is a fictional DC Comics
villain and adversary of The Flash
Fictional character biography
Manfred Mota is a nuclear engineer
, and the father of Valerie Perez
. He was introduced in the Flash 50th Anniversary Special
as having faced multiple incarnations of the Flash, each time using a new moniker, but similar powers.
On his first appearance as the Atom Smasher
, he uses his knowledge as a nuclear engineer, to create a suit giving him an atomic-power punch. Mota is defeated by Jay Garrick
.<!-- Deleted image removed: -->In prison, Mota plots revenge and when the new Flash, Barry Allen
, appears, Mota believes him to be Jay. Released from prison, Mota holds Central City
hostage as Professor Fallout
, secretly hiding a neutron bomb in a sculpture of an atom. He is quickly defeated by Barry and returned to prison.
During his second stint in prison, Mota begins to obsess over revenge, the Flash and safe nuclear power. Creating the identity of Fusionn
, Mota steals equipment from a nuclear power plant and crafts a suit that allows him to shoot blasts of energy. Mota manages to unmask the third Flash, Wally West
, in the fight, only to realize that he is not fighting Jay, and that West's identity is publicly known. Enraged, Mota attempts to melt the entire city, but West throws a piece of iron-- waste from the nuclear fusion
reaction of Mota's suit --through one of Mota's cooling tanks, melting the suit into radioactive rock.<!-- Deleted image removed: ......