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Real Identity: Dr. William Magnus
Affiliations: Super Hero High School
Appearances (Books): Super Hero High School Yearbook
Appearances (Comics): Savage High Part 2, Harley & Batgirl's Excellent Adventure Part 2, and Egging On Part 1
Appearances (Webisodes): Batnapped and Drive Me Crazy
Appearances (Novels): Batgirl at Super Hero High, Katana at Super Hero High, and Harley Quinn at Super Hero High
Appearances (LEGO TV Special): Galactic Wonder
Powers/Skills: Robotics and Technology
Voiced By: Phil LaMarr
Doc Magnus is a technological genius with a special talent for building robots. His savvy and easy going demeanor make his robotics and technology class a hit, especially with tech-minded students like Cyborg, Bumblebee, and Batgirl. On the night of a full moon, Wonder Woman and Supergirl worked on their shop projects well into the night. Magnus informed them he was going to close up soon and reminded them they could come back in the morning. Lena Luthor, the new I.T., arrived with the copper wiring Magnus requested and noticed Supergirl and her rocketship. In an alternate timeline, Magnus decided to grow a goatee. Batgirl and Harley Quinn needed access to the Mechanics, Robotics, and Automotive Workshop to repair the Time Machine Bus. Harley mixed some Kaboom Candy into a bottle of Soder Cola and left it at the front door. The explosion lured Magnus outside. The girls locked down the garage and Batgirl went to work.
A few minutes later, Magnus overrode the security and demanded answers. Harley impulsively pushed a button and the bus teleported away. Magnus remarked it was a fascinating piece of machinery. During the battle between supers and the faculty, he unleashed his Metal Men. Magnus was impressed with Platinum's performance and couldn't wait to see what his creations could do with completed responsometers. The supers eventually reset the timeline back to normal. One day, Magnus reviewed his students' vehicle assignments. He passed Cyborg's Cybeast tank, Harley's quadcycle, Batgirl's Batcycle, and Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet. He was not smitten with Big Barda's trike and reminded her the assignment was to build a vehicle with a motor. Barda admitted she didn't know how to drive. Harley, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl promised to teach her.
(Novels only) Doc Magnus has advanced degrees in mathematics, particle physics, and mechanical engineering. Fox's Fiends are robot villains forged in Doc Magnus's on-site Metal Man Factory and considered his greatest invention yet. He taught that robots could be defeated with an electromagnetic pulse attack. They are audio-animatronics capable of guessing their opponent's moves. Lucius Fox used them during a Weaponomics demonstration. Magnus raved about Batgirl to media entrepreneur Alicia Chen, getting her on the pilot episode of TechTalkTV.