Real Name







Fatal Five

Abilities and Powers

Ability to disintegrate material with his right hand

First Appearance

Man of Tomorrow

Voiced By

Phil Morris



Mano was born on Angtu, a world so polluted that inhabitants are required to wear special oxygen helmets to survive. When a woman was pregnant, her helmet was cracked and she inhaled some of the pollutants in the air. She gave birth to a dark-skinned child who could breathe freely on Angtu and could disintegrate anything with a mere touch. Mano became an outcast because of his uniqueness and he grew more and more resentful. This repressed anger manifested as psychopathic urges. Mano began murdering people. When the Science Police failed to arrest him, Mano destroyed Angtu and started a career as an assassin for hire. He later joined the Fatal Five, a collective of the worst criminals according to the Science Police. The criminals were however brought to justice through the combined efforts of the Legion of Superheroes.

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


The Five were returned to Takron-Galtos but were offered freedom in exchange for helping the Legion destroy an active Sun-Eater. His hand is sealed with a special restraint that neutralizes his power. Mano was dispatched to retrieve Anti-Matter. With his antimatter touch, Mano was the only one capable of harvesting the component. As expected, the Five planned on double crossing and destroying the Legion. The Legion easily defeated the Five and returned them to Takron-Galtos.

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.


  • Anti-Matter Touch: Mano was born with the power to disintegrate anything that he touches with his right hand, with his "anti-matter touch". Hating his people for mistreating him, Mano decided to destroy them all by touching the ground, and, "straining his power to the utmost", he obliterated his planet, causing it to explode.


  • Environment Suit: A native of the polluted world Angtu, Mano must wear an environment suit because he can not breathe the atmosphere of most other planets. The suit's helmet obscures his face so that it can only be seen as a silhouette.


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