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Real Name: Roland Desmond
Occupation: Criminal Mastermind
Base of Operations: Bludhaven
Marital Status: Single
Wt: 825 lbs
First Appearance: Starman #9 (volume 1, April 1989)
Roland Desmond inherited his late brother Mark's
super-villain alias "Blockbuster" after a debilitating malady
forced Roland to be treated with experimental steroids.
Like his sibling, Roland became a mindless muscle-bound behemoth.
But a bargain struck with evil forces (Neron during
"Underworld Unleashed" ) elevated Roland's intellect to genius
level, which he soon put to work establishing a criminal empire within
Bludhaven - a city bereft of heroes - as a beachhead for a planned
domination of Gotham City's Underworld.
Despite a swift and vicious consolidation of power, Blockbuster's
hold on Bludhaven's organized crime has nevertheless been weakened with
Nightwing fouling his plans at every turn.
Thus, Blockbuster's primary goal has been to eliminate the young
vigilante in order to insure the longevity of his criminal cartel - a
future he may not live to see with an enlarged heart threatening to cut
short his own life. Blockbuster possesses superhuman strength and
stamina, as well as a degree of imperviousness to physical harm.
Desmond's transformation may have triggered incipient albinism
and other latent infirmities, including his defective heart.
Blockbuster recently hired the
cyber hackers known as "The Psyba-Rats" to invaded the
Justice Cave, headquarters of Young Justice and erase all
information regarding himself and to make a copy of the computer
information for his empire. After
Young Justice and "The Psyba-Rats" came to an
understanding, "The Psyba-Rats" uploaded a virus into
the system of Blockbuster's computer erasing all the information he had.