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A member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

Peter Dursin of Earth is the real name of Porcupine Pete. Two origins exist for Pete. One is that he was cursed by a 5th dimensional imp, similar to Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Superman villain, to have his body covered in quills. The other origin is that Pete is, in fact, a mutant who was born covered in quills. No matter which is true, Pete tried out for the Legion of Super-Heroes under the name Porcupine Pete. Pete demonstrated his ability to project the quills at will. The demonstration was less than a complete success due to Pete's lack of control and accuracy, and so his application was rejected.

Pete became a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.