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For other uses of the name, see Trickster.
"...I tricked them..."
—Trickster to Flash

"The Trickster" is a psychotic criminal from Earth Three who had a bitter hatred for Jay Garrick/The Flash.

Biography

While robbing a bank, the Trickster mused over how he lied to his victims that he'd let them live if they followed his instructions until The Flash showed up to stop him. The Trickster opened fire at the Flash, but his enemy quickly caught every bullet with his helmet. Handcuffing both himself and the Flash together, the Trickster attempted to set off a bomb to kill them until another Flash appeared to saved them both. Though he was initially bewildered over "seeing double", the Trickster, believing the Flash hit him too hard, started ranting over how he was going to claim the Flash's helmet before being taken away by the police.[1]

Powers and abilities

Abilities

  • Explosives expert: The Trickster riddled his body with well-made explosives, ready to blow up the Flash together with himself.[1]
  • Skilled marksman/Firearms: The Trickster was proficient with his machine gun, almost managing to target the speeding Jay Garrick.[1]
  • Heightened reflexes: The Trickster was able to resist the Flash when the hero tried to apprehend him, managing to catch the Flash's hand in handcuffs, being quick enough to surprise a speedster.[1]

Equipment

  • Machine gun: The Trickster was armed with a machine gun to fight off the Flash and threaten civilians.[1]
  • Explosives: The Trickster possessed multiple explosives on him.[1]

Appearances

The Flash

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • This version of the Trickster is heavily inspired by The Joker, Batman's arch-nemesis.
    • He is played by Mark Hamill, who voiced The Joker in the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series and several video games, where he uses a similar voice and personality for the character.
    • Hamill also portrayed The Trickster in the 1990 series The Flash, where actor John Wesley Shipp also portrayed The Flash, Barry Allen in that instance.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The Present"