is a fictional character
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, a DC Comics
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super-villain who first appeared in Adventures of Superman
#509 (Feb. 1994).
Fictional character biography
Massacre travels the galaxy hunting down prey. He is seen in a 'Virago Cruiser', after having killed the ship's female crew. He fights the hero Auron
Auron is the name of two fictional DC Comics superheroes.-Auron :The first Auron originally appeared in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #142 , though he first appeared in his original form, Lambien, in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #141 . Lambien is a member of the Branx, a race of warriors...
, seemingly killing him. Massacre praises Auron for being a worthy opponent. Superman appears, and fights Massacre in two different locations. Auron tries to assists Superman and is killed. The villain escapes, after promising to travel to Earth, kill Superman there and then kill his friends. The story is narrated by a scrap metal merchant that had been following Massacre for some time.
Massacre appears on Earth, thinking the mere fact of his appearance would be enough to bring Superman to him. He sets out to look for the hero. He doesn't like asking for directions and kills some people who try to assist him as a way of covering this up. He becomes confused and travels to the fictional counter-part to the real-life Metropolis, Illinois
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. It is not made clear if he killed any Illinois citizens.
An alien tribunal later investigates Superman and Massacre at the time. Superman believes he sees Massacre slain by loved ones of the hundred thousand entities the villain has slain. However Massacre is later is seen serving Maxima
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and is believed to have perished in an attempt to save the world from Brainiac
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Massacre appears later as part of a group of villains seeking to avoid being sent to a prison planet.
Powers and abilities
Massacre has the power to travel cosmic distances by converting himself into a form of energy. He can read nerve impulses, predicting what his opponents can do.