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Copperhead II

Alias: Nathan Price
Teen Titans Adversary

Related Links: The Terror Titans
DreadboltThe Clock KingPersuader III
Disruptor IIRavager IV

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History


Cold Blooded

Nathan Price knew at an early age that there was something wrong with him. In his early teens, jealous Nathan drowned his baby brother in his bath tub. His parents’ deep mourning only further angered Nathan, to the point where Nathan planned to kill his parents as well. Silently creeping into their room as they slept, Nathan intended to stabs his parents to death. But at the last moment, Nathan left the knife at the foot of their bed and left his home – never to return.

Feeling detached from humanity, Nathan lived on the streets earning money by prostituting himself. So sickened by his own actions, Nathan murdered his customers and stole their money without an ounce of remorse.

ABOVE: Terror strike in TEEN TITANS (third series) #56 [2008].
BELOW: Copperhead attacks Ravager in TEEN TITANS (third series) #57 [2008].

Tail of Terror

The down-and-out teen was approached by the Clock King to join his team of Terror Titans. Equipping Nathan with a super-powered suit, Nathan Price became the new Copperhead.

As a member of the Terror Titans, Nathan didn’t interact much with his team mates. Clock King instructed lone Nathan to care for the meta-human known as TNTeena, who was injured during one of Clock King’s underground Dark Side Club brawls. TNTeena grew to care for Nathan, as he helped nurse her back to health.

Clock King’s final test for Copperhead was meant to discern whether Nathan had any conscience at all. He instructed Nathan to kill TNTeena. Nathan led TNTeena to believe they were escaping the Dark Side Club together, only to force TNTeena to overload her own powers and kill herself. As she begged Nathan for help with her last breath, Copperhead not only passed his final test, he also proved he had no conscience whatsoever.

ABOVE: Copperhead nurse TNTeena make to health,
knowing he will soon murder her – in in TERROR TITANS (mini-series) #4 [2009].
BELOW: Copperhead learns he has no conscience in TERROR TITANS (mini-series) #5 [2009].

Meanwhile, Clock King created his own meta-human militia of brainwashed super-teens, and ordered them to cause senseless destruction in Los Angeles.

But once Ravager and MIss Martian freed the enthralled super-powered teens from Clock King’s control, only the Terror Titans stood to oppose a small army of meta-teen heroes. Clock King subsequently murdered Disruptor and abandoned the remaining Terror Titans, which led to their eventual defeat. Dreadbolt, Copperhead and Persuader were initially captured, but later escaped and co-opted the former Dark Side Club headquarters. Together, they vowed to one day exact revenge on the Clock King.

 Powers & Abilities


Copperhead’s costume grants him the abilities of a human Copperhead, enabling him to scale walls and crush his foes with a constricting embrace.

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Copperhead II by Eddy Barrows

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 Essential Reading


Teen Titans #56-60 [2008]: The new Clock King pushes his Terror Titans to capture the entire Teen Titans team so he can sell the heroes to the Dark Side Club, an underground fight club run by people who believe they’re the avatars of the New Gods. After Kid Devil and Miss Martian are captured, the remaining Titans have a showdown with the Terror Titans in Clock King’s time dimension, where the time tinkerer is stymied by Ravager, who possesses similar precognitive abilities. In the wake of their confrontation, Ravager leaves the team. First full appearances of the Terror Titans, Clock King II, Dreadbolt, Copperhead II, Persuader III and Disruptor II.
Terror Titans #1-6 [2008-2009]: They stood against the Teen Titans, and now the Terror Titans spin off into their own miniseries! Clock King hatches a plan for his team of teenage legacy villains, as well as their deadly new member – the Teen Titans’ own Ravager! But if he’s to succeed, Clock King must first stabilize the underground metahuman gladiator arena known as the Dark Side Club. Death of Disruptor in issue #6.

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