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Ultra Boy

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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Super Boy #98 (Original Series)
Created by
Real name Jo Nah
Status Active
Affiliations Legion of Superheroes
Previous affiliations WorkForce
Notable aliases
Notable relatives
Notable powers Ultra-Strength, Flight, Invulnerability, Flash Vision, Penetra-Vision, Ultra-speed (One power at a time)

Ultra Boy is a fictional character, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the thirtieth century of the DC Universe. He is Jo Nah of the planet Rimbor. He has the powers of Ultra-Strength, Flight, Penetra-Vision (similar to Superboy's X-Ray Vision, except Penetra-Vision can see through lead whereas X-Ray Vision cannot), Flash Vision (his version of heat vision), Invulnerability, and Ultra-Speed. This last power does not include the ability to break the "time barrier" as those with Super-Speed can do. However, he can only use one power at a time. Using his Legion flight ring or earlier flight belt, though, he can use another power while flying. Jump to: navigation, search In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... The Legion of Super-Heroes is a team of comic book superheroes in the future. ... The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ... Jump to: navigation, search Superboy is the name of two fictional characters published by DC Comics. ...

He gained these powers when he was flying a space-speedster which was swallowed by an ultra-energy beast (a "space whale") and was exposed to radiation while inside the creature. His real name is derived from the story of the Biblical Jonah who was the original literary character to undergo being swallowed by a whale and survive. Jump to: navigation, search The Prophet Jonah, as depicted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel Jonah (יוֹנָה Dove, Standard Hebrew Yona, Tiberian Hebrew Yônāh) was a person in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh, the son of Amittai, from the Galilean village of Gath-hepher, near Nazareth. ...

His costume features an emblem standing for this beast on his chest. It has no cape, yet originally was the busiest of all Legionnaire's costumes, with a red top, striped cuffs, tan weight belt with three slots, dark shorts, green leggings, and red-topped boots with a crenelated fringe.

Ultra Boy first appeared in Superboy #98 (1962), in which he was sent back in time to Superboy's home town of Smallville to prove himself worthy of joining the Legion by learning Superboy's secret identity. He was romantically linked for many years with fellow Legionnaire Phantom Girl. The names of his parents are Crav and Mytra Nah. His girlfriend on Rimbor before he joined the Legion was An Ryd. She was later murdered and Brainiac 5 was framed for the crime. An early extension of his backstory made him the equivalent of a "hot-rodder," that is, of lower social class than many of the other Legionnaires. Jump to: navigation, search Superboy is the name of two fictional characters published by DC Comics. ... Jump to: navigation, search Smallville doesnt exist, its just made up. ... Phantom Girl is a fictional character in the DC Universe, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the thirtieth century. ... Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox) is a fictional character who exists in the future of the DC Comics universe. ...

In post-Zero Hour continuity he was also linked with Phantom Girl's counterpart in that reality, Apparition. They eventually married and had a son together just before the Legion's reality was rebooted for the third time. Zero Hour was a weekly comic event miniseries/crossover published by DC Comics in the summer of 1994. ... This page discusses the post-Zero Hour reboot version of the character. ...

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Ultra Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1819 words)
Ultra Boy's flashback to his origin in Adventure No. 316 is incorrect in regards to his costuming on page 4, panels 2 and 3, where he is shown wearing his Ultra Boy insignia.
Ultra Boy cannot use his ultra-energy to gain a super-calculating mind, as seen when he sketched out the tumblers of a lock he saw through a lead-lined bank vault but had to give the drawing to Superboy so the Boy of Steel could figure out the exact combination (SB 98).
Ultra Boy revealed to his teammates that his criminal past had been a ruse in order to win the raiders' trust so he could capture them.
Adventure Comics No. 316 (1295 words)
Ultra Boy pleads to his friends that he's reformed but after a vote (from which Phantom Girl abstains), he is formally expelled from the Legion in disgrace, his insignia burned away by Superboy and Lightning Lad's powers.
Ultra Boy admits it is beyond his knowledge but as Mon-El approaches the planet he tells the scientist to secure the Daxamite's help giving him the time to make a getaway.
In the arsenal beneath the clubhouse, Ultra Boy turns a selective freeze ray on the aliens and then admits to the Legionnaires that he planted a fake prison record in the file when he saw with his ultra-vision that the Legion was being monitored constantly.
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