|Wild Card Traits||Jumper|
|Citizenship||Citizen of the United States|
|Affiliations||Jumpers, The Rox|
|First Appearance||Jokertown Shuffle|
Valerie is a fictional character from the Wild Cards series of books.
Valerie is a teenage runaway. Like all "Jumpers" she is a teen who can swap bodies/mind with other people.
There were many Jumpers in the series, some of which were nothing more that a colourful name in a crowd scene. The Bloat wanted an army of Jumpers to protect his island. At the time of the final assault on the Rox, there were almost one-hundred Jumpers.
Valerie was tricked and trapped by Jerry Strauss and Jay Ackroyd for questioning. She knew she could not return to the Rox because Bloat would know what she told Popinjay, and if the other Jumpers found out they would kill her. So she took off for parts unknown. Valerie may be the last living jumper if she got away...
Wild Card TraitsEdit
Valerie is a Jumper. The "jumper" power is an infused power, gained by having sexual relations with the ace, Edward St. John "Loophole" Latham. Once infused, a jumper gains the ability to swap minds with a victim, essentially stealing their body for a time. A jumper must be able to see a subject in order to switch bodies. The jump is indefinite unless reversed by another jumper. Jumpers can even do three-way jumps to switch the minds of two non-jumpers (jumping the first person, then the second, then jumping back to their own body, putting the first person’s mind into the second person's body).
When they jump an ace, they generally get the ace's powers, both physical and mental. Jumper victims often spend the duration of the jump in a catatonic state due to trauma and mental strain caused by the jump itself, but some retain consciousness in the borrowed body.
Selected Reading Edit
- Wild Cards Volume IX: Jokertown Shuffle