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Spiffy da WonderSheepFrom: "Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters" message board, started 28 March 2006 on Comic Book Resources website (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=116753; viewed 4 June 2006):
Posted 21 March, 2006 18:34
Is it scary I'm going down the list and saying, "Well, what about Starfire and Raven? Why aren't they on these lists?"
(Starfire worships X'Hal, you know...)
3-28-2006, 01:51 PMFrom: "Superman Wedding -- why a Christian ceremony?" newsgroup discussion started 11 October 1996 in rec.arts.comics.dc.universe (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.dc.universe/browse_thread/thread/4d17a1ff0ee9c715/d141c36005b90ea4; viewed 5 June 2006):
Sir Tim Drake
Other characters not [yet] on the [Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters] list:
Shadow Lass - ancestor worshipper
Element Lad - New Age
Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl - at least one of them was some kind of Christian, since their first child was baptized
Starfire - X'Halist
Conan - Deist (he believes that Crom exists but doesn't care about him)
Red Sonja - Tarimist
Nexus - Christian (not sure if his church was ever specified)
Bacchus (the Eddie Campbell version) - pagan
From: Jon IngersollFrom: "Religious Inclinations of heroes" message board, started 1 March 2005 on StarDestroyer.net website (http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?t=63632; viewed 8 June 2006):
Date: Wed, Oct 23 1996 12:00 am
re: "Just out of curiosity, is there any major character in the DC Universe definitely shown as being Jewish?"
For that matter, what characters have been portrayed as having any definite religion?
...Some others are, I would guess not followers of any religion found on our Earth. I'm thinking of any alien who came here after childhood like J'onn J'onzz, the pre-Crisis Hawkman, Starfire, etc. This also would apply to Aquaman depending on what his current continuity says about when he left Atlantis.
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:54 pm
Strangely most of DCU [DC Universe]... with the exception of the Amazons and a few others, should believe in God. But not out of faith, but the fact he really does exist. Though worship is another matter entirely.
And before one goes "Light show." Does it matter, if it's some uber being or really the divine. This version of God actually for all intents and purpose, doesn't care for worship (though I hated that Wonder Woman arc that tried to go DnD Diety power....which makes no sense because if you only require basically a small island of chicks believeing in you to be able to blow up small moons...then how does that leap to 1 billion yabbo allowing to render creation asunder....hate to see what X'Hal [the deity worshipped by Starfire] is given she has a entire star Cluster worshipping her... guess she outranks God.) and is really that strong. He does many deeds to prove to the average yabbo he is God. And for the most part, man isn't going to question a being that does squash you.
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:13 am
In the DC-verse isn't there some weird thing where most if not all the religions are true if enough people believe? Or was that only for Vertigo?
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:12 am
They tried to do it in the God War for Wonder Woman.
Basically it was a way to justify how the heck the Greek Gods exist as gods, because they are worshiped, and why the Judeo-Christian God is so powerful.
Also like I said in my post, it makes no sense given that all he has is one planet, and cause things to affect universally, while X'Hal has a star system or two and can only squash a few worlds and stars.
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:11 pm
Maybe there is a defined difference in Gods. X'Hal and God being two seperate creatures, shouldnt be really comperable just cause they inhabit the same environment. A shark and a sea turtle inhabit the same environment but who would argue they're the same, the shark simply developed far more power.
From: "Catholic Clix - Comic info needed!" forum discussion started 3 May 2003 on HCRealms website (http://www.hcrealms.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-40338.html; viewed 24 May 2007):
Ok, so in recent films it's been apparent that Daredevil and Nightcrawler are Catholic...
So, who else out there could be fielded in a "Catholic" Heroclix team?
...Most aliens would probably not have an Earth religion unless they were raised here, including Starfire, most of the Green Lantern corps and such...
From: "TT Religions" forum discussion, started 1 November 2004 on "Titans Go" website (http://forums.titansgo.net/viewtopic.php?t=668; viewed 1 June 2007):
From: "Superheroes/villains and their religions" forum discussion, started 16 March 2006 on "Animation Insider" website (http://www.animationinsider.net/forums/archive/index.php?t-17835.html; viewed 28 June 2008):
03-16-2006, 05:16 AM
Someone pointed this out at another forum. I found it to be quite amusing that someone would actually have enough time on their hands to ponder about this.
03-17-2006, 06:22 AM
...The only TT [Teen Titans] member the mentioned that I saw was Aqualad. And of course he's Atlantean.
03-17-2006, 03:03 PM
Well, as far as the Titans go, Raven is obvious. Superboy is the same as Superman. Wonder Girl is the same as Wonder Woman. Kid Flash is the same as Barry Allen... Starfire follows the Tamaranian religion.