Kyle Abbot (DC)
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Little is known about Kyle Abbott, whose first recorded appearance saw him in the employ of ecoterrorist Ra's Al Ghul. He later swore his allegiance to al Ghul's former employee, Whisper a'Daire, who injected him with a serum made by Ra's that gave Abbott the ability to shape-shift into a werewolf and eternal life. The serum needed to be taken on a regular basis, thereby granting a'Daire control over Abbott, who became her much-feared second in command.
Abbott was also a'Daire's whipping boy, and was punished every time one of her power-grabbing schemes failed. As a result of the many beatings he received, he was left partially blinded and disfigured until a'Daire used the serum to restore Abbott's health, although he remained blind in one eye. Despite his suffering, Abbott remained unswervingly loyal to his vicious master. When a'Daire took over HSC International Banking, a legitimate company fronting for the criminal group Intergang, Abbott remained by her side.
Eventually regaining total sight, Abbott--now able to change form from human to semi-lycan to full werewolf--led a team of shape-changers against the Question and former Gotham City Police Department detective Renee Montoya, who were tracing illegal alien weaponry to Intergang. Abbott and his men engaged Intergang in a vicious fight that left all of Intergang's agents dead. Abbott later managed to track Montoya and the Question to Khandaq, framing them for the slaughter that had occurred at the Intergang HSC warehouse.
When he returned to Gotham, Abbott was alarmed at the fervor Bruno Mannheim, Intergang's leader, displayed for the task of destroying the city to fulfill a prophecy from the Crime Bible. As a result, he turned his back on a'Daire and proved crucial in leading Montoya to the kidnapped Batwoman, about to be sacrificed by Mannheim. He was last seen accompanying Nightwing in disabling devices designed to turn the city into a charred lump of rock.
Works for Whisper a'Daire
First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #743
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Batman: Gotham City Secret Files (2000)
Detective Comics (1937)
- 'Batwoman: Elegy (Deluxe Edition)'TPB
- 'Batwoman: Elegy'TPB
- 'New Gotham, Vol. 01: Evolution'#743
- 'Evolution, One: Whispers in the Dark'#744
- 'Evolution, II: Unity of Purpose'#745
- 'Evolution, III: Law of the Land'#746#750#750 (Newsstand Edition)#855
- 'Misterioso; Pipeline, Chapter One/Part Two'#856
- 'Affettuoso; Pipeline, Chapter One/Part Three'#857
- 'Rubato!; Pipeline, Chapter One/Part Four'#859
- 'Go 2; Pipeline, Chapter Two/Part One'
Religion of Crime (DC)
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