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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (JL): Wild Cards Part One and Part Two
Voiced By: Not Applicable
Spainiards came across an arid basin but discovered underground wells that supported meadows. They named it Las Vegas. When it fell into US control, it became a famous railroad town in the 1900's. The completion of the Hoover Dam in 1936, sparked the rapid growth of the Las Vegas Strip and casino-hotels. The money generated from tourism is accompanied by the federal government who established Nellis Air Force Base.
Perhaps because of its international fame, Las Vegas is just a hotbed for crime as Metropolis. The Joker setup a front called Gwynplaine Entertainment and bought up airtime on 11 television networks. He then hid over 26 time bombs and hundreds of cameras all over Las Vegas. Upon declaring his latest plot, the Joker would air a reality television special to spotlight the Justice League as they race against time to disarm the bombs. Batman, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern uncovered connection to Gwynplaine Entertainment before his announcement. Batman went ahead to Vegas to warn television executives. However, it was too late and the Joker announced the first bomb was set to explode in 22 minutes and 50 seconds. A mass exodus of people poured out of Las Vegas, except for an elderly woman playing a slot machine in the Sphinx Hotel's Falcon Casino.
To raise the stakes, the Joker unleashed the Royal Flush Gang on the Justice League. The first bomb was a stake. At 13 minutes and 44 seconds, Superman used his X-Ray Vision and discovered 25 bombs were planted in Vegas. The League dispersed and went after the bombs while fighting the Royal Flush Gang off. Green Lantern discovered another fake underwater in a 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea display near 221B Baker Street. Batman found another at Hawaiian Holidays and defeated Jack. During the fight, Batman guided Flash to disarming a bomb hidden on a roller coaster. Green Lantern and Hawkgirl found another at Amos Fortune's Casino and Resort. After observing tension between the pair, Joker detonated the bomb. They survived but Amos Fortune wasn't so lucky. After, Flash disarmed another in a warehouse and Superman at a Statue of Liberty duplicate. They both converged on the last bomb in the Sphinx Hotel, hidden in a sarcophagus. The Flash ran it out of Vegas where it detonated without harm caused.
As a result, the TV special garnered high viewership between 60 to 70 million from being covered in the news and broadcast stations. As the Joker unleashed his real plan, to emit Ace's thought waves and render everyone insane, Batman trailed Harley Quinn back to the Joker's hideout and saved the day by revealing Joker's memento, a headband used to neutralize Ace. Ace responded by rendering Joker into a comatose state and left the studio.