"I don't think anyone else knows this, and those that do, don't believe. He's a myth. An urban legend. He has been compared to Machiavelli and Nostradamus."
Aldus Boardman[src]

Machiavelli was a famous philosopher and strategist on Earth-1.


At some point in time, Machiavelli developed key principles of political strategy.[1]


Vandal Savage was at times compared to Machiavelli.[2]

In 2006 while participating in the debating society at the University of Oxford, Clifford DeVoe debated how the principles of Machiavelli could be applied to modern brinkmanship.[1]



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  • In the real world Niccolò Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer of the Renaissance period.
  • In the DC comics Machiavelli was referenced and channeled several times, including a character nicknamed Lord Machiavelli, an advisor of a street gang named Wall Street Irregulars and an enemy of Green Arrow, first appearing in Detective Comics #525.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Therefore I Am"
  2. "Legends of Yesterday"
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