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This article is about the hero, Back Alley Brawler. For the developer, Christopher Bruce, see Back Alley Brawler (Developer).


Back Alley Brawler is a hero trainer in Galaxy City in the Freedom Court section located 315 yards south of the Yellow Line monorail station at coordinates (367.0, 66.0, -832.0). His location is marked on the map as a contact.

Heroes find him as an ally at the end of the Mender Silos Task Force.

Villains face him as a signature hero in Recluse's Victory as well as in the following missions:



One of the most veteran heroes in Paragon City, the Brawler is in semi-retirement, training the next generation of heroes. Though he rarely goes into the field these days, his power and fighting skills are still as potent as ever.


Michael was the son of a gang enforcer. He joined the Paragon City police force to try and make a difference. When he realized that was not getting the job done he adopted the name and costume of a hero, the Back Alley Brawler. Michael used training techniques from all over the world to toughen his resistance and increase his strength. All through the late 70's and the 80's, he fought in the streets and alleys of the city. The Brawler briefly went into retirement after that, but came back out to help with the Rikti War. Now he coordinates the efforts of heroes in Galaxy City.

Character Stats[]

Back Alley Brawler Comic

Back Alley Brawler as drawn by David Nakayama

Secret Identity: Michael White
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powers: Invulnerability
Secondary Powers: Super Strength
Other Powers: Energy Melee, Assault, Back Alley Power Punch



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You have helped defeat Back Alley Brawler in Recluse's Victory.