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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
James Jesse was the son of two Central City trapeze artists known as the "Flying Jesses", a deliberate rip off of the "Flying Graysons". James' parents were lying cheats who only cared about money, when they weren't on the trapeze they were scamming people on the streets. James' parents wanted James to become a famous trapeze artist, and although he didn't want that life, James never-the-less practiced in order to gain approval from his neglectful parents. However at the end of the day James' parents still only cared about money and so James ran away from the circus to start a new life in Central City.
James became a masterful con-man, believing himself to be the greatest con-man alive. During a long con at S.T.A.R. Labs James gained access to a pair of Anti-Gravity Boots which allowed him to walk on air. James soon began calling himself the Trickster, becoming one of the Flash's first enemies, who constantly tried to stop Trickster's cons.
Powers and Abilities
- Acrobatics: Before his criminal career took off, Trickster was an acrobat in a travelling circus.
- Deception: James Jesse is the self-believed greatest con-man alive.
- Escapology: James Jesse was the first person to ever escape Iron Heights Penitentiary.
- Genius Level Intellect
- Anti-Gravity Boots: Jesse once pulled a long con disguised as a S.T.A.R. Labs technician where he learnt how to construct boots capable of defying gravity, essentially allowing him to walk on air.
- Trickster (James Jesse) was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, first appearing in The Flash #113. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Trickster (James Jesse) first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Legends of Tomorrow #4 by Keith Giffen and Bilquis Evely.
- 17 Appearances of James Jesse (Prime Earth)
- 8 Images featuring James Jesse (Prime Earth)
- 4 Quotations by or about James Jesse (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: James Jesse (Prime Earth)