Hiding his true persona behind that of a loving family man, DeLamb was able to deceive those around him except for his nephews, Gregor and Brion. In truth, he cares for no one but himself. He is ruthless and power-hungry, willing to kidnap his own niece, orchestrate the assassination of his sister and brother-in-law to gain the crown of Markovia. It is not seen a personal loyalties either, as he killed one of his own lackeys after he fulfilled his purpose. He even attempted to frame the trafficking on his nephew, Brion once his plans were exposed. He also mocked his niece and nephew for their parents’ death, showing no remorse for his crime.
After his exposure as a meta-human and trafficker were revealed, he went into a blind rage once he realized that he has lost everything.
He also recruited Simon Ecks and invented the tar, a substance that activated dormant Meta-Genes. DeLamb also secretly activated his own Meta-Gene and fashioned himself the cryptonym Bedlam, an anagram of his last name, under which he could conduct his affairs covertly.
In an interview with G. Gordon Godfrey, DeLamb said he would serve as regent of Markovia until Gregor is old enough to take the throne. In the meantime, Delamb had implemented martial law and intended to vet every Quraci refugee for meta-human powers.
Frederick DeLamb was at the royal reception and introduced Gregor Markov who, in a private conversation with Brion Markov, assured him that DeLamb will only be regent for a year. Brion warned Gregor that DeLamb can do a lot of damage in a year.
DeLamb got a call from Count Vertigo who informed him that Dr. Jace and Simon Ecks had podded and tarred prince Brion.
Baron Bedlam returned to the palace and showed the footage from the facility. He proclaimed that Brion experimented on his Meta-Gene and was thus the one responsible for meta-human trafficking in Markovia, the abduction of his sister and the deaths of his parents.
DeLamb was then confronted and attacked by Brion, but he easily fended off Brion's attacks and revealed himself to be a meta-human too. DeLamb took down Brion and ordered the guards to kill Brion, but Gregor delayed the order and accused him.
DeLamb claimed to have activated his Meta-Gene to counteract Brion's schemes, but Gregor argued that DeLamb had better training than Brion, suggesting that DeLamb had activated his Meta-Gene first. DeLamb charged at Gregor, but was taken down by Superboy and arrested for treason.
Stone skin: Much like members of his family, as blood relatives, they have similar geological powers. His body is transformed into hardened rock without losing mobility. He wears a skin suit as a disguise.