A hyper-intelligent telepathic ape, Gorilla Grodd has sought to rule both the simian and human worlds, though the Flash has frequently thwarted his plans.
They say big things come in small packages. So does trouble. Take the case of the diminutive psionic super-villain Doctor Psycho.
Wonder Woman’s longtime enemy Edgar Cizko began his criminal career as a man wrongfully imprisoned due to a frame-up by a romantic rival named Ben Bradley. The experience awakened in Cizko latent powers of illusion and hypnosis. He used his abilities to bend people (particularly women, whom he resented) to his will, and often fought the Amazon Princess.
As a teenager, Maxwell Lord arrived home to find his father murdered. Convinced his successful father's powerful business associates were responsible, Lord became sure of one thing that day: power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. When those with super-powers began to appear, Lord believed this philosophy extended to them as well and quickly grew to mistrust them. Those with super powers will always abuse that power—hero or villain, it doesn’t matter.
One of the last survivors of the civil war that ravaged his home planet of Mars, J'onn J'onnz traveled to Earth and now fights to protect his adoptive home.