- "We're supposed to be changing the world, not acting suicidal to settle old scores."
"Hat" is an alien vigilante from England, whose hat has Fifth Dimensional properties. He joined up with the Elite to help Manchester Black deal with the anti-alien bigotry of the Children of Liberty and the ineffectiveness of the American government and the D.E.O..
An extraterrestrial of unknown origins, the man who would become known as "Hat" has arrived to Earth at some point before Manchester Black met Fiona Byrne, settling in England. Hat was like a brother to Fiona, and the two shared the hardships of living on a world alien to them. Hat and Fiona befriended Manchester Black, who protected them when their alien origins were questioned by the gang members, with Fiona later starting a relationship with Manchester.
After Fiona's death, Manchester set onto a path of revenge and recruited Hat for his crusade. Now not merely an alien, but a gadget-user, armed with a special Hat from the Fifth Dimension, gifted to him by Mr. Mxyzptlk. Hat broke Manchester out of prison and became one of the core members of the Elite, a vigilante team that would handle the villains such as the Children of Liberty with extreme prejudice, something the Superfriends wouldn't do.
Powers and abilities
- Unknown alien physiology
- Teleportation: Whether through the Fifth Dimensional hat or not, Hat is able to teleport to any location he has seen with his eyes, and is also able to teleport others together with himself.
- Sleight of hand: Aside from Fifth Dimensional powers, Hat is also an able trickster on his own, managing to steal a Legion ring from Querl Dox.
- Multilingualism: While it is unclear how many languages he knows besides English, he is able to understand Mo.
- Fifth Dimensional hat: Gifted to him by Mxyzptlk, the hat allows to store infinite items and channel Fifth Dimensional energies.
Behind the scenes
- In the main DC Comics continuity, Rampotatek aka The Hat is a young Japanese man who became suffused with the power of a demon. He was recruited by the psychic Manchester Black to join his team of heroes known as The Elite.
- Hat's origins being connected to the fifth dimension allude to Mr. Mxyzptlk having a similar hat in most depictions that's notably absent from his depiction in the shared multiverse. In the New 52 DC comics continuity he used his hat to entertain fourth dimensional royalty as a court jester, storing thousands of third dimensional planets such as Earth within it.