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Mano of the Fatal Five is one of the Galaxies most dangerous criminals.

He hails from the polluted planet of Angtu, located within United Planets space. His planet's atmosphere is hostile to most living things, and he must wear an environment suit to breath the air on foreign worlds. The dome on his head blocks out his face, so his face is only seen as a silhouette.

Mano was embittered at the world around him, he channeled his destructive mutant energy into the planet's surface, ultimately destroying the entire planet.

He was eventually caught the Science Police and was about to head to prison when Cosmic Boy and would give him a full pardon if he would help defeat the Sun-Eater. They also recuited the Emerald Empress, Persuader, Tharok and Validus. These criminals were forced to find fight and defeat the Sun-Eater. The five criminals, with Tharok as their leader, became the Fatal Five.


  • Corrosive Touch: Mano possesses an "Antimatter Touch" which enables him to disintegrate anything that he touches with his right hand. Mano's proficiency with this ability is so great that he used it to destroy his entire home world of Angtu.



  • Environmental Suit: Mano must now wear a helmet and suit concealing every part of his body at all times due to his destoyed planet having had the only atmosphere he could survive in.

  • This version of Mano (Pre-Zero Hour) is no longer considered part of canon continuity. All history and corresponding appearances of Mano (Pre-Zero Hour) were erased from continuity following the events of the limited series Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994). They were brought back into the main continuity in The Lightning Saga (2007), up until DC Rebirth (2016). Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.


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