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{{Character
 
{{Character
 
|name= Axel Walker
 
|name= Axel Walker
 
|image= Axel Walker.png
 
|image= Axel Walker.png
|occupation= Terrorist <small>(incarcerated)</small>
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|species=Human
 
|status= Alive
 
|status= Alive
|family= [[James Jesse]] <small>(father)</small>
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|occupation= Terrorist <small>(incarcerated)</small>
|actor= [[Devon Graye]]
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|family= {{F|Bob Clark|(maternal grandfather; deceased)}}<br>{{F|page=James Jesse (Earth-1)|James Jesse|(father)}}<br/>{{F|Zoey Clark|(mother)}}
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|homeuniverse= Earth-1
 
|alterego= The Trickster
 
|alterego= The Trickster
 
|aeimage= The Trickster (Axel Walker).png
 
|aeimage= The Trickster (Axel Walker).png
|show= The Flash
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|actor= [[Devon Graye]]
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|show= The Flash (The CW)
 
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{{Quote|My tricks. My treat. But I'll give you something good to eat. Today's special: a city, in ashes. The Trickster proudly welcomes you all to the new... disorder.|The Trickster|Tricksters}}
 
{{Quote|My tricks. My treat. But I'll give you something good to eat. Today's special: a city, in ashes. The Trickster proudly welcomes you all to the new... disorder.|The Trickster|Tricksters}}
'''Axel Walker''' (born 1990) is a psychotic terrorist and the son of [[James Jesse]]. After corresponding with his father, who was imprisoned at [[Iron Heights Prison]], for over 10 years, Axel followed in his footsteps and took up the mantle of '''The Trickster'''.
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'''Axel Walker''' (born 1990) is a psychotic terrorist and the son of [[James Jesse (Earth-1)|James Jesse]]. After corresponding with his father, who was imprisoned at [[Iron Heights Prison]], for over 10 years, Axel followed in his footsteps and took up the mantle of '''The Trickster'''.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
===Corresponding with James Jesse===
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===Early life===
Prior to 2005, Axel began corresponding via letters with his father, [[James Jesse]], unaware of their relationship. For the following 10 years, they continued to talk and grew close.<ref name="Tricksters">{{Ep|Tricksters}}</ref>
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Axel was born a son of two notorious criminals: [[Zoey Clark|Prank]] and [[James Jesse (Earth-1)|Trickster]]. By the time of his birth his father was incarcerated, and Prank raised her son as a single mother under a fake name, unaware of his true heritage. At some point of time, the Trickster figured out his son's identity and reached out.<ref name="Elongated">{{Ep|The Elongated Knight Rises}}</ref> Prior to 2005, Axel began corresponding via letters with his father, [[James Jesse (Earth-1)|James Jesse]], unaware of their relationship. For the following 10 years, they continued to talk and grew close.<ref name="Tricksters">{{Ep|Tricksters}}</ref>
   
===Taking up the mantle of The Trickster===
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===Taking up the mantle of the Trickster===
 
[[File:Parachute_bombs_in_gift_boxes.png|thumb|250px|Parachute bombs in gift boxes landing towards a playground.]]
 
[[File:Parachute_bombs_in_gift_boxes.png|thumb|250px|Parachute bombs in gift boxes landing towards a playground.]]
In 2015, Axel began acting as a new version of The Trickster. He sent parachute bombs over a park in [[Central City]], but no children were killed thanks to [[Barry Allen|The Flash]]. He announced via a blog that The Trickster had re-emerged. The Trickster announced in another one, his plans to go bigger than the parachute bombings because he thought that, 'they deserved something much bigger.' He misled the public to believe that he had hidden a giant bomb to destroy the city so both the police and The Flash were distracted.
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In 2015, Axel began acting as a new version of The Trickster. He sent parachute bombs over a park in [[Central City (Earth-1)|Central City]], but no children were killed thanks to [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|The Flash]]. He announced via a blog that The Trickster had re-emerged. The Trickster announced in another one, his plans to go bigger than the parachute bombings because he thought that, 'they deserved something much bigger.' He misled the public to believe that he had hidden a giant bomb to destroy the city so both the police and The Flash were distracted.
   
In the meantime, Axel helped James Jesse escape from prison, with [[Henry Allen]] as a hostage. They took him to a safehouse, where the two Tricksters discussed their plans. Asking why he'd been chosen, James revealed that he was Axel's father.<ref name="Tricksters"/>
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In the meantime, Axel helped James Jesse escape from prison, with [[Henry Allen]] as a hostage. They took him to a safehouse, where the two Tricksters discussed their plans. Asking why he'd been chosen, James revealed that he was Axel's father.<ref name="Tricksters" />
   
 
[[File:The_Tricksters_son_and_father.png|thumb|250px|left|The Tricksters, father and son, enjoying the view of panicking guests, waiting for them to transfer all their money to them.]]
 
[[File:The_Tricksters_son_and_father.png|thumb|250px|left|The Tricksters, father and son, enjoying the view of panicking guests, waiting for them to transfer all their money to them.]]
That night, they headed to an event held by Mayor [[Anthony Bellows]], poisoning all of the guests by pretending to be waiters. In doing so, they were able to threaten the guests to electronically transfer all of their money to the two Tricksters. The Flash arrived, though he was given a bomb strapped to his wrist, connected to a speedometer. However, he was able to get rid of it and came back, giving everyone an antidote and stopping James and Axel. Afterwards, the duo was taken by [[Central City Police Department]] for incarceration. <ref name="Tricksters"/>
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That night, they headed to an event held by Mayor [[Anthony Bellows]], poisoning all of the guests by pretending to be waiters. In doing so, they were able to threaten the guests to electronically transfer all of their money to the two Tricksters. The Flash arrived, though he was given a bomb strapped to his wrist, connected to a speedometer. However, he was able to get rid of it and came back, giving everyone an antidote and stopping James and Axel. Afterwards, the duo was taken by [[Central City Police Department]] for incarceration.<ref name="Tricksters" />
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=== Return of the Trickster Family ===
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Imprisoned in the Iron Heights, Axel eventually met with another prisoner: [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]] himself, who was sentenced for "killing" [[Clifford DeVoe]]. In prison Axel tried reaching out to the newcomer, questioning how he could kill DeVoe at all. Eating a pudding that "did not agree with him", he ended up drugged. It was revealed that this was part of an escape plan organized by his mother, who wanted both of them to get away from the crime life. Axel, however, refused her intentions, and exclaimed his desire to maintain his father's pride by pulling off a big crime as the Trickster, convincing his mother to remember her old days as the Prank. The two managed to trap their victims in an acid trap, getting an upper hand over even [[Cisco Ramon|Vibe]] and [[Caitlin Snow|Killer Frost]], but were, in the end, defeated by the [[Ralph Dibny|Elongated Man]] and sent to prison.<ref name="Elongated" />
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==Abilities==
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*'''Expert engineering skills''': Axel has created a variety of gadgets which he uses as part of his Trickster persona.
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*'''Master chemist''': Axel manages to create a new corrosive substance known as "[[Axid]]" which allegedly has a pH level of -50.<ref name="Elongated" />
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==Equipment==
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*'''[[Acid Gun]]''': Axel used this weapon to combat [[Team Flash]] during his return.<ref name="Elongated" />
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*'''Bombs''': Axel has used a variety of explosives in his time as the Trickster.
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*'''[[Gun]]s''': Axel is shown to be quite proficient in use of firearms.
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*'''[[The Trickster suit (Axel Walker)|The Trickster suit]]''': A costume he wears as part of his Trickster persona, initially to hide his identity and later for intimidation effects.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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====Season 1====
 
====Season 1====
 
*{{Ep|Tricksters}}
 
*{{Ep|Tricksters}}
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*{{Ep|The Elongated Knight Rises}}
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====Season 5====
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*{{Ep|The Death of Vibe|(name seen)}}
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*{{Ep|Memorabilia|(name seen)}}
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===''The Chronicles of Cisco''===
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*{{COC|post=71|(mentioned)}}
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
[[File:Axel_Meta-human.png|thumb|200px|A meta-human wearing a suit similar to Axel's.]]
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[[File:Meta-human wearing Axel Walker's Trickster outfit.png|thumb|200px|A meta-human wearing a suit similar to Axel's.]]
*At the end of ''[[The Runaway Dinosaur]]'', among the dozens meta-humans that constituted [[Zoom's meta-human group|Zoom's army]], a meta-human wearing a costume identical to the one worn by Axel can be seen in the crowd, it's unknown if this was actually him, his Earth-2 counterpart or someone new altogether.
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*Among the dozens of [[meta-humans]] that constituted [[Zoom's meta-human group|Zoom's army]], a meta-human wearing a costume identical to the one worn by Axel was briefly seen in the crowd.<ref>{{Ep|The Runaway Dinosaur}}</ref>
*The surname "Walker" is possibly a reference to Luke Skywalker, who is played by Mark Hamill.
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*Axel doesn't have the same surname as any of his parents; [[James Jesse (Earth-1)|his father]]'s surname is "Jesse" while [[Zoey Clark|his mother]]'s is "Clark".
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**Given how Axel was raised by his mother, it's possible he changed his name after becoming a criminal to distance himself from his parentage.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 17:29, November 11, 2019

For other uses of Trickster, see Trickster (disambiguation)


"My tricks. My treat. But I'll give you something good to eat. Today's special: a city, in ashes. The Trickster proudly welcomes you all to the new... disorder."
—The Trickster[src]


Axel Walker (born 1990) is a psychotic terrorist and the son of James Jesse. After corresponding with his father, who was imprisoned at Iron Heights Prison, for over 10 years, Axel followed in his footsteps and took up the mantle of The Trickster.

Biography

Early life

Axel was born a son of two notorious criminals: Prank and Trickster. By the time of his birth his father was incarcerated, and Prank raised her son as a single mother under a fake name, unaware of his true heritage. At some point of time, the Trickster figured out his son's identity and reached out.[1] Prior to 2005, Axel began corresponding via letters with his father, James Jesse, unaware of their relationship. For the following 10 years, they continued to talk and grew close.[2]

Taking up the mantle of the Trickster

Parachute bombs in gift boxes

Parachute bombs in gift boxes landing towards a playground.

In 2015, Axel began acting as a new version of The Trickster. He sent parachute bombs over a park in Central City, but no children were killed thanks to The Flash. He announced via a blog that The Trickster had re-emerged. The Trickster announced in another one, his plans to go bigger than the parachute bombings because he thought that, 'they deserved something much bigger.' He misled the public to believe that he had hidden a giant bomb to destroy the city so both the police and The Flash were distracted.

In the meantime, Axel helped James Jesse escape from prison, with Henry Allen as a hostage. They took him to a safehouse, where the two Tricksters discussed their plans. Asking why he'd been chosen, James revealed that he was Axel's father.[2]

The Tricksters son and father

The Tricksters, father and son, enjoying the view of panicking guests, waiting for them to transfer all their money to them.

That night, they headed to an event held by Mayor Anthony Bellows, poisoning all of the guests by pretending to be waiters. In doing so, they were able to threaten the guests to electronically transfer all of their money to the two Tricksters. The Flash arrived, though he was given a bomb strapped to his wrist, connected to a speedometer. However, he was able to get rid of it and came back, giving everyone an antidote and stopping James and Axel. Afterwards, the duo was taken by Central City Police Department for incarceration.[2]

Return of the Trickster Family

Imprisoned in the Iron Heights, Axel eventually met with another prisoner: Barry Allen himself, who was sentenced for "killing" Clifford DeVoe. In prison Axel tried reaching out to the newcomer, questioning how he could kill DeVoe at all. Eating a pudding that "did not agree with him", he ended up drugged. It was revealed that this was part of an escape plan organized by his mother, who wanted both of them to get away from the crime life. Axel, however, refused her intentions, and exclaimed his desire to maintain his father's pride by pulling off a big crime as the Trickster, convincing his mother to remember her old days as the Prank. The two managed to trap their victims in an acid trap, getting an upper hand over even Vibe and Killer Frost, but were, in the end, defeated by the Elongated Man and sent to prison.[1]

Abilities

  • Expert engineering skills: Axel has created a variety of gadgets which he uses as part of his Trickster persona.
  • Master chemist: Axel manages to create a new corrosive substance known as "Axid" which allegedly has a pH level of -50.[1]

Equipment

  • Acid Gun: Axel used this weapon to combat Team Flash during his return.[1]
  • Bombs: Axel has used a variety of explosives in his time as the Trickster.
  • Guns: Axel is shown to be quite proficient in use of firearms.
  • The Trickster suit: A costume he wears as part of his Trickster persona, initially to hide his identity and later for intimidation effects.

Appearances

The Flash

Season 1

Season 4

Season 5

The Chronicles of Cisco

Trivia

Meta-human wearing Axel Walker&#039;s Trickster outfit

A meta-human wearing a suit similar to Axel's.

  • Among the dozens of meta-humans that constituted Zoom's army, a meta-human wearing a costume identical to the one worn by Axel was briefly seen in the crowd.[3]
  • Axel doesn't have the same surname as any of his parents; his father's surname is "Jesse" while his mother's is "Clark".
    • Given how Axel was raised by his mother, it's possible he changed his name after becoming a criminal to distance himself from his parentage.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Elongated Knight Rises"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Tricksters"
  3. "The Runaway Dinosaur"
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