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Checkmate

 
Checkmate
 

Name: Checkmate

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Action Comics (vol. 1) #598 (Mar. 1988): "Checkmate"

Creators: Paul Kupperberg, John Byrne, Ty Templeton

Number of Appearances: 102

   Comic Book Appearances: 100

   TV, Film Appearances: 2

Type of Organization/Group: government agency, intelligence agency

Note: major covert ops organization

Number of group members listed below: 71

Character
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Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Alice supporting character
  Checkmate DC 1
August General in Iron August General in Iron (Fang Zhifu) hero
  Checkmate; Great Ten
[Position in Checkmate: Black King's Bishop]
DC 31
Bishop (Jacques Reynard) supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 13
Black Thorn Black Thorn (Elizabeth Thorne) hero
  Checkmate; CIA
[was freelance operative for Checkmate]
DC 30
Jerry Blake supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 2
Sasha Bordeaux Sasha Bordeaux hero
  Checkmate DC 79
Brother Eye Brother Eye villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[1st app: Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 (May 2005)] DC 37
Harvey Bullock Harvey Bullock supporting character
  Checkmate; Gotham Major Crimes Unit DC 259
Kalia Campbell supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Bishop; later: King]
DC 16
Snapper Carr Snapper Carr hero
  Checkmate; The Justice League... 
[Position in Checkmate: Pawn]
DC 143
Ray Carson supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 1
Checkmate Checkmate supporting character group
  [major covert ops organization] DC 102
Count Vertigo Count Vertigo (Werner Vertigo) villain
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Checkmate; Secret Society of Super Villains... 
[Position in Checkmate: White Queen's Knight]
DC 105
Roger Dayton supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 3
Deadshot Deadshot (Floyd Lawton) villain hero
  Checkmate; The Suicide Squad... 
[was a freelance operative for Checkmate]
DC 213
Deathstroke the Terminator Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson) villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Checkmate; H.I.V.E.... 
[was a freelance operative for Checkmate]
DC 376
King Faraday King Faraday hero
  Checkmate; CBI
[Position in Checkmate: White Queen's Bishop]
DC 52
Faust Faust (Sebastian Faust) hero
CBR Scale: S demonolatry
Checkmate; The Outsiders...  DC 44
Fire Fire (Beatriz DaCosta) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Checkmate; The Justice League...  DC 297
Gaz villain
CBR Scale: D Kobra
Checkmate; Kobra
[sleeper agent within Checkmate, loyal to Kobra]
DC 1
Goldman supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Pawn]
DC 1
Patricia Grace-Colby hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Black Queen]
DC 1
Green Lantern Green Lantern (Alan Scott) hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination unknown)
Checkmate; The Justice Society of America... 
[Position in Checkmate: White King]
DC 768
Grace Guinness supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Rook]
DC 4
Huntress Huntress (Helena Rosa Bertinelli) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Checkmate; The Outsiders... 
[Position in Checkmate: Queen]
DC 520
Thomas Jagger hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: White King's Knight]
DC 20
Scott Jameson supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Bishop]
DC 5
Arthur Kendrick hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 1
Taleb Beni Khalid Taleb Beni Khalid hero
CBR Scale: S Druze
Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Black King]
DC 29
King King (Harry Stein) hero
  Checkmate; NYPD...  DC 59
Knight (Lionel Wainwright) supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 6
Phil Kramer Phil Kramer supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Bishop; later: King]
DC 12
Samuel Lacina supporting character
 indeterminate  Checkmate
[found dead in JSA headquarters]
DC 1
Jacob Lee hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 1
Maxwell Lord Maxwell Lord supporting character villain
  Checkmate; The Justice League...  DC 163
Conrad Mackay supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 2
Mademoiselle Marie (Josephine Tautin) hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Black Queen's Knight]
DC 15
Master Jailer (Carl Draper) supporting character villain
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Castellan]
DC 17
Jonah McCarthy hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Black Queen's Knight]
DC 21
Jessica Midnight Jessica Midnight hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Black Bishop, Black Queen's Bishop]
DC 38
Mr. Terrific Mr. Terrific (Michael Holt) hero
CBR Scale: M Atheist
Checkmate; The Justice Society of America... 
[Position in Checkmate: White King's Bishop; White King]
DC 289
Mark Nagoya supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 4
Negative Woman Negative Woman (Valentina Vostok) hero
  Checkmate; The Doom Patrol...  DC 76
Winston Churchill O'Donnel supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 18
Peacemaker Peacemaker (Christopher Smith) hero
CBR Scale: D radical pacifist
Checkmate; The Agency... 
[Founder of the Pax Institute.]
Charlton DC 78
Shen Li Po hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Black King's Bishop]
DC 10
Graziella Rea hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 1
Red Arrow Red Arrow (Roy Harper Jr.) hero
CBR Scale: S Navajo traditional religion
Checkmate; The Outsiders... 
[was freelance operative for Checkmate]
DC 668
John Reed supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Pawn; later promoted to Knight]
DC 19
Rene Rockwell supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Pawn]
DC 2
Rook (Abe Crane) supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Rook]
DC 1
David Said supporting character
CBR Scale: U Muslim
Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: King]
DC 8
Ahmed Samsarra hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: White King]
DC 1
Agent Samura supporting character
 indeterminate  Checkmate; black DC 2
Isobel Sanchez hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 1
Sarge Steel Sarge Steel hero
  Checkmate; CBI...  Charlton DC 51
Spy Smasher (Katarina Armstrong) hero
  Checkmate; FBI... 
[Special Advisor to Checkmate.]
DC 11
Steve supporting character
 indeterminate  Checkmate
[killed by Kobra sleeper agent within Checkmate]
DC 1
The Thinker villain hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Checkmate; The Injustice Society DC 23
Tim supporting character
 indeterminate  Checkmate
[killed by Kobra sleeper agents within Checkmate]
DC 1
Jake Tyler supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 1
unnamed Kobra cultist Checkmate agents villain group
CBR Scale: D Kobra
Checkmate; Kobra
[sleeper agents within Checkmate, loyal to Kobra]
DC 1
Oksana Verchenko hero
  Checkmate
[Position in Checkmate: White Queen]
DC 1
Vigilante Vigilante (Adrian Chase) hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination unknown)
Checkmate; The Agency DC 77
Vigilante Vigilante (Pat Trayce) hero
  Checkmate; Forgotten Heroes
[Was a freelance operative for Checkmate.]
DC 37
Vixen (Mari Jiwe McCabe) hero
CBR Scale: M Anglican (raised); African primal-indigenous religion
Checkmate; The Justice League...  DC 254
Amanda Waller Amanda Waller supporting character hero
CBR Scale: U Methodist
Checkmate; The Suicide Squad...  DC 211
Gary Washington supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 20
Connie Webb supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Knight]
DC 5
Mr. Wing supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Rook]
DC 1
Jack Wyznowski supporting character
  Checkmate
[position in Checkmate: Rook]
DC 11

This character is in the following 18 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Action Comics (vol. 1) #598 (Mar. 1988): "Checkmate"
Checkmate
Deathstroke, the Hunted #0 (Oct. 1994): "The Hunted: Prologue"
Deathstroke, the Terminator
JLA #1 (Jan. 1997): "Them!" (cameo)
JSA vs. Kobra
Magog #2 (Dec. 2009): "Miasma" (mentioned)
Outsiders


Suggested links for further research about this character:
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_(comics)
  - http://www.comicvine.com/checkmate/65-40521/