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Vital statistics
Real name Zachary Wagner
Alias Nightcrawler, Jr.
Age 17
Species Human Mutant
Production details
First appearance Castaways #1


Home Reality[]

In his home reality, Trickster was a member of the new X-Men, along with the other X-Men new recruits; Jake Howlett, son of Wolverine, Apocalypse, who had recently turned good, Kinetica, daughter of Jean Grey and Wolverine, and Lizard Man, son of the Lizard.


Trickster was one of the original six Castaways. He befriended Crystal and instantly began crushing on her. They met the rest of the heroes at a Diner in the middle of the Jungle Beyond Space and Time. The Timebroker explained their situation to them and sent them off.

In the new reality Red Skull was the ruler of the world after he won WW2. Trickster and Crystal were sent to the building he was least likely to be in, which is where he was. The two of them fought of his HYDRA minions until he activated a bomb. Trickster teleported Crystal out of the building, saving her. He held Red Skull back until the bomb went off, killing both of them in the explosion. He was replaced by Jean Grey.

When the Castaways discovered how to use the Crystal Palace, they sent the bodies of their fallen back to their home realities, including Trickster.