|Randolph William "Ralph" Dibny|
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|6' 1" - Varies|
Normal human who temporarily alters his biology with concentrated Gingold extract which enables his body to have almost unlimited elastic ability.
Above level intelligence with skills as a criminal detective.
Gingold Extract: Juice derived from the rare Gingold fruit from the Yucatan in Mexico, which enables the consumer to have almost unlimited physical elasticity.
Flash Vol. 1
|Flash Vol. 1 #112 (May, 1960)|
|John Broome & Carmine Infantino|
A brilliant child, Ralph Dibny was obsessed with two things; criminal detective work and the art of contortion. After interviewing several contortionist, Dibny discovered they all consumed a soda called Gingold. After learning chemistry, Dibny developed a highly-concentrated Gingold extract which gave him extreme elasticity. Assuming a public superhero identity, Dibny became the flexible detective known as the Elongated Man.
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