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Poppa Noir
Biographical information
Hometown Unknown
Marital status Widower
Citizenship Unknown
Occupation Terrorist
Affiliation Warring Adolescents Revenge Division
Physical description
Gender Male
Hair color black
Eye color blue
Chronology
Alignment Bad
Continuity Undercover Brothers continuity
Appearances The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night


"I feel terribly sad for you. I know what it's like to be a father. To have given life. You were blessed with two lovely and innocent daughters. And how did you honor the faith they put in their father? By grooming them to be killers. You are going to have to live with that for the rest of your life."
Fenton Hardy[1]

Poppa Noir is the founder and leader of the terrorist organization Warring Adolescents Revenge Division (WARD). Upon founding WARD, he sent his daughters, Shira and Nicolina Noir, on an assassination mission. This, and the fact that he has been known to go on missions personally, illustrates his commitment to the organization.

Noir seems to have intense dislike of government crime fighting agency American Teens Against Crime (ATAC), particularly co-founder Fenton Hardy and his sons Frank and Joe Hardy. He has devoted two whole missions to the murder of Frank and Joe.[2]

History

"My wife died nearly fifteen years ago. You don't know what it's like trying to raise two daughters without a mother"
— Pappa Noir[3]

Poppa Noir's wife died approximately 15 years ago, and he has mentioned how hard it was to raise his daughters by himself.[3] At this point the name of Noir's wife is unknown.

When and why Poppa founded Warring Adolescents Revenge Division is not know. In fact very little about the man or his organizations is known, but it would seem that WARD was founded within the last few years as a way to combat ATAC.

Noir sent his daughters on WARD's first mission with instructions to frame and kill Frank and Joe Hardy. Shira and Nicolina did manage to frame the Hardys but didn't manage to kill them, and, in the end, Poppa Noir had to free them from the capture of ATAC.[4][5]

Poppa Noir second attempt to kill Frank and Joe Hardy came when he had Mickey Bruckner, the son of ATAC mentor agent Carl Bruckner, kidnapped. Noir threatened to kill Bruckner's son, if he didn't kill the Hardys.[6] Carl was unable to carry out Noir's demands, but, with the help of the Hardys, managed to turn the tables on Noir, and save his son. Soon after Mickey Bruckner's rescue, Noir was arrested by the Bayport Police Department.[7]

Poppa Noir have not been heard from since, and it is assumed that he is still imprisoned.

Personality

Poppa Noir has a obsessive personality, and is willing to kill people, even children to get what he wants.

He seems to be crazed with a need to get back at the Hardy family, and in particular, to kill the Hardy boys.

When confronted by Fenton Hardy about how he raised his children, Noir seemed to show signs of a guilty conscience, and tried to defend his actions by saying how hard it has to raise his daughters without a mother.[3] So, while, it may seem like he thinks he is doing what's right for his family, Noir does have guilt and regrets about what he has done to Shira and Nicolina.

Skills and abilities

Poppa is, what some might call, a master criminal. He is skilled at planning, and is a good leader.

Frank and Joe discovered that Poppa is skilled with a revolver the very first time they met him, when they found themselves at the wrong end of one.[8]

Appearances

The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #7 The Opposite Numbers (indirect mention only)[9]
The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night
The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #15 Live Free or Die Hardy (mentioned only)

References

  1. The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night, pages 73-74
  2. See The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #7 The Opposite Numbers, #10 A Hardy Day's Night, and #15 Live Free or Die Hardy.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night, page 76
  4. The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #7 The Opposite Numbers
  5. The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night, page 67
  6. The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night, page 24.
  7. The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night, page 79
  8. The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #10 A Hardy Day's Night, page 67
  9. Note: Referred to only as "father" in The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #7 The Opposite Numbers

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