The Outsider
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General Information
Real name: Michael Desai
First Appearance: FlashPoint (Vol 2) #1
Created by: Geoff Johns
Andy Kubert
James Robinson
Javi Fernandez



In the slums of Chandigarh in 1960, a woman named Pariyat gave birth to a monster, a baby with ock like skin and glowing eyes. The birth killed the mother, and the father immediately rejected his son. The child seemed to understand this. And Chandigarh was wiped off the face of the Earth by a power none could explain, leaving only one survivor; the child. The boy the orphanage named 'Michael Desai' ran away at the age of six, and made his own way in the world. He became The Outsider, and he built an Empire, some of it but by no means all by legal means. The Outsider was a businessman, a player in politics, and sometimes a conqueror. And he was seemingly indestructible, and very strong, and had other powers no-one knew the extent of. He made many enemies over his life, not least Black Adam, whom he almost killed and left for dead in the desert, and J'onn J'onzz, whom he did kill, cutting him in half by sending part of his body to another dimension with technology adapted from that which had brought the Martian to Earth in the first place. Ultimately though, the self serving Outsider was forced to join forces with Cyborg and his troops in order to save the world from the war between the Amazons and the Atlanteans. His final fate remains unrevealed.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


  • Superhuman Strength: The Outsider's Metahuman Powers give him Super Strength.
  • Geokinesis: The Outsider has the ability to control stone.
  • Gravity Manipulation: The Outsider's Metahuman Powers give him the ability to create massive vortexs of destruction that can destroy an entire city.
  • Accelerated Healing: The Outsider's Metahuman Powers give him some form of a Healing Factor making him Invulnerabil to most attacks.




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  • The Outsider Existed in a Alternate Timeline Created by The Event of FlashPoint.


  • One of Michael Desai's Agents, who died in his service, was Alfred Pennyworth. In Pre-Crisis Continuity, Alfred was The Original The Outsider.
  • In the Post FlashPoint DC Comics Universe, The Outsider is Alfred Pennyworth of Earth-3.

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