Gotham on the Brink
Jack "Black Jack" Smiles
Vigilante / Terrible Police Officer
Jack Smiles, son of ace crime reporter Seymour Smiles , was inspired by the Police he grew up seeing his father cover. At the age of 18, he signed up for the Academy, graduated near the top of his class, and became a Beat Cop, who his father always said were the most honest, effective police in Gotham.
Unfortunately, Jack’s beat was corrupt, with the local leadership entirely owned by Carmine Falcone. Jack’s continuous pushing to actually go after the worst criminals in his precinct eventually got him into trouble, and he was relegated to a desk job in the file room.
Once there, he got to see with his own eyes how many reports were filed away with no action taken. Inspired by Bat-Man and other vigilantes, Jack decided to take justice into his own hands. Donning a mask, and he set out into the streets at night, hoping to track down and kill criminals who have gotten away with crimes. He attempted to keep a low profile, focusing on street toughs and robbers, but a recent run in with Batman and The SIlver Legion has him setting his sights higher, at the true threats to the people of Gotham.