Christoph Banks is a wealthy collector of historical artifacts.
Christoph Banks managed to collect a mansion full of historical artifacts. One day, he was showing off his Native American artifacts to Mina Chaytan. After showing her what he believed to be a Lakota peace pipe, which he had altered so that he could smoke it, Mina animated a set of medieval knight armor to attack him. The Flash and Ralph Dibny arrived on scene and attempted to apprehend her. Mina escaped with one of Banks' artifacts, a piece of a bison necklace, while the animated armor attacked Banks. After the armor knocked out Ralph, Flash phased into the set of armor and vibrated so that the armor shredded apart, saving Banks' life.