I don't quite get Etrigan

#1 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been a fan of him, but I've seen alot of Etrigan fans....

Can someone explain whats so great about him?

#2 Posted by Samurai Condoms (152 posts) - - Show Bio
TheDrifter said:
"I've never been a fan of him, but I've seen alot of Etrigan fans....

Can someone explain whats so great about him?"
The power he wields and the way he uses it is interesting.
#3 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

what's not to love about him? I take it you've never read any of his comics have you?

read them and then see if you still don't "get him"

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#4 Posted by Samurai Condoms (152 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm guessing he hasn't read Etrigan comics or any involving him and probably will or won't based on the responses.

#5 Posted by HobGadling (706 posts) - - Show Bio

He's got a cameo in Sandman.  That's about all I know about him. lol

#6 Posted by HobGadling (706 posts) - - Show Bio

He's got a cameo in Sandman.  That's about all I know about him. lol

#7 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

one of the greatest origins for a magical character in my opinion

#8 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, Maybe I'll pick up Reign in Hell. I know he has a big part in it

Would anyone reccomend that book?

#9 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
TheDrifter said:
"Eh, Maybe I'll pick up Reign in Hell. I know he has a big part in it

Would anyone reccomend that book?"
lol, seven months later and you still haven't been convinced to buy it...

well, I think you should get Blood of the Demon, great piece of work, 18 issues only I believe...but its up to you, I have no idea what Reign of Hell is
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#10 Posted by CM9 (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Does demon only talk in rhyme?

#11 Posted by Silver Knight75 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio

What I don't get about him is whether he is good or evil ?

#12 Posted by Icarusflies (12502 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silver Knight75: He's both! He's unpredictable. 
 
AND he talks in rhyme. Seriously, what could be better?
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#13 Posted by Benuben (230 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silver Knight75
"Etrigan does not care for bad or good, he does simply, what he would!"
 
Yes, this is actual quote.
#14 Posted by Billy Batson (58021 posts) - - Show Bio

His rhyming skills. Nuff said. 

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#15 Posted by Billy Batson (58021 posts) - - Show Bio

AND HE'S A DEMON WHO SHOOTS FLAMES. 

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#16 Posted by TheOptimist (713 posts) - - Show Bio

To find out more about him, check out the upcoming Demon Knights book... 
 
For me personally, a huge part of my interest in the character comes from the visual element... he looks rather cool to me... mixed with the origin story he has, as well as the fact that he is often a companion respected by Batman, offers him a healthy dose of respect by proxy. I'm a fan of evil bound for redemption, so this makes for a particularly interesting dynamic in the character. The rhyme is also fun. He got some screen time in the animated life, and was a player in the Quiver storyline in Green Arrow, which was well received at the time and brought a lot of fans back into the fold. 
 
The duality of Blood and Etrigan is also a lot of fun, and even if the separation of the pair and Etrigan's reigns of terror have both become highly cliched, they're nevertheless enjoyable.

#17 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

His rhyming skills. Nuff said. 

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@Billy Batson said:

AND HE'S A DEMON WHO SHOOTS FLAMES. 

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Tah, dah dah DAAAANHHH.

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