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Quote1.png Heroes all, although not as well known as Superman, Batman, or many others. Rick Flag, leader of the top-secret military team known as The Suicide Squad... Dane Dorrance, the brains behind the Sea Devils... Cave Carson, the internationally known geologist... Animal Man, who can assume the powers of any living beast... Dolphin, from some mysterious underwater world we know nothing of... Congo Bill, the world-famous hunter... And, of course, Rip Hunter, the Time-Master. My friends, you are our planet's only hope! Quote2.png
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The Forgotten Heroes consisted of: Animal Man, who could assume the powers of any living beast; Cave Carson, international geologist; Congo Bill, famous explorer; Dane Dorrance, leader of the Sea Devils; Dolphin, mysterious underwater beauty; Rick Flag, leader of the Suicide Squad; and Rip Hunter, legendary time master.


All these heroes met when they stumbled across identical ancient golden pyramids at various points around the Earth. When they each tried to report their findings they were censored by the US government. With all their careers tarnished, they were all contacted by the mysterious Immortal Man, who explained that the pyramids were created as part of a plan by the immortal Vandal Savage to destroy Earth's protector Superman.

Immortal Man lead the team and, with the help of Superman, managed to destroy the pyramids and save the world. The team later reformed to battle the Forgotten Villains.


  • Although this team was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.


  • It was later revealed that Jeb Stuart asked Rick Flag to infiltrate the Forgotten Heroes for the government.[1]

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