Tom Strong was raised using revolutionary scientific and dieting methods, leading him to become a human being in absolute peak physical condition. He spent his childhood on an island called "Attabar Teru," largely inside of a high-gravity chamber, making him much stronger and faster than the average human beings. His parents, scientists, raised him as a child prodigy; this and the frequent ingestion of a special local root have made him nearly perfect in all aspects. Although he was born at the turn of the 20th Century, he continues into the present day around 100 years old, still appearing to be in his forties.
After leaving Attabar Teru, Tom Strong took up residence in Millennium City, an area known for being constantly at the peak of modern technology. He resides there with his wife Dhalua Strong, and his daughter Tesla Strong, both of whom are likewise enhanced, if not to the same degree as himself. His other companions are a personal robot, Pneuman, who was originally built by his father, and Solomon, a talking gorilla.
Tom Strong is a Science Hero, and his greatest nemesis is or was Paul Saveen, a rival scientist who considers himself much more civilized than the island-based Strong. Strong's exploits are published in a comic book that comes with a subscription to his fan club, the Strongmen of America. He is also an active member of the team "America's Best."
- Heavyworlder Physiology: Due to being raised in a high-gravity chamber, Tom's physical prowess was raised to superhuman levels.
- Superhuman Strength: Being raised at five times the normal gravity of Earth, Tom is far stronger than an ordinary human. Tom is strong enough to lift objects many times his size and tear through steel with his bare hands
- Superhuman Speed: The enhanced strength of his leg muscles allows Tom to run and jump farther and faster than a normal human.
- Superhuman Durability: Tom's body is much more dense than a normal human's. He once survived an explosion, point-blank.
- Decelerated Aging: Tom's aging has slowed significantly due to regularly ingesting the Goloka root.
- Genius Level Intellect
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)
- Ray Gun
- Given his less-than-ideal childhood, being treated as little more than a social experiment by his distant father and seeing his parents die in a horrific earthquake that destroyed their home, it's amazing Tom is as well adjusted as he is. Judging from his early social awkwardness, it can be assumed that the Oda tribesmen and his resulting marriage and family life helped him to adjust to life among others.
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This character, team, organization or group of characters exists under the continuity of the America's Best Comics company/imprint, and its respectively owned titles. America's Best Comics was originally an independent publisher, started by notable creator Alan Moore, but was bought by WildStorm Productions, a subsidiary of DC Comics, making all its material DC property. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Earth-ABC Characters category."