Real Name: William Carter
Occupation: Professional Gambler
Legal Status: Canadian citizen with a criminal record
Place of birth: Baie d'Urfé, Québec
William is a compulsive gambler. Gifted with a natural charm, he uses it to gain favours in order to feed his gambling addiction. Thing is, he is not really good at gambling. Yet, his strings of failures never deter him. In fact, he has a tendency to take high risks, often with little or nothing to back them up.
After losing a poker game with the leader of the Montreal Irish mob, William got his face partially carved out after a tense confrontation with the mobsters and his ex-girlfriend, Jackie Pothier (who will become the vigilante know as Jackpot following the events of that fateful night).
Left behind by everyone, abandoned, he was finally forced to confront himself and his actions. And something snapped inside.
Ripping the flesh off his face, exposing his raw muscles, he embraced the insanity that was threatening to engulf him and became the criminal known only as Wild Card...
He quickly rose to prominence in the underworld, where his calculated risk taking was finally rewarded. He caught the eye of Madame Doom, who found a kindred spirit in this tortured soul.