American General
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Image is © Grant and used with permission.

Real Name

Lt.Gen. Joseph K. Parsons

First Appearance

Public Domain Superheroes(2013)

Original Publisher

Public Domain Superheroes website

Created by

Marz Workman


Joseph K. Parsons was a General in the United States Army during World War II. He led his troops in the battlefield. His men respected him greatly and would follow any command, not because they had to, but because they wanted to. He inspired his men. He was their leader, hero, and father-figure.

During a raid on a Nazi outpost, Joseph was injured and near death. The medics stabilized him as best they could. His men found a doctor. He patched up Joseph as best he could, telling his men there is nothing he could do to save his life. He was approached by a government scientist with a top secret formula. He was offered his health restored, and more, in exchange for top secret government service. He agreed and the drugs that would save his life were administered. His body began to heal within minutes, and was completely healed within a couple of days. Over the next several weeks, his individual cells were reverted back to their peak condition. Though in his late 50’s, he appeared to be in his twenties.

He later returned to the battlefield as the American General, and continued, with his men, through the end of the war. He then became a government agent during the Cold War involved in top secret and other work. He has been serving in this capacity ever since.

Powers and Abilities

  • superhuman strength, enhanced senses, enhanced reflexes, enhanced thought processing and eidetic memory, constant cellular restoration
  • trained military marksman, trained in hand-to-hand combat, trained in ballistic and silent weapons, trained on military equipment (Sea, air, and land), other specialty training

Original depiction via Fabrica de Herois (Hero Factory).


AMERICAN GENERAL is an "Open-Source Character" and has been deemed so, specifically, for use by anyone by the original creator. The only rule about using him is that your work must have this notation:

"The character of the AMERICAN GENERAL is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving AMERICAN GENERAL, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."

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