Alias






Parasite
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Raymond Maxwell "Rudy" Jensen
Occupation

Criminal

Handyman & Janitor


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

Injustice League

Suicide Squad


Base of Operations
Metropolis
Height
6' 3"
Weight
240 lbs.
Eye Color
Black
Hair Color
Brown - Now Bald
Known Powers

Exposure to extraterrestrial radiation resulting in the ability to absorb the memories, abilities and powers of anyone he comes into close physical contact.


Note: Genius level intelligence acquired from the absorption of the memories of others.


Parasite is limited by the amount of power he can absorb at one time and will disintegrate if overloaded.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Supergirl III

Superman


Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Adventures of Superman

Superman Vol. 1 & 2

Superman: The Man of Steel


First Appearance
Action Comics #340 (Aug. 1966)
Creator
Jim Shooter & Al Plastino
Origin

Having been fired from three jobs in the span of a year, Rudy Jensen got a job at a government lab as a handyman and janitor. His true intent was to use the job as an opportunity to steal valuable items.


Conducting experiments at the lab with radioactive elements from another galaxy, Superman decontaminated himself and sealed the waste in a radiation-proof container for disposal.


Ordered to take the waste container to the disposal center, Jensen's larcenous curiosity got the best of him and he pried the lid open for a peek. The radiation caused him to immediately mutate physically, granting him the ability to absorb the minds and abilities of others, becoming a human Parasite.


Superman