Real Name: Ray Cardell
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Enemies: Nazi 5th columnists
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Scoop Comics #1 (Harry A Chesler, 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Able to paralyze or burn people with beams from his eyes. X-ray vision.
History: While looking through his telescope one night, playboy Ray Cardell was struck by an unidentified ray of energy, which somehow granted him superhuman powers. He decided to use his new abilities to "strike terror into the hearts of the most hardened criminals" as the crimefighter Master Key.
Comments: A later retelling of his origin changed his power source from unknown extraterrestrial rays to energy from an explosion caused by a short circuit.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Master characters
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