Gentlemen's club owner, former playboy and commando
Place of Birth
Lt. Colonel Reginald Pinkerton (older brother), unnamed father and mother
S.H.I.E.L.D., Howling Commandos, Deadly Dozen
Attended the finest military academies in England, but failed out and was asked to resign.
Percival Pinkerton was a trained commando who has skilled in both armed and unarmed combat. Pinkerton often used rifles and grenades in combat. However, his main weapon was his bumbershoot (umbrella). He would use the umbrella as a club,
fenced with it as a sword, used it to aid him in climbing, and to even slow his
descent while falling.
To follow his family's expectations that he would become a fine
military officer, Percival "Pinky" Pinkerton attended some of the finest military academies in England. However, over time, Pinkerton became bored of the military and spent his
time chasing women and partying. Eventually, he fell behind in his studies and was asked for his resignation. His older brother, Reginald,
remained at the academy, but Pinky left--ashamed to face
his family. Then when World War II broke out, Pinkerton enlisted and became a
commando at the rank of private.
During WWII, Pinky was recruited into Nick Fury's Howling Commandos as a replacement for their deceased member, Jonathan "Junior" Juniper.
Although the team was initially skeptical if Pinky had what it would take to be a Howler, he quickly proved himself on a mission to stop Baron Heinrich Zemo who had created a death-ray. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or team, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the low-cut outfit worn by one on Nick Fury's bio page.)
At one point, Captain Samuel Sawyer reassigned Pinkerton and Dino Manelli to a
newly-formed group known as the "Deadly Dozen." Under the command of fellow Howling Commando, Dum-Dum Dugan, they trained and fought alongside the Deadly Dozen for many missions. (Click on the names above to learn about the highlighted characters.)
After a time, Pinkerton, and others, returned to the Howling Commandos and continued to serve with distinction for the remainder of WWII.
Much later, the Howling Commandos were called back to
service during the Korean War. Pinkerton had become a sergeant, as were all the other former private soldiers of the unit.
Later in their lives, several of the Howling Commandos, including Pinkerton, briefly joined S.H.I.E.L.D. as a favor to Nick Fury. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about S.H.I.E.L.D.)
In the end, Pinky Pinkerton died of cancer in his bed, with no family around. However, Dum-Dum Dugan was there holding his hand when Pinky took his last breath.
There is nothing there, but her is the Marvel.com bio link for Pinky Pinkerton, http://marvel.com/universe/Pinkerton,_Pinky.
Pinky Pinkerton appears on the TV series Marvel's Agent Carter as one of the Howling Commandos that assisted Peggy Carter in Russia.