|SuperFriends Comic Book Character|
|Real name:||Hugh Dawkins|
|Affiliations:||Global Guardians |
Global Guardians Team Member
Hugh Dawkins is a metahuman born with the ability to turn into a supernaturally large and intelligent Tasmanian Devil, in a fashion similar to a werewolf. As an adult he becomes a superhero in Tasmania an island off the coast of Australia. He is eventually contacted by a man named Doctor Mist to join the Global Guardians.
In 1977, the Tasmanian Devil helps the Green Arrow dismantle a bomb on the island of Tasmania off the coast of Australia. A few years later he aids in an effort to stop brainwashed SuperFriends, by the Overlord; from taking over the world.
On the parallel-universe of the New Earth, during the late eighties, his affiliation with the Justice League causes his rejection by the Queen Bee, ruler of Bialya, who is reforming the Guardians. Her efforts seem beneficial but are for her own selfish gain, as she is using brainwashing techniques to put the Guardians under her control. This affects the Devil again, as his close friend Tuatara falls into a coma after destroying a neo-Nazi compound and attacking the League. They are eventually awakened.
Dawkin's former friends regain their minds too and the Bee's massive brainwashing efforts are literally uncovered. He also learns that Doctor Mist was a robot, Jack O'Lantern, dead, is an impostor and Owlwoman is missing. It is said that Little Mermaid is also missing, though both sides in the conflict had seen her die from a misfired shot by Lantern. Queen Bee, the one that has caused so much problems is deposed and slain by Sumaan Harjavti, the brother of the man the Queen had slain and deposed herself.
Dawkins and the League help with relief and recovery efforts. After this he would return to Australia, but soon rejoins a team of Guardians to rescue those still endangered by the secret machinations of Harjavti. The entire group is endangered as those left behind had been implanted with subliminal orders to kill. Fortunately, nobody is actually harmed and the Guardians are reformed again.
Powers and Abilities
Therianthropy: the metamorphosis of humans into other animals. The most popular form of Therianthropy is called Lycanthropy which is exclusive to a human being's ability to shape-shift into a Werewolf.
Super Friends comics (1976-1981):
- The Thunderlord was originally introduced in the continuity of the SuperFriends Universe Earth-1A.
- He first appeared in the SuperFriends comic book series issue #9 (October 1979).
- He was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon.
- He was outside of standard Earth-One continuity at the time.
- As revealed in the Infinity, Inc., Vol. 1 #32 (November 1986) which can be found at the DC Database.
- As revealed in the SuperFriends ComicBook, issue #9 (December, 1977)
- As revealed in the SuperFriends ComicBook, issue #25 (October 1979)
- As revealed in the Justice League Europe Annual, Vol. 1 #1 (November 1990) which can be found at the DC Database.
- As revealed in the Justice League America, Vol. 1 #55 (October 1991) which can be found at the DC Database.
- As revealed in the Justice League America, Vol. 1 #56 (November 1991) which can be found at the DC Database.
- As revealed in the Justice League Quarterly, Vol. 1 #7 (Summer 1992) which can be found at the DC Database.
- As revealed in the Justice League Quarterly, Vol. 1 #8 (Summer 1992) which can be found at the DC Database.