Alias
Pied Piper
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Hartley Rathaway


Aliases

Henry Darrow

Thomas Peterson


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.


Occupation

Corporate Executive

Criminal

Musician

Social Activist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Central City, Missouri
Group Affiliation

Flash's Rogues


Base of Operations

Central City, Missouri

Keystone City, Kansas


Height
5' 10"
Weight
150 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Redish Blonde
Known Powers
Normal human with a genius level aptitude for sonics and music.
Accessories

Flutes: Musical devices used to create sounds for a wide variety of purposes including shock waves, sound barriers and hypnotism.


Common Enemies

Flash II

Flash III


Regularly Appearing
Flash Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance
Flash Vol. 1 #106 (May, 1959)
Creator
John Broome & Carmine Infantino
Origin

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.