|Character Profiles - Villains - Calculator
Real Name: Noah Kuttler
Marital Status: Single
Base of Operations: Gotham City
Height: 5Ft 11in
Weight: 169 Lbs
First Appearance:Detective Comics #463 (September, 1976)
Created By: Bob Rozakis
The Calculator began his criminal career by crossing the country and getting into fights with various superheroes. He would then press a button on his special costume that would analyze and record their battle tactics, ensuring he couldn't be beaten again again by the hero that just defeated him. He battled and was defeated by the Atom, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Elongated Man, the Batman, and Air Wave. He ended up in prison serving nine consecutive life terms.
Calculator escaped from prison and decided to reinvent himself. Having heard how a friend overheard Black Canary talking to herself during a fight and hearing tales about Oracle, the Calculator turned himself into an Oracle for supervillains. Being friends with several villains, he began to get people jobs and soon created a large network of infomration and connections. He tipped Bolt off about a crate two young hoodlunms were selling. Unfornately, the hoods shot and nearly killed Bolt. He also helped Captain Boomerang reunite with his son, Owen Mercer. He kept an eye on the news surrounding the mysterious death of Sue Dibny and the near death of Jean Loring. When Batman suspected Calculator was responsible, he dodged the Dark Knight. He finally gave Boomerang a job to kill Jack Drake. The job went sour and both Boomerang and Drake were killed. Calculator later claimed the order for the job was made anonymously and he had no idea Drake would be armed.
When word of the mindwipes performed by the Justice League of America got out, Calculator became part of the inner circle of the group known as the Society. He recruited Mr. Freeze and Fadeaway Man into the group and kept tabs on various activities the Society was involved in. He has kept track of Supergirl since she started her career. He tracked Blue Beetle as the hero investigated the mysterious happenings with his company. Lately, the Calculator tried to solve the mystery of Oracle's identity but eventualy gave up.
It has been revealed to others that the Lex Luthor who is part of the Society is in fact Alexander Luthor, Jr. of Earth-3. Calculator has been seen woring with both Alex and the Lex Luthor of mainstream Earth. It is unknown if he just doesn't know both are seperate people or if he's playing both sides. In any event, Calculator did have Luthor tested for superhuman powers. The results of those tests are unknown, but whatever they were, Calculator continued to act as one of the inner circle in the Society. When the Society organized a worldwide prison break, he coordinated the whole thing. Eventually, the Society launched a massive assault on Metropolis. The attack was repulsed by an army of superheroes. As for Calculator, his whereabouts and those of the surviving members of the Society's inner circle are unknown at the present time.
Noah suffers from severe Obsessive-compulsive disorder, unbeknownst to his peers (even though this was hinted at when he was in charge of monitoring Supergirl), and initially controlled this with medication. However, in Birds of Prey, he became obsessed with finding out the identity of Oracle, and this led him toward a mental breakdown. He stopped taking his medication and suffered from nightmares about the green mask that Oracle uses as a symbol. In Birds of Prey issue #111, Noah finally meets the woman behind Oracle face-to-face at a computer-industry conference, but is depicted looking far younger than his previous illustrations in DC titles and his history would indicate. Both are using aliases, and Noah is prevented from learning Oracle's true identity only at the last possible moment through an ingenious stratagem devised by the Birds.
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