- Call me Hack. I'm going to be the most powerful super-villain you will ever meet.
- — Zalika src
Hack was a powerful technopath working for the Suicide Squad.
Born in the Korogoro Slums in Kenya, Zalika was forced to work for a gang before her powers developed. Her brother was punished for stealing from the gang and subsequently died. Soon after, she was put to work with the gang's stolen electronics when her powers developed, which she used to trap her captors inside a mobile phone and had them be killed by a computer virus.
She began to hack more and more places of worth until a Russian named Karla trapped her. She remained there until Suicide Squad arrived on a mission and she proved useful enough to them to be rescued. She soon became part of Task Force X.
Hack worked with the Squad on a couple of missions, including helping a sane Harley Quinn defeat an insane Zod before a power cut in Belle Reve turned off all security including everyone's brain bombs which resulted in everyone escaping. Zalika stuck with Harley at first, receiving a pep talk from the villain which caused her to return to the prison only to be killed by Captain Boomerang.
After a while, Hack's leftover code in the system coalesced into Hack via Belle Reve's cloud and she regained her sense of self. This now allowed her to access every aspect of the prisons files, which she wanted to use to find out who killed her. Waller blew up the systems, forcing her to operate on a limited time because she could no longer sustain herself well.
The Squad refused to give him up, but eventually Boomerang admitted his culpability and she almost killed him before realising she didn't have enough time and would kill everyone or save everyone. So, she let everyone go, including Boomer.
Later, she was assumed defeated by cybernetic hero, The Wall, when in fact she downloaded her code into his suit and mind. Now in control of a body again, Zalika took to Washington D.C. and took control of the minds of everyone within, including the president. Holding the state hostage, Hack demanded nobody enter, otherwise she would kill everyone, with the exception of the Suicide Squad, who she had attempted to out to the world, but was prevented by a shutdown of all external technical infrastructure. However, this was a ruse to allow her access to the Pentagon to get information on Amanda Waller who's daughter was having a baby. Once again using The Wall to get elsewhere, Hack now traveled to the hospital Waller and her family were in. Holding her family hostage, Zalika presented Amanda with a choice; give the order to out the Suicide Squad to the world or have her family killed. Ultimately, Waller chose to save her family and told Hack to out the Suicide Squad, but to Wallers luck and surprise, Hack didn't, or couldn't upload the files before she ran out of battery inside the cyborgs body, finally dying for a second time. Waller revealed later that the data Hack had was not the true data, at any rate, calling into question if that played a factor in her decision.
Powers and Abilities
- Zalika's name translates into "born into royalty".
- Zalika is a huge fan of Harley Quinn and has her iconic diamonds tattooed onto her face.
- Zalika was killed by Captain Boomerang after she saved his life
- 17 Appearances of Zalika (Prime Earth)
- 9 Images featuring Zalika (Prime Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Zalika (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Zalika (Prime Earth)
Suicide Squad member