Fatal Five

Base of Operations


Team Leader(s)

Emerald Empress

Current Members

Emerald Empress, Tharok, Validus, Persuader, Mano


Legion of Super-Villains, Imperiex


Legion of Superheroes

First Apperance

Man of Tomorrow


The Fatal Five was formed in the 30th century by five of the Science Police's most wanted criminal offenders: Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, and Validus. They were also collectively powerful and could be a deadly match or superior to even a small group of Legion of Superheroes. It took nearly every member to defeat the Fatal Five and imprison them.

Man of TomorrowEdit

They quickly escaped Takron-Galtos and tried to get revenge at a time when the amount of Legionnaires present at their headquarters were small. After the Legionnaires were unable to recall enough members, they turned to the past and recruited Superman for help. The Fatal Five were defeated


They later returned to try to assassinate President Wazzo, of the United Planets, during the 343rd Intergalactic Games of Olympus 12. Cloaked as various unassuming figures, they would have succeeded if Superman and Phantom Girl didn't happen to be spectators.


The Five were returned to Takron-Galtos but were offered freedom in exchange for helping the Legion destroy an active Sun-Eater. As expected, the Five planned on double crossing and destroying the Legion. Shrinking Violet secretly sabotaged the Emerald Empress' Eye of Ekron and a force shield was used to capture them.

The Man from the Edge of TomorrowEdit

Years later, Imperiex freed the prisoners of Takron-Galtos. The Five journeyed back to Earth and helped destroy the Legion. They were all returned to prison except for Validus, who became Imperiex' chief enforcer. Empress was rendered powerless after Matter-Eater Lad ate part of the Eye. They team disbanded as they were absorbed into Imperiex forces especially Validus who became his main enforcer.




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