Ironclad is a member of the superhero group called The Champions. He is one of the rare aliens that has been accepted by the people of the Earth.
Drogen Lar was born on the planet Dorval. Like many of his people, he had dreams of honor and glory by serving as a proud member of the Dorvalan Space Marines. Unfortunately for him, his dreams of battles became the reality of cleaning test tubes in a laboratory. For a race bred for war and conquest, this was an insult.
But then one day, while cleaning one of the labs, a smelter exploded. The metal inside the smelter covered Drogen's body and solidified. But rather than killing him, the metal bonded to his skin, making him invulnerable.
He thought that fate would give him a new opportunity to make his dreams come true. But instead, he discovered that the "accident" was arranged by his superiors. Dorval's profile proved to be "optimal" to merge with the metal and thus become a super-soldier.
According to Drogen, this was a dishonorable and unforgivable act. Stealing a small ship, he fled to the planet Malva, a place fixated on games of super-powered strength and skill.
For years, Drogen fought in the Intergalactic Gladiator Games, using his super-strength and invulnerability to overcome his opponents. But with each victory came the call for more and more blood and more and more carnage. The audience demanded more and more to fuel their bloodlust. One day, he said it was too much and once again stole a ship to flee to someplace better.
That "someplace better" turned out to be Earth, a world full of Champions willing to fight for honor and justice, concepts that he found refreshing. Finally he found his place... alongside Earth's Champions as one of them. As Ironclad.
Powers and Abilities
Ironclad is a skilled combatant, seasoned not only from his years of training with the Space Marines, but also from his years as a gladiator. He knows how to fight, how to kill, and also when not to.
In addition to his skills, he has invulnerable skin as well as enhanced strength.
Ironclad sees himself as a noble warrior at all times.
(Please see his Champions Online Wiki entry for more information.)
Ironclad was seen briefly in "The Lost Adventures of Galatea Future" #1.