|“||One generation's ultimate sacrifice will protect the next.||”|
— Dragon King[src]
Dr. Shiro Ito was an Imperial Japanese scientist who created horrific weapons that contributed to the death of millions. Ito was later executed and resurrected with experiments of his own, transforming himself into a scaled individual, later known as the Dragon King. As the Dragon King, Ito joined the Injustice Society of America and became one of the most dangerous foes of the Justice Society of America.
Early Life[edit source]
Shiro Ito was born in 1901 in Japan. He became a scientist and a member of the Japanese Military who was active in the 1940s and 50s. During that time, he created a number of weapons such as Bacilli bombs that spread plagues throughout China in 1932 and 1933. He was eventually captured and was believed to have been executed on March 13, 1947.
Dragon King[edit source]
Thanks to his experiments on himself, Ito was able to survive his execution and soon joined the villainous Injustice Society of America. During his time as a villain, Ito transferred the Ultra-Humanite's brain into the body actor Delores Winters and subsequently an albino gorilla. Ito also fought against the Seven Soldiers of Victory on numerous occasions, once utilizing a living weapon that he had designed to eradicate New York.
Decades later, Ito had a daughter called Cindy Burman with a woman named Suzanne. Despite Suzanne's attempts to hide Cindy from her father, Ito eventually captured her and began to perform experiments on his daughter, giving her superhuman abilities and implanting metal shivs into her arms. Suzanne was later killed when Cindy lost control, with Ito marrying Bobbie Burman and sending Cindy to grow under her care.
Project: New America[edit source]
The Wizard's Corpse[edit source]
In 2020, Jordan Mahkent began the final phase of Project: New America and found teammate William Zarick a liability. Mahkent murdered Zarick, and was approached by Ito regarding the process of their mission. Ito also requested to be given Zarick's body, with Larry Crock later claiming the acts Ito did on Zarick's body was horrific.
Not Ready[edit source]
Fighting the Shining Knight[edit source]
A Conspiracy[edit source]
New Body[edit source]
Greatest Experiment[edit source]
Powers and Abilities[edit source]
- Gorilla Physiology: While in a mutated albino gorilla form, Ito possesses abilities far stronger than those wielded by average humans.
Former Powers[edit source]
- Reptilian Physiology: Ito performed physical experiments on himself and was able to convert his body into a reptile-like being.
- Genius-level Intellect: Ito is familiar with a wide variety of fields of science, most notably biology and chemistry, which he utilized to achieve feats often considered impossible.
- Swordsmanship: Ito is proficient in fighting with swords, which was shown when he dulled Sir Justin.
Former Equipment[edit source]
- Dragon King Suit: While operating as the Dragon King, Ito wore a green and red hooded suit.
- Sword: Ito's weapon of choice is a sword.
|Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite||Pictured|
|The Justice Society||Mentioned|
|Shiv Part One||Appears|
|Shiv Part Two||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||Mentioned|
|Summer School: Chapter Four||Mentioned|
|Summer School: Chapter Five||Flashback|
|Summer School: Chapter Nine||Pictured|
|Summer School: Chapter Eleven||Illusion|
|Road Trip||Indirectly Mentioned|
|Chapter One: The Murder||Mentioned|
|Chapter Two: The Suspects||Mentioned|
|Chapter Three: The Blackmail||Mentioned|
|Chapter Five: The Thief||Mentioned|
|Chapter Six: The Betrayal||Mentioned|
|Chapter Seven: Infinity Inc. Part One||Mentioned|
|Chapter Nine: The Monsters||Appears|
|Chapter Ten: The Killer||Voice|
|Chapter Eleven: The Haunting||Appears|
|Chapter Twelve: The Last Will and Testament of Sylvester Pemberton||Appears|
|Chapter Thirteen: The Reckoning||Appears|
Promotional Images[edit source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chapter Twelve: The Last Will and Testament of Sylvester Pemberton
- ↑ In Stargirl Aftershow 202, Ito's death took place 6 weeks before Christmas.
- ↑ Chapter Thirteen: The Reckoning
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Shiv Part Two
- ↑ Brainwave
- ↑ Shiv Part One
- ↑ Summer School: Chapter Eleven
- ↑ Icicle
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Wildcat
- ↑ Summer School: Chapter Four
- ↑ Brainwave Jr.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two