Note: Thomas Peterson is an alias created by Hartley Rathaway. Henry Darrow is an alias created by his wealthy parents who bribed the police into preserving the family's prestige.
|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Central City, Missouri|
|Base of Operations|
Central City, Missouri
Keystone City, Kansas
|Normal human with a genius level aptitude for sonics and music.|
Flutes: Musical devices used to create sounds for a wide variety of purposes including shock waves, sound barriers and hypnotism.
|Flash Vol. 1 & 2|
|Flash Vol. 1 #106 (May, 1959)|
|John Broome & Carmine Infantino|
Born deaf, Hartley Rathaway was fortunate to also be born into wealth. His parents spared no expense in curing his ailment and eventually were successful.
Now able to hear, Rathaway became obsessed with sound, especially music. Although encouraged by his parents to achieve success, they became convinced their son was mentally disturbed and directionless.
Buying their son the success they thought of he was incapable, he became bored with his life of ease. Utilizing his skills with sound and his fortune, Rathaway began a life of crime in a pursuit of adventure as the Pied Piper.