Cosmo Cosgrove
Biographical Information
Real NameCosmo Cosgrove
Wild Card TraitsIllusion projection, fungus cultivation
Social Information
CitizenshipCitizen of the United States
Base of OperationsJokertown
AffiliationsCosgrove Mortuary
RelativesTitus Cosgrove, Waldo Cosgrove
First AppearanceDead Man’s Hand
CreatorGeorge R.R. Martin

Cosmo Cosgrove is a fictional character from the Wild Cards series of books.

A partner in the family funeral business (Cosgrove Mortuary), Cosmo is a frail, thin joker whose skin and clothes continually sprout grey fungus, as does anything he comes into contact with. More advantageous though is the ability to project illusions to make the dead look better than they did when they were alive, as long as he's in the same room.

Wild Card TraitsEdit

Cosmo can make the dead look good. Even better than they did while they were alive.


Cosmo is covered with patches of grey fungus which grows on him, his clothing and anything he touches.

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