Courtesy of Lobo's healing factor, Syfy's Krypton just reached a new level of crazy. In the latest episode, Lobo (Emmett J. Scanlan) was able to return to life by regenerating from a severed hand. The comic book villain is known for having a healing factor that functions in a way that's similar to the Marvel character, Deadpool. Lobo is known for this ability, as it makes him nearly impossible to kill. He can also use this power to basically make clones of himself.
The Krypton season 2 premiere introduced popular DC Comics anti-hero Lobo. After arriving on the planet of Colu on a mission to capture Brainiac (Blake Ritson), the alien bounty hunter encountered Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) and Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), who wrongly believed that Brainiac was dead. After discovering that Brainiac was living inside of Seg, the two found themselves in Lobo's crosshairs.
In Krypton season 2, episode 3, "Will to Power", Seg and Adam look for a way to get Brainiac out of Seg's mind but are interrupted by Lobo. A force field cuts off Lobo's hand and keeps him from getting to Seg. Lobo shocks Adam by using a gun to blow off his own head. Lobo is then able to regenerate from the severed hand, allowing him to easily bypass the force field. Adam watches in dismay as the top half of Lobo's body slowly recreates itself. Surprisingly, Lobo proves that he doesn't need a fully-formed body to be a formidable foe. Since Lobo has yet to regain his legs, Lobo uses his arms to chase after Adam and Seg. The two teleport to safety with Adam's zeta-beam device.
Lobo attacking Seg and Adam with only half a body - that was created from just a severed hand - gives Krypton its most insane moment yet. It also reinforces the notion that Krypton is giving DC Comics fans exactly what they want from Lobo. Scanlan's Lobo, which is the first live-action adaptation of the iconic villain, adheres closely to the source material, especially with regard to his physical appearance, humor, and love of violence. The show's use of Lobo's healing factor is yet another example of this.
The comic book version of Lobo has accomplished similar, over-the-top feats with his healing factor. In fact, he can even regenerate from a single drop of blood. This means that what Lobo is able to do in Krypton is perfectly in line with the insanity of the Main Man from the comics. Whether or not viewers will get to see this version of Lobo healing from a drop of blood, however, remains to be seen.