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    Henry King Sr. (Earth-2: Post-Crisis)




    Jealousy. Rage. Spite. Deviance. No matter whose mind I peer into, vile thoughts fill up their brains, and in turn, mine. I have learned the truth about humanity. At their very core... people are monsters. I hate them.
    — Brainwave[src]

    Dr. Henry King Sr. was an experienced neurosurgeon, a member of the Injustice Society of America, the criminal known as Brainwave and the father of Henry King Jr.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]


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    Early Life[edit | hide]

    Gaining Powers[edit | hide]

    King's arrest records

    Decades ago, King was a neurosurgeon and started to develop ways to improve the human brain. However, the hospital he worked in refused to fund him, and he started experimenting on himself. Eventually, he gained multiple brain related powers and stopped a mugger by accidentally killing him. After his first time using the powers, he started to hear different people's thoughts and realized that they are all "monsters". King later used his powers to kill those "monsters" one by one.[3]

    Later, King fell in love with a woman and had a son who also gained the same powers as King by heritage.[3]

    At some point before or after Henry Jr.'s birth, King joined the Injustice Society of America and donned the name, Brainwave.[1]

    Final Battle[edit | hide]

    Ten years ago, he joined the rest of the ISA and fought the JSA, specifically Starman in an abandoned church, successfully distracting him long enough for Icicle to fire an icicle at him, a blow that would lead to his death.[1]

    New Starman[edit | hide]

    In the present day, he is a respected neurosurgeon at Blue Valley Medical Center. However, this is just an act to cover for his activities as Brainwave.[4]

    After Courtney Whitmore attacked his son with the Cosmic Staff he thought that a new Starman had appeared to take down the ISA and went to confront her. Despite his best efforts though, Courtney was able to cause an explosion and escape before she could be defeated.[1]

    Later that night, Pat Dugan used an armor to take on Brainwave which failed until Courtney Whitmore, now Stargirl, fought him back. Later, Courtney fought Brainwave and took the advantage to shoot, but she missed. Brainwave saw the chance and forced Courtney to lay down. Pat was worried and turn a flashlight at Brainwave which gave Courtney enough time to use the Cosmic Staff to our King in a coma.[5]

    Awaken[edit | hide]

    A few weeks later, Henry Jr. started to manifest his powers and communicate with King with it. Henry Jr. visited Sr. and killed their family attorney who wanted to gain King's money from insurance. As the attorney dies, King wakes up and asked what happened.[3]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Powers[edit | hide]

    King's mental image as his son
    • Telepathy: King was capable of reading and controlling other people's thoughts as well as speaking into their minds.[1]
      • Mental Manipulation: King was capable of manipulating how other people see reality.[6]
      • Pain Infliction: King was able to inflict a lethal stroke or brain hemorrhage with a thought.[5]
    • Telekinesis: King could control the movement of things without physically touching them such as when he threw tires at Courtney Whitmore without lifting a finger.[1]
    • Forcefield: King was capable of creating a force field to protect himself from incoming attacks.[1]

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    Former Equipment[edit | hide]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Stargirl Appears
    S.T.R.I.P.E. Appears
    Icicle Appears
    Wildcat Comatose
    Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite Mentioned
    The Justice Society Pictured
    Shiv Part One Appears
    Shiv Part Two Appears
    Brainwave Appears
    Brainwave Jr. Appears
    Shining Knight Appears
    Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One Appears
    Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two Appears
    Summer School: Chapter One Flashback
    Summer School: Chapter Three Mentioned
    Summer School: Chapter Four Pictured
    Summer School: Chapter Five Illusion
    Summer School: Chapter Six Pictured
    Summer School: Chapter Seven Illusion
    Summer School: Chapter Thirteen Mentioned
    Chapter Two: The Suspects Pictured
    Chapter Three: The Blackmail Pictured
    Chapter Five: The Thief Pictured
    Chapter Six: The Betrayal Pictured
    Chapter Twelve: The Last Will and Testament of Sylvester Pemberton Pictured
    Chapter Thirteen: The Reckoning Mentioned

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