Matter-Eater Lad

Matter-Eater Lad
Dex:   5   Str:   4   Body:    5
Int:   6   Will:  5   Mind:    5
Infl:  4   Aura:  3   Spirit:  4
Initiative: 15  Hero Points:  60

Acid: 20
Systematic Antidote: 20

Artist (Actor): 2
Charisma (Persuasion): 6
Detective (Law): 3

Limitations: Miscellaneous: Acid Power represents his digestive juices. He must therefore eat the target in order to use Acid on it. Acid Power does not work on magnozite; Systematic Antidote only applies to ingested toxins.

Advantages: Connections: Legion of Superheroes (High), United Planets Government (Low), Anti-Earthgov Resistance (High); Gift of Gab; Omni-Connection; Scholar (politics)

Drawbacks: Married

Alter Ego: Tenzil Kem
Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Occupation: Legionnaire
Wealth: 7

Source: 3rd Edition Who's Who; 2995 Legion of Superheroes Sourcebook, page 37

Ed's Notes: *sigh* Can people read this and seriously still ask me why I didn't want to do the Legion of Superheroes characters?! What's his power? HE CAN EAT ANYTHING. Jesus Suffering Fuck. And, no, he can't fly. So I don't know what going on in that picture. *sigh*

2nd Edition leaves off his Detective (Law) Skill.

First Appearance: Adventure Comics #303 (December, 1962)


  1. Legion Flight Ring is prolly why he's flying in the pic. And a Legion Transuit would let him survive in space.

    Not that either of those explain the absurdity of the character in the first place ;)

    1. OH, YEAH! Of course, the Legion Flight Ring! I totally forgot about that! (Probably because NONE of the 3rd Edition Characters are given one! Which is... KINDA WEIRD!) But thanks for the reminder! Wow.