Saturday, December 08, 2012
SO BAD, THEY'RE GOOD
Take a 50's pop song, combine it witha left wing obsession that all oil production is somehow tainted and you have the villain, Duke of Oil. Basically a robot gone bad, the character is without anything exciting to tell really.
His origin story is about as cliche'd and uninteresting as they come:
Twenty years ago, Earl Dukeston, then a young man building his empire of oil, was caught in an explosion at on of his wells. When he awoke, he was told that his human brain now occupied a robot body, and would continue to do so for the next twenty years while his rescuers cloned a duplicate of his human form, into which his human brain would then be transplanted. In return, they would receive a share of Dukeston’s profits, and have access to any technology that Dukeston discovered. Dukeston agreed, convinced this was the only way he would ever again be fully human. Dukeston’s mysterious benefactors were revealed to be SKULL who sent him to infiltrate the Outsiders.So, what do you do with a character this unoriginal? Not much apparently.. He disappeared as fast as he appeared, reduced to henchman status.