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Linda Penman (mother), Mike Machin (adoptive father, deceased), Roxanne Machin (adoptive mother, deceased)
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Quote1 My objectives have always been unassailable. My standards, incorruptible. You know this. Quote2
-- Lonnie Machin src

HistoryEdit

Detective Comics 608
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Anarky (real name Lonnie Machin) made his debut as an adversary to Batman, in which he responded to complaints in the newspaper by attacking the sources, such as the owner of a factory whose byproduct waste was polluting the water. Anarky and Batman ultimately came to blows, and during their brief fight, Batman deduced that Anarky was actually a young child. After being caught, Lonnie was locked away in a juvenile detention center. However, he frequently escaped and peregrinated around Gotham City.

During periods of incarceration, Lonnie operated as Moneyspider, a computer hacker. In this guise, he stole money from large corporations and channeled it to the third world where he believed it would do more good. This scheme was foiled by Robin.

Upon his release, Anarky built a machine that allowed him to fuse both hemispheres of his brain, giving him increased intelligence, and what he perceived as enlightenment. Anarky eventually chose to shed the encumbrance of his double life, and faked his death. He then worked in seclusion to further his goal of achieving an utopian society. He had several further brushes with Batman, as well as the likes of Etrigan and Darkseid. Eventually, due to the earthquake in Gotham, Anarky relocated to a new base of operations beneath the Washington Monument.

Anarky has had run-ins with Green Arrow, the Justice League, Young Justice and Robin.

Lonnie has been captured and held hostage by Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong aka the General, who took the mantle of Anarky to put psychotic and meaningless acts of chaos and destruction in the streets of Gotham.

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Lonnie had been captured and held against his will by the General, who along with destroying the role Anarky had in Gotham and Washington, he also destroyed Lonnie so that he could never return to his role as the anarchist. The General had poisoned Lonnie and left him in a catatonic, paralyzed state. Connected to his only usable part of his body, his brain, Lonnie was reduced to speaking through a computer program and unable to breathe for himself.

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Armstrong had apparently shot Machin in the head and poisoned his medical supplies which left him in his current state. Once found by Tim Drake, Moneyspider was saved from the new Anarky. While Moneyspider lay in a hospital bed being treated and attached to his computers he was again contacted by Tim Drake who revealed his identity to him as Red Robin and asked that Moneyspider be his "oracle" or sorts. Specifically he asked Lonnie to be a real "Moneyspider" to create an international web that will get him access to the ins and outs of criminal and corporate operations. This intrigued Machin and the two set off to conquer Red Robin's "list".

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Abilities

  • Martial Arts: Anarky was trained in multiple styles, including Aikido, Karate, Jujutsu, Kung Fu, which he "integrated" into a hybrid fighting style.[1]

Weaknesses

  • Restricted Mobility: Lonnie is paralyzed from the neck down as well as limiting his breathing functions, eyesight and movement and hearing functions. He is also catatonic, by default he is forced to communicate through computers.

ParaphernaliaEdit

Equipment

  • Anarky Baton: A powerful electric stun baton that doubled as a grappling hook.
  • Anarky Stars: Many throwing stars shaped as circle-A's.
  • "Max": He has an on-board computer, named Max, that has an actual personality of its own and functions in a similar fashion to Mister Terrific's T-Spheres.

Transportation

  • Boom Tube: Anarky has a fully functioning Boom Tube.

NotesEdit

  • Thesis: Anarky is too interesting a character not to write about.
  • Antithesis: Anarky is too interesting a character for me to write successfully about.
  • Dialectical synthesis: Therefore I will make Anarky less interesting so I can write about him.

TriviaEdit

  • Lonnie Machin is also a political activist.
  • There are different variations of the alias "Moneyspider", in the same issue it's been seen as Moneyspider, Money Spider, MoneySpider, Money-Spider, and moneyspider. Seeing as this alias as well as his actions are only computer-based it's possible that due to typing limitations and spoken translations that all of these names are viable.
  • Lonnie Machin has a crude 'circle-A' scar across his chest.
  • Once briefly commanded his own Green Lantern Ring.[3]

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