Pied Piper
Pied Piper
Personal Info:
Real Name: Hartley Robert Rathaway
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Central City
First Appearance: Flash Vol.1 106
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Rogues
Base Of Operations: Central and Keystone City
Grudges: None
Gallery: Click
Mind Control: The Pied Piper has a flute designed and built by himself that emits a music that allows him to control humans and animals through a kind of hypnotism.
Enhanced Senses: The Pied Piper is deaf and has micro-robotic implants in place of his cochlea's. This has enhanced his hearing to super human levels.
Sonic Scream: The Pied Piper wears a device around his throat that allows him to emit a sonic scream.
Hartley Rathaway was born into a wealthy family in Central City. It took his parents almost two years to realize that he was nearly completely deaf. Unable to accept that they could have an imperfect child his parents spent millions trying to fix his hearing. Eventually a doctor replaced his cochlea with artificial micro-robotics giving him amazing hearing. Falling in love with music Hartley tried to learn instruments but discovered he was better at listening than playing. Having studied Sonics since the age of nine he decided to use his enhanced hearing to design better instruments. After designing a flute he quickly discovered that his instruments and music allowed him to control others. Adopting the identity the Pied Piper he set out on a life of crime.