Pied Piper (DC)

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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
'''Hartley Rathaway'''
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'''Hartley Robert Rathaway''' was a male human born as the eldest son of '''Osgood Rathaway''' and '''Rachel Rathaway''' with him having a younger sister named '''Jerrie Rathaway'''.
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He was said to had been born over thirty years ago to his rich family. (The Flash v2 #190)
  
 
During this time, [[Evan McCulloch]] came to impersonate Rathway where under this guise he killed Hartley's parents. He then implanted false memories in Piper's mind making him believe he was the one to murder his own parents. This was part of an elaborate plot by the [[Blacksmith (DC)|Blacksmith]]'s criminal '''Network''' to leave the Piper alone and with no place to go but to the Rogues. (The Flash v2 #189)  
 
During this time, [[Evan McCulloch]] came to impersonate Rathway where under this guise he killed Hartley's parents. He then implanted false memories in Piper's mind making him believe he was the one to murder his own parents. This was part of an elaborate plot by the [[Blacksmith (DC)|Blacksmith]]'s criminal '''Network''' to leave the Piper alone and with no place to go but to the Rogues. (The Flash v2 #189)  
  
After fighting Mirror Master's brainwashing, he came to escape from his prison cell at Iron Heights and made his way to the FBI headquarters in Chicago. He broke into the office of FBI agent James Jesse in order to request the former Rogue's aid.  (The Flash v2 #189)  
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After fighting Mirror Master's brainwashing, he came to escape from his prison cell at Iron Heights and made his way to the FBI headquarters in Chicago. He broke into the office of FBI agent James Jesse in order to request the former Rogue's aid.  (The Flash v2 #189) Agent James, however, attempted to apprehend Rathaway who used his instruments to summon rats to keep him at bay. When further agents arrived, Hartley used his flute to hypnotise them as well but did not harm them and instead had them knock each other out. Pied Piper told Jesse that he was innocent of his crimes but decided to go on the run as he refused to return to Iron Heights with him determined to prove that he did not kill his parents. (The Flash v2 #190)
  
 
===Post-Flashpoint===
 
===Post-Flashpoint===
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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
===Personality and attributes===
 
===Personality and attributes===
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His full name was '''Hartley Robert Rathaway'''. (The Flash v2 #190)
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Hartley always felt that people never listened to him which was why he preferred to communicate via music. (The Flash v2 #190)
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Even though he never got along with his parents he stated that he would never have hurt them. Despite their differences, he stated that he genuinely loved them. He admitted that they were stuck-up snobs who were sterile but that they were not monsters. (The Flash v2 #190)
  
 
===Powers and abilities===
 
===Powers and abilities===
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''The Flash v1'': ([[1959]])
 
*''The Flash v1'': ([[1959]])
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*''Flash v2'':
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 13:13, 23 May 2020

Pied Piper is a male comic supervillain who features in DC Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Hartley Robert Rathaway was a male human born as the eldest son of Osgood Rathaway and Rachel Rathaway with him having a younger sister named Jerrie Rathaway.

He was said to had been born over thirty years ago to his rich family. (The Flash v2 #190)

During this time, Evan McCulloch came to impersonate Rathway where under this guise he killed Hartley's parents. He then implanted false memories in Piper's mind making him believe he was the one to murder his own parents. This was part of an elaborate plot by the Blacksmith's criminal Network to leave the Piper alone and with no place to go but to the Rogues. (The Flash v2 #189)

After fighting Mirror Master's brainwashing, he came to escape from his prison cell at Iron Heights and made his way to the FBI headquarters in Chicago. He broke into the office of FBI agent James Jesse in order to request the former Rogue's aid. (The Flash v2 #189) Agent James, however, attempted to apprehend Rathaway who used his instruments to summon rats to keep him at bay. When further agents arrived, Hartley used his flute to hypnotise them as well but did not harm them and instead had them knock each other out. Pied Piper told Jesse that he was innocent of his crimes but decided to go on the run as he refused to return to Iron Heights with him determined to prove that he did not kill his parents. (The Flash v2 #190)

Post-Flashpoint

Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.

Overview

Personality and attributes

His full name was Hartley Robert Rathaway. (The Flash v2 #190)

Hartley always felt that people never listened to him which was why he preferred to communicate via music. (The Flash v2 #190)

Even though he never got along with his parents he stated that he would never have hurt them. Despite their differences, he stated that he genuinely loved them. He admitted that they were stuck-up snobs who were sterile but that they were not monsters. (The Flash v2 #190)

Powers and abilities

Notes

  • Pied Piper was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino where he made his first appearance in The Flash v1 #106 (May, 1959).

Alternate Versions

In other media

Television

Films

Video games

Appearances

  • The Flash v1: (1959)
  • Flash v2:

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