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- "I'm bad luck. Good was never an option for me."
Jinx is an Honorary Titan and former villainess. Prior to joining the Teen Titans, Jinx was a student of the H.I.V.E. Academy, a member of the Brotherhood of Evil, and the leader of the H.I.V.E. Five. She is the love interest of Kid Flash.
Jinx was a former H.I.V.E. Academy student, along with Gizmo, Mammoth and Kyd Wykkyd. Her first mission with her classmates (for which they were dispatched by the H.I.V.E. Headmistress, who had been hired by Slade) was to destroy the Titans. They managed to force the Titans out of their tower, but the Titans came back with Robin and managed to defeat Jinx and company. At some point, Jinx was associated with Junior H.I.V.E. Academy and Dark Way Prep.
Later on, Jinx was involved in a series of bank robberies with Gizmo and Mammoth commissioned by their then-current H.I.V.E. headmaster, Brother Blood, but the Titans planted a tracking device on her while they escaped and had Cyborg enter the H.I.V.E. as a student to infiltrate their organization. Cyborg posed as "Stone" and befriended the villainous trio (though Gizmo became more and more jealous about his standing with Brother Blood). Jinx and Stone developed a crush on each other during this time, though Jinx didn't know that "Stone" was really Cyborg in disguise.
Soon Cyborg's identity was revealed, and he brought down the H.I.V.E. Academy. Jinx appeared hurt by Cyborg's betrayal, but escaped with her friends and formed The H.I.V.E. Five with Gizmo, Mammoth, See-More and Private H.I.V.E.. Jinx and the other members of the H.I.V.E. Five briefly engaged the Titans in combat during a raid on a shopping mall, but just as they were gaining the upper hand in the battle, the entity known as Mother Mae-Eye appeared and defeated them. Later on, after they had defeated Mother Mae-Eye, the Titans tricked Gizmo into taking the pie she was in, and May-Eye subsequently brainwashed the H.I.V.E. by feeding them her pie.
Jinx then appeared as the de facto leader of a slightly reorganized H.I.V.E. Five group, consisting of herself, Mammoth, Gizmo, See-More, Billy Numerous, and Kyd Wykkyd. Jinx was apparently the only member of this group who took her criminal career seriously, as the other members all displayed a serious lack of initiative and a remarkably short attention span.
This latest incarnation of the H.I.V.E. Five was foiled during a raid on a museum by the teenage superhero Kid Flash, and in an attempt to improve the group's standing in the eyes of the Brotherhood of Evil, Jinx attempted to capture Kid Flash and present him to the Brotherhood as a gift. Jinx particularly hoped to win the approval and respect of Madame Rouge, whom she idolized. However, Kid Flash took a liking to Jinx, and during their encounters, he alternately flirted with her and tried to convince her to renounce her life of crime. This annoyed Jinx greatly, but something in Kid Flash's words struck a chord within her. She later told Kid Flash that it was her power of "bad luck" that made her decide on pursuing a villainous life, since she saw little alternative considering the nature of her powers.
Jinx was eventually successful in capturing Kid Flash (with See-More's assistance), but she quickly released him after Madame Rouge's constant string of insults and condescending attitude became too much for her to bear. At that point Jinx blasted Madame Rouge away with her powers, which apparently impressed Madame Rouge enough to reconsider her. However, Jinx instead disappeared into the shadows to join forces with Kid Flash. During the Titans' final battle against the Brotherhood, Jinx and Kid Flash helped the Titans defeat the Brotherhood of Evil by capturing the H.I.V.E. Five and Madame Rouge, and she subsequently became an Honorary Titan. She was seen in the Titans Tower socializing with the other Titans, and later preparing to help them stop Dr. Light after he robbed a bank.
Teen Titans Go!
The animated version of Jinx made a lot of appearances (being one of the main characters in a few) in Teen Titans Go!, starting in issue #1. It should be noted that, despite her limited role in the TV-series, she gained significant popularity among the fans, especially following the premiere of the episode Lightspeed.
In #26–27, hints are given of her later "turning over a new leaf" (like the hints in the episode Lightspeed). She also appeared in issue #34 as Kid Flash's girlfriend and became jealous when he began inadvertently flirting with Raven, Argent, and several other females. In issue #36 she gets captured, along with the other Titan heroines, by Blackfire and is almost sold to slavery by the Gordanians. In issue #39, she is still with Kid Flash; but when Larry, who is playing Cupid, strikes other women with his love arrows when Flash wouldn't not allow himself to be hit, she has her hands full with keeping them from flirting with her boyfriend.
Jinx also appears in issue #40, still as part of the H.I.V.E. Five at that time, and issue #43, helping the Titans stop the Fearsome Five. She is mad at Raven and the Titans because she had not been given a communicator, however, she helps Robin infiltrate the Fearsome Five. When they make their appearance to Cyborg and Beast Boy, Jinx is with them (and the Titans act as if they were shocked about Jinx's "treason"). After the Fearsome Five go into Titans Tower, the Titans, Jinx, and Kid Flash ambush them, and after the battle, Robin gives her a communicator (the only reason Jinx did not get a communicator because Robin had run out of them during the Brotherhood of Evil's battle).
In Issue #53, it is revealed that Jinx's nickname is/was "Lucky" and that she had entertained a disappointing relationship with Kid Kold (aka Leo), one of the two villains featured in that issue, before joining the H.I.V.E. At the end of the day, Jinx shares her first official kiss with Kid Flash.
In her period with the H.I.V.E., Jinx is a very ambitious go-getter with a slight mean streak. Because of her goals to rise among the ranks of villains, she tries her best to be an effective H.I.V.E. member under both its regimes. Far more mature, focused and controlled than her male teammates, Jinx has proven to be a largely capable and determined if subconsciously insecure leader. She also idolized Madame Rouge of the Brotherhood of Evil, before Kid Flash stepped in to change her mind. Jinx is also strong in her own personality, though, even directly assaulting Rouge and releasing Kid Flash when Rouge taunted and mocked her, deeming her a pathetic failure and an embarrassment.
At first, Jinx appears to be quiet, mean, mysterious, often speaking in whispers, and sometimes depicted as crazy because of the evil, crooked grin she usually wore when battling. However, at "Lightspeed", we see a more determined, outspoken, and sane Jinx who wanted to be respected and not shunned because of her bad-luck powers. Generally, however, despite her habitual dark looks she is a very fashion-conscious girl, more intend on hunting for interesting attire and accessories rather than getting rich. Furthermore, she is characterized as the "popular girl" in the H.I.V.E.; in the series, a number of super teens— including Kid Flash, Cyborg and See-More—are revealed to have (or had) a crush on her.
Powers and Abilities
Jinx wields the power of bad luck, which she manifests with pink, lightning-like energy blasts fired from her hands. Jinx's powers portray a manipulation of probability, more specifically, the ability to "bring bad luck" to her enemies. How she does this has never been explored.
In early episodes, it's stated that her powers are magical in nature; however, in later episodes, she's seen exhibiting her powers as a free flow output through her brain, common to most psionics. When she wants her enemies to be "unlucky", she mostly uses her energy waves to disrupt solid structures in her surroundings, though other effects are also possible, like tidal waves. Her bad luck energy can also serve a direct offensive role as concussive blasts. As shown in the Teen Titans Go comics #1, her powers can't bypass Raven's dark energy shields.
Jinx is also an accomplished gymnast, capable of dodging beam weapon bursts, starbolts, and pillars of stone telekinetically launched at her with ease.
- Final Exam
- Mother Mae-Eye (episode)
- Homecoming - Part 2 (cameo)
- Titans Together
- Jinx was completely reimagined from the original comics. She bears no similarities with her comic counterpart, who was an East Indian elementalist; the animated Jinx has pale skin, pink hair, pink eyes with cat-like pupils, dresses as a witch and wields bad luck bolt powers.
- Jinx is both a mini-boss and playable unlocked character in the video game.
- Jinx was somehow previously involved with a school called "Dark Way Prep," as briefly mentioned in the episode "Deception." (S3E1)
- Her hairstyle looks like a demon's horns.
In Latin, the word 'Jinx' means "bad luck".