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Numerous people have worn the mantle of the Hawk over the years. Here's a run-down on the Hawkmen, Hawkwomen, and other assorted Hawkpeople who have flown the skies of the DC Universe since 1940, plus their friends and enemies.

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Despite his reputation as a big, flying Continuity Snarl, Hawkman's history has been more or less sorted out. (For now.) Here is, more or less, how the Winged Wonder's history works out in the current DC Universe.

Hawkman I

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AKA: Carter Hall

In Ancient Egypt, Prince Khufu discovered a crashed alien vessel from the planet Thanagar. Using the "Nth metal" that powered the craft, he and his beloved, Princess Chay-Ara, crafted golden wings that allowed them to become Egypt's greatest heroes, but the jealous priest Hath-Set killed them with an Nth metal knife. This began a cycle of reincarnation as Khufu and Chay-Ara were reborn throughout the ages, always to meet and fall in love, and always to die at the hands of the reincarnated Hath-Set.

In the early 20th century, Khufu was reincarnated as American archeologist Carter Hall, who became the costumed hero Hawkman alongside Shiera Saunders as Hawkgirl. Hawkman became one of the founders of the Justice Society of America and later its chairman. He retired with the rest of the Golden Age mystery men, but when the Silver Age began, he joined the Justice League of America as a mentor to the younger heroes. After Crisis on Infinite Earths, he and the rest of the JSA were banished to Limbo to stave off Ragnarok, but were rescued during Armageddon 2001; during Hall's absence, Fel Andar and Katar Hol assumed the mantle of Hawkman in succession.

During Zero Hour: Crisis in Time!, Carter Hall merged with Shiera, Katar Hol, and the Hawkgod to become a composite Hawkman, who was later killed. Years later, a cult of Thanagarian priests resurrected Carter Hall, who now retains the memories of his past lives and Katar Hol's. Hall went on to join the JSA and made St. Roch his base of operations, working alongside Kendra Saunders.

(Before Hawkworld, Carter Hall lived on Earth-Two and had remained a member of the JSA throughout the Silver Age and the Bronze Age.)

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Geoff Johns retconned in a connection between the Hawks, Doctor Fate and Black Adam. In JSA, it's shown that, after Khufu and Chay-Ara discovered the Thanagarian spaceship that granted them the Nth metal they use for flight, Nabu was their magical adviser and Black Adam their close confidante (after the death of his people).
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: He was an Eqyptologist, in some continuities. Think of him as a cross between Indiana Jones and Conan the Barbarian—with wings.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's an archaeologist and historian and, depending on the version, a museum curator. He also is one of the most violent people in the superhero community and likes to bash his problems with a mace.
  • Feuding Families:
    • He started the feud between the Hawk and Arrow families post-Crisis — his conservative view of the world put him at odds with Oliver Queen, and their families followed as a result. Roy Harper even likens the two families to the Capulets and Montagues when wanting to date Kendra.
    • Dark Nights: Metal sets up a feud between the Hawk Clan from the stone age and the Bat Clan. It's implied that this will lead to a feud between the Hawks and Batman, which Kendra may have already started.
  • Headbutting Heroes: With Oliver Queen. The two do not like each other due to their vastly different political views, but they will work together when they have to. Begrudgingly.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Modern stories tend to depict him as this with Ray Palmer.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Carter is violent and a jerk to almost everyone around him, but he ultimately means well.
  • Love Triangle: Between Carter, Shiera, and Mavis Trent; and Carter, Kendra, and Roy Harper.
  • Mentor: To the JLA post-Crisis. He had already served in the JSA and was the Older and Wiser member of their successor.
  • No-Sell: In his first adventure, the anti-gravitic properties of his ninth metal armor allow it to repel the electric bolts of Doctor Hastor's lightning machine.
  • Put on a Bus: Several times. Occasionally for his own book, once because he was off on Thanagar and Kendra got his ongoing, once because he was supposed to be dead in Final Crisis, another because of whatever happens to him in Blackest Night.
  • Red Baron: "The Winged Wonder". (Green Arrow likes to call him "the Flying Fascist").
  • Reincarnation: Carter Hall is but the latest in a number of Prince Khufu's reincarnations throughout space and time, including the Silent Knight and the western hero Nighthawk.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Khufu and Chay-Ara will always find each other in the end. And die because of it. It doesn't stop them from trying, however.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He came off this way at first toward Kendra Saunders. He believes he and Kendra to be soul-mates, he claims to know everything about her (and is proven wrong quite a few times... or so it seems), and immediately starts heavily hitting on her and spying on her the moment he returns. He actually gets called out on this by everyone who knows about it, from JSA members to Oliver Queen to his best friend Ray Palmer. Despite this accusation, Carter is probably the WORST "stalker" ever, in that he totally respects Kendra's decisions, moves on and dates other people until she decides that he is the one that she wants, and generally acts as a friend rather than a stalker until she makes the decision to rekindle their relationship.
  • Strawman Political: He's often used as a conservative for other characters, particularly Oliver Queen, to argue with.
  • Weapon of Choice: An Nth-metal mace is his go-to weapon, though he has experience with all weapon types.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Carter is this to himself. The Atom once described Carter Hall as "a man of culture, who enjoys fine wine", yet, Hawkman as "a barbarian" who he is happy is on their side.

Hawkman II

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AKA: Fel Andar / Carter Hall, Jr.

Fel Andar was a Thanagarian agent in deep cover on Earth, gathering information for an invasion. After Crisis on Infinite Earths, when Carter Hall was trapped in Limbo with the rest of the JSA, Andar posed as Carter Hall's long-lost son and, with a duped human woman as "Hawkwoman", joined Justice League International as Hawkman. Hawkwoman learned the truth and exposed Andar, who killed her and fled back to Thanagar, where he was imprisoned for failure.

Years later, during the Rann-Thanagar War, Fel Andar tried to reunite with his son Charlie Parker and atone for his crimes, but was killed by the Tamaranian warlord Blackfire (sister of Starfire).

(Before Hawkworld, Fell Andar—two "l"s—was a Thanagarian spy who fought Katar Hol in The Shadow War of Hawkman, which was rendered out-of-continuity. The JLI's Hawkman and Hawkwoman were Katar and Shayera Hol.)


  • The Comically Serious: To the point of becoming violently angry when other members of the JLA did anything funny.
  • The Mole: He infiltrated the JLI pretending to be Carter Hall's son.
  • Not Quite Dead: It is implied that Fell Andar survived following The Shadow War of Hawkman.

Hawkman III

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AKA: Katar Hol / Carter Hall (pre-Hawkworld)

In the 1940s, Thanagarian nobleman Paran Katar visited Earth. Here, he met Carter Hall, who inspired him to create a corps of winged police officers called the Wingmen. He also fell in love with a Native American woman named Naomi, with whom he had a son, whom he named Katar Hol after Carter. Paran took his son back to Thanagar.

Katar became a Wingman, and after stopping the criminal Byth with the aid of his partner, Shayera Thal, they were sent to Earth as ambassadors not long after Fel Andar was sent as a spy. Katar was dubbed the new Hawkman by the press. He met Carter and Shiera Hall and learned of his half-human heritage, but due to their troubled relationship, Shayera broke away from him.

In Zero Hour: Crisis in Time!, Katar was merged with Carter, Shiera, and the Hawkgod to become a composite Hawkman, but the conflicting voices in his mind drove him mad. He was banished to Limbo by Martian Manhunter and the sorcerer Arion. Years later, Carter Hall was resurrected on Thanagar with both his and Katar's memories.

(Before Hawkworld, Katar and Shayera were married, arrived on Earth in the Silver Age, and were members of the Justice League through to the International era. After Hawkworld, their place in the pre-International League was taken by Carter and Shiera Hall and in the JLI by Fel Andar and Sharon Parker.)

In the New 52, Hawkman initially went by Carter Hall and was an archaeologist. It was later revealed that this was an assumed identity (somehow), and that this Hawkman was actually a Thanagarian named Katar Hol. This Hawkman would go on to join the Justice League of America and Justice League United. He would later sacrifice himself alongside his JLU teammate Adam Strange in order to stop Despero from conquering the galaxy.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Shayera calls him "peacock".
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Katar was very fond of America's ideals, which were very different from Thanagar's post-Hawkworld ways.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin suddenly became darker upon learning his mother is a Cherokee shaman.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Post-Hawkworld, he started growing out his hair.
  • Battle Couple: With Shayera, until she broke up with him.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: He and Shayera literally use medieval weapons from the museum they curate.
  • Child of Two Worlds: He was known as the "Policeman of Two Worlds", but plays this trope straight when it's revealed that he has a human mother.
  • The Comically Serious: During his JLI days, pre-Hawkworld.
  • Cultural Rebel: Inverted, he prefers the old ways of Thanagar rather than the newer, assimilated culture Thanagar has become.
  • Fan of the Past:
    • On Thanagar, he collected a lot of Thanagarian artifacts before his culture assimilated with those they've conquered. He even learned older Thanagarian military combat style.
    • He also really enjoyed working in an Earth museum, even before he was ret-conned into being half-human.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-Thanagarian (father's side), half-human (mother's side).
  • Patricide: A drugged Katar Hol killed his father because his soon-to-be archenemy Byth told him he was smuggling weapons. Katar found out his dad was smuggling food and medicine to the oppressed lower-class citizens.
  • Reincarnation: The latest retcon makes Katar Hol another reincarnation of Prince Khufu, incarnated on Thanagar and existing at the same time as Carter Hall, thanks to the vagaries of reincarnation.
  • Scars Are Forever: Post-Crisis, he has a scar across the bridge of his nose.
  • Space Police: He's referred to as an "alien cop" by Green Arrow.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: In the Silver Age, he could talk with birds as a side-effect from the device that gave him knowledge of Earth.
  • Strawman Political: In the Bronze Age, the JLA writers used him as a conservative strawman for Green Arrow to knock down. Post-Hawkworld, this trait was passed to Carter Hall.
  • Weapon of Choice: Pre-Hawkworld, a mace. Post-Hawkworld, a katar.
  • Winged Humanoid: Of the "Vanishing Wings" subtrope in Post-Zero Hour before he died.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: He doesn't mind of course. He sees Earth as his true home.

Golden Eagle / Hawkman IV

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AKA: Charlie Parker / Ch'al Andar

Pre-Crisis, Charley Parker was a teenage orphan who idolized Hawkman and created his own knock-off costume.

During a time when Hawkman had been called back to Thanagar, someone began capturing low-level criminals around Midway City and proved so capable at it that Hawkman's Friend on the Force believed that the real deal had gone undercover rather than into space. The only thing left behind by the unknown vigilante was a single golden feather.

After Green Arrow read a letter Charley had sent about wanting to meet Hawkman, he decided to visit in lieu of his absent friend and learned that Charley had been accidentally empowered by Matter Master. MM's Mentachem wand, unable to find the actual Hawkman and acting upon the avaricious alchemist's subconscious desire to fight his old foe, had magically altered Charley's costume into a working copy which the boy could transform into and out of at will.

After helping the JLA beat Matter Master, Charley was restored to normal...but a few years later Charley re-adopted his identity, complete with a new pair of wings donated by Hawkman himself, in order to investigate a strange crime alongside other teen heroes as a member of the one-shot team known as Titans West.

Post-Crisis, Charlie Parker was an orphan in Midway City who lived a troubled life of crime, but when he turned 18 he was taken in by Carter Hall, who gave him a job at his museum. Charlie idolized Hawkman, who gave him a Thanagarian battlesuit and trained him to fight crime as Golden Eagle. During an adventure with the Teen Titans, Charlie was apparently killed.

Years later, when Carter had apparently fallen in battle, Charlie resurfaced and took the identity of Hawkman and tried to seduce Kendra Saunders, the new Hawkgirl. She refused his advances and he tried to kill her, but Carter returned and stopped him. Charlie revealed that he was Ch'al Andar, the son of the impostors Fel Andar and Sharon Parker, and wanted revenge on Hawkman in the name of his father. Carter defeated Charlie and brought him to Thanagar for trial.

On Thanagar, Charlie was pardoned and became an officer on the Wingmen. During the Rann-Thanagar War, he was reunited with his father, who pled with him to give up his plans of revenge just before he was killed by Blackfire. He is currently living on Thanagar and has apparently abandoned his crusade against Carter Hall.


  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Pre-Crisis. Nothing dirty, but making a costume and jumping up and down stairs pretending to be Hawkman isn't exactly normal teenage behavior.
  • And I Must Scream: For his interference, Matter Master walled Golden Eagle into a massive calcium deposit, though Flash showed up in time to get him out before he suffocated.
  • Ascended Fanboy: A fan of Hawkman ends up becoming a hero himself.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Pre-Crisis. After getting captured and nearly suffocating to death at the hands of the Matter Master, Charley cools somewhat on the notion of becoming a hero, at least for awhile.
  • Calling Card: In his first appearances, the Pre-Crisis version left a golden feather behind whenever he stopped criminals. Green Arrow (the man with a boxing glove arrow) called this hokey.
  • Closest Thing We Got: Pre-Crisis, Matter Master's mentachem wand reacted to its master's desire to fight Hawkman by altering Charley's homemade Hawkman costume into one closer to the real thing, with the ability to fly.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Post-crisis, he an orphan who was forced to sell drugs until he was kicked out by his foster family.
  • De-Power: Pre-Crisis, after Matter Master's defeat, Charley is restored to normal by his own choice.
  • Flight: Thanks to Charley's costume being made into a copy of Hawkman's, he can do this. Later he gets a spare pair of wings from Hawkman himself.
  • Green Rocks: Pre-Crisis, he received his first costume and the power to switch into it from mentachem.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Post-Crisis, he's half-Thanagarian on his father's side, and human on his mother's side.
  • Hero-Worshipper: He always idolized Hawkman before becoming Golden Eagle.
  • Instant Costume Change: Pre-Crisis, he could instantly switch into and out of his first costume at will.
  • Kid Hero: Only sixteen when he started. In his second appearance he's old enough to be working/trying to make it as an actor, though still apparently a teen.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Matter Master's wand did such a good job re-creating Hawkman's costume that it also recreated Hawkman's JLA signal device, which Charley used to summon the heroes after MM had captured him.
  • Older Alter Ego: Pre-Crisis. When suited up, he looks like a buff adult. The Leaguers were shocked to learn he was a teenager.
  • Only in It for the Money: Post-crisis, this is the only reason he joined Titans West.
  • Parental Abandonment: He's an orphan.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Post-Crisis, he tried to become a hero-for-hire, but with so many heroes doing their thing gratis, it didn't work out. People generally got offended and tore up the business cards he tried to give them.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Subverted. At first he seemed to be on track to replace the absent Hawkman in the JLA, but he was both willingly de-powered and the real Hawkman turned up again at the end of his origin story.
  • Secret-Keeper: Before he became Golden Eagle, he discovers Carter Hall is Hawkman when he saw him fight Shadow Thief.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Charley/Charlie's name is spelled differently depending on whether or not he's the Pre- or Post-Crisis version.
  • Tagalong Kid: Charley's heart is in the right place, and he's good at taking care of mooks, but when it came to Matter Master all he managed to do was get captured.
  • Waiting for a Break: Pre-Crisis, after his initial adventure, his second appearance (years later in-universe) shows him to be a struggling actor, getting fired from a gas station job.
  • Wolverine Claws: His later costume has talons.

    Hawkgirl / Hawkwoman 

Hawkgirl I / Hawkwoman I

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AKA: Shiera Saunders Hall

The modern-day reincarnation of the Egyptian princess Chay-Ara, Hawkwoman (originally known as Hawkgirl) has been reborn throughout the ages with her lover, Hawkman. She was a member of both the Justice Society and the League, though she was denied League membership until the move to their sattelite because she was deemed redundant with Hawkman.

Shiera was exiled to Limbo with Carter after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and escaped with him as well. She was merged into the composite Hawkman during Zero Hour: Crisis in Time!, trapped in Limbo again, and resurrected in the body of her cousin, Kendra Saunders; Kendra died in Blackest Night, and Shiera was resurrected in her original body in Brightest Day.

(Before Hawkworld, Shiera lived on Earth-Two and remained a member of the JSA throughout the Silver and Bronze Ages; the JLA's Hawkwoman was Shayera Hol.)


  • Action Girl: Even before she dons the mantle of Hawkgirl.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Geoff Johns retconned in a connection between the Hawks, Doctor Fate and Black Adam. In JSA, it's shown that, after Khufu and Chay-Ara discovered the Thanagarian spaceship that granted them the Nth metal they use for flight, Nabu was their magical adviser and Black Adam their close confidante (after the death of his people).
  • Back from the Dead: At the end of Blackest Night, the White Entity revives Shiera and Carter after Kendra and Carter died at the onset of the event.
  • Battle Couple: With Hawkman, in all of their past lives.
  • Fusion Dance: In Zero Hour: Crisis in Time!, she was merged with her husband (Carter Hall) and the Thanagarian Hawkman (Katar Hol) into the Hawkgod, killing her.
  • Hot Consort: In her first life as Chay-Ara, she was one to Prince Khufu.
  • Killed Off for Real: Essentially killed off in Zero Hour: Crisis in Time!, upon merging with her husband and Katar. Although her spirit was reborn in her grandniece Kendra.
  • Reincarnation: Chay-Ara's reincarnations seem to invariably end up appearing with Khufu's.
  • Sudden Name Change: In addition to the Hawkworld mess, her name was originally "Sanders", but was changed to "Saunders" with the JSA relaunch to tie her to Speed Saunders.

Hawkwoman II

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AKA: Sharon Parker / Sharon Hall

When Fel Andar infiltrated Earth, he fell in love with human woman Sharon Parker, and together they had a son, Charlie. He never told her about his Thanagarian origin. After Carter Hall disappeared following Crisis on Infinite Earths, when Charlie was four years old, Thanagar activated Andar. They brainwashed Sharon, and with Andar she joined Justice League International as Hawkwoman. Charlie was abandoned.

Eventually, Sharon discovered the truth about her husband and exposed him to the Justice League. For this betrayal, Andar murdered her.

(Before Hawkworld, the JLI's Hawkwoman was Shayera Hol.)


Hawkwoman III

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AKA: Shayera Thal II / Shayera Hol (pre-Hawkworld) / Shiera Hall (pre-Hawkworld)

The daughter of disgraced Thanagarian noblewoman Shayera Thal I, Shayera conceived when her mother was only 13 and abandoned in Thanagar's Downside slums as an infant. She worked her way up into the Wingmen police, where she met Katar Hol.

Shayera and Katar traveled to Earth to apprehend the shapeshifting criminal Byth. They succeeded, and after working together on Earth for some time, they fell in love and decided to leave the corrupt Thanagar behind them. Earth's media dubbed them the new Hawkwoman and Hawkman.

When Katar was merged into the composite Hawkman during Zero Hour: Crisis in Time!, the new Hawkman broke off his relationship with Shayera, who retired from the superhero life to become a police officer in Detroit. Years later, she took up the mantle of the hawk again to aid the resurrected Carter Hall and the new Hawkgirl, Kendra Saunders, to catch Byth one last time, after which she returned to Thanagar. She later aided the Hawks against Thanagar during the Rann-Thanagar War, but was killed by Blackfire.

(Before Hawkworld, Shayera Hol was Katar's wife, came to Earth in the Silver Age, and joined the JLA in the Bronze Age. Post-Hawkworld, her place in the JLA was taken by Shiera Hall and in the JLI by Sharon Parker.)

A version of Hawkwoman largely based on this incarnation was the first Hawkwoman of the New 52. After being killed and suddenly returning, she would go on to fill the role of Hawkman's partner (except it's the Carter Hall version) as Hawkwoman, while Kendra filled the role as a general superhero Hawkgirl.


Hawkgirl II

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AKA: Kendra Saunders

When the composite Hawkman died after being banished to Limbo, Shiera Hall's soul was not reincarnated as usual. Her young cousin Kendra Saunders attempted suicide, and Shiera's soul took up residence in her body. Her grandfather, adventurer Cyril Saunders, encouraged her to become the new Hawkgirl, but she had no memory of any of her past lives. She joined the JSA following the death of the first Sandman.

Kendra resisted the advances of the resurrected Carter Hall, of whom she had no memory. As time went on, however, she regained bits and pieces of her memories and reluctantly restarted her relationship with Carter, although it wouldn't last. She later joined the Justice League of America, starting a relationship with Roy Harper (then calling himself Red Arrow). At the beginning of the Blackest Night, Carter and Kendra were attacked and killed by Black Lanterns; with her dying breath, Kendra admitted her love for Carter.

For the Earth 2 version of Kendra, see Earth 2.


  • Affectionate Nickname: She's called "pretty bird" by Roy Harper, a name Oliver Queen uses for Black Canary.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She was coloured as darker skinned than the White members of the JSA, but her ethnicity wasn't established until Hawkman, which establishes that she's half-White, half-Hispanic.
  • Attempted Suicide: Part of her origin story is that she attempted suicide and Shiera's soul resided in her body. Speed Saunders implies it wasn't the first time, either.
  • Bare Your Midriff: On every one of her outfits.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Stargirl while they were on the JSA.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Before becoming Hawkgirl, Kendra had this. Before the attempted suicide, she had also given birth to a baby and given the baby up for adoption. Before that, both her parents were murdered. Speed mentions she had some serious issues growing up all around.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: When she first appeared, she was more than a little aggressive and dismissive towards her JSA teammates. After a few adventures, she warms up to them a lot.
  • Dude Magnet: She's described as very attractive, and almost always has someone pining for her. She has even been described as an "angel".
  • Good People Have Good Sex: According to Roy Harper, she's the best lay he's had, beating out Femme Fatale Cheshire.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: A somewhat stranger case. Once she started having feelings for him, Kendra wasn't not with Carter for his happiness' sake, but his safety as Shiera's soul revealed to her that the Hawks can never survive as long as they are together, causing her to break off from him.
  • Love Triangle: With Hawkman and Sand in JSA, with Hawkman and Red Arrow post-Infinite Crisis.
  • Ms. Fanservice: With Bare Your Midriff and pants that have a plunging waist depending on the artist. Her butt also gets a decent amount of focus. In a crossover between JSA and Hawkman, she wore a Chainmail Bikini for... some reason.
  • Screw Destiny: Part of her character that was unique to her was that she refused to fall in line with the expectations of Hawkman and others, just because she was Hawkgirl. This is part of why she disliked Carter at first.
  • Weapon of Choice: A spear, when she's not using her mace, anyway.

Hawkgirl/Lady Blackhawk

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AKA: Kendra Saunders

Introduced during the Dark Multiverse crisis, Kendra Saunders is the reincarnation of Chay-Ara. This time, Kendra seems to retain all memories of her past lives. Initially working as Hawkgirl alongside Carter Hall, both started an organisation called the Blackhawks, dedicated to unravelling the wider mysteries of the Immortal Men. Kendra destroyed her wings after learning the true dangers of Nth Metal. Carter would venture into the Dark Multiverse to unravel its mysteries, while Kendra remained on Earth and took up the identity of Lady Blackhawk. She initially appeared to be hunting Batman before revealing the nature of the Dark Multiverse to the Justice League.


  • Adaptational Origin Connection: This Kendra is tied to the wider immortals of the DCU — Chay-Ara and Khufu were actually immortals and given amnesia by Hath-Set, this somehow causing them to reincarnate over time.
  • Benevolent Conspiracy: The Blackhawks are the secret conspiracy good counterpart to the Immortal Men.
  • Composite Character: While she takes the Lady Blackhawk codename from the Pre-New 52 Zinda Blake and the Kendra Saunders name, she's largely Shiera Hall. She even has green eyes like Shiera, as opposed to Kendra's brown eyes, to drive it home.
  • Hero Antagonist: She has noble motives for trying to keep Batman from investigating the Dark Multiverse, but she's placed as an antagonist for Batman in All-Star Batman.

    Supporting Characters 

Commissioner George Emmett

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  • Race Lift: From white (pre-Hawkworld) to black (post-Hawkworld). Though post-Return of Hawkman implies the pre-Crisis version exist as a separate character.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • Pre-Hawkworld, Katar and Shayera approached him and explained everything about themselves and their intentions. Emmett rewarded their forthrightness by becoming one of their closest allies and confidantes, recognizing their abilities and usefulness right away.
    • Post-Hawkworld Emmet they all took a bit longer to warm up to each other, but Emmett was able to recognize that they were well-meaning, and also had the good sense to keep his men from firing upon the Eclipso-possessed Shayera, recognizing her behavior and power level as being way out of character.
  • Secret-Keeper: Katar and Shayera confide in him when they first arrived.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He is occasionally seen smoking a pipe.

Joe Tracy

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A public relations man who worked with Hawkman and Hawkwoman.


  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Mavis Trent, who is more interested in Katar Hol/Carter Hall (Pre-Hawkworld).

Mavis Trent

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An archaeologist who worked for a Chicago museum. She flirted with Hawkman constantly.


  • And Now You Must Marry Me: One time when the villain was after Mavis's ring, she figures that if she can trick Hawkman into putting it on the third finger of her hand when he returns it, she can trap him into an engagement. Kator sees the mark on her middle finger where she usually wears the ring and puts it there to her dismay. That's...just sad.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Shayera's Betty.
  • Death by Secret Identity: If you randomly find a superhero's costume, the sensible thing to do is put it back and pretend you didn't see it. Although Hawkwoman's a bit to blame for leaving the stupid thing lying around.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: In one instance she read an incantation aloud out of curiosity, just to see if it would work, and accidentally summoned a beast that Hawkman had to fight.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: At one point, banking on this, she dyed her hair red like Shayera's. Of course, it didn't work.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Kator's already married. She knows he's already married. Does this stop her from trying to win him over? Nope. She also wants Hawkman, but at least this time she doesn't know he's Kator.
  • Interspecies Romance: she actually does date the post-Hawkworld Katar Hol, as this version isn't married. Eventually he leaves her for Shayera, though.
  • Killed Off for Real: Pre-Hawkworld, she was killed by Thanagarian Wingmen in The Shadow War of Hawkman. This was rendered out-of-continuity by Hawkworld.
  • Love Triangle: With the Hawks, pre-Hawkworld. Carter's Happily Married to Shayera already, but Mavis still hangs all over him, to his chagrin. Post-Hawkworld, Katar and Shayera start out as partners with sparks between them.
  • Murder by Mistake: She discovered Hawkwoman's costume in the museum and realized the truth about the Halls. Then she decided to try on Hawkwoman's costume for kicks...right when a group of Thanagarian criminals who were looking to steal the Hawks' anti-grav belts showed up at the museum. One disintegration later, the love triangle's lost a leg.

Northwind

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AKA: Norda Cantrell

  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Although he doesn't take the Hawkman name (someone's still using it), he is Hawkman's protege, and his human half is African-American.
  • Alien Hair: He used to have a crest of feathers which resembled a mohawk.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: His hybrid nature made most Feitherans outside his family reject him as he grew up.
  • Animorphism: In time, for some reason (certainly not to reference Kingdom Come), the Feitheran race (de?)evolved into a more bird-like form, Norda among them.
  • But Now I Must Go: After defeating Silver Scarab, Norda accepted his role as his people's spiritual leader and left Infinity Inc to return to New Feithera.
  • Cain and Abel: Ultimately he was forced to do battle with, uh, the evil remnants of his god-brother's psyche (?) which animated the Silver Scarab armor in order to put the Eye of Ra back to sleep.
  • The Chosen One: Where Hector Hall had been chosen by the evil god Setekh to wield the Eye of Ra and bring about the end of the world, Norda had been chosen (infused with Thoth's power while still an egg) to intervene and calm the Eye once more. He successfully did so after the Eye rejected Hector.
  • Fantastic Racism: Growing up the only Half-Human Hybrid in Old Feithera, he found no acceptance among the Feitherans, outside of his family. This led him to become particularly close to the Halls, who treated him as their own.
  • Flight: Those feathered arms aren't just for show.
  • Flight, Strength, Heart: He can sense Magnetic North.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human and half-Feitheran.
  • Healing Factor: In his more avian form, Norda heals rapidly, even growing back a severed wing.
  • Human Dad, Non-Human Mom: His parents' relationship.
  • Imprinting: Shortly after his birth, he imprinted on the attending Hawkman, and confused him for his father.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • He's the product of one.
    • Strictly speaking, as a Half-Human Hybrid, he's got one of these with both the Feitheran girl (Isos) he's supposed to be betrothed to, and the human girl (Marcie Cooper, aka Harlequin III) whom he dated for a while.
  • Love at First Sight: His parents.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: The Feitheran disapproved of his human father's relationship with his mother, in part because she'd been betrothed to another of their species.
  • Nice Guy: Prior to his level in badass, he was much more passive and polite.
  • Parental Favoritism: Although Carter Hall was only his godfather, at times he seemed to favor Norda over his natural son, Hector.
  • Parental Substitute: Carter and Shiera Hall were his godparents, who spent a great deal of time with him as he grew up. In particular, he was close to Carter, who could fly while his own father was earthbound and whom he'd imprinted upon after birth.
  • Playing with Fire: One of a number of spells he learned in preparation for his conflict with the Silver Scarab entity was one which projected flames.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Prior to his avian transformation, his feathers were bright orange-yellow. Now they're brown.
  • Prophet Eyes: Following his avian transformation, he has solid-white eyes, though he's not blind. He is magical, though.
  • Refusing The Call: Norda at first refused his destiny to succeed his grandfather Worla as the spiritual leader of his people and to confront the Silver Scarab. However, after Hector left Lyta (under the hypnosis of Hath-set), he came to realize that the prophecy was coming to pass, and returned home to get the training he needed to stop Setekh's plans.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Grandson of the spiritual/temporal leader of the Feitheran, and later their leader himself.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Can talk to birds.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: In his early appearances, his main form of offense was a "goblass gun" a Feitheran weapon which fired a ray that affected the equilibrium center of the brain and disoriented people.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After he accepted his role set out for him, he received training in harnessing the power of Thoth, and learned magic as well as a more aloof and driven personality. Following his avian transformation, he's gained Wolverine Claws, enhanced physical abilities, and can regenerate from wounds.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: All Feitherans apparently have some of Thoth's power within them, but Norda in particular was given a particularly large share while still in the egg. His grandfather trained him in the spells which allowed him to access it, once he accepted that he was The Chosen One.
  • Twofer Token Minority: He's half-Feitheran, and his human father is black.
  • We Used to Be Friends: The godson of Hector and Shiera Hall, he was practically a member of the family, and even as Hector grew to resent him Norda regarded him as a brother.
  • Winged Humanoid: Feitherans are a group of winged humanoids who live in secret near the North Pole.
  • Wolverine Claws: In his evolved form, he has talons on his feet, as well as a sharp beak.

Silver Scarab

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AKA: Hector Hall

  • Alliterative Name: Hector Hall
  • Animal Superheroes: Silver Scarab.
  • Badass Normal: Yup. But's he's not too happy about not having powers.
  • Broken Ace: He's got brains, he's got looks, he's got talent. He even has the love of a beautiful woman, but his upbringing and the latent jealousy towards people with powers made him a rather unhappy person. Also, that "not having a soul" thing.
  • Cain and Abel: Never very fond of his childhood friend/godbrother Northwind. This descended into outright enmity after Hector died and the Silver Scarab entity came forth, since Norda was destined to stop his evil.
  • Came Back Strong: Came back as the ersatz "Sandman", died again then came back as Doctor Fate. So that worked out okay...for a while.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Lyta Trevor aka Fury, one of his "JSA brat" playmates as a kid.
  • The Chosen One: Except chosen by the evil god Setekh, in his case.
  • Color Character: Silver Scarab
  • Didn't See That Coming: Silver Scarab's ultimate defeat hinged upon the fact that he and Hector were unaware of Lyta's pregnancy. (He would've killed her and severed Hector's last link to humanity if he'd known).
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He designed his own Powered Armor, and was one of the brains of the team.
  • Hot-Blooded: Extremely brash with an awful temper, he gets viciously competitive.
  • Imperfect Ritual: Hector Hall was born soulless, intended by the evil god Setekh to lose all of his humanity and have his body sacrificed, fusing the remaining "pure" inhuman consciousness with the Eye of Ra to wreak untold destruction. Lyta Hall's pregnancy, however, stirred something within Hector—something he shouldn't have had—that kept his humanity from being entirely drained. When the Eye was activated, it sensed the impurity within Scarab and refused to obey him, beginning to go wild.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Angry, impetuous, competitive, overconfident...Those epaulets on his shoulders may as well be chips—no, whole blocks—but in the end he is on the side of the angels.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: The "JSA brats", under Hector's leadership, loudly barged into a particularly serious JSA meeting in costume and all but demanded to be allowed to join, which led to a scuffle as some of the members attacked the confrontational strangers who'd gotten past their security.
  • The Masochism Tango: As much as they loved each other, Hector and Lyta's relationship could be this way, as they were both somewhat immature people who frequently bickered.
  • No-Sell: Powers which affect souls (such as Obsidian's) naturally can't affect him after his humanity is gone.
  • Not Himself: Gradually, after entering his twenties, Hector began losing his emotions. This is implied to be due to the machinations of Heth-Set and Sutekh draining away his humanity.
  • Parental Abandonment: Died shortly after Lyta learned she was pregnant.
  • Parental Neglect: His parents' duties as superheroes and work as archaeologists often kept them away from home. This didn't help his rocky relationship with them.
  • Powered Armor: As the Silver Scarab, he used armor that gave him Flight, Super Strength, and Hand Blasts. After being sacrificed by Hath-set, the Silver Scarab was an evil consciousness within an animated suit of armor.
  • The Power of the Sun: His armor is solar-powered and its Hand Blasts are made of solar energy.
  • The Resenter:
    • The flightless Hector grew up with parents who could fly. His childhood friend/surrogate brother Northwind was a bird-person who could fly and who sometimes seemed to be closer to Hector's parents than he was, and his family regularly vacationed in a place full of other (flying) bird-people. This angry child eventually grew into a rather angry adult.
    • He's also not happy when Sylvester Pemberton aka Skyman ends up as the leader when Infinity Inc. is formed. He has a point, here, as Hec was the one who led the other youths in confronting their parents about joining the JSA. On the other hand Sylvester has experience both as a Golden Age and modern hero, and is considerably less, uh, Hector.
  • Science Hero: At first he went into pre-med in order to differentiate himself from his father, but his love for science was too strong. As such, he's the team's designated science expert.
  • The Soulless: Thanks to a curse from the evil god-bird-person Setekh, his parents' first incarnations (Khufu and Shiera) were fated to give birth to a soulless child who would wield the Eye of Ra and work great evil as Setekh's cats-paw, ultimately destroying the world. However, in every reincarnation throughout history the pair ended up being killed before they could conceive, until the Halls.
    • Averted, however, after Hector got Lyta Hall pregnant. Somehow the act of doing so gave him a soul or something like it, which tied him to humanity, wrecked Setekh's plans, and allowed Hector to linger after his apparent death.
  • Spoiled Brat: Raised in wealth and used to having things his own way. Couple that with resentment toward his parents for rarely being around for him.
  • Start My Own: Even after the events in the Let's You and Him Fight were sorted out, the JSA declined to let them in, in part due to the impetuous attitude they had shown. So Hector started Infinity Inc.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • Due to his privileged upbringing (and bad attitude in general) Hector didn't get on well with Obsidian. Lyta, during a fight, mentions that he's also clearly jealous of Obsidian for having powers.
    • He also deeply resented his god-brother Northwind, due again to his inherent powers and having gained a great deal of Carter Hall's attention.
  • That Man Is Dead: After Hector Hall is sacrificed, the entity who he once was insists that he's dead.

Speed Saunders

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AKA: Cyril Saunders

An American adventurer, detective, and secret agent. Speed was Shiera Saunders's first cousin and grandfather of Kendra. He was also a life-long friend of Wesley Dodds, the Sandman. Though now in his 80s, he remains as hale as ever.


Faraway Woman

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AKA: Naomi Carter

A Cherokee medicine woman and the biological mother of Katar Hol.


  • Magical Native American: She's a shaman.
  • Missing Mom: Pre-Crisis, nothing was ever said about Katar's mother, presumably she died. Post-Crisis, she's a human who's been living on Earth the whole time before they reunited; Katar was told by his father that she died giving birth.
  • Old Master: She taught her son Cherokee customs and some mysticism.

    Villains 

Airstryke

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AKA: William Kavanagh

Airstryke was the creation of a Maryland-based weapons manufacturer called Meta/Tech. Career criminal William Kavanagh received genetic treatments and was transformed into a human/pterodactyl hybrid. He was later shot in the head by Brother Blood VII for questioning his orders.


Askana

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Askana is an alien shape-shifter that works for the head of a N.L.A.S.


Attila

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AKA George Crystal

Attila is a combination of the spirit of the Earth human George Crystal and a robotic construct built years ago by the people of the planet Aza, a spacefaring race that was conquered and absorbed into the empire of the planet Thanagar.

Thus far, little has been revealed about the background of George Crystal other than that he is a man of strong religious beliefs. When he found the Attila robot on Earth—the precise circumstances of its arrival have not been made public as yet—he allowed his spirit to enter the construct, at which point Attila asserted its primary programming: to avenge the death of Aza by slaying any Thanagarian it could find. Because of this, the robot swiftly found and attacked the two Thanagarians living on Earth at the time: Katar Hol, AKA Hawkman III; and Shayera Thal, AKA Hawkwoman II. After George's death, the Attila robot was later animated by his daughter Julia.


  • Final Solution: Attila was built for the purpose of eradicating all Thangarians.
  • Legacy Character: After George died from wounds sustained fighting Hawkman and Hawkwoman, his daughter Julia transferred her soul into Attilla to seek revenge.
  • Man in the Machine: The Attila robot requires a human soul inside it to power it.
  • Robot Soldier: Attila is a robot built for the sole purpose of combat.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His real name is unknown as it's spelt 3 different ways: Attila, Attilla, Atilla.

Byth Rok

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"Join me. Become one with the infinite and it will all go away!"

Former Wingman commander-turned-thief.


  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Post-Crisis, he manipulated events that led a drugged Katar to kill his own father. He's also the one who gave Shadow-Thief his (new) suit.
  • Archnemesis: of Katar and Shayera. Especially Katar, for his part in his father's death.
  • Bald of Evil: Unless he's partially transformed into an egg or something.
  • Corrupt Cop: As a Wingman, he stole and abused his power often. He even framed Katar at one point.
  • Distinguishing Mark: Post-Crisis, he has a hawk-shaped scar on his right eye.
  • Evil Counterpart: Justice League United positioned him as one to Martian Manhunter, what with encouraging Ultra's evil tendencies while J'onn did not. They also have similar powers.
  • For the Evulz: He steals for the thrill of it. He doesn't care much for the stolen objects' value.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Although he stole the pill that gave him his powers, he's shown to be a capable inventor in his own right.
  • Shapeshifter: Thanks to an experimental pill (or drug) he stole before escaping to Earth.

Corsar Thal

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Corsar Thal is the brother of Shayera Thal (a.k.a. Hawkwoman) and the son of Thal Provis, Emperor of Thanagar. When the Thanagarians were all poisoned and lost their wings, Thal Provis died making Corsar the Emperor of Thanagar. Corsar wanted to go to war using the Nth metal but it had already bonded to Katar Hol who fled to Earth. Corsar was was seemingly killed, but returned as a cyborg to try to reclaim the Nth Metal from Hawkman.


  • The Caligula: Carsar is Emperor of Thanagar and insane.
  • Cyborg: Has cybernetic enhancements, giving him superhuman strength, agility, endurance and durability.
  • Flight: Corsar's implants allow him to fly.
  • Master Swordsman: Corsar is an expert in the use of the sword.
  • Two-Faced: Half of hs face is sheathed in metal.

Count Viper

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AKA: Etienne Du Vipere

"I shall have to study him much more thoroughly ... before I destroy him."

Etienne Du Vipere began his life as a French nobleman in the 18th century. He became enamored with the American Revolution and journeyed to the colonies to aid them in their fight for independence. During a battle in the revolutionary war his metahuman powers first manifested themselves. Developing powerful psionic abilities, he continued to fight for American independence. Frightened of his powers, John Adams nicknamed him "Count Viper," a name which Vipere eventually adopted as his alias.

Viper returned to France after the revolution was complete. When the French Revolution broke out he joined the revolutionaries, but was beheaded during the Reign of Terror. When he was beheaded Viper discovered his most formidable psionic ability, the power to swap bodies with other people. He used this power to swap bodies with a random onlooker in the crowd and escape death.

For decades Count Viper roamed the Earth, often using his powers to benefit America, which he still loved. At one point he assisted Fiddler in developing his own psionic abilities.

Eventually Viper became dissatisfied with the direction he felt America was developing in and decided he needed to conquer the country to set it back on track.


  • Appropriated Appellation: John Adams, frightened by his powers, gave him his sobriquet. Not much of a leap, though, really.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Not at first. He was a French nobleman in the 18th century who fought alongside the Founding Fathers and helped establish America, then joined the revolutionaries in France. Even now, he's working to make America a better place...according to 18th century beliefs implied to be extreme even by the standards of his colleagues...and he's willing to use whatever violent means are necessary to do so. Ah, there it is.
  • Cincinnatus: He claims that once his goals are accomplished and America's on the right track again, he'll step down and even leave the planet. Katar points out that suspending democracy and having a tyrant run the country, even temporarily, would set a precedent for future tyrants to do the same.
  • Commonality Connection: Both he and Katar Hol hold America's virtues in high praise. Katar is more flexible than Viper is, however.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Once fought at the side of the Founding Fathers and, as mentioned, is very fond of American ideals. As he sees them, that is. His turn to crime came about when he felt that America had strayed.
  • Grand Theft Me: He can swap bodies with other people, and has done this many times before.
  • Irony: He's fighting for equality and liberty by exploiting innocent people in order to kill those he feels are ruining America and setting himself up as a tyrant so he can "fix" the country.
  • Off with His Head!: He discovered his power to enter the bodies of others after he was beheaded during the French Revolution.
  • Psychic Powers: The below are implied to just be a sampling.
  • Super Empowering: He can being out latent psionic abilities in others. The Fiddler is mentioned as having been a student of his.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism: After the French Revolution went sour on him, he lost his faith the ability of common people to maintain the virtues he holds dear, and thus democracy.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Liberty and Justice for All! Liberty, Fraternity, Equality! Oh, except for the slum full of impoverished, unstable metahumans whom he's purposely addicted to a drug which makes them more powerful. And the mutated volunteers for allegedly harmless genetic experiments courtesy of his front companies. Yeah, he plans to use those guys as a personal army to enact a bloody coup e'tat against anyone he disagrees with. But everyone who's left gets all the liberty and justice his standards allow.
  • Villain Has a Point: During his Motive Rant, he points out how America has dominated by special interests, wracked by crime, splintered into fractious classes, denying rights and freedoms to those regarded as "different" and lost in self-indulgence and lies. Katar points out that violently destroying democracy and becoming a tyrant isn't going to fix the underlying issues.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Katar Hol a place by his side, but the hero declines.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He becomes a crime boss and rules over a slum full of metahumans, which he plans to use as an army to take over the country, because he feels it has strayed from the intentions of its forefathers.
  • Worthy Opponent: He finds Katar Hol to be this way.

Darkwing

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Deron Ved was a decorated member and founder of the planet-wide Thangarian police force. He was the first officer to earn honor wings and the first officer to kill someone in the line of duty. He was relegated to a teaching position and had retired his wings until he fought Hawkman eighty years later. He would regain his honor with Hawkman's defeat. Hawkman defeated the elder Ved and sent him back to Thanagar in shame.


  • Evil Counterpart: Like Hawkman, Darkwing is a decorated Thangarian police officer sent to Earth. However, while Hawkman came to protect it, Darkwing came to conquer it.
  • Honor Before Reason: Honor is the foremost driving force in Ved's life.
  • I Have Your Wife: He captured the police commissioner George Emmett and used him as a hostage to prevent the Hawks from destroying the Hyathis Corporation.

Deacon Dark

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Deacon Dark is the high-priest, known as a "Deacon", of the Eternal Light Corporation. He serves Lord Synnar.
  • Immortality: As an energy being, Deacon can not be killed by conventional means while the essence can be dissipated.
  • Intangibility: Deacon is an energy being and can pass through solid objects (and vice versa).
  • Mind over Matter: He is able to move objects and fly using his telekinetic powers.
  • Telepathy: Deacon can read the minds of other beings.

Fadeaway Man

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AKA: Anton Lamont

Anton Lamont is a professor of art and history who has a strong interest in occult items such as the Cloak of Cagliostro, which he uses for criminal purposes. The abilities granted by the cloak earned him the alias of the Fadeaway Man.


  • Beard of Evil: Has a goatee and is a villain
  • Teleport Cloak: The Fadeaway Man possesses the Cloak of Cagliostro which provides access to another dimension, granting him the power of teleportation.
  • Villain Teleportation: With the Cloak of Cagliostro

The Gentleman Ghost

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AKA: James Craddock

Born just prior to the Victorian Britain era, James "Jim" Craddock was the abandoned son of a Jerkass British aristocrat, and turned to robbery to support himself. He became an immigrant to the USA, got falsely accused of a violent crime there, and was killed by a masked cowboy named Nighthawk. He became a ghost and discovered that he could only move on when his murderer moved on to the next plane of existence. Unfortunately for him, it turns out that Nighthawk is one of many incarnations of ancient Egyptian royalty, meaning that both their souls have no chance of moving on. When Nighthawk was reincarnated into Hawkman, Craddock tried to kill him without success. In response, Craddock took on the name of "Gentleman Ghost" and took to antagonizing other superheroes as a way to pass the time.


  • Anti-Villain: He tends to help out the heroes occasionally.
  • Affably Evil: He is very polite towards his allies, and his enemies too if he isn't fighting them at that moment. He is so sociable that was even invited to Captain Cold's amnesty party despite not being a Flash rogue.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Hawkman, for grievances going back to the 1800s.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Being chosen by ghostly highwaymen to carry on their legacy doesn't exactly set one up on the road to becoming a super hero.
  • Bastard Bastard: His father was a British noble who had a dalliance with his peasant mother only to take her out on a highway and throw her (and her young son) out of the carriage, hence his high-class pretensions.
  • Breakout Villain: Gentleman Ghost has come a long way from his original role in the 1940s and 1960s as a recurring Hawkman villain, growing into a popular villain for multiple adaptations...even those that don't include Hawkman or Hawkwoman. Within the comics, in the 2000s and 2010s, he eclipsed Hakwman's other arch-enemy, the Shadow-Thief, who has become a comparatively minor recurring henchman.
  • The Chosen One: An evil example, as he was chosen by a legion of ghostly highwaymen to carry on their legacy and be the "last and greatest" of their kind. Their leader even gifted the young Craddock with his flintlock pistols, "still smelling of the grave", and a fearless horse with which to begin his highwayman career.
  • Cultural Rebel: The motivation behind his villainy. Despite his mother alone telling him he was a child of royalty, in reality he was just another peasant, and treated as such by everyone around him. This made him overact the part of the noble, "putting on airs" as the people around him termed it, and in retaliation he became a highwaymen whose shtick was acting gentlemanly. Even after death he rebels against his baseborn origins, and maintains a fair bit of a grudge against those born to royalty. This makes him Unintentionally Sympathetic to modern readers as the gap between rich and poor has widened quite a bit since his origin story was written.
  • Deal with the Devil: In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, this is how Craddock became Gentleman Ghost. In the episode "Trials of the Demon!", which is set in Victorian London, he made a deal with the demon Astaroth to ensure that "his soul would never pass from Earth". Unfortunately, while Craddock thought this meant Immortality, he discovered, much to his chagrin, that he was forced to remain on Earth as a ghost indefinitely after being hanged for his crimes.
  • Depending on the Writer: Perhaps befitting one of the archfoes of walking Continuity Snarl like Hawkman, the Gentleman Ghost's origin and the limits of his powers change frequently. Is he cursed to haunt the Hawks because a past incarnation of Hawkman killed him in a case of Not What It Looks Like, as in he Geoff Johns version? Is he an English thief killed by Redcoats but resurrected thanks to a prophecy, as in the Infinite Crisis tie-in issues of JSA? Does he have relatively minor powers of intangibility and teleportation that he bolsters with modern technology, or does he have extensive supernatural abilities including armies of other ghosts and powers to influence the weak-willed? It all depends on the story, the writer, and the day of the week.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He loves his mother dearly and losing her to disease (and then being forced to bury her corpse) was a major factor in his turn to supervillainy. She returns the favor, too, even from the grave, as she returned to him after he was injured in a fight with Wonder Woman and pledged to help him gather a ghostly army for his attempt to return to life.
  • Fearless Undead: Fearless because of the undead in his case, as his highwayman career began with a legion of ghostly highwaymen finding him in a forest and taking him on a ride. The ride is stated to have lasted all night, and when he woke up in the morning all fear in him was gone.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being abandoned by his father and losing his mother when he was very young convinced him the world was a cruel and hostile place and the only way he could get what he wanted was by taking it.
  • Gentleman Thief: Subverted Trope. The Gentleman Ghost may put on airs at times, but he's The Highwayman through and through.
  • Gonk: What he really looks like when he's not using Invisibility. This is Depending on the Artist, though, as when his past was first revealed he was shown to be a handsome man in life.
  • The Gunslinger: Sometimes he's shown using ghostly flintlock pistols.
  • High-Class Glass: He is completely invisible aside from his monocle, sparkling white attire and top hat.
  • Karmic Thief: Oh, he'll steal from anyone, but he prefers to pilfer from the rich.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Does enjoy the high luxuries of life.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: In his first appearances, it was ambiguous whether or not if he's actually a ghost.
  • Nice Hat: A classy top hat to help point out where his head's supposed to be.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: He's the lingering spirit of a man who was wrongfully executed in the 1800s and came back as a ghost resembling a set of high-class clothing with nobody wearing it. He can only move on when his killer's soul also passes from the mortal plane but, as he was killed by an incarnation of an immortal avenger eternally bound to the physical world, he can never move on, and consequently took to simply antagonizing superheroes to have something to occupy his eternal unlife.
  • Put on a Bus: Pre-Hawkworld, he was finally be able to rest in peace along with a restless spirit of a woman. This was rendered out-of-continuity.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: Briefly attempted in the 1990s, where a new version was introduced as a human Gentleman Thief. This updated version didn't last very long, and the classic version soon started showing up again as though he'd been there all along.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: He briefly became a Batman foe during the late 1970s and in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. There's also an odd one-off The Flash story in the Post-Crisis era that treats him as if he were a longstanding member of Flash's Rogues Gallery, but that has since become Canon Discontinuity. He's also fought Wonder Woman and the Justice Society.
  • Vengeful Ghost: Despite his name, the Gentleman Ghost is a supervillain that lived in 1800s England as a thief and later entered the U.S. illegally and was killed by Nighthawk, one of the incarnations of Hawkman. Revived as a ghost, he became not just the Arch-Enemy of Hawkman, but also a supervillain to stand against every superhero out there.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Hawkman's Nth Metal can negate the Gentleman Ghost's intangibility. He's also vulnerable to attacks from individuals of royal blood, such as Wonder Woman and the Justice Society's Wildcat.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Part of his grief is that he can't pass on to the afterlife.

Hath-Set

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AKA: Anton Hastor

A cruel Egyptian priest who murdered Prince Khufu (Hawkman) and Princess Chay-Ara (Hawkgirl) with a cursed dagger forged from Nth Metal. This act resulted in a continuous cycle of reincarnations for all three. Hath-Set is reincarnated through his descendants


  • Arch-Enemy: To Carter and Shiera Hall.
  • Depending on the Writer: In early comics, Hath-Set was reincarnated countless times, along with Carter and Shiera. Though later comics claim that he's a disembodied spirit that can possess/manipulate his descendants.
    • In Geoff Johns' run, it is explained that his spirit evolved to the point where he could possess his descendants.
  • Grand Theft Me: He can possess the bodies of any of his many descendants.

Headhunter

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AKA: Unknown

Headhunter, who can also use Nth Metal weapons to his advantage was an unnamed warrior-shaman from a South American jungle tribe. He threatened St. Roch for decades: cutting off and shrinking heads. He seems to have developed a particular fascination with Hawkman, to the point of gathering bones from the corpses of his incarnation and reviving them with the aid of some "Nth Metal dust," presumably collected from the various Hawkman-incarnate tombs, his weapons may also be created via Nth metal.


Hummingbird

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AKA: Marci

Little is known about Hummingbird's origins other than one day her mother, an organic food nut, came home and found her husband and daughter eating pancakes. She stabbed her husband 47 times. Hummingbird later set her mother's bed on fire, killing her so that her father wouldn't be lonely. She's a brilliant inventress but makes a point to invent things like cluster bombs and other weapons to cause as much pain, havoc, destruction and death to as many victims as possible.


Hyathis

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Hyathis was the queen of the planet Alstair in the Antares solar system. She was continually at war with the rulers of three other planets in the same solar system: Kanjar-Ro of Dhor, Kromm of Mosteel and Sayyar of Liarr. Each of the four rulers sought to become absolute master of the Antares solar system. Their four-way war was stalemated until Kanjar Ro forced members of the Justice League of America to capture his three rivals. However, the Justice League captured Kanjar Ro and marooned the four war-mongering rulers on a small planet.

During her captivity, Alstair overthrew Hyathis's government. Her followers rescued her and took her to the planet Thanagar, whose people were then suffering from the so-called "equalizing plague." Hyathis and her followers used their science to cure the Thanagarians. As payment Hyathis demanded to be made absolute monarch of Thanagar. As a lingering effect of the plague the Thanagarians were far more submissive than before, and they acceded to Hyathis's request.


  • Galactic Conqueror: This has always been Hyathis' ambition.
  • Green Thumb: Hyathis can mentally control all plant life native to her home world Alstair. It is unknown whether her powers can affect plant life from other planets.
  • Telepathy: Hyathis can project her thoughts into the minds of others and can also use this power to read people's minds.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink like a flower.

I.Q.

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AKA: Ira Quimby

Small-time crook Ira Quimby becomes superintelligent, but only for short bursts of time, after exposure to a rock imbued with Zeta Beam radiation.


  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Post-Crisis, the alien rocks that empower him were hit by Zeta Beam radiation, connecting him to the Adam Strange mythos.
  • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: Put him in direct sunlight and he's a genius, take him out and he's a thug with loony ideas.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: When empowered.
  • Green Rocks: His Super Intelligence was triggered by them, at first.
  • Ironic Nickname: Prior to his intelligence boost, Quimby got his nickname from his fellow inmates thanks to his initials, and to mock the ridiculous schemes he constantly came up with. When he got the brains to actually have a chance at pulling them off, this became a more appropriate moniker.
  • Irony: He's pretty successful these days as long as he keeps his crimes practical, but even with his super-intellect he still keeps making ridiculous plans with fatal flaws.
  • The Power of the Sun: First developed his Super Intelligence after being exposed to alien rocks and sunlight. After multiple exposures, the change was just triggered by being in sunlight. He's tried to increase his intellect further by experimenting with altered sunlight.
  • Rocket Boots: One of his more commonly-used gadgets.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: His real name is Ira Quimby.
  • Super Intelligence:
    • Pre-Crisis, he originally got his flashes of brilliance by being exposed to a strange alien rock and sunlight, later just sunlight.
    • Post-Crisis, this is thanks to a modified Zeta Beam which triggered his metagene.

Ironsides

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Ironside is a gladiator and henchman who works for the weapons dealer Xerses.


Konrad Kaslak

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An archaeologist and illusionist, Kaslak sought Chaldean magic to create creatures of myth to do his bidding


  • Artifact of Doom: An Eclipso diamond could hardly be anything else.
  • Blatant Lies: "Why is the skylight of my lab broken? Because that pterodactyl you just fought (which turned into a puff of smoke upon defeat) dived through it and then immediately left again! Nothing suspicious there! The artifact you Thanagarians recognize as being able to bring back the dead was most certainly not used in some sort of crazy summoning ritual, and I absolutely did not steal it from a closed exhibit instead of returning it to the donors, thank you very much! I only found it!"
  • Cursed Item: Post-Crisis, after being threatened by Hawkwoman, Kaslak anonymously sends her a black diamond which puts her under the power of Comic Book/Eclipso.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Posed as one of these, irrationally denying the existence of magic even after seeing a spell take effect right in front of him, in order to throw off suspicion.
  • For Science!: Seeks empirical information about myths and legends by hunting down and studying magical items.
  • Joker Immunity: He's able to get away with the crimes he committed by claiming he was under the magic's influence.
  • Master of Illusion: Until he became a more skilled spell-caster, all he could summon were images of creatures.
  • Ritual Magic: In his first appearance, he uses his Summon Magic against the Hawks while he enacts a ritual which will make him a true sorcerer capable of dominating the world. They stop him in time.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: As the image shows, he initially dresses up like a classic wizard after giving up all pretense of being a normal guy.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: The post-Crisis version of Kaslak is implied to have been doing shady things with artifacts long before we see him, but he's got powerful friends who intervene whenever he's questioned.
  • Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: Believes that magic is simply another form of energy.
  • Summon Magic: Kaslak uses spells inscribed in ancient Chaldean tablets to summon creatures such as winged bulls, centaurs and Medusa herself. Why Mesopotamian tablets can make creatures from Classical Greek mythology appear is a question for the ages.
  • Taken for Granite: Summons Medusa to fight the Hawks, but Hawkwoman uses her compact mirror to dispatch her.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Post-Hawkworld Shayera threatens him, telling him that he's meddling in things he doesn't understand and to stop screwing around with ancient Thanagarian artifacts. There wouldn't be a plot if he listened.

Lasso

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Lion-Mane

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AKA: Ed Dawson

" I am Lion-Mane! King of All Beasts! Chose by the Lion God to walk the plains in his image!"

Pre-Crisis, Ed Dawson was an archaeologist and lion hunter who, while on an assignment from the Midway City Museum, discovered the legendary Mithra meteorite and upon touching it, transformed into a leonine form.

Although he kept his own mind at first, seeing lions in captivity awakened a feral consciousness which subsumed his own and sought to kill humans. Battling Hawkman, it was discovered that the chunk of Mithra meteorite wasn't "pure" and thus his transformation was slowly killing him. By destroying the stone, Hawkman is able to restore Dawson back to his true form. Hawkman theorized that the "Mithra meteorite" was actually sent by an alien civilization of lion-like beings to transform other races—this has never been proven for certain.

Upon returning to Midway City, Ed recalled that he'd seen another piece of rock similar to the Mithra meteorite, and in an effort to understand what happened to him, he and Carter Hall went to the Midway City Museum, where Ed recognized a stone as another chuck of meteor. Carter pointed out that he, and hundreds of others had touched the stone with no effect, but as soon as Ed touched it himself he transformed again.

This time, the Lion-Mane consciousness was at the forefront from the beginning and went out to seek out more meteors in order to maintain his form and gain more power. Upon scenting a fellow lion, he went to a discotheque which happened to have a lion in a cage on exhibit. Going into a killing rage, the impending massacre was stopped via Hawkman's intervention.

During the ensuing battle, Hawkman was dazed, and Lion-Mane managed to get away and searched out several more Mithra meteor pieces. Hawkman and Hawkgirl used radiation detectors to track him down before he could reach his full power, but even in his partially-energized form he proved more than a match for them, eventually burying them in a rockslide.

By the time they got out, he'd reached full power and began transforming the the local area into an extraterrestrial jungle (suited, Hawkman theorized, for the lion aliens who'd sent the meteor). The plant life proved dangerous to the Hawks, but also for Lion-Mane as Hawkman managed to force Lion-Mane to free him from the plant which captured him and Hawkgirl managed to grab a branch and pull herself free.

The subsequent battle seemed even more hopeless, as Lion-Mane barely acknowledged their attacks. Hawkman suddenly realized that Ed must have been carrying samples of the meteorite in his pockets all along, which was why he transformed when Carter Hall hadn't, and why destroying the meteor that transformed him had no effect. By directing their attacks to his pockets, the Hawks separated Ed from the samples and freed him from his monstrous form once more.

In his final Pre-Crisis appearance, Ed Dawson was captured by Thanagarian criminals who forced him to touch a piece of Mithra Meteor against his will. Once again, Lion-Mane began warping the landscape and creatures around him into an alien jungle, as well as changing humans into more creatures such as himself.

Fortunately, Hawkgirl managed to carry him into the stratosphere, where the cold somehow reversed his transformation.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Post-Crisis Ed Dawson was a jerk who actively sought to empower himself.
  • Baleful Polymorph: At the peak of his power, he can transform other humans into others of his kind.
  • The Beastmaster: Can control animals as he grows more powerful.
  • Berserk Button: Lion-Mane wigs out when he sees captive lions. Hawkman speculates that the Meteor which altered him was meant to cause him to attack humans, but had been damaged and changed the trigger to lions. Of course, there could be another reason such as a feeling of kinship with others of his kind.
  • Deflector Shield: As his powers grow, he can create a force field around his body.
  • Demonic Possession:
    • Pre-Crisis, it's theorized that the Mithra meteorites may have been missiles of some sort sent by an alien race of lion creatures to create avatars in order to conquer/convert other races in their stead and pave the way for invasion.. This was never confirmed.
    • Post-Crisis, the meteor is a vehicle for the spirit of the Lion Avatar, foe to the Hawk Avatar,
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Lion-Mane rewards the Thanagarians who transformed him once more by killing the musclemen who'd forced Ed to touch the meteorite, and almost killing their mastermind.
  • Hostile Terraforming: The running theory is that Lion-Mane is transforming the Earth in anticipation of an invasion of creatures like himself, including altering humans into more of his kind.
  • Irony: The lion hunter turns into a lion, who hunts people.
  • It Only Works Once: Zigzagged, Destroying the meteor during his second transformation seemed to have no effect on his second outing. This is because he had had pieces of meteor in his pockets all along, explaining why he'd been the only one to transform in the first place as he'd crossed the necessary radiation exposure threshold.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Poor Ed keeps running into Mithra meteorites and transforming into the same evil guy.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Super Strength (strong enough to bend iron bars), Super Reflexes, Super Speed, Super Toughness (being hit by a wrecking ball barely slowed him down even with a only tiny bit of his potential power).
  • Logical Weakness: The deadly flora a fully-powered Lion-Mane creates prove just as dangerous to him on Earth as they would be back home.
  • Magic Meteor: This is what turns Ed into a giant were-lion.
  • Magic Pants: The fact that his pockets are intact proves to be a plot point.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Appparently Lion-Mane is meant to be the vanguard and terra-former for a race of giant lion-beings.
  • Phlebotinum Dependence: By his second appearance, Lion-Mane has sussed out that he needs to be around Mithra meteorites to maintain his form and grow stronger. To that end, he starts stealing them.
  • Physical God: After absorbing enough radiation from Mithra meteorites, he becomes powerful enough to make even the impact of an atom bomb seem like a joke.
  • Reality Warper: At the peak of his power. he starts warping the world around him into a bizarre alien jungle, complete with flora and fauna, and turns other humans into lion people.
  • Sensor Character: He can sense the radiation coming from Mithra meteorite chunks over great distances.
  • Super Senses: As might be expected from someone who's part-lion.
  • Super Strength: When partially-empowered, he can swing his arm so hard it creates a Razor Wind of vacuum.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Not his fault, as his transformation is mental as well as physical.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He needs to maintain exposure to the meteorites' radiation. By destroying or removing the meteorites from his presence he'll eventually run out of energy and change back.
  • Wolverine Claws: As a lion, five of his six ends are sharp.

The Manhawks

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The Manhawks were a group of Space Pirates who donned masks resembling the inhabitants of whichever planet they were raiding. Said masks were able to change the light reflecting from their eyes into a beam which overwhelmed an exposed person's consciousness, knocking them out.

When they tried this on Thanagar, the daring young Katar Hol used the wings his father invented to steal one of their masks. After analyzing it, Hol's father designed a hawk-shaped helmet which would render the rays they used to disable people harmless to his son, who sortied out with a Ray Gun that made their masks useless. A group of Thanagarians using wings then wrestled the Manhawks to the ground and imprisoned them.

However, a group of their colleagues plotted to avenge their brethren and destroy Thanagar by modifying their masks and attacking Earth in a baffling series of thefts involving rubies, committed by apparently making the buildings they were in disappear.

Summoned from Thanagar by Commissioner Emmett, Katar Hol and his wife Shayera, aka Hawkman and Hawkgirl investigated the case, nearly getting killed by the Manhawks, who'd adapted their masks to render the old way of fighting them ineffective and planned to use Earth's rubies to create a ray gun with which they could attack Thanagar without fear of retaliation.

Hawkman devised a method by which their masks could once more be neutralized, and the de-masked hawks were caught in nets and placed in a special cage on Earth.

Of course, this wasn't the last Earth and Thanagar would see of their unwelcome guests.


  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: On Thanagar the Manhawks steal a number of gewgaws including art pieces and books. It's not clear if they like them or if they just think they're valuable. Maybe they're lining their nests?
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: They don't have vehicles; they just swoop in from the sky.
  • Bird People: Their bodies resemble huge avians, but they wear humanoid masks.
  • Blinded by the Light: Their main weapon (on Thanagar at least) is a ray of light from their masks which renders people unconscious with blinding light.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Without the masks which fire light beams, send-things-a-little-bit-into-the-future beams, and lasers they're "just" sapient space-flying hawks strong enough to lift cars.
  • Earth Is the Center of the Universe: Earth has a specific type of ruby which can be used to design a laser which the Manhawks can use to devastate Thanagar from space.
  • Eye Beams:
    • On Thanagar, their masks use a thin film of coal to fire a beam of light on a frequency that can blind people and knock them unconscious.
    • On Earth they adapt lasers into their masks, making a straighter example. Their masks can also make things disappear by sending them a bit forward in time.
  • Feathered Fiends: Evil, sapient birds (with human masks).
  • Flight: Well, they're hawks. That said, their casual interstellar flight (with wings) might raise a few eyebrows.
  • Invisibility: The masks they used on Earth had the ability to make things their rays hit invisible which they used to cloak themselves.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • On Thanagar, Katar Hol used a gun which caused a localized area of high pressure and heat to turn the coal in their masks to diamonds, rendering their beams useless. (Apparently a specific enough area not to crush their heads).
    • On Earth, Katar and Shayera used silver iodide and coal dust to make a "black rain" that renders the eyes of their masks opaque and therefore ineffective.
  • Mask of Power: Their beam weapons are located in the eyes of their masks.
  • Planet Looters: They invaded Thanagar to steal their things, and do the same on Earth.
  • Ray Gun: The Manhawks plan to use a special type of ruby to create a ray gun which the Thanagarians will be powerless to defend themselves against.
  • Revenge: After the Manhawks on Thanagar are defeated and captured, their colleagues decide to invade Earth in order to get the tools they need to strike back.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Why do they make masks in the shape of whatever race they're plundering from? To be narrative opposites of Hawkman, sure, but why in-universe?
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They're the reason the Wingmen were founded, at least in Pre-Crisis.
  • So Last Season: The methods used to fight them on Thanagar prove ineffective on Earth, due to them adapting their technology.
  • Super Strength: One of them is shown as being able to fly with a Thanagarian vehicle in its talons.
  • Telepathy: They can project their thoughts into audible speech, which apparently has at least an interplanetary range.
  • Time Travel: On Earth, they uses masks with rays that send things a few minutes into the future, into a gray void where time hasn't happened yet, making them temporarily disappear to onlookers.

Matter Master

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AKA: Mark Mandrill

"As the diamond shrinks it will crunch you and Hawkgirl! You have suffered the most crushing defeat of your careers! "

Scientist turned alchemist Mark Mandrill accidentally discovers a new substance he dubs Mentachem, which he fashions into a wand that gives him the power to reshape, transmute, or levitate any matter.


  • Alliterative Name: His alias and real name all start with "Ma".
  • Beard of Evil: Nice and pointy. Really ties together the "evil wizard" look he's got going on.
  • Evil Redhead: As seen in the picture.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Invoked in one story where he essentially used lucid dreaming to unlock the power of his subconscious and thus expand his repertoire with the wand.
  • Mad Scientist: Or Evil Sorcerer, depending on how you classify alchemy.
  • Matter Replicator: His "Mentachem" wand can reshape, transmute, or levitate any matter.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Sometimes. Sometimes he streamlines it a bit.
  • Super Empowering: Unwittingly empowered the Silver Age Golden Eagle. He'd been using lucid dreams to control mentachem more effectively and the stuff latched onto his desire to fight his old foe Hawkman and turned a random kid into the closest thing it could.
  • Teleportation: He can use his wand to turn matter into energy, move it, and turn it back again, simulating the effect.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Perfectly willing to cover a teenager in a massive calcium deposit and suffocate him for messing up his plans.

The Monocle

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AKA: Jonathan Cheval

Jonathan Cheval, an honest businessman in the field of optics, loses his business because of a criminal scheme and seeks revenge on the people who cheated him, using monocles he invents with a range of superpowers.


  • C-List Fodder: Not a very prominent villain who has been killed twice. In the Post-Crisis continuity he was killed by Kate Spencer/Manhunter for evading arrest after Identity Crisis, while his New 52 self was vaporized by Ultraman for insisting he was Superman in disguise.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: After his first encounter with Hawkman, Cheval went straight, patented his various developments in optics, and became wealthy. However, he found life in retirement boring, and he was easily inveigled back into a life of crime by the Ultra-Humanite.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Started out as an honest businessman until a criminal scheme screwed him out of his business. His desire for revenge set him on his own evil path.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: A genius in the field of optics, he has invented a number of monocles with special abilities.
  • High-Class Glass: He wears a weaponized monocle.
  • Serial Killer: Implied in Identity Crisis.

Morphicius

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Morphicius is a member of an alien race called Xenusians. He came to Earth to expand a plague naturally created by his race, coming into conflict with Hawkman.


  • Energy Absorption: Morphicius can absorb the energy from his victims, transforming them into Xenusians or killing them. This power also allows Morphicus to absorb some of his victims's power.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Morphicius' natural form is a demonic humanoid with leathery wings.
  • Healing Factor: Morphicius possesses extraordinary healing, allowing him to survive injuries that would otherwise prove fatal to human beings. Morphicius can even survive decapitation and dismemberment.
  • Plaguemaster: Morphicius spread the Xenuisan plague across the galaxy.
  • Poisonous Person: Morphicius' body is a host for the Xenusian plague, and he can distribute at will.
  • Winged Humanoid: Morphicius' body is humanoid (although not human) and has leathery wings. Definitely falls on the evil side of Good Wings, Evil Wings.

Moz-Ga

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"Your wisdom makes even one such as I feel small, Ryan Choi. ...I shut my ears. After millennia, the weight of this world's tragedy was too heavy for even me to bear. It became easier to keep them shut. I grew complacent. Arrogant. Who were these self-interested specks bellowing from atop my stony skin. Did they think me incapable of plight? In the time since I came to this immensity, no one has met me as a peer. No one has come to me as a being, instead of a means. Until you, Ryan Choi. You understand big and small, you know they are relative concepts, and that no matter our scale...we all desire to be met with respect."

Moz-Ga is a sentient planet that houses the consciousness of an ancient and powerful wizard of the same name. This wizard had many devotees who traveled across the Microverse to make a pilgrimage to him but he grew weary of the billions of followers he had and turned himself into a hostile, lifeless terrain. In one of his many past lives, Hawkman stashed Nth Metal underneath its surface.


  • Dishing Out Dirt: Moz-Ga is able to control the earth and rock upon his surface.
  • Genius Loci: Moz-Ga is a planet housing the spirit and consciousness of an ancient and powerful wizard.
  • Gravity Master: Moz-Ga is able to control the gravity he exerts as a planet.
  • Green Thumb: Moz-Ga is able to control the vegetation growing on his surface.
  • Stop Worshipping Me: Moz-Ga grew sick of his followers making pilgrimages to visit him, so he made his surface hostile and lifeless in an attempt to dissuade them.

Nyola

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“Hail to Yum Chac… make the Aztec race mighty again… we offer thee thy sacrifice…”

Nyola was a priestess for an Aztec rain god, and served her deity faithfully. He rewarded her with weather controlling powers, which she used for her own gain. Nyola is an arrogant and self-centered woman.

Originally, Nyola was an enemy of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, tackling the Winged Winders in early 1942 during one of their archealogical visits to Central America. Nyola returned as leader of the first Monster Society of Evil. The evil sorceress invaded the Justice Society of America's New York HQ, fighting Hawkgirl, Hourman, and Sandy. Along with her teammates Ramulus, Dummy, Mister Who and Oom, Nyola was defeated by the Flash and Green Lantern.


  • Historical Character's Fictional Relative: Nyola is an alleged descendant of Montezuma.
  • Lady in Red: She dresses only in red priestess clothes.
  • Legion of Doom: In All-Star Squadron, Nyola was responsible for organizing the first incarnation of the Monster Society of Evil.
  • Mayincatec: In her first appearance, Nyola kidnaps a woman in the USA and takes her to Mexico, intending to sacrifice her to the Aztec gods. However, she takes her victim to Chichen Itza, which is actually a Mayan city.
  • Weather Manipulation: For her faithful service as priestess, Nyola was granted weather control powers by the Aztec rain god Tlaloc.

Onimar Synn

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"Surrender, Sardath! Hand over your zeta beam technology! The war between Rann and Thanagar is over—Onimar Synn is the Victor!"

The Sin Eater, one of the Seven Devils that razed Thanagar at the dawn of its civilization, Synn is the master of Nth metal, his gigantic body composed entirely from it. One of the greatest threats to ever face the planet, Synn can steal the life out of the living to fuel his strength and return them as an undead servant. One of Hawkman's recent reincarnations was attributed to be Thanagar's champion against Synn and his armies.


  • Ancient Evil: He terrorized Thanagar at the dawn of its history before being sealed away for a thousand years in a vault of Nth Metal, only to return centuries later to resume his reign of terror.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: The ruler of one of the Seven Hells in Thanagarian myth.
  • The Dreaded: The most feared of the Seven Devils that plagued Thanagar at the dawn of its history.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Towers over his foes, and has the ability to grow even larger.
  • Galactic Conqueror: Seeks to conquer the universe through the use of his undead army.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He is also known as the Sin-Eater and the Eater of Souls.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was imprisoned in a vault of Nth Metal by the hero Kalmoran, where he remained for a millennia before ultimately reemerging.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Intends to roam the universe, devouring the souls of all those he comes across to add them to his undead army.
  • Sadist: He relishes in the pain and suffering of others.
  • Soul Eating: He devours souls for nourishment. Those he kills in this manner are normally resurrected into his zombie-like servants.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: Those whose souls are devoured by him are resurrected as his undead slaves.

Queen Shrike

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AKA: Khea Taramka

Queen Shrike is the queen of Hawkworld for over two thousand years. She is allied with Hath-Set, and after capturing Hawkgirl, she reveals that she is the mother of Princess Chay-Ara of Egypt. She kills Hath-Set with her legs. The entity of The Star Sapphires, The Predator takes over the queen. It states to Hawkman and Hawkgirl that this is their last incarnation. The Hawks seperate the queen from the entity, then the skeletons from their past incarnations come alive to take the queen to another dimension.


  • Archnemesis Mom: She's the mother of Chay-Ara and enemy of both her and Hawkman.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Due to her prolonged exposure to its energies on Hawkworld, Queen Shrike is able to control anything with even a trace amount of Nth Metal via telekinesis, from a weapon composed of it to the bodies of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, who had been absorbing a significant amount of it over time.
  • Genetic Engineering is the New Nuke: Queen Shrike used genetic experiments on herself to give herself wings and black, birdlike eyes.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: After murdering husband the Pharaoh, Khea Tarmka ruled Egypt as a tyrant. Some time later, she came to Hawkworld, took complete control of the Manhawks and built and raised the Nth City into the clouds, where she ruled for over two thousand years.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Her wings look almost skeletal and she's a tyrannical queen.
  • Immortality: When Hath-Set killed Shiera and Khufu with the Nth metal dagger, Khea used their blood in order to become immortal.
  • Ominous Floating Castle: Queen Shrike is the Queen of the Nth City that floats above Hawkworld.
  • Winged Humanoid: Queen Shrike used genetic experimentation to give herself wings that enable her to fly.

Satanna the Tiger Girl

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AKA: Sara Descarl

Sara Descarl is a brain surgeon who transplants human brains into the bodies of mutated animals. With her "Animal Men" she picked Shiera Sanders for her next target, Satanna had to deal with an enraged Hawkman.


  • An Arm and a Leg: In one encounter, Satanna lost an arm to Power Girl's heat vision. She transplaneted a leopad's leg in its place.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: A borderline case as Sara is sexually attracted to the Ultra-Humanite when he is in his white gorilla body. Is it still bestiality if it is a human mind in an animal body?
  • Brain Transplant: Satanna specialises in transplanting human brains into animal bodies.
  • Destination Defenestration: She would try a new scheme by sleeping with Dr Sivana in exchange for a favor. However, he betrayed her, having got what he wanted from her and threw her out a window. As she was falling she vowed revenge against him.
  • Drop the Hammer: Satanna used a massive Sonic Book Hammer when attacking Power Girl.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: Satanna started as a Hawkman villain but has more recently been associated with Power Girl.

The Shadow Thief

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AKA: Carl Sands

"Allow me to introduce myself... Shadow Thief. I see my reputation precedes me. As does death."

Pre-Crisis, Carl Sands was a small-time hood, who'd become obsessed with shadows after being caught during his last job thanks to his own being seen. While playing around with shadows and light in his cell, he inadvertently opened a portal between Earth and an alternate dimension wherein he saved an alien's life. In exchange, the grateful alien gave Sands a Dimensionometer.

When activated, this device sent Sands' physical body to a "shadow dimension" geographically identical to Earth, yet devoid of people and whose buildings were intangible to him. His shadow was the only thing that remained on the "true" earth. In addition, the alien gifted him a pair of gloves which would allow his shadow to handle Earth objects as though his physical self were present.

After Sands used the device to rob a bank, the alien realized that he'd miscalculated, and continued use of the device could cause another Ice Age to sweep the Earth. Sands, having gotten what he wanted, brushed off the warning, and continued committing crimes until Hawkman caught him while tangible in his trailer hideout and lifted it, meaning that Sands was similarly raised when he shifted into the alternate dimension, making him vulnerable to falling.

This, of course, was not the end for him, and he was a recurring foe until the Phantom Stranger apparently destroyed the Dimensionometer for good, shortly before the Crisis on Infinite Earths destroyed and remade the universe, including him.

Post-Crisis, Carl Sands was a practitioner of ninjutsu who worked as a corporate saboteur. The evil Thanagarian Byth hired him and gave him a Thanagarian Dimensionometer in order to steal the Hawks' ship.


  • Beard of Evil: It certainly gives him a distinct profile, which his how the Hawks identified him.
  • Deal with the Devil: Made a deal with Neron to get a suit that allowed him to turn things besides himself into shadows as well.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Is implied to be addicted to the suit.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Touching his shadow form feels like dipping your hand in icy water.
  • Ignored Expert: Pre-Crisis. After he first used the Dimensionometer under the supervision of the alien who'd given it to him, said alien warned him that using it too often could cause another Ice Age. Sands not only rebuffed the alien's warning, he destroyed the bridge between worlds so the alien couldn't keep bugging him about it.
  • Intangibility: Sands's shadow is immune to physical harm, and can pass through solid objects, as his true body is casting it from another (identical) dimension with objects that are intangible to him.
  • It's All About Me: Pre-Crisis. Every time he uses the Dimensionometer, he runs the risk of causing another Ice Age, but he's too greedy to care. That's right, he's the reason Dreamworks didn't stop after the first movie.
  • Living Shadow: He wears a suit that transforms him into one.
  • Logical Weakness: The Hawks beat him the first time by lifting the trailer which served as his hideout while he was tangible inside it. If he shifted, his human body in the other dimension would be in the exact same position as it was in the "real" world (that is, in a trailer several miles up in the air), so if he left the trailer...splat. Then they placed it with the door next to a high cliff, and Sands leapt out before looking. Before he could hit the ground, he desperately handed Hawkman the Dimensionometer in order to be saved.
  • Ninja: Post-Crisis. He's been living in Japan and learned ninjutsu.
  • Pet the Dog: He did save the life of an alien he didn't know, although grabbing a few iron filings as requested isn't exactly an onerous task.
  • Sanity Slippage: By Identity Crisis, Sands has started holding one-sided conversations with the Dimensionometer.
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: These allow him to make the shadows of his hands solid so he can affect things in our world.

Simple Simon

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Simple Simon was Simon Atwell, who grew up in a tenement on the wrong side of the tracks, idolizing gunmen and bootleggers. Believing his idols were caught when their schemes got too complex, he applied his genius to pulling off advanced crimes using no more than three simple aids every time (such as a diamond ring, chewing gum, and wire to rob a jewelry store), as a sort of MacGyver of crime.


Sky Tyrant

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"You ever wonder if the temptation to do evil is another version of you somewhere? A bad you? You're looking at him."

Sky Tyrant of Earth-3 was one of Ktar Deathbringer's many reincarnations across time and space. Unlike most of his other lives, Sky Tyrant was a twisted murderer who sought to kill as many as he could so as to perpetually prolong his reincarnation cycle.


  • Carry a Big Stick: Sky Tyrant uses a mace with retractable, long spikes.
  • Cool Starship: Sky Tyrant has control over the Soarship: a starship beloning to a past Rannian incarnation. This has an Nth Metal core, Zeta Drive and flight capabilities, and can travel through both space and time.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: To Hawkman.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Unlike most reincarnations of Hawkman who look human, Sky Tyrant has grey skin and orange eyes and looks like a walking (or flying) corpse.
  • Grand Theft Me: On coming to Prime Earth, Sky Tyrant's spirit hijacked the body of Carter Hall.
  • Healing Factor: The corrupted healing properties of the Nth Metal in the harness allow Sky Tyrant to rapidly recover from serious injuries.
  • Reincarnation: Sky Tyrant is another reincarnation of Ktar Deathbringer.
  • Serial Killer/Spree Killer: Sky Tyrant wants to kill as many people as possible to prolong his cycle of reincarnations.
  • Time Travel: The Soarship allows Sky Tyrant to travel through time.

Synnar the Demiurge

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"You, Hawkman, are now enmeshed within a web of intricate happenstance."

He was once God's architect, but when God left him he rebelled, and all of God's armies fought him and barely defeated him. Depowered, he is now a cosmic tyrant who serves the Nameless, a collective of shadowy entities.


Tempter

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"Look, how about I talk to… to Hawkman on… on the birdphone. You'll be up for JLA membership in no time! All I ask in return is a tiny, misshapen chunk of innocence that you won't even miss."

Very little is known about the Tempter. He is a minor demon who was sent to Earth at some point to tempt humanity into sinning.


  • Beard of Evil: Sports a classic Satanic goatee.
  • Emotion Control: Is able to uncover and manipulate the emotions of others. Acting as a sort of anti-conscience, he can whisper suggestions to people which they do not consciously register as outside influence, and which they will then conform to.
  • Horned Hairdo: Reflecting his demonic origins, his hair is swept up into little horns on either side of his head.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tempter is a master manipulator, and once managed to create a web of manipulation that nearly convinced Superman to destroy Midway City.

Thasaro

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Thasaro is an entity known as the Hawk God of Thanagar and quite possibly one of the Seven Devils of Thanagar like Onimar Synn. He was told to be so evil as a child that even the Thanagar gods feared him. In Legend of the Hawkman, Hawkman and Hawkwoman discover a crypt on Earth built millennia ago by Thanagarians. An urn in it holds Thasaro. Although the Hawks initially defeat Thasaro, cultist worshippers from Thanagar help free him again. Thasaro, angered by being defeated by Hawkman, attacks Hawkman's Midway City and the earth. After leaving a trail of destruction, a giant version of Thasaro has a final showdown with the Hawks. They manage to subdue him with their Nth weapons and the Trinity banish him to the earth's underworld.


  • Deal with the Devil: A Thanagarian cult tried this with him, but he kills them all.
  • Elseworld: He appears in the non-canon The Legend of Hawkman.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: The Thanagarian cult learned this the hard way.
  • Fallen Angel: Created by the high gods to test warriors, but Thasaro started to enjoy killing his opponents too much and has become harder for the gods to control.
  • God of Evil: So evil as a child that even the other Thanagar gods feared him.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Created by the high gods to test warriors, but Thasaro started to enjoy killing his opponents too much and has become harder for the gods to control.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He killed the Thanagarian cult leader Kartez, who was originally Thanagar's Supreme Holy Minster, for trying to control him.
    Thasaro: (blasts Kartez) I am slave to no man!
    Kartez: D-dread Thasaro! My L-lord and m-master! I-I have served you w-well... b-rought you home... W-hy have y-you forsaken me...
  • Physical God: manifests physically on Earth after his urn is disturbed.
  • Satan: Almost an equivalent in Thanagarian myth.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: A warrior named Hol sealed him in an urn with the help of the Gods' who created Thasaro.
  • Turned Against His Masters

Vandal Savage

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AKA: Vandar Adg

See his own page for info.

Xerxes

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AKA: Unknown

Xerxes is a power broker dealing in specialized antiquities and ancient weapons. Xerxes sent a team to capture Hawkman so he could forced him to fight in an gladiatorial arena and show off his Nth metal armor to potential buyers.


  • Arms Dealer: Xerces specialises in selling ancient weapons.
  • Auction of Evil: Xerxes intends to auction off Hawkman's Nth metal armour to interested bidders.
  • Forced Prize Fight: Xerxes kidnaps Hawkman and forces him to compete in Gladiator Games.
  • Gladiator Games: Xerxes: forces Hawkman to compete in a gladiatorial arena to show off the properties of his Nth metal armour.

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