- "You can't stop gambling. The thing you learn about me, I only play safe bets and you, little girl, are as safe as they come."
- —Roulette to Supergirl[src]
Veronica Sinclair, also known as Roulette, is a ringmaster who commands aliens to fight in mortal combats to the entertainment of the rich.
Alien Fight ClubUsing the alias of "Roulette", Veronica organized an underground Fight Club in National City, commanding aliens to fight to the death for money to the entertainment of the rich. One evening, Alex and Maggie infiltrate the Fight Club and assist as Roulette presented the audience the first battle: Miss Martian against Quill, who was abducted by her guards. The fight is interrupted by the arrival of Supergirl, so Roulette released Draaga, who was stronger than the superheroine, forcing Alex and Maggie to shots into the air dispersing all those present, and allowing Roulette to flee.
Later Kara stopped Roulette's limousine and told her that she will stop her illegal fights, to which Roulette replied that her club does not violate the law, as aliens are not people, and therefore they have no rights, pointing that on the contrary, she is giving them a place where they can "find glory and earn money".The next day, Roulette's guards kidnapped J'onn and M'gann to make them fight until death for the title of being the "last Green Martian". M'gann attacks J'onn mercilessly but he refuse to defend himself and told her that she should not become a murderer just because she feels guilty for having survived. After that, M'gann says to Roulette she will not kill J'onn, so the ringmaster frees Draaga to kill them both. At that moment Alex and Maggie burst into the club with a police riot and arrested Roulette who, however, managed to get released thank to her friends in high places. Before Roulette rode away in her limousine, Alex warns her that her time will come.
With her club shut down, Roulette had nowhere to go, then one of her former fighters told her about Maaldoria and its work in the intergalactic slave market. She then arranged a meeting with the Maaldorian doctor and together they began gathering strong and able-bodied humans in National City to put up for sale in exchange for the rich amount of diamonds that were on Maaldoria. Her scheme was stumbled upon by Supergirl who went to Maaldoria along with Mon-El. When Roulette tried to sell her collection of slaves to a Dominator, Supergirl stood defiantly in the way and, being deprived of her powers due to Maaldoria's red sun, was tortured with the slavers weapons. Watching her suffer on their behalf, the group of kidnapped people rebelled against Roulette and ended up locking her in their cell as they made their escape.
Behind the scenes
- Roulette was created by Geoff Johns and Rags Morales, first appearing in JSA Secret Files and Origins #2 (September, 2001). She usually runs a gambling establishment for super-villains and is also associated in events such as captive superhero death-matches.