On the far left of this page there appears to be some manner of Terrifiboy. He seems very unsettled and I can only imagine that he stumbled into this meeting of villains by accident.
I really don’t know what his deal is. There can’t be that many people in the DCU with a T tattooed onto their face. Or a T Mask. I actually don’t know what the T on Mister Terrific’s face is now that I think about it.
This is a weird one.
When I was a kid, I saw Mr. Terrific, the original one, and he had just the goofiest, most generic costume, EXCEPT that it said FAIR PLAY on it. I thought that was the weirdest thing, and I took a liking to this goony bird right away. I felt sorry for him for his costume and gimmick, but I liked that he cared about something the world has almost forgotten, the notion of fair play. It was weirdly meaningful.
Years later, Geoff Johns revamped Mr. Terrific wonderfully, and in the middle of the night, I thought up a nemesis for him, MR. TERRIBLE.
I wrote Geoff and said, “Holy SHIT, Geoff! Is there a Mr. Terrific villain called MR. TERRIBLE who is BAD at everything, and has FOUL PLAY on his suit?“
And Geoff wrote back IMMEDIATELY. I will never forget his response.
"THERE IS NOW!”
He loved the idea but JSA ended soon after and I asked if he was cool with me introducing the character in Villains United, and he was very happy to agree. My thinking was it was a guy who sucks at everything he does so badly that he’s a walking engine of chaos. If he drives across the street, it’s a twelve car pile-up. If he gets on a plane, it crashes or is hijacked.
mr terrible is the best