|Citizenship||Citizen of the United States with a criminal record, deceased|
|Event Participant||Wild Card Day|
|Base of Operations||New Jersey|
|Allies||Dr. Tod, Smooth Eddy|
|First Appearance||Wild Cards|
Fred is a fictional character from the Wild Cards series of books.
Fred was a small-time criminal operating in the New Jersey area in the 1940s. He always worked with his partner Smooth Eddy, and apparently Fred was the brains of the duo. Both of them occasionally worked for Dr. Tod's criminal organization.
In August of 1946, Ed and Fred found the cannister with the alien wild card virus and brought it to Tod. They went along with Tod's plan to extort money as a security payment and were among the men who attacked New York City in 1946 aboard Dr. Tod's dirigible, while Jetboy tried to stop them. In the ensuing aerial battle, Fred was one of the first to die.