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Colonel Rick Flagg, Jr.
Rick Flagg
Information
Species: Human
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Black
Affiliations: U.S. Government;
Task Force X;
Cadmus Project
Abilities: Excellent hand-to-hand combatant
Voiced by: Adam Baldwin

"Some of us don't have to be blackmailed into serving their country."

Colonel Rick Flagg, Jr. is a patriotic officer of the U.S.A, and son of Colonel Flagg. Despite not possessing any special power, Flagg is a talented hand-to-hand combatant, and a gifted tactician with a profound sense of duty and patriotism.

History

Flagg recruited four outlaws into a group named Task Force X, under the directive of Project Cadmus. Their covert mission consisted in infiltrating the Justice League's headquarters to retrieve the Annihilator. While Deadshot and Plastique created a distraction, Flagg and Boomerang rushed to the armory. When they were intercepted by three Leaguers, Flagg took on Vigilante and Shining Knight single-handedly in hand-to-hand combat. Thanks to his dexterity, the mission was a success. Unlike the others, Colonel Flagg, Jr. wasn't blackmailed into going on this suicide mission—he did it out of patriotism.

Background information

Richard Rogers Flag Jr. made his first appearance in The Brave and the Bold #25, and was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru. Richard Flag Jr. was the son of Richard Montgomery Flag, member of the original Suicide Squad and Task Force X, pre- and post-WWII. Rick Flag Jr. integrated the second Suicide Squad until it disbanded. Then, Flag was recruited by Amanda Waller to lead the new Suicide Squad, but he wasn't pleased to serve side by side with convicts. Nevertheless, Flag was totally loyal towards his teammates and Amanda Waller. Flag was an exceptional hand-to-hand fighter. However, he became emotionally unstable throughout his career, which led to the revealing of the Suicide Squad's existence to the public. Rick Flag Jr. was thought dead following the destruction of the Jihad's headquarters, but was later revealed to have survived. He was associated with Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad once more, and has come to learn that his identity as "Rick Flag Jr." was a lie concocted by General Eiling.

Appearances

Justice League Unlimited


Project Cadmus
Members
Leader Amanda Waller
Sponsor Lex Luthor
PR / Manager Maxwell Lord
Division Heads
Genetics Emil Hamilton
Psychology Hugo Strange • Moon
Splicing Milo
Mysticism Tala
Military Tactics Wade Eiling
Agents
Captain Atom • Doomsday • Galatea
Ultimen Downpour • Juice • Shifter • Long Shadow • Wind Dragon
Task Force X Captain Boomerang • Clock King • Deadshot • Rick Flagg • Plastique

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