James Jesse was a psychotic mass murderer whom the private investigator, Megan Lockhart had a run-in with when she was posing as a repo man. Flash came to her rescue and Jesse was then turned into the police, but soon escaped his captors and drove to Central City where he remade himself into the masked menace known as the Trickster, playing all sorts of dangerous practical jokes in order to rescue his "sweetheart" Megan from the "hypnotic influences" of the Flash. The Trickster captured both Megan and Barry at his hideout in an abandoned warehouse and attempted to drown Barry inside a water tank, which he managed to escape by using his super speed powers. The Flash then drew the Trickster into attending the Central City Police Department's charity costume ball and used a super speed one-man juggling act to take him down, causing him to be brought into the custody of the local police.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Gadgetry: Trickster is adept at making gadgets and weapons.
- Mental Illness: Trickster is mentally unstable and therefore, highly unpredictable.
- The Trickster was portrayed by Mark Hamill, who later voiced the same character in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Flash And Substance".