Frankenstein is the name of several DC characters based on the Mary Shelly character (both the scientist and the monster) and most notably the interpretation created by Grant Morrison for his Seven Soldiers series.
Frankenstein grew up in a loving and gentle Swiss family with especially close ties to his adopted cousin, Elizabeth, and his friend Henry Clerval. As a young boy, Frankenstein becomes obsessed with studying outdated theories about what gives humans life. In college at Ingolstadt, he creates what he considers a paragon of humanity from scavenged body parts, but upon bringing it to life, realizes the creature is hideous. Disgusted by and fearful of the monster's appearance, Frankenstein flees.
Henry Clerval comes to Ingolstadt to study with Frankenstein, but ends up nursing him after his exhausting and secretive efforts to create a human life. While Frankenstein recovers from his illness over many months and then studies languages with Clerval at the college, the monster wanders around looking for friendship. After several harsh encounters with humans, the monster becomes afraid of them and spends a year time living near a cottage and observing the family who lived there.
Powers & Abilities
Frankenstein's most famous and recognizable powers are his incredible strength and durability. Likewise, he is immortal, as this power stems from his nature: he is neither dead nor alive. This is due to his creator's work as well as Melmoth's blood coursing through his veins.