Hari Kari
Biographical Information
AliasesHari Kari
Social Information
CitizenshipCitizen of the United States, deceased
AffiliationsJumpers, Card Sharks
AlliesGyro Gearloose, Mam’zell Gerard
First AppearanceDealer’s Choice
CreatorGeorge R.R. Martin

Hari Kari is a fictional character from the Wild Cards series of books.

Hari Kari is a teenage runaway and a 12 year old electronics expert. Like all "Jumpers" she is a teen who can swap bodies/mind with other people.


The Bloat wanted an army of Jumpers to protect his island. At the time of the final assault on the Rox, there were almost one-hundred Jumpers. Hari Kari was one of those who took the amnesty offered by the government. She eventually became involved with the Card Sharks and was used by them until they decided to kill her.

Wild Card TraitsEdit

Hari Kari is a Jumper. The "jumper" power is an infused power, gained by having sexual relations with the ace, Edward St. John "Loophole" Latham. Once infused, a jumper gains the ability to swap minds with a victim, essentially stealing their body for a time. A jumper must be able to see a subject in order to switch bodies. The jump is indefinite unless reversed by another jumper. Jumpers can even do three-way jumps to switch the minds of two non-jumpers (jumping the first person, then the second, then jumping back to their own body, putting the first person’s mind into the second person's body).

When they jump an ace, they generally get the ace's powers, both physical and mental. Jumper victims often spend the duration of the jump in a catatonic state due to trauma and mental strain caused by the jump itself, but some retain consciousness in the borrowed body.

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