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Kylstar, also known as "First Leader", is an alien commander determined to free his people from slavery.

Physical appearance

Kylstar is a gargantuan extraterrestrial composed of a blue, crystalline-like substance. His exterior resembles that of a muscular humanoid with a plethora of sharp blades (made of the same material as the rest of his body) protruding from his back. His face contains two pairs of shorter crystals – one pair on the sides of his jaw and another beneath his eyes – that also extend outward. Kylstar's crystalline structure appears capable of reflecting light akin to a mirror.

History

2015

First Leader retrieved certain assets for unknown purposes.[2]

 
The Moon
December 1, 16:16 UTC

Kylstar was informed by Orb-One that five containment cells in Weapons Room 16 were broken; his property was loose.[3]

 
The Moon
December 1, 19:36 UCT

Kylstar had his escaped "weapons" teleported into a cell. He addressed them using Orb-One to translate. He told them they belonged in Weapons Room Four, but would stay where they were, since their customized cells were non-functional. He disregarded the captives' protests and had his ship lift off from the Moon's surface and head into space.[4]

 
Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 22:31 UTC

Superman and Wonder Woman tried to convince Kylstar to return them to Earth. In this failed attempt, the captives smashed a hole under them and escaped their prison. Kylstar teleported himself and the captives to another destination in the vessel, where he made it clear he deemed their "programming" as flawed, and that he would personally reprogram them. He attacked them without warning, landing a punch in Captain Atom's face as he approached to talk. The punch sent Captain Atom through the room, knocking out Superman in the process. The others were distracted by the show of force, giving Kylstar the opportunity to overpower Superboy.[1]

 
Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 22:52 UTC

While fighting the captives, Kylstar noted a certain "progress" in their programming, though they still could not best him. He easily redirected blasts from Superman and Captain Atom back at them. After knocking out Wonder Woman, Superboy managed to stop him from finishing her off. He threw Kylstar away, but the crystalline behemoth landed on his feet nearby, ready to continue the fight.[1]

 
Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 23:17 UTC

Captain Atom and Superman flew around Kylstar, hoping to get a punch in. But they couldn't; Kylstar grabbed Superman's ankle and threw him into Captain Atom.[5]

 
Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 23:27 UTC

The heroes decided to change tactics, and brought Kylstar down with the West Maneuver. Wonder Woman tied him up with her lasso and was ready to drag him off, but Kylstar was able to recover with Orb-One's help. Orb-One detained the escaped prisoners again.[5]

 
Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 23:32 UTC

Kylstar stood over the heroes, who fell victim to the orbs' sonic screeching, until Miss Martian arrived, and destroyed several of the orbs.[6]

 
Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 23:34 UTC

Kylstar's response was translated by Orb-One, who stated that he was impressed with the heroes' effort.[6]

 
Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 23:58 UTC

Kylstar, through several orbs, explained to his assembled captives that he had abducted them to help free his people, who had been taken into slavery after his homeworld was destroyed. He now knew sentient "weapons" also deserved freedom, and offered to return them home, but promised good treatment and glorious battle to any who chose to fight by his side. Several captives chose to stay. Kylstar had the rest teleported away, then explained his plan: the slavers were too powerful to fight with insufficient weapons, so they would conquer the galaxy first.[6]

Powers and abilities

Appearances

Background in other media

  • Kylstar was created by Greg Weisman and Cary Bates for Captain Atom #46. He kidnapped heroes from across the universe to use them in his battle against the dictators on his planet.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Four: Do Not Pass Go" Young Justice 23 (December 19, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  2. Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter One: Wheelbarrow, Shoe, Thimble" Young Justice 20 (September 19, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  3. Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Two: Directly to Jail" Young Justice 21 (October 17, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  4. Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Three: Landing on Boardwalk" Young Justice 22 (November 20, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  5. 5.0 5.1 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Five: Milburn, Edgar and Jake" Young Justice 24 (January 23, 2013), New York, NY: DC Comics
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Six: Rolling Doubles" Young Justice 25 (February 20, 2013), New York, NY: DC Comics

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