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Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (12843 posts) - - Show Bio

Respect Replicant

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General Information

  • Name: Anthony Gambi
  • Alias: Replicant
  • Hometown: Central City, Ohio
  • Teams: The Rogues
  • Bio: Anthony Gambi spent most of his early life with his uncle, Paul Gambi, the tailor who worked on all of the Rogues' costumes in Keystone and Central City. Due to his upbringing, Anthony had an affinity for the Rogues, and felt like they were his family. When he witnessed Captain Boomerang receive life threatening injuries in a battle with The Flash (Walter West) he knew he had to contribute to the cause, somehow. He gained the chance when T.O. Morrow brought the Rogues the 'Humanifold' a device from the 28th century that could turn one of them into a living weapon. Anthony volunteered and became Replicant, one of the deadliest and most versatile of the Rogues.

Table of Contents

  1. Origin
  2. Powers/Abilities
  3. Physical Attributes
  4. Conclusion

1.0 Origin

As mentioned earlier, Anthony became Replicant with help from the other Rogues and T.O. Morrow using a futuristic, 28th century device known as the Humanifold. This happened in The Flash Secret Files #2 which also serves as Anthony's first appearance.

Here's a handbook entry from that same issue:

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Now that we know a little about him, let's see what he can dish out.

2.0 Powers & Abilities

Replicant has the power to assimilate and imitate any weapon that he sees. The weapon does not need to be technological for him to assimilate it, as he has assimilated Doctor Alchemy's 'Philosopher Stone' which is a magical artifact.

Weapon Assimilation

He can absorb any weapon into his person for future use. The weapon is combined with his DNA so he essentially gains it as a power, not a piece of technology.

Weapon Replication

Once a weapon has been absorbed it becomes one of his new powers & he can use it just the same as the original user would.

  • The Flash Secret Files #2 - Uses transmutation via Dr. Alchemy's Philosopher Stone to transmute bullets into plutonium and rain into a deadly acid.
  • The Flash Secret Files #2 - Fires several ice projectiles via Captain Cold's Cold Gun. Is able to tag Walter West (Wally West from another world) with one of them.
  • The Flash Secret Files #2 - Uses weather manipulation to summon rain and lightning via Weather Wizard's Weather Wand.
  • The Flash Secret Files #2 - Uses multiple powers at once; including; a heat scorch via Heat Wave's Flamethrower, a light reflection via Mirror Master's Mirror Gun, transmutes the air into chlorine gas via Dr. Alchemy's Philosopher Stone, and then summons a bunch of weather attacks via Weather Wizard's Weather Wand. He then uses Mirror Master's Mirror Technology to create an illusion that fools Walter West.
  • The Flash #156 - Uses two weapons from the Trickster's arsenal. The Mentachem Wand allows him to reshape matter in it's natural form while The Blackrock disrupts neural systems. He is also now able to teleport due to the mirrors he's absorbed; either from Mirror Master or Trickster.
  • The Flash #156 - Uses Mirror Master's technology to create an illusion/disguise that fools Walter West.
  • The Flash #157 - Uses Angle Man's Dimensional Angler to track Flash wherever he goes; also uses Mirror Master's technology to create several life-like holograms.
  • The Flash #157 - Uses Dr. Alchemy's Philosopher Stone to transmute air into chloroform; then uses Captain Cold's Cold Gun to freeze an entire river.
  • The Flash #157 - Uses the Mentachem Wand to control water & fire.
  • The Flash #158 - Absorbs Flash into his mirrored body; Walter is able to escape due to having full molecular control over his body, but still a noteworthy feat.

So he can manipulate matter in all forms (natural and in-organic), has total control over the elements, can teleport, create illusions/holograms, teleport, use his body as a dimensional prison, track people anywhere they go, disrupt neural systems, freeze things in absolute zero, and has deadly flame projectiles.

Y I K E S.

3.0 Physical Attributes

Replicant has limited showings for his strength/durability; but here's what he does have.

Replicant was only beaten when Pied Piper disguised a virus as a weapon for Replicant to absorb, thus Replicant took in a virus specifically created to defeat him. Plot device, you betcha.

4.0 Conclusion

Replicant really doesn't see much action outside of this single story arc. There is a version of him that appeared in Sideways #4 but he relied on a suit to copy weapons/powers and was killed by the end of the issue, so we likely won't see much of him in Rebirth.

It's a shame, he has an incredibly cool power and if he was given enough time and development probably would've had some more insane feats.

Oh well, enjoy the mini-thread. Replicant deserves it!

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#1 Posted by TheVivas (19440 posts) - - Show Bio

No chatter?

I need to up my RT game. Seeing yours and how well detailed, structured, and written they are is amazing and a little inspiring.

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#2 Posted by DiarrheaRegatta (4627 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice mini RT thread. This guy does look quite interesting.

Would love to see more with these kind of obscure characters with limited feats, but a interesting gimmick. Someone like Wizard or Riot would be perfect for something like this.

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#3 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (24252 posts) - - Show Bio

He was a nice villain in the Dark Flash saga.

Kind of sad his overall character never ever really amounted to much.

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#4 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (12843 posts) - - Show Bio

@thevivas said:

No chatter?

I need to up my RT game. Seeing yours and how well detailed, structured, and written they are is amazing and a little inspiring.

Well thank you; I really enjoy making them so look forward to more in the future!

Nice mini RT thread. This guy does look quite interesting.

Would love to see more with these kind of obscure characters with limited feats, but a interesting gimmick. Someone like Wizard or Riot would be perfect for something like this.

I need a bit of a break after doing my comprehensive Wally West one and doing these more obscure characters w/limited appearances helps me relax a bit, so expect more. I've done some Doom Patrol characters in the past, links are in my page bio if you're interested. I'll look into Wizard and Riot too!

He was a nice villain in the Dark Flash saga.

Kind of sad his overall character never ever really amounted to much.

It's upsetting he wasn't utilized more. When I saw he had a Rebirth appearance I was really excited and then they killed him in his only appearance & had changed his powers so he had to use some sort of special suit. Real bummer.