W00t! MightyGodKing brought another insect super-villain to my attention: The Bug-Eyed Bandit.
A dude with the catchy name of Bertram Larvan, he is listed as having two superpowers: Entomology and Robotics.
Now, leaving aside for the moment the validation of what I’ve always known–entomological knowledge confirms superpowers–how did this make him a villain?
“Bertram Larvan was an inventor who designed a mechanical insect to control insect pests. Unfortunately, he had no financial backing to support his invention. He resolved to steal money he needed for his invention. He later used his invention to steal more. Soon, he had an army of mechanical insects and took the name of the Bug-Eyed Bandit.”
Ok, maybe not.
Mr. Larvan was an opponent of the Atom, which seems fitting, given the Atom was bug-sized. Larvan sported a rather dashing Goatee, and had the unusual fashion sense we have come to expect from insect related villains. Personally, purple and green are two of my favorite colors; however, it’s a bit overdone in his outfit.
For some reason, the Bug-eyed Bandit kept losing his memory and recovering it, and moving in and out of crime. Making him, I suppose, the ultimate absentminded entomologist.