Charles "Chuck" Brown Sr. was an aerodynamics engineer whose son Charles jr. died in a gang-war between the Riddler and the Joker. The result caused Chuck to arm himself with kite weapons to commit crimes. He flied with a big kite strapped to him. He also used a barrage of kites to overwhelm his enemies. He has run afoul of Batman, Robin, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl on different occasions.