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Quote1 Gather the men. Tell them we are joining forces with the boy. Quote2
-- Luka Volk src
Luka Volk was a smuggler from Kiev, Ukraine, and the leader of a smuggler gang known as the Whisper Gang that operated in Gotham City. Originally working for the Court of Owls, he was betrayed by the organization and started an operation to undermine them, eventually deciding to join forces with Bruce Wayne.

Early life

Luka originally lived in Kiev, Ukraine, along with his brother, Jacob, and his sister, whom Selina Kyle would later remind him of. At some point of time he became a smuggler, leading the organization known as the Whisper Gang in their operations in Gotham City, United States. The Whisper Gang became the most notorious smugglers in Gotham, eventually numbering in hundreds. The Court of Owls saw the gang's growing strength and offered them a partnership, only to betray the Whisper Gang at a later point. Some of the Whisper Gang members decided to return back to Ukraine, while Luka stayed in Gotham, seeking revenge on the Court.[1]

Seeking revenge

At some point of time, Luka captured a member of the Court, forcing him to give the Whisper Gang information about some sort of safe that contains something, presumably a device, that would destroy the Court of Owls. Planning his revenge, Luka and his men started a hunt for the two keys from the safe, eventually locating them, as one stayed in the Court, while the other was in the possession of a wealthy socialite, hidden inside a priceless necklace. The Whisper Gang hunted down the socialite, but found out that the necklace was stolen by Ivy Pepper. Luka then sent the gang members after Ivy, eventually managing to kidnap her when she left Wayne Manor, only to find out that the key was yet again out of their grasp, already taken by Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, who figured out its connection to the Court of Owls.[2]

As Alfred Pennyworth received the kidnappers' terms on the phone, he, along with Bruce and Selina, traveled to the meeting point set up Volk where they meet with Volk, Smitty, and Dmitry. Although Bruce came expecting the kidnappers to be members of the Court, Luka explained that the Whisper Gang actually wanted revenge on the shadowy organization, wanting Bruce not to trust any word of the Court of Owl's leaders. Deciding that he and Luka shared a common enemy, Bruce suggested an alliance to seek out the Court of Owl's safe and bring the organization down. At Gotham City Docks, Luka ordered Dmitry to gather the Whisper Gang for a morning debriefing, deciding to join forces with Bruce, but was ambushed by the Court of Owl's Talon. After the Talon pierced Dmitry with a sword, Luka took out his specialized knives and fought him off, refusing to tell whether he found the second key or not. Although he appeared to match the Talon in strength, the Court's agent managed to slice Luke across a stomach, before jumping to perform a finishing move, bloodily slicing Luka, presumably to his death.[1]


Abilities

  • Business acumen: As a leader of the smuggling operation, Luka led the Whisper Gang to become Gotham's most notorious smugglers.[1]
  • Expert hand-to-hand combat: Luka is expert with the specialized blades of his choice, being able to duel the similarly-armed Talon. Additionally to strikes with his blades, he adds blatant kicks and punches to his fighting style, managing to break Talon's hold on him and temporarily gain the advantage, before the Court member's fatal strike at his stomach.[1]
  • Skilled crossbowman: Luka, like other members of the Whisper Gang, was armed with a crossbow.[1]


Weapons

  • Crossbow
  • Specialized blades

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Footnotes


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