Parasite (Post-Crisis)(01 - Rudy Jones)
Real Name: Rudolph C. 'Rudy' Jones
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Absorbs the energy, powers, and knowledge of those he touches.
The Rudy Jones Parasite had several distinct phases of existence. From 1987-95 he was merely a S.T.A.R. labs janitor who was exposed to chemicals which Darkseid used to impart the power of absorption to Jones. This experience left him with the vampire-like need to consume energy to live. He was eventually captured and put into a laboratory to prevent him from using his powers.
In 1995, though, he broke out of confinement and merged with his scientist babysitter, Dr. Freeman, to permanently join the ranks of the most intelligent villains in the DCU.
A third being--a shapeshifter--was added to this already-combined being a few years later. This allowed him to not just steal a person's power, but to perfectly mimic their appearance as well. He posed as Lois Lane for a considerable length of time.
Adventures of Superman (1987)
He appeared to die after Superman unmasked his charade.
First Appearance: The Fury of Firestorm (1982) #58
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Action Comics (1938)
#481 Adventures of Superman [I] (2013)
- 'The Big Drain!'#482
- 'The Planet Strikes!'#512
- 'Deadly Measures!'#529
- 'Jail Break!'#537
- 'Creatures on the Loose!'#550
- 'The Secret'#552
- 'Control of Power'#584
- 'Bachelor Party'#592
- 'Strange Behavior'#626
Adventures of Superman [II] (2013)
#4 Aztek: The Ultimate Man (1996)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
TPB Blue Beetle (2006)
- 'JLA Presents: Aztek the Ultimate Man'#9
- 'The Power And The Glory'
Booster Gold (2007)
#24 Chase (2011)
- 'Day of Death: Epilogue'
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge (2008)
Firestorm, the Nuclear Man (1986)
Annual 05 JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (2003)
- 'Ground Zero'#82
- 'Back To Campus'#86
- 'Home Fires Burning'#98
- 'Balance of Powers'#99
- 'Mourning Frost'
#34 JSA: Classified (2005)
- 'Stealing Thunder, Part 2: Troublestruck'
#26 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'Fight Game Part 1'
Justice League Wedding Special (2007)
#1 Manhunter (2004)
- 'Unlimited, Chapter 1: Injustice League'
TPB vol. 03 Showcase '95 (1995)
- 'Psychobabble, Part Two: Mind Over Morals'
#5 Starman (1988)
- 'Spoiler - Firehawk - Thorn'
#13 Steel (1994)
- 'Ghosts and Monsters'#14
- 'Look -- Up in the Sky...!'
Suicide Squad (1987)
#6 Superboy [I] (2011)
- 'Changing Realities!'
#1 Supergirl (1996)
- 'Smallville Attacks!, Part One'#2
- 'Smallville Attacks!, Part Two'#5
- 'The Superboy/Kid Flash Race!'#9
- 'Rise of the Hollow Men, Part Two: In The Underworld'#11
- 'Rise of the Hollow Men Conclusion: The Neverending'
#34 Supergirl (2005)
- 'We'll Always Have Parasite'#35
- 'For Those Who Came in Late...'
Annual 2 Superman (1939)
- 'Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes'#60
- 'Good-Looking Corpse'
#657 Superman (1987)
- 'Camelot Falls'#658
- 'The Last Tomorrow'#666
- 'The Beast From Krypton'#682
- 'New Krypton, Part Six: Invasive Surgery'#684
- 'The Mind of Rudy Jones'#687
- 'Power and Weakness'#690
- 'The Setup'#693
- 'Man of Valor, Part One'#695
- 'Man of Valor, Part Two'#700
- 'The Comeback/ Geometry/ Grounded'
#127 Superman (1996)
- 'The Tender Trap'#157
- 'Superman's Enemy Lois Lane'#202
- 'Godfall, Part Three: Goddess'
Superman Forever (1998)
Superman Legends (2007)
Superman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Superman: Der Mann aus Stahl (2000)
#7 Superman: Last Son of Krypton (2013)
- 'Supermans Feindin Lois Lane'
TPB Superman: Mon-El (2010)
- 'Last Son Of Krypton'
Superman: New Krypton (2009)
Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files (2001)
Superman: Secret Origin (2009)
#3 Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
- 'Mild-Mannered Reporter'#4
- 'Strange Visitor'
#4 Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
- 'Idle Hands'#33
- 'Under Siege!'#50
- 'Split Personality'#59
- 'Altered States'#94
#2 Superman/Batman (2003)
- 'Fighting Back'#9
- 'History Lesson'
#3 Tangent: Superman's Reign (2008)
- 'The World's Finest, Part Three: Running Wild'#51
- 'Lil' Leaguers, Part 1 of 2'#52
- 'Li'l Leaguers, Part 2 of 2'
#11 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'Tangent: Superman's Reign Chapter Eleven'#12
- 'Tangent: Superman's Reign Conclusion'
HC The Fury of Firestorm (1982)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
#58 Trinity (2008)
- 'Glass Houses'#64
- 'Through the Gauntlet'
Underworld Unleashed (1995)
#1 Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'Underworld Unleashed'
#7 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Aqualad To Wonder Woman Supporting Cast'
#4 World's Finest (2009)
- 'Lois Lane to Rampage'#5
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
- 'The Guardian & Robin'
Video Game Appearances:
Superman 64 (1999)
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002)
Suicide Squad (DC)(03 - Post Legends)
Superman Revenge Squad (Post-Crisis)
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