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Ultraman is a supervillain that appears in stories published by DC Comics. He is the evil criminal counterpart of Superman. Ultraman first appeared in Justice League of America #29

Original Multiverse

Ultraman originally hailed from the parallel Earth called "Earth-Three", and was a member of the criminal organization the Crime Syndicate of America. Unlike Superman, Ultraman gets stronger every time he is exposed to kryptonite, often developing a completely new superpower each time. In one such encounter, Ultraman acquired the ability to see through dimensional barriers, thus alerting the Crime Syndicate to the existence of alternate Earths in their first appearance. This allowed the Syndicate to attack the Justice League and Justice Society. Ultraman also differed from Superman in that his version of Krypton hadn't exploded. Where the Kryptonite came from is unknown. In the early 1980s, Ultraman teamed up with Lex Luthor of Earth-One and Alexei Luthor of Earth-Two in an unsuccessful attempt to eliminate the Supermen of Earths-One and -Two (the Supermen were, in turn, assisted by the heroic Alexander Luthor of Earth-Three). Later, Ultraman joined the rest of the Crime Syndicate in a teamup with a time-traveling villain named Per Degaton in his attempt to conquer Earth-Two, but this proved unsuccessful as well, and the events were wiped from the timeline afterwards. The original Ultraman was eliminated in the 1985 12-issue limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths. Distraught at the fact that his superpowers were useless at the one time he actually needed them, he flew straight into the anti-matter cloud that was destroying Earth-3, telling Power Ring " What have I done all my life. Fight... !"

Antimatter Earth

In 1998, Ultraman was reintroduced in the story arc JLA: Earth 2. The Crime Syndicate is revealed for the first time to the Justice League by Alexander Luthor, the heroic antimatter counterpart to Lex Luthor. In this current continuity the CSA comes from the Antimatter Universe, each member being the antimatter counterpart to a core League member. Ultraman was fully rewritten for modern continuity as Lieutenant Clark Kent, a human astronaut from the antimatter Earth. After a fiery space shuttle crash, an unknown alien race (possibly Kryptonians) reconstructed Kent in an attempt to repair the damaged astronaut, which ended up altering the human both mentally and physically, giving him ultrapowers similar to Superman's superpowers. According to Alexander Luthor, the process also twisted Ultraman's mind. In contrast to Superman, Ultraman's power relies on his proximity and exposure to a substance called Anti-Kryptonite; the longer and farther he is separated from it the weaker he becomes. This substance has no apparent effect on Superman.
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