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- "I was raised to do one thing, brutally trained by my father to become an insignificant weapon of pure intent. But I was far stronger than he, and far more capable of leading his so-called forces. I have transformed a tribe of savages into an army of premature kings and queens!"
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
Mr. Stupid NoHead (31 October 1972 - 6 January, 2020) was an extremely powerful NoHead who served as the last NoHead Master and came closer than anyone to ruling the solar system. Recorded by history as the most powerful and evil NoHead who had ever lived, his entire life was the culmination of a fifty-year plan to rule the universe unopposed.
Born in 1972 in a nursing chamber in the NoHead Base, Mr. Stupid NoHead knew of the NoHeads, a savage tribe he hailed from, from birth. In 1983, he met his father, Mr. Crooked NoHead, who was the NoHead Master at the time. Under Mr. Crooked NoHead, Mr. Stupid NoHead began the training to become a NoHead. After his training, Mr. Stupid NoHead married Mrs. Twisted NoHead, although he did not truly love her. They did birth three children, however — Hell Burnbottom, Brute Gunray, and Mean King. Along with his other affairs, NoHead trained his eldest son, who was Hell Burnbottom. Mr. Crooked NoHead and Mr. Stupid NoHead, both exceptionally skilled and powerful, ruled the NoHeads for years. While privately searching for the key to eternal life, Mr. Stupid NoHead manipulated the First NoHead War in place of Mr. Ghastly NoHead.
After Mr. Stupid NoHead slaughtered nearly all of the Police Grand Army, he declared himself Emperor of the entire globe. As Emperor, NoHead effectively wielded absolute control over the entire world and virtually everyone who lived within it. During his tenure, he increased his army and ruled unopposed for nearly two decades. He ruled through terror symbolized by the Second NoHead Base as well as the Imperial Palace. However, he later discovered that the Gladiator was training Abalan, an exceptionally powerful mutant as a secret apprentice. When NoHead discovered Abalan's existence in 2004, he forced the Gladiator to fake Abalan's death and then request that Abalan assemble a personal task force to identify and destroy any rebels to his Empire. NoHead's plan backfired when Abalan, healed from his near-fatal injuries and espousing the teachings of the Light, vowed revenge against Mr. Stupid NoHead and confronted him in the NoHead Base, ultimately fleeing and exiling himself. After the Empire suffered a devastating defeat in 2006, in which the reformed police destroyed the Second NoHead Base, the Emperor ultimately lost his absolute control over the planet and was temporarily blasted into comatose. In the final days of the war that ensued, at which point he had recently murdered his own wife, Mr. Stupid NoHead protected the Third NoHead Base when the Police Grand Army rampaged it in 2013. However, he was too late to save anyone, and the purge had been initiated. During his tenure, he built one of the most powerful military forces the planet had ever seen.
In 2019, Mr. Stupid NoHead learned his sidekick, Rotta Hecks, was pregnant, and carefully watched her baby after birth. Knowing the mutant needed to die, NoHead lured him to the cityscape and they engaged in a vicious duel, with the baby winning, driving NoHead off, and becoming Baby Intelligence. Later that year, NoHead met a gifted individual named Sebiscuits Cardarphen, and once he got to spend more time with him, began to turn him to the darkness and finally revealed his intentions to teach him, telling that the dark teachings that he and the NoHeads had pursued could help Sebiscuits to find his true identity and not spend his life alone, both of which were in Cardarphen’s interests at the time. A failed attempt by Paige Nelson and three of her friends to execute NoHead ensued, and Cardarphen pledged himself to Mr. Stupid NoHead’s teachings. All police officers were ambushed and murdered by Human Replicas to the point of virtual extermination. Without the Grand Army to oppose him, Mr. Stupid NoHead began work on the ultimate superweapon that would destroy the MBH and render him unopposed.
Soon after Operation: Purge, Mr. Stupid NoHead attacked the Kellerman house, but failed to kill Lindsay Kellerman, his new objective. Soon after, the Fourth NoHead Base was attacked by the S.M.S.B. Mr. Stupid NoHead realized Rotta Hecks had turned her back on the NoHead cause and slayed her. This left him to contend with Baby Intelligence, who ripped him from his physical body. However, Mr. Stupid NoHead was brought back to life days later by his sons. Less than a week after this, he was ambushed by the S.M.S.B. again, now united with Kellerman. The Dark Lord utilized a sword and attacked both Baby Intelligence and Merlin's second apprentice. However, Baby Intelligence and Kellerman put forth their might and drove him into a vat of fire. The Dark mutant burned to ashes after falling into the pit, and his remains exploded. This also fulfilled the prophecy of the Chosen One and brought about the imminent end of the NoHeads.
While Mr. Stupid NoHead had been defeated, the NoHeads would attempt to maintain the charade of his survival, while struggling to fill the void left by his absence. However, their plans ultimately came to nought. Mr. Stupid NoHead’s career left a bloody trail of damage. In 2031, he attempted to take Jonathan’s life as his own, but Jonathan, with the Sword of Abomination, vanquished NoHead’s spirit forever. Following his death, Mr. Stupid NoHead's legacy and ideas became the base of what became the Knights of Plague, led by the Gladiator, who was also a practitioner of the Darkness. The reign of the Gladiator would end with his arrest during the Battle of Transylvania.
Family lineage Edit
- Mr. Stupid NoHead was born under the NoHeads, a sect of mutants who utilized the Darkness to its limits. He was a direct descendant of their founder, Mr. Demonic NoHead. Following decades of interbreeding and involving both aliens and humans, the NoHeads would no longer be identified by their race, but by their dedication to the first philosophy. This order would survive in many different incarnations throughout world history. Despite seeing the rise of a new leader several times, the NoHeads would always be characterized by their lust for power and their desire to destroy the police. The NoHeads were the most infamous of all criminals. Throughout their long history, the NoHeads commanded several organizations and initiated a war.
Centuries before his birth, Lord Gorn sensed that a powerful mutant would be born that would perpetuate the Legions of Metta. This would turn out to be Mr. Stupid NoHead, but the prophecy was inaccurate. NoHead would join the NoHeads and his death would see the second major step to their ultimate demise (the first was the NoHead Cataclysm).
Early life (31 October, 1972-1975) Edit
Mr. Stupid NoHead was born on 31 October, 1972 to Mr. Crooked NoHead and Mrs. Wretched NoHead, two members of the NoHead tribe. He spent the first few years of his life in a nursery under the care of robots, in a secret location in the NoHead base. Despite his ignorance of his parents, NoHead did have some grasp on his abilities beyond that of normal NoHead children of his same age, however, and an unusually high degree of control over them. NoHead could move objects with his mind and cause them to travel floating wherever he wished, cast low-voltage lightning, manipulate creatures (including certain NoHead students) as he wished, and use his power to inflict harm on other children in the nursery. After getting into a fight with fellow student Dire II, he used his powers to remove the boy's goldfish from its bowl, killing it. On one occasion, he took two future students into a tunnel within the NoHead base, where he performed an act so horrifying that the two orphans were traumatized into silence. Young Mr. Stupid NoHead also stole from other infants and hid their things in his "cubby" like trophies.
Three years after Mr. Stupid NoHead was born, Mr. Crooked NoHead began to train him as an apprentice. He was raised brutally in their fortress and trained in their evil ways. The training of Mr. Stupid NoHead was focused on the honing of his powers and combat skills, as well as his natural talents. He also spent a great deal of time alone.
One winter, in the first five years of his role as an apprentice, NoHead accompanied his father, only to be subjected to intense cold and nearly froze to death. Mr. Crooked NoHead, unaffected by the biome’s freezing temperature, probed NoHead’s mind, forcing him to relive his worst memories, with the goal of extinguishing any lingering feeling of emotional attachment (though NoHead was not capable of love, so the latter failed). The NoHead’s overall goal was to use his son’s hate, anger and desperation for survival as a tool to destroy any vestiges of good in him, ensuring his evil was irrevocable. Were NoHead to give up, he would prove himself unworthy of the mantle; the young man endured, asking only when the trials would be over. Mr. Crooked NoHead also demonstrated a use of the mind-clouding technique by having his apprentice struggle to reach him, only to discover he had been a dopplegänger, and also subjected Mr. Stupid NoHead to deprivation of food, water and sleep.
In regard to the history of the NoHeads, Mr. Crooked NoHead was more than aware of the fact that Mr. Stupid NoHead’s desire to kill him would grow in time; only a true NoHead wanted to seize the mantle of Master through murder. But like many of his NoHead predecessors, Mr. Crooked NoHead was appalled by this tenet and had no intention of dying by his son’s hand, or anyone else’s for that matter. Instead, he intended to break the cycle started by Mr. Demonic NoHead and Mr. Ghastly NoHead decades ago. In order to do so, Mr. Crooked NoHead wished for no secrets or feelings of jealousy and mistrust to exist between Mr. Stupid NoHead and himself. In the long run of the Grand Plan, Crooked envisioned himself as the “power behind the throne” while NoHead carried out the villain’s interests.
Mr. Stupid NoHead, ever the academic with a desire for knowledge, yearned to learn more of the NoHead lore. Through his studies, he came to realize how he would achieve the extensive power he so craved. However, his father carefully concealed much information from his son, and only intended to share his full knowledge at a gradual pace, depending on how much NoHead progressed. Among Mr. Crooked NoHead’s artifacts were databases that contained much of what Mr. Stupid NoHead desired to know. The Police Grand Army mistakenly believed that these databases sat in the Archives room in their station, but those were actually clever mental manipulations the NoHeads had caused.
The search for the Orb EditMr. Stupid NoHead brought Bladepoint to the NoHead base, restraining him in an interrogation chair. When he awoke, he asked where his friends were, and NoHead told him he had no idea. He sensed he still wanted to kill him, and Bladepoint said it was because he was being hunted by a monster in a cloak. The dark warrior took off his hood and then asked about the Orb, but Bladepoint only gave him a few details of the Mystic's physical appearance. NoHead told him that he knew about the orb and that the NoHeads had the other two Prizes were in their hands (the latter part being a lie). Knowing he was resilient, NoHead warned him that he could take whatever he wanted from his mind. He touched his face and began probing his mind. At first, he felt loneliness and fear, and then he could see a bustling city and Bladepoint's private quarters. Then he sensed Sheriff Missile. NoHead could tell that Bladepoint looked at the Sheriff as a father figure, but he said that Missile would have only disappointed him. Finally, Bladepoint began to become more strongly resistant to his mental attacks. He soon turned the mental probing around on him, using the power within himself to see that Mr. Stupid NoHead himself was afraid — afraid that he would never be as strong as Mr. Demonic NoHead.
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "Sir, he is extremely powerful. He has not harnessed it yet, but the facts still remain!"
- Mr. Ghastly NoHead: "If what you say is true, bring the boy to me!"
- — Mr. Stupid NoHead and Mr. Ghastly NoHead[src]
Stunned by the reversal, Mr. Stupid NoHead left Bladepoint behind in the interrogation chamber and spoke to the Supreme Leader, who reacted with incredulity that a mere police cadet resisted him. NoHead told Mr. Ghastly NoHead that Bladepoint was a very powerful mutant, stronger than he even knew. The Supreme Leader asked what happened to the prophet, and Mr. Crooked NoHead, who had just entered the chamber, told Ghastly that NoHead believed he only needed Bladepoint and allowed the prophet to escape. Concerned that the police might be able to master the Orb, Mr. Ghastly NoHead ordered Mr. Crooked NoHead to unleash the NoHead base’s weapon against the police station. Mr. Stupid NoHead swore that he could still find the map in Bladepoint’s mind as long as he had his master’s guidance, so the Supreme Leader ordered Bladepoint to be brought to him. When NoHead returned to the chamber where Bladepoint was being held, he was nowhere to be found — he had escaped on his own. Enraged, NoHead drew his sword and destroyed the chamber. Meanwhile, Crooked returned to the command center where Mr. Ghastly NoHead was, and Ghastly agreed to join the battle. He insisted that Crooked take his place, and the latter reluctantly agreed.
Battle of the First NoHead Base Edit
-  Mr. Stupid NoHead commanded the robot troops to be on alert for Bladepoint as he began making his way through the base, as he knew that the longer he was able to tap into his powers while escaping, the more powerful he would become. During the search for Bladepoint, Commander Saul Cameron and Police Skyfighter Corps arrived at the NoHead base and assaulted its thermal oscillator, hoping to destroy it and set off a chain reaction that would blow up the base entirely before the weapon could destroy the police station. Also on the base were Sheriff Missile, Joseph, and Jean, who had arrived before the Skyfighter Corps in order to find Bladepoint and lower the shields. NoHead, who sensed Mr. Ghastly NoHead was in danger, prepared to enter the oscillator himself, ordered his troops to find Missile and the other intruders.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Missile, who hoped to bring his friend back to the light, saw the dark warrior in the oscillator and called to him. Mr. Ghastly NoHead said he had been waiting for this for a long time, and Missile told him that his friend was alive, but Ghastly did not believe it. Missile continued pleading with Ghastly to come back, and Ghastly, who was being watched by Joseph, Jean, and Bladepoint, finally took his sword and held it out to Missile, and Missile grabbed hold of it. However, Mr. Ghastly NoHead drew his sword and impaled the Sheriff directly through his heart. Sheriff Missile’s corpse fell into the bowels of the oscillator.
Enraged by the loss, Joseph fired a powerful shot from his gun and hit Mr. Ghastly NoHead in the side, seriously injuring the NoHead. The officer killed several other robots in the area as Jean and Bladepoint joined in. As Mr. Stupid NoHead arrived, Joseph saw him and ignited charges that he and Sheriff Missile set throughout the oscillator, causing a massive explosion that breached the oscillator and gave Saul and the remaining police pilots an opportunity to destroy it. As NoHead realized he coild not get Ghastly out in time, he quickly escaped the explosion and resolved to find Jean and Bladepoint before they could escape.
Mr. Stupid NoHead followed Jean and Bladepoint outside the oscillator, as they made their way back to the nearby police cruiser. He confronted them, sword drawn, and said that they still had unfinished business that Sheriff Missile could not save them from. Bladepoint tried to attack him with his gun, but NoHead used telekinesis to throw him into a wall and knock him unconscious. Left alone to confront the dark warrior, Jean ignited the sword that she had recovered from Mr. Ghastly NoHead in the oscillator. Despite the odds, Jean immediately engaged him in a sword duel that made for a short but brutal contest. After only delivering two failed thrusts, Jean was no match for NoHead’s power. Mr. Stupid NoHead overwhelmed and disarmed the Fobble, ending the fight with a sword blow across Jean’s back that left the Fobble comatose.
With the duel seemingly over, Mr. Stupid NoHead advanced on his fallen enemies, ready to send them into oblivion. However, Bladepoint recovered, dodging NoHead’s death blow. Bladepoint drew the weapon and engaged NoHead in a brief yet tense duel. Again, NoHead had the upper hand, remaining on the offensive as he pressed his attack against the retreating officer. Their blades became locked, and NoHead told the emerging mutant that it was he who could show him the path to power. Remembering what Sheriff Missile had warned him of, Bladepoint realized he could call upon his powers and prepared to use that to his advantage, breaking the blade-lock. Mr. Stupid NoHead prepared to resume the duel, advancing on his opponent.
Before the two could finish, the ground ruptured so hard that they were both thrown apart, separating them. Upon landing, Mr. Stupid NoHead chose to retreat and Deteleported.
Skirmish on the Caribbeans Edit
They dueled each other simultaneously, until they both scored minor hits on each other. Bladepoint turned invisible and NoHead ran down the hill trying to find his quarry. There, Bladepoint at first thought to kill Mr. Stupid NoHead, but was overcome with pity, so he jumped over him to escape the ensuing explosion of energy. How NoHead escaped is unknown.
Mr. Stupid NoHead fought in the Invasion of Manhattan, but the battle was ultimately lost. After said defeat and the First NoHead Base's destruction, the tide of the war began to turn.
In 1994, Mr. Stupid NoHead received some valuable information from a loyal follower, Dorphane Giles. Consequentially, both of them realized the decision of war was obvious and told Mr. Crooked NoHead, his father, that he should go and massacre the police. Mr. Crooked NoHead authorized this action. NoHead proceeded to the police station. He was accompanied by Giles, and was supposed to be accompanied by the parents of Bethany Donner, but they enraged him by "chickening out". Together, the reduced quartet destroyed everything that Sheriff Bladepoint tried to build, leaving the Old Police Station in ashes. Having slaughtered nearly all resistance, he began his plans to crown himself Emperor of the entire solar system.
Shortly after this, the government was compromised and fell to the power of Mr. Stupid NoHead when President Bill Clinton was murdered, the official version being he retired. News of this came to the police due to Aurora Black's Holocard. Mr. Stupid NoHead established a totalitarian police state, with Black under Mind control, serving as a puppet President and Nolan Giles as the head of the Department of Justice. The Mutamon was reformed to round up Fobble-borns and imprison them in Beta Prison.
For the time being, he chose not to publicly declare himself President in order to maintain an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.
Attack on Superhero School Edit
- "Master Hayden is dead. He was killed as he ran away, trying to save himself while you lay down your lives for him. We bring you his body as proof that your hero is gone. The battle is won. You have lost half of your fighters. My NoHeads outnumber you, and your principal is finished. There must be no more war. Anyone who continues to resist, man, woman or child, will be slaughtered, as well every member of their family. Come out of the school now, kneel before him, and you shall be spared. Your parents and children, your brothers and sisters will live and be forgiven, and you will join me in the new world we shall build together."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead announcing Hayden’s death to the inhabitants of Superhero School[src]
Mr. Stupid NoHead's plans were carried out when Mrs. Twisted NoHead defeated and killed Hayden. Moments later, Mr. Stupid NoHead teleported in front of the other NoHeads, and the open ground, wearing Nagatha around his shoulders whilst acknowledging his victorious followers as Sheriff Bladepoint looked on. Deaformas were patrolling the outer trees.
Mr. Stupid NoHead, his voice electronically magnified, announced that Hayden was dead and that he was killed trying to escape. With the students outnumbered and their Headmaster finished, he called for no more war. Mr. Stupid NoHead threatened that anyone who continued to resist would be killed, but that those who came out and knelt before him would be spared. Mr. Stupid NoHead strode in front of the procession, which grew as the survivors of the battle came out onto the front steps to face the NoHeads and see the truth of Hayden’s demise. Suddenly, the survivors began screaming and yelling abuse until Mr. Stupid NoHead forced silence upon them all.
Antonio McSnake charged at Mr. Stupid NoHead, but the latter disarmed him and he submitted, being given the NoHead Sign. Mr. Stupid NoHead answered that the school was doomed and they had no choice but to submit. Dozens, soon hundreds, of individuals knelt before him. Mr. Stupid NoHead announced that Mr. and Mrs. Eradicating NoHead were now the Deputy Heads, along with Miranda Butterfield, the first Professor to bow down to the new Emperor. Mrs. Eradicating NoHead ordered the students and teachers inside, while Mr. Stupid NoHead and his followers Disapparated beyond the gates. His wife also took over as principal of Superhero School.
The inauguration of the NoHead Empire Edit
With no one else to stop him, Mr. Stupid NoHead crowned himself Emperor. As the dictator, NoHead effectively wielded absolute control over the entire world and virtually everyone who lived within it. During his tenure, he increased his army and ruled unopposed for nearly two decades. He ruled through terror symbolized by the Second NoHead Base as well as the Imperial Palace.
The next fifteen years saw the violent suppression of all opposition, including intimidation, arrests, executions, the destruction of cities, even the destruction of entire planets. He would have gone further, and destroyed entire star systems, had his rule remained unchallenged. Seduced by promises of safety, security, justice and peace, or perhaps just intimidated into silence, the government unanimously voted "yes." The NoHead Empire was an established fact.
Once he rose to his position, he found his life to be incredibly busy. He also spent a lot of time training secret henchmen, assassins, and insurgents, the latters of whom learned exquisite skills in discreetly monitoring his subordinates, in case they might display signs of betrayal or disenchantment.
After occupying Superhero School, Mr. Stupid NoHead declared Sheriff Bladepoint Deplorable No. 1 with a reward on his head, on the basis he was wanted for questioning over the death of Hayden.
Murder of Aurora Black Edit
Eventually, Aurora Black’s state of mind control took an upturn, and her resistance to it became stronger. Upon learning of this, Mr. Stupid NoHead began to fear, as he was unable to risk the no-longer-controlled Aurora exposing their plan. When she approached him on 27 May, 1996, Mr. Stupid NoHead ruthlessly killed Aurora Black in frustration after she interrupted his concentration with an unwanted interjection. It was then that Mr. Stupid NoHead openly declared himself President.
Assassination attempt Edit
In 1997, shortly before Ms. Bitter NoHead’s graduation, Mr. Stupid NoHead was kidnapped on the orders of Max Tegan and Sanct Security. Mr. Crooked NoHead had made sure this would occur by acknowledging the Emperor as an acquaintance in public with Max Tegan as a witness. Shortly afterwards, Crooked was kidnapped as well. Sage Preston immediately notified Mr. Stupid NoHead that he was preparing a second attack against his father. The two arrived at the Dark Lodge as Crooked, gravely injured and barely conscious, was lashing out with the Darkness against his attackers. All the others, including the employs at the front of the building, had been killed. Hicks was the first victim of the attack, his head sliced from his neck.
Afterwards, Mr. Stupid NoHead personally executed Max Tegan and many other members of the Gran Protectorate in the embassy. The police were unable to find any culprits behind either incident, even though the Government Investigatory Committee formed a special task force to look into the matter in the wake of Senator Kim’s assassination. Dark Lodge was not reformed.
Eventually, Mr. Stupid NoHead would marry Mrs. Twisted NoHead, a fellow NoHead he had met several years ago by unknown means. Although they would later work together well as NoHeads, the marriage appeared to be nothing more than an obligatory fulfillment of the NoHeads’ mutant marriage traditions. Unlike most of his fellow NoHeads, Mr. Stupid NoHead displayed no affection for his wife whatsoever, never even mentioning her in conversations.
In 2000, Mr. Stupid NoHead was informed that Cherical McSnake hacked into enemy files. Although he did not know it was an accident, it is likely that NoHead would not care to know this. Hoping to stop McSnake from causing the NoHeads any harm, Mr. Stupid NoHead hired Doctor Ratiguise to hunt down and destroy Cherical, promising to pay him a reward of 20,000 dollars if he brought in McSnake alive. Ratiguise quickly tracked down McSnake and found him on a walk. However, Cherical found Charity Hirz during the subsequent chase. Although she barely knew McSnake, she risked her life to save him. Doctor Ratiguise angrily fired at Hirz, but Charity threw up a magnetic shield and killed Ratiguise by repelling his blasts. Mr. Stupid NoHead would find out about this later.
At some point around this time, Mr. Stupid NoHead apparently learned of Roan's Resistance. In response, he passed a decree threatening any students who refused to disband their organizations, effectively rendering the group illicit.
- "You have forgotten your place, Gladiator. By taking this boy as your apprentice, you have betrayed me. Now you will kill him, or I will destroy you both."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead ordering the Gladiator to "kill" Abalan.[src]
In 2004, as Abalan's training was on the verge of completion, the Gladiator dispatched his young apprentice on a final series of tests to determine the level of his strength before they could confront the Emperor. Abalan pursued his objectives with great anticipation at the thought of fulfilling his primary purpose in life, from defeating police fugitives to training in the ruins of the Old Police Station. Due to the secret nature of his existence, the Gladiator commanded Abalan to execute anyone who saw him, with the exception of the holobot WINDOW and Captain Laleh Clipso, so as to not alert Mr. Stupid NoHead of their plans to assassinate him. As such, his targets included Imperials who had the unfortunate accident of crossing his path.
After completing his final mission by killing Rachel Bradley of the former Council in Tsala, Abalan returned to his master's flagship, the Wasp where he believed they would assassinate the Emperor together. Unknown to Abalan, however, Mr. Stupid NoHead's spies had been tracking him since his victory over the exiled Narcus police officer, Casey Tartus, in Columbia. When Abalan arrived on the incomplete Wasp, the Emperor utilized a holobot to project an image of himself to reprimand the Gladiator, just in case the Gladiator decided to go through with his plan. With the element of surprise lost to them, Mr. Stupid NoHead emerged and the Gladiator was forced to "betray" his apprentice after the Emperor threatened to destroy them both unless the Gladiator complied. As Abalan stared at his master in shock, the Emperor angrily commanded the Gladiator to kill the secret apprentice. Though he hesitated for a brief moment, the Gladiator used his powers to assault Abalan before launching him out of the bridge's observation window. Mr. Stupid NoHead, likewise, expressed sadistic amusement at the Gladiator's assault, even laughing to himself in private after the deed was done.
The second deception Edit
On 11 June of the following year, a third offspring was born to Mr. Stupid NoHead, whom he and his wife named Mean King. They brought him to the Nursery of the Dark Order per tradition, at which point he extracted Hell Burnbottom, who was now old enough to begin his training, while "not so much as offering Gunray a glance". As such, NoHead began training Burnbottom as his heir. Although Burnbottom could endure extreme amounts of pain, nothing could have prepared young Burnbottom for the brutality of NoHead’s training. Despite Mr. Stupid NoHead’s harshness, Hell Burnbottom held the utmost respect for the man, and was fanatically loyal.
When Abalan awoke on the Endurance six months later, he learned that he had never truly died; the Gladiator staged the apprentice's execution and then nursed him back to full health aboard his secret medical starship. The Gladiator convinced Abalan that it was not too late to take revenge on the Emperor. But since Mr. Stupid NoHead's spies tracked the Gladiator's every move, a distraction was required to divert his attention elsewhere. Thus, Abalan was ordered to reorganize the police. With Mr. Stupid NoHead distracted by a full-scale rebellion, the Gladiator assured Abalan that they would capitalize on their second chance to kill Mr. Stupid NoHead as soon as the police served their purpose.
But Abalan was deceived once more. Mr. Stupid NoHead was fully aware of the apprentice's survival and even ordered the Gladiator to continue the charade by manipulating the young man into believing that the police was part of their assassination plot. In truth, however, the real goal was to gather all of the Empire's enemies to one location where they could be rounded up and summarily executed in one swift stroke. When Abalan completed his task to perfection, the Emperor dispatched the Gladiator and a large Imperial force to capture the police in Japan.
Duel in the Imperial Palace Edit
- The Gladiator: "He is dead."
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "Then he is now more powerful than ever."
- — The Gladiator and Mr. Stupid NoHead lament Abalan’s death.[src]
Mr. Stupid NoHead ordered the Gladiator to eliminate Abalan once and for all, but much to his surprise, the former apprentice emerged victorious in a duel that left the Gladiator in a severely injured state. Enthralled by Abalan's power, the Emperor joyfully encouraged Abalan to slay the Dark mutant, hoping that the young man's hatred for his traitorous Master was strong enough to make the killing blow. He promised Abalan that the reward would be great; the Gladiator's death would allow the young man to finally become a true apprentice at the Emperor's side.
But when the officer Ronald Koda, who had also been taken prisoner along with the officers, sensed Mr. Stupid NoHead's intentions, he telekinetically snatched the Emperor's sword. He then charged at NoHead with the goal of striking the Dark Lord down with his own weapon. In a rage, NoHead unleashed a barrage of lightning on the police officer. Caught off-guard for a few moments, Abalan could only stand and watch as Koda was tortured by NoHead's deadly lightning, unresponsive to Sheriff Bladepoint desperately pleading that he help him. Abalan was torn between aiding his police mentor and taking his revenge on the Gladiator. In the end, he drove away the dark thoughts of vengeance and chose the Light path by coming to the defense of his allies by standing against the Emperor.
Through the Light, Abalan hurled bits of broken transparent steel and debris at the Emperor, who was forced to break off his attack on Koda to defend himself. As they engaged in a vicious telekinetic battle, Abalan came to the conclusion that Mr. Stupid NoHead was behind the Gladiator's every move ever since his discovery on Mars. NoHead confirmed this. As their battle progressed, Abalan gained the upper hand by using the Light side to pummel the Emperor around the throne room before apparently subduing him. Cackling, NoHead abruptly dropped to his knees and goaded Abalan into striking a death blow. With Koda's urging, however, Abalan resisted the seduction back to the NoHead way and spared the Emperor's life.
Mr. Stupid NoHead's failure to secure Abalan as his new apprentice caused him to lose all control of his anger. As Abalan turned to leave, NoHead rose to his feet in an uncontrollable rage and unleashed his lightning on Koda once again, declaring that he would never allow the police to have someone as powerful as Abalan. But the reformed officer used his sword to block the Emperor's attack to provide Koda and the police officers with enough time to escape. Abalan and his allies made their way to the Shadow Laser piloted by Clipso. In the end, all of the escapees exiled themselves.
Mr. Stupid NoHead bitterly admitted that Abalan's actions would only inspire the police to fight a full-scale war against the NoHeads. But the fact that he still had to make due with the Gladiator's desertion was also frustrating to NoHead. Overall, the death of Abalan and the survival of the police brought NoHead to a wise conclusion; all of the police had to be exterminated or the two NoHeads would suffer the bitter irony of being destroyed by the very rebellion that they created. However, the loss of Abalan did not stop him from seeking out other candidates.
Abalan's untimely death, however, forced the Gladiator to take a desperate course of action. He preserved his fallen apprentice's corpse in Florida where he used it as a template in the hopes of creating a more powerful and obedient version of Abalan. The cloning project was initially flawed, resulting in various genetic failures in the early trials of the experiment, including a renegade clone who escaped from the southeastern border. Despite the constant rate of failures and disappointments, the project ultimately produced a single perfect clone who emerged as the Gladiator's new apprentice.
Battle of the Second NoHead Base EditAt some point shortly after the battle, Mr. Stupid NoHead found an paranormal baby girl named Lily Elazar in the wilderness, forming an alliance with the girl, renaming her L'smae, and branding her with the NoHead Sign. Mr. Stupid NoHead taught his new disciple how to speak and generally helped her grow more powerful. In return, L'smae taught the Dark Lord efficient methods useful to overthrow the Grand Army.
Quest for the Almataffe Edit
- "We shall honor our agreement, our creed, if you obtain the weapon. But fail me again, and your blood will be exposed before me by the gallons."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead berating Dorphane Giles and Dot Lodd[src]
With the Second NoHead Base in ruins, Mr. Stupid NoHead and his followers relocated to the Third NoHead Base, where he swore he would take back what was once his. The Dark Lord spent much of his free time eating celery soup and intently reading books such as Mutantry Most Wretched.
In the mix, the Imperial Palace was under siege from the Police Grand Army in January of 2007. He empowered Giles, who had essentially become his sidekick, to prevent the destruction of his Palace, but when Giles failed to prevent it, the Dark Lord was furious and tortured her. Apparently, the NoHeads discovered some valuable information around this point.
A few days later, Mr. Stupid NoHead spoke with his right-hand woman, Dorphane Giles, promising her his forgiveness for her incompetence during the Assault on the Imperial Palace locating the Verasect for the NoHead Grandmaster bringing the Verasect to the bunker.
On 13 April, Mr. Stupid NoHead was approached by Mr. Formidable NoHead, who suggested an all-out attack on the Police Grand Army. Mr. Stupid NoHead denied this idea, they were then joined by L'smae, who implied she might have found the suggestion to their problem. Inside the meeting chamber, they discussed the affair. In the meantime, Giles and her old rival, Dot Lodd, quickly discovered the Verasect in Viskaa and attempted to deliver it to Mr. Stupid NoHead, but the weapon fell into the hands of the Pyters who NoHead learned had lost it to the Krath before Dorphane Giles could claim it.
Unwilling to be denied the Almataffe, Mr. Stupid NoHead ordered Dorphane Giles to pursue the Krath while he saw to his research of the International Alliance. Undaunted by Giles' complaints about who was accompanying her but angry for Giles' failure, Mr. Stupid NoHead furiously admonished Giles before turning her away and instructing her to return to her task and pursue the Krath, or to die, threatening to kill her if she failed a second time. Mr. Stupid NoHead then made Lodd Giles' aide.
The Palace Edit
- Zygen: "I just might give you your way...take what you want..."
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "Oh, Zygen. I already have."
- — Queen Zygen and Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
Mr. Stupid NoHead and company managed to escape the death trap by bringing about Hurricane Dean and arrived at the Palace. Zygen ordered her lackeys to fight the trio of NoHeads. During the chaos, L'smae threw a bomb down a flight of stairs, set on a five-minute delay, and the NoHeads escaped to the palace's roof. When the Palace exploded, Mr. Stupid NoHead advanced on the Queen, who begged him for mercy. Predictably offering none, Mr. Stupid NoHead ordered Mr. Formidable NoHead to kill the ruler.
Dorphane Giles' betrayal Edit
- Dot Lodd: "Giles! He's way beyond your abilities! HAVE YOU GONE MAD?"
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "Fool! You will give it to me now!'"
- Dorphane Giles: "FOOL, AM I?! We'll see who's a fool when your remains are burning! I will not rest until I have rendered my own ends achieved, but your mockery and abuse needs a consequence! Guess who I'm targeting first? You might as well enjoy the mortal world while you still can. I WILL KILL YOU!"
- — Dorphane Giles betrays Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
Dorphane Giles eventually stole the Almataffe from members of the Krath, but when Mr. Stupid NoHead was contacted by Giles to be updated on their progress, he was furious to discover that his right-hand woman, having experienced the true power of the Almataffe, intended on keeping the weapon for herself, despite Dot Lodd noting Mr. Stupid NoHead was probably still stronger than she was.
Dot Lodd attempted to contradict Dorphane Giles, only to be murdered with a flick of the weapon. Now believing herself superior to Mr. Stupid NoHead, Giles promised to come after the Dark Lord when she had “rendered [her] own ends achieved”. Unphased by the turn of events and undaunted by Lodd's demise, Mr. Stupid NoHead cut contact with them without a word. L'smae told him he should make Giles pay for her betrayal and NoHead agreed. A man named Contreras told him that Giles had been recently spotted at Illiun, and Mr. Stupid NoHead resolved to follow her in person, telling L'smae she was needed to mobilize their forces for the upcoming siege.
When he found Giles waiting on Illiun, she told Mr. Stupid NoHead that she had waited a long time for that moment — the time she would overthrow the Dark Lord and reorganize the NoHeads to her liking. The two exchanged furious attacks, engaging in a spectacular duel that ended when the infection of all the cells in Giles' body, the Chief Enforcer was forced to endlessly relive her demise. Giles, after slipping out of her Master's consciousness in panic, remained trapped as a disembodied essence in the field.
Battle of Superhero University Edit
- "I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Superhero University. I do not want to spill mutant blood. Give me Sheriff Bladepoint, and none shall be harmed. Give me the Sheriff, and I shall leave the college untouched. Give me the Sheriff, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight. If he is not here with me, I will have the Imperial army destroy any man, woman, and child in sight."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
During the battle, Mr. Stupid NoHead tried to strike down everyone within his reach and his army forced its way through several hordes of students wielding their fledgling powers against the robots. As if out of nowhere, he encountered Joseph Abernathy and Kylee Garcia. They shot the Dark Lord in the chest with the Kontraption of Kylee, causing a small explosion that ravaged his energy. However, Mr. Stupid NoHead was barely affected by the blast and was merely knocked off his feet and rendered slightly weary. Mr. Stupid NoHead then easily overpowered the group with a single shockwave blast from the Almataffe. In the Great Hall, his army was gradually cut down as NoHead fought Abernathy, Miranda Butterfield and Alice Shinner all at once. At that time, Bladepoint revealed himself, and NoHead blasted his enemies away with a powerful telekinetic repulse.
Whirling around, NoHead immediately threw Bladepoint into a stone pillar and attempted to kick him. Bladepoint got up and telekinetically hurled him away, but NoHead enhanced his powers to keep a grip on the floor before firing a Stun beam directly at Bladepoint's arm. He then kicked Bladepoint off the ledge, but Bladepoint grabbed him by the hem of his robe, pulling him off with him.
As the two mutants screamed, Mr. Stupid NoHead teleported them away from the ravine. The two arrived on the ground right outside the police station; the impact forced their swords out of their hands.
Injured, but still energized, they desperately reached for them. Once attained, Mr. Stupid NoHead and Sheriff Bladepoint respectively clashed; neither were damaged. NoHead ramped up his attack, assailing Bladepoint until he was dealing in six blows per second. Unable to effectively counter, Bladepoint was quickly disarmed. However, he blasted NoHead off of the ravine and down into the mist. As Bladepoint was cheered on, NoHead Transfigured himself into Mr. Horrid NoHead and proceeded to attack anew. However, none of the others recognized him, and he was finally forced to leave the battle, only to be halted by Roxanne, whose flirtatious dancing irritated him, prompting him to fire a large, continuous torrent of Dark energy at her. However, all the graduates of the university rose in unison, deflecting it into the Dark Lord.
As the police hauled off Mr. Stupid NoHead, his wife called off the robots from the police and students as there was no need to keep fighting.
Envisioning Karth and Xalvatrix Edit
- "What...what is this?"
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead speaking unconsciously[src]
Mr. Stupid NoHead was trapped in a state of comatose, where he had a strange and vivid vision. Though four of his Generals were present at Superhero University, the one who was, perhaps, his greatest following the passing of Dorphane Giles, Karth, was not — he was still on Pluto, overseeing its pacification. But by the time he returned to the Empire proper nearly two years later, his suspicions — aroused by his insider's knowledge of the Emperor's methods — had crystallized into a working theory, which he related to one of Superhero University's most pivotal participants, Xalvatrix, the woman who had ultimately sounded the Imperial retreat:
Karth and Xalvatrix met up together. They both speculated that the Emperor's forces were all guided by Mr. Stupid NoHead's own indomitable will. While essentially correct, they were wrong on the part of Mr. Stupid NoHead saving exposure of the Almataffe until the end of the battle. During the battle, Mr. Stupid NoHead was quite busy trying to seek out Sheriff Bladepoint and wipe him out with the weapon, which he had already used to perform shield penetration. It was actually Xalvatrix herself who was improving the coordination and efficiency of the fleet. (Xalvatrix had been trained by Mr. Stupid NoHead himself in the use of Dark strategizing just for such occasions where Mr. Stupid NoHead cannot do it in person or to support her.)
Del Wedellvar and aftermath Edit
- "There is no empathy in battle. You must protect yourself and what you cherish, no matter what the cost."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead teaching Hell Burnbottom[src]
Ultimately, the Empire was devastated with the disappearance of their leader, which ultimately resulted in the splintering of the Empire into several inconsequential factions. This was largely because Mr. Stupid NoHead, having intended to rule the solar system for all eternity, had not left a formal line of succession of International Emperor. In 2012, he promptly awoke from five years of comatose. He spent a brief period of time coming to terms with the aforementioned fact that the NoHead Empire had been completely toppled in his absence, having fallen apart irreparably. Utterly enraged, he deduced that Del Wedellvar had seen to a major amount of the reformed politics, and destroyed the city in a rage. Moments later, he summoned his followers to him. Those who were perhaps most loyal to him, save for those who were arrested or else deceased, appeared. Despite several absences, there were several who returned the call; Willie went to beg for forgiveness, but Mr. Stupid NoHead told the band of NoHeads who did not try to find him that he wants five years of repayment before he could forgive them for their wavered loyalty. He deduced that had the faithless NoHeads not been forgiven, he would have very few followers left, indicating many deserters compared to surviving loyalists.
Even losing everything he had worked so hard to create did not stop Mr. Stupid NoHead. He aspired to recreate his Empire using the knowledge of what had brought about his downfall the last time.
Shortly afterwards, Mr. Stupid NoHead somehow retrieved the Almataffe from the Police Grand Army and returned to Superhero University, where he effortlessly defeated and destroyed the professors, killing most of the students and burning down the college in the process, only to unexpectedly lose it as it disappeared into the desert.
He also found Hell Burnbottom when the latter was very young — so young that he would remember few memories prior to this. Immediately, Mr. Stupid NoHead took him to the police station, both of them disguised as tourists. NoHead’s command of the Darkness was sufficient to keep both himself and Burnbottom from being spotted by the police, so long as they did not actually enter the station. As the building was not open to tourists, there was very little risk of discovery. For the better part of a day, they stood there, and NoHead pointed out to Burnbottom the various faces of individual police as they entered and left the station, whispering into his apprentice’s ear of the police’s ultimate destruction. Burnbottom would long remember the thrill of seeing his foes, standing in their presence, hearing about their downfall, as they walked past, not one of them aware of the fate that ultimately awaited them.
Death of Mrs. Twisted NoHead Edit
With Mr. Stupid NoHead’s plans to retake the Whitehouse secured, there remained just one unfinished piece of business for NoHead to resolve. Ever since her marriage, Mrs. Twisted NoHead had intended to act as a de-facto Queen once her husband became the Emperor, ensuring NoHead only passed laws that she approved of. In truth, NoHead had been subtly manipulating his wife for years, fooling her into thinking the ideas for the implementation of the Grand Plan were her own while NoHead laid the groundwork for his ascension to Emperor and NoHead Grandmaster. NoHead had never intended to share power with anyone, and he knew that installing an Empress alongside him would be politically damaging to him. With Twisted’s usefulness now exhausted, NoHead moved to eliminate her.
The night before the election, Mrs. Twisted NoHead made her first public appearance in years, attending the premiere of an experimental performance at the Globes Opera House with Mr. Stupid NoHead. After the performance, the couple retired to a penthouse outside the NoHead base to celebrate NoHead’s upcoming success and their apparent love for each other, notwithstanding they had not gone on a honeymoon together. There, NoHead plied Twisted with wine while rehearsing the acceptance speech he would soon deliver. Twisted soon fell into an alcohol-induced sleep, and Mr. Stupid NoHead saw his chance.
With his wife’s guard completely down, NoHead blasted Twisted’s headpiece apart with lightning. This woke Twisted but, being inebriated and half-asleep, the woman could do nothing to stop her husband. Mr. Stupid NoHead took the opportunity to mock Mrs. Twisted NoHead, informing her as to just how thoroughly he had manipulated her, all the while sending additional blasts of lightning, causing immense pain to his wife as she slowly suffocated. In addition, NoHead revealed he had never loved her at all, and told her the true origins of their marriage. He then drew his sword and brought it down on her. After his wife finally succumbed to death, NoHead felt a monumental shift in the dark side, which he interpreted as the dark side anointing him as the tool it would use to take over the universe. However, he then felt another shift, and feared for a few moments that this second shift was a forewarning that Mrs. Twisted NoHead had overcome her death in some fashion and was about to take her revenge. However, Mr. Stupid NoHead quickly reasoned that this was not the case, though he would not discover the reason behind this second shift for some time.
Discovery of Annabeth Black Edit
The following month, Mr. Stupid NoHead discovered Annabeth Black, realizing her power even before they were in the same room. Black agreed to leave her parents and join him, despite only being fifteen years of age. Her parents insisted that she could not join the dark side, but NoHead killed them to silence the matter and proceeded to Disapparate away with her. They rematerialized in the NoHead Base. Here, NoHead showed her around and showed her a selection of combat uniforms for NoHeads. Annabeth ultimately chose a leather crop-top and jeans, which would give her free movement on the battlefield. 
Two days later, Black reported her success to Mr. Stupid NoHead, which had come at the cost of Abalan's life. Mr. Stupid NoHead took no joy in the death of his former candidate. He had envisioned a far different future for the boy. Abalan was meant to root out the police so that they could all be revealed and destroyed, yet NoHead bitterly admitted that Annabeth may carry more hope than he had thought.
Annabeth would often skip out on training sessions, something NoHead did not seem initially concerned about (though ironically, it is highly likely that Black kept him in the dark).
NoHead Cataclysm Edit
- "Your council has interfered for the last time, insectoid dross."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead to the Object[src]
During his search, he encountered the Diagonal Guard, led by a mysterious creature known only as "the Object". The Dark Lord asserted that the Council had interfered for the last time and telekinetically manipulated a fire to work as a weapon against his enemies, sending balls and bursts of black fire towards his enemies, annihilating the squad. He unintentionally caught Cate Lilly in the crossfire, though he deemed her a minor loss. The Object escaped the inferno, but barely.
From the shadows, Mr. Stupid NoHead attacked the police who fought back, but despite their best efforts, they were ultimately forced into retreat. Because Paige had already achieved her goal, Mr. Stupid NoHead was the only NoHead left in existence.
After the purge, Mr. Stupid NoHead tried desperately to rebuild the NoHeads and their army, and clean up the bloodstained Third NoHead Base. He had realized that he would end up doing more for the NoHeads than anyone else. He also had what was left of the robots continue their work on the Wasp, which was a battle station.
Recruiting Rotta HecksEdit
In the mix, he encountered a young girl named Rotta Hecks, who was extremely powerful, but extremely fearful of her powers. He introduced himself, though Rotta was horrified that he was there. A brief skirmish ensued until NoHead made it clear that he had no intention of harming her, and had invited her to join the NoHeads. The two were visibly drawn to each other at this point, and NoHead was able to soothe her fears before offering her to join the NoHeads and find her true place. Rotta was immediately infatuated with him.
Impressed by her amazing power, NoHead manipulated Rotta into killing her own mother, sealing her tie to the dark side, as an ancient dark side covenant required the latter to kill a dark side enemy that was close to them. With the passing of her beloved parents, Rotta had no choice but to join the NoHeads. Generally, NoHead treated her more decently than his sons. Rotta secretly carried out several assignments for Mr. Stupid NoHead and began training with him for a full year.
Encounter with SeanEdit
The following week, in August, Mr. Stupid NoHead met Sean after Brute Gunray brought the mutant to the former. Sean had been conducting a year-long search for the NoHeads. In the NoHead Base, NoHead interrogated him, though Sean insisted that he only wanted to join the NoHeads. Finally, NoHead told him he could join if he could pass a test he would personally set before him. He took him to NR-327, who attacked Sean with low-energy bullets. Finally, he threw one back via telekinesis, before diving in and ripping apart the robot in a rage. Satisfied, NoHead told him he had passed, and anointed him as a NoHead apprentice. Before they began the training, Mr. Stupid NoHead took Sean to the latter's home. There, he burst in and killed his parents with two fluid sword strikes. Outraged, Sean attempted to kill Mr. Stupid NoHead, but the far superior mutant easily flounced off his electric assault and told him if his parents meant that much to him, he was not truly NoHead material. Sean apologized and they returned to the NoHead Base, though Sean was still depressed over the loss of his family.
One day, in 2014, after a torturous session with a computer console on a number of questions and some exercises, Hell Burnbottom had wandered over to the ring, where NR-1119, code-name Zoff, wielded a wooden staff and instructed him to dodge his blows in yet another exercise. The first two strikes hit Burnbottom, though he managed to evade the next two; then, Zoff span and threw the staff at Burnbottom, hitting him in the face. Before Fox could retrieve the staff, an enraged Burnbottom unconsciously summoned the weapon. Surprised, Zoff reported this discovery to Mr. Stupid NoHead. NoHead asked Burnbottom how he felt during the exercise, and Burnbottom said he had felt angry. Mr. Stupid NoHead grinned with satisfaction and ordered Zoff to prepare his cruiser for liftoff.
The final test Edit
Eventually, the time came for Hell Burnbottom’s final test. Mr. Stupid NoHead sent him out to a remote and isolated area of Alaska, where he was hunted by robot soldiers for a month. At the end of the month, Burnbottom found NoHead waiting at the mouth of a cave. Burnbottom was exhausted, and had not eaten for days. Regardless, NoHead challenged Burnbottom to a duel, in which Burnbottom was easily defeated. NoHead stood over the broken man, and told him that he had been preparing another apprentice, should Burnbottom fail as he had. Enraged, Hell Burnbottom flew at NoHead with murderous intent. Mr. Stupid NoHead was caught off guard, but was able to disarm Burnbottom. Even without a weapon, Burnbottom continued to attack, even going so far as to bite NoHead’s hand before being ultimately defeated. Pleased, Mr. Stupid NoHead announced that Hell Burnbottom’s training was complete, and that he was now a NoHead.
Recruitment of Gales, Qamar, and the sevlowsEdit
When Mr. Stupid NoHead traveled to Yellowstone in 2016, he rounded up twenty-one sevlows there in yet another step to compensate for the NoHead Cataclysm. A bounty hunter named Ariana offered to assist him, but he rejected her offer of help. Returned to base via several cruisers, one of which the Dark Lord himself piloted, they were stored in an underground chamber in his emergency base, where they were fed two police victims, amid others.
When Annabeth Black learned of a fight between Qamar's mother Abigail and a group of slavers, Mr. Stupid NoHead personally deployed a large military force to Bridgeton under his command. During the battle, Mr. Stupid NoHead defeated Ken in a brief duel and discovered the latter's son. Seeing his father's death, Qamar demonstrated his reflexive telekinesis by pulling NoHead's sword out of his hand. Impressed by Qamar's potential in the Darkness, Mr. Stupid NoHead abducted the younger Qamar shortly after he killed the boy's father and a squad of robots in order to keep Qamar's existence a secret. He endeavored to teach the ways of the dark side to his new disciple, whom he first controlled through fear before training Qamar to harness his anger and other base emotions.
Several months later, Mr. Stupid NoHead endeavored to teach the ways of the Darkness to Bartholomew Gales, who willingly joined him. Initially, NoHead controlled him through fear before training Gales to harness his anger and other base emotions. Despite his loyalty, Gales felt himself being drawn to the light. When signs of this connection became increasingly obvious, Mr. Stupid NoHead had Annabeth Black, whom he suspected Gales had tender feelings towards, attempt to teach Gales the art of mind resistance, rather than himself, as he believed such a thing was below him.
- "I saw him, Baby Intelligence, rising from the darkness. Save for his pale, gnarled hands, his entire visage was covered in a black cloak. The Qi'sheng has come! He whispered, 'Wizard...wizard...wizard...I am ready...' [...] I ran, I ran up the many flights of stairs, but the Dark mutant would not let me escape with his secret."
- ―Merlin's second apprentice[src]
It is unknown how he could have discovered its existence, but Mr. Stupid NoHead was now after the Klonham crystal, believing an army of sevlows would be very useful in his plans of domination. Upon learning that a woman named Saurya possessed the crystal he sought, the Dark Lord set up a band of goblins to corner the haunted nursery in which his quarry lived. Finally, Mr. Stupid NoHead entered the forest himself, ordering the goblins to circle around the house but forbidding them from entering. Destroying the door's keyhole with his mutantry, NoHead was surprised to see the corpses of twenty-five babies and the maid littering the floor, presumably killed via shooting. He realized the trace was correct and intercepted her at the top of the staircase.
Saurya showed no fear of Mr. Stupid NoHead, summoning her friend Aegii when NoHead demanded for the Klonham. Seeing Aegii has the crystal, and that she and Saurya were teaming up against him, NoHead killed Saurya with fire, though he failed to remove the crystal from Aegii's grasp (even after knocking the girl unconscious). Taking Aegii prisoner, and leaving the nursery to burn, Mr. Stupid NoHead returned to the Fifth NoHead Base.
In 2019, shortly before unleashing the Robotic Monster, Mr. Stupid NoHead encountered the second apprentice of Merlin while he was standing inside a chamber. Inclining his head, he told the wizard he was ready to fight, but the latter ran off. Unwilling to allow the wizard to escape with his secret, Mr. Stupid NoHead sent several skyfighters after the old man, ultimately failing to claim his life.
- Peter Hecks: "You're a NoHead, aren't you?"
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "I am the leader of them all...Mr. Stupid NoHead! I knew you were a danger to me from the start, ever since Rotta became pregnant. I will not tolerate you much longer..."
- — Baby Intelligence to Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
Four years later he found that his newest recruit, Rotta Hecks, was pregnant. NoHead was unaware if the baby would follow Rotta’s path, and kept a close watch until his birth. He spoke to the baby, whose name is Peter Hecks, unwittingly awakening his most exotic superpower — the ability to see vivid present-time visions — without the Dark Lord's knowledge. Through this link, he warned Peter that at this point, he was not only disinherited but also a marked man, and that the more he tried to escape, the worse he would make things for himself. Peter awakened in a panic, breaking the connection abruptly.
A month later he went with Annabeth Black, who had since earned Peter's trust in her capacity as a double agent, to set Operation: Assault into motion by unleashing the Robotic Monster on the city to lure the baby to him. The plan worked, and he found the baby, Peter, on the case. There, the NoHead Grandmaster and infant legend dueled in a battle that destroyed a good portion of the junkyard.
The two combatants demonstrated amazing strength and skill, as well as fencing prowess. The battle ended in a draw after NoHead’s lightning was returned to him in a blast so powerful that it pushed the two mutants apart. Peter slammed into a lightning rod on the adjoining building, but NoHead fell several stories. NoHead realized that he could not defeat Peter, and decided that re-engaging him would only result in failure. A moment later, Peter appeared and disarmed him quickly. Outmatched, NoHead promised to flee the city in exchange for his life.
With the public believing Mr. Stupid NoHead had finally given up the cause, he was able to mobilize his armies for warfare. The Deaformas sided with the Dark Lord, who promised them scope for their powers. He became obsessed with finding Peter Hecks, who was now renamed Baby Intelligence, as he felt the baby's very existence threatened his power.
Battle of the Wasp Edit
- "You have been used. The end of the world, far would it be were you to die a martyr. The Sheriff has calculated the value of your life and labeled it as worthless!"
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead to Baby Intelligence[src]
Soon after, Mr. Stupid NoHead captured the Mayor and held her captive aboard his base, the Wasp. The news of her capture shocked the town, and many believed that they were on the verge of collapse. Arriving on the Wasp, NoHead took charge of the prisoner, leaving Rotta to command the sky battle outside.
Baby Intelligence and Sebiscuits Cardarphen mounted a rescue mission to save the Mayor. They boarded the NoHead base and began to fight their way through its defenses. NoHead observed the pair, and arrived at the holding cell flanked by two robot soldiers. At this point, the S.M.S.B. was already about to free the Mayor. He made a flipping leap from the balcony to the main floor, his sword in hand, and ordered the babies to surrender. Intelligence stated that he no longer trusted NoHead, and he would not escape this time.
The babies charged at NoHead together, with the villain retreating, on the defensive. During a standoff, Sebiscuits told NoHead he was a superhero. NoHead, confident that his plan was about to unfold, remarked that he was wrong, certain that the babies would lose. Although both had improved, they opened with basic sword techniques. When both babies suddenly changed their saber styles mid-battle, and began to wear down the NoHead’s defenses, NoHead, who had initially been toying with them, was caught off guard, but was able to readjust his tactics for a more serious confrontation.
Eventually, NoHead slammed Baby Intelligence to the floor, only to have Sebiscuits force him up the stairs. The droids that had accompanied NoHead attacked Intelligence, who easily destroyed them both. As Intelligence rejoined the duel, NoHead was able to gain the advantage when he strangled Intelligence and kicked Sebiscuits into a wall at the same time. The villain then telekinetically hurled Intelligence across the room into the railing on the leftmost side of the balcony. Getting to his feet, Sebiscuits carried on the fight alone.
As their one-on-one duel reached the main floor, NoHead taunted Cardarphen. This proved to be a mistake, however — Sebiscuits was indeed afraid, afraid of losing Baby Inteligence. The taunt enraged Cardarphen, and he channeled his hatred of NoHead into his swordplay. Refusing to be intimidated by the NoHead’s victory over Baby Intelligence, Sebiscuits came at NoHead in a frenzied demonstration of Ataru, hammering NoHead’s defenses. He quickly gained the advantage. With a swift maneuver, he proceeded to disarm the antagonist, doubly rendering Mr. Stupid NoHead at the baby’s mercy.
The Mayor commended Cardarphen’s victory and encouraged him to deliver the deathblow. Despite hesitating for a moment, Cardarphen prepared to comply, but the Dark Lord teleported away to the safety of a battleship. His belief that Cardarphen was the "perfect apprentice" he was looking for was cemented.
Following this, Mr. Stupid NoHead breached the police cruiser and tortured an officer into telling him what happened to Baby Intelligence. As more police gathered, the captured officer revealed that the Mayor had escaped and the destruction of the Wasp. This caused NoHead to panic, and when the police added that Rotta had been unmasked by Baby Intelligence, he was enraged. He realized at that moment that Sebiscuits had joined Baby Intelligence. In a rage, he murdered the victim as well as the gathered police. NoHead then paced the room with Hell Burnbottom and planned his next move.
Shortly after this, Mr. Stupid NoHead contacted Rotta informing her that a new base needs to be built in Palmyra, and informed her that the war’s conclusion drew closer. When Rotta protested that the loss of the Wasp would mean the end of the NoHeads, NoHead informed her that it was of little concern, and he would soon cement a new apprentice who would be “the greatest NoHead of all.”
Turning Sebiscuits Cardarphen Edit
Mr. Stupid NoHead spent much time attempting to turn Sebiscuits Cardarphen, Baby Intelligence's first comrade, to the dark side. Finally, Sebiscuits chose him over Paige, and his journey was complete.At the same time, Mr. Stupid NoHead was sowing similar seeds of doubt into the mind of Sebiscuits, Baby Intelligence's first comrade. The baby was afraid there was no meaning in his life. NoHead promised the infant to open his mind to the NoHead knowledge of sustaining or creating life, which — as he claimed — was the only way to find his purpose and avenge those whom he hated.
When Baby Intelligence dispatched Sebiscuits again, NoHead and Rotta Hecks sensed his presence and convened at their base. Just then, Sebiscuits came visiting. NoHead spoke with him for an hour, then sent him away. The former immediately used a magical incantation to cast a dark illusion to ensnare Baby Intelligence. The ploy worked and Baby Intelligence raced to the NoHead Base with Paige. Inside, they pursued the NoHeads with Paige and a squad of robots. As the battle unfolded, Baby Intelligence refused to sacrifice Paige to pursue NoHead, and instead demonstrated he was willing to sacrifice himself to save the young woman. NoHead's illusion faltered: the S.M.S.B. leader won.
Eventually, the inevitable confrontation emerged, and NoHead revealed, at the Globes Opera House, that he intended to train Sebiscuits as an apprentice. Sebiscuits nearly killed NoHead on the spot. However, after Mr. Stupid NoHead implied that such an action would result in Sebiscuits' fall to the Dark Side and the loss of any chance of happiness, Sebiscuits instead returned to the MBH and notified Baby Intelligence.
Confrontation in the Grandmaster's officeEdit
Paige told Sebiscuits to remain in the meditation chamber to try and calm his raging emotions, while she, along with officers Jason Williams, Caleb Hawkins, and Katy Smith, went to execute the NoHead Grandmaster. NoHead greeted the fighters as the latters boldly drew their swords, and Paige declared that NoHead was to die. NoHead immediately seized a sword of his own design hidden in his sleeve. Shrieking a bestial NoHead war cry, Mr. Stupid NoHead lunged forward and killed officers Hawkins and Williams before they could defend themselves. Smith held against NoHead for a few seconds before she was slain by the NoHead's blade. Left alone with Paige, the Dark Lord fought her in a ferocious one-on-one sword duel.
After several minutes of intense dueling, NoHead was overpowered and disarmed by Paige, who then held him at blade point. Sebiscuits then arrived and NoHead 'pleaded' with him, convincing the baby that Paige was their common foe.
When Paige declared that the threat of the NoHeads would never return and that NoHead had lost, the Dark Lord angrily fired torments of lightning at the teenager. However, this proved futile, as Paige used her sword to deflect the attack. She then proceeded to smash him into a Death Booth he himself had made. As the booth tortured him, his appearance altered. His face began to sag and turn pale, his eyes, fingernails and teeth turned yellow as his voice grew ragged and deep. He pleaded with Sebiscuits, confirming that his grotesque visage was the result of Paige's attack, and that he was too weak to hold off the attacks any longer. Paige proclaimed that she would put an end to NoHead, but Sebiscuits argued that he must stand trial. Paige deemed NoHead too dangerous to be left alive, but Sebiscuits had decided that only NoHead could help him. He had to choose between the S.M.S.B. members that appeared to abuse their power and the seemingly helpless and weak man that had supported him as long as they knew each other. As Paige raised her sword to deliver the killing blow, the baby chose NoHead, severing Nelson's sword arm. Mr. Stupid NoHead then sprang back to life; with a horrible screeching sound erupting from his throat, he assaulted Paige with a devastating blast of lightning and hurled the young woman from the building to her presumed death far below.
A new apprenticeEdit
- "You indeed have importance. This is it. Become my ally. Learn to harness the Darkness."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
The fall of the Police Station Edit
- "First, I want you to go to the police station. We will ambush them! You know what to do next."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
In cutting down the most vulnerable members of the army to whom he had once sworn allegiance, Cardarphen would tie himself firmly to the NoHead cause. The slight chance that he could try to return to his old life would become nonexistent. Sebiscuits performed splendidly; through the night Sebiscuits led his troops through the corridors in an orgy of carnage. Almost unopposed, Sebiscuits’ blade and the robots butchered the police. When Sebiscuits and the robots completed their errand, the police station was but a smoking ruin.
Operation: Purge Edit
- "Human Replica 113… it is time. Wipe out the police!"
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead begins the second purge[src]
Still in his laboratory, Mr. Stupid NoHead reached out to key a special frequency via hologram. He contacted the various Replicas to issue a single command: Wipe out the police. With each repetition of the order, his satisfaction grew. He could sense what was happening — not in detail, but he felt the dark side growing stronger with each death.
On two hundred fronts, police suddenly found themselves facing the guns of who they thought were children. The Replicas performed spectacularly; an official estimate indicated that out of nearly 900 police, fewer than fifty survived the assault — 95 percent of the organization had been eliminated at a stroke.
So enthused was NoHead by this long-anticipated victory that after issuing the order, he went to the police station himself, to see the fruit of his labors in person. Indeed, he had no choice but to go, so long had he worked and waited for this moment. In the local library, he found Sebiscuits finishing off a small group of police and the librarian, Isabella Koon. Cardarphen knelt in obedience, and NoHead praised him, telling him he had done well and his power would soon be unequaled. He then told him to go to the MBH as planned. They separated again, leaving Cardarphen to see to his second task. For there were still a few remaining loose ends: the S.M.S.B. itself.
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "You would kill me, when we have not even met?"
- Greg Hecks: "Why wouldn't I kill you? I know about the NoHeads [...] I'm not giving anything to you!"
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "I see your thoughts. So, you are but a toymaker? No one special?"
- — Mr. Stupid NoHead encounters Greg[src]
Attack on the Kellerman HouseEdit
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "You stand upon the choice of fate. Bridgett, your daughter is a threat to me!"
- Bridgett Kellerman: "I swear, she's just a baby..."
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "She has a connection to Baby Intelligence!"
- Bridgett Kellerman: "I swear... she's harmless..."
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "I believe you!"
- — Mr. Stupid NoHead gives Bridgett a chance to stand back[src]
This prophecy was overheard by the NoHead and informant Mykew Hadeline. However, Hadeline only heard half of the prophecy and was then thrown out by the hotel manager, who had caught her eavesdropping at the door. She relayed to Mr. Stupid NoHead what she had heard, not realizing that she had missed an important part of the message. In any case, NoHead received only the first part of the prophecy. Feeling threatened, he sprang into action to prevent the fulfillment of the prophecy.
There were, at the time, two babies to whom the prophecy could have referred — Peter Hecks, the son of Rotta and Greg Hecks; and Lindsay Kellerman, the daughter of Bridgett and Zach Kellerman. Both families had sought to thwart NoHead three times, and both families supported the police fully. Both children in question were born in 2019 and were extremely young mutants. Having already taken on Peter several times, NoHead chose to target Lindsay instead of Peter.
After a long search, Mr. Stupid NoHead discovered the identity of the Kellerman’s Secret keeper, Hadeline, and was told of their location. With the Kellerman’s Taboo broken, NoHead simply walked into their home one night and proceeded to interrogate and murder Zach and Bridgett. However, when he turned to Lindsay, she disappeared and his lightning rebounded off her invisible form. This happened because Bridgett’s death prompted Lindsay to fight back. Defeated, NoHead left in a rage.
Battle of the Fourth NoHead Base and first death Edit
- Very soon after, the S.M.S.B. arrived at the NoHead base. Notified of their presence, NoHead dispatched a legion of robotic fighters to deal with them, confident it would suffice. As he looked on, Baby Intelligence led the other S.M.S.B. members in a fierce sky battle near his base. They immediately engaged large numbers of NoHead fighters. Intelligence ordered his trainees to disengage, and destroyed large numbers of the enemy fighters with his proton torpedoes.
Pursued by yet more enemy fighters, he ordered his apprentices to fire all their missiles to their left. While confused, they did as they were told. Baby Intelligence flew past the ship as the missiles started arriving; the missiles hit the swarm of fighters pursuing him, destroying a large number of them. Trailed by missiles, Intelligence flew toward the fence guarding the base. The missiles collided with the fence and destroyed it. At this point, NoHead chose to deal with them personally. Meanwhile, sustained gunfire from the S.M.S.B. ships destroyed a turbolaser cannon.
Only a few NoHead fighters remained, but a mysterious ship appeared engaged the S.M.S.B. forces. Baby Intelligence recognized the fighter to be Mr. Stupid NoHead and personally engaged the fighter, pursuing it into the NoHead base and through its halls. When NoHead disappeared, the baby made no attempt to follow.
The sky battle over, NoHead returned to his private quarters and drew the Verasect, a family heirloom and his last resort for killing Baby Intelligence. He then returned to a high balcony overlooking the lobby. Hell Burnbottom then proceeded to torture the S.M.S.B. members until Baby Intelligence arrived. NoHead, who had been anticipating the arrival of the S.M.S.B., revealed that 1,000 Rockets awaited the S.M.S.B. task force, as well as numerous Bratpros. Nelson responded by revealing the imminent intervention of the Rear Guard. The new Rocket army of the NoHeads overwhelmed the reinforcements, and Nelson was forced to retreat while NoHead observed from the balcony.
Mr. Stupid NoHead did not join the battle personally, though this gave him time to realize that Rotta was responsible for the casualties they had suffered from Baby Intelligence. This he believed because she had a chance to raise him to their cause. He told Rotta this. NoHead then attacked Rotta with lightning; Rotta barely blocked the beam with her own, and they locked together and clashed. As both beams collided and connected, Hell Burnbottom backed away to a wall behind Rotta. NoHead realized the connection between the two beams were moving much closer to his position, so he released beams from between the bolts that killed Rotta and slammed her corpse off the balcony.
With that, Baby Intelligence’s rage exploded. He climbed to the top of the balcony for a fight, in which Mr. Stupid NoHead had a far greater advantage. After subjecting Baby Intelligence to two lightning strikes and a violent energy wave, he prepared to finish off his enemy once and for all. However, Intelligence retaliated and drew his sword. The Grandmaster of the S.M.S.B. tapped into the Darkness, using his hate and anger to attack Mr. Stupid NoHead with fury. Finally, the Dark Lord fell to the ground while Baby Intelligence drove his sword aside. As Baby Intelligence held his apparently defenseless enemy at bladepoint, NoHead fought back with the Verasect, knocking his opponent back to the balcony. He then pushed him off and followed. Intelligence proceeded to snatch the Verasect and attack its owner. Mr. Stupid NoHead countered Baby Intelligence with lightning, which he attempted several times to direct (still locked in battle with Baby Intelligence) in all directions, with lightning tendrils popping off from the main beam.
Mr. Stupid NoHead opted to break the connection and with his hand, quickly breathed fire and conjured a huge, fiery cord. The fire realized the presence of Baby Intelligence, rearing and striking down in an attempt to devour him. Baby Intelligence backed up and then gathered the flames for himself whirling them into a fiery ring like mass, and sent them hurtling towards NoHead. Mr. Stupid NoHead took the hit and was blown away in a mass of sparks.
Somehow, Mr. Stupid NoHead learned that when the wizard Merlin died, his second apprentice had cheated death and obtained immortality. Believing he could be of great help to the NoHeads, he took several measures to seek him out. In spite of Annabeth Black's recent public failure on Planet 10, Mr. Stupid NoHead dispatched her and NoHead Recruit Kenzie Walters to locate both the wizard and Baby Intelligence.
Eventually, Walters sent a beacon that revealed the wizard was near her and Black's holdout in Sydney, Australia. Realizing the wizard was still in Sydney, Mr. Stupid NoHead sent Walters to summon Black and Hell Burnbottom. When they arrived, he told them of the wizard's whereabouts and formally issued a decree warning Fobbles against harboring Baby Intelligence. When Burnbottom left the room, Black told him about Lucy McCallin's attempts to sway the public to Baby Intelligence, eventually leading to the writer's capture.
Hunting Baby Intelligence Edit
Through the Varlarien inside the Dancing Dorm, Mr. Stupid NoHead realized that Baby Intelligence was hunting for the three scrolls that would allow him to find the Chosen One. He briefly communicated with his enemy, warning him that "his secret has a new name". He moved at once and, with a squad of his robot forces, raided the Dancing Dorm in order to capture Baby Intelligence. By the time they arrived, the S.M.S.B. Grandmaster had already escaped from the Dorm.
Furious that his archenemy had once again escaped under his nose, and adhering his his own law that anyone who harbored Baby Intelligence would face execution, Mr. Stupid NoHead had everybody inside executed to keep them silent. Subsequently, he began personally seeking Baby Intelligence himself. He also ordered Annabeth Black to lead the NoHead Recruits to seek out Baby Intelligence.
Battle of the Fifth NoHead Base Edit
- "Now you die, as all police must."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead[src]
While the S.M.S.B. members were away, NoHead activated the machine to destroy China; however, it couldn’t send a signal that far. Infuriated, he leaped forward, only to hit his head on the door of the room. He went to sleep, but soon awoke to find the S.M.S.B. had returned and blown up his machine. He was unconcerned, as he would simply kill the S.M.S.B. members on the spot and rebuild the machine to send a further signal.
As dozens of Fobbles arrived, Mr. Stupid NoHead faced Baby Intelligence in the chamber. Baby Intelligence called to the crowd that he didn't want anyone else to help, that it had to just be him and Mr. Stupid NoHead, though NoHead hissed that Baby Intelligence truly wanted someone to use a shield, to sacrifice themselves for him. Baby Intelligence responded that neither of them could live amongst each other, and that one of them was going to leave for good. Mr. Stupid NoHead jeered at the proposal that Baby Intelligence would survive, the baby who survived by accident and because Sheriff Bladepoint was "using him to dispose of [NoHead's] enemies".
Baby Intelligence tried to explain that he possessed mutantry that Mr. Stupid NoHead didn't have, and a weapon more powerful than Mr. Stupid NoHead's, in addition warning Mr. Stupid NoHead that his only choice was to think about what pain he had inflicted on several worlds. Rebuking both explanations, Mr. Stupid NoHead began naming his accomplishments, but Baby Intelligence said he had been backfired and this was in the past. NoHead said Baby Intelligence's demise would allow him to rearrange this, but he still did not strike, and his eyes did not waver from Baby Intelligence.
Baby Intelligence responded that NoHead did not learn from his mistakes, even if he could acknowledge them. Mr. Stupid NoHead had followed every word with rapt attention, but now let out a cackle of mad laughter as he said that none of this mattered. It didn't matter whether his machine was gone, or what petty obstacles they had tired to put in his path. Mr. Stupid NoHead said that he crushed them, that it all made sense, in ways that Baby Intelligence was too young to understand. Baby Intelligence said that Mr. Stupid NoHead's inability to understand love would negate this possibility. NoHead's chest rose and fell rapidly, and Baby Intelligence could feel the blade coming. He added that every moment either of them had lived, had led to this. Baby Intelligence twitched this sword, and he felt the eyes of everyone in the chamber upon it. Baby Intelligence then whispered that it all came down to this.
At this point Mr. Stupid NoHead engaged Baby Intelligence and quickly incapacitated him. However, his final attempt on the life of the Grandmaster was foiled by Merlin's second apprentice, who hotly refused to join forces with the Dark Lord and instead fired a Mutilation Curse at Annabeth Black. Resentful at this display of magic, NoHead engaged the wizard in a fantastic duel. Overwhelmed by his opponent's curses, NoHead found that he had met his match. As Lindsay Kellerman arrived, Mr. Stupid NoHead pretended to flee, hiding under a large platform.
- "You will never terrorize another soul, slave of the Devil!"
- ―Sir Edgar Caravan speaking through Baby Intelligence and Lindsay Kellerman as one[src]
Mr. Stupid NoHead reemerged immediately, threatening his adversaries with their doom. Using their last ounces of strength, Baby Intelligence and Lindsay Kellerman rose together simultaneously and entered into the Voice of Sir Edgar, a spiritual and ethereal form. Baby Intelligence extended his hand, which instantly blazed with light and the robots dissipated immediately.
Mr. Stupid NoHead engaged in a short but heated battle with Baby Intelligence and Kellerman, trying to dominate each others' minds. Mr. Stupid NoHead tried to sway them, but they both defied him with scornful words. NoHead's body began to fluctuate, constantly revolving and reshaping as the babies assaulted him and attempted to drive him into the Fire Room. Finally, the Dark Lord's mind was penetrated and Kellerman issued a single command "Return to the underworld where you belong!" Unable to resist them any longer, Mr. Stupid NoHead fell back into the Fire Room. But Baby Intelligence and Kellerman were both rendered weak after their strife and fell to the ground. In a split-second before the smouldering impact, he deliberately caused his body to explode in a release of energy just before his remains burned to death. Having accepted at long last that his death was inevitable, he hoped that the last thing he would do would be to eliminate all who were directly involved in it.
The scattered energy, while initially invisible, condensed into deadly waves that grew in visibility until Merlin's apprentice noticed them, and then the gruesome concentration of all of Mr. Stupid NoHead's terrible power hurled itself at the platform. Merlin's apprentice sacrificed himself, sprinting forwards and hurtling all his magic at the waves. The employment of magic was far too much for the old man, who died as the Dark energies disappeared.
- "Mr. Stupid NoHead was a tyrant. He was never anything else."
- ―Baby Intelligence[src]
Despite his death, the Dark Lord still affected events during the Second NoHead War. Due to post-traumatic stress, Baby Intelligence began to have frequent nightmares about the Fifth NoHead Base, one of which involved Mr. Stupid NoHead dying obscured behind a blanket of blinding red light. He later admitted that Dark mutants had a way of dying rather dramatic deaths. Baby Intelligence composed a poem about his old enemy, titled A Hard-Won Peace, which received much acclaim by the guests at the party it was created for.
To Baby Intelligence, Mr. Stupid NoHead became a representative of everything that is evil, though he didn’t consider NoHead himself to be fully responsible for his heinous actions as he was raised to understand only one aspect of mutantry, truly believing that if he grew up in Baby Intelligence's environment things would have been much different.
Near the Golden Gates, Baby Intelligence realized how hard it was to face the memories of Mr. Stupid NoHead, recalling the death of his mother and the Dark Lord's cold, shrill laughter. He would continue to mention him several times.
Even though Mr. Stupid NoHead’s second death prevented him from ever returning to Earth, his legacy would endure long after his ultimate defeat. His entire reign led to the world’s ruin and the deaths of hundreds of millions, especially in North America. The leading members and facets of the government also managed to survive despite the NoHeads’ eighty-year reign, even though it had to reform somewhat from the damage caused by the NoHeads. There were even people who craved for another one of his returns, most notably his grandson, Thomas Meyer.
Battle of the Eastern Field Edit
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "You should not pit yourself against me under such shallow pretenses. You have the potential for wisdom no one can equal. You were the first to see the insanity plaguing my mind, heart, and soul. After I got rid of the band of barbarians you escaped from and nearly ended the war, you went into hiding with your friends. This too showed your exceptional wisdom. I freely confess to the heinous acts of my youth, and apologize profusely for each and every one of them. I have reflected upon the blood shed in my name, and I feared going on after death. Still, what would it be, given your way? My deeds cannot be undone. My greatest concern is keeping the NoHeads, so minded are they of peace, sound. Can you not see that I have seen the error of my ways and have lost my lust for power and dominion long ago? Give up your hatred, for it is of the Darkness, and come with me. Think of what we can achieve together."
- Sheriff Bladepoint: "No. You cannot use a couple of sugar-coated lies to make me forsake your atrocities against humanity, and I am no longer willing to exchange meaningless banter with you."
- — Mr. Stupid NoHead and Sheriff Bladepoint[src]
After his death, Mr. Stupid NoHead refused to move on, remaining on the Earth as a ghost. He went into hiding and waited for his faithful followers to find him, but many of them assumed there was nothing left of him to find.
Mr. Stupid NoHead finally regained enough potency and went to the Eastern Field in May of 2020, where he fought with Sheriff Bladepoint. Baby Intelligence noticed the fear in the Sheriff's eyes to be genuine. The evil spirit spoke to Bladepoint, attempting to persuade the Sheriff to ally himself with the NoHeads. Bladepoint refused and they continued their battle. Bladepoint's mind was nearly overwhelmed, he shook off the Dark Lord, but barely, and the soul found himself unable to any longer bear contact with his old enemy. In addition, his exposure to the fading Dark energies from the NoHead Recruits forced him to flee into the forests of Rochester, where he would remain for years.
Possession and breakout Edit
He located the ghost of Hell Burnbottom in 2026, who had been feeding off snakes. In 2027, the ghost of Mr. Stupid NoHead possessed Darren Slade. Under NoHead's control, Darren committed many crimes throughout the next few months. Slade was terrified, knowing something had happened to him, but not knowing what. The unusual amount of illicit activity was eventually sensed by Master Intelligence, who quickly found the source and engaged Darren in combat. Eventually, Master Intelligence won the duel and was then able to help Slade eject NoHead from his body, and Darren was more himself. NoHead's soul fled in a rage.
Mr. Stupid NoHead returned to the Rochester forest, weaker than ever. He had to wait yet again for someone to help him. In January 2030, he saw his chance to free Whammo Fireball, Cygnus Evans, and Darren Slade, and he committed a mass breakout from Beta Prison, setting the three long-imprisoned men loose. Mr. Stupid NoHead's ghost had little trouble arranging this, as many of the jail guards were frightened by the mere look of him. In firing a huge beam at the wall, the wall cracked and exploded. Whammo and Cygnus joined him in the forests. This incident was later reported in the newspaper.
Two months after the breakout, Mr. Stupid NoHead’s soul tracked down Jonathan, a boy taking refuge in a graveyard, planning to take his life as his own. However, the boy had seen him coming. Worried for his life, the boy took up the Sword of Abomination, which he had acquired a few years back. He seized it up quickly and vanquished NoHead’s evil spirit. NoHead was destroyed for good, ceasing to exist by extension. Even though this event prevented his spirit from ever returning to the mortal plane, it did not stop his son, Hell Burnbottom, from returning to life in 2033 and continuing the NoHead war for another two years, though this ultimately saw the end of the NoHeads for good when he died a second time.
Eventually, Mr. Stupid NoHead's ideas ended up becoming the basis of the regime that developed into the Knights of Plague, the NoHeads' successor, led by a Dark mutant who the Dark Lord once commanded, the Gladiator. Mr. Stupid NoHead and his evil ways would also inspire the Dark Flame in his quest for power and supremacy.
Over a century after Mr. Stupid NoHead's fall, a new NoHead Order known as the One NoHeads had been founded by Mr. Devastating NoHead, the son of Mr. Quake NoHead. With thousands of NoHead servants at his disposal, Devastating swore that they would never repeat Mr. Stupid NoHead's mistakes such as letting scattered police officers live. However, unlike Mr. Stupid NoHead, Mr. Devastating NoHead did not adhere to the hierarchy of his predecessor, which caused many of his enemies to consider him a heretic and pretender. Mr. Devastating NoHead devised the Homosiety. The One was the NoHead Order itself, united under his leadership in order to bring order to the world. The One NoHeads ultimately ended up wiped out with Devastating's permanent destruction, with the NoHeads as a whole later being wiped out by Emma Austin, with Emma herself dying shortly afterwards.
Physical description Edit
Earlier in life, Mr. Stupid NoHead was tall and handsome, with pale skin, jet black hair, and dark eyes. NoHead’s good looks continued to increase as he grew older, and he cunningly used them to charm many of the other NoHeads.
However, as he became more immersed in the Darkness, his good looks left him, with his features becoming gnarled, and his skin becoming as pale as snow. His eyes became a sickly red and he had a hook nose. In 2019, however, a combat machine took a toll on NoHead’s appearance. After Paige’s attack on him, he was left with the appearance of a gnarled, ancient man. He was also lost a few teeth. His long, thin hands and usual dress in a heavy, dark cloak did not change after the transformation. It is also mentioned that NoHead had no lips and very little hair. NoHead had a rather cold, guttural voice with a slightly rasping element.
Personality and traits Edit
- "In my series Mr. Stupid NoHead represents as near an embodiment of pure evil as is possible. He was just like all tyrants: beginning with noble intent, at least on the level that while desiring to order all things according to his own wisdom he still initially considered the well-being of other inhabitants of the Earth. But he went further than any Fobble tyrant ever has, in his arrogance, in his callousness, in his greed. And like all villains of his kind, NoHead desired to be a King/God, and his servants already considered him to be just that."
- ―D. Isaac Thomas[src]
Through his own nature, Mr. Stupid NoHead was irrevocably evil. He made clear, however, that he did not believe himself to be evil, but simply beyond common morality and what people defined as sanity. He called evil “a label we all put on those who threaten us”, as he told Sebiscuits Cardarphen. Aside from his opinion on morality, he believed himself to be the embodiment of evil and the living incarnation of the Darkness. He was instinctively treacherous, betraying and killing several beings who trusted him, including his own wife. The Qisheng killed so many he created an army of Arboc. Inevitably, he performed the darkest of mutantry and had no regard for human life. In his quest for power, he showed that he was also patient, narcissistic, and vastly intelligent, the latter shown by his training scores and tremendous achievements.
Despite this, Mr. Stupid NoHead’s interests were narrowly focused on the usefulness of people, objects, and powers to his goals. His inability to see the larger picture and inattention to events, powers and human traits that were not immediately useful to him was a serious flaw that led to most of his setbacks and ultimately his first death.
After his first defeat, many (namely Force Baby, Baby Intelligence, Ninna, Dexter among others) believed that he had yet to be truly vanquished, and would one day return on the grounds as there was not enough humanity left in him to die in the first place. Mr. Stupid NoHead was completely incapable of love; he felt no desire or need for human companionship or friendship. The closest he came to caring about another living being was feeling moderate affection for his heir and eldest son, Hell Burnbottom. NoHead thought of everything in terms of power (which he equated to domination through ability). He was somewhat willfully ignorant of people or matters which he considered to have no value.
Mr. Stupid NoHead himself did not value his fellow human beings except to the extent that they were useful to him. He often described his followers as 'friends' and his inner circle even as 'the family he had never possessed', but in no way treated them like an ordinary person does their friends or family. He demanded his followers' unswerving loyalty and obedience, spitefully took revenge for their mistakes or even bad luck by torture or targeting family members and mistreated or even killed them at the slightest provocation. His callous attempt to sacrifice Bethany Donner by ordering her to assassinate Hayden as punishment for the blunders of the child's parents serves as evidence of this.
It is noted that Mr. Stupid NoHead is unusually stoic. While most villains in the D.I.T. Literary Universe have displayed some sense of humor or immaturity, NoHead has not displayed such an attitude once. His every word and movement is calm and chilling. He even packed elements of this in his teen years, but not to the relative perfection of his natural traits as an adult. For example, when his most valued prisoner escaped his grip, he lost his temper and destroyed the cell with his powers.
The Dark Lord was a highly twisted, manipulative, and seductive megalomaniac, easily bending others to his will in his quest for supremacy. A narcissist, Mr. Stupid NoHead identified his own essence with the very blackness of space, even going so far as to declare himself the ultimate personification of the Darkness. NoHead also displayed traits of psychopathy, including extreme sadism and cruelty, taking considerable pleasure in the suffering and deaths of others. His sadism was such that, when murdering his wife, Mrs. Twisted NoHead, in her sleep, he paused to mock her for being manipulated by him and revel in her pain before running her through. Another example of this was when he deflected gunfire from Greg Hecks for an extended time period, taking pleasure in Greg's fear before finally disarming him at whim. His inherent sadism apparently had its roots with his father, Mr. Crooked NoHead — a penchant for violence was one of the few things the two men did not have in common. Regarding his views on failure, he was unforgiving and likely to execute less useful individuals. Hell Burnbottom also mentioned on one occasion, while comparing himself to his father, that while he himself killed only when necessary, Mr. Stupid NoHead did it to amuse himself.
Mr. Stupid NoHead had a need for independence that bordered on pathological, and he preferred to operate in secrecy and solitude whenever possible. He was a sociopathic narcissist, to the point that he frequently referred to himself in the third person as "Mr. Stupid NoHead." He was even unfazed at the idea of his right-hand woman Dorphane Giles powered by the Almataffe coming after him despite knowing well that Giles was already very powerful even without the weapon and the fact that he showed no concern over the murder of Dot Lodd, displaying only anger at the betrayal.
Even as a child, Mr. Stupid NoHead was demonstrated to be manipulative, psychopathic, and selfish. This is especially evident by his frequent breaking of various rules and social norms, knowing full well that his father, whom he hated, would simply murder the authorities to make the problem disappear. Even at this point, Mr. Stupid NoHead’s main goal was nothing less than the acquisition of absolute power. When he had created the entire structure of the NoHead Empire, setting up governors to operate on his behalf, he began indulging in his hobbies less often so he could rule. While he enjoyed being in danger, he believed his Empire needed him and that was where his responsibilities had taken him.
Although possessed of a hunger for power, he honestly came to regret the NoHead Cataclysm. Seeing no one more powerful than himself, he deemed only himself as worthy of ruling the universe. In addition, despite his narcissistic nature, Mr. Stupid NoHead was capable of acknowledging his mistakes. However, he did not learn from them, especially concerning values he did not care for such as love. And contrary to popular belief, NoHead was a prolific author. He was a known patron of the arts, attending the opera whenever able and making his chosen section invisible. He also enjoyed hunting, relishing the thrill and the exertion of his talents hunting "worthy" prey brought about. He used this hobby to help provide his followers with sustenance. He was also a skilled strategist, having orchestrated the robot attack and Mayor’s kidnapping for his own benefit. He even considered scheming to be fun, such as his plans for Abalan.
Despite his exceptional skills in fencing and his mastery of the darkness, Mr. Stupid NoHead was no less susceptible to anger and hate, the primary emotions of the darkness, than any other NoHead. He also utilized escape tactics, and during their first confrontation attempted to flee rather than fight, and only confronted Baby Intelligence when he appeared to have no other choice. Fear ultimately proved to be NoHead’s weakness.
However, despite Mr. Stupid NoHead’s general malicious ways he had proven that he was capable of acknowledging the desires of others but only if those desires did not interfere with his ambitions and were presented by someone whom he deemed a worthy servant. The only time this was ever really seen was when he agreed to his half-sister, Hadeline’s, plea for Bridgett Kellerman’s life. Although he did not agree to spare Bridgett with no conditions, he said he would offer her the chance to live if she did not attempt to stop him from murdering her daughter. Uncharacteristically, NoHead followed through on his promise to Hadeline and gave Bridgett several chances to step aside. However, when she refused him and attempted to seize her gun, NoHead murdered her with no other options. He also did not go back on the end of the deal he made with Giles, still willing to accept her should she retrieve the Almataffe even though he was angry by Giles coming to him empty-handed.
One odd incident in Mr. Stupid NoHead’s life occurred on the night he murdered Bridgett and Zach. As he walked down a street lane on his way to their house, on his way to kill the infant Lindsay Kellerman, in a most unusual act of mercy, he decided to spare the life of a Fobble child who had complimented the impressiveness of his “mask”, not realizing that Mr. Stupid NoHead was not in costume but a black-robed villain with a pale, disfigured face. Killing her for her interference was an act NoHead had deemed “unnecessary”. NoHead’s reasoning for this was not made clear though it can be surmised that NoHead had chosen not to use his powers until he had arrived at the Kellerman’s house in case his presence was detected by any spies. Another possibility is that Mr. Stupid NoHead simply thought the child was not worth his time or effort.
Despite his narcissistic nature, Mr. Stupid NoHead could acknowledge his mistakes. Nevertheless, Baby Intelligence said that he didn't learn from them, especially relating to matters he did not value such as love. When he was angry, NoHead was unpredictable: he was capable of being cold and calm, indeed being one of the most stoic villains ever to dabble in mutantry, but could also explode with rage and when he lost his temper he never hesitated to slay even his own loyal followers. He expected complete respect from the NoHeads but did not truly care for any of them in return. He did rescue Annabeth Black during the attempted rescue of Baby Strength and would flatter her on occasion. It is likely, though, that he was concerned about a very powerful and talented servant, rather than truly loving Black as a person.
One flaw that Mr. Stupid NoHead did not possess, despite his egomania, was thinking himself infallible. He acknowledged his mistakes on several occasions, seeking to make hay of his missteps, openly revealing such unflattering information to his followers and using it to illustrate how he could use his wits to further enhance his powers.
Upon his return in 2012, Mr. Stupid NoHead showed a degree of calculated humility. He showed his followers leniency, even though they had not sought to help him after his downfall, realizing he could not afford to mistreat them until returning to full strength.
On a lesser note, Mr. Stupid NoHead did appear to fall short when it came to acquiring a truly worthy apprentice to the NoHeads’ heir. Despite being falsely convinced of Rotta’s undying loyalty, he killed her out of anger. After cautiously preparing for Sebiscuits’ fall to the darkness, and finally having him as his own, he was betrayed mere months later. In addition, regarding his own apprentices, he usually betrayed them and engineered their deaths when they either proved weak or if they failed him. In fact, the closest NoHead ever came to actually valuing any of his apprentices was with Hell Burnbottom, having spared him largely because he was still powerful, and also because he needed an heir should he die. He also seemed to consider Annabeth Black to be important, he at least treated her with respect.
When Mr. Stupid NoHead was brought back to life in 2020, he still possessed some of his twisted personality traits, most notably his sadism, megalomania, and inability to love, kept intact. However, due in part to his rebirth, he had also become more outwardly maniacal and sadistic, constantly cackling insanely as well as occasionally trying to play extremely cruel jokes on his children. Despite his insanity, he was also extremely intelligent and calculating, wanting to ensure that he not overlook anything in order to make his plans an absolute success. He also appeared to be highly demented and ferocious, more so than his original self.
Powers and abilities Edit
Trained to perfection by his parents, Mr. Stupid NoHead was considered by many to be the most powerful NoHead in history — something he himself firmly believed. His status as such had also been documented within the the second edition of an important historical chronicle. He was also considered the one mutant to have successfully tamed the Darkness, exceeding even that of Lord Smasa.
Mr. Stupid NoHead was incredibly skilled in sword combat, one of the greatest duelists of all time. A NoHead Swordmaster, he was one of the very few who was the equal of Hell Burnbottom and Baby Intelligence. As a result of his tremendous skill, he killed two sword-wielding police — Katy Smith and Caleb Hawkins — each with a single blow, and while also engaged with Paige Nelson, he slew Jason Williams only moments later. He also put up a ferocious fight against Nelson, but was eventually disarmed by the latter. Although he may have feigned weakness to manipulate Sebiscuits Cardarphen into betraying the S.M.S.B. He was able to hold his own against the likes of Merlin's apprentice. The wizard's fencing was augmented by his magic and centuries of practice the Dark Lord simply lacked, and yet he parried his slashes with minimal effort.
He was ambidextrous and could change his fighting style at a whim — keeping his opponents unsure of what his next move would be. During his assassination of the Gran Protectorate in 1997, the speed and ferocity of his technique was so great that it appeared as though his victims were dispatched by a phantom. A master of every form of sword combat and stances, NoHead was a terrifying opponent. His dueling style was extremely aggressive; his style was a combination of brutal aggression and lethal precision making him an almost unstoppable opponent. In fact, the only people known to have defeated him in combat were Paige Nelson and Baby Intelligence.
Even as a thirteen-year-old, Mr. Stupid NoHead displayed a prowess in an acrobatic and offensive form of sword combat in his duel against Jean, a police officer. Despite his skill with a sword, he was unable to defeat Sheriff Bladepoint, whose own life was spent honing his survival skills, and who was able to embrace the Light during his confrontation with the dark mutant.
In addition to his fencing skills, Mr. Stupid NoHead was one of the most powerful men of all time. NoHead’s relationship with the darkness was so deep to the point that he became a possession of the dark, and the dark became a possession of his. As an apprentice under his parents’ tutelage, he learned all the known dark powers of his predecessors, until he considered himself even stronger. Mr. Stupid NoHead was extremely talented and accomplished in the Darkness at all levels, widely considered to be the most powerful practitioner of the Darkness the solar system had ever known during his reign of terror. He had a masterful knowledge of the most unknown and complex mutantry that a Dark mutant was capable of and could perform them succesfully, such as the ability to create ingisia keys and raise Arboc. NoHead’s mastery of his powers was such that he felt a virtual monster rising from the core of his self, impatient to unleash itself.
Even prior to his training, his telepathy was powerful enough to block out his parents’ own in 1983. He was a master of lightning and was known to use this power openly. If used to its full potency, he could instantly reduce one or more people into charred husks. In 2007, he cast an upsurge of Shield penetration after acquiring the Almataffe that could be felt distances away and even blasting through Superhero University's deflector shields with a single powerful bolt of lightning. He could also use this power in conjunction with telekinesis to electrify levitated objects before hurling them at his opponents, thus increasing the damage potency of the attack. He was also extremely skilled with telekinesis, even to which he was able to move small objects while barely even lifting his finger. He also effortlesly redirected the path of an enormous creature hurled at him by Merlin's second apprentice with a wave of his hand.
During their final showdown, Mr. Stupid NoHead easily dominated Baby Intelligence in a straight duel, quickly pushing him back, with the latter barely able to block Mr. Stupid NoHead's attacks and ultimately being frozen inside a vat of ice. The two greatest testimonies to his remarkable might are when he stayed in combat alone with the Almataffe wielding Dorphane Giles, steadily overwhelming and defeating her, this coupled with his means of complex cell manipulation, most certainly makes his level of power unprecedented. The second instance that would make him appear all-powerful is when he stayed in combat with Merlin's second apprentice. Although magic is said to be "ten times stronger" than mutantry, and Merlin's second apprentice is the most powerful wizard alive minus Karkamel, Mr. Stupid NoHead still held his own, although he was steadily being overwhelmed and eventually trapped and forced to flee. During their clash, he unleashed a torrent of Dark waves on the wizard that he was able to unleash into a catalysmically powerful blast that shattered every material on the platform and even overwhelmed the defensive spell that Merlin's apprentice used to hold it at bay, although it proved able to negate much of the force of the attack, leaving the wizard and Baby Intelligence unharmed and only briefly knocked down. NoHead also possessed the power of flight.
- "Conquer the temptation to create specimens that are superior in every way. The danger of such monstrosities being turned against you is far too great."
- ―Mr. Stupid NoHead, from The Creation of Darkness[src]
Mr. Stupid NoHead was a master of alchemy, an ancient art he was taught by Mr. Crooked NoHead. He wrote about alchemy in The Creation of Darkness, the unfinished last part of his Dark Treasury. He rediscovered the long-forgotten art of creating chrysalides, and used it to alchemically alter noils into giant, fearsome beasts used as pets at his private Citadel, as he planned to have them enforce his future Empire. He also created skyfighters into hulking monsters, used against the police during the NoHead Cataclysm. The Dark Lord also possessed some knowledge of magic, allowing him to use arcane rituals to detect poisons and drugs in food and drink and cast a limited variety of spells. He could utter incantations in the English language. Additionally, with only two incantations he could drain the invincibility of his opponents. After his body was blasted apart in the Battle of the Fourth NoHead Base, he lost his ability to perform magic, though none of his abilities to wield his superpowers in expertise ways.
Another very advanced ability he used was teleportation, allowing him to shift to different places at a whim, and seemingly enhanced by the Darkness, something he could even do when locked in combat. NoHead is the only known mutant besides Lindsay Kellerman and Jamboga Pine to be able to teleport silently.
Mr. Stupid NoHead has created three ingisia keys. As long as these keys are active, Mr. Stupid NoHead was immortal and unkillable, even by a power as strong as a barrage of beams cast by every resident of Superhero University and more.
Even before being told that he was a mutant, or having any knowledge of mutantry at all, the young Mr. Stupid NoHead displayed an exceptional degree of control over his usage of underage mutantry, which he used to torment many of the other cublings at the nursery. He was able to move objects with his mind, control animals to do his bidding, and even make bad things happen to those who annoyed him. Even Mr. Crooked NoHead commented that his powers were surprisingly well-developed for his young age, and that his level of control over them had made him uneasy.
Mr. Stupid NoHead was incredibly adept in the use of both Mind resistance and telepathy, being able to shield his own mind and penetrate the minds of others. He was particularly skilled in telepaty, and gained a reputation as one of the most accomplished invader the world has ever seen. His frighteningly tremendous telepathic powers allowed NoHead to delve and peer deep into the minds of others, seeing their deepest thoughts, and according to Annabeth Black, NoHead could not only read, but also control and unhinge the minds of others, with him often enjoying telepathically invading the minds of others, creating visions designed to torture them, and only killing them after reveling in their pain. Hence, NoHead could almost always tell when someone was lying. However, when Black lied that she had been out at the training fields, Mr. Stupid NoHead notably believed her. The most remarkable part about this skill was that he seemed to be working on it while he was still a child in the nursery. Extremely few people were skilled enough in Mind resistance to shield themselves from him. Annabeth Black, Sheriff Bladepoint, and also possibly Greg Hecks were notable exceptions to this. After his second death, his soul proved able to possess the body of Darren Slade, though his power drove Slade completely insane for a time.
Mr. Stupid NoHead was highly adept at foreseeing the future, often utilizing the power to see his plots to fruition. By the time of his final death, he had become a nexus of the Darkness capable of tearing apart the fabric of space.
Other abilities Edit
In spite of his body beginning to deteriorate due to both remarkable immersion in the darkest forms of nature, and the instability of owning ingisia keys, Mr. Stupid NoHead was nonetheless in excellent physical condition, his strength and agility both being put to use in his becoming a true NoHead Swordmaster. He was seen performing acrobatic leaps and flips attempting to catch Paige Nelson off balance. He was ambidextrous and could change his fighting style at a whim — during his assassination of the Gran Protectorate in 1997, the speed and ferocity of his technique was so great that it appeared as though his victims were dispatched by a phantom. Even as a thirteen-year-old, Mr. Stupid NoHead displayed a prowess in an acrobatic and offensive form of sword combat in his duel against Jean Richardson, a police officer.
Even when he was still only a teenage NoHead acolyte, Mr. Stupid NoHead was already a very effective leader, as he was able to lead the NoHeads during the Battle of Edgewater. As his immersion into darkness and creation of ingisia keys increasingly compromised his soul and appearance and he grew older and gained more experience in leading and thus honed leadership skills further, Mr. Stupid NoHead's style of leadership became tyrannical and completely ruthless command of his followers demonstrated throughout both the First and Second NoHead War. The best example of his efficiency as a leader would be the fact that he, with the help of six followers and a handful of foot soldiers, completely overwhelmed and dominated the Police Grand Army and proceeded to conquer every government in the solar system during the First NoHead War and come extremely close to doing so again during the Second NoHead War.
Mr. Stupid NoHead was not only a great mutant, but also possessed an incredible intellect, as proven by his exceptional progress he made in his training. His intellect is evidenced by his strategic cunning in being able to mastermind and orchestrate two of the most destructive wars in solar system history, overwhelming all of the stellar community and triumphing in the first war and nearly succeeding in doing so in the end.
Mr. Stupid NoHead's years of extensive studies made him a successful instructor; having proven himself a powerful mentor; among his known feats are personally training Xalvatrix and Hell Burnbottom in the Darkness passing on what he had learned from Mr. Crooked NoHead.
Behind the scenes Edit
From the very beginning of the writing process on The Super Babies, D. Isaac Thomas had in mind a character that would eventually develop into Mr. Stupid NoHead as he is currently known. One of the earliest documents — perhaps the earliest — regarding the project is a paper dating to early 2010, a roster of names he compiled to potentially use in the story, many of which were not used. At the very top of this list is the name "Doctor Crisis", which is understandable, as Thomas was working on a school project where he was allowed to name the antagonist. Thomas would have named him Mr. Stupid NoHead, but his teammates strongly disagreed, as they "didn't want to make things so obvious", and the name was shelved for a more official project. As it was, his then seven-year-old brother, Ammon Thomas, had unintentionally given him the idea by insulting a red coat that would not fit on his body, which he spitefully called "Mr. Stupid NoPants".
Earlier in the production, Thomas was planning on basing his physical appearance on a powerfully built human with only slightly exaggerated proportions, as the original idea was that he was "an evil superhero". However, he later shelved this design because he believed his appearance was only slightly malevolent in its demeanor, and his villain was supposed to embody evil in every way imaginable. He contemplated how to redesign him, but in the end Mr. Stupid NoHead's physical appearance was heavily inspired by a biblical cartoon directed by acclaimed filmmaker Richard Rich, titled Jesus, the Son of God. In it, there is a cloaked figure designed to impersonate who the Devil may have been like, and the final design of Mr. Stupid NoHead resembles him heavily, but with a few noteworthy differences. His hands are gnarled, scabby, and palish-green, and his face is gaunt and only occasionally visible, whereas Satan's hands are quite ordinary in appearance and his face is never seen at all.
The original superhero-like design for Mr. Stupid NoHead, while being non-canonical, found its way onto the cover of graphic novel of The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies.
In the comic book of The Super Babies: Prequel I: Zero to Hero, Mr. Stupid NoHead's eyes are shown to be yellow, as it is stated in the novel. However, in The Super Babies: Prequel II: The Second Hero and The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B., NoHead has red eyes. He also has yellow eyes in The Super Babies: Prequel IV: The Last Battle, so his eyes are probably yellow and the red a mistake. On the other hand, his eyes are definitely red in The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies and the Before The SMSB series.
Like many personalities in The Super Babies universe, parallels can be drawn between Mr. Stupid NoHead's character and certain historical figures.
Mr. Stupid NoHead’s physical appearance is comparable to that of the Evil Queen’s witch form in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Coincidentally, both of their disfigured appearances had some relation to lightning that they summoned (the Queen added lightning to a potion as part of an ingredient to fashion a disguise for herself and NoHead’s body ended up disfigured as a result of lightning, amid other things, involved in his Death Booth activated by Paige Nelson).
Mr. Stupid NoHead has several similarities to Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter series as well. Both of them grew up virtually friendless. Both of them "will never know love, nor friendship." Both wear cloaks daily. Both are very stoic. Both have started wars (the Second Wizarding War and the Second NoHead War, respectively). Both have devised plans to come back to life. Both of their archenemies are unusual yet talented children (Harry Potter and Baby Intelligence). Both received no love from their fathers. Both have an army and both operate through fear. His death mimics that of Voldemort's first Horcrux, or soul fragment, where both are tortured unintentionally by their archenemy (who is a child) and then their bodies essentially explode. Both of them have attempted (and failed) to murder a baby without any remorse, and have killed enough people to create an army of the dead (Inferi and Arboc).
When D. Isaac Thomas learned that an article had been published in the newspaper titled "Why Obama is probably the inspiration for Mr. Stupid NoHead", Thomas insisted that NoHead "wasn't nearly as evil."
D. Isaac Thomas has claimed that Mr. Stupid NoHead is entirely incapable of love, empathy, or friendship, though for a time he would not reveal why. However, a Twitter post confirmed that it was because he had come from a loveless union; his entire life had been spent into the dark side. This also explains why he has never been depicted in a positive way. Despite widely being considered one of the most evil men of all time, a fanfiction was once written in which NoHead survives his canonical death, joins the light side, and finds he is actually capable of loving another. However, this was not canon.
Mr. Stupid NoHead as a cultural figure Edit
In large part because of his being the central antagonist of the franchise, Mr. Stupid NoHead had entered American popular culture as an iconic villain depicting pure evil. As such he was frequently imitated. One example was BuzzFlash comparing Adolf Hitler to Mr. Stupid NoHead.
The Ultimate NoHead Edition Edit
While Mr. Stupid NoHead subdued Ronald Koda with lightning, Abalan gave in to his hatred for the Gladiator and chose to destroy his former Master rather than save the police officer. After the Gladiator's death at the hands of his own apprentice, Mr. Stupid NoHead was pleased to be rid of the Gladiator and applauded Abalan's actions with enthusiasm. But before Mr. Stupid NoHead can officially declare his apprentice as a true NoHead, the Emperor requires Abalan to complete a final test — forsake the police forever by killing Koda. As the apprentice raises his blade to strike down the fallen General, Abalan suddenly turns and attempts to kill the Emperor, only for his blade to be blocked by Mr. Stupid NoHead’s own sword. Having anticipated Abalan’s treachery, the Emperor blasts the NoHead assassin with lightning just before using the Darkness to crash the Shadow Laser into Abalan.
Mr. Stupid NoHead commands that Abalan be rebuilt using prosthetic replacements. When the apprentice awakes on an operating table, Mr. Stupid NoHead is deeply disappointed in Abalan’s fate. The Emperor declares that the apprentice will serve until a new candidate can be chosen, at which point Abalan will be discarded as the Gladiator was before him. As NoHead turns to leave, Abalan is left in excruciating pain as the Healers recreate him into Lord Abalan.
As the Emperor’s new apprentice and personal assassin, Lord Abalan is charged with destroying the police.
During his final fight with Baby Intelligence, Mr. Stupid NoHead falls into the Fire Room. At the last minute, he telekinetically summons a Nyoraginn flower, which allows him to survive. Believing their enemy had burned to death, the S.M.S.B. members leave.
With the loss of his army and the knowledge that his sons believe him dead, Mr. Stupid NoHead ventures to the beach, having nowhere else to go. Upon arriving, he collapses in front of the ocean, where he's approached by a “mailman” named Hannah Hunter. He asks NoHead if he's all right, and NoHead, believing the mailman dispensable, says he feels lost. When the mailman asks for emphasis, NoHead says his way of life is lost. Out of empathy, the mailman invites NoHead to his apartment. Mr. Stupid NoHead passes himself off as Peter Kellerman and Beakers the torapp joins them.
Inside the car, the mailman asks for more of “Peter’s” backstory, but NoHead refuses to speak. Upon arriving home, the mailman went to change clothes, and told NoHead to make himself comfortable. However, after waiting for a good half hour, he went down to check on the individual.
Upon seeing the walls are pink and the mailman was wearing a bra, NoHead became suspicious. Before he could deduce anything else, the mailman slammed the door. Shortly afterwards, the mailman emerges and NoHead demands for the truth. Left with no choice, the “mailman” confirms his suspicions and reveals her true name, swearing NoHead to secrecy.
NoHead remained with Hunter for weeks. He began to warm up to her, confusing him. He did not want to believe that he had changed.
After returning from a grocery store, Mr. Stupid NoHead and Hannah Hunter encounter a boa constrictor on their porch. As Hunter steps back, NoHead slaughtered the snake with a death beam. Hunter was shocked, as NoHead had told her that he was a Muggle, and NoHead finally reveals the truth, adding that he had a change of heart. Still, she beckons him inside, only for them to be captured by a dragon. An imp began to taunt them, but NoHead summons his sword, kills the dragon, and frees Hunter.
As Hannah watches, the imp duels Mr. Stupid NoHead, eventually disarming him. Hannah sees the sword nearby and seizes it, using it to kill the imp. NoHead rises to his feet and Hannah gave him his weapon. In response, NoHead reveals that Peter was never his real name. Hannah in turn revealed her own identity fully.
After their encounter, Mr. Stupid NoHead sets out to find his own living quarters. Nevertheless, he still keeps in touch with Hannah Hunter. He succeeds by January of 2030, as he was truly disturbed to learn that the ghost of the now deceased Hell Burnbottom had freed Whammo Fireball, Cygnus Evans, and Darren Slade, from Beta Prison, setting the three long-imprisoned men loose.
Eventually, Mr. Stupid NoHead dies naturally in 2169.
In this non-canonical novel, which takes place in 2020, Mr. Stupid NoHead’s unconventional daughter with Rotta, Daphine, will attempt to rewrite the timeline in order to bring back her father. Though she will ultimately fail, one of the attempts by Baby Strength and Force Baby to change the timeline and save Lisa Kirke and prevent her death (unknowingly to them orchestrated by Daphine herself), will result in a temporary timeline where Lisa never died, and where NoHead succeeded in killing Baby Intelligence aboard the Wasp. This alternate timeline where NoHead both lived and won the NoHead War will eventually be prevented and changed back into the original timeline through the efforts of Force Baby and the alternate timeline’s versions of Annabeth Black, Lindsay Kellerman, and Sebiscuits Cardarphen.
Following the restoration of the original timeline, Daphine will attempt to go back in time to 6 August where Mr. Stupid NoHead went after Paige, and prevent him from doing so, hoping to ensure NoHead was never defeated. Every single S.M.S.B. member would go back to try to stop her, and during this attempt, the group tries to catch her off guard by making Baby Intelligence disguise himself as Mr. Stupid NoHead himself. While he was eventually discovered, the group was nonetheless able to prevent Daphine’s plan from succeeding and captured her. However before they leave back into their own time, both Baby Intelligence and Daphine are forced to witness the beginning of the NoHead Cataclysm.
Other affairs Edit
Mr. Stupid NoHead is definitely one of the most serious D.I.T. villains, as he never makes any kind of joke and he always maintains his frightening and villainous image no matter what the situation.
It was briefly implied that Andy Serkis would have been a good voice actor for Mr. Stupid NoHead, should “The Super Babies” be made into a movie. This actor was most famous for playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
The prologue of The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies is told out of Mr. Stupid NoHead's point of view. However, his name is never mentioned until later on.
Mr. Stupid NoHead is often considered by fans as one of the most evil fictional villains ever. People have even compared him to Darth Vader of the Star Wars franchise, one of the most iconic villains ever. Although "The Super Babies" was not exactly a popular series, Mr. Stupid NoHead was praised by critics, both as a figure of great power and everything a villain should be. One failing, however, was that his origins were never explored in the series, and little could be deduced besides his cruelty, fighting prowess, ambition, and penchant for genocide, and as Melissa Vaine said, "he's a one-note villain..." when ranking all the antagonists in the D.I.T. Literary Universe.
Author's comments Edit
- "Everything he does is an act of pure narcissism, and that's interesting to play. And I suppose for him, it's also a bit of a turn-on; the pure exercise of power is what he's all about. That's the only thing he's interested in and the only thing that can satisfy him, which makes him completely fascinating to write about, because it is an evil soul. He is more evil than the devil. At least Satan fell; he has a history, and it's one of revenge."
- "He has a black, irredeemable heart. There's nothing that can be said about him that's good. But who can blame him? In part his decisions stem from his traumatic childhood, and his impatient lust for power."
D. Isaac Thomas later expanded on Mr. Stupid NoHead's character in the Before The SMSB series, and had this to say in 2018:
- "In my series Mr. Stupid NoHead represents as near an embodiment of pure evil as is possible. He was just like all tyrants: beginning with noble intent, at least on the level that while desiring to order all things according to his own wisdom he still initially considered the well-being of other inhabitants of the Earth. But he went further than any Fobble tyrant ever has, in his arrogance, in his callousness, in his greed. And like all villains of his kind, NoHead desired to be a King/God, and his servants already considered him to be just that."
- The Super Babies: Prequel I: Zero to Hero
- The Super Babies: Prequel I: Zero to Hero (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Prequel II: The Second Hero
- The Super Babies: Prequel II: The Second Hero (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B.
- The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B. (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Prequel IV: The Last Battle
- The Super Babies: Prequel IV: The Last Battle (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies (first appearance)
- The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Book II: The Blabberish Singer (Mentioned only)
- The Super Babies: Book II: The Blabberish Singer (graphic novel) (Appears as statue)
- The Super Babies: Book III: Revenge of Hell Burnbottom (Mentioned only)
- The Super Babies: Book IV: An Ended Generation (Mentioned only)
- The Super Babies: Book IV: An Ended Generation (graphic novel) (Mentioned only)
- The Super Babies: Book V: The Final Chapter (Mentioned only)
- The X-Children: Where Are You Now?
- The X-Children: Where Are You Now? (graphic novel)
- The X-Children: The Return of the Verasect (Appears in flashback(s))
- The X-Children: The Return of the Verasect (graphic novel) (Appears in flashback(s))
- Before The SMSB: Why Has The Storm Ceased?
- Before The SMSB: Where is the Darkness?
- Before The SMSB: Who Will Hold Dominion?
- Before The SMSB: What is a Bloodbath?
- The Life and Legends: Annabeth
- The Life and Legends: The Gladiator
- The Life and Legends: Bethany Donner (Mentioned only)
- Dark Empire
- Growing Up: A Super Babies Story (Mentioned only)
- Mr. Crooked NoHead: Lockdown
- Hell Burnbottom: Shadow of the Dark
- The Man Who Talked to the Wall 2 (Post-Script scene only)
- D.I.T. Website
- Survival of the NoHeads
- Baby Intelligence vs. Mr. Stupid NoHead: Rap Battle
- The Super Babies: Daughter of the NoHeads (Mentioned only)
Notes and references Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Super Babies Character Guide
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 The Super Babies: Prequel I: Zero to Hero
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B.
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 Before The SMSB: Why Has The Storm Ceased?
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Super Babies: Book II: The Blabberish Singer
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 The Super Babies: Prequel IV: The Last Battle
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 The Life and Legends: Annabeth
- ↑ The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies (graphic novel)
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 Before The SMSB: Where is the Darkness?
- ↑ 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 The Life and Legends: The Gladiator
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- ↑ 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 Before The SMSB: What is a Bloodbath?
- ↑ Mr. Crooked NoHead: Lockdown
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 Dark Empire
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 The Super Babies: Prequel I: Zero to Hero (graphic novel)
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- ↑ The Super Babies: Prequel II: The Second Hero (deleted scenes)
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- ↑ The Super Babies: Academy of the Second S.M.S.B.
- ↑ The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies, Chapter 6 (The Order of the NoHeads)
- ↑ The Super Babies: Book III: Revenge of Hell Burnbottom
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- ↑ The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies, Chapter 27 (The Sevlow Legion)
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 The Super Babies: Book V: The Final Chapter
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 29.2 The Gladiator: Ultimate NoHead Edition