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Johnny Sorrow is a powerful villain who hides a horrific visage under his mask.
After stealing a high-tech device, Sorrow found that he had turned intangible; his physical form ceased to exist and his soul traveled to the Subtle Realms. There he met the King of Tears. The King of Tears gifted Sorrow a mystical mask that allows him a physical form and special powers in exchange for his soul.
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad
Sorrow was sucked into a portal after Wonder Woman made him look at his face.
Powers and Abilities
- Mystical Horrific Visage: Following his first trip to the Subtle Realms, his face was horribly (and mystically) disfigured, causing death to anyone who gazed upon it.
- Intangibility: Sorrow is intangible, but can become solid and must in order to remove his mask. Once solid, he cannot become intangible again until the mask is replaced. While tangible, he can be hurt by physical force as well as matter manipulation.
- Summoning: Sorrow can summon the agents of the King of Tears. However, if he is forced away, they cannot remain in his dimension.
- Energy Projection
- Power Limitation: Johnny Sorrow is not immune to his own face. If he sees it, he is forced back into a portal. His powers also do not work on those who are already insane like Harley Quinn.
- Johnny Sorrow was created by Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, and Phil Winslade, first appearing in Secret Origins of Super-Villains 80-Page Giant #1. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Johnny Sorrow first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 by Joshua Williamson and Jason Fabok.
- 9 Appearances of Jonathan Sorrow (Prime Earth)
- 4 Images featuring Jonathan Sorrow (Prime Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Jonathan Sorrow (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Jonathan Sorrow (Prime Earth)
Suicide Squad member
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