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trik ster

  • n  someone who plays practical jokes on others
  • n  someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
  • n  a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts

  • El Nio, that meteorological trickster with the deceptively innocent name, wreaks havoc on the world's weather.
  • With her guile and loping intensity, she's part trickster, part track star.
  • I would have to settle for the part of the trickster, a rogue Br'er Rabbit racing through the streets of Tehran.
News & Articles

  • Whedon giving Loki a time out
    We won't have Loki to kick around (or, if you're the Hulk, pound into the floor) anymore. That's according to writer/director Joss Whedon, who says that the Asgardian trickster and adopted brother of Thor won't appear in "The Avengers 2."
    June 18, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • No Loki For 'Avengers 2,' Joss Whedon Confirms
    Loki fans, time to break out your sad-faces: the Asgardian Trickster God won't be coming back for "The Avengers 2." Director Joss Whedon broke the news while speaking with Empire recently, stating that he's not aiming to chase the same successes of his first record-breaking "Avengers" film while developing the upcoming sequel. Tom Hiddleston's fan-favorite [...]
    June 17, 2013 - MTV

  • Daniel in Broadway World
    Trickster is an excellent play for us to debut our new green mission,says Artistic Director Daniel Horrigan, "It's a play filled with oral history and vibrant words and I'm really excited to create a simple, rich landscape for the play and...
  • Lewis Hyde in PopMatters
    Every group has its edge, its sense of in and out, and the trickster is always there, at the gates of the city and the gates of life, making sure there is commerce,Hyde writes in Trickster Makes This World. "We constantly distinguish-right...
  • Dan DiDio in Fort Wayne News Sentinel
    Pied Piper being gay and Trickster being homophobic creates comic situations, but it also allows us to do some interesting delving into character and story,DiDio said.

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