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The Power Broker persuades Batroc, an Algerian terrorist with a beef against Sam Wilson, to come with her to New York. There, she assists Wilson and his partner, Buckey Barnes, in trying to save members of the Global Repatriation Council from Karli Morgenthau and her gang of terrorists, even managing to kill one of Karli's super-soldiers with mercury fumes.

She then murders Batroc and tries to persuade Karli to rejoin her criminal syndicate. Later, we see that her criminal record from the events of Captain America 3 has been expunged, enabling her to expand her criminal work with government information and resources.

What was her goal in going to New York? Was it to recruit Karli? If so, why did she need Batroc and why did she help Sam and why did she kill one of Karli's people?

Was it to rehabilitate her reputation? If so, why did she try bring along Batroc and try to recruit Karli?

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  • Why do you say mercury? We see her plant some sort of timed poison gas device. – iandotkelly Apr 25 at 12:25
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    @iandotkelly I’m just quoting her (from memory). Mercury is poison; she says she killed the guy with Mercury fumes. – Michael Stern Apr 25 at 12:26
  • A lot of the Power Broker's actions seem weird unless the PB has decided that almost every depicted member of the PB's organization needs to be eliminated, but not in a way that publicly demonstrates or bolsters the influence of the Power Broker. – notovny Apr 25 at 14:10
  • She seems to be playing all of her cards at once in the hopes that some of them come up trumps. Help Sam/Bucky and she'll hopefully get cleared and rejoin the government; help Karli and she'll get her muscle back; help Batroc and she's good in the eyes of the bad 'uns, keeps the contacts and has a couple of hero's out of her way so she can continue being a wrong 'un. I don't think she really cared who won as long as she could be seen on the side of those that did. – TheLethalCarrot Apr 29 at 8:43

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