Amanda Waller
Dr. Amanda Blake Waller is a character published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Legends #1 in 1986, and was created by John Ostrander, Len Wein and John Byrne. Despite not possessing any superpowers, she has persistently proven herself a powerful foe of the superheroes of the DC universe, as well as an antihero.In the DC Animated Universe, she... Show more »
Dr. Amanda Blake Waller is a character published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Legends #1 in 1986, and was created by John Ostrander, Len Wein and John Byrne. Despite not possessing any superpowers, she has persistently proven herself a powerful foe of the superheroes of the DC universe, as well as an antihero.In the DC Animated Universe, she was appointed head of the top secret Project Cadmus, a group that was formed at the behest of the United States government to create a counterforce to the Justice League should they go rogue.Perhaps the most profound relationship she had was with Batman. She knew about his secret identity as she reffered to him as rich boy but she chose to keep his secret. Later, Batman confronted her in her own highly-secured home, and while she maintained an unflinching face against him as she explained her own motivations, which eventually came to have an impact on him, Amanda was clearly shaken after talking to Batman. Overall, many of the interactions between Cadmus and the Justice League were via these two individuals.When the Question discovered Cadmus and was captured, Waller and Lex Luthor gave orders to Dr. Moon to run a full interrogation on The Question. When she believed, falsely, that the League had obliterated Cadmus headquarters, Waller decided to take action. She deployed dozens of Ultimen clones, led by Galatea to attack the Watchtower, intending to overload the reactor and destroy the League and their base. However, Batman convinced her to investigate Luthor's role in the base's destruction, and Waller quickly found evidence of Luthor stealing a massive amount of Cadmus technology for his own use. She attempted to call off the attack, but Galatea refused to stand down. In response, Waller released the senior Leaguers, who had turned themselves in as an act of good faith. With the Leaguers in tow, she personally went to arrest Luthor, stopping his attempt to transfer his consciousness into a potentially invincible copy of Amazo. At that point, Brainiac revealed himself (in Luthor) to Waller and the Justice League, and she took part in the battle against the two of them. Unknown to the League during this battle, Waller had ordered a massive airstrike on standby to kill the combined villains, the Leaguers, and even herself should the heroes have failed to stop the menace. Since the League was able to defeat the villian fusion, however, this was averted.At some point afterward, Waller replaced King Faraday as the official liaison between the U.S. government and the Justice League. Together, they fought a reconstituted Royal Flush Gang, with Ace as the leader. Even though Waller told Batman the only way to stop Ace was to kill her, Batman refused and stayed with Ace as her time passed.After Cadmus' disbandment, Waller declared the personnel (herself included) lucky to avoid jail for their extreme measures. Her newfound reason was demonstrated when she refused to hear out General Wade Eiling when he tried to convince her that the Justice League could not be trusted.In Smallville , Waller hired Cameron Mahkent aka Icicle to hunt down and kill members of the Justice Society of America, using his anger towards them as a catalyst. She later sent clues to Lois Lane about the JSA and Icicle to which she began investigating. After giving Lois time to investigate, Waller visited her, telling her that she planted the classified information and gave her a phone before leaving, all this without introducing herself.When Icicle failed in his mission, Waller took him into custody and revealed that he had actually succeeded, having been used in order to shake up the JSA and bring them back together. She then aimed a gun at him and said Welcome to the Suicide Squad before shooting him. Waller then met up with Tess Mercer in the Checkmate base, at which point revealing that Tess is a Checkmate agent.When Tess failed to kidnap Green Arrow and recruit him for the government, Waller threatened to terminate her. Later, at the Checkmate Castle, John Jones attempted to destroy the Kandorian blood sample that Dr. Chisholm took from the Kandorians, but Waller managed to trap the Martian Manhunter. After taking her form to fool a Checkmate agent, John escaped. Later, while she was in her office, Waller had her men kidnap Watchtower. When The Blur came into Waller's office, she showed that she had Chloe and that she knew what she's doing. When she finally made Clark step into the light to reveal his identity, the power went out.After Clark and Chloe escaped, the Martian Manhunter came back to the Castle and erased her memory of Clark, Chloe and Oliver's identities. She later found a Red Queen on her chess board and swiped it off in anger, realizing that she wasn't the only player in the game.Waller had her men search for Tess until she realized where the Kandorians were. When she and her men had captured them, she ordered her men to execute the Kandorians. Clark, as the Blur, arrived just in time to save them all, except for Faora, whom Waller was talking with.As Waller was threatening Faora, Major Zod arrived and threw her into her car. Fortunately for her, Clark came just in time to stop Zod from murdering Waller. Waller later told Stuart Campbell that he needed to stop his mission against Tess, but he ignored her order. Later, Zod tracked Checkmate down and, as Amanda and Stuart were in the hallway, he used his heat vision to burn down the castle.In Young Justice , unbeknownst to Waller, Superboy and Miss Martian were on an undercover mission at Belle Reve as Tommy and Tuppence Terror. When they arrived along with Mister Freeze and Icicle Jr., Waller introduced herself and explained the basics of the inhibitor collars. She then stated the prison walls were thick enough to hold even Superman, and went on to say that no one had and never would escape Belle Reve. After a scuffle in the mess hall, Mr. Freeze was brought before Waller. Freeze froze the prison guard, and broke his cuffs with an ice gauntlet. Waller activated his collar, but Freeze tore it off, and froze Waller's arm before she could fire a gun. Freeze shut down the collars and cell doors, allowing the prisoners to break free. He imprisoned Waller, Dr. Hugo Strange, and the guards in the cells.When Brick taunted Waller about being warm due to their thermal uniforms, Waller incited him. Brick grabbed her through the bars menacingly, but Hugo Strange convinced him to spare her.Eventually, Superboy (still disguised as Tommy Terror), turned the collars back on. This angered Icicle Sr., who assumed it was Waller. He confronted her and as he was about to land a blow, Hugo tackled Icicle Sr. and knocked him out. After Superboy walked out with Miss Martian, the prisoners were put back in their cells, and Belle Reve was scheduled to be up and running the next day.Unfortunately, the breakout attempt cost Waller her job as warden, and she was replaced by Hugo Strange. Show less «