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Chemical King (DC)
Real Name: Condo Arlik
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The ability to control chemical reactions.

Chemical King was a fairly long-serving member of the original Legion who wasn't used very much over the years. It's speculated that writers found his character too difficult to integrate into plots.

He was introduced in an Adult Legion story as a statue, a brief mention of his noble sacrifice in stopping World War VII being readers' first impression of the character. It took more than ten years—until Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #228—for DC to finally chronicle his death completely.

The writers did so little with the character that he's not known to have had any romantic relationships with other Legionnaires. It's even difficult to ascribe a general personality to him.

No character vaguely like this one appears in the 2004 re-imagined Legion. In fact, he was basically ignored in post-Zero Hour continuity, as well.

First Appearance: Adventure Comics (1938) #371

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Issue Appearances:
2995: The Legion of Super-Heroes Sourcebook (1992)

Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (2009)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Special (1975)
Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds (2008)
History of the DC Universe (1986)
La Legion des Super-Heros et les Nouveaux Jeunes Titans (1984)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years in the Future (2008)
Secret Origins (1986)
Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1981)
Superboy (1949)
Superman (1987)
Superman Extra (1980)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman: Mon-El (2010)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)

Group Affiliation(s):
Legion Academy (DC)
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC)(Earth-0)

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