Real Name: Clyde
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None. Clyde attempted to gain the same powers that Speedball had stealing them from Niels, the cat that was caught in the same accident that originally gave Speedball his powers.
Low-level Speedball foe.
Working with Dr. Rarque, Clyde helped create an accelerated growth formula. The first successful test animal, a pig, got out of control and injured Rarque and started a fire that destroyed many of his notes. Clyde was determined to get fame and fortune however, so he decided to try to recreate the formula using the few notes he saved and what he could remember.
Using his friendship with Claude, Clyde got access to Hammond Labs and stole the chemicals he needed. Hiding in an abandoned barn Clyde attempted to duplicate the formula, throwing his failures into the mud behind the barn. But when a group of students on a field trip spotted a giant chicken, Clyde realized he may have been too hasty with one of the batches he had discarded. He gathered up the mud and attempted to find more animals to test on.
Meanwhile Claude had noticed the missing chemicals in Hammond Labs and Speedball has begun investigating the giant chicken. They arrived at the barn at the same time. Clyde knocked out Claude and was forcing Speedball to taste the formula when a giant rat broke through the wall and slashed Clyde open. Speedball killed the giant rat and then discarded of all the giant animals to prevent an investigation that might lead to Hammond Labs, and then to him.
After recovering from his injuries, Clyde somehow learned about Niels, Dr. Benson's cat who has powers similar to Speedball's. Breaking a number of super-villains out of jail, Clyde built a machine that would steal Niels's powers for himself.
Clyde's henchmen seached for and captured Niels and brought him to Clyde. When Speedball also showed up, Clyde added him to the machine with Niels so that he'd recieve the power of them both. After explaining his plans and activating the machine he was foiled when Niels coughed up a super-charged hairball that made the device go haywire. The machine shook Clyde around violently until Speedball unplugged it. Clyde was taken to prison along with his henchmen.
First Appearance: Speedball (1988) #10
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The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Return to Springdale'
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