- Oh. I totally love this part! I get to tell you all about me and my clever plans! It was like it was yesterday! In fact, it was yesterday! And tomorrow and last Friday and the year 1958, all rolled together into a pie!
- — Mister Mxyzptlk src
Mister MXyzptlk is an imp from the Fifth Dimension.
He planted in Kara Zor-El the idea to hide in a rocket that her father was going to send off to Superman. Once Kara arrived in Earth, met Superman and got enrolled in Stanhope Elementary School, he impersonated Principal Picklemeyer and spent several months humiliating her and bullying her directly and indirectly as he collected her emotions.
His plan was to amplify and process all that collected emotion from Supergirl -and later Superior Girl- through a machine built to replicate Kara's kryptonian biology and his own fifth-dimensional one, and designed to magnify his own power, turning him into the most powerful being in all creation. In order to achieve that goal his machine also would break down Kara's dimension and turn it into fuel.
Nonetheless, Supergirl managed to stop him and defeat him. Mxyzptlk ran away to the Fifth Dimension, fully intending to return and get back at the Superman family. However his antics enraged his fellow Imps, and they banished him to the Second Dimension.
Powers and Abilities
- Magic: Mxyzptlk is nigh-omnipotent and can do virtually anything imaginable; he can manipulate anything and everything under him.
- Teleportation: Mxyzptlk can disappear and reappear anywhere instantly with a thought. In one case, he was able to teleport Bizarro from his planet to Earth almost instantly just by snapping his fingers together, demonstrating a scope to this ability.
- Reality Alteration: Mxyzptlk can manipulate logic and the fundamentals of reality on a multiversal scale. He can create structured lifeforms with full complexions that don't exist just by thinking, and in that regard, he can also make any living organism vanish and become non-existent at a single thought.
- Immortality: Mxyzptlk is able to use magic to survive most attacks, making him impossible to defeat without exploiting his weaknesses. He can regenerate and heal himself instantly and has high tolerance to pain.
- Flight: Mxyzptlk is able to fly as fast as or even faster than Superman thanks to his magic.
- Cosmic Awareness
- Power Limitation: Mxyzptlk's actions are also governed by restrictions that he establishes for himself. If Mxyzptlk decides that he will return to the 5th Dimension if someone convinces him to (for example) spell his name backwards, then he is obligated to comply with the regulation. Once banished, Mxyzptlk must remain in the 5th Dimension for a minimum of ninety days before returning to Earth. When Mxyzptlk is banished, all of the damage he caused would be reversed and any of his spells or magic used on Earth will fade.
- Mental Illness: Mister Mxyzptlk has an irrational compulsion and attachments towards practical jokes and things of a prankish, immature nature. He rarely takes fighting seriously and normally spends his battles goofing off or playing games, uninterested in harming or killing his enemies.
- The character Mister Mxyzptlk was created by Jerry Siegel and Ira Yarbrough and first appeared in Superman #30 with the slightly different name of Mister Mxyztplk (note that the letters p and t are in a different order).
- 5 Appearances of Mister Mxyzptlk (Cosmic Adventures)
- 1 Images featuring Mister Mxyzptlk (Cosmic Adventures)
- 1 Quotations by or about Mister Mxyzptlk (Cosmic Adventures)
- Character Gallery: Mister Mxyzptlk (Cosmic Adventures)
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