09 Jan 2020
#ComicBytes: What makes super-suit wearing Parmanu a fan-favorite
Written bySiddharth Tyagi
Most heroes are products of their upbringing and moral beliefs. It sometimes takes one incident to change someone's entire life.
The choices they make after that particular incident is what makes them what they are.
Read on to know more about his story.
When the righteous school kid ended up becoming the Wonderman
His origin story features in the comic book, Revolver. His friend was murdered and his father, a police officer was killed while trying to solve the case.
Perpetrators shot his mother and kidnapped his younger brother.
They even sent a monster, Buffalo to kill Vinay. At that moment, his uncle (a scientist) gives him a special suit.
He becomes 'Wonderman' Parmanu and avenges everyone!
Parmanu's powers come from a suit designed by his uncle
His maternal Uncle, Prof. K.K. Verma, secretly designed a super suit that could grant the wearer a number of abilities.
When Vinay wears the suit, he gains some amazing powers including superhuman strength, stamina, agility, size manipulation, flight at the speed of sound, and teleportation.
His offensive abilities include shooting atomic rays, small bombs, and shrink rays from his arms and chest.
His inspirations include Ant-Man, Atom, and Iron Man
It is common knowledge that Parmanu's powers are inspired by DC's Atom and Marvel's Ant-Man.
All three can shrink to various sizes and fight crime, often teaming up with others.
His reliance on his suit resembles Iron Man and Probot (description given later) is somewhat similar to Jarvis.
Parmanu's stories, however, are quite different from his inspirations and have distinct originality to them.
He has two trusted sidekicks (also his uncle's creations)
His first sidekick is a robot named 'Probot,' who has a network of cameras that record everything in Delhi.
Parmanu is always connected with Probot, who constantly gives him information.
His second sidekick is Pralayanka (Mamta Pathak), who is Probot's assistant and has a super suit of her own.
Parmanu accesses his powers via a utility belt with an in-built voice recognition device.
He often teams up with other Raj Comics' characters
His knowledge of science and unique powers make him an asset to any superhero team and so, he is often seen collaborating with other heroes.
When not fighting crime as a superhero, Parmanu fights crime as a police officer, Inspector Vinay.
Parmanu's main villains include ZeroG, Nashketu, and Programmer.