|Real name:||Wade Eiling|
|Hair:||Grey (in monstrous form) None|
|Eyes:||Blue (in monstrous form) White|
United States Military
|Rogue of:||Justice League|
|Abilities:|| Military Tactician|
|Voiced by:||J.K. Simmons|
Wade Eiling was a US general who was a central figure in the Cadmus organization.
General Eiling was in charge of the US military response to the Dark Heart invasion. At first he welcomed the Justice League intervening to contain the threat while he and his men evacuated the local civilians. However, he was unnerved when he learned that the League's Watchtower had a binary fusion weapon which it used as part of the containment. After the crisis had abated, Eiling took control of the remains of the Dark Heart technology, stating that his scientists could learn a lot from something that had almost defeated the Justice League and warning the Leaguers about having a weapon of mass destruction in orbit, pointing down at the Earth.
When Doomsday escaped containment in a Cadmus facility and attempted to kill Superman, Amanda Waller ordered Eiling to stop him. The general's solution was to fire a missile with a nuclear Kryptonite warhead, despite the fact that Superman and the Justice League were engaged in a rescue operation evacuating civilians from an erupting volcanic island. Shrugging off Waller's objections at the murderous overkill, Eiling saw this as an opportunity to destroy a notorious drug-trafficking point, Superman and Doomsday in one shot. However, Batman intercepted the missile while the Justice League defeated Doomsday on their own and exiled him into the Phantom Zone.
Seeking a way to co-opt the League, Eiling had Captain Atom's Air Force commission reactivated and assigned him to Cadmus. Though Atom protested that he was part of the League now, Eiling appealed to his sense of duty and oath of service. Eiling gambled well, and Captain Atom even attacked Superman when he and Huntress broke into Cadmus to rescue the Question. After the Watchtower's binary fusion cannon was fired on the abandoned Cadmus headquarters, Eiling prompted Waller to send Galatea and the Ultimen clones to attack the Justice League. Eiling was watching the battle in Cadmus' new facility when Batman broke in, punching the general out.
After Lex Luthor's involvement in and intentions for the organization came to light, Cadmus changed its operational focus and Eiling was reassigned to administrative duty. Eiling, now even more irrational with paranoia and hate, blamed Superman, the Justice League, and metahumans in general for the state of the world. One year later, Eiling planned to show the world that the League wasn't the only superpower on Earth by publicly besting Superman. Eiling stole and used a classified Nazi body enhancement chemical captured by Spy Smasher in World War II. This transformed Eiling into a monstrous hulking form and gave him super-strength and invulnerability. Eiling disrupted a hero parade in Metropolis and tried to call out the Man of Steel (who was on a mission off-planet at the time). After being stymied by seven non-metahuman Justice Leaguers and the protests of the public, Eiling reassessed his views and decided to go into hiding while promising to resurface if the public needed him. Eiling's fate following the Metropolis incident is unknown.
Powers and abilities Edit
In human form, Wade Eiling is a veteran soldier who is presumably well-versed in military strategy, hand to hand combat, and weapons handling. He possesses average human strength and a keen intellect (though he is very stubborn and judgmental).
After injecting the Captain Nazi serum, Eiling's grey-skinned form is superhumanly strong, perhaps on par with that of Superman or Doomsday. He is much faster than normal humans and can use his powerful leg muscles to leap distances of a mile or more. He is also seemingly impervious to injury by conventional means, possessing superhuman durability. The only weapon that was able to wound him even slightly was the Shining Knight's magical sword.
Background information Edit
General Eiling is the main adversary of Captain Atom in the comics, though it is pronounced Ee-ling rather than Eye-ling. Eiling is responsible for Captain Atom's creation, married his wife after the captain's supposed death, and continued his shady dealings. Years later, Eiling was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and thus, arranged to have his brain transplanted to the body of the Shaggy Man, an indestructible superhuman monster. He shaved off the creature's excess hair, leaving him a monstrous humanoid with tusk-like teeth. Eiling has gone by the name "The General" since his transformation.
- "Dark Heart"
- "The Doomsday Sanction"
- "Question Authority"
- "Panic in the Sky"
- "Patriot Act"
|PR / Manager||Maxwell Lord|
|Psychology||Hugo Strange • Moon|
|Military Tactics||Wade Eiling|
|Captain Atom • Doomsday • Galatea|
|Ultimen||Downpour • Juice • Shifter • Long Shadow • Wind Dragon|
|Task Force X||Captain Boomerang • Clock King • Deadshot • Rick Flagg • Plastique|