Abra Kadabra (DC)
Real Name: Abhararakadhararbarakh
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Abra Kadabra is from the 64th century, at a time when science has made stage magic obsolete. However, he wants a career as a performing magician, so he goes back in time to find an audience to entertain and soon clashes with the Flash (Barry Allen). His "magic" is actually based on advanced technology, disguised with supernatural trappings.
One of his more heinous acts is kidnapping Linda Park, the girlfriend of Wally West (Barry Allen's protege and successor), during their wedding and erasing her from history, though he is ultimately defeated. He also tricks five rogues into selling their souls to Neron so he can gain real magic powers.
Abra Kadabra makes an appearance in The Flash:The Fastest Man Alive #7 (Feb 2007), attempting to steal a vault filled with precious diamonds. Kadabra is carrying out a performance in Los Angeles (Bart Allen's town) for a fresh start when he tried to commit the robbery; his actions are foiled by the only man "faster than 64th century tech."
Abra Kadabra is mentioned in Neil Gaiman's Books of Magic miniseries. In the fourth issue Timothy Hunter, escorted by Mister E, visits the 64th century, described by E as a time when the differences between magic and technology have become blurred. The inhabitants tell them they have selected their "date-line" to send the "Madchild Abhararakadhararbarakh". Timothy Hunter responds "Abracadabra?" and Mister E tells him not to talk to the inhabitants of this time, and so they then continue their path into the future.
One Year Later, he and several other Rogues are approached by Inertia with a plan to kill the Flash (then Bart Allen). Though Inertia is defeated, Kadabra and the other Rogues successfully beat Bart to death, though not before Kadabra recognizes that Bart is too young to be the Flash they are used to dealing with.
First Appearance: The Flash (1959) #128
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#1 Azrael (1995)
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#10 Catwoman (2002)
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Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups (2005)
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DC First: Flash/Superman (2002)
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#11 DC Universe: Origins (2009)
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TPB Flash Companion (2008)
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Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006)
TPB vol. 02 Flashpoint: Secret Seven (2011)
- 'Full Throttle'#7
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#2 Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman (2012)
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- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman'
#43 History of the DC Universe (1986)
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#61 JLA: The Ultimate Guide to The Justice League of America (2002)
- 'Two-Minute Warning'
Justice League of America (1960)
#158 Justice League Sourcebook (1990)
- 'The Super-Power of Negative Thinking'
Rogues Gallery (1996)
Salvation Run (2008)
#1 Secret Origins (1986)
- 'Hellish New World'#2
- 'Take This World and Shove It!'#3
- 'All You Need Is Hate'#4
- 'Life is But a Nightmare'#5
- 'Through a Glass Deadly'#6
- 'Burning Down the World'#7
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Annual 02 Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
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#112 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
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#128 The Flash (1987)
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- 'The Plight of the Puppet-Flash!'#149
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- 'The Flash Stakes His Life--On--You!'#170
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- 'The Race to the End of the Universe!'#182
- 'The Thief who Stole All The Money in Central City!'#212
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- 'Kill Me, Flash - - Faster... Faster'#247
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- 'Revenge and Revelations!'#345
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- 'Dead Man's Bluff'#347
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- 'The Final Verdict!'#349
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- 'The Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns'Omnibus HC vol. 03
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- 'Reckless Youth, Chapter 3: Just Do It!'#115
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- 'Race Against Time - Finish Line: Double Team'#152
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- 'Payback Unlimited'#156
- 'Setting the Stage'#158
- 'Reverse Flash'#192
- 'Run Riot Part One: Awakened'#193
- 'Run Riot Part Two: On the Run'#207
- 'Rush Hour'#208
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The Flash by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar (2016)
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The Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010 (2010)
The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
HC The Flash: Rebirth (2009)
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#1 Underworld Unleashed (1995)
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#1 Underworld Unleashed: Patterns of Fear (1995)
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Who's Who In The DC Universe Update 1993 (1992)
#1 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
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Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994)
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Secret Society of Super-Villains (03-Current)
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