Real Name: Christopher Smith

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Diplomat

Affiliations: Nora O'Rourke, Paul

Enemies: Emil Bork, Beel, Enrico Lucetti, Mr. Blaze, Sinistro

Known Relatives: Unidentified father (army officer turned statesman) and mother (laboratory researcher)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: "Peace Palace," a mountaintop chateau in Switzerland

First Appearance: Fightin' 5#40 (Charlton Comics, November 1966)

Powers/Abilities: Peacemaker wears a thin, pliable body armour capable of blocking small calibre bullets. His jetpack enables him to fly, while his helmet both protects his head and includes a powerful laser. He is a master of weapons, and a gifted inventor.

History: Diplomat Christopher Smith abhorred the senseless violence of war and strove to do everything he could to end the suffering it caused. While considering himself a pacifist at heart, he recognised that sometimes peaceful solutions could not stop the warmongers of the world, so when he had exhausted other options he donned a costume and armed himself with specialised weapons of his own devising so he could fight violence with violence and bring it to an end as the Peacemaker.

Comments: Created by Joe Gill and Pat Boyette.

   Since many will be more familiar with the version of Peacemaker played by John Cena and presented in the movie The Suicide Squad and the sequel series Peacemaker, it should be clearly stated that the Peacemaker in those resembles the original Charlton version only superficially. He's got roughly the right costume, but Charlton's Peacemaker is extremely intelligent, and while he uses violence he studiously avoids killing - he's not the dim-witted "I love peace so much I'm willing to kill as many men, women and children as necessary to get it" character seen on screen.

   When DC bought out Charlton Peacemaker was one of the characters they integrated into their combined universe. However, this version was more than a little different from the Charlton character. A contributor to the site, Gabriel, noted that the DC version was the "son of a Nazi soldier, haunted by ghosts. Driven for justice though vengeance seems more viable. (He became) a government agent under the auspices of Checkmate (a paramilitary version of the CIA/SAS. Its agents are highly trained and wear specialized gear)."  The DC Peacemaker was later killed by Eclipso in Eclipso#13, and a man called Mitchell Black became the new Peacemaker, though he's since been resurrected.

    Peacemaker served as the inspiration for the Comedian in Alan Moore's Watchmen.


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