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VILLAINS

The following list represents the 307 villains Booster Gold has encountered. Notes on methodology for the entries can be found here.

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Note that villains whose names begin with the letter "d" have long been a particular concern for Booster Gold. Booster's first major foe was the Director of the 1000, who managed to corrupt Skeets I (with the aid of Doctor Shocker) and damage Booster's power-suit. The aliens of Dimension X kidnapped his sister, resulting in her death. Doomsday effortlessly destroyed his first power-suit. Devastator severed his arm (in a story fittingly titled "D-Day"). If Booster were superstitious, I suspect that he'd leave the "d"s to other heroes from now on.

Darkseid

Darkseid. Image © DC ComicsFirst Appearance: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134, 1970

First Meeting with Booster Gold: Justice League International #21, 1988

Encounters with Booster Gold: 1

Iron-fisted ruler of Apokolips and opponent of Highfather's NEW GODS of New Genesis, Darkseid is ruthless in his pursuit of the Anti-Life Equation, which will grant him dominion over all life in the universe.

Booster Gold came face-to-face with Darkseid on the planet of Apokolips while trying to save MISTER MIRACLE from the Cluster (see MANGA KHAN) and Darkseid's stormtroopers, the Para-Demons. Booster Gold would later join the Justice League in confronting Darkseid's hyper-fauna construct that had dominated Bruce Wayne.

Despero

Despero. Image © DC ComicsFirst Appearance: Justice League of America, Vol. 1, #1, 1960

First Meeting with Booster Gold: Justice League America #58, 1992

Encounters with Booster Gold: 7

One of the earliest foes of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, Despero soon became filled with hatred for the League and would stop at nothing to eradicate all Leaguers from the universe.

Booster Gold led the CONGLOMERATE to a rescue of the Justice League as Despero ran roughshod through New York City.

Much later (from Booster Gold's point of view, but not necessarily Despero's), Booster works against the schemes of a time-displaced Desporo as a member of the TIME STEALERS.

Devastator

Devastator. Image © DC ComicsFirst Appearance: Justice League America, Vol. 1, #86, 1994

First Meeting with Booster Gold: Justice League America #89, 1994

Encounters with Booster Gold: 1

The OVERMASTER recruited death row inmate Jack Snyder to join his second Cadre heralding the destruction of Earth.

In Booster Gold's first and only meeting with Devastator, the villain used his powerful axe to slice through Booster's armor, severing Booster's right arm and fatally wounding him.

Dimension X Aliens

Dimension X Aliens. Image © DC ComicsFirst Appearance: Teen Titans, Vol. 1, #16, 1968

First Meeting with Booster Gold: Booster Gold #21, 1987

Membership: Ajan & T'Ndor, Destructo Agent, Rangor

The aliens from a region named Dimension X by the TEEN TITANS have tried several times to dominate the Earth.

Booster Gold stumbled into plans by the Dimension X aliens when they kidnapped his sister, MICHELLE CARTER, mistaking her for a super powered defender of Earth.

Director of Death

Director of Death. Image © DC ComicsFirst Appearance: Booster Gold, Vol. 1, #1, 1987 (as Senator Henry Ballard)

First Meeting with Booster Gold: Booster Gold #1, 1986

Encounters with Booster Gold: 8

The Director of Death (often called simply "Director") was the mastermind behind the high-tech criminal organization 1000.

When Booster Gold foiled Senator Ballard's plans to become President of the United States (see CHILLER), the Director turned all of the resources of the 1000 into destroying the hero. In essence, the Director was Booster Gold's original arch-nemesis. The Director was often accompanied by an unnamed android that responded to his commands telepathically.

The Director employed a number of agents, including Jan in the Metropolis Athletic Club, in an attempt to destroy Booster Gold. Senator Ballard's aide Myron launched a tax evasion crusade against Booster Gold. The armored Blackguard (Richard Hertz) and psychic Mindancer were hired by the 1000 to defeat Booster Gold in combat. The 1000 freed Clarence Schiffel from prison so that he could don his Shockwave armor and assault Booster Gold's headquarters, REILLEAU TOWERS. Doctor Shocker hacked into the programming of SKEETS to turn Booster Gold's robot sidekick against him.

Doctor Destiny

Doctor Destiny. Image © DC ComicsFirst Appearance: Justice League of America, Vol. 1, #5, 1961

First Meeting with Booster Gold: Justice League America #75, 1993

Encounters with Booster Gold: 1

A frequently recurring foe of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, John Dee uses the power of his Materioptikon to become Doctor Destiny and turn dreams into reality.

Shortly after losing his original power suit to Doomsday, Booster Gold was powerless to stop the crazed Doctor Destiny from manipulating the dreams of the comatose BLUE BEETLE II when Destiny used the latent desires of Atom II against the Justice League.

Doomsday

Doomsday. Image © DC ComicsFirst Appearance: Superman: The Man of Steel #17, 1992

First Meeting with Booster Gold: Justice League America #69, 1992

Encounters with Booster Gold: 8

The creature they call Doomsday is a bio-engineered creature filled only with madness and hatred, especially of all things Kryptonian in nature. The name "Doomsday" frequently used to refer to the mute monster was coined by Booster Gold.

Booster Gold and the JUSTICE LEAGUE intercepted Doomsday on its way toward Metropolis. Despite the combined power of the League, Doomsday's progress was barely even slowed. Several Leaguers, including Booster Gold and most notably SUPERMAN, suffered terrible injuries and loss of powers that would take years to restore.

The second time Booster Gold battled Doomsday, Booster unintentionally destroyed the penthouse apartment of Alexandra Gianopoulos and was forced to rescue her from the monster.

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