|Real name:||Mister Mxyzptlk|
|Species:||5th Dimensional Imp|
|“||He's a cosmic joker from the 5th dimensional world of Zrfff||”|
Mr. Mxyzptlk is an imp (a mythological, mischievous being similar to a fairy or demon) from the 5th Dimension. He has magical powers which is normal for a someone native to his dimension. Although mostly just a practical joker, his playful escapades have endangered many lives, so giving him the supervillain title would not at all be inappropriate.
Continuity from The New Adventures of Superman
Mxyzptlk was born into the fifth dimension and lived there until he became bored with his relatively uneventful life. Seeking exploration and entertainment, Mxyzptlk left and began to explore other realities. Unfamiliar with so-called "lower lifeforms" of other dimensions, Mxyzptlk began experimenting with some of them, testing them in many different ways, some of which were later shown not to have survived Mxyzptlk's tests. Upon one of his trips to the third dimension, Mxyzptlk met his match in Superboy. Superboy was living in Smallville at the time.
Superboy learned this 'trick' from Fuzastl, Mxyzptlk own father. this of course caused a long running feud between Mxyzptlk and his father.
This 'game', went on for many years till Superboy was an adult. Every time, Mxyzptlk would become frustrated because he could not enrage Superman.
Powers and Abilities
- Magic: As an imp, he possesses many magical abilities which allow him to have the following abilities:
- Reality Alteration: Mxyzptlk can manipulate reality and the laws of this universe in such a way as to appear magical. It does appear that there is a limit to his powers. It also appears that once he leaves, any effects of his magic is removed.
- Flight: His magic also gives him the ability to fly.
- Teleportation: He can disappear and reappear with or without the snap of his fingers.
He only has one weakness, if he is tricked into saying his name backward, then he will be banished back to the 5th Dimension. However, this banishment will only last three months, and after that three month period is up, he will be able to return to the 3rd Dimension (our dimension). Time and time again he has pestered the JLA, only to be defeated each time.
Mxyzptlk as he appeared in Season 5 (1984)
- The New Adventures of Superman (1966-1967):
- new SuperFriends (1978):
- Season 4 (1979):
- Season 5 (1984):
- Season 6 (1985):
- Mr. Mxyzptlk, sometimes called Mxy, is a fictional supervillain who appears in DC Comics' Superman comic books.
- He first appeared in Superman, Vol. 1 #30 (September 1944).
- He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
- For more on Mister Mxyzptlk see article at Wikipedia
- The Mxyzptlk disambiguation page at the DCAU Wiki
Appearances in Other Media