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The character named Lamprey was created by Mark Gruenwald and Paul Ryan, and first appeared in Squadron Supreme #4, Change of Heart, in 1985. Along with many characters from Earth-712 in the Squadron Supreme home universe, he was part of a ground breaking story in the analogues of Marvel Comics.


Lamprey was an original member of the Institute of Evil and battled the Squadron Supreme on several occasions. Lamprey has remained quite about his past or how he obtained his powers before joining the Institute of Evil; a group of criminals first organized by the time traveling conqueror form the future the Scarlet Centurion. As a member of the Institute they undertook numerous acts of crime against humanity for some time. He often battled the Squadron Supreme members, having to out maneuver them on several occasions with little success.

His behavior would be modified by a device created by Tom Thumb and would get elected to Squadron membership. Lamprey accompanied Tom Thumb to the 41st Century after he was diagnosed with cancer to search for a cure. Lamprey would return to villainy when new Squadron recruit named Haywire tricked him into going behavior re-modification under device created by Master Menace. Lamprey would battle the Squadron Supreme alongside the Redeemers in attack upon Squadron City. Lamprey is killed when he tries to absorb too much energy from Dr. Spectrum's power prism and explodes.


Height: 6'1"

Weight: 210 lbs

Hair: Brunette

Eyes: Blue (White)


Having been Behavior Modified by the Squadron, the ex-Institute of Evil members are unable to break the law for any reason, betray any Squadron member for any reason. Their minds are no longer truly their own. Lamprey was himself changed from a psychopathic killer, to a heroic personality, helpful and self-sacrificing hero.

Powers & Abilities

Lamprey has the ability to absorb energy from other super-human beings and convert that energy to enhance his strength, speed, agility and other physical attributes. Lamprey has extensive experience at street fighting and had to leech energy from other beings through physical contact. He was granted one hour's worth of augmented powers for every second of contact with a super-human being. Lamprey is capable of flight if he absorbed the powers of a being with flying abilities.

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