Real Name: Dufus P. Ratchet
Class: Human technology-user
Group Affiliation: formerly Flash's Rogues Gallery, Injustice League II/Justice League Antarctica, Suicide Squad
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Central City
First Appearance: Flash I #338 (October, 1984)Powers: Big Sir's wore armor that gave him superhuman strength and resistance to damage. An electronic mace attached to the armor emitted spikes of pure energy or a steady stream of energy enabling Big Sir to fly.
History: (Flash I #338-342)-Dufus was born with a malfunctioning pituitary gland that allowed his body to grow enormously while his mind stopped developing past the intelligence of an eight year old. Dufus was kept under observation at Central City's Breedmore Mental Hospital until he attracted the attention of Flash's Rogues Gallery. The Rogues freed Sir and outfitted him with high-tech armor provided by the Monitor. The armor’s helmet used “telepathic noise” designed to cloud the user’s mind and make them pliable to suggestion. Taking advantage of this, the villains convinced him that he was a member of their Rogues Gallery named Big Sir, and the lot of them had just been beat up by Flash II. To further enrage Big Sir, they claimed that Flash had killed a small mouse (Sir’s loved mice above anything else in life). Big Sir went berserk and stormed off to find Flash.
In the ensuing fight, Big Sir beat Flash half to death. The next time they met, Big Sir was subdued and taken to Gorilla City. The super-intelligent scientists of Gorilla City corrected his mental deficiencies, and Big Sir was most grateful. He decided to retire his costume and find a way to contribute to society with his newfound intellect.
(Justice League International I #23) - Under unknown circumstances, Big Sir reverted to his old level of intelligence and retrieved his battle armor. He joined up with a team of second-string villains who dubbed themselves the Injustice League.
(Justice League America Annual #4) - Big Sir and the Injustice League briefly reformed and became an official branch of Justice League International---Justice League Antarctica. After their headquarters was destroyed by rampaging mutant penguins they disbanded.
(Outsiders II #9) -
(Suicide Squad II #1) - Big Sir and his teammates from the Injustice League volunteered to join the Suicide Squad. Their first mission was rescuing Preston Paddington Bayer from Eve, a cloned metahuman. Big Sir died during the course of the mission.
Comments: Created by Cary Bates and Carmine Infantino
Big Sir received a profile in Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #2.
A statue of Big Sir was seen in the New Flash Museum in Flash II #208.
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