Dread Metal is a minor villain from Champions Online and one of several villains who appear in missions concerning the Nemesis, who he is working for- like many of the Nemesis mission villains, he does not have much backstory but is considered a part of the Champions wider universe (the portion not seen in-game).

What little that is known of Dread Metal is that he is a fully sentient robotic life form who despises humans, yet realizes that working with them does provide him with rewards- at least for now. His true motives and origins are hidden and he seems intent on keeping it that way.