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Respect The Shark, Telepathic Predator (Complete Respect Thread)

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arf, I'm King Shark but lamer

Introduction

Shark's a pretty cool villain- for his powers, of course. They are quite unique. His character isn't really anything special and the quality of his stories can be described as decent filler for the Sliver Age. The dude started as a Tiger Shark and was mutated into a humanoid creature with amazing telepathic powers and other crap for some reason thanks to radioactive waste.

He's made some appearances now and then in the Post Crisis universe, but nothing major. He's supposed to be dead in the Rebirth universe and was treated basically like fodder. A shame, really.

Shark's appearance does change pretty majorly between his Pre and Post Crisis self, so if it looks like I'm doing a different character here, I'm not, it just looks that way.

Database

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Stats on (mostly) pre crisis Shark. (Who's Who in the DC Universe #10)

Durability

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Is bulletproof. (Green Lantern #175)

Scan 1- Survives being blasted in the mouth with Green Lantern's ring, and the impact that comes afterwards. (Green Lantern #5)

Scan 2- The next time we see Shark after this attack, he's completely fine and beating up Hal, proving that this attack did nothing.

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Takes a compressed air blast that was strong enough to dent steel. (Green Lantern #24)

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Takes a strike and a ring blast from Guy Gardner. (Green Lantern #196)

Scan 1- Tanks getting blasted with a massive lantern explosion inside his mouth. (Green Lantern #5)

Scan 2- He easily shakes this blast off, breaking Hal's lantern and overpowering him.

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Wonder Woman hurts herself punching the dude. (Adventure Comics #459)

Energy Manipulation (water stream mechanics and more obscure stuff)

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Creates a unbreakable energy barrier that covers all of Coast City. (Green Lantern #24)

Scan 1- Creates a water stream that bounces Superman's physical strike and turns it into a comet projectile that would have knocked down a building. (Action Comics #456)

Scan 2- Clark later tries using heat vision to turn the water into steam, but this also doesn't work and it bounces off and reflects back as a projectile. It should also be mentioned that Shark can seemingly create these streams of water out of nowhere.

Scan 1/2- His water stream bounces back Pre Crisis Green Lantern's missiles and knocks him out with them. (Green Lantern #28)

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Hits Pre Crisis Flash with a pair of fists made out of water. (Justice League of America #40

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Melts a rock, stating he could make a entire volcano with his powers. (Green Lantern #24)

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The Shark can cover himself in some strange yellow aura that defends himself against Green Lantern's attacks. (Green Lantern #28)

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While inside his water stream, he crashes through a bunch of girders and struggles with Superman. (Action Comics #456)

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While inside his water stream, all of Shark's powers are multiplied by ten, making his fear projection (another useful ability that'll be covered) strong enough to paralyse Superman and beat him down. (Action Comics #456)

Fear Projection

Scan 1- Knocks out Lois Lane in seconds using his mental abilities, making her so scared that she ends up fainting. (Action Comics #456)

Scan 2- Should be noted that while this was happening, Shark was using his powers to scan her mind for relevant information about Superman as well.

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Overcomes Green Lantern with his powers, making him scared out of his life, through Hal breaks through it eventually. (Green Lantern #175)

Scan 1- Mentally overpowers and forces Aquaman (who's a pretty solid telepath himself) to stab himself with his trident. (Aquaman #31)

Scan 2- He only doesn't do so due to magical nonsense and with him having a spirit inside him that overrides Shark's mental influence.

Size Manipulation

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Makes himself grow to a massive size using his telepathy. (Green Lantern #24)

Scan 1- Makes himself larger than a island. (Green Lantern #196)

Scan 2/3- In this form, he overpowers and crushes Guy Gardner easily, knocking him out.

Speed

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Dodges a construct from Green Lantern. (Green Lantern #126)

Scan 1/2- Gets to Paradise Island before Wonder Woman's jet could get there despite starting from the same position. (Adventure Comics #459)

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Moves at blur speeds to snatch some dude. (Black Condor #4)

Strength

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Bites Pre Crisis Aquaman hard enough to draw blood and cut right to his bone. (Adventure Comics #448)

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Carries and slams Green Lantern through a ship hull. (Green Lantern #5)

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Knocks down Pre Crisis Superman with a backhand (through he admits he was more surprised than actually hurt) (Action Comics #456)

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Lifts a police car and holds it over his head. (Black Condor #4)

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Smashes through Hal Jordan's constructs and bites his arm, drawing blood. (Green Lantern #5)

Telepathy

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His telepathic powers were described as being not capable by normal men for millions of years. (Action Comics #456)

Scan 1/2- Controls a shark and uses it to attack Aquaman. Arthur is even shocked that Shark is able to control a animal while he is unable to do so. (Adventure Comics #444)

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He can also fire a psi bolt from his forehead as well, through this power isn't used much. (Aquaman #31)

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His psi bolt stalemates with Pre Crisis Green Lantern's ring energy. (Green Lantern #24)

Scan 1- Hits Superman with a telepathic attack that leaves him dazed and confused. (Justice League of America #162)

Scan 2- His short term memory is also messed up, with him unable to recall the events of their fight afterwards.

Scan 1- Knocks out and leaves Green Lantern in a mental coma. (Green Lantern #175)

Scan 2/3- Hal is then trapped in a mental landscape of Shark's mind, where the only thing standing between him and totally being wiped out by Shark's mental constructs was his ring's auto defences and his willpower.

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Knocks out Superman, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman with a single psychic blast. (Justice League of America #162)

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Mind crushes a man, leaving him comatose. (Green Lantern #175)

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Scans multiple people around him to find Green Lantern. (Green Lantern #24)

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Sends Black Condor through a wall with his mental powers. (Black Condor #4)

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Shark can fly by using basic telekinesis. (Action Comics #456)

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Sends a tree flying in the air by creating a tornado. (Green Lantern #24)

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Shark's telepathy far outclasses Pre Crisis Aquaman. (Adventure Comics #448)

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Uses his mental powers to block Wonder Woman's lariat and commands a wave to attack Wonder Woman. (Adventure Comics #459)

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Uses his telepathy to stop Green Lantern from moving. (Green Lantern #126)

Conclusion

Despite being obscure, Shark is pretty damn versatile with his powers, and he can do a lot with his rather open ended evolved mental capabilities.

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