Born the son of Highfather, the ruler of New Genesis, Scott Free was exchanged at birth with the son of the evil Darkseid, Orion, and raised on the hellish world of Apokalips, where he was trained/tortured by the ironically named Granny Goodness in the arts of war, where he excelled at escaping traps. As an adult, Scott escaped to Earth via a Boom Tube, where he made the aquintence of an aging escape artist, Thaddeus Brown, and his diminutive assistant, Oberon, and became Brown's protoge. When Brown was murdered, Scott donned his red, yellow, and green stage uniform, becoming the new Mister Miracle. Together with his now manager Oberon and his wife, the statuesque warrior Big Barda, Scott performs impossible escapes and battled the forces of evil...as long as he doesn't have to clean the garage.
Like all New Gods, Mister Miracle posses superhuman strength, endurance, agility, reflexes and an extended lifespan. He is also a master escape artist, surpassing even the legendary Harry Houdini.