Skin Armor: Flag-Smasher’s costume is highly resilient, giving him Good protection Vs Physical and Force based attacks and Typical protection vs Energy and Edged attacks.
Polarized Lenses: Flag-Smasher’s mask lenses provide him with Excellent resistance to blinding flashes of light.
Spiked Mace: Flag-Smasher’s weapon of choice is a spiked ball-mace which can inflict Remarkable Edged damage. It is made of Remarkable material strength material.
Martial Arts A and E, Weapons Specialist (Spiked Mace), Linguistics
The man who would become the Flag-Smasher was the son of a wealth Swiss banker turned diplomat. As a youth, he accompanied his father on his diplomatic missions to various countries, never living in the same place for more than a year. Although he learned to speak several foreign languages fluently, the constant readjustment to new environments hampered his social growth. Consequently, he felt and outcast and became too introverted to form many friendships. While living in Tokyo, the boy began to study the martial arts, and at fifteen earned his black belt in karate. At the age of nineteen, he followed his father, who had become a delegate to the United Nations, to America and enrolled in Columbia University. He intended to major in political science and follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a diplomat. However, when his father was trampled to death in a riot outside the Latverian embassy, the young man’s goals changed. He felt that his father had pursued the goals of world peace and unity far too passively. He would spread the message using the only language he felt the world would respond to, the language of violence.
Employing his vast inheritance to finance his mission, he contracted certain unrevealed parties to supply him with an arsenal of experimental weaponry. He than fashioned himself the costumed identity of the Flag-Smasher, and returned to New York to begin a campaign of terrorist assaults on symbols of world separatism such as national flags and embassies. Through these random strikes he hoped to convey the message that nationalism is an outmoded concept which tends to promote disunity among the family of man. Learning that Captain America was going to make a public speech, Flag-Smasher seized the opportunity to confront America’s foremost patriot and challenge his beliefs. Flag-Smasher held the hundreds of people attending the press conference hostage, forcing them to listen to his anti-nationalist rhetoric. When the confrontation turned physical, Captain America overpowered the Flag-Smasher. Flag-Smasher has been deported from the country.
After injuries from an attempted assassination attempt left Flag-Smasher close to brain-dead, he somehow came into the custody of the President of Roxxon Oil and his advisors. Controlling him through little chemical cocktails, they can inspire almost any mood, including homocidal rage. Although captured at the end of his rampage and the connection with Roxxon Oil was made public, formal charges were never brought against Roxxon. The Flag-Smasher presumably remains in custody.