With the other two members of the Trinity of Sin being based on known myths or legends (Phantom Stranger being Judas and Pandora being based on the Greek myth of the same name), I'd say it's safe to assume that Question is also based on someone from history! But who? Ideas anyone?
Who in history Do you think New 52 Question is supposed to be.
I'm pretty sure he's a play on the Wandering Jew story. A man cursed with immortality and forced to walk the earth, and the identity of the Wandering Jew hasn't really ever been known and is open to interpretation. So that could easily mean they could still used the name Victor Sage and make him some kind of fictional tyrant.....I mean after all, the Wizard erased all signs of his existence from his and everyone's memory so it makes sense that he could be a original character that none of us know about.
Although the Walking Jew title has also been give to the Phantom Stranger, but since The Stranger has now been confirmed as Judas, I suppose the position is now open.
He was condemned to walk the earth, but I don't think he was granted immortality. He was given the mark of Cain which means if anybody hurt him, they'd receive whatever back twice as hard. It's hard to tell, I'm not a big bible reader. I'm just using what I've read on the internet.
@The Lobster : Isn't that Kain?
I don't think it would be the Wandering Jew 1. since that was the Phantom Stranger's original theory and 2. because they already have someone from Judeo-Christian history. But I agree that since the Council of Eternity wiped him from everyone's memory he probably is a completely fictional person.
I don't think it would be the Wandering Jew 1. since that was the Phantom Stranger's original theory
This new question has got more in common with the Wandering Jew folklore than the Phantom Stranger. So I still think the possibility is there.
I see what your saying, but we have one character from Christian folklore, and one from Greek Folklore....what other kinds of folklore are there?
@The Lobster : True. But Stranger is still supposed to be Judas so I don't know if they would have two Judeo-Christian figures. Again though I do see what you're saying about the similarities.
@The Lobster : Yeah... Well his skin and hair would make me think European of some sort. One of the wizards on the council was very Celtic looking. But I don't know enough about folklore of Europe to make any kind of guess so I think I'd still go with him being a fictional person from history since any memory of him was erased from history as part of his punishment.
@MyNemesisTotoro: I don't know if that's what they meant with his punishment. It could mean that they would reach into time and make everyone forget about him, but that would in essence be undoing his sin as to not remember him they would also have to not remember what he did. I think what it meant was that they would remember who and what he was, but never recognize him as being that person. His original identity forever being forbidden from him, and if he ever began to think he might be taht person, everyone would think he was crazy. Maybe one of those people in the insane asylum really is Napoleon, but some wizard made us all unable to see the connection so we locked him up.
Anyway, ont who he might be. Well, we know that he is now angry, violent and that the world once feared his name and his fair hair suggests some Nordic or Anglo descent. My first guess was Alexander the Great as well, but on one forum I heard someone suggesting the possibility of him being the DCnU's version of John Galt from Atlas Shrugged. That would be a neat nod to Vic's absolutest view points, but I don't usually like when comics use characters from non-comic literature (I always shudder when some comic uses Dracula or Frankenstein's Monster)
However, now that he has a permanently featureless face and magic origins, I'm kinda worried that DC will make him their version of Slender Man. You know, some faceless man in a suit who appears in the backgrounds of pictures from all time periods. Fortunately, Vic was always depicted as being a little shorter than average so he doesn't fit the Slender Man in that sense.
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