Formed by the Legion of Super-Heroes
to aid the in fighting a Sun-eater
's solar system
, the Fatal Five was made up of the most dangerous villian
s in the galaxy.
The original five members were:
After Tharok was seemingly destroyed during an encounter with his clone, Dark Man, and Validus was returned to his parents, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, the Fatal Five was disbanded. Later, the Emerald Empress reformed the group, including in its ranks only herself and the Persuader from the original group. The new members were:
Mentalla betrayed the other members of the group to the Legion of Super-Heroes. She was killed by the Emerald Empress for her betrayal.