HistoryEditAnton Arcane is a scientist who is obsessed with immortality. He kills Alec Holland's sister, Linda while trying to steal his experimental formula and destroys the lab, dousing Alec in flames with his own formula, but instead of dieing, Alec mutates into "Swamp Thing". Arcane uses Alec Holland's formula and mutates into a werebeast (as Holland describes "the essence of who he was"). Dr. Arcane attacks Swamp Thing and and another scientist named Alice Cable, but he is defeated by Swamp Thing in the end. Anton Arcane returns from his supposed death and in an attempt to stave off the effects of aging, Dr. Arcane, assisted by Dr. Lana Zurrell, combines genes from various swamp animals and human beings, creating an army of monsters. Dr. Arcane tries to use his stepdaughter Abby in his genetic experiments until she is rescued by Swamp Thing and a conscience-stricken Dr. Zurrell and Dr. Arcane is once again defeated by Swamp Thing.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Beast Form: When he undergoes his transformation, he develops several new abilities. These include:
- Enhanced Strength
- Enhanced Agility
- Enhanced Reflexes
- Feral Senses
- Genius-Level Intellect
Like most criminal masterminds, Anton Arcane is victim to his own arrogance and vanity.