The King of Tears is a god from the Subtle Realm, one of the many dimensions of the DC universe - this strange entity rebuilt the supervillain known as Johnny Sorrow and in return the villain has been obsessed with releasing the King Of Tears into the Earth realm once more: it is unknown exactly why the King Of Tears was banished from the Earth realm but the entity is desperate to return and will stop at nothing to achieve its goals: the entity was shown as being able to consume organic matter with a touch and summoning giant insects at will.