Official Bio: A man of beastly tactics, Derek Powers stands over
six feet tall and has a commanding presence with cool eyes, a slippery
voice and stark white hair that can catch even the most cautious of
business associates off guard. Not surprisingly, Powers holds a secret
about his appearance.
After an unfriendly encounter with the Tomorrow Knight, Powers was
exposed to a mutagenic nerve gas. The gas, in combination with the
radiation he later received to heal his scars, has left him transformed
into a walking toxic hazard named Blight. Beneath the layer of
artificial skin that hides his true face from the world and contains his
toxicity, Powers' body is luminescent, glowing like phosphorus.
Powers' manufactured skin must be replenished every 24 hours, or it
deteriorates and falls away. At least once a night, Powers' doctors
place him in a mold that vacuum packs a new layer of skin over his
radiating body. Powers and his doctors are constantly searching to find
a cure for his condition, and work tirelessly towards this goal. Powers'
other goal is to do anything to kill the man he blames for his condition
-- Batman, the Tomorrow Knight.
Biography (Cartoon Network): Derek Powers was a powerful villain
even before he became the deadly creature known as Blight. As one of the
most important businessmen in Gotham City, Powers forcibly acquired
several companies, including Wayne Enterprises. When that wasn't enough,
Powers began bio-weapons development in an attempt to broaden his sphere
of influence. During a fight with Batman, Powers was exposed to toxic
chemicals, becoming the victim of his own creation. In order to survive,
Powers was treated with deadly radiation, and it turned his body into a
radioactive skeleton. His body temperature is so high that his hands can
burn through just about anything, including steel, and he can launch
lethal balls of radiation when that isn't enough.