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Blockbuster

Blockbuster

Roland Desmond

Blockbuster's History

Roland Desmond was a criminal mastermind who manipulated his brother, Mark into performing numerous criminal actions while under the influence of a strength-enhancing steroid. His brother, now dubbed "Blockbuster" for his brutish appearance, was eventually stopped by Batman and Robin, who also captured Roland and took him to prison.After his brother's death, he too took this steroid and found his intelligence much reduced - until signing his soul away to the demon Neron. Using his combination of brute strength and great intelligence he took over most of the criminal operations in the city of Blüdhaven, opposed only by the vigilante Nightwing. After some time, Blockbuster's mother died, a death which Blockbuster blamed on Nightwing. He set out on a campaign to ruin the hero's life, taking away anything and anyone that mattered to him. When Nightwing was at his lowest, he stood by and allowed the new vigilante Tarantula to kill his enemy. The police investigation into Blockbuster's death has been perfunctory at best. During the Blackest Night, Desmond was resurrected as a Black Lantern and was among some members of his respective corps wrecking havoc in Gotham City.[