Sharks are a group of fishes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton. They range in size from the small dwarf lanternshark of only 17 centimetres (6.7 in) in length, to the whale shark, the largest fish in the world, which reaches approximately 12 metres (40 ft) in length. The villain Shark is actually a mutated tiger shark, bombarded with radiation from the explosion of an experimental atomic pile. Villainous masterminds often used sharks in traps, particularly in Golden Age and Silver Age stories.

Powers and Abilities


  • Enhanced Senses
    • Enhanced Sense of Smell: Sharks have keen olfactory senses, with some species able to detect as little as one part per million of blood in seawater. While sharks do have a strong sense of smell, this statement is largely overblown. Some sharks can identify blood a quarter-mile away, but the scent doesn’t reach them instantaneously or necessarily cause them to attack. Smells reach a shark through the currents, and it would take time for the scent to travel that distance to a shark’s nostrils. The motion of the ocean carries smell molecules with it, so, the more motion, the faster the smell will travel.
    • Electrical sense: Sharks can detect a living being by its electrochemical activity in the brain.
    • Enhanced Vision: increased visibility in the dark waters. Some sharks have stronger nocturnal adaptations. Many sharks can contract and dilate their pupils, like humans.
  • Fangs


Average Strength level




Habitat: Oceans
Population: a billion or more



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