Back Alley Brawler

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The Back Alley Brawler is an in-game character and member of the Freedom Phalanx.

Character History

Michael White was the son of a gang enforcer. Looking to make a better name for himself, he joined the Paragon City Police Department to help clean up the city, but found out the hard way that it was a losing effort.

Following the lead set by his friend Blue Steel, Michael put on a mask and began working as a vigilante, using the abilities he acquired to clean up the streets as the Back Alley Brawler.

As the leader of the Regulators, he was instrumental in breaking up several gangs and putting a serious dent in drug distribution, especially in the designer drug Superadine.

He retired from active service in the 90's, but was thrown back into combat with the Rikti Invasion of 2002. As one of the "Surviving Eight" heroes, he became a member of the reorganized Freedom Phalanx to help restore order and rebuild the city.

He currently holds a semi-retired status, spending his time more with helping new heroes improve themselves in the Galaxy City district.

Other References

The Back Alley Brawler was first seen in the original City of Heroes trailer and in the teaser for City of Villains.

He makes a cameo appearance in the "Dread Carnivale" storyline in the Blue King Studios incarnation of the "City of Heroes" comic series, introducing himself to Apex and War Witch. He would later be recruited by Apex to help face Requiem.

He would later be featured in the "Bloodlines" storyline of the Top Cow Comics incarnation of the series, where he would have a history with Manticore's father.

The Brawler also makes a brief appearance in Issues 1 and 2 of the "Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight" series when Lyon Powers makes her debut.

(See the Brawler's Paragon Wiki entry for more information.)

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