Patrick "Eel" O'Brian is Plastic Man, a former thief and small-time criminal who has the power to stretch and bend his body into any imaginable shape.

Origin

Patrick "Eel" O'Brian was a petty mobster in Chicago prior to becoming a superhero.

After the Justice League had seemingly been killed by the Crime Syndicate of Earth 3, the villains declared that the world now belonged to the forces of evil. Eel's boss, fearing that the Crime Syndicate's version of evil meant exclusively costumed criminals, organized a meeting with other high-ranking mobsters in the Chicago area to discuss bribing Ultraman to get on his good side. Eel, as well as his crime partner Skizzle Shanks, waited outside the meeting with anticipation.

Birth of Plastic Man

However, the meeting was interrupted by Owlman, who agreed that organized crime was against his values and murdered most of the men in attendance. Eel seemingly died in the incident, having been flung into a barrel of chemicals that melted him into a pile of human goop.[1]

The chemicals didn't kill him, though, instead giving him the incredible power of elasticity. Interested in turning his life around, O'Brian became the new superhero Plastic Man.

At some point, O'Brian married and divorced a woman named Angel McDunnagh. The two had a son named Luke, who would gain elastic powers himself and become the superhero Offspring.

Invasion of the Dark Multiverse

 

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When Batman met with Mr. Terrific in the Lunar Batcave, he unveiled an egg-shaped containment unit that bore Plastic Man's logo. Batman suggested that they should release Plastic Man, thus revealing he was contained in this device for an unknown period of time.[2]

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Exploring the Dark Multiverse

 

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After the disaster of the Dark Multiverse was averted, Plastic Man was mystically bonded to a group known as The Terrifics as they worked together to explore the Dark Multiverse.

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Powers

Weaknesses

  • Dark Energy Bonding (Formerly): After being exposed to the Dark Multiverse energy, the Terrifics members became tethered to each other, which causes an explosion if they are separated more than a mile from each other.[4]


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