Ray Jensen was a low-life thug working at a nuclear plant. When looking for the money at the plant Jensen triggered a biochemical reaction and covered him in hazardous waste. It transformed him into a purple-skinned monster and whenever he would touch something living he would absorb some of its life energy and become stronger. He took on the identity of Parasite and often attacked Superman to absorb some of his massive power.

Vital Facts

  • Real Name: Raymond Maxwell Jensen
  • Occupation: Professional Criminal
  • Base of Operations: Metropolis
  • Eyes: White
  • Hair: None
  • Height: 6 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 257 lbs


  • Able to absorb the powers of any superhero
  • Energy absorbtion
  • Enhanced strength, speed, and stamina