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Prince Gavyn was the spoiled blond playboy prince of an alien empire who discovered he was a mutant who could survive unaided in space. By ancient royal custom, he was thrown out of an spaceship airlock to prevent him from challenging his more mature sister's claim to the leadership of the imperial planet Throneworld. He was given jeweled wristbands and a staff by the mysterious mystic Mn'torr which allowed him to channel his cosmic powers into the ability to fly and shoot bolts of energy. He kept his true identity a secret and served as a masked protector of the realm, but after the assassination of his sister only one year into her reign he became ruler of their people. He was believed to have died in the Crisis on Infinite Earths, but his fate was far different.
It was revealed that Gavyn was converted into pure energy, which became the source of the beam of light that struck Will Payton, a later Starman, granting him his powers. It is currently unclear whether the two men, Gavyn and Payton, fused into one being with shared memories or if Payton was killed by the bolt that struck him and was replaced by the essence of Gavyn with Payton's memories.
After the destruction of Rann’s atmosphere, Gavyn spoke on Adam Strange’s behalf. Sardath and the Rann council had no other choice but to condemn Strange for his failure to protect Rann. Gavyn convinced the council that Strange received a prediction from Synnar that Rann’s destruction would be inevitable. However, Strange managed to turn the tides by having the Weird utilize Rann’s atmosphere as an explosive catalyst which would destroy Synnar’s incursion. All but Sardath were convinced by Gavyn that Strange had no other choice. Gavyn has also expressed that Throneworld will be the new home of Rann’s remaining population.
Later on, when Gavyn was confronted by Synnar, Synnar revealed to Gavyn’s comrades that he was inadvertently responsible for Will Payton’s death. Gavyn’s dirty secret of parading in another man’s body brought Gavyn much guilt. However, Synnar offered to remove Gavyn’s guilt if he joins Synnar’s six aberrations of reality. Gavyn agrees and Synnar transforms Gavyn into Fusion, Synnar’s newly faithful convert. Gavyn was Life's seeker of the Aberrant Six. When Eye kills herself to put an end to Synnar’s conquest, Fusion along with Bizarro, follow Synnar into a dimensional rift in the hopes of fulfilling the future ambitions of their dark lord.
- Leadership: Gavyn is the hereditary ruler of his homeplanet.
- Although this character 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.
- Rilsom aka Emperor Rilsom the First is Gavyn's "Great-Great-Great Grandfather several Dozen Generations removed" according to DC Comics Presents #36
- 48 Appearances of Gavyn (New Earth)
- 8 Images featuring Gavyn (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Gavyn (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Gavyn (New Earth)