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Snowflake Falls
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First Appearance:

October 1st, 1944

Known Relatives:

Vitamin Flintheart, Husband

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can Be Found:

Dick Tracy: His Greatest Cases No. 2
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 9
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 10

Snowflake Falls was a beautiful, talented young woman who first met Dick Tracy when she was coerced into aiding the criminal Shaky. She had light eyes, and dark hair that she typically wore cut short.

The Shaky AffairEdit

Snowflake Falls had been a successful model before meeting Shaky on a blind date. Shaky abducted Snowflake and dosed her several times with a drug which caused memory loss. She was then used as Shaky's pawn in a variation of the "badger game" - a confidence scam in which she would publicly claim to have been secretly married to a wealthy man, after which Shaky (posing as her relative) would demand money to "annul" the marriage or otherwise result in unfavorable publicity.

An attempt to extort money from a wealthy banker Nat Banks backfired on Shaky when Snowflake accidentally intercepted the wrong car which contained Dick Tracy and Junior Tracy.

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Snowflake's memory began to return and she fled from Shaky, eventually helping the police to find him after doping him with his own nerve tonic and breaking his fingers.

During the course of the incident with Shaky, Snowflake met Vitamin Flintheart. Vitamin helped Tracy and Snowflake in their plan to ensnare Shaky by casting Snowflake in a theatrical production of Vitamin's. Vitamin was delighted to discover that Snowflake was a very talented performer.

The plan backfired when Shaky lured Snowflake and Vitamin to a deserted cafe where Shaky kidnapped Snowflake. He beat her brutally and almost succeeded in drowning her in the City bay. She survived and was reuinted with Vitamin.

Despite the differences in their ages, Snowflake and Vitamin fell genuinely in love, and the two were married shortly after Shaky disappeared (it would later be discovered that he had died).

Wedded BlissEdit

While on a train going to their honeymoon, Vitamin and Snowflake were confronted by Measles, who was fleeing Dick Tracy. The couple were able to briefly subdue Measles, but he regained consciousness and fled the train without harming either of them.

Shortly thereafter, Vitamin lost a large sum of money at a casino owned by the criminal Influence. Ashamed, Vitamin abandoned Snowflake and returned to the city, where he opened a hamburger stand. After being found and abused by Influence, Vitamin was reunited with Snowflake, who forgave him and told him about a new job opportunity in radio.
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Later, Vitamin once again encountered his friend Dick Tracy and revealed that Snowflake had died of some unspecified illness. Vitamin has had short-lived romantic encounters since, but he has not re-married.

Appearances In Other MediaEdit

"Dick Tracy in B Flat"Edit

Snowflake Falls was a character in the humorous radio program "Dick Tracy in B Flat", produced for Armed Forces Radio in 1945. Snowflake was played by actress Judy Garland.

In the program, Snowflake is kidnapped by Flattop and she sings a brief parody of Garland's signature tune "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz".

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