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Author Topic: Fictional Characters in Religion and Magic.  (Read 30080 times)
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« Reply #60: January 20, 2010, 02:40:39 am »

The Rani also appeared in a couple of stories.  She was fun.

I've got that DVD on the way soon!

I always found that the more human the enemy, the scarier they are. When Christopher Eccleston had the double episode 'The Empty Child' and 'The Doctor Dances', I thought that was beautifully done, and really unnerving because all is was was a child in a gas mask asking 'Are you my mummy?' all the time-it was so eerie! I think it is because it shows that the greatest monsters around are human beings.....
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« Reply #61: January 20, 2010, 08:20:34 am »

I've got that DVD on the way soon!

I always found that the more human the enemy, the scarier they are. When Christopher Eccleston had the double episode 'The Empty Child' and 'The Doctor Dances', I thought that was beautifully done, and really unnerving because all is was was a child in a gas mask asking 'Are you my mummy?' all the time-it was so eerie! I think it is because it shows that the greatest monsters around are human beings.....

Deeefinitely. I don't know if you watch Torchwood or not, but the episode Countrycide is terrifying for just that reason.
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« Reply #62: January 20, 2010, 11:21:32 am »

Deeefinitely. I don't know if you watch Torchwood or not, but the episode Countrycide is terrifying for just that reason.

Not really keen on Torchwood-on the plus side though, James Marsters is in it for a while. Damn, that guy is cute! He has fantastic eyes and cheekbones (not that those are 2 of the main things that I look for, along with long hair, in any way shape or form  Grin ).
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« Reply #63: January 20, 2010, 12:17:07 pm »

I can see howpresent in pop-culture etc the wicked witch is, I'm not sure how much *influence* the character has had on the *world.*

There are other pop culture forms that have had great influence on the modern world, though.

The Force comes to mind....with Yoda as it's prophet. The concept of the Force has had an effect on a whole generation.

I am suffereing from a bad cold and the effects of cheap cold drugs, but I recall vaguely the Gaia concept being present in many old school sci-fi stories. Not sure which came first, the stories, or the more modern whole Earth ideas.

Stanger in a Strange Land introduced us to the idea of Grokking, and was a powerful philosophical/religious influence on many of that generation.

While these are not exactly fictional CHARACTERS per se, they are philosophical or religious ideas that were reformed into a fictional mythos that had a profound influence on generations of readers and movie goers.

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« Reply #64: June 27, 2010, 09:26:47 pm »

There seems to be some connection between religion and storytelling.  Many of histories greatest stories tell about deities and their (mis)adventures.  Is it so strange then that characters from stories could become religious figures?  If the experience feels real does it matter that the entity with whom you interact (supposedly) isn't?  How do you feel about the idea of a whole religion based on such a fiction?  Have you ever worked with a fictional character?  If so, who and how?
I read once in a chaos magic book that you could use fictional character in your "workings", I have been doing this. It's kinda quirky but whatever.
I keep a trading card in my altar of "The scarlet witch" who is a comic book hero, created in 1964, who has the ability to manipulate probability to her favor, or against a target. So basically she had raw chaos magic potential.
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« Reply #65: June 27, 2010, 09:36:01 pm »

I read once in a chaos magic book that you could use fictional character in your "workings", I have been doing this. It's kinda quirky but whatever.
I keep a trading card in my altar of "The scarlet witch" who is a comic book hero, created in 1964, who has the ability to manipulate probability to her favor, or against a target. So basically she had raw chaos magic potential.

I know her! Wanda Something-or-Other, Quicksilver's (twin) sister, Magneto's daughter, cause of the giant mutant catastrophe a few years back in one of the X-Men series, I think.

...yeah so I'm kind of a fan of comics. ^_^;; She's awesome.
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« Reply #66: June 27, 2010, 09:37:45 pm »

I know her! Wanda Something-or-Other, Quicksilver's (twin) sister, Magneto's daughter, cause of the giant mutant catastrophe a few years back in one of the X-Men series, I think.

...yeah so I'm kind of a fan of comics. ^_^;; She's awesome.

Isn't she also the mother of a young gay superhero that goes by the name Wiccan (formally Asgard)?
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« Reply #67: June 27, 2010, 11:25:15 pm »

I know her! Wanda Something-or-Other, Quicksilver's (twin) sister, Magneto's daughter, cause of the giant mutant catastrophe a few years back in one of the X-Men series, I think.

...yeah so I'm kind of a fan of comics. ^_^;; She's awesome.
Yeah, her powers evolved so much that they changed from probability altering to reality manipulation, she basically had the power to erase you from existence by just thinking about it, but she had mental breakdown and depowered 90% of the mutant population in the marvel universe, it's a catastrophe that happened in 2003 and it's still reflected in the comics today.

Isn't she also the mother of a young gay superhero that goes by the name Wiccan (formally Asgard)?
Yes, and No. Is she the mother? No. But theories say that he was created by the magic of the scarlet witch by accident.
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