V3 #80: Uses Kyle Rayner's construct against him and traps him. This is why Kyle tried to stop Jade in Green Lantern 3-D, but it seems they both had to learn the hard way to NOT use light based constructs against a man who can control light.
2.4 | Electromagnetic Spectrum Control
JLA V1 #15: Doctor Light uses his powers to change the wavelength of the light surrounding himself and the Justice League, turning it from visible light, to infrared, and eventually into radio waves. Oh and he sends Superman's energy form blasting out of the satellite in the form of Radio Waves moving at light speed.
2.5 | Teleportation
Green Arrow V3 #54: Doctor Light teleports into Kord Industries/Technologies.
Green Arrow V3 #56: Doctor Light teleports inside of Speedy's (Mia) school.
Green Arrow V3 #56: Doctor Light teleports away from Speedy.
Green Arrow V3 #57: Doctor Light teleports himself and Green Arrow out of Green Arrows house and onto a rooftop within Star City.
Green Arrow V3 #58: Doctor Light teleports Green Arrow's ammunition away & then teleports himself away.
Teen Titans V1 #44: Catches an arrow shot at him by Speedy, blasts him with light, and then teleports himself & Speedy away.
Teen Titans V1 #44: Teleports to the JLA Watchtowever without setting off any of it's security systems and getting the drop on Flash (Barry).
Teen Titans V1 #44: Shorty after messing w/Barry he teleports the Teen Titans to the Watchtower as well. It also seems he's trapped them in some sort of light bubble.
2.6 | Invisibility
Justice League of America V1 #149: Manages to stay hidden from Green Lantern's ring using his cloaking abilities. Hal's ring didn't register a blip!
Justice League of America V2 #13: Doctor Light uses his abilities to make himself, Gorilla Grodd, and Cheetah invisible to Superman and Vixen (who had Superman's abilities) which is impressive considering Superman's super sight.
Teen Titans V3 #21: Hides from several Teen Titans and then reveals himself only to blast them with some energy.
2.7 | Duplication & Illusions
Justice League of America V1 #122: Doctor Light creates an illusion that he's some sort of Large Monster. It fools every member of the Justice League and allows Light to infiltrate the Watchtower.
Justice League of America V1 #122: Creates some duplicates of himself to confuse the Justice League.
Justice League of America V1 #149: This works in with the scans shown in 2.6 (Invisibility) in which he creates an illusion to fool Batman and also had made an illusion of himself to fool Red Tornado.
2.8 | Light Form
Green Arrow V3 #56: Using his Light Form he travels through a television and begins blitzing students within the school, blasting through them and killing them.
Green Lantern V3 #36: Uses his Light Form to hitch a ride on a car by hiding in it's headlight.
New Teen Titans V1 #19: Uses his Light Form to easily escape through prison by traveling through the light socket. I found it funny that apparantly Mirror Master escaped from the same prison & the same guard, tough luck for that guy!
Tales of the Teen Titans V1 #49: Doctor Light uses his light form to rob a bank, create some constructs, and project energy blasts.
2.9 | Force Fields
Green Arrow V3 #58: Creates a force field around himself to protect himself from Green Arrows explosive projectiles.
New Teen Titans V1 #3: Creates a field to protect himself from Starfire's energy blast.
New Teen Titans V1 #3: Once again uses his field to protect himself from Starfire's attacks, it actually seems to be reflecting them. Starfire even states that nothing had ever done that before.
New Teen Titans V1 #37: Blocks energy blasts using his Field.
Tales of the Teen Titans V1 #49: Prevents Wally West from hitting him using an invisible Force Field. It's possible that all of Light's fields are invisible; however, for art purposes they're drawn in there.
3.0 Physical Stats
3.1 | Reaction Time
Green Arrow V3 #57: Connor Hawke picks up some sort of machine gun and fires at Doctor Light who then turns around and creates a protective field AFTER the bullets had been fired.
Green Arrow V3 #57: Reacts to a barrage of arrows fired by Connor Hawke and Speedy (Mia) and teleports each arrow away individually.
Justice League of America V2 #14: Reacts to Superman who had previously blitzed Parasite, and tags him with one of his energy blasts which was powerful enough to send him crashing to the ground.
Teen Titans V3 #22: Reacts to and tags a speeding Kid Flash (Bart Allen) with an energy blast that pierces through his kneecap. The same kneecap that Deathstroke had blasted with a shotgun years earlier.
3.2 | Super Sight
Teen Titans V3 #22: Sees through an illusion of Superman created by Mirage.
4.0 Equipment & Gadgets
4.1 | Hate Light
Justice League of America V1 #122: Uses a hate light to make Batman want to kill Green Lantern.
4.2 | Kryptonite Light
Justice League of America V1 #122: Uses a Kryptonite light on Superman to paralyze him.
4.3 | Weakening Ray
Justice League of America V1 #122: Uses a weakening ray on Green Arrow (who has been mentally messed up to think he's Ray Palmer) to drain him of his strength.
4.4 | Red Sun Lamp
Justice League of America V1 #149: Uses a Red Sun Lamp on Superman to make him faceplant, lol.
5.0 Misc. Feats
5.1 | Black Lantern
Justice League of America V2 #39 & 40: The Black Lantern version of Doctor Light (who was killed by Spectre after Final Crisis during Revelations) is resurrected and attacks the hero version of Doctor Light. He doesn't win, but I figured I'd put it in here.
6.1 | VS Teen Titans
Tales of Teen Titans V1 #44: Attacks the Teen Titans and ends up defeating Wonder Girl and Robin, then takes them to wherever his base is while the rest of the Titans get mad at each other.
6.2 | VS Speedy
Tales of Teen Titans V1 #44: Easily takes care of Green Arrow's sidekick, Speedy.
6.3 | VS Kid Flash
Tales of Teen Titans V1 #44: Dodges Kid Flash and makes him run into a wall.
6.4 | VS Hal Jordan
Green Lantern V3 #36: Light has used his Light Form in order to hide himself within the Christmas Lights. He then attacks Hal Jordan while still inside the lights, but then leaves them and fights Hal; however, Hal then traps Doctor Light in his Power Battery. Something that may or may not cause problems for Green Lanterns down the line.
6.5 | VS Kyle Rayner
Green Lantern V3 #80: After escaping from the Power Battery that Hal imprisoned him in (GL 36) he finds that there's a new Green Lantern in his place and he doesn't take too kindly to him.
6.6 | VS Kyle Rayner & Jade
Green Lantern 3-D #1: Doctor Light decides its time to pester Kyle Rayner again and attacks him and Jade while they're at Kyles house/studio. They eventually get pulled into the Power Battery together and continue the fight there, but it's ALL in 3-D which makes it tough to read. It basically ends with Doctor Light getting trapped in the battery again, but he shows off some cool stuff in the fight.
6.7 | VS Doctor Light
Green Arrow V3 #54: Teleports into the Kord building and battles the hero version of Doctor Light.
6.8 | VS Connor Hawke & Speedy (Mia)
Green Arrow V3 #56 - 57: After terrorizing Mia at school Doctor Light teleported to the home of Oliver Queen where he fights Connor Hawke and Mia.
6.9 | VS Justice League
Justice League of America V1 #12: This isn't really a "fight" but it's Doctor Light talking about how he first defeated the Justice League, even though they eventually returned to thwart his plan. Silver Age comics kinda sorta always did that.
6.10 | VS Justice League
Justice League of America V1 #12: This is a battle that shows illusions of Doctor Light fighting against the Justice League who has split up into three different groups. The real Doctor Light eventually gets captured by Green Lantern after Light thought he "killed" Lantern but it's a cool fight to see his duplicates work independently of him.
6.11 | VS Teen Titans
Teen Titans V3 #22 - 23: This is Doctor Light's BEST showing in my personal opinion. He takes on practically an army of Teen Titans on his lonesome, and does fairly well. Throughout the fight he controls and absorbs Superboy's heat vision, manipulates Wonder Girl's lasso which is embedded with power from Zeus, tags Bart Allen through the kneecap, absorbs TONS of energy based attacks, fills Raven with too much hate that she can't handle it, and just shows off what a serious Doctor Light is capable of.
Eventually he gets worn down; however, Deathstroke pretends to be Batman & "captures" him.
6.12 | VS League of Titans
Final Crisis #1: Takes down Sparx, Empress, Mas and Minos with an energy blast. He had also teamed up with Mirror Master, but it doesn't look like that actually factored into bringing this group down.
6.13 | VS Hawkgirl
Justice League Wedding Special #1: Doctor Light is part of an ambush and attacks Hawkgirl. He blasts through her shoulder using one of his energy attacks and then cuts her mace in half. I do believe that Mace is made of Nth Metal (I may be wrong) but regardless it's a super cool feat.
Alright, and that's what I've got thus far.
I hope people enjoy the thread & that the links work. It's odd making a thread in this style (especially compared to when I made the Rogue's one, this is much more tedious) but I think it's still just as effective.
If you have any questions about context that isn't clearly explained (granted I did my best) then feel free to tag me in a message or shoot me a PM.
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