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Gnill Opral is born a powerful mutant with the psychokinetic abilities and a deformed cranium. He is haled as a hero by the Legion of Super-Heroes.


Kid Psycho is a character who appears in the DC Comics series Legion of Super-Heroes. He appeared in the issue titled Superboy#24, The Sacrifice of Kid Psycho! His is the story of the one-time hero shot, introduced as a story plot. he was created by George Papp and Otto Binder.

Major Story Arcs

Silver Age; Original Continuity

Sacrifice during Crisis of Infinite Earths
Sacrifice during Crisis of Infinite Earths

The young man named Gnill Opral was born on the planet Hajor. Before his birth his parents were exposed to radiation while fighting a space squid, he was born a mutant with an oversized brain and psychokinetic abilities. When he was still a teenager he applied for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes taking the name "Kid Psycho". However to his dismay he was rejected because the use of his powers shortens his life expectancy by one year. However Gnill decided to attempt to go into the 20th century Smallville with his powers and contact Superboy. Impressed with his abilities Superboy and Kid Psycho traveled back to the 30th century to convince the Legion to induct him as a reserve member, given the title of top secret weapon.

While Kid Psycho was occasionally present for Legion wedding ceremonies and anniversary celebrations he was only called into duty during the first Crisis of Infinite Earths. While protecting people in London from a series of natural disasters, he was vaporized by a wave of anti-matter created by the Anti-Monitor, who was attempting to destroy the Multiverse. Although he is occasionally mentioned he is soon erased from Legion continuity.

5 Year Gap, Five years later: Kid Psycho 2

In the reality from Five years later, a second Kid Psycho was source of trouble for the Legionnaires team from New Earth. When accidently Livewire hit him with his lightning, a young kid from the Acapulco Dome named Mayf released his psychic energies, trapping several legionnaires in their worst fears. Lead by Saturn Girl, a second team enter in the maelstrom to heal the damaged mind of the young boy and rescue their teammates.

Powers and Abilities

Mind over Mater
Mind over Mater

Kid Psycho was a mutant who had Psychokinetic powers and was able to project impenetrable force screens with this mind.

The origins of the power of the second Kid Psycho were unknown but he could trap people in realistic illusions and psychic blasts of energy than could kill a person.

The downside to his amazing psychokinetic powers is the limitations it has on his life expectancy. Each time Kid Psycho uses his abilities it shortens his life by almost a year.


Gnill was given a Legion Flight Ring when he was given honorary status as a member. The ring gives the wearer the ability to fly. It also acts a s a long-range communicator, navigational device, signal device, and a powerful micro-computer as its motherboard.

Other Versions

A second Kid Psycho appeared in the series by tangent Comics; Atom #Tangent Comics: Atom #1, December 1997.

Kid Psycho is a supervillain on Earth-( with psychic powers and appears to be a member of the fatal Five. he is responsible along with the rest of the Fatal Five for the death of the second generation superhero also from Earth-9, Atom II.


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