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Khaji ??? now called Khaji P
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Scarab of Juri, Scarab of Krypton





The Red Beetle Scarab was originally a rare more powerful alien weapon than other scarabs in service to a race of interstellar conquerors that was sent to Krypton.

Place of Birth

First appearance



The Reach

The Reach are a civilization of alien conquerors who take over planets for profit. Millennia ago, they came into conflict with the Green Lantern Corps - and were able to force the Lanterns to a draw.

The Reach and the Corps drew up a treaty, with terms prohibiting the Reach from taking over any more worlds. As a result, the Reach devised more deniable methods of conquest, methods that would enable them to take over a world without anyone realizing until it was too late.

Central to the Reach's plans were the Scarabs, a hive-mind native to Space Sector 2. The Scarabs were living weapons, genetically engineered by the Reach and programmed to be obedient to them. The typical plan was to leave a Scarab and its database on an inhabited world; when that planet reached certain technological milestones, the Scarab would activate and bond to one of the native inhabitants. The Scarab would overwrite the host's personality with the Reach's programming, creating an infiltrator in the Reach's service, armed with the Scarab's vast range of lethal weapons. Millennia ago, the Reach secreted one of the Scarabs on Krypton in Space Sector 2813, awaiting the day when it would awaken and summon its masters.

The Scarab landed in a region call the Valley of Juru, however, it had become infused with unharnessed magical energies (Juri magic), half-awakened by it's power. The Scarab waited there untouched by sentience life for almost millennia.

Del Im-Re

What would become his finally trip to the Valley of Juru, a Kryptonian Magi named Del Im-Re finds the Red Beetle Scarab half-buried and picks it up, nothing happens. So he hides it knowing tech isn't allowed in the valley of Juru and takes it to his sleeping chambers.

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Red Scarab awoke and grafted itself to Del's spine.

That night, as Del slept, the Scarab awoke, its parameters finally fulfilled, and grafted itself to Del's spine, selecting him as its host - the new Red Beetle of Krypton. However, unlike Blue the Scarab on Earth, it did transform him but not into Reach infiltrator but into Reach enforcer mode intended as physical coercion. His body was automatically covered in a large, bulky, red and black metallic armor with two beetle-like horns protruding from his back that conduct electricity. His face was completely covered by a menacing looking helmet with glowing green eyes. The scarab began to take control of his body.

At first, he was asleep, instead the armor worked on its own accord. Learning that Kryptonian society was severely xenophobic and that powerful Wizards of Juru were intolerance to technology. The living armor perceives them as deadly threats.

The Wizards of Juru also saw the Red Beetle armor as deadly threat, an abomination, a corruption of Kryptonian and machine. An attack on their very beliefs and all hell breaks loose.

The red scarab took full control of Del and wreaked havoc among the temple it also fuses with the Book of Juru but unable to use or understand it. The armor attacked the Wizards of Juru. Meanwhile, a now awaken Del struggled for control unable to self magic off the scarab now bonded to his spine.

The battle is ended when the Red Beetle armor kills most of the wizards and receives major damage by magic attacks, Del is killed or so it seem. The last quakes shook Krypton.

Krypton's Final Days

As Krypton explodes Del Im-Re as the Red Beetle of Krypton now in Reach infiltrator mode was toss out to space hanging between life and death with Kryptonite Poisoning like a rocket. Del Im-Re and the evil wizard Thul-Kar are only survivors of the race Kryptonian Magi .

Lost and found

The Red Scarab slowly repairs itself and starts works to heal it host from Kryptonite poisoning, amazingly it fines Del Im-Re alive and almost completely healed. It seems that Del body was change by the massive magic attacks and Kryptonite Poisoning, his healing factor seems to be heightened. He seem to have been resurrected from the dead. Del Im-Re gain Immortality through Resurrection.

However, Del Im-Re doesn't wake up, they float in space for years until they fall to a planet. The crash wakens the Scarab first, because the Scarab was separated from its database, it couldn't overwrite Del's personality with the Reach's programming, which meant Del retained his independence and free will.

Del awoke in a Impact crater in the Reach infiltrator form of the red armor. At first, he couldn't control it, instead the armor worked on its own accord. But slowly, he managed to take control over the suit and was able to overcome the scarab and transform back out of his own will power.

He found the Scarab was an active presence in his mind, a decidedly homicidal one. Fortunately, Del was able to restrain the Scarab's impulses and prevent it from killing. Also he learn about Scarab's origin, The Reach and it mission.

The Scarab was sent by the Reach to Krypton as their infiltrator. However, it fail by landing in the Valley of Juri who magics corrupted the Scarab's database and mess up the Scarab's higher-level programming. He wasn't under the Scarab's control, he was able to restrain its homicidal programming, and that the Scarab was developing its own free will and independence.

Also the Scarab told him what happen to Krypton is former home. He wept for his lost family, friends and race, and finally home.

While exploring this new rich green world, late night, early morning. He is attack by beings wearing red suits and glowing rings. He doesn't know who or what they are but his Scarab now called "Khaji P" (Fire is the Kryptonian sign for "P" ) knows they are enemies it calls Lanterns.

His body is again automatically covered in a large, bulky, red and black metallic armor with two beetle-like horns protruding from his back that conduct electricity. His face was completely covered by a menacing looking helmet with glowing green eyes. This time he as the Kryptonian Red Beetle is in control.

The Red Lanterns shoot beams of red at him. Powerful energy beams come from Del's hands blast into one of the lantern knocking him from the sky. The other tries to get at him again only to run into a wall of magically blue flame that by passes their force-field like fire next to paper.

Their rings try to feed of Del's anger and rage but can't find it. Del's training in magic control and his emotion control is too strong. Two more Reds come to attack him, just as it looks like his scarab might loss. The yellow sun rises, Del feels different stronger, even stronger than he is in the armor. He feels faster too, the battle seem to slow down around him. Then it happens he starts to fly without the use of the Red beetle wing.

Del hit one so hard with his Kryptonian strength back up with blue fire, send one of the other two Reds into one another at the speeds of a bullet. The Red Lanterns retreat. Del thinks the strange sun made be the reason for his new powers.

Later, Del Im-Re while on another planet now lost his own xenophobic natural. He hears of three Kryptonian survivors called Superman, Supergirl and Krypto. He even learns of Superboy a Kryptonian of a planet name Earth.

Using his fire magic, he teleports to Earth. To begin his new life........there he meets woman with amnesia, who turns out to be the lost Queen Maxima.

Powers and Abilities


The Scarab has manifested a number of different abilities over the years for its users.


On its own, the Red Beetle Scarab has been seen to manifest the following abilities:

  • Shadow Demon Defense:
  • Energy Absorption: The Scarab can absorb a blast of energy.
  • 'Vibrational Frequency Manipulation': The Scarab was able to open the doorway to the Rock of Eternity or Phantom Zone, which lies outside time and space, for Del Im-Re.
  • Independent Animation: The Scarab is able to move by itself for a little distance. It used this ability to attach itself to Del Im-Re.
  • Flight: The Scarab can fly under its own power.
  • Pincer Blades: The Scarab's pincers can cut through metal.

Del Im-Re:

The Scarab has displayed the following abilities since its bond to Del Im-Re. It can opt to use its powers of its own accord, though it typically defers to Del. However, if Del doesn't want the Scarab to use a power, he can override it. Should Del fall prey to a body-controlling power, the Scarab will take control of the armor.

Some of the Scarab's powers can function regardless of whether the armor is active or not; others, however, only work when the armor is in use. Those powers that depend on the armor are listed under its heading.

The Scarab has a number of 'options' beyond those listed below, some of which are apparently capable of destroying a city.

  • Flight: Del was able to fly without the use of wings.
  • Energy Blast: These manifested as lightning bolts which Del typically shot from his fingers.
  • Temporal Flux Detection: The Scarab could detect changes in the timeline. Seen in Del mind as purple light.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Normally, the Reach's command sentience parameters, stored in a Scarab's database, give a Scarab sentience and serve to make it obedient to the Reach. An infusion of magical energies sometime in the distant past altered the Scarab, denying the Reach control. When the Scarab's enforcer mode was triggered, the Scarab was able to develop its sentience without being in service to the Reach. It also had the opportunity to access the programming of other Scarabs as well. As a result, the Scarab has its own mind, with full access to its own programming,
  • '''Symbiotic Synaptic Interface: The Scarab's nervous system is bonded to Del's, letting the two share their thoughts and emotions. No-one else can hear it.
  • '''Scarab Mindlink: The Scarab can mentally communicate with Scarabs that have not integrated with a host. It can also interface with Scarabs which have created full infiltrators or enforcers, although this requires Del to breach the infiltrator or enforcer's armor.

'Tracking Systems': The Scarab can track anything which produces energy, be it biological, technological or mystical. It can track anyone Del met since it bonded with him, from at least seventy miles distant.

'Scarab Sight': The Scarab can scan the people Del encounters, informing him of any major physical conditions (such as pregnancy). It can identify and scan metahumans. It can identify people related to those it's already encountered via genetic analysis.

The Scarab is able to identify thought-patterns, enabling it to see if something is sentient. It can identify matching energy signatures, letting it see if the energy patterns were developed from the same basis. It can also see extra-dimensional objects. It is continually aware of the electricity in the surrounding environment.

It can perceive magic, see how a magical effect can be dispelled, and see through magical concealment.

The Scarab's scans can cover at least a five mile square. It communicates the information it gleans to Del in a manner he can understand.

'Network Connection': The Scarab can establish a connection to communication systems, enabling Del to speak to the person on the other end.

Clothing Manifestation: The Scarab can create clothes for Del, apparently from recycled waste and skin, which melt when he takes them off.

Concealment: The Scarab is capable of concealing itself from 21st century technology. It can shut off cameras and microphones in its vicinity. The Scarab has blocked a magical attempt to probe it, lashing out at the person who tried.


Host Reconfiguration: The Scarab can modify Del's body to a certain extent (e.g., offering to give him extra fingers), although just how far the modifications can go is unknown.

Two modes : Reach infiltrator and Reach enforcer mode. The armor can reconfigure itself to create a wide array of tools and weapons, including an energy cannon, a sword and shield, a grappling hook, an energy blaster, claws, wings, and a set of large powered blades attached to the hands, over a foot in length, that can shear through tree trunks.

  • '''Superhuman Strength'''
  • Superhuman Agility
  • '''Environmental Protection''': The armor allows Del to survive in a variety of hazardous environments ranging from Earth orbit, to the timestream, to the Bleed. It can survive extreme temperature and pressure. It can survive the heat and impact of atmospheric re-entry without seeming damage, even when the earth around it has been turned to glass.
  • Armor Reconfiguration: The armor can reconfigure itself to create a wide array of tools and weapons, including an energy cannon, a sword and shield, a grappling hook, an energy blaster, claws, wings, and a set of large powered blades attached to the hands, over a foot in length, that can shear through tree trunks.

    The armor's equipment is mutable to a certain extent, most noticeably in the wings; initially, they were composed of the same solid 'carapace' which comprises the rest of the suit, but later, they began manifesting themselves in the form of a colorless, translucent material. Whether this is because of changes in the suit's capabilities, or because Del intended the alteration, has not been made clear.
  • Partial Armor Manifestation: Del can manifest parts of the armor - like the energy blaster - without needing to manifest the whole suit.
  • Wing Shields: The armor can create a pair of wings. They can also double as shields, should the need arise.
    • Jet Propulsion: When in flight, the armor can manifest a 'jet engine', enabling Del to fly at greater speed, at the expense of close maneuverability.
  • Energy Manipulation: The Scarab can shape and manipulate the energy it stores for a variety of effects, including energy blasts, energy cocoons, small-scale solid constructs (shields, chains, etc.), and 3-D holograms. Its energy shields can block a Sinestro Corps ring's blasts.
  • Antagonist Adaptation: The armor can tailor its blasts for use against specific opponents (e.g., Kryptonite radiation against a Kryptonian, suppression blast against a mob). The blasts can penetrate a Green Lantern ring's shield. The armor can call up anti-magic effects against magical opponents. By the Scarab's own estimation, it can even develop countermeasures that can take on the Spectre.
  • Energy Bubble: The armor is able to create a temporary energy bubble around Jaime and/or people nearby. The bubble shields those inside from outside attacks, but prevents them from leaving. A Flash who tries to vibrate through it will find themselves blasted by the bubble.
  • Vibrational Frequency Manipulation: The Scarab can negate the vibrational frequencies of extra-dimensional objects, pulling them into this reality. The area of effect of this latter is unknown; it has been seen to affect objects at least the size of Brother Eye. According to the Reach, this should be impossible.

    The Scarab can also shift Del out of phase with the universe, making him invisible and intangible to anything apart from Reach-tech.
  • Bleed Diving: Del can shift into the Bleed, the space that connects the various universes. He can utilize the Bleed's unique properties for various effects, such as instantaneous teleportation, or shifting back in time a few minutes to appear in more than one place simultaneously.
  • Translation: The armor can translate Mother Box communication into a form comprehensible to Del.
  • Waste Disposal: While wearing the armor, Del finds that he doesn't need to go to the toilet, though he does still need rest.


None known.

Strength level

The Scarab's own strength is minimal. However, its armor grants its hosts enough strength to move small trucks.


Green Lantern Corps: The Scarab sees the all Lanterns, The Darkstars as the 'enemy'. Del Im-Re's first day the Scarab took full control of him and wreaked havoc among the temple it also fuses with the The Book of Juri and attacked the Wizards of Juru kills most of the wizards and receives major damage by magic, Del was killed. As Del Im-Re's experience with the Scarab's armor has developed, the Scarab has taken a more aggressive approach against the Lanterns, urging Del Im-Re to kill them. Fortunately, Del Im-Re, now in control has so far prevented it from killing anyone and both have been trained by the Blue Lanterns. The Green Lantern rings, for their part, fear the Scarab, responding in different ways depending on their wielders (e.g. John Stewart's sparks, as if afraid, while Guy Gardner's induced what can only be described as a 'super-migraine', along with an intense desire to kill the Scarab's bearer).

Truce With Nature: The Scarab will not hurt nature, or the magical creatures thereof (beings who draw their power from the Green, for example), of its own volition.

Alien Sentience: The Scarab's sentience is distinctly alien; while it won't hurt /nature/, it has shown no such reluctance when it comes to Kryptonians, Red Lanterns and etc, being willing to injure or kill them.

Reach Tech: The Scarab's armor can be breached by the weapons of other Scarabs. Equally, however, the Scarab is able to breach other Scarabs' armor.

Originally, the Scarab was unable to attack the Reach and their technology. Jaime overrode the Scarab's programming, 'reprogramming' it so that it was able to fight the Reach.

Vulnerability to Magic: While the Scarab is aware of magic, it doesn't understand it. It's able to perceive, absorb, and disrupt magical energies, but little else. As a result, creatures of magic are often a significant challenge. The Scarab can't analyse certain mystical creatures, and so is unable to develop countermeasures for them. When faced with certain other mystical entities, such as the Spectre, the Scarab panics, offering Del ever more powerful weapons to take them on.

Magnetic Shielding: Strong magnetic fields block the Scarab's ability to track DNA.

Dispelling The Armor: Dispelling the armor originally caused Del intense pain. As time has passed, however, Del has found the process getting easier.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


  • The Scarab's 'pincers' have been seen to spark on occasion when the armor is in use.
  • The Scarab has been described both as a technological artifact and as a living entity. While its precise nature has yet to be identified, it has been stated that the Scarabs in toto have a hive-mind.[1]
  • The first Red Beetle Scarab was seen Booster Gold (Volume 2) #24 (November, 2009)


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