A brilliant young scientist and athlete, Ted Kord was a student of the previous Blue Beetle, Dan Garret. When Ted learned that his uncle, Jarvis, was planning on using his and Ted's research for world domination, he and Dan headed to Pago Island to stop him, only to be stopped by Jarvis's super strong and invulnerable robot henchmen. In order to escape, Dan was forced to reveal his secret identity as the Blue Beetle and fight his way out. However, before they could escape, Jarvis sabotaged his own machine to cause his lab to explode as a way to rid himself of his enemies. Injured by falling debris, Dan made Ted promise to carry on the legacy of the Blue Beetle...a promise Ted was determined to keep. Using his fighting prowess and a high tech arsenal of weaponry, Ted became the second Blue Beetle, battling enemies so bizarre, they put the Flash's rouges gallery to shame
Gifted Inventor: Rivaling Batman's inventive mind, Ted was the creator of many inventions and crime-fighting technologies, like his solar-powered "Bug" vehicle, BB gun, and many more. He also ran a company, Kord Industries, which produces hundreds of new technologies.
Skilled Acrobat: Kord was an accomplished acrobat, who more often than not, utilized this greatly into his hand-to-hand fighting style.
Martial Artist: Had studied with several martial arts masters, and can out-fight just about any group of thugs or criminals with his fighting skills alone.