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Charles "Chuckie" Sol was a high profile mobster and former associate of Salvatore Valestra, once the greatest mob boss in Gotham City.

History[]

Before Batman[]

Chuckie Sol was a gangster in Gotham City for many years prior to Bruce Wayne becoming Batman and was partners with Buzz Bronski, Sal Valestra and formerly Carl Beaumont. After Beaumont became involved in an incident where he owed a debt to each and every one of them, Sol and his partners paid a visit to his house in order to collect. After Beaumont promised he would deliver to money to them in 24 hours, Sol and Bronski nodded to Valestra that it was credible, and Valestra told Beaumont he had one day. In actuality, Beaumont would require several weeks to liquidate sufficient assets to afford such payments. After leaving, Beaumont unexpectedly fled the country with his daughter, Andrea. Even after Beaumont eventually paid them all back, they still sent their own personal hitman after him.

Years passed and Valestra aged. Valestra seemed to accept his diminishing power in the underworld and stepped back into retirement. Sol ventured out into further crime ventures, as did Bronski, and Valestra's hitman would be involved in a fight with Batman which would cause him to earn a reputation as one of Gotham's most noted wrongdoers.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Death[]

Years later, Sol held a meeting in his office on top of his casino, the Shady Lady Casino, telling his men his plan to launder high quality counterfeit money on the casino floor. Before this conspiracy came to fruition, Sol was interrupted by Batman, who took out all of Sol's hoods. Sol fled to the casino parking garage with his briefcase of counterfeit money but found himself a new enemy: the Phantasm. After narrowly escaping, he either figured the mysterious assailant would keep coming after him or was overconfident in his decision to turn the tables. Either way, Sol turned his car around and told himself "Now it is your turn" and attempted vehicular homicide on the masked individual. However, the Phantasm left a smoke bomb, then fled the scene, which clouded Sol's eyesight. Before he could veer off, he ended up smashing through the parking garage's wall into the air and crashed into the upper floor of an adjacent building, instantly killing him. Witnesses who saw the incident from nearby buildings and walkways also saw Batman near the scene, after he had rushed to investigate the crash, leading many to assume that he was responsible for Sol's murder.

Shortly after his death, Sol was buried at Gotham City's graveyard. The epitaph of his gravestone read "May He Rest In Peace". One night, his old partner Buzz Bronski visited his grave, stating that Sol was "always a loser". Ironically, Bronski ended up also being killed by the Phantasm that night. Salvatore Valestra would learn of Sol's murder in the news and (rightly) assume he was the next target, although he was mistaken about the killer.

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