Roulette (Marvel) (02 - Jennifer Stavros)
Real Name: Jennifer Stavros
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Roulette had the ability to create discs of psionic energy which altered the probability field around the victim at whom she threw the disc. Her black energy discs created "bad luck" while her white energy discs bestowed "good luck."
+ Energy-Enhanced Strike
+ Probability Manipulation
+ Unarmed Combat
When Charles Xavier formed a young team of mutants to be X-Men-in-training, the villainous Hellfire Club retaliated. The White Queen found and recruited a team of her own named the Hellions. Among the original line-up was a young mutant named Roulette.
One of the team's first missions was to kidnap Kitty Pryde and Doug Ramsey while the X-Men were away. They were successful, but the New Mutants soon came to rescue their own. The White Queen becomes detained and, while she is away, the two teams decide to settle the matter by a duel. The New Mutants win and, in the confusion, escape with their friends.
The next time Roulette appears she is with a group from the Hellions along with James Proudstar—who ambush Muir Island. James wants revenge on the X-Men for the death of his older brother John Proudstar on his first mission, so he attacks Banshee who was one of the last people to see his brother alive. The team battles some of the X-Men and have several opportunities to kill them, but James sees the error of his ways and flees.
Taking a rare opportunity for civility, Emma Frost throws a dance party for her Hellions and the New Mutants. Roulette and her teammates actually enjoyed the night—splitting off into small groups—until old rivalries flared again and the dance was canceled.
Later, when the New Mutants were in a state of emotional turmoil over being killed and resurrected by the Beyonder, Emma Frost saw it as her opportunity to sweep in and take control. She convinced Magneto—the current leader of the team—to allow the New Mutants to come to the Massachusetts Academy for psychic counseling, where she promptly accepted them into the ranks of her Hellions. The two teams became quite fond of one another but were separated when Magneto realized that his emotions had been manipulated by Empath to convince him to relinquish the students.
Soon after, Emma threw another party which the Hellions as well as the X-Men Gold team attended. It was there that Trevor Fitzroy—a member of the villainous group known as the Upstarts—crashed the party with the goal of killing Emma in order to gain points within the group. The Hellions were mere formalities. Roulette, along with most of her teammates, was killed by Fitzroy in order to fuel his time traveling teleportation portals.
First Appearance: The New Mutants (1983) #16
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Dark Reign: The Cabal (2009)
Dark X-Men: The Confession (2009)
#2 Generation X (1994)
- 'The Players and the Pawn!'#3
- 'This Lady Kills!'#4
- 'Now Strikes the Assassin'
#55 New Mutants (2009)
- 'Sins of the Past, Part 1: In Another Man's Shoes'
#7 The New Mutants (1983)
- 'Necrosha: New Mutants, Chapter 2: Trojan'#8
- 'Necrosha: Part 3'#48
#16 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Away Game!'#17
- 'Pawns of the White Queen'#43
- 'Getting Even'#53
- 'Seduced & Abandoned'#54
- 'Scavenger Hunt!'#62
- 'To Build a Fire'
Annual 02 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Questions of Power The Hero Killers Part 4'#9
- 'Hard Choices, Part Three: Following the Line along the Middle'#10
#5 Titans (1980)
- 'Gardener to the Hulk'
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
X Necrosha (2009)
X-Men Origins: Emma Frost (2010)
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga (2010)
#1 X-Men: Hellfire Club (2000)
- 'X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga'
- 'Also Sprach Sebastion'
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