Teleios

Teleios is a threat not so much on his own, but because of the assistance he can provide other villains or organizations. A master of the biological sciences, the self-proclaimed “Perfect Man” can create cloned armies (or armies of cloned superhumans!), interfere with the biological processes of his enemies, create biological weapons of terrifying destructiveness, induce superpowers in ordinary persons, and warp and mold flesh and bone to suit his whims. He himself seems to have no particular interest in conquest or rulership — though if he did, his ability to grow armies in his lab would make him extraordinarily dangerous. Instead, he regards the world as a vast laboratory, and all the people in it as his experimental subjects. Out of sheer perversity, and general loathing for humanity, he’s perfectly willing to work for organizations like VIPER and ARGENT, or to help supervillains in various ways (his expertise as a doctor used to dealing with bizarre biologies is highly sought-after in some circles). However, many villains are reluctant to accept his help, since it’s widely believed that his creations are genetically programmed to obey him, and not his “clients,” if necessary. Teleios doesn’t get along with Mechanon, whom he considers to have insulted him in years past by denigrating his chosen fields of expertise in favor of computers and robotics.

Teleios goes to great lengths to conceal his presence, preferring not to have to disrupt delicate experiments to flee from encroaching authorities. Analysts working for the United States Department of Defense believe his chief laboratories are in Canada (northern Ontario) and Central America, with lesser facilities in several places throughout the world. In 2000 he was linked to a number of genetic monstrosities, including what seemed to be lab-grown and mutated dinosaurs, wandering in the Canadian Shield. But Teleios was too smart to to leave many “footprints” near his home base; while the authorities found three of his lairs, all were minor facilities long since abandoned. He remains at large and is considered one of the most dangerous superhuman threats in the world.

Teleios

Heroes, Dallas Rigel