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Open your eyes, so you may see!
~ Despero in Justice League.

Despero is an alien dictator and enemy of the Justice League.


Despero was the tyrannical dictator of the planet Kalanor. Two rebels escaped Kalanor and travelled to Earth to build a weapon to fight Despero. He arrived on Earth to stop them and battled the Justice League. Despero was defeated and the planet Kalanor was set free. He eventually returns to Kalanor and enters the mystical Flames of Py'tar, giving him super strength. He attempts to battle the Justice League in their satellite headquarters. Though he was defeated again, he returns once more and kills Gypsy's family. Despero is again defeated by Martian Manhunter. Despero later becomes possessed by a group of aliens who use him to destroy most of Manhatten. Supergirl stops him and has his spirit exorcised from his body. While his spirit was trapped on the Abyssal Plane, he met Johnny Sorrow. The two used advanced technology to return to Earth and battle The Justice League and the Justice Society. Despero was defeated and again sent back to the Abyssal Plane.

Television History

Lord Despero

Despero (also called "Lord Despero") in Justice League.

Despero appeared in the Justice League animated series. He was ostricized on his planet for his third eye, making him look strange. He eventually came in contact with the Flame of Py'tar, which he used to build a fanatical cult known as the Legion of the Third Eye and conquered his homeworld of Kalanor. He then tried to conquer the universe but was stopped by the Justice League and the Green Lantern Corps. Martian Manhunter travels to the Flames of Py'tar and uses it to set the planet free.

Despero also appeared in Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series. In this series, he brainwashes much of the Green Lantern Corps into becoming his army. The team of Batman, Guy Gardner, G'Nort, and Sinestro manage to defeat him.

He also appears in Superman/Batman Public Enemies as one of the villains trying to collect the bounty on Superman and Batman.

He later appears in Young Justice where he traps the team and Captain Marvel in the Hall of Justice and fought them. If an opponent used magic or once he beat one he petrified them with his third eye. He managed to beat them all but they later managed to trick then defeat him. After the team was freed, the Reach took him away.

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