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The Trickster

Last updated 26 April 2015

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The Trickster was an immortal extra-dimensional alien, formerly part of an extra-dimensional group of beings known as the Pantheon of Discord, who were banished from the known universe. The Trickster, alone, frequently manifested on Earth, making bargains to alter history in attempts to draw power from the chaos he created and thus enter the world in his full power.

The Trickster was an enigmatic and sinister creature that was perpetually hungry for chaos, which he reveals to be what provides him with energy. He was highly intelligent and manipulative, capable of influencing anyone with words. He was arrogant, thinking himself as superior to all beings and taking all other life forms for granted. This proved to be his weakness every time he faced Sarah Jane Smith: He was incapable of understanding, or even considering, the full extent of human emotion - He only preyed on the human instinct to live, which is shown when he always meets his victims and tries to manipulate them on the point of death.

The Trickster was an incredibly powerful creature. He fed on chaos and acted to increase random chaos. He had less interest in the chaos created by intelligent beings, preferring the chaos of natural disasters. The Trickster was also extremely manipulative: He had power over people, but only with their consent. He tended to go after the dying, giving them life in return for servitude.

Biography from the TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA