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Nathan Ellery is the head of the criminal organization called the Conclave.

It was under his orders that Alec and Linda Holland were killed for refusing to give the Conclave the Bio-Restorative Formula they were working on, leading to the creation of the Swamp Thing.[1]

For some time, he used a microphone hidden on the Holland's dog to follow the exploits of Matt Cable and Abigail Arcane as they followed Swamp Thing's trail.[2]

He was eventually found by both Swamp Thing and Batman, apparently losing his life in an accidental fall.[3][4] He survived, albeit confined to a wheelchair, and returned with a new scheme, kidnapping Jefferson Bolt and attempting to kill Swamp Thing anew even as he put forward his plan to destroy the leadership skills of all of humanity. He once again appeared to die, this time electrocuted.[5][6][7]

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  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.



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