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Flamingo (comics)

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Publisher  DC Comics
Species  Human
Team affiliations  Circus of Strange
Alter ego  Eduardo Flamingo
Place of origin  Earth
First appearance  Batman #666 (July 2007)
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Created by  Grant Morrison (writer) Frank Quitely (artist)
Creators  Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely
Similar  Theo Galavan, Silver St Cloud, Mario Falcone, Barbara Kean‑Gordon, Tigress

Flamingo is the name of a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the Batman.


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Publication history

Flamingo first appeared in Batman #666 (July 2007) and was created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

Fictional character biography

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Eduardo Flamingo is an emotionless, unfeeling killer that has a tendency to eat his victim's faces after he has murdered them. According to Gabriel Santo, Flamingo has an impeccable kill record. Jason Todd (who was the second Robin and is now Red Hood) has rallied a defense against Flamingo, but wound up with a bullet wound to the face and knee-cap. Flamingo then turns his attentions to Red Hood's partner Scarlet. Flamingo then tugs at the seams of Scarlet's mask before she gashes him with one of her blades. Feeling responsible for the girl and her condition, Robin jumps into the fray to help, but receives four bullets to his cape-protected spine for his troubles, paralyzing him from the waist down. Dick Grayson (who was operating as Batman at the time) delivers a much-deserved boot to Flamingo's face. It is ultimately Jason Todd who finishes things up. When Dick is nearly tossed over the side of the building, Jason uses a construction digger to scoop Flamingo up along with other assorted rocks and debris and deposit him over the edge plummeting to the Earth below. Commissioner James Gordon later tells Batman that Flamingo's body was never found.

The New 52

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In The New 52 (a reboot of the DC Comics universe), Flamingo was among the villains seen as an inmate at Arkham Asylum. He is among the inmates seen attacking the Batman before Joker (who was actually Nightwing in disguise) appears to come to Batman's aide and the pair work together to beat back the group of rampaging inmates.

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During the Forever Evil storyline, Flamingo appears as a member of the Crime Syndicate of America's incarnation of the Secret Society of Super Villains.

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During the Gothtopia storyline, Flamingo was later seen among those who have taken over Arkham Asylum. He and Nocturna later get knocked out by Batman.

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While Batman is teased by Julia about his romantic failure with Catwoman, he gets distracted when Flamingo's motorcycle skids past him. Batman makes a hurried u-turn and catches up to his prey, running him down, and sending the assassin flying from his bike. Batman has taken down Flamingo and allows the man to wake in a cemetery. Batman watches Flamingo get up and leave, in order that he can follow him back to his employer. En route, Flamingo receives an invitation to Catwoman's impending murder. Batman follows Flamingo to the Moffat Building, where he discovers the aftermath of the shooting. Dragos Ibanescu lies dead, and both Catwoman and Killer Croc are traumatized by Jade McKillen's death.

Powers and abilities

Flamingo does not have any powers, but he is a skilled hit man, in excellent physical condition. He wields a variety of weapons, from chain whips to sub-machine guns. He also drives a variety of vehicles, though the most common is a bright pink motorcycle.

Batman in Bethlehem

15 years into the future as part of the Batman in Bethlehem story, Flamingo appears as an enemy of Damian Wayne (who has become the third Batman). He is shown sneaking up on Batman only for him to throw a Batarang at Flamingo's face.

In other media

  • Flamingo appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Knights of Tomorrow." He is among the defeated villains in a montage of Batman and Robin's victories. Though the events of the episode turned out to be part of a book that Alfred Pennyworth was writing called "The Knights of Tomorrow."
  • Eduardo Flamingo made his live-action debut in Season 2 of Gotham, portrayed by Raúl Castillo. He is a spike-welding cannibal and one of Gotham City's deadliest hitmen who sees killing as an art form. Eduardo Flamingo first appears in "Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow" where he is disposing one of this targets. He is then hired by the "Lady" on behalf of Tabitha Galavan to kill James Gordon after the previous assassins were killed during a shootout at Theo Galavan's apartment. Gordon goes down to confront Flamingo after he killed the police officers that arrived for his backup. He is beaten by Gordon outside of the apartment building. Gordon contemplated shooting Flamingo in the mouth upon his defeat, but Gordon decides not to. Flamingo is arrested by the arriving police. While being taken to lockup, Eduardo fakes a partial collapse and kills a police officer named Officer Katherine Parks by biting her neck, despite the efforts of the other police officers to get Flamingo off of her. Gordon later receives a call from Detective Alvarez about what Eduardo Flamingo did.
  • References

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