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Solomon Grundy

Contribution History:
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2011-06-14 04:25:42 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in their campfire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group through several heists, and Green Lantern Alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in their campfire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group through several heists, and Green Lantern Alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. Eventually, Green Lanterns Alan Scott and Hal Jordan sent him to the moon, where he had what was described as "his first independent thought," traveling to Earth-1, believing that he may have an equivalent there who would be his friend. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-11 07:51:39 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group through several heists, and Green Lantern Alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in their campfire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group through several heists, and Green Lantern Alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-11 07:49:48 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern Alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group through several heists, and Green Lantern Alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-11 07:49:21 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern Alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-11 07:47:23 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern Alan Scott, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern alan Scott's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-11 07:45:01 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern Alan Scott, whose ring would not work against Grundy because of his plant composition, pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing Alec Holland attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-11 07:42:33 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in German pilot Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-11 07:12:55 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He killed two ex-convicts and took their prison garb, then joined up with a band of criminals who called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He stole the prison garb of two escaped convicts, then was asked to lead a band of criminals who noticed that he could stand in the fire without being burned. One of them called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. He led the group therough several heists, and Green Lantern's ring would not work against him, so he didn't understand why the criminals cared about Green Lantern. They instructed him to kill Green Lantern by throwing him off a terrace. When he did so, there was a large green and yellow explosion. He then grabbed a member of his gang, Jake, and threw him to the floor. The rest of the gang told him that you should only kill enemies, but Jake was already dead, which Grundy did not understand because of the lack of flashes. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-10 08:58:29 scottandrewhutchins Notes created by Alfred Bester and Phil Reinman
2011-05-10 06:18:39 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. Whiole it eventually found one in Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He killed two ex-convicts and took their prison garb, then joined up with a band of criminals who called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him. Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. While it eventually found one in Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He killed two ex-convicts and took their prison garb, then joined up with a band of criminals who called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2011-05-10 06:10:37 scottandrewhutchins Bio Cyrus Gold was a wealthy man who was robbed and murdered, and his remains thrown into Slaughter Swamp near Gotham City. Le Bon Gumbo, also known as Swamp Thing, formerly known as Alex Olsen, had recently retired to the Parliament of Trees, and the Earth was trying to form an Earth Elemental. Whiole it eventually found one in Albert Höllerer, it failed in this attempt, because fire was not present, and a white zombie-like creature emerged built over Gold's remains with fragmentary memories, including an ability to speak English at a below-average level. He killed two ex-convicts and took their prison garb, then joined up with a band of criminals who called him Solomon Grundy when he said that he was "born on Monday" like in the Mother Goose rhyme. After Green Lantern Alan Scott pushed him in front of a train, he has consistently sought revenge against Green Lantern, and has been amoral enough to harm others who have gotten in his way. His body was fragmented and sent to Earth-1, where it battled Superman, even as Swamp Thing attempted to save him, but Swamp Thing was still experiencing too much pain in speaking to communicate with Superman why he thought Grundy should be saved. These duplicates were destroyed with a formula created by S.T.A.R. Labs. When Solomon Grundy learned of Scott's children, Jade and Obsidian, he attempted to kill them, but Jade showed him kindness, and he was willing to obey her, although he became subject to wicked forces and eventually conquered their team, Infinity, Inc. When Lex Luthor sent Swamp Thing reeling into Space, the Parliament of Trees assumed that he was dead and tried to put a new Swamp Thing, known as the Sprout, into Grundy's body. When Swamp Thing returned, he was relieved that Grundy was not dead, but Grundy had no memory of him, and they fought. Swamp Thing found Grundy too corrupt to be Earth's Elemental, and prevented the Sprout from assimilating with him.
2006-10-22 20:28:29 melkoloran Powers Solomon Grundy's primary asset is his monstrous strength and stamina. As with his intelligence and personality, his degree of strength and invulnerability change with each incarnation. In some incarnations, he has proven more than a match for Superman, while in others, Batman has injured him with punches and kicks. Although Grundy appears to be a zombie, and his body is composed at least partially of decayed plant matter, he can be injured or killed in the same manner as a human (although his ability to endure injury is superhuman). He has been temporarily disabled by great quantities of electricity, and Batman has caused him pain and injury with both fisticuffs and chemical weapons. Most recently, Grundy has clashed with the Justice Society of America several times, and has developed an unhealthy obsession with JSA member Stargirl.
2006-10-22 20:28:29 melkoloran Bio In the late 19th century, a man named Cyrus Gold was murdered and his body disposed of in Slaughter Swamp, near Gotham City. Fifty years later, the corpse was reanimated as a huge shambling figure (composed partly of the swamp matter that had accumulated around the body over the decades) with almost no memory of its past life. Gold murdered two escaped criminals who were hiding out in the marsh and stole their clothes. He showed up in a hobo camp and, when asked about his name, one of the few things he could recall was that he was "born on a Monday". One of the men at the camp mentioned the nursery rhyme character Solomon Grundy, and Gold adapted the moniker. Strong, vicious, and mindless, Solomon Grundy fell into a life of crime—or, perhaps returned to one according to his scattered residual memories—attracting the attention of the Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Grundy proved to be a difficult opponent, unkillable (since he was already dead) and with an inherent resistance to Scott's powers (which could not affect wood, a substance of which Grundy's reassembled body was now largely composed). Their first fight ended when Grundy was hurled under a train. Green Lantern and Solomon Grundy would clash many times over the years, though he would also square off against other DC heroes, including Batman. One storyline ("The Long Halloween", #12) involved Grundy and a newly-disfigured Harvey Dent striking up an odd friendship after Dent escaped to the sewers to plot his revenge on Sal Maroni, the man who pitched the acid into his face. Over the years, Grundy has been affiliated with various groups, from Per Degaton's timelost villains which attacked the Justice Society prior to December 7, 1941 (the attack on Pearl Harbor) and in modern times as a brief member of the Injustice Gang of the World. In the interim, he had battled the combined might of both the Justice Society, and later their counterparts the Justice League, nearly to a standstill, when he developed an affection for a lost alien child. The Earth-1 Grundy arose from the muck left behind when the original version had crossed over to Earth-1. During a clash with Superman, it was determined his might was too much a match for the Man of Steel, so Superman flew the monster to an alien world inhospitable to all save the hardiest life forms. There, under the planet's reduced gravity, the Earth-1 Grundy was appeased when Superman gave him a cape to wear as the zombie propelled himself through the air mimicking his one-time adversary. This version of Grundy was retroactively erased from history after the revamping of Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths. The original Grundy went on to afflict Green Lantern and his teammates, including the Huntress who was the first female for whom he developed an affection. Meanwhile, the Parasite used an enhanced crystal to metabolically hasten the growth of residual cells left over in the sewers from Grundy's presence there previously to grow a new, much more bestial version. This version repeatedly plagued Superman for years until, during an encounter wherein multiple Grundys were spawned, Superman and the Swamp Thing both encountered the clones. Soon, Superman obtained a compound from S.T.A.R. Labs which caused the Grundys to become inert, in effect killing the seemingly unkillable man-thing. Swamp Thing attempted to cry out for Superman to stop, as he believed Grundy to meet the definition of life, but Swamp Thing was unable to express this, due to a lack of vocal cords. Meanwhile, the original and second templates existed. After Solomon Grundy was rescued from a glacier by Alan Scott's daughter, Jade, Grundy became loyal to her and, for a while, was an ally of Infinity Inc. Eventually, this affectionate relationship turned to tragedy as the villainous Marcie Cooper a.k.a. Harlequin of the 's Injustice Unlimited used her illusion powers to disguise herself as Jade. Harlequin manipulated Grundy to attack the members of Infinity Inc., one by one. When Grundy gripped the cyanide hand of the transparent and reformed criminal Mister Bones and applied the hand to Skyman, he murdered the hero. This was the beginning of the end for Infinity Inc. and for Grundy's quasi-heroic career. Grundy's next major appearance was in Starman, lurking in Opal City's sewers. Jack Knight befriended Grundy, who had taken on an innocent, child-like aspect. Grundy also became friends with previous Starman Mikaal Tomaas, sacrificing himself to save Mikaal from being crushed by a collapsing building. When Grundy appeared again, he had returned to his malicious persona; the joint efforts of Jack Knight, Batman, Alan Scott and Floro to stop him. The origins of Grundy's resurrection come from the fact that the Parliament of Trees, a high council of Plant Elementals, tried to turn him into the newest Plant Elemental. However, the process was missing one vital piece: fire. A Plant Elemental cannot be fully created unless it died in fire. Since Grundy's death did not involve fire at all, the process was not complete, and he became a sort of half-functional Plant Elemental. Grundy has been seemingly destroyed on several occasions, only to rise from the swamp again in a new incarnation. Each version of Grundy has been somewhat different from the last, depending on the medium used to dispatch him (and the drawing style of the current artist. The original Grundy, for example, had prominent front teeth). Some have been truly evil; some much less so. Some versions are more mindless than others; some are actually moderately intelligent, recalling the literate, well-spoken Frankenstein monster of Mary Shelley's novel.
2005-12-18 22:46:37 JonnyAlbino Powers Solomon Grundy's primary asset is his monstrous strength and stamina. As with his intelligence and personality, his degree of strength and invulnerability change with each incarnation. In some incarnations, he has proven more than a match for Superman, while in others, Batman has injured him with punches and kicks. Although Grundy appears to be a zombie, and his body is composed at least partially of decayed plant matter, he can be injured or killed in the same manner as a human (although his ability to endure injury is superhuman). He has been temporarily disabled by great quantities of electricity, and Batman has caused him pain and injury with both fisticuffs and chemical weapons. Most recently, Grundy has clashed with the Justice Society of America several times, and has developed an unhealthy obsession with JSA member Stargirl.
2005-12-18 22:45:28 JonnyAlbino Bio A monstrous creature born from the swamp, who has battled the Justice Society and its members many times over the last sixty years. He has been seemingly killed a number of times, but always comes back, his personality slightly altered each time. Currently he seems to be at his most evil. In the late 19th century, a man named Cyrus Gold was murdered and his body disposed of in Slaughter Swamp, near Gotham City. Fifty years later, the corpse was reanimated as a huge shambling figure (composed partly of the swamp matter that had accumulated around the body over the decades) with almost no memory of its past life. Gold murdered two escaped criminals who were hiding out in the marsh and stole their clothes. He showed up in a hobo camp and, when asked about his name, one of the few things he could recall was that he was "born on a Monday". One of the men at the camp mentioned the nursery rhyme character Solomon Grundy, and Gold adapted the moniker. Strong, vicious, and mindless, Solomon Grundy fell into a life of crime—or, perhaps returned to one according to his scattered residual memories—attracting the attention of the Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Grundy proved to be a difficult opponent, unkillable (since he was already dead) and with an inherent resistance to Scott's powers (which could not affect wood, a substance of which Grundy's reassembled body was now largely composed). Their first fight ended when Grundy was hurled under a train. Green Lantern and Solomon Grundy would clash many times over the years, though he would also square off against other DC heroes, including Batman. One storyline ("The Long Halloween", #12) involved Grundy and a newly-disfigured Harvey Dent striking up an odd friendship after Dent escaped to the sewers to plot his revenge on Sal Maroni, the man who pitched the acid into his face. Over the years, Grundy has been affiliated with various groups, from Per Degaton's timelost villains which attacked the Justice Society prior to December 7, 1941 (the attack on Pearl Harbor) and in modern times as a brief member of the Injustice Gang of the World. In the interim, he had battled the combined might of both the Justice Society, and later their counterparts the Justice League, nearly to a standstill, when he developed an affection for a lost alien child. The Earth-1 Grundy arose from the muck left behind when the original version had crossed over to Earth-1. During a clash with Superman, it was determined his might was too much a match for the Man of Steel, so Superman flew the monster to an alien world inhospitable to all save the hardiest life forms. There, under the planet's reduced gravity, the Earth-1 Grundy was appeased when Superman gave him a cape to wear as the zombie propelled himself through the air mimicking his one-time adversary. This version of Grundy was retroactively erased from history after the revamping of Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths. The original Grundy went on to afflict Green Lantern and his teammates, including the Huntress who was the first female for whom he developed an affection. Meanwhile, the Parasite used an enhanced crystal to metabolically hasten the growth of residual cells left over in the sewers from Grundy's presence there previously to grow a new, much more bestial version. This version repeatedly plagued Superman for years until, during an encounter wherein multiple Grundys were spawned, Superman and the Swamp Thing both encountered the clones. Soon, Superman obtained a compound from S.T.A.R. Labs which caused the Grundys to become inert, in effect killing the seemingly unkillable man-thing. Swamp Thing attempted to cry out for Superman to stop, as he believed Grundy to meet the definition of life, but Swamp Thing was unable to express this, due to a lack of vocal cords. Meanwhile, the original and second templates existed. After Solomon Grundy was rescued from a glacier by Alan Scott's daughter, Jade, Grundy became loyal to her and, for a while, was an ally of Infinity Inc. Eventually, this affectionate relationship turned to tragedy as the villainous Marcie Cooper a.k.a. Harlequin of the 's Injustice Unlimited used her illusion powers to disguise herself as Jade. Harlequin manipulated Grundy to attack the members of Infinity Inc., one by one. When Grundy gripped the cyanide hand of the transparent and reformed criminal Mister Bones and applied the hand to Skyman, he murdered the hero. This was the beginning of the end for Infinity Inc. and for Grundy's quasi-heroic career. Grundy's next major appearance was in Starman, lurking in Opal City's sewers. Jack Knight befriended Grundy, who had taken on an innocent, child-like aspect. Grundy also became friends with previous Starman Mikaal Tomaas, sacrificing himself to save Mikaal from being crushed by a collapsing building. When Grundy appeared again, he had returned to his malicious persona; the joint efforts of Jack Knight, Batman, Alan Scott and Floro to stop him. The origins of Grundy's resurrection come from the fact that the Parliament of Trees, a high council of Plant Elementals, tried to turn him into the newest Plant Elemental. However, the process was missing one vital piece: fire. A Plant Elemental cannot be fully created unless it died in fire. Since Grundy's death did not involve fire at all, the process was not complete, and he became a sort of half-functional Plant Elemental. Grundy has been seemingly destroyed on several occasions, only to rise from the swamp again in a new incarnation. Each version of Grundy has been somewhat different from the last, depending on the medium used to dispatch him (and the drawing style of the current artist. The original Grundy, for example, had prominent front teeth). Some have been truly evil; some much less so. Some versions are more mindless than others; some are actually moderately intelligent, recalling the literate, well-spoken Frankenstein monster of Mary Shelley's novel.


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