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Downpour was a member of the Ultimen.


Created by Project Cadmus as a twin brother to Shifter, Downpour was strong, yet somewhat arrogant. He proved popular with teenagers all over the United States.

After discovering that their benefactor, Maxwell Lord, was not what he said he was, and that they an experiment to create superpowered clones with implanted memories, the Ultimen rebelled. During their rampage, they were confronted by members of the Justice League and the twins ended up fighting Aquaman. After Aquaman knocked Shifter unconscious, Downpour went after the King of the Sea himself, but found that his powers were useless on the Atlantean. After their arrest, the Ultimen (except Long Shadow, who had shifted his allegiance to the Justice League) were taken to Cadmus where they are assumed to have soon died in captivity from cellular degradation.

In order to support Galatea's attack on the Justice League Watchtower, Cadmus manufactured an army of Ultimen clones, including Downpour. While retaining the Ultimen's powers and expertise in using them, the clones were essentially mindless, possessing no free will so as to be used only as living metahuman weapons of destruction (which, ironically, was what the original Ultimen feared the government wanted them to be all along). The clones served to distract the League while Galatea went after the reactor. However, the assault failed as the League successfully defended their base in a massive battle.

Powers & Abilities[]

  • Water Shapeshifting: A hydrokinetic, Downpour had the ability to change himself into living water, and control water in his direct vicinity, similar to Aquagirl or Marvel Comics' Hydro-Man.

Background Information[]

Downpour as well as the rest of the Ultimen are based on original characters from the Super Friends series. Downpour is an update of Zan from the Wonder Twins. Like the Wonder Twins, Downpour and Shifter tended to call out their form of attack before proceeding. (Downpour: "Flood!"; Shifter: "Sea Serpent!")


Justice League Unlimited


  • He's voiced by a female actress despite being a male character.

Project Cadmus
Leader Amanda Waller
Sponsor Lex Luthor
PR / Manager Maxwell Lord
Division Heads
Genetics Emil Hamilton
Psychology Hugo Strange • Moon
Splicing Milo
Mysticism Tala
Military Tactics Wade Eiling
Captain Atom • Doomsday • Galatea
Ultimen Downpour • Juice • Shifter • Long Shadow • Wind Dragon
Task Force X Captain Boomerang • Clock King • Deadshot • Rick Flagg • Plastique