Real Name: Lonnie Machin
Occupation: Stock Analyst, Adventurer
Base of Operation: Washington, D.C.
Marital Status: Single
Wt: 155 lbs.
Lonnie Machin was a well adjusted, highly intelligent teenager. After the death of a pen pal in a foreign country, Lonnie began reading more political and philosophical books in an effort to understand government and politics. His studies would take him through a maze of political writings from the dawn of time to the present.
After a reading of the extremely controversial book "Universe" by Skudder Klyce, Lonnie decided that government in its current form was the reason for the dysfunction of this nation and that anarchy, government by the people, particularly making an individual responsible for his actions and improving his society by personal choice, was the true goal of intelligent people. Taking a page from a local vigilante, The Batman, Lonnie decided to be Anarky, a voice for the common man, tackling those criminals that were too high up the food chain to be touched by common laws.
Putting his intelligence to work, Lonnie created a costume for himself but realizing that he was too small to inspire fear, created a rig to modify his appearance so that he looked a head taller than he was. A dark red robe, wide-brimmed hat with an "A" on the chest was his working outfit. Creating a shock-rod and a swing line, Lonnie took to the streets as Anarky.
Taking on the guise of Anarky proved to be a difficult task for the 12 year old and after his first outings he ran afoul of the Batman and was eventually captured for his troubles. However, not before revealing a prominent musician was a drug dealer and a corporate CEO was a toxic waste dumper. His media broadcast of these revelations eventually led to his undoing, since Batman did not approve of his methods, despite the fact that he did get results.
Lonnie spent time in a detention centre after his capture by Batman and his subsequent arrest. During this time, Lonnie realized that he would need to improve his fighting abilities if he were to be a more effective crime fighter. It was also during this time that he began to realize that he would need to harness even more of his mental abilities. Thus began his mental improvement program. By creating a harmonic resonance between his two halves of his brain and increasing their synchronicity across the corpus colossi (a dividing region of the brain separating the hemispheres) he improved his mental capacities, significantly. His mental mastery is said to continue to grow as he continues his practice. At one point, he even built machines to assist in the process.
Anarky began a study to learn about the nature of Good and Evil in man, and this quest brought him into contact with the demon he summoned called Blasfemy, the powerful and unpredictable demon named Etrigan, and the mad tyrant of the other-dimensional world of Apokalips, Darkseid. Upon confrontation with the Batman, Anarky reveals that he had created a device that would free men's minds from the programming of their lives and allow them to make decisions that were based in free thought, free from the mind control that is normally associated with living in America. After his experiment to free the minds of men, went awry, Anarky decided (with the help of Batman) that he could not use a device that would disrupt the minds of men.
Lonnie eventually decided that he could not do the work that he wanted to do as Anarky, saddled with a secret identity and family. During a case that had gone wrong, Anarky faked his death during a explosion with a dirigible over the Gotham harbour. Anarky continued to build his empire, by creating vast off-shore bank accounts with cash earned with his increase brainpower, the stock market and online trading. Anarky trained in secret for a time before continuing his crusade. Once the earthquake in Gotham had struck, Batman decided to let Lonnie know that he knew that he was still alive and that Anarky was not welcome in the new Gotham. Anarky begrudgingly left and set up his new office somewhere in Washington, D.C. His latest crusades have him utilizing a computer called MAX that he has programmed himself.