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Disruptor II

Alias: Angelica Smith
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Disruptive Behavior

Angelica Smith’s life of abandonment began after she took her first breath. Found as a baby in a trash can, Angelica was placed in a series of dilapidated group homes left to fend for herself. Hardened by life, young Angelica would bully the other children and steal their money. Her rage over her abandonment issues would also cause her to get into fights with other children.

Angelica was also placed in a series of foster homes, none of which lasted very long, probably due to Angelica’s disruptive behavior. Enraged at the happiness shared by one set of foster parents, Angelica murdered the woman and tried to claim the man for herself. After spending some time in jail, Angelica was approached by the Clock King.

Playing on her feelings of abandonment, Clock King fabricated a story and told Angelica that she was the daughter of the two-bit criminal known as the Disruptor. Rescuing Angelica from a life of misery, Clock King gave her a super-powered uniform and persuaded her to join his Terror Titans as the new Disruptor.

ABOVE: Terror strike in TEEN TITANS (third series) #56 [2008].
BELOW: The Disruptor attacks Miss Martian in TEEN TITANS (third series) #58 [2008].

Permanent Disruptions

After joining the Terror Titans, Angelica began a romantic affair with Clock King. For the first time in her sad life, she felt as if she found somewhere to belong.

Angelica’s new “home” was threatened when Clock King took an interest in Ravager, who shared his precognitive abilities. Jealous of Ravager, Angelica constantly tried to turn Clock King and the other Terror Titans against her. Clock King eventually ordered Disruptor to leave Ravager alone, a seemingly impossible task for the vengeful Disruptor.

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 remained allied with the temporal-powered mastermind. Disruptor tried to murder Ravager, an act that drew the ire of Clock King. For failing to follow his orders, Clock King subsequently murdered Disruptor and abandoned the remaining Terror Titans.

ABOVE: The team compares notes in TERROR TITANS (mini-series) #5 [2009].
BELOW: Clock King punishes Disruptor for failing his challenge in TERROR TITANS (mini-series) #6.

 Powers & Abilities

While wearing her high-tech suit, the Disruptor has the ability to “disrupt” the natural flow of things. This includes stopping electrical power and other forms of energy, as well as disrupting super-powers.


Disruptor II by Eddy Barrows


 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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