Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human mutate (ultra)

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: M.C. Zed, Robbie Monroe

Enemies: Johanna Monroe, Marvin "Missile" Monroe, Marvin Monroe Jr., Zip-Zap

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: San Francisco, USA

First Appearance: Strangers#20 (January, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Beater had superhuman strength (probably enhanced human) and was very agile, despite his bulk. However, he had limited intelligence and relied on others to tell him what to do.

Beater gets the jumpstart


(Strangers#20 (fb)) - The young man who would become Beater sometimes played basketball with his friend, the one who later became M.C. Zed, and Marvin Monroe, who had just started playing professional basketball. However, Monroe stopped showing up for the informal hoop games, leaving the other two disgruntled. Soon after, the two were hit by the jumpstart effect that gave them superpowers.

(Strangers#20 (fb) - BTS) - The two came up with a plan to extort money from Monroe by kidnapping his son and blackmailing the now retired basketballer. They obtained Monroe's address details from Robbie, a fellow athlete whom Monroe mistakenly considered a friend.

(Strangers#20) - Beater and M.C. Zed smashed their way into the home of Marvin Monroe and kidnapped his son, demanding money for his release. Zip-Zap of the Strangers later accompanied Monroe to drop off the money to the kidnappers. Monroe tossed the money over as Beater ripped open a dumpster to reveal Marvin Jr. They declared that they felt betrayed when Monroe no longer stopped for the occasional game. Zip-Zap then charged in and grabbed the boy away from Beater, who was still able to catch him but punched his way free. Beater then went to M.C.'s aid before lunging once more at Zip-Zap. Feeling betrayed, Beater then attacked Robbie but Zip-Zap was able to redirect M.C. Zed's sonic attack at the musclebound ultra. The fleet-footed hero then used his superspeed to whirl Beater around, knocking him out.

Comments: Created by Len Strazewski, Sam Payne, Thomas Florimonte.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Beater has no known connections to:

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Strangers#20, cover (main image)
 p14, pan1 (pre-transformation)

Strangers#20 (January, 1995) - Len Strazewski (writer), Sam Payne (pencils), Thomas Florimonte (inks), Roland Mann & Kara Lamb (editors), Rick Hoberg (cover art)

Last updated: 06/02/2009

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