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Michael Desai, commonly known as the Outsider, was born in 1960. He is the only survivor of a massive sinkhole that destroyed the Indian city of Chandigarh. The cause of the three-mile wide sinkhole is unknown (presumably it was Desai himself who caused the destruction) but it killed tens of thousands of people, leaving Desai orphaned. Much like his entire biography or the extent of his powers, his birthname is unknown, as Desai is the name given to him by an orphanage that he ran away from at age six. He has a fondness for suits and gets very angry - to the point where he kills someone over it - when his suit is ruined or otherwise dirtied.
Through means unknown, Desai has managed to accumulate considerable wealth. He engages in many business ventures, not all of them legal. The profits he's made, he has turned into a massive, multinational operation that is not bound by law and morals. He has his own private army that also has little regard for national and international law and engages in battles worldwide.
However, during his career, Desai has wronged a great many people. During the events of Flashpoint someone is apparently attempting to assassinate him, sending the Rising Sun along with Mister and Mrs. Terrific (who were framed for some unknown crimes and sentenced to five years in Kyoto prison when they discovered Desai's schemes) to do the job.
At first, Desai reluctantly accepted Cyborg's offer to join a team of heroes to put end to war between Emperor Aquaman and Wonder Woman but quit when Batman rejected it. In fact, Desai attended this meeting only to track down Blackout whom he has been hunting for a long time for he is the most powerful source of electricity on Earth.
Powers and Abilities
Michael Desai is a skilled businessman and is presumably of high intelligence. He also appears to have metahuman powers, although they're not explained. He has demonstrated super strength with a degree of invulnerability and the ability to control stone statues. Whether or not these powers are a part of his skin condition is unknown.
It is also implied that Desai has the ability to create a massive vortex of destruction that destroyed an entire city when he was born. Whether or not this is actually a power of his is also unknown.