King Faraday was born in the south side of Chicago, Illinois and was named "King" by his father as a joke, a play on the phrase "King For A Day." King served during the Second World War alongside with Suicide Squad's leader Richard "Rick" Flagg, and airplane pilots Kyle "Ace" Morgan and Martin "Martini" Jordan.
Following nearly two decades after the end of the war, Faraday rose to the leader of Task Force X and its covert ops sub division Argent, and has been coordinating the secret organizations in facing against paranormal threats and capturing "illegal mystery men" (both heroes and villains alike). Faraday led such a capture of the Flash in Central City, in which the speedster was shocked of the agent's reasons for capturing him before his escape.
When Task Force X discover that a Martian (J'onn J'onzz) was present on Earth, the American government feared of a likely hostile invasion from Mars and organized a secret space flight to the fourth planet in Operation Flying Cloud. Faraday oversee the operation with Carol Ferris' company to provide as a front for the operation and the Suicide Squad and Martin's son Hal Jordan to be trained for the space mission. In this operation the Suicide Squad was the only ones chosen for the flight.
Faraday later encounter Detective John Jones, who unbeknown to him was J'onn J'onzz, when procuring an insane engineer from Flying Cloud. After Faraday bid for meeting J'onn, the Martian read Faraday's mind discovering about Flying Cloud and his presence already known on Earth.
During the launch for Flying Cloud, Faraday discover J'onn J'onzz, who planned on leaving Earth, at the rocket's base and held him at gunpoint. Faraday was knocked unconscious and then safely rescued by J'onn away from the rockets' launch turning down his efforts to leave for Mars.
J'onn was capture and imprison at Nellis Air Force Base along with many captured mystery men. Faraday met with him and question as to why he rescue him in which J'onn explain to him that he don't want to let another living thing to die unnecessarily. But also that after knocking out Faraday he looked into the agent's mind (and heart) he finds that Faraday is pure of good who believes that one day the world won't be living in fear and hate. And with this fills J'onn with renewed hope for humanity much to Faraday's self-astonishment.
Faraday was then urgently alerted about Flying Cloud's disaster as one of the astronaut went insane and sabotage the rocket. Faraday reveals the full intention of the operation to Hal and Carol that the rocket weapons of mass destruction and its objectives was utilize in a scenario if the Martians were a serious threat. And knowing that the rocket was about to reenter Earth's atmosphere would create a disaster scenario on a global scale, Rick Flagg would likely destroy the rocket and its crew themselves. But when the Challengers went to save the rocket but unacknowledged of the weapons it carries, Faraday contacts Superman (codename Bishop Six) to rescue the Challengers before the rocket's destruction.
Faraday was overcome with grief over the death of the Suicide Squad and has been developing a friendship with J'onn such as playing chess together. Faraday and J'onn has also know of a serious threat that was about to happen for the entire planet in which this threat known as "The Centre", a large organism dubbed as Dinosaur Island, appear on the coast of Florida and plans on eradicating mankind. He and J'onn came to Cape Canaveral and support Superman and the other superheroes and soldiers at the base to be united in their fight against the Centre.
Faraday organize with the plan to destroy the Centre by weakening it and having the Flash (Faraday apologize to him for the 'incident' in Central City, but received a hard punch from the speedster) equip with Ray Palmer's matter reduction device to destabilize and destroy the island.
During the assault on the Centre, Faraday sacrifice his life to save a mind control J'onn by mentally drawing out the Centre's essence out of J'onn. His death drove J'onn to fight against the Centre's forces.
In the animated movie adaption of DC: The New Frontier, Phil Morris voices King Faraday. In the film version, Faraday dies the same death a character named Johnny Cloud did in the comic version by igniting grenades as he is being devoured by a dinosaur.
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