Just as the title states this is the origin episode and details how Detective Peter Brady was cruelly run-down by an automobile and killed by Saucer Lips (Mukade) and his gang, and then had his mind restored in the robot body created by Professor Genius (Tani) but very little is revealed about Professor Genius at this point.
Brady is at first upset about being placed in a mechanical body against his will, but soon comes to grips with the fact that what's done id done and also that he can be a great force for good in the world. Hardly grown accustomed to his new powers he smashes a table to pieces when he strikes it, Professor Genius guides him and explains the many things he is capable of because of his superior electronic brain which responds much faster than a human brain. Super-speed and reflexes allow 8th Man/Brady to capture a bat in mid-air. Infrared vision allows him to see in the dark, and special plastic skin gives him the uncanny ability to transform his appearance anyway he desires. It is interesting that in testing his power of disguise 8th Man changes into characters that strongly resemble then world-leaders Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy! He chooses to retain his former appearance of Brady but under the alias of Mr. Tobor. 8th man vows to fight crime and injustice and his first case is to find his own murderer!
Meanwhile, Chief Fumblethumbs of the Metropolitan Crime Prevention Agency vows to avenge his friend, and co-worker, Brady. Fumblethumbs and his men are in hot pursuit of Saucer Lips but he evades capture and hi-jacks the passing car of...you guessed it- Jenny Heartsweet who is in the end rescued by 8th Man and becomes "Detective" Tobor's secretary. Chief Fumblethumbs and Professor Genius are the only persons who know Tobor is really 8th Man.
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