Real Name: Dmane

Class: Human technology-user

Occupation: Would-be world conqueror

Group Affiliation: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Earth, 6946 AD, formerly Keystone City, 1946

First Appearance: Flash Comics Miniature (April, 1946)

Powers: As long as he was grounded Dmane could manipulate Earth's magnetic field, giving him mastery over any form of metal and the power to paralyze living beings by magnetizing their bodies.

History: (Flash Miniature #1) - Dmane was a criminal from 6946 AD who used his magnetic powers in a bid for world conquest and ended up being sentenced to death. Flash I used an ultra-energy beam to pull an object from the future, and ended up plucking Dmane from his time period. Dmane incapacitated Flash, then made a radio broadcast demanding to be named ruler of Earth. To prove his might he attempted to rob the National Mint, but Flash grabbed him and ran fast enough to time travel to 6946 at the exact moment when Dmane was scheduled to be executed.

Comments: Created by Gardner Fox and Irwin Hansen.

In the pre-Crisis DC Universe the Criminal from Tomorrow was active on Earth-2.

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