The Gambler
The Gambler
Personal Info:
Real Name: Steven Sharpe
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Green Lantern Vol. 1 12/3
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Injustice Society Of The World
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Justice Society Of America and Green Lantern
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The Gambler has no super human powers, however he is an expert with his gun and knives. He is also an expert in all forms of gambling.
Weapons: The Gambler carries a customised Derringer pistol that can fire an Ammonia gas, a Smoke screen or ordinary bullets. He also carries a number of throwing knives.
The day after high school graduation, young Steven Sharpe asked his girl, Helen, to marry him, but she refused until he could prove he was not a habitual gambler like his father and grandfather before him. When Helen ran off with a local punk who had won a fortune gambling on the sweepstakes, Steven quit his job and decided to make a new life for himself.
When an armoured car crashed right in front of him as a result of a freak accident, Steven decided to help himself to the money that had spilled out of the back of the van, vowing that from then on he would take whatever he could get.
Convinced that the only thing that mattered in his life was luck, and that the lucky people were those who took chances, Steven drank a toast to his grandfather's memory -- and to his own new life as the Gambler.
Over the next several years, Steven spent a time with a travelling carnival, learning the art of makeup and becoming and expert with throwing knives and pistols. Embarking at last upon his new career of crime, the Gambler quickly became one of the most wanted men in the country.