The Royal Flush Gang

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A gang of rogue metahumans whose gimmick is a reference to the best hand of playing cards in the card game, Poker; Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten all in the same suit. The five nameless teens were 'taken in' by the government and trained in a remote complex in southwestern America. They were freed by the Joker who wanted to use them in a scheme to infect the world with insanity. Ten lacks any feeling and has super strength. Jack can contort his body into any shape. Queen is psychokinetic, an ability to move objects with hand gestures. King is pyrokinetic, the ability to generate and control fire with his mind. And, Ace can induce temporary insanity just be looking into her victim's eyes.


Real Identity: Unknown
Appearances: Wild Cards Part One, Part Two and Epilogue
Powers: Distort Reality, some telekinesis
Voiced By: Hynden Walch

Ace was born with one of the most powerful and oddest mental power. Just by staring; in person or through frequency waves, Ace can distort her victim's perception of reality with thought waves and drive them seemingly insane. The government agents in Sector 12 devised a special headband for Ace that acts as a mental inhibitor. However, it traumatized Ace and she holds a contempt for the object. When Batman revealed the Joker was in possession of the object, she turned on him and focused her powers on the Joker, incapacitating him for the time being. She left to parts unknown where she could live in peace.

Ace attempted to isolate herself from society. However, she was only human after all, and became lonely. As her powers grew, so did her loneliness. Ace's telekinetic powers expanded to the point where she could read minds and warp reality. She chose four people and altered reality so that they could form a new Royal Flush Gang. Most of the time they ignored her pleas though.

Cadmus kept tabs on Ace in secret, knowing full well they would not be able to detain her by themselves. Psi-techs from Cadmus began to predict that she would soon die on an aneurysm. Her death that late in the stage would create a psycho-kinetic backlash that would kill people within miles her location. The JLU became aware of the Gang and sent a unit of Batman, Shayera Hol, Red Tornado, Dr. Light and Stargirl to stop them. Amanda Waller arrived to arm Batman with a device that would safely end Ace's life and save innocent lives. However, Batman knew otherwise and went to see Ace alone. The two realized they were kindred spirits with lost childhoods. Batman stayed with Ace until she died. Afterwards, the reality she distorted was returned to normal and the Royal Flush Gang were stripped of their powers and appearance.


Real Identity: Unknown
Appearances: Wild Cards Part One and Part Two
Powers: Pyrokinesis
Voiced By: Scott Menville

King possesses pyrokinesis, the ability to mentally channel fire. King has demonstrated control and subtly in manifesting his pyrokinetics in several forms such as fireballs and rays. However, King looks out for himself and isn't necessarily willing to put his life on the line like someone more fervently committed like Ten. It is inconclusive what happened in the end, but it appears that in one way of another, he was defeated by the Flash.


Real Identity: Unknown
Appearances: Wild Cards Part One and Part Two
Powers: Magnetism
Voiced By: Tara Strong

Queen has magnetic powers. Using psychokinetic manipulations such as a simple wave of the hand, Queen can do more than easily move metallic objects. She can liquefy and re-solidify or form an amalgamation. Using coins, Queen liquefied them down and formed a metal armor over her body as well as created a makeshift mace. Her short range fighting skills were no match for Hawkgirl's.


Real Identity: Unknown
Appearances: Wild Cards Part One and Part Two
Powers: Elasticity
Voiced By: Greg Cipes

Jack, weighing in at 185 pounds, has elasticity. Able to manipulate his size and length at will, Jack is seemingly unbreakable and his shape changing is only limited by his mind. Jack has a special contempt for the older generation of super heroes such as the Batman. Despite having powers and youth on his side, Batman still possessed experience and unpredictability. Batman defeated Jack by wrapping his arm around a station helicopter rotor manned by a pilot and Harley Quinn who were recording the battle.


Real Identity: Unknown
Appearances: Wild Cards Part One and Part Two
Powers: Impervious to pain, Super Strength
Voiced By: Khary Payton

Ten is impervious to pain. As a result of that power, he developed super strength along the way. It appears that from his government training, Ten became obsessed with proving that he was stronger than Superman. However, he was no match for Superman and was readily defeated.