|First Appearance:||Birds of Prey #2 (October, 2011)|
|Created by:|| Duane Swierczynski|
Choke is the leader of the Cleaners and a master of mind control.
Appearing in Gotham, the Cleaners, a group of covert, stealth assassins, begin to target Black Canary and her would be team, the Birds of Prey, for unknown reasons. Using a drug created to reconnect neural transmissions within the brain of stroke victims, the Cleaners are able to plant bombs inside the heads of their victims, detonating them with hypnotic phrases. Cleaner agents manage to plant a bomb within Black Canary's head, first made evident when Choke begins to speak to Canary through her mind, while she tries to save others believed to be carrying bombs. Starling, and the rest of the Birds of Prey manage to save Canary, disabling the bomb in her head, but when they find what they believe to be the HQ of the Cleaners, Choke once again takes control of their minds, and the next thing they know, they're standing in the middle of a pile of rubble, and Batgirl is missing.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Invisibility: Due to his stealth armor, Choke can render himself invisible.
- Mind Control