A member of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Val Armorr is the real name of Karate Kid. Orphaned as a young child,
Val was raised by a Master of Martial Arts, who trained him from infancy
in all kinds of martial arts. The Master ultimately taught Val a new form of
"super-karate" that allowed Val to do superhuman feats.
Karate Kid joined the Legion of Super-Heroes at the same time as Ferro Lad and
Karate Kid married Princess Projectra and the two retired to her home planet
of Orando. When the Legion of Super-Villians led by Lightning Lord invaded
Orando, Karate Kid and Projectra fought to defend their home. Karate Kid was killed
by Nemesis Kid, who was in turn killed by Projectra.