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Possesses time-traveling technology
Per Degaton was assistant to Professor Zee, a brilliant American scientist. Zee invented a time machine, but Degaton shot him and stole the device.
By using Zee's machine for short-term gains through gambling, Degaton soon amassed enough money to outfit an army, complete with armored tanks. With hired criminals as soldiers, Degaton traveled to the year 331 B.C. where he allied with Darius, King of the Persians, to defeat Alexander the Great.
Degaton's time traveling affected the 20th century, causing certain inventions to never exist. His tanks were now more advanced than anything this world could defend against, and Degaton ruled the Earth.
Professor Zee, who had only been wounded, contacted the Justice Society of America, who went back in time and aided Alexander's forces, thus countering all of Degaton's work.
Time was "reset", with Degaton once again serving as Zee's assistant, and nobody remembering the previous events. However, Degaton remembered through a series of dreams, and once again stole Zee's time machine, this time killing Zee with his bare hands.
Degaton continued to scheme to conquer the world, as he traveled through time...
First Appearance: All-Star Comics (1940) #35
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All Star Comics Archives (1991)
HC vol. 08 All-Star Comics (1940)
- 'All Star Comics Archives * Volume 8'
#35 All-Star Squadron (1981)
- 'The Day That Dropped Out Of Time'#37
- 'The Injustice Society Of The World'#59
- 'Brainwave Blows Up!'
#1 Amazing Adventures of the JLA (2006)
- 'The World on Fire!'#2
- 'The Tyrant Out of Time!'#2 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The Tyrant Out of Time!'#3
- 'The Dooms Of Dark December!'#14
- 'The "Mystery Men" of October!'#15
- 'Master of Worlds and Time!'#15 (Direct Edition)
- 'Master of Worlds and Time!'#32
- 'Crisis on Earth-X! The Prequel'#53
- 'Worlds In Turmoil'
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
#1 Booster Gold (2007)
- 'I Accuse!'#2
- 'Trial By Congress!'#3
- 'Hostile Witness!'#4
- 'D-Day For Degation!'
#5 Convergence (2015)
- '52 Pick-Up, Chapter 5: No Joke'#7
- 'Blue & Gold, Chapter 2: O.M.A.C.'D'#8
- 'Blue & Gold, Chapter 3: Freedom Fighters'#9
- 'Blue & Gold, Chapter 4: Putting The Band Back Together'#10
- 'Blue & Gold, Chapter 5: Mindgames'
HC Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- 'Time Bomb'#4
- 'The Return'
#5 Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
- 'Worlds In Limbo'#6
- '3 Earths! 3 Deaths!'#9
- 'War Zone'#10
- 'Death at the Dawn of Time'
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC-17 DCU: Legacies (2010)
- 'Justice League of America'
Golden Age Secret Files (2001)
#1 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Golden Age Secret Files & Origins'
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Infinity Inc. (1984)
Annual 02 JLA 80-Page Giant (1998)
- 'The Degaton Paradox'#39
- 'The Saga of Solomon Grundy'
#59 JSA: Classified (2005)
- 'Time and Time and Time Again'#65
- 'Out of Time, Part 1'#66
- 'Out of Time, Part 2'#67
- 'The Autopsy'#68
- 'JSA/JSA, Chapter 1: Making History'#70
- 'JSA/JSA, Chapter 3: High Societies'#71
- 'JSA/JSA, Chapter 4: Past Mistakes'#72
- 'Black Vengeance, Conclusion'
#11 Justice League of America (1960)
- 'The Fall & Rise of Vandal Savage, Part Two'
#207 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'Book One: Crisis Times Three!'#207 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Book One: Crisis Times Three!'#208
- 'Book Three: The Bomb-Blast Heard 'Round the World!'#209
- 'Let Old Acquaintances Be Forgot...'
#9 Justice Society of America (2007)
- 'The Lightning Saga, Chapter 3: Suicide'
#50#53 Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
- 'The Secret History Of Monument Point Chapter Three: Strange Adventures'
#62 Superman (1939)
- 'Grand Guignol, Premiere Partie: ... And What Went Before'
#658 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'The Last Tomorrow'
HC Time Masters: Vanishing Point (2010)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
#1 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Passageway: Part Two'#3
- 'Passageway: Part Three'#4
- 'Passageway: Part Four'
#11 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Icicle to Jonni Thunder'#17
- 'Nightshade to Persuader'
#5 Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
#3 Young All-Stars (1987)
- 'Parliament of Trees to Trident'
- 'The Mechanique Paradox'#12
- 'M" Is For "Monster"!'#13
- 'Deadlier Than the Male...?'#14
- 'Hell Hath No Fury...!'#28
- 'Worlds Lost and Found'
Injustice Society of the World
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