|Real Name||Melissa Blackwood|
|Wild Card Traits||Exoteleportation|
|Citizenship||Citizen of the United States|
|Occupation||Private detective, former stage magician and government agent|
|Event Participant||American Hero|
|Base of Operations||New York City|
|Affiliations||SCARE, Ackroyd Creighton Agency, Rox|
|Relatives||Lafayette Blackwood (grandfather)|
|Creator||George R.R. Martin|
Topper is a fictional character in the Wild Cards series of books.
Melissa Blackwood was the granddaughter of a well known stage magician, Lafayette Blackwood. The elder Blackwood attempted to pass on his love of performance, once bringing Melissa out on stage when she was only five, although she had no great love of the stage herself. Melissa's ace turned years later when she was again on stage, this time for a school performance, and the emotional stress of stage fright activated her latent wild card.
Wild Card Traits Edit
Topper has the power to teleport small objects from distant locations to herself by reaching into her top hat and withdrawing them.
Topper is a small woman with red hair and blue eyes.
- The name Melissa Blackwood also appears in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire book series as a woman mentioned in A Dance with Dragons.