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Noel Matthews, an English stage magician, appears to be a normal man, but he has a lot of secrets. Besides the fact that he is intersex, he is both an Ace and a Joker codenamed Double Helix. Noel has been a ruthless, cold-blooded assassin for Britain's MI-7, also known as the Silver Helix. Noel's ...more
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=Double Helix (character) in Wild Cards series, George R.R. Martin (editor)=
Categories: <category>Male, Gender, Character, Book, Book Series</category>
*first appearance: "Inside Straight" (Wild Cards 18, 2008)
*origin: "The Ceremony of Innocence" by Melinda Snodgrass in "Knaves over Queens" (Wild Cards 27, 2018)
*created by Melinda Snodgrass
==Description==
Noel Matthews, an English stage magician, appears to be a normal man, but he has a lot of secrets. Besides the fact that he is intersex, he is both an Ace and a Joker codenamed Double Helix. Noel has been a ruthless, cold-blooded assassin for Britain's MI-7, also known as the Silver Helix. Noel's ace power of instant teleportation only works when he transforms into one of his two extremely attractive avatars: a golden-eyed male avatar during daylight hours and a silver-eyed female avatar during the night. Noel's male avatars have changed names and appearances throughout the series, but his female avatar has remained the same: a raven-haired femme fatale with pale skin named Lilith.

Double Helix was a central character in the Wild Cards trilogy in which he debuted (Wild Cards novels 18, 19 and 20) as well as the mosaic novel "Three Kings" (Wild Cards 28).

==Links==
*<a href=https://www.tor.com/2017/07/05/when-the-devil-drives/>"When the Devil Drives" by Melinda Snodgrass, a short story narrated by Double Helix on Tor.com (includes an illustration of the three faces of the character)</a>
*<a href=https://www.wildcardsworld.com/how-my-characters-are-born/>"How My Characters are Born", a blog entry by Melinda Snodgrass about how she created Double Helix on WildCardsWorld.com</a>
*<a href=https://www.wildcardsworld.com/characters/double-helix//>Double Helix Profile on WildCardsWorld.com, with illustration of Lilith from cover of "Busted Flush", Wild Cards 19</a>
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Double Helix (character) in Wild Cards series, George R.R. Martin (editor)

Categories:Male, Gender, Character, Book, Book Series
  • first appearance: "Inside Straight" (Wild Cards 18, 2008)
  • origin: "The Ceremony of Innocence" by Melinda Snodgrass in "Knaves over Queens" (Wild Cards 27, 2018)
  • created by Melinda Snodgrass

Description

Noel Matthews, an English stage magician, appears to be a normal man, but he has a lot of secrets. Besides the fact that he is intersex, he is both an Ace and a Joker codenamed Double Helix. Noel has been a ruthless, cold-blooded assassin for Britains MI-7, also known as the Silver Helix. Noels ace power of instant teleportation only works when he transforms into one of his two extremely attractive avatars: a golden-eyed male avatar during daylight hours and a silver-eyed female avatar during the night. Noels male avatars have changed names and appearances throughout the series, but his female avatar has remained the same: a raven-haired femme fatale with pale skin named Lilith.

Double Helix was a central character in the Wild Cards trilogy in which he debuted (Wild Cards novels 18, 19 and 20) as well as the mosaic novel "Three Kings" (Wild Cards 28).

Links