A.J. Raffles was an expert safe cracker originally from the United Kingdom. He was arrested for his crimes and after serving his time reformed and immigrated to the United States to start a new life as a simple farmer. During this time he befriended the super hero known as the Whizzer.
In the spring of 1943, Raffles used his criminals skills in an unexpected way when the Whizzer asked him to use his safe cracking abilities to save the lives of two bank managers trapped in a vault following a robbery. While the Whizzer rounded up the crooks, Raffles successfully cracked the safe saving the lives of the bank managers before they could suffocate. Raffles was hailed a hero, and promised to continue pledging his life to lawfulness. 
No known paranormal powers.
Raffles is an expert safe cracker.
The character is probably a version of A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief character created by author Ernest William Hornung in 1898. The relatively popular character has been adapted in film, radio, and television. Raffles also continues to be used by pastiche writers well into the 21st century.
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