This page is for Lord Havok from Angor/ Earth-8. For Lord Havok 2 see Maxwell Lord.
- Lord Havok after defeat the combined attack of the Future Family and the Retaliators, opened the Genesis Egg. But their power overwhelmed him and he was killed by Deadeye.
- Angor's Lord Havok fought against the refugees from Earth 2 and went against Val Zod. His city was returned to its original timeline.
Lord Havok was created Keith Giffen and Bart Sears as an homage to Marvel character Dr. Doom, in the same line as characters like Silver Sorceress and Wandjina or the Squadron Supreme in Marvel. As other characters of DC, his origins has been recreated after some reboots, but keeping intact the homage/parody characteristics.
JLE: copy and Original
The first known Lord Havok was a robot copy of the original created by the technology of Mitch Wacky's theme park Wacky World. The original died along with his Extremists companions after a nuclear holocaust they themselves caused and then killed his world, the same of original Wandjina, Silver Sorceress and Blue Jay. The personalities of these robots were so driven by their no longer living counter-parts, that they decided to re-enact their terrorist goals of conquest on Earth. They were stopped by the then still active Justice League of Europe.
The Lord Havok robot would be several times later re-activated: First by Maxwell Lord on a new life thanks to the intervention of the Kilg%re. But after a fight with the Justice League, he was again deactivated and Lord gained a cyborg body. When the Infinity crisis happened, he had abandoned the Lord Havok identity.
New life would was given to him and his partners when Twilight re-activated all the extremists to fought against Supergirl and Power Girl.
In a flashback tale was revealed then the original Havok obtained his powers from a nuclear explosion, than mutated and deformed his body, forced him to use the armor to help him to contain his body.
After Infinity Crisis and 52, with the revelation of the return of the Multiverse, the origin of Lord Havok and the Marvel homages was relocated to Earth-8.
Lord Havok now was Alexi Nicolai, the deformed yet genius son of the Russian czar Nikolai III. Hated by his father but loved by his mother, Alexi's mother feared for the safety of her son, convinced that her husband meant to harm him or worse. She decided to send her son away to United States of Angor. There Alexi continued to study and excel in his genius, creating a liquid metal substance that reacted to mere thoughts.
His relative peace was short lived, however, when he received the message that his mother was dead. Apparently his father found out that his mother was secretly financing his life in the States and lost his temper, violently ending the life of the only person who loved Alexi. Alexi accused his father: "...all my life you took from me. My childhood. My heritage..Everything! And I accepted it. And I would have continued to accept it, never to be heard from again...until you took her from me..."
His liquid metal flowed over his undamaged side giving him a demonic appearance. Alexi killed his father, and proceeded to obliterate all life in Russia. Lord Havok was born!
Over the time, on the political scene, the first meta human president of the United States of Angor was chosen. It was Tin Man and he proceeded to enact the metahuman registration act. All meta humans had to register and join the Meta Militia. Many that opposed this were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
Lord Havok, in response, has gathered four individuals, all psychologically damaged and wronged as he was. Each of these individuals operated on their own level secretly. Gorgon worked as a government scientist (for the States of Angor), Dreamslayer led a religious organization, Tracer had connections to the criminal underground, and Dr. Diehard founded an academy for meta human children.
His first act of war was the assassination of president Tin Man on national televison. Lord Havok and the Extremists were labelled terrorists. After the death of Tin Man, Americommando took the office.
Tired of hiding, and being dedicated with his no-nonsense tactic, Lord Havok took over, with the aid of his Havokoids, a small nation of Slovekia, slaughtering the royal family to secure his rule. Open war with the States of Angor was declared.
The challengers Jason Todd, Donna Troy, Kyle Rayner and "Bob" the Monitor popped into Earth-8 at this time. Lord Havok mistakenly believing that they are the vanguard of Meta Militia had them imprisoned. He had planned to extract any information from them and destroy them. To their luck, the Monitor that was chasing them appeared, and a second later Monarch and his universal army followed.
Monarch demanded from Lord Havok to join his army, but Lord Havok refused, calling his bluff. Monarch then attempted to make Lord Havok reconsider by helping the President Americommando to destroy places of great importance to the Extremists. This lead to dissension among the ranks of Extremists, and Dr. Diehard lead the mutiny against Lord Havok. Lord Havok held an impassioned speech, calling in the personal loyalty of each of his Extremists. Then he ordered them to kill Dr. Diehard, stating that he has become too weak to do what has to be done for each their goals. They did so, and Lord Havok had once again consolidated his ranks.
Eventually Americommando, together with Monarch and his army, assaulted Slovekia and confronted Lord Havok. Everyone was shocked to find out that Lord Havok's lab was an empty white room. Most thought that he had went insane. Lord Havok, however, revealed that this room negated all powers from an individual, save those of himself and his fellow Extremists. Americommando was defeated and Lord Havok stated that he is done with Earth-8 and accepted to join Monarch's armada, knowing that he still could not defeat him, and acting on his secret plan.
Lord Havok became second in command to Monarch, to whom he proved his tactical genius in battles on multiple Earths. When the time came for Monarch to fight Superman Prime, he revealed his secret plan. He knew that Monarch's containment suit would eventually be breached and so he siphoned of a small part of Monarch's power, as well as access to tech.
When Monarch imploded, Lord Havok teleported himself and his Extremists back to a m oon base circling Earth-8.
Now aware of the existence of multiple Earths, Lord Havok prepares himself for future conquests. However with the Flashpoint reboot, this plans never came to fruition.
Multiversity: Return to Earth-8
After Flashpoint, the nature of Earth-8 changed again. In a reborn Earth 8 Lord Havok was responsably for the coming of the Gentry to his world. After single handed defeating his enemies, the Future Family, Havok, using several mystical items, summoned a possesed Nix Uotan as avatar of the Gentry. His blood was the sacrifice for the opening after Deadeye as an act of mercy, choose to kill him.
About his origins only is know than his real name is Damon and than his enemy, Frank Future have some grade of responsability in his origins, as Havok claims to be Frank Future's greatest creation and greatest failure at the same time.
Powers and Abilities
Lord Havok wears a suit of cybernetic armour with built-in hi-tech weaponry. The armour gives him some protection from physical and energy attacks, super human strength,endurance, ability to generate energy blasts and a force field. He has an inbuilt radar system that allows him to detect unseen threats and target weapon systems.
His Earth-8 version has an armor made of somekinf of smart liquid metal, capable to react to though and morph into blades or guns. Apparently, also learned how to use "backwards speech" to effect magic in the world.
Justice League Unlimited
Lord Havok appears in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Shadow of the Hawk". Along with the other Extremists they attacked a city and battled the Justice League. He was defeated by Batman, who used an electrically charged Batarang on him.