Vyndktvx is a fifth-dimensional imp that has warped events of Superman's history throughout his life in an attempt to kill him.


Lord Vyndktvx was one of three children born to the Queen of Brpzx. After his mother's death, he was sent away but became a court magician, lauded for his meticulous and highly-logical tricks. When these were passed over by the king in favour of Mxyzptlk's more chaotic and fanciful style - and even worse, when this won the heart of the princess - it caused Vyndktvx to go mad with jealousy.

Breaking into a weapons storage facility, the imp stole a set of armaments, including a cloak of hiding and a spear-of-infinite-heads. He struck out in the night at a shape wearing Mxyzptlk's iconic hat but struck the wrong man and murdered the king. With horrific scarring on his left arm, Vyndktvx worked fast to obscure his crime, first by disposing of the witnesses - putting Mxyzptlk in a glass coffin and forcing Nyxlygsptlnz into exile - and then attempting to dispose of the evidence - namely, Mxyzptlk's stories of costumed champions, and his prize trick, "Superman".

Attack on Superman

Vyndktvx's multiple attempts on the life of Superman, from his fifth-dimension perspective, are all one attempt. He was instrumental in connecting Glen Glenmorgan and Lex Luthor on the eve of the arrival of the Collector of Worlds. When the plan failed, he masqueraded as a barman to try and drive Glenmorgan insane. He helped direct Maxim Zarov towards hunting Superman. He murdered the Kents using a car accident. He used the spear-of-infinite-heads, manifested as a destroying horde called The Multitude, to murder the heroes of Mxyzptlk's stories. He enslaved the Metaleks as a backup army. On a parallel Earth, he founded Overcorp and constructed the corporate monster known as Superdoom.

Vyndktvx's plan came to a head roughly five years after the creation of the Justice League, when he assembled a roster of super-villains, the Anti-Superman Army, and traveled through time attacking Superman: once to steal the kryptonite engine from the rocket that brought him to Earth (an effort that failed thanks to the Legion of Super-Heroes), and once to trap Superman in a manhunt under a dying red sun in the ruins of future Metropolis. He is ultimately defeated, however, in modern Metropolis fighting Superman and his allies with his every resource, only to be banished to the Fifth Dimension and locked in a prison for all eternity.[1]


  • Vyndktvx's name is a pun on the word "vindictive".



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