"Look, my 'pop' makes the deals. I just—Well, I don't know what I do yet. But I'm sure he'll tell me when he needs to."
—Christopher talking to Paige and Quinn.[src]

Christopher Mercer is the son of a powerful crime lord in San Francisco and the biological father of Henry Mitchell Jr.


Christopher's tattoo

Christopher's tattoo

Christopher claimed that he had always found older women attractive, and only once had a girlfriend of his own age, Henry Jr.'s mother. His relationship with her was the only serious relationship he ever had. However, the woman left him, which he suspected was due to his criminal lifestyle. Unbeknownst to him, the woman was pregnant with his first-born child, a son. Everyone in his family, except for him and his father, died violently.

Christopher remained unaware of his son's existence until after his arrest. His arrest was set up by Paige Matthews who had conjured a detective to help protect her adopted son. Despite learning of his son, Christopher showed no interest in ever suing for custody. He may never get the chance to sue for custody as it was expected he'd go to prison for the rest of his life for his crimes. While on a fake date with Paige that was set up by the police as a bust, he showed her a tattoo that indicated he had killed three people. He killed for the first time when he was 14 years old.


  • Christopher: The name Christopher is a Greek baby name. In Greek, the meaning of the name Christopher is a carrier of Christ.
  • Mercer: Derived from the Old French word "Mercier" or "merchier", meaning a merchant: originally one trading in textiles (mercery).

Notes and Trivia[]

  • He is the biological father of Henry Mitchell Jr..
  • He killed for the first time when he was 14 years old.
  • Christopher's job within the mafia is whatever his father tells him to do, although, it is seemingly dealings and leg work.


Christopher Mercer appeared in a total of 1 issue throughout the course of the comic series.