Team










Checkmate
Nick Name
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Royalty

Ahmed Samsarra

Amanda Waller

Green Lantern I

Harry Stein

Maxwell Lord

Mr. Terrific II

Negative Woman

Oksana Verchenko

Patricia Grace-Colby

Sarge Steel

Sasha Bordeaux

Taleb Beni Khalid


Bishops

Harvey Bullock

Jessica Midnight

Kalia Campbell

King Faraday

Mr. Terrific II

Phil Kramer

Scott Jameson

Shen Li Po

Thinker I


Knights

Count Vertigo

Fire

Jonah McCarthy

Mademoiselle Marie II

Thomas Jagger


Rooks

Abe Crane

Grace Guiness

Jack Wyznowski

Mr. Wing


Freelance Agents

Arsenal III

Black Thorn

Deadshot

Deathstroke

Peacemaker I

Vigilante II

Vigilante V

Vixen


Occupation
Government sponsored covert operations unit.
Legal Status
Sanctioned and funded by the United States government.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Alliances

Suicide Squad II

Task Force X


Base of Operations

Checkmate Castle, Switzerland

Konig Industries, Shelby, Virginia


(The) Dome: Training facility.


Accessories
Knight Uniforms: Head to toe uniform equipped with a material which becomes more rigid when impacted to further protect the wearer.


Common Enemies

Angels of Allah

Bishop

Crazy Horse

Fist of Allah

(The) Jackal

Kobra


Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Checkmate Vol. 1 & 2


First Appearance
Action Comics #598 (March, 1988)
Creator
John Byrne & Paul Kupperberg
Origin

Initially an interagency covert intelligence taskforce lead by Valentina Vostok (Negative Woman), the agency evolved into a group designed to perform task considered vital to the safety and interest of the U.S. Government.


Structured in a hierarchy resembling the pieces on a chessboard, the top agents are the Queen and King, who give orders to their Bishops, who in turn supervise their field directors known as Rooks who give orders to the Knights and Pawns that keep threats to national security in a state of Checkmate.


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