Blacksmith is a DC Comics supervillain and a rogue to the Flash III (Wally West). Blacksmith first appeared in Flash: Iron Heights (2001) and was created by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver. She is the ex-wife of Goldface.
|First appearance||Flash: Iron Heights (2001)|
|Created by||Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver|
|Alter ego||Amunet Black|
|Team affiliations||The Rogues|
|Partnerships||Keith Kenyon (Goldface, ex-husband)|
|Abilities||Merge metal with flesh and shape it to her will|
Fictional character biographyEdit
For 15 years, Amunet Black has been running and operating the Network, an underground black market in Central City and Keystone City, the twin cities, for supervillains to buy, sell, or move contraband. During that time, she had a brief marriage to Goldface. When they divorced, she stole the elixir that gave him his powers and changed it to gain the ability to merge metal with flesh and shape it to her will. She was able to keep the Network hidden from the authorities and if any villain reformed or quit crime, she made sure the memories of the Network were erased from their minds. Soon, with a vision of power, Blacksmith planned out her takeover of the twin cities, with her as the leader.
First, she organized a new group of rogues, which consisted of the Weather Wizard, Mirror Master II, Magenta, Murmur, Girder, Plunder, and Trickster II. She made sure that her rogues were strong and had better control of their powers. She had Magenta use her powers to keep Girder from rusting and taught the Weather Wizard better control with his wand.
Second, she and her rogues had Flash's allies removed or incapacitated. Mirror Master framed Piper for the murder of his parents. Plunder took out Chunk, shot his mirror image Detective Jared Morillo, and assumed his identity. Then, Mirror Master kidnapped Cyborg and police officer Fred Chyre, trapping them in a mirror universe along with all the other cops of Keystone City. The Rogues then removed the speedsters by giving Jesse Quick's company financial trouble and then sent Jay Garrick to a hospital in Denver when his wife got sick. Finally, Murmur and Mirror Master attacked radio stations and reprogrammed their antennas to broadcast a mirror shield around the twin cities to prevent anyone from coming in or getting out. After everything had been put into place, Blacksmith and her rogues launched their takeover and began by attacking the Flash. They attacked hard and fast, which left Flash tired and badly injured, but just as they were about to finish him off, they were stopped by the Thinker, who wanted to use the Flash's brain to upload information. After the Thinker was defeated, Blacksmith and the rogues resumed their plan and attacked Flash and Goldface. They successfully trounced Flash while Goldface escaped. During the fight, Blacksmith used her power to transform her body into ebony metal, while villains in the Network began to loot and pillage the two cities. Luckily, Goldface lead the people of the twin cities against the Network and Flash managed to defeat the Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, and Trickster II, before they escaped when Captain Cold froze the ground and Mirror Master used it to retreat. With her rogues defeated, she tried a desperate attack by collapsing the bridge that connects Keystone City and Central City. The Flash quickly managed to rebuild the bridge and finally defeat Blacksmith by stranding her on a barge in the middle of the river (she could not enter the water for fear of rusting her metal skin). With her Network discontinued, she was sent to Iron Heights, where she was severely wounded by the escaping Gorilla Grodd.
Although she survived her injuries, Blacksmith has not been seen since that incident, although she did show up for "Digger" Harkness' funeral.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Blacksmith's body has been mutated to be the perfect fusion between organic and inorganic. This has given her the ability to fuse organic and inorganic matter. Blacksmith has used the ability to fuse an inorganic object into an opponent causing serious damage. Blacksmith has also used the ability to cause serious damage to inorganic structures.
In other mediaEdit
Katee Sackhoff portrays Amunet Black aka Blacksmith in season four of The Flash. This version is a former flight attendant and crime lord named Leslie Jocoy who operates an underground black market of metahuman supervillains. She is a metahuman who has the power to manipulate metal, but prefers using special metal shards when in combat. Blacksmith convinced Caitlin Snow to work with her for the promise of a cure. Caitlin later leaves. In the episode "Girl's Night Out," Blacksmith repeatedly tries to coerce Caitlin back to her side at the same time when she plans to sell Weeper. In the episode "Don't Run," Blacksmith persuades Snow into operating on Brain Storm. Blacksmith later recaptures Brain Storm and sells him to Thinker. At the end of "Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash," Blacksmith is tipped by Warden Wolfe of Iron Heights Penitentiary who lets her know that he has a big catch (i.e.: Barry Allen). In the episode "True Colors," Blacksmith meets with Warden Wolfe in one of Iron Heights Penitentiary's prison yards as he prepares to sell her Barry Allen, Kilg%re, Hazard, Black Bison, and Dwarfstar to her. She was knocked out when Thinker attacked and later fled. In the episode "Harry and the Harrisons," Team Flash later formed a truce with Blacksmith when her henchman Norvok plotted to sell some of her metal. During this time, she theorized that Caitlin could not access Killer Frost due to a placebo effect. Flash persuaded Blacksmith not to kill Norvok. After making a device for Team Flash to use when Thinker activates his Enlightenment device, Blacksmith forms metals around her and escapes in a metallic tornado. In the episode "Goldfaced," Blacksmith is mentioned to be the ex-girlfriend of Goldface.
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