|Deathstocker is a net.villain created by Rob Rogers.
|Deceased net.villain, former protector of the Pocket Bureaucracy
|Usable With Permission
Known (at least to himself) as the "Icon of Inventory," the "Baron of the Back Room" and the "Sultan of Supplies", the being known as Deathstocker was a middle-manager charged with defending the Pocket Bureaucracy, a dimension dedicated to corporate inefficiency and red tape.
Deathstocker battled Easily-Discovered Man and Easily-Discovered Man Lite when the two heroes invaded the Pocket Bureaucracy as part of the Secret Dvanders' plan to defeat Acton Lord, who had gained control of the realm. After realizing that Easily-Discovered Man and Lite were only sent as a distraction, Deathstocker attempted to use a teleportation device to pursue the Dvanders. Easily-Discovered Man and Lite grabbed the teleporter, which sent them back to the Looniverse.
Unknown to the two heroes, however, the device also sent Deathstocker to the Looniverse, too – 50 years in the past.
- "You trapped me here, in a world I never made, a world whose technology was far inferior to mine, a world without the life-sustaining bureaucracy I had so dearly loved...I vowed revenge. For the past fifty years I have learned to master your primitive weaponry, learned to manipulate your people."
- —Deathstocker, The Adventures of Easily-Discovered Man #18
Deathstocker used his time to develop a device that would remove the heroic impulse from every being on Earth. Easily-Discovered Man thwarted his plan, but in the process temporarily lost his own desire to become a super-hero. Deathstocker had little opportunity to savor his victory, however, as he was struck and apparently killed by the villain Plummet shortly afterwards.
Ruthless and self-absorbed, and much worse after being stuck in the Looniverse – bitter, manipulative, and destructive of those around him..
Powers and Abilities
As Contract Killing Supervisor for the Pocket Bureaucracy, Deathstocker had the power to requisition anything that exists and have it delivered to him instantaneously, from paper clips and Liquid Paper to phased plasma rifles.
Dressed in a white Oxford shirt and chinos and carrying a clipboard, Deathstocker looked more like the night manager of a convenience store than an arch-villain. After his exile to the past, he was wizened, with blackened teeth.
Father of the Waffle Queen.
- The Adventures of Easily-Discovered Man #9-10, 16-18