Alias


Obsidian
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Todd James Rice
Occupation

Adventurer

Criminal

Mechanic


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Group Affiliation

Infinity Inc.

Justice League

Princes of Darkness


Base of Operations
Los Angeles, California
Height
5' 11"
Weight
195 lbs.
Eye Color
Brown - Transmutes White
Hair Color
Brown - Transmutes Bald
Known Powers

Mutation resulting in the ability to merge with and control shadows through the extra-dimensional Shadowlands.


When in shadow form he is capable of rendering any part of his body two dimensional, float weightlessly and gains enhanced strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability. Able to envelop others in their shadow causing them to face their own horrors.


Limited telepathic abilities with his twin sister Jade.


Note: Vulnerable to strong light when in shadow form.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Green Lantern I

Justice Society

Solomon Grundy


Regularly Appearing

All-Star Squadron

Infinity Inc.

JSA


First Appearance
All-Star Squadron #25 (Sept. 1983)
Creator
Roy Thomas & Jerry Ordway
Origin

The son of Alan Scott (Green Lantern I) and Rose Forrest (Thorn I), Todd Rice and his twin sister Jennie-Lynn were abandoned to foster care with different parents after their mother, who married Scott under an assumed name, abandoned them for fear that her split personality would surface and attempt to kill them.


Each of the twins developed super-human abilities and first meet weeks before they applied for membership to the newly reformed Justice Society. Their reunion would lead to the revelation that the twins were the offspring of the hero Green Lantern and the villainous Thorn.


Obsidian and his sister (Jade) would join other young heroes in forming Infinity Inc. In time the mental affliction of Rice's mother would begin to affect him and he would turn against his father and his allies in the Justice Society.