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'''Joseph Meach''' was a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwater_diving diver] who had fallen on hard times. In an attempt to draw publicity to himself, Meach set up a water tank on a sidewalk in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(comics) Metropolis] and dove off a building. Unbeknownst to Meach, the tank was leaking and Meach would have died if not for the intervention of
 
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|occupation = High diver <small>(formerly)</small><br>
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Custodian <small>(formerly)</small><br>
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Supervillain
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|skills = Ability to alter his size<br>
 
Shapeshifting<br>
 
Telepathy<br>
 
12th level intelligence<br>
 
Magnetic powers<br>
 
X-ray vision that could see through anything even lead<br>
 
The ability to transmute elements<br>
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The ability to phase through solid matter
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|hobby = Plotting against Superman and Batman
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|goals = Defeat Batman, Superman, and Robin
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Murder<br>
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Sabotage
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|type of villain = Vengeful Supervillain}}
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'''Joseph Meach''', better known as '''Composite Superman''', is a supervillain in ''DC'' Comics, mainly fighting Batman and Superman.
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==Biography==
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===Comics===
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Before his supervillanous role, Joseph Meach was a struggling diver. In an attempt to draw publicity to himself, Meach set up a water tank on a sidewalk in Metropolis. As the water tank leaked to an inch of water, Superman stopped Meach's accidental death and soon got him a job at Superman Museum. Working around the mementos of Superman caused Meach's hatred for the Man of Steel to only rise. Then, one fateful night, lightning hit the lifeless Legion of Super Heroes mannequins and the energy lanced into Meach. He then gained the powers of the Legion and formed a costume in the mix of Batman and Superman now called Composite Superman.
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The Composite Superman then created situations for Superman or Batman to handle, but which he intentionally sabotaged to humiliate the heroes, then sorted them out himself. Superman and Batman's attempt to expose him by using robot duplicates failed due to Composite Superman's ability to read their minds.
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Just before Meach could reveal the heroes' secret identities, the powers he gained from the statues faded away. Meach tried to write down the secret of his powers in the Superman Museum, but his memory faded before he could finish (though he managed to write down about the lightning striking the statues, but nothing more). He later had a funeral for him by the Justice League.
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===Television===
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Composite Superman made a cameo in ''Justice League Unlimited'' in an episode called "The Greatest Story Never Told". Unlike the comic, this "Composite Superman" is the product of a battle with the dark lord Mordru. It's actually a fusion of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Women with the appearance of Composite Superman, but with Wonder Woman's voice, resulting from some twisted spell used in the intense magical conflict. The spell was undone by the time Mordru was defeated.
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===''Lego Batman 3''===
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Composite Superman appears as a playable character in ''Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham'', voiced by Travis Willingham.
   
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===Parodies===
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Sketch comedy series ''Robot Chicken'' has parodied Composite Superman in some episodes, most commonly in the form of character [[Composite Santa Claus]]. Composite Superman himself appears in ''Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship'', voiced by Jonathan Banks. Here Batman and Superman accidentally summon him from an alternate reality with Flash's Cosmic Treadmill and run off arguing if he should be named Composite Superman or Composite Batman. Composite Superman then goes on to use the Treadmill as part of his plan to rule the multiverse. Composite Superman and Superman fight using their heat vision only to kill innocent bystanders. Batman suggests that Superman attacks the Batman side of his opponent's body as it is vulnerable due to being human. Superman repeatedly kicks Composite Superman in the groin only to find out that Composite Superman has ''Super-Balls''. Despite this, the attack does distract Composite Superman enough to allow Batman to jump onto his back and stab his Superman side with a Kryptonite Batarang. This weakens Composite Superman, allowing Superman to defeat him with a punch to his groin. As he collapses in pain, Batman mocks him by saying "I hope you learned your lesson", only for Superman to suddenly kill Composite Superman by snapping his neck while Brainiac breaks the fourth wall about something like that not happening in real life.
The ability to shrink,
 
Shapeshifting,
 
Telepathy,
 
12th level intelligence,
 
Magnetic powers,
 
X-ray vision that could see through anything even lead,
 
The ability to transmute elements,
 
The ability to phase through solid matter|hobby = Plotting against Superman and Batman|goals = Defeat Batman,Superman and Robin|crimes = Assault|type of villain = Criminal}}
 
[[File:Omg5W.jpg|thumb]]Superman. Upon learning of Meach's misfortunes, Superman obtained a job for him at the Superman Museum where Meach was employed as a [http:// janitor]. Meach's bitterness did not subside and being surrounded by mementos of Superman's career directed his anger towards Superman. One night as Meach was sweeping in front of a series of statuettes depicting the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_of_Super-Heroes Legion of Super-Heroes], a bolt of lightning struck the display. The statuettes (which were actually miniature lifeless duplicates of the Legionnaires) unleashed an energy blast that struck Meach, endowing him with the combined powers of the Legion members. Determined to defeat Superman, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman Batman], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Grayson Robin], Meach used his shape-shifting power to turn his skin green and form a costume that was half of Superman's costume and half of Batman's costume. Calling himself the Composite Superman, Meach left a message in both heroes' bases to meet him on a mountain. There, he told the heroes that if he was not allowed to join their team, he would expose their secret identities, which he learned via telepathy. The Composite Superman then created situations for Superman or Batman to handle, but which he intentionally sabotaged to humiliate the heroes, then sorted them out himself. Superman and Batman's attempt to expose him by using robot duplicates failed due to Composite Superman's ability to read their minds. Just before Meach could reveal the heroes' secret identities, the powers he gained from the statues faded away. Meach tried to write down the secret of his powers in the Superman Museum, but his memory faded before he could finish (though he managed to write down about the lightning striking the statues, but nothing more).
 
   
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A few years later an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_life alien] villain named Xan came to Earth to avenge his dead father, a criminal who had been imprisoned by Superman and Batman. Xan restored Joseph Meach's powers by recreating the original accident. Meach's memories returned and he used the powers of Sun Boy and Lightning Lad to destroy the statues of Superman and Batman leading to investigation by the Duo. This time, the duo were able to deduce their enemy's identity as they checked the museum employees who were not around when the Composite Superman was sighted. The Composite Superman captured Superman and Batman by impersonating a chained Robin. The Composite Superman tried to kill the team by using his powers to simultaneously turn half of their bodies to anti-matter; Meach's powers wore off before he could accomplish this. Xan appeared and fired a lethal energy blast at the heroes with his Magna-Gun. A remorseful Meach intercepted the blast, dying instantly. A statue was made to honor Joseph Meach saying that he "lived a villain, but died a hero.<gallery widths="193" navigation="true">
 
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Joseph Meach, better known as Composite Superman, is a supervillain in DC Comics, mainly fighting Batman and Superman.

Biography

Comics

Before his supervillanous role, Joseph Meach was a struggling diver. In an attempt to draw publicity to himself, Meach set up a water tank on a sidewalk in Metropolis. As the water tank leaked to an inch of water, Superman stopped Meach's accidental death and soon got him a job at Superman Museum. Working around the mementos of Superman caused Meach's hatred for the Man of Steel to only rise. Then, one fateful night, lightning hit the lifeless Legion of Super Heroes mannequins and the energy lanced into Meach. He then gained the powers of the Legion and formed a costume in the mix of Batman and Superman now called Composite Superman. The Composite Superman then created situations for Superman or Batman to handle, but which he intentionally sabotaged to humiliate the heroes, then sorted them out himself. Superman and Batman's attempt to expose him by using robot duplicates failed due to Composite Superman's ability to read their minds.

Just before Meach could reveal the heroes' secret identities, the powers he gained from the statues faded away. Meach tried to write down the secret of his powers in the Superman Museum, but his memory faded before he could finish (though he managed to write down about the lightning striking the statues, but nothing more). He later had a funeral for him by the Justice League.

Television

Composite Superman made a cameo in Justice League Unlimited in an episode called "The Greatest Story Never Told". Unlike the comic, this "Composite Superman" is the product of a battle with the dark lord Mordru. It's actually a fusion of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Women with the appearance of Composite Superman, but with Wonder Woman's voice, resulting from some twisted spell used in the intense magical conflict. The spell was undone by the time Mordru was defeated.

Lego Batman 3

Composite Superman appears as a playable character in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, voiced by Travis Willingham.

Parodies

Sketch comedy series Robot Chicken has parodied Composite Superman in some episodes, most commonly in the form of character Composite Santa Claus. Composite Superman himself appears in Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship, voiced by Jonathan Banks. Here Batman and Superman accidentally summon him from an alternate reality with Flash's Cosmic Treadmill and run off arguing if he should be named Composite Superman or Composite Batman. Composite Superman then goes on to use the Treadmill as part of his plan to rule the multiverse. Composite Superman and Superman fight using their heat vision only to kill innocent bystanders. Batman suggests that Superman attacks the Batman side of his opponent's body as it is vulnerable due to being human. Superman repeatedly kicks Composite Superman in the groin only to find out that Composite Superman has Super-Balls. Despite this, the attack does distract Composite Superman enough to allow Batman to jump onto his back and stab his Superman side with a Kryptonite Batarang. This weakens Composite Superman, allowing Superman to defeat him with a punch to his groin. As he collapses in pain, Batman mocks him by saying "I hope you learned your lesson", only for Superman to suddenly kill Composite Superman by snapping his neck while Brainiac breaks the fourth wall about something like that not happening in real life.

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