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The Cruel One
The Cruel One
General Information
Real name: The Cruel One
First Appearance: Aquaman #30 (December, 1966)
Created by: Nick Cardy
Affiliations: Necrus
Abilities: TBA
Portrayed by: None

The Cruel One is the primary guardian of the "Black City", Necrus. It is an enormous automaton, controlled by Mongo, the ruler of Necrus.


The Cruel One is a giant android automaton. Its primary function is to protect the "Black City" Necrus from any potential threats. The Cruel One's attack methodology is to open with a paralytic ray from either one, of its two, ocular stalks. Once the paralysis has set in, The Cruel One then grabs it's prey, in its enormous pincers, and rends it to pieces, with its great strength.

Powers and abilities[]

  • Paralytic Ray

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