Ned Creegan was a petty criminal who did prison time for stealing a minivan.
When the A.S.A. discovered he had powers, Ned was trained to become a soldier and assassin by Commander Carson Williams and was dispatched to fight in every war zone on the planet. He became disillusioned with his country due to the amount of people he was forced to kill and defected to Markovia.
Arriving in Freeland alongside a Markovian special ops strike team, Ned attacked a meta-human containment unit. He was also carrying a meta-human virus curated by Dr. Helga Jace, which infected many of the meta-humans being detained. He took out many A.S.A. guards with ease and was confronted by Commander Williams. Ned and Williams fought, and Williams managed to snap Ned's neck after getting the upper-hand by mimicking his powers.
Powers and abilities
- Meta-human physiology: As a meta-human, Ned can perform superhuman feats.
- Disintegration: During his assault on the meta-human containment unit, Creegan was capable of disintegrating an entire reinforced door.
- Telekinesis: Creegan could manipulate a small field around him in which he stopped firing bullets from A.S.A. guards and projected them back at them.
- Force field: Creegan created translucent shields while fighting against his former superior Commander Williams.
- Hand-to-hand combatant: Creegan was heavily trained by Commander Williams to be a soldier for the A.S.A..
- Mask: Cyclotronic traveled with a customized mask alongside his newfound alter ego.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Ned Creegan was a supervillain who became known as Cyclotronic Man in his fights against Black Lightning and Superman. His first appearance in the comics was Batman #195 (September, 1967) when he was originally known as Bag O' Bones and fought Batman and Robin. Then he became One-Man Meltdown in Batman and the Outsiders #4 where he fought Batman's Outsiders.