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Karate Kid

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Real Name
Val Armorr
First Appearance
Adventure Comics #346 (July 1966)
Jim Shooter
Team Affiliations
Legion of Super-Heroes
Base of Operations
Legion Clubhouse
Able to sense the weakest spot in an object, and resistance to mind control
Skills and Abilities
Master of every martial art up to the 31st century across the galaxy, Peak of human physical condition

Karate Kid is a martial artist superhero in the DC Universe and a member of the Legion of Superheroes.


The son of a secret agent, Val Armorr's mother died and Val was raised by a hero named the White Crane.  Val was taught to excel in every martial art and he became the superhero Karate Kid.


Val Armorr was born to Kirau Nezumi and Valentina Armorr on Earth in the 30th Century.  Val's father was a powerful crime lord known as the Black Dragon and his mother, a secret agent, tried to hide young Val from his father.  Kirau stole back his sone and murdered Valentina.

In other media[]

In addition to the cartoon Legion of Superheroes, this character appears in the animated film JLA Adventures Trapped in Time, wearing clothes very similar to those of the Samurai from the cartoon Super Friends.