ByAnver K Rahman, writer at
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Anver K Rahman

1.The Phantom Stranger


Is The Stranger Awesome?


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So, IDK how many of you know about him but the Phantom Stranger is one of the most powerful DC characters, I think he is better than Spectre. He is awesome even though he does not have a Definite Past, He is of unspecified paranormal origins, who battles mysterious and occult forces. His Powers Include Immortality, He can travel enormous distances in a very short period of time, such as to the JLA Watchtower and Apokolips, as well as to mystical dimensions, such as Heaven And Hell (WAW!). He can fire energy bolts of great force, travel through time, dispel magic, reveal illusions, and survive in space without any type of life support system. The limits of his power have not been defined. In many cases, despite his obvious capabilities, he claims he is not allowed to end a crisis directly, only to guide others to take the necessary actions. (This restriction allows the Stranger to guest-star in virtually any title without becoming a deus ex machina, whose actions would immediately end the story.) The Phantom Stranger's greatest and most well-known power is his mysterious omniscience; he seems to know nearly everything about any character and situation he encounters in the DC Universe, and in the JLA/Avengers crossover, this extends to the Marvel Universe as well. This allows him to provide helpful advice and assistance to others. He claims that "nothing remains hidden to him."

Dude is said to be of Biblical Times. In DC Comics - The New 52 FCBD Special Edition #1 as part of The New 52 ), Phantom Stranger was implied to be Judas Iscariot and part of the Trinity of Sin with Pandora and The Question. While not named explicitly, the necklace he wears is presumed to be made from the silver pieces he received for his betrayal of Jesus Christ. His hair and eyes become totally white from the experience.[24]

In Phantom Stranger #0, it is confirmed that Phantom Stranger was once known as Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus. In this origin tale he is about to hang himself when his suicide attempt is stopped by a mysterious group of individuals. He is subsequently judged along with Pandora of Pandora's Box fame and another man who was turned into the Question. Thousands of years later he is guided to help desperate former detective Jim Corrigan find his kidnapped girlfriend. He leads him to the abandoned warehouse where she has been kept, but this turns out to be a trap. Corrigan is killed by the kidnappers then transforms into the Spectre and accuses the Stranger of betraying him. As Spectre is about to attack the Stranger, a Mysterious Voice sends him off to inflict his wrath on the more deserving. As payment for what occurred with Corrigan, one coin drops off the necklace he was cursed with (made of the 30 pieces of silver he betrayed Jesus for) and the Stranger realizes he has more encounters ahead of him before he is forgiven. The Stranger will always betray those in whose lives he intervenes. He Roams the Earth to help those who in need (PSssst- Only Superheroes.) Want To see More Underrated character? Just say.


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