The Religious Affiliation of
The Controllers

Religion: Controller religion CBR Scale: M

Name: The Controllers

Classification: villains villains   group group  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #352 (Jan. 1967): "The Fatal Five!"

Creators: Jim Shooter, Curt Swan, George Klein

Number of Appearances: 4

Enemy of: Superman, The Legion of Super-Heroes

Ally: Sun-Eaters

Type of Organization/Group: alien race

Note: created Sun-Eaters to destroy evil/immoral planets

Sun-Eaters are artificial lifeforms - living nebula created by the alien Controllers. The Sun-Eaters are unleashed by the Controllers in order to destroy planets deemed by the Controllers to be too "evil" (or too immoral) to continue living. The Sun-Eaters are literally capable of absorbing all of the energy from entire suns and shutting them down, thus dooming the surrounding planets to death.

The name "Sun-Eater" is intentionally similar to "Sin-Eater." The Controllers are obviously motivated by their religious and strongly-held ethical beliefs to create and unleash "Sun-Eaters." They literally use their creations to eat up or destroy the sins of planets.

Number of group members listed below: 4

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Charon villain
  The Controllers (leader); Theatre of Pain Marvel 2
The Controllers villain group
CBR Scale: M Controller religion
[created Sun-Eaters to destroy evil/immoral planets] DC 4
Sun-Eaters Sun-Eaters villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[created by alien Controllers to destroy immoral planets] DC 11
Time Trapper II villain
CBR Scale: R Controller religion
The Controllers
[Controller enslaved by real Trapper; used as proxy]
DC 6

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #352 (Jan. 1967): "The Fatal Five!"
All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (Mar. 1978): "The Millennium Massacre"

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