The Flamingo is a male comic supervillain that features in DC Comics.
It was said that he was once a good man who fought the Mob until they captured him after which they cut his brain and took apart everything that made him human. They then made him kill his wife, children and everyone his love leading to him becoming known as the Flamingo. (Batman and Robin v1 #5) In time, he came to operate as the top enforcer for the Penitente Cartel and dispatched to eliminate threats. El Penitente's operations in Gotham City came to be disrupted by the actions of the Red Hood leading to them calling in the Flamingo to deal with the threat. (Batman and Robin v1 #4) Upon arriving, he attended a party that had adult escorts where he skinned the faces of people and ate them after which he began his search for the Red Hood. He found his quarry when the Red Hood and his sidekick Scarlet were in a fight with Batman and Robin where he shot his target's helmet. (Batman and Robin v1 #5)
Personality and attributes
His reputation led to him being referred to as the Eater of Faces. (Batman and Robin v1 #4) In time, he came to be known as the King of Killers and the Ace of Assassins. (Batman and Robin v1 #5)
He was known to skin the faces of people and eat them. (Batman and Robin v1 #5)
Powers and abilities
It was said that he was a man that felt no pain, no fear, no guilt and no remorse over his actions. As El Penitente's top agent, he developed an impeccable kill record. (Batman and Robin v1 #4) He was noted for being an alpha-enforcer for the Penitente Cartel. (Batman and Robin v1 #5)
- The Flamingo was created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely where he made his first appearance in Batman v1 #666 (July, 2007).
In other media
- In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, the Flamingo made a brief appearance in the animated television series where he was shown in the episode "The Knights of Tomorrow!".
- In Gotham, Eduardo Flamingo appeared in the live-action television series where he was portrayed by actor Raúl Castillo.
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