Alias: Harvey Rupert Elder
Powers: Genius level intellect, heightened senses and a radar sense. Longevity and increased strength due to prolonged subterranean exposure
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Fantastic Four #1
Elder, an American engineer and explorer, was shunned by his peers due to his abrasive personality, homely appearance and oddball theories about a lost underground kingdom. Furthermore, his fellow explorers ridiculed him for his eccentric, crackpot theories regarding a Hollow Earth. On Monster Island, where he fell into a cavern and was near blinded by the Valley of Diamonds, Elder finally found the Kingdom of Subterranea. With his intellect he easily mastered the Deviant technology and placed himself as ruler. Partially blind and apparently secluded from the surface world forever, Elder dubbed himself the Mole Man and began exploring his new home. He eventually became the ruler of the branch of Subterraneans now known as the Moloids, and the ruler of much of Subterranea and the caverns of Monster Isle. He used the Deviant-derived creatures and technology that he found in Subterranea to strike back at the outer world in numerous attempts to rule or humble the world that had rejected him. His bitter hatred of mankind lead him to several conflicts with the Fantastic Four.
Superhero Squad Edit
Mole Man currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- In his usual green costume holding his walking stick in the Moleman and Thing 2-Pack