Damnation's Flame vs. Midnite miniseries
Lots of inconsistencies that I refuse to call "retcon". His change in appearance is explained in-universe, but his backstory is different.
Per PM #2, the miniseries takes place after HB #75.
- In Damnation's Flame:
- His real name is Linton, just Linton
- He's from Jamaica. Trenchtown, per #72
- A houngan, so Haitian vodou.
- His sister is Cedella.
- His sister is older.
- He kills his sister and performs a ritual on her for 10 days.
- He keeps her skull, which whispers to him from Hell.
- Killed his sister around 20 years before Hellblazer #1
- In Papa Midnite miniseries:
- He is called Midnite or Brer Midnite.
- He's from New York Colony, originally Africa, early 18th Century.
- West African Vodun master, with knowledge of many African spells and languages. He summons Anansi.
- His sister is Luna. She has tactile psychometry.
- They are twins.
- He is forced to kill his sister, and revolting slaves perform a curse on him that gives him immortality - at least, until white people stop ruling the country.
- He keeps her skull, and it can talk to him. Exact working principle never explained.
- Killed his sister first half of the 18th Century.
- The first question I've got is: Are we sure that they are the same character? - Byfield (talk) 23:59, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
- The "real" name and hometown from DF can be chalked up to subterfuge.
- Knowing both Hatian and West African variations is a non-issue. As is any knowledge that he has based on PM bu didn't exhibit previously.
- The use of the skull is easily reconciled since it isn't explained in PM.
- The sister and the immortality are the sticking points.
- Real pain when there are year long gaps in character appearances... IIRC Midnite originally filled the role of the shaman in "A Feast of Friends". - Byfield (talk) 00:26, November 23, 2014 (UTC)
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