AMANDA WALLER: The Wall
"I know exactly what you used to do for the Brazilians before you got your power and I know exactly how much you enjoyed yourself while doing it. Now get to it, killer."
Comic Book History
Who is AMANDA WALLER?
Dr. Amanda Blake Waller is a DC Comics character who first appeared in Legends #1 in 1986. She 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 and antiheroine.
AMANDA WALLER, nicknamed "the Wall", is a former congressional aide and government agent often placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains working in return for amnesty.
AMANDA WALLER is a widow who escaped Chicago's Cabrini–Green housing projects with her surviving family after one of her sons, one of her daughters and her husband were murdered.
AMANDA WALLER's Family
Waller eventually obtained a doctorate in political science and became a congressional aide. During that work, she discovered the existence of the first two incarnations of the "Suicide Squad". Taking elements from both of these, she proposed the development of its third incarnation to the White House and was placed in charge upon its approval.
AMANDA WALLER formed "The Agency" a quasi-independent branch of Task Force X; this would later turn into the organization known as Checkmate.
Waller's tenure as the official in charge of the Squad was tumultuous and controversial. Despite many successes, she developed a habit of defying her superiors in Washington in order to achieve goals both legitimate and personal on more than one occasion.
Her relationship with the Squad itself was one of mutual dislike. Most of the team's criminal members did not really take to Waller's methods, and even the team's heroes were often at odds with Waller.
AMANDA WALLER at times accompanies the squad on their "field mission" and one of these missions, though unwillingly, brought them in Apokolips. Waller faced-off with the Female Furies creator Granny Goodness.
The Wall would later find herself promoted to Secretary of Metahuman Affairs in Lex Luthor's Presidential Administration.
Even after Luthor's downfall in his presidency, after being jailed several times. AMANDA WALLER bounced back, and continues to work and manipulate events in the sideline. For someone who does not possess any superhuman powers, she definitely is one of DC's most powerful individual.
Proof of how tough AMANDA WALLER is
DC Animated Universe
AMANDA WALLER appeared in the Justice League animated series, originally an opponent of the Justice League, she later became a liaison to the team and a trusted ally. Later in life, she was the main engineer of the creation of Terry McGinnis, who took over the role of Gotham City's protector as Batman.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
AMANDA WALLER appeared in the movie adaptation of the comic book: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. In this version, Waller is depicted as a more sympathetic character, betraying President Lex Luthor's offer of a prominent position in his "new world order" to provide Superman and Batman with information that they can use to destroy a kryptonite asteroid headed for Earth.
LIVE MEDIA APPEARANCE
Pam Grier plays AMANDA WALLER in Smallville. She first appears in the two-hour episode "Absolute Justice." Waller is portrayed as a ranking agent of both Checkmate and the Suicide Squad.
AMANDA WALLER next appeared in Martin Campbell's Green Lantern movie. She brought in Hector Hammond to investigate the body of a dead alien
POWERS & ABILITIES
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.
If AMANDA WALLER possesses any powers it is not known, she appears like a regular human being
Expert markswoman, great leadership abilities.
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Sources : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Waller : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Amanda_Waller_(New_Earth) : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Amanda_Waller : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Amanda_Waller_(New_Earth)/Quotes : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Amanda_Waller_(New_Earth)/Gallery : http://www.comicvine.com/amanda-waller/29-4920/ : http://www.comicvine.com/amanda-waller/29-4920/images/
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