The Smiling Man

Real Name


First Appearance

Lightbringer #4 (2006)

Original Publisher

Steel Dragon Comics

Created by

Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug


Mysteriously appearing and stealing items of seemingly little value, and killing anyone who is an obstacle to obtaining said items, the Smiling Man claims to have met and fought Lightbringer multiple times before their first altercation. He claims to once have had a moral code like Lightbringer's, but something happened to change his world view. He remains undefeated in his encounters with Lightbringer, and at one point recruited the services of the hero's arch-nemesis, the Darkbringer.

Powers and Abilities

Unknown the extents of his power, but he can refract Lightbringer's energy beams, shoot his own energy blasts that look at least in part electric, can open portals to other locations, has shown a lithe dexterity, and can move outside of Euclidean geometry.

Public Domain Appearance

  • Lightbringer #4, 12


On September 30th, 2013, Linkara posted that he was releasing the Lightbringer comic into the public domain.

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