|“||I'm the one who steps from the shadows, all trench coat and cigarette and arrogance, ready to deal with the madness. Oh, I've got it all sewn up. I can save you. If it takes the last drop of your blood, I'll drive your demons away. I'll kick them in the bollocks and spit on them when they're down and then I'll be gone back into darkness, leaving only a nod and a wink and a wisecrack. I walk my path alone... who would walk with me?||„|
|~ John Constantine|
John Constantine is the protagonist of the long running popular comic book series Hellblazer and first appeared in Swamp Thing issue 37 in June 1985. He is a con-artist, magician, occult detective, and anti-hero. He was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben.
John Constantine, Hellblazer, is a working-class magician, occult detective, and con man. He is well-known for his scathing wit, endless cynicism, ruthless cunning, and constant chain smoking. A roguish counterculture anti-hero, Constantine is also a strident humanist driven by a heartfelt desire to defend mankind from the forces of evil.
John was born in Liverpool, but has spent most of his life growing up in London, from the sixties onward. He first left his father's house to live in a London squat aged fifteen. He is a natural born thrill seeker with hints of morality. Despite living in England for most of his childhood, Constantine has moved around the world on several occasions, following occult and mysticism all across the planet. He was born a twin, which he happened to strangle in the womb. His mother died in labor and his father blamed John for the death of his mother and that was the root to the friction between them. When not running away from home John Constantine was raised by his older sister Cheryl Masters.
Constantine is a chain smoker and has been from the very start of his characters introduction, his brand of choice is Silk Cut, though he has been seen smoking Marlboro or Camel’s from time to time, presumably when out of the country or when Silk Cut are unavailable. Despite being a chain smoker himself, Constantine does not take any other drugs, and once called his friend a “Dirty lowlife bastard” when he found a needle with a nondescript drug in it. John eventually moved in with roommate Chas Chandler, the two became best friends. Around this time John began following occult circles around London, and eventually became the magic using, demon tricking con artist he is today.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-C Physically. Unknown with magic
Name: John Constantine
Origin: DC/Vertigo Comics
Classification: Human Mage
Age: 56 (New Earth/Vertigo)
Powers and Abilities: Peak Human Physical Characteristics, Hypnosis, Dowsing, Scrying, Illusion Creation, Extrasensory Perception, Astral Projection, Exorcism/Spiritual Purification, Genius Intelligence, Telepathy, Memory Manipulation, Resistance to Telepathy and Possession, Can bring himself and/or others into other realms such as The Green, Sleep Manipulation that even works in elemental forces, Various other Magic | Energy Manipulation, Teleportation, Attack Reflection, Can rip open portals to the astral plane, Forcefield Creation and Magic Resistance (Protection Circles), Illusion Creation, Resistance to Possession, Ice Manipulation, BFR to other realities, Curse Manipulation, Sealing, Can summon demons, spirits, Angels, Djinn, and other magical creatures. Probability Manipulation and Fate Manipulation with Synchronicity Wave.
Attack Potency: Street level physically. Unknown with magic
Speed: Normal Human
Lifting Strength: Regular Human
Striking Strength: Street Class
Durability: Street level physically. Unknown with magic
Stamina: Average human
Range: Depending on what spell he is using, he can cause effects from kilometers away, otherwise generally melee range
Standard Equipment: Cigarettes | Master of the House of Mystery, which exists outside of space-time, also anyone who enters this house is bound to John to do with as he pleases. The House can also travel through Limbo to go where he wants; and additionally has its own defenses, army and can form illusions against intruders. Carries the Twin Blade which can kill anything it touches, and the Moon Blade which can entrap his enemies within it.
Intelligence: Vast knowledge of magic and magical beings, incredibly persuasive and capable of outsmarting ancient demons, cosmic beings, and reality warpers, has tricked the First of the Fallen many times, considered by the forces of Hell to be the most dangerous and cunning human alive, excellent at prep and strategy, great at psychological warfare. He once blackmailed God and even tricked the Spectre himself.
Weaknesses: Physically not very formidable, heavy smoker, many of his spells require preparations
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