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Three teenage bad seeds – Gizmo, Jinx and Mammoth – were about to graduate from the Hive Academy and were looking to be employed by criminal patron Slade. But first he asked them to pass one final exam: destroy the Teen Titans. Gizmo, covered head to toe in high-tech gadgets, is a pint-sized boy-genius with a bad attitude. Mammoth is not just big for his age, this ultimate bully is big for his species. Jinx is a beautiful but arrogant witch able to cast hexes that bring her enemies the worst kind of bad luck.

The three criminals took over Titans Tower – but were ultimately defeated by the Titans. They are still trying to graduate the Hive Academy to become villains in their own right. Mammoth also allies himself with the “Hive Five” – a mischievous group of fellow Hive Academy students. So far, their collective efforts have met with little success.

  • Kevin Michael Richardson – who provides the voice of Mammoth – also provides the voice of the Joker in “The Batman”
  • In the comic book series, Mammoth’s sister Shimmer is also a member of the Fearsome Five. She has the ability to transmute matter. Mammoth and Shimmer are fiercely protective of one another.
  • Mammoth, Jinx, Gizmo, See-More and Private Hive form the “Hive Five.” In the comic book series, Mammoth, Gizmo and Jinx were members of The Fearsome Five – a criminal group that battled the Titans.

Story Editor/Writer Rob Hoegee on Jinx: “I think it was a lot fun to see [the Hive kids] in their own environment. Y’know… let’s not see them as bad guys but as high school kids. Let’s see them as regular people despite it’s a school for super-villains. Character-wise, they’re the same. But now we see them with their guards down. It was fun to play with those high school stereotypes – but to do it with bad guys. I mean, they’re worried about the ‘theory of mayhem test.’ All those things are fun. [And Jinx is] a fun character. If only because so many fans have such a fascination with her. She’s sort of our ‘Boba Fett.’ So we are aware of that and when we use her we try to do something a little special with her. ”

Gizmo, Mammoth and Jinx are all members of the Fearsome Five, a villainous group that plagued the Titans from time to time. Gizmo was a middle-aged midget, Mammoth was a slow-witted behemoth and Jinx was an elemental sorceress who hailed from India. The Fearsome Five first battled the Titans in New Teen Titans [first series] #3 and #7. Jinx joined later in Tales of the Teen Titans #56-58.

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Kevin Michael Richardson (the voice of Mammoth) 
Kevin Michael Richardson adds a sinister air to the demonic Trigon. Kevin also provides the voice for the monstrous Mammoth. He is probably best known as the Joker in WB’s 2004 “The Batman” animated series. Kevin has done voice work for a number of animated series and movies. In Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003), he provided the voice for Carlton Duquesne. His talents can be seen in Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, Static Shock, the PJs – as well as many other series.

Kevin has also provided voices for various videogames such as Enter the Matrix (2003) [as Thadeus], Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002) [as Darkseid] and many Star Wars video games.



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