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Persuader III

Alias: Elise Kimble
Teen Titans Adversary

Related Links: The Terror Titans
Dreadbolt The Clock KingDisruptor II
Copperhead IIRavager IV

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An Axe To Grind

Young Elise Kimble adored her father. But her heart was hardened when he abruptly left both her and her mother. This caused friction between Elise and her mother, which continued into Elise’s teen years.

As a high school student, Elise accepted her first “contract kill” from a student who had issues with one of the teachers. When her mother learned of her crime, Elise killed her as well.

The vicious teenager was approached by the Clock King, who fashioned Elise with a powerful Atomic Axe. Taking the name Persuader, Elise joined Clock King’s Terror Titans, with the promise that one day she would be reunited with her father.

ABOVE: Terror strike in TEEN TITANS (third series) #56 [2008].
BELOW: The team compares notes in TERROR TITANS (mini-series) #5 [2009].

Axe Of Terror

Clock King eventually made good on that promise, and Elise had a tearful reunion with her estranged father. Their reunion was cut brutally short when Clock King murdered Elise’s father right before her eyes. Clock King maintained that he had kept his promise, but also insisted that his murderous act would make Elise a stronger soldier.

Meanwhile, Clock King created his own meta-human militia of brainwashed super-teens, and ordered them to cause senseless destruction in Los Angeles. But once Ravager and MIss Martian freed the enthralled super-powered teens from Clock King’s control, only the Terror Titans stood to oppose a small army of meta-teen heroes. Clock King subsequently murdered Disruptor and abandoned the remaining Terror Titans, which led to their eventual defeat. Dreadbolt, Copperhead and Persuader were initially captured, but later escaped and co-opted the former Dark Side Club headquarters. Together, they vowed to one day exact revenge on the Clock King.

ABOVE: Clock King reunites Persuader with her father and subsequently
murders him in TERROR TITANS (mini-series) #5 [2009].
BELOW: Persuader joins Superboy-Prime’s Legion of Doom in TEEN TITANS (third series) #100 [2011].

 Powers & Abilities

While wearing her high-tech suit, the Disruptor has the ability to “disrupt” the natural flow of things. This includes stopping electrical power and other forms of energy, as well as disrupting super-powers.


Persuader III by Eddy Barrows


 Essential Reading

Teen Titans #56-60 [2008]: The new Clock King pushes his Terror Titans to capture the entire Teen Titans team so he can sell the heroes to the Dark Side Club, an underground fight club run by people who believe they’re the avatars of the New Gods. After Kid Devil and Miss Martian are captured, the remaining Titans have a showdown with the Terror Titans in Clock King’s time dimension, where the time tinkerer is stymied by Ravager, who possesses similar precognitive abilities. In the wake of their confrontation, Ravager leaves the team. First full appearances of the Terror Titans, Clock King II, Dreadbolt, Copperhead II, Persuader III and Disruptor II.
Terror Titans #1-6 [2008-2009]: They stood against the Teen Titans, and now the Terror Titans spin off into their own miniseries! Clock King hatches a plan for his team of teenage legacy villains, as well as their deadly new member – the Teen Titans’ own Ravager! But if he’s to succeed, Clock King must first stabilize the underground metahuman gladiator arena known as the Dark Side Club.
Teen Titans (third series) #99-100 [2011]:It’s all-out war as Titans old and new come together to face the greatest threat to their existence. Superboy-Prime gathers his own “Legion of Doom,” comprised of various Titans villains. He then creates an army of Superboy clones to besiege the Titans. Together, Titans past and present defeat the villains and trap Superboy-Prime within the impenetrable Source Wall at the edge of the universe.

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