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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.

So... which version? --Tupka217 23:27, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

The first question I've got is: Are we sure that they are the same character? - Byfield (talk) 23:59, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
Yes. The "present" in the miniseries makes it quite clear. --Tupka217 00:05, November 23, 2014 (UTC)
Then...
  • 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)
A flashback showed Cedella alive as an adult in Jamaica, while PM had her killed as a teenager. Not much subterfuge.
The role of shaman was part an unnamed shaman, part Papa. --Tupka217 10:43, November 23, 2014 (UTC)
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