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Houdini
Houdini
Information
Real name: Erik Weisz
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Sex: Male
Height: 5'6
Occupation: Magician
Base: Mystic Realm of Magicians

Harry Houdini was a magician and escape artist.

He was born in 1874 and he died in Detroit in 1926.

He was one of the most renowned magicians in history, virtually peerless in his era.

Upon his death, his soul found its' way to the Mystic Realm of Magicians, along with Count Cagliostro and Merlin.

History

Earth-1A

Harry Houdini

Robin says: "Holy Houdini.[1]

Once when Batman, Robin, Marvin, Wendy and Wonder Dog were searching for a meteorite on top of Mystery Mountain, Robin sees that it is gone, and he says: "Holy Houdini!", referencing Houndini's talent to disappear or make things disappear.[2]

While the Superfriends were having a picnic lunch at the roadside clearing in front of the Mole residence, Robin thought that the Moles escaped when he saw the house turn around. But it was actually Superman playing a practical joke, still this startled Robin and he said: "Holy Houdini! Did the Moles escape?"[3]

Powers and Abilities

Super powers

Abilities

  • Escapology: Houdini was a master escape artist. He had himself tied upside down into a tank full of water, and managed to escape before drowning.
  • Theater: Houdini's acts were often known for their theatrics. Houdini was a master of theatrics. And one of the most famous acts to come to any theater.
  • Aviation: Harry Houdini was an aviator as well. He even flew an aircraft over Hamburg, Germany in 1910.
  • Acrobatics: Harry Houdini was a skilled acrobat as well, as he was once a trapeze artist.
  • Athletics: For most of his life, his body was in athletic condition, as he was a cross country runner and was able to do gymnastics.
  • Gymnastics

Appearances

Super Friends

Super Friends books

Notes

  • Although Houdini is referenced in several DC Comics since at least the '40s,[4] he probably only had one major appearance, and that was in Batman/Houdini: Devil's Workshop # 1 (1993).[5]

References

  1. As seen in the Superfriends season one episode The Shamon 'U' (1973).
  2. As seen in The Shamon U.
  3. As seen in The Mysterious Moles.
  4. And he actually was likely referenced in DC Comics of the '30s, since Zatara was a regular in Action Comics, and he was a similar character.
  5. For more information about that DC comic book, click here.

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