Amanda Waller is a staple of Suicide Squad lore. Lets look at her role in my game, and the role of her Granddaughter. Like always, There isn’t going to be anything posted below that you can’t find on http://earth-592.robjustice.net.
Dr. Amanda Blake Waller
“You know, the Lord’s been a great comfort to me all these years. Try not to look so surprised. Yeah, I’ve got a lot to answer for when I meet him, but I’d like to believe that for all the harm I’ve caused, I’ve also done some good. Maybe the angels need a sharp sword too.”
Amanda Blake grew up in the crime-ridden Cabrini-Green area of Chicago. At the age of 18 she married the 20-year-old Joseph Waller, and they quickly had a large family together. Her first child, Joe Jr., was killed in a mugging. Her second child, Damita, was raped and murdered. Her husband in his pursuit of their daughter’s killer was shot dead. Amanda swore that the streets would take no more of her family and put all of herself and her other children through college, earning a political science degree.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Classified Timeline
1943: Amanda Blake is born.
1961: Amanda marries Joe Waller and gives birth to Joe Jr. at age 18.
1962: Amanda gives birth to Damita at age 19
1963: Amanda gives birth to twins Martin and Jessie at age 20
1964: Amanda gives birth to Coretta at age 21
1978: Waller’s son Joe Jr. (17) is killed in a mugging, her daughter Damita (16) is raped and murdered, and her husband (37) dies hunting down their daughter’s rapist when she is 35
1982: Amanda’s youngest daughter, Coretta, leaves for college and Amanda begins working on her political science degree when Amanda is 39.
1983: Amanda’s daughter Coretta (19) gives birth to Amanda Damita Waller when Amanda is 40.
1986: Amanda graduates and becomes a congressional aide at age 43
1987: Waller revives the Task Force X program at age 44.
1989: Waller is tried and arrested for treason at age 46.
1990: Waller is pardoned and released from prison at age 47.
1992: Waller shelves Task Force X for classified reasons and retires at age 49.
2000: Waller assumes guardianship of her granddaughter at age 57.
2002: Waller leaks documents that expose Task Force Omega at age 59.
2015: Waller is currently 72 years old.
Amanda Damita Waller
“I’ve lost so much. Yet, I can’t stop fighting. So I’ve decided to take a different approach. To fight my fight, my way. With people who deserve whatever happens to them.”
When she was only six years old S.H.I.E.L.D. agents kicked in her door and abducted her and her family in the middle of the night. Her grandmother has been arrested for treason and her children were being detained for questioning. A year later her grandmother was exonerated and everyone acted like nothing happened. According to Amanda that was when she lost her way.
After Amanda was arrested for vandalism at eleven years old she would spend more time in juvenile detention centers than out over the next six years. Petty crimes lead to more serious crimes until she was was arrested for armed robbery at seventeen and facing adult charges. Her grandmother pulled strings, assumed guardianship, and took in the troubled Amanda.
At her grandmother’s insistence, and against her mother’s wishes, Amanda enlisted in the U.S. Army at eighteen. Four years later she reupped for another tour. Four years after that she would have put in for another tour but was shortlisted in S.W.O.R.D. and became a field agent. Little is known about Amanda’s time in the Army, as S.W.O.R.D. insisted on sealing her records. Aside from her reenlistment forms that only documentation from that time is a glowing performance evaluation and a scathing psychological exam.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Classified Timeline
1983: Amanda Damita Waller is born.
1989: Amanda’s grandmother is tried and arrested for treason when she is 6.
1994: Amanda is arrested for the first time at age 11.
2000: Guardianship of Amanda is transferred to her Grandmother at age 17.
2001: Against her mother’s wishes, Amanda enlists in the U.S. Army at age 18.
2009: After two tours with the U.S. Army, Amanda becomes a S.W.O.R.D agent at age 26.
2011: Amanda’s team is wiped out, prompting her to revive the Task Force X program at age 28.
2015: Amanda is currently 32 years old.