"We're a laugh RIOT!"
Man, this dude was so underrated.
Riot was a 90's Superman villain who was usually regarded as a comedic folly to Superman on multiple occasions, harassing him with his antics at best, and beating him to a pulp at his worst. Son of a genius (ironically, his last name is Frankenstein) who pushed him with extremely high standards, he invents a way that he can meet his demands- cloning himself, and having multiple bodies to perform tasks to finish them quicker. While this starts off fine, the cloning process goes out of control, and results in them degenerating physically and mentally, due to him being unable to sleep or rest. Thus, he was castaway from his family, and became the supervillain Riot.
Also had a stint in the Superman Revenge Squad (who were all D list Superman villains) and harassed Supergirl, Batman, and the Guardian throughout his Post Crisis run. The reason for doing him is that he's amazingly good in combat- essentially, he's a anti tank character. Clones after every kinetic hit, and can tank attacks and avoid damage by mitigating the blunt force to his copies, which can also clone with a hit, and are pretty damn strong.
His N52 run sucks deep wang, so I'm not going over it. It's terrible, and makes Riot into a edgy jobber. Go read it if you enjoy unfunny plots and embarrassing characters.
Holds Superman mid flight in place with a few copies. Clark needs to struggle to get out, which makes more copies. (Man of Steel #61)
Supergirl is surprised and overcome by dozens of copies. (Supergirl #51)
Strong enough to hold Supergirl in place and prevent her from flying. (Supergirl #51)
Assists in beating down Superman and forces him to retreat. Clark was slightly weakened, but he still struggled with Riot at his normal levels so it's not a massive outliner. (Action Comics #652)
Stops Superman mid flight, resisting his strength, and then throws his cape over his head. (Adventures of Superman #543)
Able to rip apart and bring down a armoured Batmobile. (Batgirl #6)
A single Riot is able to tackle and drag Supergirl out of a room. Kara also comments on his surprising amount of strength. (Supergirl #51)
Two copies are able to beat down Clark while he was distracted. (Superman #730)
Two copies of Riot are able to easily beat down and KO the Guardian. (Man of Steel #64)
A single copy of Riot is able to rip off a metal arm with ease. (this is N52 Riot, but he sucks, so I would expect this from PC Riot) (Green Team #4)
Copies are able to manhandle normal people with ease, displaying their accelerated strength. (Man of Tommorrow #14)
Tanks being shot with a high calibre rifle. (N52 Green Team #8)
Tanks being shot by a experimental laser gun. (Green Team #1)
Barely feels a full speed rush by Superman by having enough clones to take the hit. Should be noted here that Riot's durability can change based on how many copies of himself are around, so he can hypothetically tank harder hitting attacks with more clones. (Superman #730)
Some copies get hit by the Batmobile, but don't seem to be fazed. (Green Team #2)
A blast from a tranquiliser gun makes Riot duplicate. (Man of Steel #65)
Takes a shot from a bat, and ends up cloning. (World's Finest #10)
Fast enough to dodge around Superman, clones after a punch. (Man of Steel #61)
Duplicates after a backhand. (Superman #730)
Duplicates again after Superman butts two clones head's together. (Man of Steel #61)
After a while, his limit to duplicating only when being hit is removed after he figures out how to control his powers, which means he can clone himself at will. The feats from here are from this new state. (Scans are from Batgirl #7 and DC Encyclopedia Vol. 2)
Creates multiple copies to confuse a foe. (Nightwing #62)
Creates copies without physical damage. (Supergirl #51)
Each copy is capable of sticking to walls like Spider-Man, which was a artificial ability granted by his multiple copies creating a chemical process through scientific knowledge. Also a feat for how smart and productive his copies can be when focused. (Man of Steel #61 and Man of Tomorrow #14)
Group of Riot's sabotage a telepathic helmet using their smarts, which results in a massive feedback which destroys it entirely. (Man of Steel #65)
Able to "recall" copies to avoid fights. (Superman- the Man of Tommorrow #14)
Uses this ability to escape from Superman mid fight. (Adventures of Superman #543)
Riot's a massively underrated character. While very rather cheesy with his wisecracks and appearance, he is nevertheless a extremely dangerous foe, able to tangle with Superman and other high tier fighters. It should be noted here that Clark has to defeat Riot by trapping all of his copies and himself together in one place so that they can't keep cloning and fighting. He has tried to knock out Riot before he can duplicate, but this method has never worked for him.
Riot is also underestimated in terms of smarts- when focused, they are capable of high amounts of multitasking and inventing, which allows him to create multiple chemical weapons and amps to increase his effectiveness in combat. It's a shame he never got the chance to REALLY show how dangerous he could be with proper motivation.
Anyway, thanks for reading. I've still got plenty more ideas for characters coming up who deserve some respect on these battle threads, so stay tuned.