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Real Identity: Abel Tarrant
Affiliation(s): Legion of Doom
Appearances: Dead Reckoning and the Great Brain Robbery
Powers: Animate and control tattoos
Abel Tarrant was a sailor based in Coast City who moonlighted as a burglar. He happened to come into the possession of a special formula, that when taken, gave him the ability to create tattoos. Tarrant could animate these tattoos with a mere touch. After escaping arrest, Tarrant tattooed his body with an axe, shield, cannon and a dragon using the chemical from the formula as body ink. He called himself Tattooed Man and went on a crime spree. Exploiting his mental focus on multiple tattoos is his main weakness.