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Mantis (New God) - Respect Thread
« on: March 01, 2015, 12:47:01 PM »
Mantis
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Mantis is the leader of a colony of Bugs (humanoid insects) that migrated from New Genesis, to Apokolips in order to serve Darkseid. Mantis is referred to as an energy vampire, where he can drain all sorts of energies whether it be cosmic, magic or energy from a Power Ring he can absorb it all. This is pre 52 Mantis

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Biography
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Who's Who, The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #14 [Vol.1] 
Very good bio, which even gives an excellent description of his powers

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/whos_who_014_23_rougher.jpg
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Miscellaneous
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Energy Recharge
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Forever People #2 [Vol.1] 
Mantis often has to enter his Pod, which recharges him full of energy as he can depending on what he is doing deplete his energy fairly quickly.

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P04.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P05.jpg
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Death
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Death of the New Gods #5 [Vol.1] 
Mantis finally met his end, when the New God killer (Infinity Man) removes his soul ending his tyrannical reign

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/DOTNG5p16.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/DOTNG5p17.jpg
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Re: Mantis (New God) - Respect Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 12:47:55 PM »
Mantis
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Abilities
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Anti-Matter Touch
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Forever People #2 [Vol.1] 
Creates a tunnel upwards to the surface in seconds

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P09.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P10.jpg
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 Forever People #2 [Vol.2] 
Charges up a sign and tosses it creating a large explosion

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P16.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P17.jpg
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Forever People #2 [Vol.2] 
Once again uses an anti-matter touch against Infinity Man and comments it’s enough to shatter star systems

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P21.jpg
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Superman Confidential #10 [Vol.1] 
Mantis charges up a piece of rock and throws it at the Forever People

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/sconfidential10_6.jpg
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Energy Absorption
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Here he absorbs the energy from Star Sapphire

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_05.jpg]http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_05.jpg]http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_05.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #4 [Vol.1] 
Mantis makes short work of Hal Jordan and absorbs all the energy from his power ring and added it all to his power.

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SSOSV004-06.jpg
2. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SSOSV004-07.jpg
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Superboy And The Ravers #14-15 [Vol.1] 
Mantis absorbs energy from Half-Life severally weakening him and nearly killing him…well for good

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperboyAndTheRavers14-14.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperboyAndTheRavers15-07.jpg
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Super Powers #3 [Vol.2] 
Mantis absorbs Dr.Fate’s magic and sends it right back at him

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_04.jpg
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Super Powers #3 [Vol.2] 
Once again absorbs Dr.Fate’s magic and uses it in battle, and loses on purpose to trick the heroes

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperPowersV2_3of6_19.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperPowersV2_3of6_20.jpg
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Super Powers #6 [Vol.2] 
Here Mantis absorbs the powers of Martian Manhunter

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperPowersV2_6of6_06.jpg
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Energy Beams
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Legion of Super-Heroes #97 [Vol.4] 
Mantis incinerates the small land mass that was summoned by Lightening Lass when her powers were altered

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-17.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-18.jpg
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New Gods #4 [Vol.2] 
Unleashes a powerful energy blast that knocks out Orion, but he is saved by Forager interfering

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p16.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p17.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p18.jpg
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New Gods #4 [Vol.2] 
Unleashes another blast that leaves Orion semi-conscious from it

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p21.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Knocks out Gorilla Grodd with a single blast

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_17.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Takes out Captain Boomerang and Hi-Jack with a single blast

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_15.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Mantis deflects Captain Cold’s cold blast, and knocks him out with a single bolt

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_04.jpg
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Super Powers #3 [Vol.2] 
Here twice with his beams seriously rocks Hal Jordan

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_04.jpg
2. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_06.jpg
3. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_07.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
With a single blast takes out the powerful Star Sapphire

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-03.jpg
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The Titans #40 [Vol.1] 
Here Mantis takes out the Titans and the Favored with a single blast

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04007.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04008.jpg
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Energy Detection
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Super Powers #3 [Vol.2] 
Mantis can sense an invisible target

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_17.jpg
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Teleportation
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Legion of Super-Heroes #97 [Vol.4] 
Here Mantis shows he can teleport great distances

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-18.jpg
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Thermal Touch
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Forever People #2 [Vol.2] 
Places the powerful Infinity Man in an ice prison, and was said his touch can hold giant planets in the grip of icy death

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P18.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P20.jpg
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Forever People #2 [Vol.2] 
Here he uses his thermal touch to increase the temperature to create lava

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P19.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P20.jpg
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Legion of Super-Heroes #97 [Vol.4] 
Here Mantis uses his thermal touch to temporally freeze Ultra Boy

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-13.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-14.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #2 [Vol.1] 
Here he instantly melts one of Manhunter’s blades.

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_12.jpg
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Strength
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New Gods #4 [Vol.2] 
Here Mantis one-shots Forager even after she sneak attacked him

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p18.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Knocks out Captain Comet with a single hit

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_17.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #5 [Vol.1] 
Easily breaks free of an icy prison created by Captain Cold, and mentions he can destroy diamonds

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-04.jpg
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Re: Mantis (New God) - Respect Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 12:48:36 PM »
Mantis
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Battles [Part: 1/2]
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Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
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Super Powers #3 [Vol.2] 
Mantis one-shots an intangible Dr.Fate with ease

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_17.jpg
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Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #4 [Vol.1] 
Mantis makes short work of Hal Jordan and absorbs all the energy from his power ring and added it all to his power.

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SSOSV004-06.jpg
2. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SSOSV004-07.jpg
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Green Lantern, Dr.Fate and Wonder Woman
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 Super Powers #3 [Vol.2] 
Here Mantis takes on the trio and actually defeats them without much trouble

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_04.jpg
2. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_05.jpg
3. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_06.jpg
4. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/SuperPowersV2_3of6_07.jpg
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Half-Life
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Superboy And The Ravers #14-15 [Vol.1] 
Mantis absorbs energy from Half-Life severally weakening him and nearly killing him…well for good

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperboyAndTheRavers14-14.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperboyAndTheRavers14-15.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperboyAndTheRavers14-16.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperboyAndTheRavers15-07.jpg
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Infinity Man
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 Forever People #2 [Vol.2] 
Here Mantis takes on Darkseid’s brother and actually beats him by placing him into an icy prison. Eventually he breaks free and they fight again forcing Mantis to flee due to his energy was running low

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P14.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P15.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P16.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P17.jpg
5. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P18.jpg
6. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P19.jpg
7. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P20.jpg
8. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P21.jpg
9. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/FOREVERPEOPLE02P22.jpg
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Legion of Super-Heroes
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Genesis #2 [Vol.1] 
Here just shows briefly Mantis taking on the Legion and basically taking their attacks with a smile

1. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/DarkseidRes/Genesis2pg17.jpg
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Legion of Super-Heroes #97 [Vol.4] 
Here Mantis single-handily takes on the Legion and takes out several members, but in the end is defeated when he needs to recharge his energy only to find Ultra Boy who just absorbed the energy from his pod earlier

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-09.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-10.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-13.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-14.jpg
5. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-16.jpg
6. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-17.jpg
7. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-18.jpg
8. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-19.jpg
9. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/Legion_of_Super-Heroes_v4-097-20.jpg

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Re: Mantis (New God) - Respect Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 12:49:30 PM »
Mantis
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Battles [Part: 2/2]
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Martian Manhunter
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Super Powers #6 [Vol.2] 
Here Mantis quickly defeats Martian Manhunter, but this is all we see of the fight

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SuperPowersV2_6of6_06.jpg
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Orion
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New Gods #10 [Vol.1] 
Not much of a fight as it’s interrupted by Lightray who uses a sonic weapon forcing the Bugs to leave Earth in a Boom Tube

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/NewGods10-15Earth--TheDoomedDominio.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/NewGods10-16Earth--TheDoomedDominio.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/NewGods10-18Earth--TheDoomedDominio.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/NewGods10-19Earth--TheDoomedDominio.jpg
5. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/NewGods10-20Earth--TheDoomedDominio.jpg
6. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/NewGods10-21Earth--TheDoomedDominio.jpg
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Orion & Forager
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New Gods #4-5 [Vol.2] 
Pretty big battle, Mantis has the advantage but Orion goes completely berserk and unleashes all his power he has defeating Mantis but it takes all he has to do it. Mantis even one shots the powerful Forager and that’s what set Orion off as he believed he killed her.

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p16.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p17.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p18.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p19.jpg
5. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p21.jpg
6. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p22.jpg
7. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198905NewGods004p23.jpg
8. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198906NewGods005p01.jpg
9. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198906NewGods005p02.jpg
10. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198906NewGods005p03.jpg
11. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/198906NewGods005p04.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #2 [Vol.1] 
Here he takes on Manhunter and Captain Comet and has the advantage till his energy runs out

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_10.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_11.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_12.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_13.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Here Mantis appears after his bug goons are being taken out and quickly takes out Captain Comet and Gorilla Grodd

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS02_17.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Mantis defeats Captain Cold, Manhunter and Star Sapphire without much trouble

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_04.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_05.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_06.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #3 [Vol.1] 
Here Mantis at a dangerously low level of power still takes on the Society and takes out Captain Boomerang and Hi-Jack. He is eventually chased away as his energy just got to low to stay and fight

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_13.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_14.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_15.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_16.jpg
5. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SS03_17.jpg
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Secret Society of Super-Villains #5 [Vol.1] 
After being humbled by Darkseid and getting low on energy the Society once again attacks and he still holds his own and takes out Star Sapphire until Manhunter detonates a bomb located in his body ending the fight

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-02.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-03.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-04.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-05.jpg
5. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-06.jpg
6. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/SSOSV005-07.jpg
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Titans & The Favored
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The Titans #40 [Vol.1] 
Here Mantis with a single attack takes out the Titans and the Favored

1. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04001.jpg
2. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04002.jpg
3. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04003.jpg
4. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04004.jpg
5. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04005.jpg
6. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04006.jpg
7. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04007.jpg
8. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/darkseidres2/thetitans04008.jpg

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Re: Mantis (New God) - Respect Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 04:07:31 PM »
The links are taking me to images that don't correspond to the descriptions for some reason. One was of Captain Comet where it said it would show Mantis absorbing Star Saphires power, the Hal Jordan ownage showed mourners at a grave... Hal's?

I'm curious to know more about Mantis

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Re: Mantis (New God) - Respect Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 05:08:58 PM »
Are you using your phone? I have the same issue but when I click the links on my laptop their fine and scans matchup

Edit: Yep I double checked. Links are good if you click them using a computer/laptop; somehow phones don't like photobucket to much.
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