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"I have only ever been dealt bad hands. But I knew one day, the universe would see that it made a mistake. And then I'd have the run of the table. I got on that bus, and Lady Luck smiled on me."
—Becky Sharpe[src]

Rebecca "Becky" Sharpe (c. 1993[1] – early 2018), nicknamed Hazard by Cisco Ramon, was a meta-human with the power to spread bad luck on people whilst giving herself good luck. She was briefly an ally of Team Flash until her body and powers were taken by Clifford DeVoe.

Biography

Early life

Becky Sharpe was born in Sarasota, Florida in 1993. Her life had always been a series of "crummy luck" due to unfortunate circumstances.

In 2014, Becky moved to Central City. Over the next three years, her car was rear-ended four times, her identity stolen twice, and "a cat burglar literally burgled her cat". Becky was also cited for multiple, likely accidental, minor driving violations and had been fired from her job as a blackjack dealer at least once for unspecified reasons.[1]

Gaining powers

On October 10, 2017, Becky grabbed a coffee at CC Jitters. However, her order was messed up and contained dairy milk instead of soy. She immediately became sick from the milk and rushed home to get to the bathroom. At her apartment, Becky caught her boyfriend, Kenny, cheating on her and they subsequently broke up.

Later that day, Becky went to work at Starlight Gateway Casino. When a player attempted to grope her, Becky fended him off, accidentally spilling his appletini on him. As a result, she was fired. Becky then found out her car had been clamped again, much to her frustration. She raced to catch Central City Bus 405, breaking a heel in the process, though was successful, much to her elation. Becky made brief eye contact with Mina Chaytan and sat near Ramsey Deacon. Suddenly during the ride, a portal into the Speed Force opened to release The Flash, with a wave of dark matter enveloping the bus.

Shortly afterwards, Becky discovered she gained meta-human powers of luck, benefiting herself at the cost of jinxing her surroundings. Believing it was the universe's way of fixing her ill-fated life, Becky eagerly began taking advantage of her powers to live an opulent lifestyle.[1]

Newfound luck and crime spree

Three weeks later, Becky began a spree of bank robberies. First targeting First National and O'Sullivan Bank, she took an Uber to another bank. When they arrived, the Uber app crashed, so Becky's ride was free. As she walked inside, the bank's employees began struggling with a series of sudden bad luck, allowing Becky to easily enter the vault. She happily stole two bags of money and left. The Flash gave chase, but slipped on a barrel of marbles Becky's powers caused to fall.

That afternoon, Becky dined at a Japanese restaurant for lunch, where she ran into Kenny and his new girlfriend. Becky ensured her powers immediately affected her ex as comeuppance.

Later, Becky ate at CC Jitters as she excitedly scratched another winning lottery card. Soon after, she was joined by Barry Allen (despite Becky initially protesting that he wasn't her type), a CSI of the Central City Police Department who investigated meta-humans. Barry explained her recent good luck came from being affected by dark matter on a city bus three weeks prior. However, Becky remained in denial and voiced her belief of her powers being a gift to compensate for her difficult life. Barry refuted this, warning that her powers were hurting bystanders. Becky expressed her pity, but simply believed it was "their turn". Proving she had gained mastery over her powers, she began precipitating pre-incidents of accidents. Becky cheerfully gloated that Barry couldn't stop her as she left Jitters.

That night, Becky returned to Starlight Getaway Casino, using her powers to win increasingly greater amounts of money. Her quantum field began expanding throughout the city and into the atmosphere, causing low probability events of varying intensity: The Flash accidentally cuffing himself with power-dampening cuffs, the West house falling apart, Flight 512 having two bird strikes and preparing to crash, and the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator activating at risk of exploding. After wining over $1.2 million, Becky tried her hand at a $10,000,000 jackpot machine. As the machine began to work in Becky's favor, chaos erupted in the casino. Fortunately though when the particle accelerator exploded, it caused a hydrogen-electron collision and the charge temporarily neutralized Becky's quantum field, returning everything to normal. As a confused Becky tried to make sense of the situation, The Flash cuffed her. After wondering if the speedster would release her, she politely surrendered.[1]

Prison break and death

When Warden Wolfe had discovered that Barry Allen was the Flash, he was moved into the same meta-human cell block as Becky and the other bus metas.

Amunet Black was then brought to the wing where Wolfe showed her and the others as possible goods for her to sell and she decided to take all of them. Becky was scared as Barry explained who exactly Amunet was and what was about to happen to them. Barry then managed to disable the locks to all of their cells and tried to organize a joint escape but Becky wanted to stay as she was scared of repeating what she did to Central City the last time she was out. She didn't want to hurt anyone else but Barry told her that if she stayed then Amunet would sell her and her powers would be potentially made to hurt countless people. She then decided to join all of them.

They journeyed to the ruins of the prison level below their wing to try and distance themselves from the power dampeners to get their abilities back and be free. As they moved through the tunnels, they ran into a maintenance man and the other prisoners wanted to kill him in order to make sure he didn't jeopardize their escape. Barry argued that they didn't have to kill him, just tie him up; Becky agreed and Barry moved to knock the man out. As Killgore moved to hack into a digitally locked door, she moved to befriend Barry as she looked at his hurt hand, showing some basic medical knowledge as she went through similar injuries herself prior to becoming empowered. Barry asked what she would do when she was freed and she didn't know as the last time she was free, she had jinxed many people just to have luck for herself. Barry told her that there were metas who tried to help people with their gifts and that their powers didn't make them who they were. She told him that she didn't believe that he killed DeVoe as he clearly really cared about people.

When Deacon got the door open, they found themselves in the prison yard and they each felt their powers return. Becky thanked Barry for his help, as did the others. However, Wolfe appeared with his meta guards and fired a dampening restraint on Barry and ordered them all to return to their cells quietly if they wanted to live. They all were ready to resist Wolfe but he revealed that if vengeance was what they wanted, then they should have it on the one that imprisoned them in the first place, the Flash, and revealed that it was Barry. Immediately, the others turned on Barry, but Becky, despite learning of his identity, chooses to defend him for being an understanding friend. When they wouldn't leave him alone, she quickly jinxed them into hurting and knocking themselves out. Amunet then arrived to try to recapture them herself, but Becky used her power to jinx her into making one of the guards fire a gas cartridge to the floor beneath them, knocking them out and having Amunet incapacitate the guards instead.

Before they could take advantage of their luck, Becky and Barry were shot from behind by DeVoe, with a pulse blast that disabled all of the meta's powers. He then used the claws in his chair to absorb the powers of all the other bus meta's, but chose to implant his mind into Becky's consciousness. Terrified, Becky pleaded Barry to help her, but was killed before he could do so. Using her body, DeVoe then used the chair to kill Wolfe, and then vanished.[2]

Legacy


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Becky's death was avenged when Ralph Dibny regain full control of his body; forcing Clifford DeVoe's consciousness out of the latters body, after transferring his conciousness into his hoverchair, but perished once-and-for all when his wife Marlize removed the chair's power source; putting an end to DeVoe's madness.

Personality

"Do you really want to test your luck? Bad things happen to people that get in my way."
—Becky Sharpe to Barry Allen[src]

Becky Sharpe often has a very bubbly, positive look to her despite her constant bad luck, however, she is mostly stuck in depression as she believes the universe is out to get her. She also believes that everyone else deserves the same fate she once suffered, just to balance out the sudden shift between luck and misfortune that her powers enabled her to experience.

Following her incarceration at Iron Heights Prison, Becky had undergone a significant reform, having come to terms with how her powers can affect people, she displayed a timid side of herself whilst in the meta-human wing at Iron Heights and displayed hesitance when the other super-powered inmates plot their escape, fearful of the misfortune she may bring outside should she leave the prison's walls; it was only after receiving encouragement from Barry Allen did Becky finally relented, not wanting her powers to be exploited by the likes of Amunet Black. Even when she learned that Barry is the Flash, she chose to defend him against the other vengeful bus meta-humans; as Becky did not hold a grudge against Barry for putting her in prison.

Powers and abilities

"She's got a good luck field."
Cisco Ramon on Becky's powers[src]

Powers

  • Meta-human physiology: After Becky was struck by the dark matter energy after the Flash was released from the Speed Force, this altered her DNA and cells, enabling her to access her new-found powers.
    • Jinxing: Becky has the ability to manipulate her surrounding quantum particles, giving good luck to herself. As a result, the connecting particles spin negatively, causing bad luck to anyone in close proximity to her. However, prolonged and deliberate use of her powers to amass more luck for her benefit increases Becky's quantum field, allowing her to spread bad luck over a greater range. Apparently, her powers work passively by nature; at base levels, they only operate to turn things on her favor (i.e. finding money on the ground to consistently winning the lottery). However, in the event that an otherwise unfavorable outcome is imminent or at least in potential of happening, Becky's probability field becomes more "aggressive" to the point where unfortunate events will strike those who stand, or will stand, in her way. Due to her meta-human abilities doing the job for her, Becky only has to be present at any given location for them to influence probability itself localized around that area; she has practically no means of predicting with detailed precision how outcomes to complex scenarios would play out while under her influence — making her powers more defensive than offensive during confrontations.[1][2]

Weaknesses

  • Hydrogen-electron charge: After a hydrogen and electron collision, a charge is given off that is strong enough to temporarily negate Becky's quantum field and suppress her powers.[1]
  • Power-dampening tech: If Becky is wearing power-dampening cuffs, she can't use her powers.

Equipment

  • Blackjack dealer suit: Becky wore a specified uniform as a blackjack dealer, and kept it even after being fired.[1]

Appearances

The Flash

Season 4


Trivia

  • Becky was severely lactose intolerant.[1]
  • She had a Myspace account.[1]
  • She was 5'9" tall.[1]
  • Becky's favorite Japanese food item was kobe beef.[1]
  • Her shoe size was 6.[2]
  • According to Clifford DeVoe, Becky is the most powerful of the bus meta-humans;[1] she was able to simultaneously override Sylbert Rundine, Mina Chaytan and Ramsey Deacon's meta-human powers.[2] When DeVoe stole her body, Becky's powers allowed him to easily counteract many of Team Flash's attempts to thwart him.
  • Unlike most of the other bus meta-humans; Becky is (genuinely) not a villain; as she doesn't intentionally hurt innocent people.

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Hazard is a super villain and an enemy to Infinity, Inc., whose powers allow her to manipulate probability.
  • Becky's blackjack dealer suit, while never worn in her meta-human persona, is designed after Hazard's alter-ego suit from the DC comics.
  • In the shared multiverse, Becky is a misguided, but ultimately good character, unlike her DC comic book counterpart. However, Becky's DC comic counterpart later redeemed herself when she refused to murder a young boy on account of who his father was.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 "Luck Be a Lady"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "True Colors"
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