Real Name: Randi Jillette
Identity/Class: Human (possible mutate; see comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Daredevil (aka. Jack Batlin, Matt Murdock)
Enemies: Walter Jenkins
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Daredevil I#331 (August, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Randi Jillette may have low-level psychic powers. She runs a Psychic Salon, where she tells fortunes for a profit, and has connections to many conmen and criminals. She specializes in the identification of plants.
Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#331 (fb) - BTS) - Randi Jillette ran a Psychic Salon in New York City, scamming customers out of money and telling their fortunes with a crystal ball. She had contacts with various conmen and criminals, and specialized in the identification of plants.
(Daredevil I#331) - Conman Jack Batlin (secretly Daredevil) came to Jillette for intel on a plant he'd found, hoping she could identify it or give him hints through her network. Jillette openly flirted with Batlin, identifying the leaf as something from the Far East that was likely grown right there in New York.
(Daredevil I#334) - Batlin returned to Jillette, asking her to reach out to her criminal contacts and find out who was behind recent business bombings. She agreed while shamelessly flirting with him.
(Daredevil I#336) - Jillette gave intel to Batlin at his residence. Seeing he was wounded, with broken ribs, she only flirted with him more.
(Daredevil I#337 (fb) - BTS) - Batlin asked Randi to set up a meeting with Walter Jenkins, a corrupt businessman who was framing others for bombings and murder. Randi used Batlin's intel to put together a plan and then set up a meeting with Jenkins.
(Daredevil I#337) - Jenkins was charmed by Jillette's beauty as she asked him about investment opportunities. Jillette got right to the point and showed Jenkins paperwork that directly connected him to bombings all over the city. Jenkins threatened Jillette, but she claimed to have many associates and stated that the intel would go straight to the police if anything happened to her. She demanded over 2 million dollars, to be paid in installments, if he wanted her to stay quiet. After Jenkins transferred the funds, Jillette showed herself out.
Comments: Created by D.G. Chicester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler) & Hector Collazo (inker).
Randi Jillette seemed to be a new love interest for Daredevil during his Jack Batlin days, but a change in writers seemed to leave her to fade into obscurity. Jillette was extremely flirtatious with Batlin in every appearance, and was drawn as rather buxom with cleavage or bra straps showing in every panel. And, c'mon, they named her Randi.
It was hinted that she had minor psychic talents, but never confirmed on panel.
I think this character's name is based on two well known stage magicians known for debunking psychic phenomena---James Randi and Penn Jillette.
Profile by Chadman.
Randi Jillette should not be confused with:
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Daredevil I#331, p14, pan2 (main)
Daredevil I#331, p14, pan4 (face)
Daredevil I#331 (August, 1994) - D.G. Chicester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Hector Collazo (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#334 (November, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#336-337 (January-February, 1995) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 07/25/2019
Last updated: 07/27/2019
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