The Dragon King had great political aspirations during the early days of the second World War - to become third in command in imperial Japan, after the Premier and the Emperor himself.
The Dragon King employed his vast scientific knowledge at his command to create with the aid of the legendary spear of destiny and holy grail. This energy field had a remarkable effect on anyone with magic-susceptible super powers, turning the greatest, most dedicated foes of the Japanese Empire into its most deadly unstoppable warriors whenever they passed within the energy field's sphere of influence.
The Dragon King went into hiding and began to succeeded in making himself a human-hybrid. It was believed that he died by the sword of Sir Justin, the Shining Knight, when he killed Danete Reilly, the second Firebrand.
He would come into conflict with Courtney Whitmore, the new Star-Spangled Kid, S.T.R.I.P.E., and the Shining Knight, Sir Justin. Dragon King did imply he killed Firebrand. He died during the battle, though the body was never located. He would show up again in possession of The Spear of Destiny and would be defeated by the JSA.
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