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Parasite is a genetic mutant who is plagued by an unquenchable hunger which can only be quelled by absorbing the life-energies of other people.

Parasite has the ability to temporarily absorb the life-energy, superpowers, and knowledge of his victims. He is a leech who has faced Superman many times.


Rudy Jones was a downtrodden janitor working in the Daily Planet Building. Wanting more out of life but only motivated by a desire for material things like money, Rudy took every opportunity he could to sate his greed; often taking advantage of cub-reporter Clark Kent's generosity in order to do so. When Lex Luthor, as part of a daily "LexCorp Lottery", promised to give Rudy an education and the chance to become a true success, Rudy's greed proved to be his undoing when he ate a doughnut covered in toxic waste.

Transformed by the chemicals in the doughnut, Jones is forced to draining all living creatures into husks at his touch. Because of the massive danger he presents to anyone he comes into contact with, he spends most of his time imprisoned in Stryker's Island Penitentiary. He has been a member of the Suicide, Superman Revenge Squad and the Secret Society of Super-Villains

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  • Parasite (PvP)
  • Parasite (Metropolis University)
  • Parasite (Brothers in Arms)



  • Parasite is one the first characters encountered by fledgling super-villains after they leave Brainaic's ship. His metaDNA has been weaponized by LexCorp and is being tested on the student body at Metropolis University. A running battle between Luthor's protogees and the Metropolis Police culminates when Parasite and new recruits join forces to take down Power Girl.
  • Parasite can be found at Club L'Excellence, the Little Bohemia safehouse of the Secret Society.
  • Parasite is the point of resolution for Luthor's case of H.I.V.E. investation at the Metropolis Metrodome.


  • Parasite first appeared in Action Comics #240 (August 1966)
  • Parasite is voiced by Robert Faires.
  • Parasite can absorb the powers and personality traits of anyone he touches.


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Heroes Power Girl - Steel - Superboy - Supergirl - Superman
Villains Bizarro - Brainiac - Bruno Mannheim - Doomsday - General Zod - Hank Henshaw - Kalibak - King Shark - Lex Luthor - Livewire - Metallo - Mister Mxyzptlk - Non - Parasite - Toyman - Ultra-Humanite - Ultraman - Ursa - Xa-Du
Other Alura - Jimmy Olsen - Jonathan Kent - Jor-El - Krypto - Lana Lang - Livewire - Lois Lane - Lora - Maggie Sawyer - Martha Kent - Pete Ross - Zor-El
Bottle City - Kryptonite - Kryptonian Bouncy Sphere - Phantom Zone Kryptonite Chunk - Phantom Zone Projector - Red Kryptonite - Sunstone Crystal
Weapons Parasite's Power Harness
Apparel Avatar Bombardier - Bizarro Cap - Brainiac Invader - Brainiac's Back-Mounted Cannons - Cadmus T-Shirt - Corrupted Kryptonian Gauntlets - Cybernetic Semblance - Daily Planet Cap - Doomsday's Savage Spines - Enhanced Lex Luthor Emblem - Fallen God - Future Luthor Eyepiece - Hijacked Servitor - House of El Warsuit - Kryptonian (Style) - Kryptonian Commander - Kryptonian Flexsuit - Kryptonian Medico - Kryptonian Military - Kryptonian Militia - Lex Luthor Emblem - LexCorp Salvation - LexCorp T-Shirt - Metallo's Maw - Phantom Zone Reaver - Plastic Lex Luthor Mask - Plastic Superman Mask - Power (Style) - Power Girl's Reinforced Grips - Shock Jock - Stalwart Defender - STAR Ex - STAR Labs Cap - STAR Labs Hoodie - Steel Cap - STEELsuit MK-1 - Sunstone Bulwark - Sunstone Edge - Superboy Hoodie - Supergirl's Kandorian Battleboots - Superman Hoodie - Superman's 80th Emblem - Talon Lord - Visitor's - Zonewalker
Ace o' Clubs - Bottle City of Kandor - Daily Planet Building - Fortress of Solitude - Kent Family Farm - Krypton - LexCorp Tower - Metropolis - Phantom Zone - Smallville - Starrware Industries - Steelworks - Suicide Slums - Stryker's Island
PvE Fortress of Solitude: The Chasm - Fortress of Solitude: Power Core - Fortress of Solitude: Sunstone Matrix - Krypton: House of El
PvP Fortress of Solitude (PVP Map)
Brainiac's Forces - Daily Planet - Intergang - Justice League of America - LexCorp - Metropolis Fire Department - Metropolis Police Department - New Gods - OMAC - Phantom Zoners - Project CADMUS - Science Police - S.T.A.R. Labs - Team Superman
Brainiac's Bottle Ship - Darkseid's War Factory - Home Turf - Kandor Central Tower - Origin Crisis - The Bombshell Paradox - The Death of Superman - The Phantom Zone - The Science Spire - The Will of Darkseid
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Affiliates Amanda Waller - Bane - Black Adam - Captain Boomerang (George Harkness) - Captain Boomerang (Owen Mercer) - Captain Cold - Deadshot - Doctor Light - Duchess - Harley Quinn - Killer Frost - King Shark - Mirror Master - Oracle - Parasite - Penguin - Poison Ivy - Power Girl - Solomon Grundy - Speedy - Steel - Superboy - Vixen
Adversaries Batman - Lois Lane
Other Chemo - Vicki Vale
Bombshell Belle Reve's Poster
Apparel Expert Marksman - Punchline
Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary
PvE Suicide Squad Training
PvP Belle Reve Sanitarium
Checkmate - United States of America - Justice League of America - Justice Society of America

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