- "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.
Behind the scenes
- 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.
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