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Arthur Light lived a surprisingly bland life as an A.R.G.U.S. scientist, until the day he was called in at midnight to investigate a communications device recovered from a secret. Exposed to strange radiation due to the villain who was communicating with him, he gained energy draining powers.

Discovering that he would drain energy from nearby artificial sources, he was locked in a small room in case this spread to humans. In this state of extremes, he was approached by Amanda Waller, who offered him a deal, remain in the cell for the rest of his natural life, or agree to join her super hero team and begin work on a cure.

While on the team, he was placed in close proximity to Superman, which given the tense situation and a super-villain plot, led to Arthur involuntarily triggering Superman's heat vision and dying.

His corpse was examined by A.R.G.U.S., then used as an explosive device by the Secret Society, demolishing a large part of A.R.GU.S. main facility.

However, not even death could give Light peace, and he was recruited by the Crimson Men, who claimed they could make him human again, and sent him out to kill Steve Trevor. However, Trevor made him realise that he was still dead, and he vanished, much as the Crimson Men had assumed he would.

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