History Comicbook / TheSpectre

6th Aug '16 3:29:57 PM nombretomado
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The Spectre also found himself becoming more and more powerful: in his fight against Shathan (a poorly disguised Satan stand-in) they hit each other with ''planets''. Spectre was eventually acknowledged as one of the mightiest beings in the DCUniverse, even more so than UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman. About the only beings stronger were ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger and God himself. This limited him to making appearances only when the universe was threatened by supernatural menaces, and usually [[DeusExMachina only long enough to fix some problem and then leave]].

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The Spectre also found himself becoming more and more powerful: in his fight against Shathan (a poorly disguised Satan stand-in) they hit each other with ''planets''. Spectre was eventually acknowledged as one of the mightiest beings in the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, even more so than UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman. About the only beings stronger were ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger and God himself. This limited him to making appearances only when the universe was threatened by supernatural menaces, and usually [[DeusExMachina only long enough to fix some problem and then leave]].



This left the Spectre without a host, which made it reckless; eventually he bonded with the then-dead [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], who tried to twist the Spectre's mission from vengeance to redemption. This was later undone by Jordan's resurrection. Again left without a host, the Spectre was tricked by Eclipso (who ironically was once God's Avenger as well) into killing most of the magic-users in the DCUniverse since she convinced him that "magic goes against God's will". (This turned out to be part of a larger GambitRoulette to recreate the DC Multiverse, as seen in ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis.) He was stopped only by being bonded (by God) to Crispus Allen, another recently-murdered cop. (DC teased the audience by having his killer also be named Jim Corrigan.)

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This left the Spectre without a host, which made it reckless; eventually he bonded with the then-dead [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], who tried to twist the Spectre's mission from vengeance to redemption. This was later undone by Jordan's resurrection. Again left without a host, the Spectre was tricked by Eclipso (who ironically was once God's Avenger as well) into killing most of the magic-users in the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse since she convinced him that "magic goes against God's will". (This turned out to be part of a larger GambitRoulette to recreate the DC Multiverse, as seen in ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis.) He was stopped only by being bonded (by God) to Crispus Allen, another recently-murdered cop. (DC teased the audience by having his killer also be named Jim Corrigan.)



** During ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' itself, the Spectre wrestled the fully-charged [[BigBad Anti-Monitor]], at the Big Bang, empowered by all the magic-users of the multiverse, to determine whose hand would shape the cosmos. At the peak of the battle, the Spectre was implictly more powerful than ''God.'' The result was the collapse of the multiverse into the unified DC Universe. After that, ''everything'' is a letdown.

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** During ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' itself, the Spectre wrestled the fully-charged [[BigBad Anti-Monitor]], at the Big Bang, empowered by all the magic-users of the multiverse, to determine whose hand would shape the cosmos. At the peak of the battle, the Spectre was implictly implicitly more powerful than ''God.'' The result was the collapse of the multiverse into the unified DC Universe. After that, ''everything'' is a letdown.
9th Jul '16 1:36:15 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' [[http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0000912.jpg here]].

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* ShoutOut: To ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' [[http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0000912.jpg here]].
22nd Mar '16 11:52:38 PM Fyrmer
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The Spectre received a twelve-minute animated short as a bonus on the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' DVD. A pre-Spectre Jim Corrigan made an appearance on ''Series/{{Constantine}}'' with a quick vision indicating his grim future.

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The Spectre received [[WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseTheSpectre a twelve-minute animated short short]] as a bonus on the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' DVD. A pre-Spectre Jim Corrigan made an appearance on ''Series/{{Constantine}}'' with a quick vision indicating his grim future.
26th Jan '16 1:48:41 PM Shadowgazer
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* GoodIsNotNice: As cathartic as watching a child molester get eaten by his own doll collection is, it almost makes you wish that he was arrested and gone through the usual lax punishments inherent in the human Justice System. [[{{KarmaicDeath}} Almost.]]
23rd Jan '16 6:58:58 PM Clannadisawesome
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* GoodIsNotNice: As cathartic as watching a child molester get eaten by his own doll collection is, it almost makes you wish that he was arrested and gone through the usual lax punishments inherent in the human Justice System.

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* GoodIsNotNice: As cathartic as watching a child molester get eaten by his own doll collection is, it almost makes you wish that he was arrested and gone through the usual lax punishments inherent in the human Justice System. [[{{KarmaicDeath}} Almost.]]
20th Jan '16 2:43:24 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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[[caption-width-right:300:If you're a murderer, and you meet this guy, you're ''screwed''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:If you're a murderer, criminal, and you meet this guy, you're ''screwed''.screwed.]]
11th Jan '16 8:10:31 PM HamburgerTime
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* WeaksauceWeakness: As nigh-omnipotent as he is, he's completely powerless against any opponent that does not possess ''both'' a.) a soul and b.) free will. This stipulation on his powers [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum prevented him from ending]] both ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'' and ''Comicbook/BlackestNight'' instantly.
26th Dec '15 11:54:28 AM nombretomado
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The Spectre also found himself becoming more and more powerful: in his fight against Shathan (a poorly disguised Satan stand-in) they hit each other with ''planets''. Spectre was eventually acknowledged as one of the mightiest beings in the DCUniverse, even more so than the SilverAge Superman. About the only beings stronger were ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger and God himself. This limited him to making appearances only when the universe was threatened by supernatural menaces, and usually [[DeusExMachina only long enough to fix some problem and then leave]].

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The Spectre also found himself becoming more and more powerful: in his fight against Shathan (a poorly disguised Satan stand-in) they hit each other with ''planets''. Spectre was eventually acknowledged as one of the mightiest beings in the DCUniverse, even more so than the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman. About the only beings stronger were ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger and God himself. This limited him to making appearances only when the universe was threatened by supernatural menaces, and usually [[DeusExMachina only long enough to fix some problem and then leave]].
23rd Dec '15 11:13:01 AM Kiyza
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The Spectre received a twelve-minute animated short as a bonus on the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' DVD. A pre-Specter Jim Corrigan made an appearance on ''Series/{{Constantine}}'' with a quick vision indicating his grim future.

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The Spectre received a twelve-minute animated short as a bonus on the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' DVD. A pre-Specter pre-Spectre Jim Corrigan made an appearance on ''Series/{{Constantine}}'' with a quick vision indicating his grim future.
10th Oct '15 10:19:10 AM nombretomado
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After the {{New 52}} reboot, [[LegacyImplosion the original Jim Corrigan]] is back as the Spectre once again, although under different circumstances this time, tying into the rebooted version of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger as well.

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After the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot, [[LegacyImplosion the original Jim Corrigan]] is back as the Spectre once again, although under different circumstances this time, tying into the rebooted version of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger as well.
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