Sam Scudder[edit | edit source]
Sam Scudder was the original Mirror Master. Samuel Joseph Scudder is a simple convict, but has the goal to learn how to get inside the reflection of a mirror. Stumbling into a hall of mirrors, he experiments and discovers a way to get in his own reflection. He uses this power to become the criminal Mirror Master, and is a frequent foe of the Flash. Scudder dies around the same time as Barry Allen, alongside the Icicle during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Later, Captain Boomerang briefly assumes Scudder's identity, becoming the second Mirror Master. He uses this as an alternate identity with which to commit crimes, thus not alerting his teammates in the Suicide Squad to his extracurricular activities. Pre-Crisis, he studiea mirrors after someone's reflection is held inside a mirror he was working on in the prison workshop. He then learns how to create creatures of light.
Evan McCulloch[edit | edit source]
Scottish mercenary Evan McCulloch is left as a baby on the doorstep of an orphanage run by a Mrs. McCulloch, with nothing but his first name and a photograph of his parents. He grows up fairly normal and around age 8, Evan is sexually assaulted by an older boy. Evan, in self-defense, drowns the boy in a creek. Never caught, Evan leaves the orphanage at 16 with his parents' photograph. He settles in Glasgow, taking up a life that leads to crime and eventually takes up employment as an assassin. He becomes one of the most renowned mercenaries in the United Kingdom. One day, he has two hits scheduled, and due to an eye injury is barely able to make out his second target. After firing his shot, he recognizes the target as his father. At the funeral, Evan sees his mother. Over the next few days, he tries to work up the courage to see her, but visits her too late, discovering that she has committed suicide. Stricken with grief at the loss of both parents, Evan decides to turn himself in but is instead picked up by a consortium of U.S. government and big business interests, who offer him the costume and weapons of the original Mirror Master in exchange for his services.
Media[edit | edit source]
The Sam Scudder version of Mirror Master appeared in The Flash 1990 TV series and The Flash 2014 TV series, The Batman and Justice league Doom.
The Evan McCulloch version of Mirror Master appears in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and a female version of Evan McCulloch named Eva McCulloch appears as a series regular in the sixth season's second half of The Flash 2014 TV Series.
An amalgamated version of Mirror Master appears in the Justice League animated series and Justice League Unlimited.