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Legion of Doom Team Member

Real name: Bizarro
AKA: Bizarro #1
Species: Bizarro
Homeworld: Bizarro World (aka Htrae)
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: Black
Base: Hall of Doom
Hall of Injustice (located in Bizarro Metropolis)
Affiliations: The Legion of Doom
Bizarro Super Powers Team
Abilities: Same as Superman
Voiced/Played: Bill Calloway[1]
Jacques Frantz[2]
Danny Dark[3]
Bizarro Gallery

Bizarro #1

Bizarro is one of many Bizarros from the planet known as the Bizarro World. Bizarro is an imperfect duplicate of Superman, and he is one of many imperfect duplicates of Superman.


In the mid to late 70's, Bizarro was a member of the Legion of Doom. At that time, he seemed to be quite evil, and cunning although this was likely due to the fact that he was being influenced by the bad association of the other Legion members.

By the early 80's, Bizarro often referred to himself as Bizarro # 1, since he is the first of his kind.

He soon decides that he wants to become a superhero. And he forms the Bizarro Super Powers Team. His base of operations is the Hall of Injustice, located on the Bizarro World in Bizarro Metropolis. During this time, He often proved to be more of a menace than anything else, since he was so stupid that even though he tried doing good things, it always turned out bad!

He is an imperfect duplicate of Superman who is clumsy, dim-witted and thinks somewhat like a child. He uses very childish speech patterns.

His suit is practically identical to Superman's except that the 'S' (shield) on the chest is backwards.

Background Information

On the paralell-universe of Earth-One, criminal mastermind Lex Luthor once acquired the designs for a Duplicator Ray first envisioned by a scientist named Professor Dalton. Modifying the device, Luthor intended on using it to create a super-strong clone of his nemesis, Superman; a mindless slave who would obey Luthor's every command. However, the duplication process failed, and resulted in the creation of an imperfect duplicate of Superman. This artificial being, later began to refer to itself as Bizarro.[4] Luthor is forgotten as Bizarro attempts to emulate Superman, creating havoc in the city of Metropolis and almost exposing Superman's secret identity as Clark Kent. When Bizarro falls in love with reporter Lois Lane, she uses the duplicating ray on herself to create a "Bizarro Lois Lane", who is instantly attracted to Bizarro. The Bizarros leave Earth together, determined to find a home where they can be themselves.[5]

Superman encounters the couple once again, discovering that Bizarro - now called Bizarro #1; has used a version of the duplication ray to create an entire world of Bizarros, who now reside on a square-shaped planet called "Htrae" (Earth spelled backwards).[6]


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Blue Kryptonite: Bizarros based on Superman are susceptible to the effects of Blue Kryptonite. This form of Kryptonite robs a Superman Bizarro of its superhuman talents and prolonged exposure is ultimately fatal. Bizarros based on other heroes are unaffected by Blue Kryptonite (Adventure Comics Vol 1 290).

Secret Lair

Bizarro's secret lair is on his home planet, Bizarro World.

Legion of Doom Team Members

Members of the Legion of Doom

Core Members:
Lex LuthorBrainiacBlack MantaCheetahSinestroGorilla GroddCaptain ColdScarecrow
ToymanSolomon Grundy • The RiddlerGigantaBizarro

Expanded Team:
Doctor Natas

Episode Appearances


  • Bizarro first appeared in Action Comics, Vol. 1 #254 (July, 1959).[7]
  • Bizarro #1 and Bizarro from Season 3, The Challenge of the SuperFriends look nothing alike.
  • It is confirmed in the 1983 short; Video Victims that they are in fact the same person. No explanation was given for the change in look and personality.


  • Although Bizarro No. 1 is the most famous of all related characters, he is not in fact the first Bizarro. In November of 1958, writer Otto Binder introduced a Bizarro character who functioned as an imperfect duplicate of the Earth-One Superboy. This creature was the product of a scientist named Professor Dalton and was destroyed after making only one appearance.[8][9]

External Links

Appearances in Other Media

BizarroDCAU.png Bizarro Bizarro was Superman's deficient clone. He was a tragic figure and more misguided and manipulated rather than intentionally evil. He was the prototype of an army of 'Supermen' manufactured by Lex Luthor.
- Go to DCAU for more on the Bizarro
Bzro.jpg Bizarro Bizarro Clark or Bizarro was the last and possibly most dangerous Zoner released from the Phantom Zone in 2006. He was accidentally created in a laboratory on the planet Krypton, and was sent into the Phantom Zone by Jor-El and J'onn J'onzz, but he escaped in 2006 when Clark Kent opened a portal to Earth so he could escape from the Zone. Bizarro followed him through and spent the next several weeks seeking a host who could sustain him. He eventually confronted Clark and stole a piece of DNA from him, allowing him to create an imperfect clone of the Kryptonian which would act as a permanent host body for Bizarro to inhabit.

This version of Bizarro is based on the Smallville TV series (2001-??) as seen on the CW.
- Go to the Smallville Wiki for more on the Bizarro


  1. Bill Calloway provided the voice of Bizarro for most of the character's appearances, all but one episode.
  2. Jacques Frantz provided the voice of Bizarro on the French dub of the Super Friends.
  3. Danny Dark provided the voice of Bizarro in The Bizarro Super Powers Team (1985).
  4. Conroy, Mike. 500 Comicbook Villains, Collins & Brown, 2004.
  5. As revealed in Action Comics, Vol. 1 #254 (July, 1959) and #255 (August, 1959), which can be found at the DC Database.
  6. As revealed in Action Comics, Vol. 1 #263 (April, 1960) and #254 (May, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
  7. Go to DC Database for more on Action Comics, Vol. 1 #254 (July, 1959).
  8. As revealed in Superboy, Vol. 1 #68 (November, 1958), which can be found at the DC Database.
  9. Superboy, Vol. 1 #68 (November, 1958) can also be found at Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics.