|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Double Down (comics). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with DC Database, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.|
Jeremy Tell was a con artist and compulsive gambler. One night, after losing all his money in a game, Tell murdered the high winning gambler. A mystically "cursed deck of cards" the murdered man owned animated and flew at Tell, cleaving and bonding to his skin. They have replaced most of his flesh, and cover most of his body. Tell can, either mentally or mystically, control these cards, detaching them from his body and directing their movement. He can use a card's razor edges to cut through things, or to encase someone with his cards.
When Murmur released his Frenzy virus at Iron Heights, Flash (Wally West) and Piper were sent to investigate the cause of the virus. During the prison's mass breakout, Tell, who was serving time for murder, assault and fraud, was freed and met Piper. Tell used a card to cover his mouth to prevent him from using his flute and used the rest to slice his clothes. Piper then shoved his flute into Tell's mouth and punched his gut, forcing him to blow on the instrument. The resulting sonic blast knocked him unconscious and he was taken back to solitary confinement.
On the battle on the wedding day of Green Arrow and Black Canary, Double Down hid in the backseat of a car and unexpectedly escaped with Piper and Trickster and at first held them at knife-point to help him in joining in their escape. At a roadside diner, Double Down wants to join the two in their run from the law, mentioning the disappearances of several villains. The three are then attacked by the Suicide Squad, in which Double Down was defeated and captured.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Skin is made up of "cursed" playing cards; can psionically remove and control the razor-sharp cards. He can use a card's razor edges to cut through objects, or to encase an opponent with his cards.
- Double Down often uses puns related to gambling, in much the same manner a Silver Age gimmick villain or a huge jerk would.
- 12 Appearances of Jeremy Tell (New Earth)
- 6 Images featuring Jeremy Tell (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Jeremy Tell (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Jeremy Tell (New Earth)
Discover and Discuss
- Search this site for:
- Search the Forums for: