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Real Identity: Boston Brand
Appearances: Dead Reckoning
Voiced By: Raphael Sbarge
Boston Brand was a star trapeze artist for Haley's Circus after the death of the Flying Grayson's settled and young Dick Grayson was taken in by Bruce Wayne. Brand became a random target of the Hook, an assassin vying to join the international League of Assassins. Instead of dying and moving on, Brand was restored by Rama Kushna, the goddess of balance, for his good deeds. Brand became his circus namesake, Deadman, a ghost. Deadman eventually tracked down the Hook with the help of Batman.
Over a year later, Deadman was still in the realm of the living. He befriended the head monk of the Temple of Nanda Parbat in the Himalayas, the Master. He soon witnessed the invasion of a group of supervillains led by Lex Luthor to steal the Heart of Panda Parbat, a mystical totem. The villains then stole the souls of all the monks and left the temple in shambles. Deadman was ordered by Rama Kushna to restore the balance of karma. He entered the Justice League Watchtower and enlisted the help of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The four teleported to Africa and entered the hidden Gorilla City. They witnessed an onslaught of super villains just as Grodd unleashed a devolution ray. Deadman, despite being a ghost, held onto his emotions, his undoing. To save Wonder Woman, he possessed Batman and shot Devil Ray. Devil Ray was pusched backward into a broken electrical panel and killed. As a result, Deadman remained in the mortal plane. Deadman continues to defend the plane of the living from malevolent spirits, hoping to one day be allowed to move on to the next plane of existence. Deadman is capable of possessing humans for a limited amount of time, conversing with other spirits and can cross realities at will.