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The "Rifle" is a dangerous hitman who was hired by Alice to kill those capable of reproducing a weapon that could kill Batwoman before using it on her.

Biography

Early life

At some point, the Rifle became known for leaving death and destruction behind.

In late 2019, he went on missions to Jakarta and Metropolis before being hired by Alice in Gotham.[1]

Dealing with Batwoman

The Rifle came to Gotham under orders from Safiyah Sohail, to retrieve a weapon capable of penetrating the batsuit from Alice. He was also ordered by Alice to murder one of the scientists responsible for its creation, Derek Holcomb, before she hands the weapon to him from her possession. After he failed, Alice had Mouse finish the job; soon after Alice demanded what Safiyah promised to give her. He explained that his boss wouldn't hand over anything until they knew the gun worked, causing Beth to swiftly shoot it into a wall and walk away. Later, after the Rifle retrieved what Beth wanted, he delivered it to her and she finally handed over the gun, requesting he give Batwoman her best.[1]

After the Rifle attempted to use the gun on Batwoman and it didn't work, he angrily returned to Beth's lair who only told him that it was a shame the only three people who could fix it were dead. He warned her that Safiyah was going to be pissed, causing Alice to slap him and warn him not to mention her name. After failing to kill Batwoman, he left Gotham and made his way to Santorini.[1]

Later Safiyah made a deal with Julia Pennyworth, who promised to gave her Lucius Fox's journal if she stopped the Rifle from pursuing Batwoman, which she did. However, after Julia discovered the journal's true content could be used to kill Batwoman the deal went off.[2]

Abilities

  • Peak of human physical condition: As an international master assassin, the Rifle is in top physical condition with remarkable strength, speed, stamina, and durability.
    • Acrobatics/Free-running: Rifle is able to leap over walls and swiftly make an escape when his assassination attempts are thwarted.
    • Honed senses: Rifle has very sharp senses and perception skills.
  • Expert tactician: As a trained assassin, Rifle is able to track his targets and plan to take them out.
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Despite being known for using ranged weapons, Rifle is a highly capable hand-to-hand combatant; he was able to fend off Julia Pennyworth in a brief scuffle and knock her down long enough to make his escape.
    • Master marksman: A notorious assassin, Rifle is known for killing his targets with precision shots. He is able to shoot with great accuracy with a variety of firearms.
  • Stealth: Rifle is able to sneak around unnoticed.

Equipment

  • Guns: Staying true to his alias, the Rifle uses sniper rifles, assault rifles, and handguns when on the job. He also used the specialized coil accelerator that can penetrate Batwoman's suit.

Appearances

Batwoman

Season 1

Behind the scenes

  • In the comics, the Rifle is a member of the terrorist group called The Many Arms of Death, comprised of members who are named after various weapons. They have been led by both Safiyah Sohail and Alice.

References

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