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    • Eldon Peck was formerly a disgruntled mystic and cultist who condemned thirteen children to eternal agony to gain supernatural powers, transforming him into the sinister Brother Night. A Serial Rapist who used his compelling powers to force women to sleep with him, Night plots to take over the criminal underworlds of both the magical and mundane worlds, gathering the crime lords of San Francisco in one place before having them gruesomely murdered in a variety of creative ways. To stop Zatanna from foiling his schemes, Night targets the innocent after his attempt to condemn Zatanna to an eternal nightmare fails, trying to damn Zatanna's crew in the same manner he cursed the children and forcing Zatanna to fight the enslaved spirit of her own father. After his return to villainy following his apparent defeat, Night drives the prisoners and guards of the prison infirmary he's in to fanatical madness and suicide, magically stripping away the flesh of the remaining prisoners and using their bones as a ladder to make his grand escape. Appropriately described by Zatanna as a narcissistic, power-mad maniac, Night's quest to destroy Zatanna and everyone she loved cements him as the magician's cruelest and most tenacious foe.
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    • Benjamin Raymond, from the October-December 2010 issues, is the supposed son of the wealthy Vegas casino owner Sonny Raymond, and in truth an avaricious man who made a deal with the demon of greed, Mammon, slowing his aging to a near-standstill. To keep this up, Raymond sacrifices innocent souls to the eternal torment of Hell for decades, trading off employees of his casino and even marrying women solely to offer them to Mammon literal seconds after the ceremony. When Zatanna investigates this, Benjamin reveals he's kept the shambling, undead bodies of his victims as his own servants, with enough corpses left behind to give Benjamin an army, using them to overpower Zatanna, brainwash her, and try and sacrifice her as well.
  • More Popular Replacement: Zatara has been Demoted to Extra with Zatanna's popularity.
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  • My Real Daddy: Paul Dini for his great handling of her in Batman: The Animated Series, then in his run on Detective Comics and Batman: Streets of Gotham, and finally on her solo title.
  • Never Live It Down: Zatanna mind wiping Doctor Light to make him less dangerous, and then mind wiping Batman, in Identity Crisis has become this.


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