Remember, if they're expecting a punch... slice them to the bone instead. Bleed them dry. Kill them by your rules.
~ Mercy's philosophy of combat

Mercy Graves is a character from DC Comics. She is a tough young woman with a checkered past, who served as Lex Luthor's personal bodyguard and chauffeur. Mercy was loyal and respectful to Luthor, but never servile. There are some hints that she was attracted to Luthor, and fiercely resented any woman who came between them. She is voiced by Lisa Edelstein in the DCAU.

History

New Earth

Actually, not much is known about the life of the woman known as Mercy Graves: she was born in Themyscira, the hidden island of the Amazons, and she was gifted with all the gifts and powers belonging to her people. For some unknown reason, however, she apparently didn’t agree with Queen Hippolyta‘s policy (or with her successors’ one), and she eventually went rogue, abandoning the island and searching for fortune in the world outside. Mercy wasn’t alone, as another Amazon, Hope Taya, followed her in her rebellion and escape. The two eventually arrived in the United States of America, just when the nation had a new President: Lex Luthor. Recognizing the two women’s true heritage, Luthor contacted them, and offered them a job as his personal bodyguards, a place they both accepted. Nobody knew where President Luthor’s new bodyguards came from, and this was obviously an advantage, since Lex kept their being super-powered a secret: any assailant wannabe would have had an unpleasant surprise in being thrown miles away by a super-strong woman. Mercy’s and Hope’s heritage also came in handy, obviously, when superhuman threats came to the White House, and considering Luthor’s past that was not an unlikely situation. When Circe attacked the White House, the two Amazons were able to see through her disguise, and tried to stop her before the sorceress could do anything… unfortunately, they were both transformed into birds by Circe’s magic, and they could revert to their original form only after the witch was defeated. After that, the two even had the chance to fight with Luthor’s nemesis, Superman, publicly demonstrating for the first time their superhuman powers, being able to stand their ground against the world’s most powerful hero for a while, before being overpowered. When Luthor’s many criminal deeds were exposed, however, the ex-President had to go into hiding, leaving the White House to vice-president Pete Ross, and at this point the two Amazons parted. While Hope was disgusted by Luthor’s true nature, and cooperated with Clark Kent and Lois Lane to expose him, Mercy, on the opposite, decided to stay loyal to him and followed him also in his disgrace. While assisting Luthor as his bodyguard in this new “activity”, Mercy however developed an unusual sensitivity, pretty different from her usual coldness and fierceness. When Lois Lane was kidnapped by the Parasite, who impersonated her for a while, Mercy was ordered to keep an eye on Clark Kent, who was looking for his wife: seeing the mighty Superman reduced to a simple man, desperate for having lost everything he cared about, moved something in the Amazon, and she ended up helping her former enemy with the search, albeit not seen. However, she stayed with Luthor, and accompanied him in his new raise to power, granted by his new “Be Your Own Superhero” project, aimed to give superpowers to regular humans (obviously, just part of a wider scheme that would have brought benefit to Luthor alone). The collateral effects of this initiative were almost immediately revealed, as one of the candidates for the project was Natasha Irons, niece of John Henry Irons: the latter, not exactly happy to see his relative in league with Luthor, attacked his enemy as his heroic alter ego Steel. Mercy did her job as a bodyguard, and engaged Steel in battle, but during the fight she tried to shoot the attacker, with the only result of having all the bullets bouncing back to her, and getting wounded. When even this plan from Luthor failed, Lex was imprisoned, but Mercy managed to escape from justice: for the first time, she was alone, away from her Amazon sisters and away from Luthor’s influence… and she wanted to make amend for all the not-so-honest things she had accomplished under her former boss’ orders. A year after the failure of Everyman Project, Mercy joined Lucia, one of the survivors of Luthor’s experiments, and together they joined Steel in his new version of the superhero team Infinity Inc., along with Natasha and other former Everymen. This time, Mercy would have finally found out if she could be a different woman from the one she had always been, or if she was destined to move in the darkness.

Prime Earth

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In other media

Television

  • Mercy was created for Superman the Animated Series
  • Mercy (voiced by Gwendoline Yeo) later appeared in the show The Batman along with Luthor. In this show, she is depicted as black-haired and of Eurasian descent. 
  • A character loosely based on Mercy Graves appears in Smallville as Tess Mercer, who is a composite of Mercy, Eve Teschmacher and Lena Luthor, portrayed by Cassidy Freeman. Tess was nicknamed "Mercy" by Oliver Queen.
  • She also appears in the show Young Justice, however, in this version, she has a bionic arm that can shoot a laser. In addition to this, she is also given a new uniform. She mainly acts as Luthor's protection or bodyguard rather than a butler. She has no dialogue in any of her appearances.
  • Mercy made her second live-action appearance in the 2015 TV series Supergirl, played by Rhona Mitra. She served as an antagonist of the first four episodes of the fourth season before being killed. In this series, she has a brother named Otis. Mercy had also worked for Lex Luthor but ended up betraying him due to his growing obsession with Superman. It was later revealed that she had still been working for Lex through Otis, who had remained loyal to Lex.
  • Natalie Gumede portrays Mercy Graves in Titans as one of the main antagonists (along with Deathstroke) of the second season.

Film

  • Mercy appeared in Superman: Doomsday' voiced by Cree Summer.
  • Mercy (played by Tao Okamoto) made her live action debut in Batman v Superman where she was Lex’s assistant and was eventually killed when Lex blew out up a goverment building with her in it.
  • Mercy appeared in The Death of Superman and Reign of the Superman voiced by Erica Luttrell.

Video games

  • Mercy appeared in Superman: Shadow of Apokolips voiced by Lauren Tom.
  • Mercy appeared in Lego DC Super-Villains voiced by Cree Summer.

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Theatrical Movies
Superman: Lex Luthor | Otis | Eve Teschmacher | General Zod | Non | Ursa
Superman II: General Zod | Non | Ursa | Lex Luthor | Otis | Eve Teschmacher | Rocky
Superman III: Ross Webster | Corrupted Superman | Vera Webster | Lorelei Ambrosia
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace: Lex Luthor | Nuclear Man
Superman Returns: Lex Luthor
Man of Steel: Sword of Rao (Zod, Faora-Ul, Nam-Ek, Jax-Ur, Tor-An, Car-Vex, Nadira & Dev-Em II)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Lex Luthor | Doomsday | Anatoli Knyazev | Mercy Graves | Cesar Santos | Amajagh | Joe Chill | Zod | Steppenwolf

Direct-to-video Movies
Superman: Brainiac Attacks: Brainiac | Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves | Mister Mxyzptlk
Superman: Doomsday: Lex Luthor | Superman Clone | Doomsday | Toyman | Mercy Graves
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: Lex Luthor | Major Force | Metallo | Amanda Waller | Toyman | Solomon Grundy | Gorilla Grodd | Killer Frost | Lady Shiva | Giganta | Mongul | Captain Cold
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse: Darkseid | Female Furies (Granny Goodness, Gilotina, Mad Harriet, Lashina & Stompa) | Doomsday
All-Star Superman: Lex Luthor | Solaris | Parasite | Bar-El & Lilo-El
Superman vs. The Elite: The Elite (Manchester Black, Coldcast, Menagerie & Hat) | Atomic Skull
Superman: Unbound: Brainiac
The Death Of Superman: Doomsday | Lex Luthor | Intergang (Bruno Mannheim) | Mercy Graves | Cyborg Superman
Reign Of The Supermen: Cyborg Superman | Darkseid | Parademons | Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves
Superman: Red Son: Superman | Brainiac | Lex Luthor | Batman | Joseph Stalin | Superior Man
Superman: Man of Tomorrow: Parasite | Lobo | Lex Luthor

Video Games
Superman Arcade: Emperor Zaas

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Movie
Patience Phillips/Catwoman | Hedare Beauty (Laurel Hedare & George Hedare)

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Man of Steel
Sword of Rao: Zod | Faora-Ul | Nam-Ek | Jax-Ur | Tor-An | Car-Vex | Nadira | Dev-Em II

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Lex Luthor | Doomsday | Anatoli Knyazev | Mercy Graves | Cesar Santos | Amajagh
Others: Joe Chill | Zod | Joker | Steppenwolf

Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad: Deadshot | Harley Quinn | Captain Boomerang | El Diablo | Killer Croc | Slipknot | Amanda Waller
Eyes of the Adversary: Enchantress | Incubus
Joker's Gang: Joker | Jonny Frost | Panda Man | Monster T
Others: Hunter Griggs

Wonder Woman
Ares | Erich Ludendorff | Dr. Poison

Justice League
Steppenwolf | Parademons
Black Clad: Black Clad Alpha
Others: Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Ares | Darkseid

Aquaman
Ocean Master | Black Manta | Murk | Jesse Kane | The Trench | Orvax Marius

Shazam!
Thaddeus Sivana | Seven Deadly Sins | Mr. Sivana | Sid Sivana | Brett and Burke Breyer | Robbers | Mister Mind

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Harley Quinn | Huntress | Black Mask | Victor Zsasz | Carlo Rossi | Happy
Others: Stefano Galante | Joker

See Also
Aquaman Villains | Batman Villains | Birds of Prey Villains | Justice League Villains | SHAZAM Villains | Superman Villains | Wonder Woman Villains

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Animated Features
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox: Professor Zoom | Aquaman | Wonder Woman | Ocean Master | Black Manta | Deathstroke | Lex Luthor | Clayface | Rogues (Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Top, Heat Wave, & Mirror Master) | Joker | Yo-Yo
Justice League: War: Darkseid | Desaad | Parademons | Ocean Master
Son of Batman: Deathstroke | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul & Talia al Ghul) | Ubu | Killer Croc | Man-Bats
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis: Ocean Master | Black Manta | The Trench | Lex Luthor
Batman vs. Robin: Court of Owls (Samantha Vanaver, Talon, Owls Lieutenant, & Talon Warriors) | Dollmaker
Batman: Bad Blood: League of Assassins (Talia al Ghul, The Heretic, Onyx, Firefly, Tusk, Mad Hatter, Electrocutioner, Hellhound, Calculator, & Killer Moth) | Black Mask
Justice League vs. Teen Titans: Trigon | Legion of Doom (Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Toymaster, & Weather Wizard) | Atomic Skull | Ra's al Ghul
Justice League Dark: Destiny | Ritchie Simpson | Felix Faust | Demons Three
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: Church of Blood/H.I.V.E. (Brother Blood, Mother Mayhem, Deathstroke, & Terra)
Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: Professor Zoom | Suicide Squad (Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Bronze Tiger, Copperhead, Black Manta, Punch, Jewelee, Count Vertigo, & Killer Frost) | Blockbuster | Silver Banshee | Vandal Savage | Knockout | Scandal Savage | Professor Pyg | Black Mask | Tobias Whale | League of Assassins (Deathstroke) | Two-Face
The Death Of Superman: Doomsday | Lex Luthor | Intergang (Bruno Mannheim) | Mercy Graves | Cyborg Superman
Constantine: City Of Demons: The Movie: Nergal
Reign Of The Supermen: Cyborg Superman | Darkseid | Parademons | Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves
Batman: Hush: Riddler/Hush | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Bane | Joker | Harley Quinn | Clayface | Scarecrow | Lex Luthor | Lady Shiva | Two-Face | Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Thomas Elliot
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines: Villainy Inc. (Veronica Cale, Doctor Cyber, Doctor Poison, Silver Swan, Cheetah, Giganta, & Medusa) | Parademons
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War: Darkseid | Parademons | Trigon | Lex Luthor | Suicide Squad (Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, Cheetah, Black Manta, & Bane) | League of Assassins (Lady Shiva) | Weather Wizard | Giganta | Toymaster

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Alphina | Appex | Barry Metznerr | Belinda Zee | Bizarro-Girl | Black Banshee | Black Flame | Blackstarr Blithe | Brainiac | Buzz | Carnivore | The Council | Cyborg Superman | Dark Angel | Darkseid | Dark Supergirl | Decay | Delacore | Despero | Diasporans | Dollmaker | Emerald Empress | Eradicator | Female Furies | The Gang | Graviton Man | H'el | Hecate | Incest Queen | Indigo | Kryptonite Man | Lesla-Lar | Lex Luthor | Lobo | Mxyzptlk | Nasthalthia Luthor | Nightflame | Positive Man | Psi | Reactron | Reign | Roho | Satan Girl | Selena | Silver Banshee | Simon Tycho | Superwoman | Twilight | Wordkiller-1 | Xenon

Movie
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Television
Season 1: Astra and Non's Army (Non, Astra, Indigo, Vartox, Hellgrammite & Maxima) | Maxwell Lord | Reactron | Livewire | Ethan Knox | Red Tornado | T.O. Morrow | Jemm | Dirk Armstrong | Bizarro | Toyman | Miranda Crane | Master Jailer | Silver Banshee | Project Cadmus (Colonel James Harper)
Season 2: Queen Rhea | Project Cadmus (Lillian Luthor, Cyborg Superman & John Corben) | Scorcher | Roulette | Parasite | Dominators | Phillip Karnowsky | Livewire | Mister Mxyzptlk | Music Meister | Beth Breen | Rick Malverne | Lex Luthor
Season 3: Worldkillers (Selena, Reign, Purity, Pestilence & Thomas Coville) | Morgan Edge | Bloodsport | Psi | Dominators | New Reich (Black Arrow, Overgirl & Promethus) | Eobard Thawne | Red Tornado | Livewire | Lillian Luthor | Red Daughter
Season 4: Lex Luthor | Children of Liberty (Agent Liberty, Mercy Graves, Raymond Jensen & Natalie Hawkings) | Otis Graves | The Elite (Manchester Black, Pamela Ferrer, The Hat & Morae) | Hellgrammite | Monitor | John Deegan | A.M.A.Z.O. | Psycho-Pirate | Leviathan (Eve Teschmacher & Margot Morrison) | Red Daughter | Phil Baker | Lillian Luthor | Malefic J'onzz
Season 5: Leviathan (Gamemnae, Rama Khan, Tezumak, Sela, Andrea Rojas, Margot Morrison, & Eve Teschmacher) | Lex Luthor | Malefic J'onzz | Lena Luthor | Lillian Luthor | Anti-Monitor | Midnight | Shadow Demons | Toyman | Mister Mxyzptlk | Worldkillers (Selena, Reign, & Thomas Coville) | Children of Liberty (Agent Liberty & Otis Graves) | Dominators

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Main Antagonists
Malcolm Merlyn | Edward Fyers | Deathstroke | Anthony Ivo | Ra's al Ghul | Matthew Shrieve | Damien Darhk | Baron Reiter | Prometheus | Konstantin Kovar | Ricardo Diaz | Emiko Queen | Keven Dale | Reverse-Flash | Zoom | Savitar | The Thinker | Cicada (Orlin Dwyer & Grace Gibbons) | Bloodwork | Eva McCulloch | Vandal Savage | Mallus | Neron | Lachesis | Kuasa | Benatu Eshu | Astra | Non | Lillian Luthor | Rhea | Selena | Reign | Agent Liberty | Lex Luthor | Gamemnae | Alice | Dominators | Black Arrow | John Deegan | Anti-Monitor | Tobias Whale | Martin Proctor | Percy Odell | Gravedigger

Secondary Antagonists
China White | Billy Wintergreen | Brother Blood | Isabel Rochev | Ruvé Darhk | Andrew Diggle | Conklin | Lonnie Machin | Talia al Ghul | Evelyn Sharp | Ishmael Gregor | Tobias Church | Anatoly Knyazev | Cayden James | Joe Wilson | Dante | Grant Wilson | John Diggle, Jr. | Trickster | Doctor Alchemy | Marlize DeVoe | Amunet Black | Vanessa Ambres | Joseph Carver | Zaman Druce | Valentina Vostok | Nora Darhk | Astra Logue | Atropos | Indigo | Silver Banshee | Colonel James Harper | Cyborg Superman | Thomas Coville | Morgan Edge | Otis Graves | Manchester Black | Pamela Ferrer | The Hat | Morae | Eve Teschmacher | Red Daughter | Phil Baker | Margot Morrison | Rama Khan | Jonathan Cartwright | Chuck Dodgson | Overgirl | A.M.A.Z.O | Shadow Demons | Lala | Syonide | Painkiller | Lady Eve | Kara Fowdy | Giselle Cutter | Helga Jace | Carson Williams | Sara Grey | Yuri Mosin

Minor Antagonists
Adam Hunt | Constantine Drakon | Martin Somers | Jason Brodeur | Huntress | Frank Bertinelli | Ted Gaynor | Firefly | Cecil Adams | Al-Owal | Dollmaker | Mayor | Officer Daily | Milo Armitage | Clock King | Chase | Vertigo | Komodo | Cooper Seldon | Captain Boomerang | Danny Brickwell | Michael Amar | Joseph Cray | Cupid | Mina Fayad | Deathbolt | Phaedra Nixon | Thomas | Joyner | Jeremy Tell | Liza Warner | Calculator | Brie Larvan | Janet Carroll | J.G. Walker | Derek Sampson | Scimitar | Laura Washington | Hideo Yamane | Sean Sonus | James Edlund | Justin Claybourne | Kimberly Hill | Sam Armand | Sheck | Alex Faust | Nylander | Athena | Virgil | Beatrice | Red Dart | Kodiak | Kimiyo Hoshi | Silencer | General Wade Eiling | The Mist | Weather Wizard | Girder | Rainbow Rider | Pied Piper | Peek-a-Boo | Everyman | Clyde Mardon | Multiplex | Simon Stagg | Blackout | Clay Parker | Vincent Santini | Trickster II | Anthony Bellows | Killer Frost (Earth-2) | Dr. Light | Geomancer | The Turtle | Tokamak | Atom Smasher | Sand Demon | Lewis Snart | Tar Pit | Reverb | Trajectory | James Zolomon | Griffin Grey | Rupture | The Rival | Mirror Master | Top | Plunger | Magenta | Shade | Clive Yorkin | Abra Kadabra | Heat Monger | Samuroid | Kilg%re | Gregory Wolfe | Matthew Norvock | Nergal | Black Bison | Dwarfstar | Prank | Crucifer | Laurel Lance (Earth-X) | Rag Doll | Jones | Goldface | Godspeed | Ultraviolet | Sunshine | Mr. Blake | The Colonel | Jon Valor | Hawk-Beasts | Sheriff Bud Ellison | Per Degaton | The Hunters | The Pilgrim | Cassandra Savage | The Leviathan | Baron Krieger | Shogun | Lead Samurai | Quentin Turnbull | Henry Stein | Tabitha | First of the Fallen | Vartox | Hellgrammite | Maxima | Reactron | Ethan Knox | Red Tornado | T.O. Morrow | Jemm | Dirk Armstrong | Bizarro | Toyman | Miranda Crane | Metallo | Scorcher | Roulette | Parasite | Phillip Karnowsky | Mister Mxyzptlk | Beth Breen | Rick Malverne | Bloodsport | Pestilence | Mercy Graves | Natalie Hawkings | Midnight | Hush | Magpie | August Cartwright | The Executioner | The Rifle | Bruce Wayne (Earth-99) | Miguel Robles | Nocturna | Duela Dent | Mabel Cartwright | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Psycho-Pirate | Will | Joey Toledo | Deputy Chief Cayman | Cleaners | Tori Whale | Eldridge Whale | Glennon | Steven Conners | Looker | New Wave | Shakedown | Heatstroke | Coldsnap | Instant

Anti-Villains
Oliver Queen | Deadshot | Amanda Waller | Nyssa al Ghul | Bronze Tiger | Ragman | Vigilante | Stanley Dover | Captain Cold | Gorilla Grodd | Killer Frost (Earth-1) | Heatwave | King Shark | Time Wraiths | Black Siren | Solovar | Music Meister | Maxwell Lord | Livewire | Master Jailer | Lena Luthor | Purity | Psi | Malefic J'onzz | Monitor | Two-Bits

Groups
Royal Flush Gang | League of Assassins | A.S.A. | H.I.V.E | Suicide Squad | Shadowspire | Demolition Team | Rogue Anti-Vigilante Task Force | Jackals | Ninth Circle | Longbow Hunters | Deathstroke Gang | Stillwater Gang | Legion of Doom | Project Cadmus | Children of Liberty | Wonderland Gang | Leviathan | Black Hole | Mirror Clones | The 100 | Shadow Board | Masters of Disaster | Markovian Insurgents

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