Eduardo Flamingo was an ordinary man who got into trouble with the mob. They captured him and brainwashed him into a maniacal serial killer who devours the faces of his victims. After being released, he proceeded to kill his entire family, before becoming a contract killer who became known for his "impeccable kill record."
Eduardo traveled to Gotham City to deal with such major threats to the criminal underworld as Batman and Robin. After arrival he chased Red Hood and Scarlet to their lair, he shot the Red Hood straight in the head, shattering his helmet.
As Red Hood lay shaken from the shooting, Flamingo intended to finish him off. However, Scarlet quickly intervened. Flamingo choked Scarlet with his whip and attempted to pull off the mask that had been melted upon her face. Red Hood screamed in protest, stating that it is the Red Hood who he truly wants to punish. The Flamingo released Scarlet and shot Red Hood twice; tearing off part of his ear and knee-capping him. Batman and Robin soon arrived to stop Flamingo from killing Red Hood. The Dynamic Duo were able to keep the Flamingo occupied until Batman was thrown off an edge and Robin was shot five times at point blank range in the back. During the fight with Batman and Robin, Scarlet was able to get behind Flamingo and proceeded to "let the punishment fit the crime" by slashing the right side of the assassin's face. The Flamingo was then hit by Jason driving a bulldozer, while trying to recover from Scarlet's attack. Red Hood then dumped a mass of rubble onto Flamingo. It appeared as if he was killed, but there is no sign of a body when the authorities arrived.
In the New 52, Flamingo briefly appeared in the first issue of the Court of Owls storyline where he was shown to be an inmate of Arkham Asylum.
In Batman #666, he is sneaking up on Damian when he has a Batarang thrown in his face. This states that he is still alive and may have more appearances.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
He is an extremely skilled assassin, as he was shown to be capable of single-handedly defeating Red Hood and Scarlet together in combat until Batman and Robin arrived. Even then, he was capable of holding off Batman and Robin until Red Hood finally overwhelmed him. He wields a variety of weapons, ranging from chain whips to sub-machine guns. He also drives a variety of vehicles, thought the most common is a bright pink motorcycle.