Amos' father was a gambling addict that left his family with nothing but debt and his "lucky" playing cards at his passing. In an attempt to connect to his father's one interest, Amos became obsessed with the cards and the concept of luck. He was a quick learner, something that also came in handy for dealing with bullies who harassed him for his obesity.
Amos became the leader of a gang of juvenile delinquents and the group began stealing and running cons, stepping up their game as they grew up by learning skills from local criminals and gamblers. When they became adults, they decided to style their group after playing cards and formally created the Royal Flush Gang. The group battled the Justice League on two occasions, after which Fortune abandoned the group. He eventually created the short-lived replacement Luck League and Tarot Gang to continue battling the Justice League.
He later revived the gang in cooperation with Roulette, profiting greatly in her gambling operation. Fortune showed no hesitation to kill his own employees even had a kill switch hidden in their gear, which he made frequent use of. After the Justice League foiled his operation, Fortune managed to escape to a river boat on the Mississippi, where he was shot and killed by the widow of Two of Clubs.
Powers and Abilities
- Probability Manipulation: Originally, he learned how to control the "luck glands" in his body that dictates how a person's luck will run. As a result of retcon, it is now stated he simply uses luck magics to give himself good luck in improbable situations.
- Gadgetry: He created the Stimu-Luck Machine.
- Occultism: He animated tarot cards to create the Tarot Gang.
- Stimu-Luck Machine (Formerly): A machine that can change the luck of others.
- Dismemorizator (Formerly): A machine that causes amnesiac symptoms.
- Murphy Machines (Formerly): Similar to the "stimu-luck machine", these machines forcibly alter luck probability.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 39 Appearances of Amos Fortune (New Earth)
- 15 Images featuring Amos Fortune (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Amos Fortune (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Amos Fortune (New Earth)
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