Frederick DeLamb (February 16, 2019) was the commander of Markovia's security forces. He was the brother of Queen Ilona DeLamb-Markov and brother-in-law of King Viktor Markov of Markovia. He ran a meta-human trafficking ring under the name Baron Bedlam.—
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, even killing 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.
Frederick is a tall, broad-shouldered man with brown eyes, and graying brown hair. He also has a brown mustache that extends to his chin, and his face is slightly wrinkled.
In his meta-human form, the outline of his body remains the same, but his eyes turn completely white. His skin turns rocky and brownish gray, and is hard like a rock, with cracks on the surface.
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.
Upon finding out that Princess Tara also had a Meta-Gene, he had her kidnapped when she was visiting Brion in London. After turning her meta-active, he shipped her off to an unknown location.
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 showed up at the Bedlam Syndicate's underground lab where, unbeknownst to him, Black Lightning, Tigress and Nightwing were investigating meta-human trafficking. Bedlam ordered Ecks to take kill Dr. Jace, but Nightwing took Ecks down. Bedlam noticed everyone escaping and grabbed a digital copy of the security camera footage.
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.
Count Vertigo broke Bedlam and Simon Ecks out of prison. With Gregor Markov out of the country, they launched a coup and Bedlam arrived at the Royal Palace and claimed the throne within a few hours.
Squads from the Team and the Outsiders arrived to confront Bedlam. He fought with Geo-Force, Terra and Beast Boy. The fight spilled outside the palace and was recorded by a news cameraman. After breaking Beast Boy's arm, Bedlam was trapped in rock by Geo-Force and beaten until his stone skin broke. Geo-Force was ready to kill DeLamb, but was called off by Beast Boy. Terra, working for Deathstroke, prepared to kill Beast Boy to clear the way for DeLamb's death, but was talked down at the last moment. Geo-Force was enraged to discover that others had secretly known about Terra's loyalties and not told him. When DeLamb broke free, Geo-Force recaptured him, but DeLamb insisted the fight would never be over as long as he breathed. Geo-Force agreed and killed him by pumping lava down his throat.
Powers and abilities
- Stone skin: Much like members of his family, as blood relatives, they have similar geological powers. He is able to generate a shell of rock underneath his skin. The outer skin can then be peeled off, leaving only the rock. With enough force, the stone shell can be broken, revealing fresh skin underneath. He is able to regenerate a new layer of stone within minutes.
- Season 3
- Season 4
- This is his animated debut.
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