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Eduardo Flamingo AKA El Flamingo is an insane assassin enemy of Batman and member of the Circus of Strange. He is a man who was lobotomized and brainwashed by the mob into becoming a flamboyant mercenary and serial-killer who eats the faces of his victims.


New Earth[]

He was an ordinary man with his own family who used to struggle with some criminal organization named the Mob. It lasted until they caught him and brainwashed him into a maniacal serial killer who eats faces of his victims. He killed all of the members of his family and then became a contract killer whose "kill record is impeccable."

Eduardo went 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, thus 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 him 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 Famingo 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 assassian'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 authorites arrived.

Prime Earth[]

In Prime Earth continuity, El Flamingo is a murderous inmate of Arkham Asylum. While in Arkham, Flamingo wore a makeshift pink domino mask and cape. He was amongst the inmates who fought Batman during a riot, shortly before Batman's adventure discovering the Court of Owls. Flamingo was later hired by the Cluemaster in order to assassinate Cluemaster's daughter, Stephanie Brown which he failed at doing.

Powers and Abilities[]

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.

Alternate versions[]

Batman 666[]

Flamingo's first-appearance is in the non-canonical future of Batman 666. He was a future enemy of Damian Wayne's incarnation of Batman and often fought the vigilante.

In Other Media[]


  • Flamingo was apparently conceived as a form of, "Evil Zorro" by Grant Morrison, Zorro being a classic hero with a heavy affiliation to the Batman mythos.
  • The image of Zorro on his bike is inspired by the poster for the 1984 musical film Purple Rain which was scored by and starred Prince, the musical artist who composed much of the soundtrack for Batman (1989).
  • It might be implied that the criminal who brainwashed Flamingo was Doctor Hurt, a criminal psychiatrist frequently used by Grant Morrison who had the cartel-lord alias of, "El Penitente".