Personal Info:
Real Name: Philo Zeiss
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Sicily
First Appearance: Batman Vol.1 582
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman and Batgirl
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Zeiss has extensive martial arts training, which makes him a formidable hand-to-hand combatant.
Enhanced Abilities: Zeiss has enhanced reflexes and speed.
Enhanced Vision: Zeiss wears a pair of high-tech goggles, which are wired directly to his frontal lobe. The goggles allow him to record and analyse with great detail the movements and tactics of the enemies he faces and to anticipate or emulate those tactics to a degree.
After the death of his parents, Philo Zeiss was taken in by his uncle Victor, the gardener of a Sicilian mafia lord. When his Uncle died soon after, the Sicilian took the young Zeiss in and, seeing something in the youth, prepared him for life as a killer for the mob. At first the young Philo was brought to watch mob enforcers work, then later was trained him as a mob enforcer himself. Feeling a debt to the Sicilian, Zeiss agreed to have surgery performed on his spinal column and optic nerves to enhance his perception and reflexes to superhuman levels. As an adult, Zeiss relocated to Gotham City and became the bodyguard of Gotham mob boss Lew Moxon.