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Encyclopedia > Kid Devil
Kid Devil
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance As Edward: Blue Devil #1 (1984)
As Kid Devil: Blue Devil #14 (1985)
Created by Alan Kupperberg
Dan Mishkin
Gary Cohn
Characteristics
Alter ego Edward "Eddie" Bloomberg
Team
affiliations
Teen Titans
Abilities Enhanced strength and agility, ability to breathe fire, skin burns others when touched, Healing Factor.

Kid Devil (Edward "Eddie" Bloomberg) is a superhero in the DC Comics universe. Created by Alan Kupperberg, Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, he first appeared in Blue Devil #14. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dan Mishkin is a comic book writer, and co-creator of DC Comics characters Amethyst, Princess of Gem World and Blue Devil. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ... A healing factor is a term used to describe the ability of some characters in fiction to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate. ... For the upcoming parody of superhero films, see Superhero!. Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dan Mishkin is a comic book writer, and co-creator of DC Comics characters Amethyst, Princess of Gem World and Blue Devil. ... Gary D. Cohn is a managing director and partner of Goldman Sachs. ...

Contents

Character biography

Origin and early heroics

Eddie had the good fortune of being a gofer in his Aunt Marla's film company. He met Blue Devil on a film set, and became quite a fan of the hero, dreaming about one day becoming Blue’s sidekick. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Blue Devil is a superhero featured in material published by DC Comics. ...


Edward sneaked into Blue Devil's workshop at night and, using his prodigious knowledge of electronics, created a battlesuit incorporating the designs of the Blue Devil suit. Even though Blue Devil didn't want a sidekick, Eddie was determined to make a go at being a hero. As "Kid Devil", he assisted his hero in foiling an airplane hijacking, and later helped defeat one of his enemies, the Vanquisher. After these adventures, his parents left Eddie's education and supervision to professors at the Institute of Hypernormal Conflict Studies. U.S. Army conceptual mockup of an exoskeleton-equipped soldier. ...


After Eddie's Aunt Marla died in a helicopter crash, Eddie attempted to live up to her name and succeed in the movie business. His attempts failed, however, and Eddie continued to have adventures as Kid Devil, even helping Young Justice's assault on Zandia.[1] Young Justice was a DC Comics superhero team consisting of teenaged heroes. ...


Changes and Titans

Since the events in Infinite Crisis, Eddie has tried to join the Teen Titans with little success. Pulsar helps Eddie into a project Lex Luthor has been using to give normal humans superpowers. However, Eddie fails because of "psychological problems." One evening, Eddie is visited by a cloaked figure who gives him a candle. Eddie's then friend Zachary Zatara tells him that the candle has some magical properties. Eddie decides to light it, and the two are taken to Neron. Neron makes a deal with Eddie, transforming him into a new Kid Devil. Neron's magic gives Eddie a new, demonic appearance and inherent superpowers. As part of the deal, Eddie won't lose his soul to Neron if he can still trust Blue Devil by his 20th birthday. Before Eddie leaves, Neron tells him that it is Blue Devil's fault his Aunt died. Zachary helps Eddie join the Teen Titans, they battle Kid Crusader and Zachary promises to keep his secret. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain. ... Zachary Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... Neron is also an alternative name of the Roman Emperor Nero. ... The demon Satan In folklore, mythology, and religion, a demon is a supernatural being that is generally described as an evil spirit, but is also depicted to be good in some instances. ... Kid Crusader is a member of the Titans East, debuting in Teen Titans #42. ...


One Year Later, a rift has formed between Eddie and Zachary. Though Eddie is still friendly with Zachary, the boy magician wants nothing to do with Eddie or any of the other Titans. Eddie also forges a bond with Rose Wilson, as both new members feel like third string Titans. For many months, Eddie tells the Titans of multiple daily phone calls to Blue Devil as his way of confirming that "everything is fine". One Year Later event logo. ... Rose Wilson is a fictional comic book character in the DC Comics universe. ... A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the calling party and the called party. ...


On a Titans mission, Eddie is disemboweled by Plasmus and the EMTs are unable to help him. The new Doom Patrol arrives and take Kid Devil to their HQ for treatment, where the Chief heals Eddie, while also attempting to manipulate him into joining the Doom Patrol (as he has done to the other DP members). During the operation, the Chief revealed to Elasti-Girl that Kid Devil isn't truly a demon by nature, but rather his powers are the result of metahuman gene manipulation. Robin confronts Eddie about his relationship with the Blue Devil, who claims not to have heard from Eddie for two years. Eddie confesses he was only pretending, in order to better fit in with the Titans. The Chief's manipulation is stopped by both the Titans and the other members of the Doom Patrol, which makes Eddie feel as if he is finally accepted as a Titan since they stood up for him. He also tries rekindling his bond with Blue Devil, but the man does not show up to a meeting Eddie invited him to. Later, Eddie finally finds and confronts Blue Devil.[2] Blue admits lying to Eddie about his aunt's death, and Eddie storms off before Blue can explain further, telling Blue to stay far away from him. Now having lost his trust in Blue Devil, Eddie knows that he will lose his soul to Neron. Still, Eddie decides to make the best of his remaining years by having a good time with his friends. He comforts himself by saying at least he has Marla's memory and Neron can't take that away from him. Disembowelment is evisceration, or the removing of vital organs, usually from the abdomen. ... Plasmus is a fictional DC comics supervillain and an enemy of the Teen Titans Comic History Otto Von Furth was a mine worker in East Berlin, Germany until an unexpected cave-in trapped him and four fellow miners for seven days. ... EMT can refer to: Efficient market theory, a theory about financial markets Emirates Marine Technologies,The Company specialized in The manufacturing and selling military Underwater Vehicles. ... The Doom Patrol is an idiosyncratic DC Comics superhero team. ... The Chief (Dr. Niles Caulder) is a fictional character from DC Comics and starred in the Doom Patrol comic. ...


Kid Devil is attacked by Kid Crusader who vows to "save" him from Neron by turning Eddie back into a human and killing him.[3] The Crusader appears to succeed, when he exorcises the demon from Eddie and returns him to his human form, but the demon is then bound to Kid Crusader himself. When given the choice later to either return to his demonic form or stay human, Eddie chooses his demonic form, not wishing to damn anyone else (even his enemy) to his fate as Neron's protege. Kid Crusader is a member of the Titans East, debuting in Teen Titans #42. ...


Titans Tomorrow

In Teen Titans #51 (Vol.3), the Titans Tomorrow arrive in the present to aid the Teen Titans against Starro controled villains. Kid Devil is shown as part of the team, now known as Red Devil. He claims that even after his loss of his soul to Neron at 20 was bad, the power he receives after far out weighs the consequences. Eddie watches as Ravager is beaten by Rampage & Livewire without lifting a finger to help. Rampage (Real name Kitty Faulkner) is a DC Comics superheroine. ... Lightning Lad, or Live Wire, (Garth Ranzz of the planet Winath) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ...


The story is still ongoing.


Powers and abilities

Kid Devil in his powersuit
Kid Devil in his powersuit

Originally, Eddie wore a Devil suit, which gave him enhanced strength and agility, near impenetrable armor, a weapons system that included bright light burst effect, exploding bubbles, night vision and mini-gills. He also had a rocket trident which could propel him through the air for distances of up to several miles and could emit flames and/or electric shocks. Image File history File links Kiddevildc. ... Image File history File links Kiddevildc. ...


After the events of Infinite Crisis and 52, Eddie has a demonic appearance and inherent abilities, both granted to him by Neron. His new form gives him a capacity to breathe fire, enhanced strength and endurance, and an ability to heal from non-fatal wounds ten times faster than a human. When punched in the stomach, Eddie can't control his fire breath. Eddie's blood is now a thick gasoline-smelling liquid, his breath is hotter than fire, his own skin is able to cause burns (being at two hundred degrees) and he has been seen to be able to increase this to the point of his skin turning white hot, he has retractable wings underneath his arms, he possesses a prehensile tail, and his internal temperature is six hundred degrees. One Year Later event logo. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... “Fiend” redirects here. ... Neron is also an alternative name of the Roman Emperor Nero. ... “Petrol” redirects here. ...


References

  1. ^ Young Justice #49-50
  2. ^ Teen Titans #42
  3. ^ Teen Titans #43-44

 
 

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