Lord Havok

    Character » Lord Havok appears in 76 issues.

    Leader of the Extremists in an alternate Universe. He has taken it upon himself to conquer the United States of Angor, and perhaps the world, with brutal means. He's a homage to the Marvel character Doctor Doom.

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    This page is for Lord Havok from Angor/ Earth-8. For Lord Havok 2 see Maxwell Lord.

    Current events


    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.

    Character evolution

    What if origin

    The original Lord Havok was the leader of a criminal team who stole a nuclear warhead from a test field. But by circumstances beyond their control, the warhead detonated earlier and the radiation mutated and deformed his body, forced him to use the armor to help him to contain the greatest power he had now.

    Justice League Europe: The Extremist vector

    Originally, Lord Havok was believed to be one of the last survivors from the planet Angor. As the leader of the villain team know as the Extremists, they attempted to extort the word governments by stealing the nuclear weapons of their world and threatened them with dropping it all on their heads if the planet didn't surrender. As the united powers choose not to give on the Extremists demands, these maniacs caused the destruction of their own world, leaving them as the rulers of a dead biosphere.

    Or so it was believed.

    When the Silver Sorceress returned to Angor and was captured by the Extremist, the event lead to their escape from their own shattered dimension into the still thriving home of New Earth. A fight would ensue first against the Red Rocket Brigade and then the Justice League Europe. The leaguers ended travelling to Angor where they discovered an incredible secret: The original Lord Havok and his team (minus one) had died along with the rest of their world and the Lord Havok fighting against the JLE was a robotic copy of the original, created by the technology of Mitch Wacky's theme park Wacky World. 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 the JLE's Earth. They were stopped by the then still active Justice League of Europe with the help of Angor natives Silver Sorceress and Bluejay.

    The Lord Havok robot would be re-activated several times later: 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.

    A new lease on life would begat him and his partners when Twilight re-activated all the extremists to fought against Supergirl and Power Girl.

    Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists from Earth-8

    After Infinite Crisis and 52, with the revelation of the return of the Multiverse, Lord Havok and the Marvel homages were relocated to Earth-8 and their origins and contexts rewritten.

    Lord Havok was now Alexi Nicolai, the deformed yet ingenious son of the Russian czar Nikolai III. Hated by his father but loved by his mother, Alexi's would be sent away by his hateful monarch to the United States of Angor. Where Alexi continued to study and excel in his intellectual progression, creating a liquid metal substance that reacted to mere thoughts.

    Loss of Humanity
    Loss of Humanity

    When his mother died, at the hands of his father, Alexi returned to home to face his father. Assuming the Havok persona and using his living metal as new skin, Havok proceeded to obliterate all life in Russia.

    The Ultimate Civil War

    Events on Angor (paralleling the Marvelous competition) had lead to a metahuman civil war and to the establishment of a metahuman registration act that demanded the profiling of every superbeing in the country and forced drafting into the MetaMilitia, with oppositions being arrested and sent to concentration camps.

    On an open war against these strategies, Lord Havok, assembled his own team: Gorgon who worked as a government scientist (for the States of Angor), Dreamslayer leader of a religious organization, Tracer had connections to the criminal underground, Dr. Diehard founded an academy for meta human children and Barracuda, mole in the MetaMilitia ranks. Later movements would include the assassination of President Tin-Man and the conquest/slaughter of the country of Slovekia.

    The arrival of extradimensional visitors (the Challengers of Beyond and the Monarch Army) would make the clash with the Metamilitia forces more complicated. Putting doubts on the leadership of Havok among the Extremists members. But Havok would overcome these suspicions by causing the death of Dr. Diehard at the hands of Dreamslayer.

    The Metamilitia, now lead by Americommando, new president of Angor and ally of Monarch, assaulted Slovekia and confronted Lord Havok. But all was a trap lain by Havok who defeated and humiliated the Metamilitia. Whom, on a whim, he then acted to accept joining Monarch's Army.

    Why stop with just one Earth?
    Why stop with just one Earth?

    In his brief role as second in command to Monarch, Havok observed and learned about the multitude of earths. Even gaining insight as to how traversal between them was possible. When the defeat of Monarch at the hands of Superboy/Superman Prime was inevitable, Havok and his team defected and travel back to earth-8 moon. Havok having used his powered armor to siphon some of Adam's quantum energy for his own ends.

    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.

    Justice League of America Rebirth: return of Angor

    After receiving the arrow of Deadeye, Havok didn't die. He was saved by the Queen of Fables, who give him the power to conquer his earth. The Extremists again traveled through worlds to conquer the countries the government in his universe once owned, which again they claimed to have destroyed, after they defeated the Retaliators. The Justice League of America, lead by Batman had difficulty trying to bring down Havok and his insurgents, but the inner betrayals among the Extremists and an overconfidence on Havok side, made the the heroes triumphant.

    After being put in jail, Havok would return to save his own universe, when the Adjudicator would give him the chance to resurrect Angor after its destruction at the cost of his life. With the help of Dreamslayer and under the vigilance of Batman and Black Canary, Havok brought the world back to life once more. It is must be noted than in the revived Angor, Lord Havok is revived again too.

    Infinite Frontier

    In his last appearance he fought against Machinehead for the control of the remains of the shiftship carrying Flashpoint Batman.

    Powers and Abilities

    Lord Havok's body perished in nuclear fire, now his anima inhabits cybernetic automata with built-in hi-tech weaponry. The chassis gives him some protection from physical and energy attacks, superhuman strength, endurance and the ability to absorb and generate energy blasts coupled with a force field. He has an inbuilt radar system that allows him to detect unseen threats and target weapon systems.

    His Earth-8 counterpart retains his flesh & blood and accommodates a super-genius mind. He has designed a polymorphous armor made out of some smart liquid metal, reactionary to thought processes enabling it too alternate blades, guns or restricting apparati. Apparently, Havok also learned how to use "backwards speech" to effect magic in his world. He'd also stolen a pinch of Captain Atom/Monarch's quantum force. Having used it to port out when Earth-51 destroyed and establish a new base on the moon through matter manipulation.

    The revamped Angor iteration of Havok retains much of the same facilities, minus the stolen Q-Energy of Monarch, his prior iteration incorporated into his suit. Havok also took to adorning the Crusaders shield & Wundajin's battle axe to complement his fighting ability. A wish made on the Might Beyond the Mirror also fused his armor to his body. Making Alexi that much more resilient to physical trauma.

    Other media

    Justice League Unlimited

    Lord Havok in Justice League Unlimited.
    Lord Havok in 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.


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