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Luther Strode

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* Adaptive
* Agility
* Berserker Strength
* Danger Sense
* Healing
* Intellect
* Invulnerability (he can stop bullets using his muscles)
* Marksmanship
* Precognition
* Stamina
* Super Hearing
* Super Sight
* Super Speed
* Super Strength
* Unarmed Combat

Luther is your typical nerd, scrawny, clumsy, has glasses and is a target for bullies. Luther lives with his very timid mother (who seems terrified by the outside world, possibly due to an abusive relationship) and he has one best friend, Pete, who is also into comic books and video games as well as a nerd. Luther's new life started with a book. Desperate to finally get some respect, girls and get the bullies off his back he ordered "The Hercules Method." His miracle book instructs the reader to: "...focus the mind, body and spirit towards one goal. By bring all three into alignment, the physical enthusiast can bring all of them under conscious control." Unbeknownst by Luther practicing this he has developed some strange talents; incredible reflexes, a danger sense and strength.

Luther receives "The Hercules Method" in the mail and is dedicated to make a change in his life. His mother is one of his priorities as he skips school to keep her company at home. Luther's father has gotten out of jail and he is worried for his mother's safety.

Following the use of "The Hercules Method", Luther starts to notice strange occurrences, such as seeing his mom drop a load of plates before she actually did, allowing him to save them from breaking. Following this, he heads to his high school with his best friend Pete. It is there Luther and Pete see Luther's crush, Petra. In the spirit of friendship, Pete pushes Luther into Petra, so he can get his friend to finally talk to her. While talking to Petra, Luther is made fun of by his jock school bully, Paul. Seeing what Paul is doing, Petra decides to make fun of him, resulting in her kissing Luther, telling Paul he doesn't know what a real man looks like. In gym class, Paul targets Pete, causing Luther's "talents" to manifest. He breaks Paul's nose with a dodge-ball and later, Luther knocks Paul out as an act of self-defense.

Luther, who is now much bigger and muscular, refuses Pete's idea of exploiting his new found strength and power. Petra also becomes his girlfriend, telling him that she's "been sending off signals" since Luther's first day of school. Since he took a beating from Luther, Paul who had been put in a neckbrace by him decides to work out so he can exact his vengeance until he finds The Librarian with the bloody corpses of his parents. Luther and Pete are shopping in a convenience store when it gets robbed. Using his new talents to stop them, Pete realizes that he has the potential to be a superhero.


First Appearance: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (2011) #1

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The Legacy of Luther Strode (2015)
The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (2011)

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