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"Destiny Is a Stacked Deck": In the midst of their private lives, several Justice League heroes are confronted in their secret identities by characters from the Tarot. Superman is aged instantly by the [[Hermit

Quote1.png Isn't that the whole point in living? Life is brief... It ends in death... But is that a reason for despair? We're all afraid of death... But out of that fear comes our strength! Death may be inevitable-- But fear of death is not! We defy you! I defy you! You may win in the end-- But I will not be conquered! Quote2.png
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Justice League of America #194 is an issue of the series Justice League of America (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1981.

Synopsis for "Destiny Is a Stacked Deck"

In the midst of their private lives, several Justice League heroes are confronted in their secret identities by characters from the Tarot. Superman is aged instantly by the Hermit; the Flash becomes a victim of grief for his deceased wife at the hands of the Magus; Elongated Man becomes a laughing lunatic after he is affected by the Fool; Green Lantern almost kills himself while flying a jet when he is overcome with love for the High Priestess; Black Canary is filled with senseless anger, following her (and Green Arrow's) encounter with the Charioteer; and Zatanna is blinded in her battle with the Devil. Once Zatanna is able to track the spell giving life to the Tarot creatures, the Justice League easily locates their creator, Prof. Amos Fortune. He unleashes his final card, Death, against them, but they are able to fight off the incarnation of the Grim Reaper, and gradually their normal personalities and abilities are restored. Fortune attempts to escape using his magical cards, but accidentally traps himself in the world of the Tarot deck.

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  • Amos Fortune claims that he learned how to summon incarnations of the Tarot into reality during his research on probability to create the Murphy Machine. Fortune used the Murphy Machine to bedevil Superman in Superman #346.



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