Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (1950s Era)
Occupation: Fortune teller
Group Membership: Unnamed carnival
Affiliations: Assorted customers (names unrevealed), Charles Lane (loose)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile (USA?)
First Appearance: Mystery Tales#1/4 (March, 1952)
Powers/Abilities: The Great Nikko had the ability to foresee the future (see comments). He used props such as a candle mounted on a skull and had numerous esoteric books on nearby shelves.
(Mystery Tales#1/4 (fb) - BTS) - The Great Nikko was sideshow performer at a traveling carnival and had gained an established reputation for accurately predicting the future with word spreading slowly by mouth.
(Mystery Tales#1/4) - One of the Great Nikko's customers brought her male friend, Charles Lane, along to the carnival. There, he paid to have his fortune told by the Great Nikko in a one-to-one session. The fortune teller predicted the world would end at midnight but was ridiculed by Lane. The Great Nikko's words continued to reverberate in Lane's mind until Charles died at midnight, his personal world at an end.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer and artist.
So was it the future that he saw? Given his prediction recurring (and so possibly being reinforced) in Lane's mind, it may be that he had the mental power of suggestion.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Great Nikko has no known connections to:
Charlie Lane went to the Great Nikko to have his fortune told at the encouragement of his lady friend. He ridiculed the Great Nikko after being told that the world would end at midnight, and dismissed the seer outright to his girlfriend. He went on to enjoy the carnival with his girlfriend, all the while hearing the Great Nikko's prediction in his head. Later that night while walking by himself, Lane was hit and killed by a passing truck as a nearby clock tower chimed in midnight.
Mystery Tales#1/4, p1, pan1 (main image)
Other Appearances: None
First Posted: 03/08/2010
Last updated: 03/08/2010
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