Validus (post-reboot version)


(Rebooted version)


Validus is one of the more notable baddies in DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes stories. These short notes are about the version see during the 1990s, after the “reboot” of LSH continuity.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None (Genetically Engineered).
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Group Affiliation: Fatal Five.


Powers and Abilities

Validus is a giant… literally. Over 500 feet tall, Validus can project blasts of mental lightning, and is extremely strong and tough.


In the mid 30th century, paranoia about interstellar monsters the Sun-Eaters took the planet Pasnic by storm. Pasnic and four other worlds thus worked to genetically engineer champions to fight the Sun-Eater. The people of Pasnic produced Validus, but this creature was uncontrollable.

Validus was brought to Takron Galtos by the Legion during the Sun-Eater scare. He joined the other four engineered warriors to take on the space monster. But the Sun-Eater scare was a ruse by UP President Chu to manipulate the Legion. Validus, Tharok, the Empress, Mano and Persuader thus formed the Fatal Five.

The Five escaped from the Legion. They attempted to fill Chu’s plans and start a new war between Titan and Braal. During the fight against the Legion, Mano helped stop the other Five members and turned himself in. He apparently did not want to harm any innocents.

Validus and the rest of the Five (minus Mano) were later freed from imprisonment by their new member, the Emerald Eye of Ekron. The Five invaded Outpost Allen. But Brainiac 5 and Gates managed to fight them off.


Validus is 500 feet tall, and his outfit is white and purple. Validus’ hands have two fingers and a thumb, and his feet have two toes apiece.

Validus has no visible eyes, and a large transparent dome surrounds his brain.



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 19 Bod: 15 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 01 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Monster
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 010 HP: 055

Growth: 15, Mind Blast: 13

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Figured into the above stats.

Charisma (Intimidation): 08

Catastrophic Rage, Strange Appearance.

By Danielle Mendus.

Source of Character: Legion of Super-Heroes (DCU).