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Roulette
Roulette-2
General Information
Real name: Veronica Sinclair
First Appearance: JSA #27 (October, 2001)
Created by: Geoff Johns
Rags Morales
Affiliations: The House
Legion of Doom
Abilities: TBA
Portrayed by: Virginia Madsen (Voice)


HistoryEdit

OriginEdit

Roulette's grandmother was a Golden Age villain of the same name, who ran a conventional casino and fought Mister Terrific, as well as having a relationship with his brother, Ned. The current Roulette believes Terry Sloane to be her grandfather, rather than great-uncle, and sees the Mister Terrific as an unworthy successor. Her casino ("The House") is a superhuman gladiatorial arena, capturing heroes with teleporter technology similar to Holt's T-Spheres, and pitting them against each other, while various supervillains bet on the outcome. She ran the business with her husband, but when she caught him cheating on her, she killed him by stranding him in one of the House's arenas.

Battling JSAEdit

In her first encounter with the Justice Society, she captured most of the team and forced them to fight each other; Mr. Terrific and Dr. Mid-Nite were forced to play a chess game where the loser would be electrocuted, Sand and Hawkman had to reach Hawkgirl while infected with a fast-acting lethal virus (of which Kendra had enough of the cure for one) while Black Adam clashed with Atom Smasher.

However, all managed to escape their traps; Black Adam and Atom Smasher's fight lasted so long that the mind-controlling drugs used on them to heighten their hostility towards each other wore off, Sand remained in his earth form to slow the spread of the virus until another cure could be found by Dr. Mid-Nite, and Mr. Terrific and Dr. Mid-Nite managed to draw in their chess game and destroy it while the game re-set itself. Roulette teleported them away before they could capture her, however. A wall of fallen heroes was the only indication of the many heroes who had been killed in battle in The House. The names include Impala, Maxi-Man, Ram of the New Guardians, and the Hybrid (Minus Pteradon).

Roulette and the House later captured the Super Buddies and forced them to fight. The subliminal programming which prevented heroes escaping fails to work on Fire because her native language is Portuguese, and she releases the others. When this is followed by Mary Marvel shorting out her aggressor chip due to extreme stress, Roulette decides they have won and orders them teleported away.

One Year LaterEdit

Aftr World War III, Dr. Mid-Nite infiltrated Roulette's current fight club location in search of information regarding purported organ-napping. She agreed to give him information only if he beat her bodyguard in a game of arm wrestling. He did so, using his knowledge of nerves and their debilitation, and though she felt he had "cheated" she gave him the name of a model who had surgically implanted wings. After Dr. Mid-Nite left, she called the owner of the surgical clinic, who later proved to be Delores Winters, and told her of the hero's investigation into the implants and operations. Roulette was robbed, when a space-villain with Firebug's gauntlets steals the fabled Book of Destiny from her. She has not appeared since: however, her fight club seems to have been superseded by the Dark Side Club, similar in role but different in the scope: still involving metahumans brawling in front of a paying public, the new club reaps the winners to create a small metahuman army, while Roulette has never shown similar interests.

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