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Amos Fortune

Amos Fortune
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Real Name
Professor Amos Fortune
Current Alias

Aliases
Ace of Clubs; Pudge; Ace of Spades; Mr. Memory

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
formerly the Royal Flush Gang; Luck League; Tarot Gang; Secret Society of Super-Villains

Universe

Base Of Operations
Mobile

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 8"

Weight
233 lbs (106 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Professional criminal


Contents

History

As a child, Amos Fortune was the leader of a gang of juvenile delinquents. Later, as an adult, he became obsessed with luck, both good and bad, and discovered the existence of "luck glands" that dictate how a person's luck will run. Upon learning how to control these "luck glands" to manipulate his luck, he gathered his old gang and created the original Royal Flush Gang who battled the Justice League on two occasions. Professor Fortune first met the Justice League trying to remove their "good luck" but was defeated. He remained primarily an enemy of the Justice League, and acted as the leader of the Royal Flush Gang, though he abandoned them soon after.

When Parademon blew up the House of Secrets, Fortune suffered injuries, but survived. However, when he joined Scarecrow from escaping Enclave M, he was thrown from the Secret Six's helicopter by Knockout, after calling her lover, Scandal, a "moronic slut."

It seemed that Fortune survived the helicopter fall and masterminded a plot against the JSA using the Wizard as a focusing point for the 'luck magicks' - a.k.a. stellaration energy - in order to destroy the JSA, using Wildcat as his mind-controlled pawn (who grew stronger with each victory over a JSA member via the stellaration energy). Vixen and Gypsy helped Stargirl against this plot, given they had faced him before many years ago while on a training mission as then-new recruits on the JLA, alongside the Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Vibe, and Steel (Vibe and Steel also new recruits at the time), as they fought both the previous and then-new incarnations of the Royal Flush Gang. After freeing Wildcat from Fortune's control, Stargirl added her Cosmic Rod's energy to Fortune's own stelleration energy, causing him to balloon to tremendous size before exploding.

He has since showed up again in Justice League of America comics, playing a card game with Roulette. Their cards being the faces of the Justice League and the Royal Flush Gang. Time will tell what this means.

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Transportation

A private paddlewheel steamer

Notes

  • 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.
  • JLA Classified #22 establishes that the original Royal Flush Gang were childhood friends and that they adopted their positions within the gang based on their first name initials: Amos = Ace, Kerry = King, Queenie = Queen, Jack = Jack, Tom = Ten.

Trivia

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Recommended Reading

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This article uses material from the "Amos Fortune (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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