Mercy Graves

Back to Villains Main > Mercy Graves

Real Identity: Mercy Graves
Affiliations: LexCorp
Appearances (STAS): A Little Piece of Home, Stolen Memories, The Main Man Part One, My Girl, Blasts From the Past Part One, Livewire, Identity Crisis, Solar Power, Brave New Metropolis, Ghost in the Machine, World's Finest Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Apokolips...Now! Part Two, A Fish Story and Legacy Part One
Appearances (JL/U): Tabula Rasa Part One, Part Two and Clash
Appearances (BTAC Comics): Hardware
Skills: Administration, Armed and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Lisa Edelstein

Like any other urban landscape, Metropolis has its share of a homeless population that they ignore. Mercy was an orphan that lived off of her wits from an early age and gaining the necessary survival skills. She eventually led a gang of street thieves.

One day, she attempted to steal the briefcase of Lex Luthor. Instead of punishing her, much less killing her, Luthor was impressed by her courage and hired her to work for his company, LexCorp.

She operated as his second, performing various tasks such as bodyguard, chauffeur and assassin among many. She is highly trained in weaponry and hand to hand combat.

Mercy Graves piloted a C-17 cargo plane and took off with Luthor and a stolen Brainiac remnant from Gotham City's Claremon Airfield. She informed Luthor they were five minutes from Metropolis airspace. She suggested he change into something more business-like. Luthor ordered her to just get them back to Metropolis before Batman caught up. Batman caught up and crippled the plane. Graves strapped on a parachute and jumped. Superman later grabbed her by the parachute and flew back to Metropolis with her and Luthor in tow.

Years later, when Luthor learned of his terminal cancer, he left Mercy to run the company. Luthor assumed Mercy was the only one he could trust to give back the company. Left alone to run LexCorp, Mercy realized the subtles of the parasitic relationship she shared with Luthor.