Super Green Beret

Real Name: Tod Holton

Identity/Class: Magically enhanced human

Occupation: School boy

Affiliations: None known

Enemies: Simba, lion god of Mokuru

Known Relatives: Roger Wilson (uncle); unnamed mother

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Based in Valleyville, U.S.A., but active worldwide

First Appearance: Tod Holton, Super Green Beret #1 (Lightning Comics, April 1967)

Powers/Abilities: Able to transform into his highly muscular adult form when wearing the beret. Also able to teleport, transform weapons into harmless fruit, invulnerable, able to time travel, and equipped with telepathy and telekinesis.

Tod Holton pre-transformationHistory: Roger Wilson saves a Vietnamese monk from a wild boar, and in return the greatful priest gives Roger a magical, glowing green beret. Some time later Roger gives the beret to his teenage nephew Tod Holton, who discovers that when he wears it, he is transformed into a muscular adult dressed in a soldier's uniform - Super Green Beret! Using his new found powers Tod decides to fight injustice.

(Super Green Beret #2, "The Lion God of Mokuru") In the African country of Nobuti, American Peace Corps workers have been captured by followers of Simba, the lion god of the volcano Mokuru, and are due to be sacrificed by being thrown into the lava. Sensing the imminent deaths, the ancient monk contacts Tod Holton who dons his beret and is immediately transformed into his superhuman form while simultaneously being teleported to Nobuti and telepathically informed of the situation awaiting him. He rescues the men from the Peace Corps and then goes on to deal with Simba.

The ancient monkComments: Super Green Beret only lasted two issues - can't think why!

So, a weird old man gives you a hat that glows suspiciously. Naturally you give it to someone else to try on first (and preferably a young kid... Talk about child endangerment!)

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