published by DC Comics
. Abra Kadabra
in The Flash #128
In the 64th Century, Earth will become a utopian society filled with
amazing technological wonders. Little if anything will be beyond
the reach of science with humanity having created technology that
will allow them to perform such feats as telepathy, telekenisis,
teleportation, and transmutation. By the 64th Century, all of these
things will be common place and humanity will revel in this paradise
But not all of humanity is content. A man known as Abra Kadabra
lived during this time and his greatest desire was for the approval
of others. Despite the obvious pitfalls in this decision, Kadabra
decided to seek approval by becoming a stage magician. Now despite
the fact that there have been very few stage magicians that have
ever been popular and famous (Houdini, Blackstone) and many that were absolute hacks
(David Copperfield, Doug Henning, David Blaine), Kadabra
began to perform stage magic, but found that his 64th Century
audience found his tricks commonplace and boring.
Angry and despondent at his lack of success, Kadabra stole a
time machine and traveled to the 20th century and a less advanced
audience. He began a crime spree using his 64th Century technology
to pull of amazing robberies and forcing his victims to applaud his
work. His crimes put him in conflict with the Silver Age Flash
and the two battled many times.
After the disappearance of Barry Allen, Abra Kadabra reappeared
and fought the new Flash Wally West. During their
fight, the device that allowed Kadabra to teleport was damaged and
when he next used it, he found himself stuck between dimensions.
The experience drove him out of his mind.
Later, Kadabra was able to return to his own time and was
finally getting to perform and was gaining recognition. During
his largest performance that he felt was going to make him a star,
Abra Kadabra was spirited away by the Flash. This act by
Wally West gained him the hatred of Kadabra, who now wishes nothing
more than to see the destruction of the Flash.
To this end, Abra Kadabra made a deal with the demon Neron to
gain real magical ability in exchange for his soul. Neron also
used Kadabra to enlist the help of the original Rogues Gallery in
a plan to entrap Wally West. West eventually defeated Neron,
but Kadabra still seeks the Flash's destruction.