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Arm Fall Off Boy
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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Secret Origins Vol. 2 #46,
(December 1989)
In-story information
Alter ego Floyd Belkin
Team affiliations Legion of Super-Heroes
Heroes of Lallor
Notable aliases Splitter
Abilities

Can remove his limbs and use as clubs

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy (Floyd Belkin) is a DC Comics superhero from the 30th century. His first appearance was in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #46, (December 1989), he was drawn by Curt Swan from a script by Gerard Jones, who based him on a fan parody character. After Zero Hour, the character of Arm-Fall-Off-Boy was briefly reintroduced as Splitter.

Biography

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy has the ability to detach his own limbs, which he can then use as weapons. His background is not explored in his initial appearances; in Legionnaires (vol 4) #12, Matter-Eater Lad claims he gained his powers through carelessness while holding the anti-gravity metal Element 152, but Matter-Eater Lad may not have been serious. In his introduction, he is an applicant at the first Legion tryout, and the first Legion reject.

Following the Zero Hour reboot, the character appears again in Legionnaires (vol. 4) #43 and is identified as Floyd Belkin of the planet Lallor. Under the name Splitter, Floyd participates in the Legion's tryouts in Legionnaires #43 and is one of five finalists, but he is denied Legion membership after he panics and literally falls apart during the last test. Later in the comic, he appears as a member of the Heroes of Lallor.

In other media

  • Arm-Fall-Off-Boy appears in issue 16 of the Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century comic, which is based on the cartoon series.
  • Floyd Belkin is mentioned in The CW series The Flash in an episode titled "The Death of Vibe" in season five. In the future that Nora West-Allen / XS is from, Belkin is a metahuman and Cicada's first victim.
  • Floyd Belkin will make his live-action debut in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, portrayed by Nathan Fillion.
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