Character » Spectre appears in 1229 issues .
The Spectre is a supernatural being of near-unlimited might whose mission is to unleash the vengeance of God upon evil men. He is bound to souls of deceased humans, his power and personality varies depending upon the anima he occupies. The Spectre has been bound to many hosts during the modern ages, his most popular and most reoccurring host being that of Jim Corrigan.
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The Spectre is a former angel named Aztar who functions by using a mortal person as a host. This is the page for Aztar himself. For his hosts, see:
- Jim Corrigan : Aztar's host dating back from his time with the J.S.A. , later succeeded by Hal Jordan. In the New 52 continuity, he's Aztar's host once again.
- Madame Xanadu : She forcefully made herself Aztar's host for a short time, following which Aztar returned to Corrigan again.
- Hal Jordan : Corrigan's successor.
- Crispus Allen : Jordan's successor.
An aspect of the Presence , the Spectre is His Vengeance. After creation, there was a rebellion and many of Presence's angels were cast from him for their actions. When the angel Raguel/Aztar, who rebelled with Lucifer, repented of his sins, The Presence had the angel stripped of his memories prior and he becomes the incarnation of His wrath, set to deliver Divine Justice and Vengeance for the murdered dead and those who sin against God as penance for its actions. The Spectre was created to replace the being Eclipso, the Spirit of Gods Revenge who was no longer suitable to be the Wrath. The Spectre is the one who is "responsible" for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, as well as the ten plagues of Egypt , splitting the Red Sea, and tumbling the walls of Jericho.When The Godhead took human form, it was determined that Compassion and Redemption (that which Jesus represented) could not walk the Earth at the same time as Wrath and Vengeance, and The Spectre entity was cast into limbo where remained until the crucifixion of Jesus. Following that, The Spectre burst forth in an event dubbed "Dies Irae" (Day of Wrath) by the Phantom Stranger and ripped through the world, casting divine vengeance on many people until the Archangel Michael informed the entity of the new "rules", and The Spectre must be bound with a human soul to walk the Earth again. The Spectre initially refused the command but had little choice in the matter.
Following "Dies Irae", and the creation of the new "rules" as dictated by The Presence, the Archangel Michael took the form of a Hindu deity and acquired the soul of a man named Caraka to be the first soul bound to The Spectre (a Christian was not chosen because Michael felt it would be too soon). Caraka found trouble in being The Spectre, as he had disrupted the natural cycle of things and caused his family (who had gone through various stages of reincarnation) grief. In the end, Caraka was separated from The Spectre again, and merged with the succubus Sekuba, to become Azmodus when he started to rebel against his mission.
Over the ages, the Spectre would be merged with the souls of many men and women, taking as many forms, all of whom were haunted by Azmodus while performing the Spectre's mission of punishing the wicked.
The Spectre was created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily and first appeared in More Fun Comics #52 released in February 1940. In this first incarnation, the Spectre was a New York City cop, Jim Corrigan . Within the next year, the Spectre became the founding member of the Justice Society . He with the Society from their debut in All-Star Comics #3 (Nov. 1940) until All-Star Comics #23 (Dec. 1945) which was also around the same time he stopped appearing in his regular feature in More Fun Comics.
The Spectre was not seen again until Showcase #60 (Feb. 1966) which was just about 20 years since his last appearance in comics. The Spectre would appear regularly ever since in the pages of DC Comics. The Spectre took others as host though including GCPD cop, Crispus Allen , and fallen Green Lantern, Hal Jordan .
Currently, Jim Corrigan is once again the host of the Spectre in DC's New 52 .
Modern age version.
In 1940, Jim Corrigan , a New York City cop was attacked by mobster Gats Benson following a sabotage on the part of his "stoolie" Louis Snipe . Jim was shoved into a barrel filled with cement where he was then thrown into the river, where he later choked on liquid cement and died. Corrigan, unable to come to terms with his death while the people who killed him remained free ("I have seen damn little of God's justice, mine I know exists.") God decided to have Corrigan merge with the Spectre entity and become the newest incarnation of the Spirit of Vengeance. Corrigan quickly used his abilities once he returned to Earth to exact punishment on Gats and the present mobsters, who has also kidnapped Jim's then-fiancé, Clarice Winston . In the fight, Clarice was fatally wounded, but Jim tied part of his spirit to her so that she would always be alive. Of course, following this, Jim called off the engagement to Clarice.
The Spectre was encouraged to use his power for good by Percival Polanski (also known as "Percival Pop, The Super Cop"), a patrolman who witnessed both Corrigan's and Benson's demise. Percival was a friend to Corrigan in that he was much more human than the other police officers, something that Jim felt he needed. Jim, however, quickly became associated with other "minutemen" and joined with Dr. Fate and others on multiple occasions until finally joining The Justice Society of America during World War II . After World War II, the Spectre fought the demon Azmodus, who trapped him in Corrigan's undead frame for nearly two decades with amnesia inflicted on the both by mistake. During the Crisis on Infinite Earths , the Spectre traveled back in time and used his powers to preserve creation while the multiverses' heroes battled the Anti-Monitor . Despite depowering and banishing the Anti-Monitor back to his universe and making sure that the multiverse does not come into being, The Spectre was left in a comatose state for the remaining duration of the Crisis, only to be recreated afterward with his powers greatly diminished for several years.
Eventually, Jim Corrigan began to fray at the edges when he regained his full memories of his past he had otherwise forgotten. Finding that Percival Pop had eventually resigned from the force as Corrigan started to neglect him, culminating in Percival dying alone in a motel room, only to be found some days later. Percival, however, didn't hold a grudge against Corrigan for this as he knew it was a little much for him to be seen as a superhero when he knew he was a bit of a fool whenever Corrigan wasn't assisting him. Corrigan would also find out that his first action of binding Clarice Winston's spirit to him, meant that he was keeping her alive way past what her aging body could endure. Clarice's daughter, Clarissa out of pity and because of Azmodeus' influence attempted to kill her mother, only for the Spectre to immediately return and punish her for trying by switching their bodies.
Clarice wasn't happy with what Corrigan had done and the broken Spirit was eventually attacked by Azmodeus. With the help of Madam Xanadu , who fancied herself a close friend of the Spectre more than Corrigan, Clarice and Father Richard Craemer , who had been assisting Jim for some time when he found his faith waning, the Spectre eventually triumphed over Azmodus making the demon repent its actions and returning Caraka to the cycle of Rebirth he relived in while Sekuba was banished back to Hell. In the aftermath of the battle with Azmodus, the Spectre journeyed to the part of Hell ruled by Shaithan, Sekuba's demon master, to retrieve the soul of Clarissa before wiping her mind of her past life to make it possible for her to live a new one where the Spectre wouldn't influence her rise or fall.
Worse was to come however later on when Corrigan began to lose sight of his mission, one he had begun to think of as unending when a man murdered another near Clarice's old apartment making him kill the offender several times over before Heaven stepped in. Whatever council he sought from his friends seemed to have no effect on him, and eventually the Spectre began to influence Corrigan with its Old Testament version of justice, resulting in the Spectre judging the entire country of Vlatvia as corrupt, even it's innocents would eventually make war in the civil war that hat ravaged the country since the fall of the Soviet Union. The only survivors of the conflagration would be Count Vertigo and his opponent in the struggle as a cruel joke on the Spectre's part to see if they would continue to fight over the wasteland.
This was a breaking point for many, Superman was asked by the President of the United States to put the Spectre down with the Spear of Destiny. While the Phantom Stranger gathered his allies to take on the Spectre directly and Madam Xanadu gathering Corrigan's friends to reason with him. Superman was stopped in his mission by the Spectre, who showed him the result of him being slain by Superman, unknown to all before Superman had departed, the Spear had been infected by the madness of the previous owner; Adolf Hitler and Superman would have been driven to the same madness had he used the Spear. The Phantom Stranger ending up battling an Eclipso possessed Spectre alongside Etrigan and Doctor Fate , while Madam Xanadu tried to make Corrigan come to his senses, ultimately succeeding.
Finally, Corrigan came to terms with his many problems when he and the Spectre ventured into one another in search of God, when searching for him physically had failed. The Spectre came to see Corrigan's harsh childhood under his God-fearing father, while Corrigan saw the hidden origins of the Spectre before coming face to face with a being claiming to be God while busy devouring Micheal the Arch-Angel. Despite his many conflicts with the angel over the ages, the petty nature of this God who claimed it was his right to do with Creation as he saw fit, prompted Corrigan to take on the guise of the Spectre and kill him. Father Craemer who had suggested the trip thought Corrigan had only managed to kill his own view of God, as he himself could still see God, as a man of faith. The result would be that Corrigan realized his time as the Spectre was over and that it had been so for some time, he simply just refused to move on from it all.
After retrieving Corrigans bones from the police, Cramer would hold a ceremony for him, though Corrigan thought it wouldn't be attended by anyone because of his behavior, he was to be surprised when it was attended by his friend Nate, his girlfriend Alex, the Phantom Stranger, Madam Xanadu, the Israeli hero Ramban , Doctor Hazzard (who had served as mystical adviser to the President), the Patriot (the American icon), the core of the JSA, Michael Holt (whom Corrigan talked down from committing suicide and take up the mantle of Mr. Terrific, the funeral would be the first meeting between the JSA and Holt), Corrigans other spiritual adviser Lonetree, Superman & Batman (who admitted they hadn't always agreed, but the 60 years of Corrigan trying meant something to them both) and Swamp Thing who came as a representative of Gaea. Also, Nightwing , Aquaman , the Flash ( Wally West ), Zatanna and a number of other acquaintances were present when Corrigan put down the mantle of the Spectre and ascended to Heaven, where Amy was waiting for him.
After everyone had departed the unmarked stone the funeral had been held at, a glowing spark wrote on its surface: Jim Corrigan, Servant of God.
Hal Jordan, Spirit of Redemption
Hal Jordan, as the villain Parallax, died reigniting Earth's Sun. His spirit was consigned to Purgatory for his sins. During the Day of Judgement, where Asmodel, the fallen angel had merged with the Spectre to wage war on Heaven, Hell and Earth, a group of heroes attempted to get Corrigan to vacate Heaven and become the Spectre again. Corrigan, however, couldn't and wouldn't leave, since he was now at peace, Micheal, however, prompted the heroes to search Purgatory for a new host, something his superiors wasn't pleased with. While there, the group encountered many dead heroes, but eventually found Hal Jordan who was selected after hearing his plea for a chance to right the wrongs he committed as Parallax. Much to Batman's displeasure if not outrage that Jordan had been brought back instead of Corrigan, Jordan went to do his part, but was quickly joined by Neron, who had escaped Hell by hiding inside Superman. The demons Neron and Asmodel , along with Hal Jordan, merged and did battle inside of The Spectre for control of the entity. Each of the three was asked by the entity why they should be chosen. Hal declared that he was not worthy, for the crimes he had done while Asmodel reasoned how alike they were and Neron attempting to instill the belief that the Spectre was already Hell's greatest provider of souls. The Spectre, to punish Hal and to cleanse the spirit of Hal from Parallax, merged with this spirit. Unwilling to accept a mission of vengeance and wrath, Hal manipulated the entity of The Spectre to redeem himself--something that the spirit itself was against at times.
Hal attempted to redeem other fallen souls during his time as The Spectre, such as Harvey Dent--only to learn that Harvey needed both sides of his life. He also attempted to overthrow Darkseid of Apokolips, but learned that he was unable to do so, as Darkseid had a greater purpose for being and as it was foretold, would only die at that hands of Orion, his son . Similar missions also took place, with Hal being guided by the spirit of Abin Sur, who was damned by giving Hal Jordan the ring. The Spectre entity, however, was becoming affected by Parallax, and the creature of fear was making twisted variations of the judgments made by The Spectre. Eventually, Hal was freed from Parallax, and The Spectre, his job done, left the ghost to be resurrected by Ganthet who guided Jordan back into his body, that had survived inside the Sun and retrieved by Kyle Rayner .
Infinite Crisis & One Year Later
Following Hal Jordan's return to life, the host-less Spectre was seduced by Jean Loring having become Eclipso due to Alexander Luthor's schemes to break down magic into a more chaotic form as a build up to Infinite Crisis. Eclipso convinced the Spectre that magic and its reality warping capabilities were an affront to God's creation since it warped it and that the only remedy was to destroy magic and all its practitioners. The Spectre waged a war against magic, destroying magical locations, raising entire dimensions and murdering and maiming hundreds of mystical practitioners including most of the Lords of Order and Chaos. Its actions would prompt the Enchantress to gather a group of mystics under the name of Shadowpact, to oppose the Spectre, out of everyone in the Oblivion Bar at the time, only the Nightmaster, Detective Chimp, Blue Devil, Nightshade, and Ragman would join what was considered a suicide mission. Incredibly though, the Shadowpact had some success when they recruited Black Alice and faced the Spectre, first by rendering it powerless, but in finding it impossible to permanently destroy the Spectre, even with its own power, the Shadowpact managed to banish Eclipso to a non-decaying orbit around the sun. As the Spectre's powers returned to it, however, it departed to battle the wizard Shazam and eventually the last Lord of Order: Nabu . Upon the mortal wounding of Nabu, the Presence was finally drawn to the Spectre and its actions and forced it to seek out its next host, Crispus Allen . The effect of the Spectre's misguided war was felt everywhere as the Tenth Age of Magic began with the death of Nabu and many mages found their craft changed, some gaining power, others finding it changed (such as Raven accidentally setting a bedpan on fire when she had attempted to heal the badly wounded Superboy) and some losing them.
Allen, however, didn't want the job, so the Spectre would spend the next year brooding over its actions while remaining at Eclipso's side. The only break in this was Ralph Dibny being led to it by Felix Faust posing as the Helmet of Fate as part in a long quest to bring back his wife Sue, who the insane Jean Loring had accidentally murdered in an attempt to bring Ray Palmer closer to her. The Spectre temporarily possessed Ralph to meter out judgment on Jean for her crimes against both of them. Ralph had the idea to trap Jean in a sane state of mind while endlessly reviewing herself murdering Sue, but he could not go through with it. Knowing that this was how the Spectre regularly punished people, Ralph left the Spirit in disgust.
A long-standing member of the Gotham City Police , Detective Crispus Allen was murdered by Jim Corrigan (unrelated to the previous host), a corrupt officer who thought Allen was onto him. At his own funeral, Allen was approached by the Spectre to take up the mantle, but refused to be part of it, thinking he would then be allowed to move on, as he already hated his spiritual existence where he could do nothing but watch the world around him. The Spectre then told him that he would return in a year to see if Allen had changed his mind. Being unable to be seen, heard and touch, for the most part, Allen capitulated after the year and accepted, while the Spectre spent the year brooding over the paralyzed form of Eclipso orbiting the sun. Allen's first task, however, proved to be his worst, as his youngest son had just killed Jim Corrigan for murdering his father, but had not been apprehended for it. Having been forced into his new role as The Spectre, Crispus finds it one of the least enjoyable things he's been a part of--especially The Spectre's notably morbid sense of humor in delivering judgment against people. Until a meeting with The Phantom Stranger, Crispus felt that he was, essentially, a worthless carry-on to the Spectre still forced to watch horrible crimes unfold before he could step in and let the Spectre take vengeance.
Though he has recently learned that he has the ability to manipulate the power of the entity whenever Spectre cannot, and has even begun to develop other abilities--such as the ability to touch. Crispus hates being Spectre and hates working for God in general, due to the fact that he was forced to kill his only son by God himself. Recent developments have caused The Spectre and Crispus Allen to have strong disagreements, though Allen feels at least partially bound by his job, even without any faith in God.
Eventually, however, Allen learns to have faith during Darkseid's last attempt at ruling the Earth, where the biblical Cain manifested in Vandal Savage's body and sought revenge. Allen was separated from the Spectre by the Spear of Destiny but chose to remain in acting as his tenure so far half left him cold inside to almost everything. It would take the heroic attempt of wresting the Spear from Cain by Crispus' old colleague Renee Montoya (as the Question), the Huntress and three men who had murdered the mortal form of the Radiant, the Spirit of Mercy before Crispus came to understand that there was a plan for everything, when Renee used the Spear to resurrect his son.
Jim Corrigan is a Gotham City Police Detective whose fiancee is kidnapped, He is guided by The Phantom Stranger on the instructions of The Voice . He leads Jim Corrigan to the abandoned warehouse where she is being kept, but this turns out to be a trap. Jim Corrigan and his girlfriend are killed by the kidnappers and he is then transformed into the Spectre who accuses the Phantom Stranger of betraying him. As the Spectre is about to attack the Phantom Stranger, the Voice intervenes and sends the Spectre off to inflict his wrath on those who are more deserving of the Spectre's wrath.
It is revealed that the Voice chose Corrigan to be "the mirror of his desire for justice" (though Corrigan believes in vengeance) and imbued him with divine powers. Jim returns to work as a police detective in Gotham City but his rage causes him to practice vengeance rather than justice in his alter ego as the Spectre. The Phantom Stranger attacks Corrigan's police precinct, convinced that Corrigan was the one who kidnapped his family out of revenge.
After the two exchange blows physically and verbally, the Voice himself intervenes in the form of a Scottish Terrier (his sense of humor) and informs the Stranger of his mistake, setting him on the right path. The Voice also sets Corrigan straight on his duty, making him realize he is meant to exact justice, not wrath.
Batman calls in Jim Corrigan and Batwing to investigate Arkham Asylum because he believes something supernatural is going on and was already busy trying to end a violent gang war in Gotham. Jim and Batwing investigate and discover a demonic Deacon Blackfire commanding an army of corrupted humans and demons in the sewers beneath the Asylum
Major Story Arcs
During the years with his powers lessened by The Presence, The Spectre and, thus, Jim Corrigan, worked as a "Psychic Detective" with Madame Xanadu , who had taken a portion of The Spectre's power and manipulated it to give the illusion that Corrigan and The Spectre were separate entities. This power was also used to create several additional employees, who gave the impression of the organization being more than it was. Following this, and various revelations relating to it, Corrigan left the agency and wandered the Earth only to return to New York where he met Amy Beiterman (who becomes his love interest). Along the way, his powers returned as Madame Xanadu released what powers she held, following a brief stint as The Spectre. During this period, Azmodus returns, and Amy is killed by a serial murderer going by the name "Reaver", which sends The Spectre into a fury. Following Amy's death, Jim becomes emotionally distraught and lashes out at various people, even going so far as to destroy the country Vlatava, finding that its sins are too deep to simply wash away.
The Phantom Stranger, worried that The Spectre might end up destroying the Earth, pools together the team of Madame Xanadu, Zatanna Zatarra , Etrigan , and Dr. Fate in an attempt to possibly curb the obviously hostile spirit. During this battle, Eclipso returns and manages to take control over The Spectre. After Jim retakes control of The Spectre, he forces Eclipso back into his crystal and sends him out into orbit. Jim then decides to take Reverend Richard Cramer as his spiritual adviser. Jim also played a large part in Michael Holt becoming the second Mr. Terrific , telling the distraught man of the original Mr. Terrific and his untimely death.
During the events of Final Night, The Spectre bound himself to Gaea , the spirit of the Earth, to keep her replenished until such a time that the sun was restored. The Spectre also played a major part in the event "The Haunting of America", wherein The Spectre sought pieces of an item called The American Talisman all the while attempting to remove them from the wrong hands. The combination of this event, as well as Final Night, prompted Jim/The Spectre to take periodic residence in the body of Nate Kane, a New York detective and former friend of Amy. It was during this time that Jim noticed himself distancing from The Spectre, ultimately deciding it was in his best interest to remove himself from the power and find his peace with Amy.
After trying to take over heaven, Asmodel is put in hell and is tortured by Neron. Rhyming demon Etrigan makes an offer with Asmodel. The Spectre is waiting for another soul to bond with, and Etrigan says he can bond Asmodel with the Spectre. Etrigan summons the Spectre, who kills Asmodel. Etrigan uses Asmodel's ashes to merge Asmodel with the Spectre. Asmodel bonds with the Spectre then gets his vengeance on Neron, turning him into glass. He then summons all of hell and attempts to have his vengeance by destroying everything in God's image, until there is only his. On Earth, some of the heroes try to stop him but their first attempt is futile and they are easily overpowered. Next, the Sentinels of Magic attempt to stop him. They are able to temporarily steal a portion of Asmodel's power and store it in a crystal ball. Weakened, Asmodel sends the demons of hell to try and break the crystal ball, so Asmodel can regain his powers. Although powerless, Asmodel is still able to silence the Phantom Stranger.
When Etrigan tries to take the ball, Madame Xanadu claims to have seen the future and breaks the crystal ball willingly. With his powers restored, Asmodel continues on his rampage. Hal Jordan attempts to stop him but is seemingly powerless against Asmodel and is turned into stained glass. Hal Jordan is revived by Dr. Fate and along with the Sentinels of Magic and summons the Green Lantern Corp. who hold Asmodel off for a while. Captain Marvel then uses the Spear of Destiny to weaken the Spectre. Hal Jordan and Neron attempt to merge with the Spectre. A fight between Asmodel, Neron, and Hal ensues. They are stopped by the Spirit of Vengeance who decides to judge them and pick the best host. It chooses Hal Jordan who becomes the new host for the Spectre.
Day of Vengeance
Lacking a human host, an unstable Spectre goes on a rampage imposing draconian laws and punishing petty crimes with huge punishments. After being tricked into thinking that magic is against God's will, Spectre turns his attention to the magic community slaughtering many. During this time he also transformed the Phantom Stranger into a mouse, removing Madame Xanadu's eyes, trapping Dr. Fate in his Helmet and killing the wizard Shazam.
The Spectre is seen first fighting Blackbriar Thorn . Before fighting Blackbriar Thorn Spectre killed over 700 sorcerers. And destroyed 6 Atlantean sorcery schools. After killing Blackbriar Thorn he set the Mist forest on fire which gave that entire dimension it's magic source. When killing the 700 sorcerers he says he will stop when all magic is destroyed and only then will evil wither on a vine. Spectre then goes throughout the world killing people who did anything bad. Such as killing a person who stole 6 dollars from his mother's purse, a woman who cheated on her husband, a girl who spoke rudely to her father and a man who cheated on his taxes. He is flying when he hears a voice in his head, he makes her appear and it is Eclipso. Spectre starts out by getting rid of the big guns in the magic community. He turns Phantom Stranger into a mouse, teleports Dr. Fate into his helmet and blinds Madame Xanadu. He then started destroying places where magical types gather. Spectre is then seen fighting Captain Marvel.
He fights Captain Marvel and is winning until Enchantress gives Captain Marvel extra power which he uses to fight Spectre. Spectre then tells Eclipso to fly them out before anyone sees them. Spectre tells Eclipso when he destroys all magic he will then kill himself being a being of almost pure magic. He comes to an island and starts to fight Shadowpact only to get his powers taken away by Black Alice . Spectre then gets his power back and teleports to Wizard's place. Shazam tries to stop him but, Spectre just cuts the stream of magic he gets his from. Spectre then fights Wizard and kills him. In his final battle with no host, The Spectre does battle with Nabu and kills him. In killing Nabu, The Spectre causes the creation of the 10th age of magic and is also shoved into the corpse of Crispus Allen as an act of judgment by The Presence.
During Darkseid's rise to power, Crispus Allen once again became disgruntled with his duty when tried to exact vengeance upon Libra for murdering Martian Manhunter , only to find that God has forbidden him from claiming Libra. Enraged, Crispus renounces God, but is, despite his objections, pulled away to his next victim: Renee Montoya , the Question . Spectre attempts to kill Question for a crime she didn't commit, stating that God knows, but just doesn't care, but is stopped by the Radiant , a spirit embodying God's mercy. After a heated discussion, they are attacked by minions of Darkseid, only for the spirits to find that they have no power over those under the control of the Anti-Life . They take shelter along with some survivors in a church, only to be attacked by another follower of Darkseid: Vandal Savage , now reborn as the biblical Cain.
Cain seeks vengeance upon the Spectre for branding him with the Mark of Cain and has in his possession theSpearr of Destiny, the only weapon which can harm him. After a brief battle, Cain uses the Spear to Separate Crispus Allen from the Spectre-Force, and make the Spectre his slave. He then commands Spectre to speak the Anti-Life equation with his godly voice, putting the whole world under Darkseid's power. However, Question and Huntress , protected from Anti-Life by Radiant, manage to wrestle the spear away from Cain. We then learn that because free will is God's greatest gift to mankind, the battle for free will must be decided by mortal hands, and this is why Spectre was powerless.
Question accomplishes this when she uses herself to purify the spear and give it to the Spectre. Crispus Allen, his faith in God restored and he once again joined with the Spectre, uses it to undo the damage he has done enthralled, and delivers his judgment unto Cain. Following the events of Revelations, Spectre and Radiant appear to have retreated to limbo, as a group of mystic was later seen unsuccessfully attempting to summon him to battle Darkseid. The Spectre and Radiant also battled Mandrakk , attempting to prevent him from entering our universe, but were both defeated by the Dark Monitor.
During Blackest Night, a group of heroes (Zatanna, Blue Devil, and Phantom Stranger) inspects the grave of Boston Brand. When Black Lantern Pariah comes and warns the group that the world is now in danger of sending out a cluster of black lantern rings. The rings recruit Crispus Allen, as he is a dead being, into the Black Lantern Corps, forcibly binding the Spectre to Crispus's body. Black Lantern Spectre commandingly decides he wants Hal Jordan to return as Spectre. With the Spectre's transformation into a Black Lantern, the fate of the universe looked bleak. However, The Spectre was set free by Hal Jordan possessed by Parallax. Then Atrocitus tried to make him into a Red Lantern, but the Spectre overpowered the ring and told him that the true Spirit of Rage was not to be messed with.
Powers and Abilities
The Spectre is one of the most powerful magical and cosmic entities in the DC creation, capable of battling universal foes such as the Anti-Monitor and Parallax. While the Spectre's power unchecked is nearly unlimited and is capable of shattering universes, he is generally limited by the Presence to a lower level of power to prevent the power from corrupting it and its hosts. Despite his low showings due to mainly PIS, CIS and plot inconsistencies; Spectre has displayed incredible feats both with a human host and unbound. Some of the examples of the feats that were accomplished by his hosts include but are not limited to; defeating Zero Hour Parallax (who was powerful enough to restore much of Pre-Crisis multiverse), summoning etherical divine energies of a hundred universes to blast a child who was possessed by a reality warping demon, easily forming itself as a dimensional barrier that prevented two universes from colliding, overcoming the reality warping of a powerful demon lord and defeating him in its own realm in Hell and etc. Unbound Spectre's feats include but are not limited to; easily beating Thunderbolt (A 5th-dimensional being), leeching magic from everywhere in the universe, killing Lords of Order and Chaos without much trouble and most importantly depowering Mr. Mxyzptlk, who is already powerful enough to easily wipe out the universe and etc.
Since he is a virtually omnipotent being, he can have and has access to pretty much every power as it was stated by himself when he basically said ''Shazam'' and turned Captain Marvel back into Billy Batson. He usually applies flight, intangibility, invisibility, size manipulation, and reality warping. But can apply more complex and powerful magics and abilities as well, such as traveling between dimensions and universes, growing his astral body to a size that is bigger than a solar system and even as big as a universe, manipulating weather, draining life force, literally going into the peoples' psyche and souls that actually contain individual realities or universes and beating them, applying positive energy and anti-matter force and etc.
The Spectre can be injured or slain by sufficient force of magic, such as the Spear of Destiny (Which is actually the bane of all beings that possess superpowers, not just Spectre) due to the blood of Christ and Captain Marvel while being fed magical powers from nearly every source of magic remaining on Earth have been able to give Spectre a fight, but Captain Marvel only surprised him, and the trick will not work twice. When the human host moves on, the current Spectre will be no more, and the human spirit and the Divine Wrath will separate, the Spectre appears to remember very little of its time with its former hosts other than known they were there.
The main limitation to the Spectre's powers are the rules that have been put upon it by the Presence, which forbids the Spectre from walking the mortal plane without a human host, there are certain characters that it cannot affect to any lasting degree, such as Nekron ( though Spectre was shown to easily affect beings that don't have a soul ike King of Tears and Neron), Darkseid (Who is protected by the Source) and Cain (who's death God has forbidden). The main difference between host and unbound Spectre is that, while unbound, he has shown to be able to leech magic from anywhere in the universe he is in, as shown in his fight with Nabu and Shazam. Also, the psyche of the host can limit the efficiency and power of the Spectre as well. For example, Corrigan's desire to become a living man again greatly halved Spectre's power and as Phantom Stranger stated, that made him easily susceptible to beings that Spectre could have easily overcome.
Also, while host-less, the Spectre was rendered powerless when Black Alice stole his powers temporarily, leaving it an intangible but indestructible ghost as even with his powers Alice was unable to destroy it.
Jim Corrigan has been the Spectre for many years, and his status as The Spectre and time have caused his faculties to wain. As such, he is no longer the swift judge that he once was, requiring an additional being to aid him in his judgment against the evil that he knows is coming, but cannot act against.
The assistance comes from Norman McCay, a broken pastor who watches as the world he knew comes crumbling down, all the while his stoic companion stands and observes. In the end, McCay has The Spectre, if but for a moment, remember who he was as Jim Corrigan, and the two become friends.
Justice league: crisis on two earths (2010).
The Spectre appeared in his short on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths two-disc DVD. The short was written by Steve Niles.
Superman/Shazam!: Return of Black Adam
The Spectre appears in one of the many shorts in this movie (as detective Jim Corrigan). A wealthy man is killed by a bomb by his pool, and Corrigan investigates since he briefly dated the man's daughter. He deduces that a complex bank robbery was the reason he was killed, and begins with one of the dealers, who is also one of the best movie effect designers in L.A, with tons of horror movie statues and previous works. Spectre arrives at his office, controlling his horror movie creations (Werewolves, Zombies, Vampires and an Exorcism esque possessed creature). The man barely escapes into his warehouse, where he is crushed by his King Kong replica.
Later, a man who got a cut of the money is escaping to Mexico with his prized sports car. The Spectre forces him to crash, and then fixes and possesses his car to kill him. Later, Corrigan arrives at his former girlfriend's house. He deduces that she hired people to kill her father so she can inherit his fortune, then gave a cut to the criminals (the movie designer and car driver). She attempts to seduce Corrigan, then shoots him when her efforts fail. The bullets pass through him, and he chases after her. He then forces all the money she stole into a mini tornado around her, and the papers cut her to death. The main story plot seems to be loosely base on that of Adventure Comics #432 in which three hired hands, hired by Maxwell Flood, kill Adrian Sterling by planting a bomb in his pool.
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The Spectre is seen in the teaser of the episode "Gorilla's in our Midst!". He teams with Batman against Professor Milo , who trained hundreds of rats to steal diamonds across Gotham for him. Batman easily defeats Milo and explains to Spectre that mercy and justice are more effective then Vengeance. Spectre then turns Milo into solid cheese and releases all of his rats, enjoying his screams.
The Spectre appears in an episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold." This episode features Batman in a confrontation with Joe Chill, the murderer of his parents. The Spectre and Phantom Stranger then place a bet on whether or not Batman will take revenge and kill Joe Chill, with Spectre obviously betting that Batman will go through with it. Ultimately, Batman does not enact his vengeance and spares Joe Chill's life, only for Chill to "accidentally" fall off a roof and die. The Spectre is voiced by Mark Hamill.
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The Spectre Vs Galactus: Who Would Win?
DC's Spectre and Marvel's Galactus are two of the most feared members of their respective universes, but who would win an all-out brawl?
There are many powerful beings in the DC Universe, but one of the most powerful is the Spectre . An Angel of Vengeance, the Spectre has been punishing sinners since the beginning of time and became embroiled with the heroes of the DC Universe in the Golden Age, taking slain police detective Jim Corrigan as a host. Since then, the Spectre has been battling any who would hurt the innocent.
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Galactus isn't a god or an angel, but a force of nature. The Devourer of Worlds travels the cosmos, seeking planets to consume all in the name of balance. Many innocents have died because of Galactus, so what would happen if he and the Spectre were to clash? Let's take a look.
11 Spectre: In The Beginning
The Spectre has existed since the beginning of the universe when God created the angels to serve him. He would be responsible for many of God's acts of vengeance, including slaying the firstborn of Egypt. In his years, he has faced all manner of foe and always triumphed no matter what the odds.
The Spectre has billions of years of experience and has witnessed some amazing things in his time and he brings all of this to the table as the Spirit of Vengeance. There are few beings, beyond other angels and demons , that can boast they've been around nearly as long.
10 Galactus: The Before Time
Galactus was once Galan, a scientist living at the end of his universe. He and several of his colleagues were trying to find a way to save their world but couldn't, so they piloted their ship into the singularity destroying the universe, a last defiant gesture. As his friends died, Galan was reborn as Galactus and gained amazing cosmic might.
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Galactus has witnessed the end of one universe and the beginning of another. In all of the intervening years, he has seen and done things that are unprecedented, making him uniquely suited for facing many types of foes.
9 Spectre: Vengeance Is Brutal
The Spectre is known for his brutality... and he has the power to be very imaginative with it. The list of punishments that the Spectre has handed out to sinners is long and varied but one thing is always the same- the Spectre makes the wicked suffer terribly for their crimes.
Of course, it also depends on the host, as well. When Hal Jordan was the host of the Spectre, he was able to use his great willpower to keep it from taking control and doing things that he found too horrible, but he was pretty much the only one. The Spectre exists to punish the wicked and his punishments are harsh .
8 Galactus: The Full Power Of The Power Cosmic
Galactus wields the Power Cosmic, a power source that makes him akin to a god. While he gifts portions of it to his Heralds, the great power it gives them is but a paltry drop from the vast ocean of power that Galactus himself wields. It allows him to perform feats that would be impossible for anyone short of, well, Galactus.
He can manipulate matter to such an extent that he can create life out of what appears to be nothingness. He has cosmic awareness that allows sense things that are happening far, far off. He can change his shape and size into anything he desires and he has a wide array of mental powers. He's even been able to destroy a Celestial, which is no easy task.
7 Spectre: Without A Host
The Spectre is at his most dangerous when he's without a host. With no human conscience to guide him, he's even more brutal and actually pretty easily manipulated. In the past, there are some who have been able to talk him into doing some terrible things in the name of vengeance... and when one is as powerful as the Spectre , those things can be awe-inspiring indeed.
Without a host, the Spectre is an entity whose entire existence revolves around taking vengeance on anyone he perceives as a sinner and the lengths he'll go to are truly frightening.
6 Galactus: Hark The Herald
While they don't have the same power as their master, all of Galactus's Heralds have been phenomenally powerful. Some of them have been altruistic, like the Silver Surfer , who tried his best to find only uninhabited worlds for Galactus to devour. Others, like Morg, have been mad dogs, not caring about who or what suffered as long as they had power .
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Galactus usually only has one Herald at a time, but there have been few circumstances when he needed any more than one- the portion of the Power Cosmic they wield is powerful enough to make them more than a match for just about anyone.
5 Spectre: The Power Of Vengeance
The Spectre's powers are truly awe-inspiring. He can do simple things, like change his shape and mass. He can fly and has tremendous strength. He also wields amazing energies, which put him on par with the most powerful of beings. He can transmute matter into any form he chooses, which he's been known to use when taking vengeance on sinners.
His powers have allowed him to accomplish some amazing feats- he was able to protect five different Earths from the depredations of the Anti-Monitor and wrestle him back during Crisis On Infinite Earths and pretty much singlehandedly destroyed every major source of magic in the run-up to Infinite Crisis .
4 Galactus: Cosmic Predator
Galactus's role in the universe is one of balance- he destroys worlds so that new things can come in his wake. He doesn't take glee in his role, or at least any more than any other predator. It's rare indeed that Galactus allows any of his feelings to be a part of his feeding- although he has tried to destroy the Earth on several occasions, possibly as revenge against the heroes who have stopped him .
In a universe full of powerful beings, Galactus is one of the apex predators , traveling the cosmos to sate his hunger. It's nothing personal- it's just who he is.
3 Spectre: Implacable
Nothing stops the Spectre when it comes to taking vengeance against his targets and with power like his, there's really not much else that anyone can do about it. As an angel, the Spectre is nigh impossible to stop- it would take a literal act of God to put him down for the count. His foes are pretty much at his mercy in that regard, as he can do just about anything to them and they can do very little in return.
The Spectre is pretty much unstoppable when he's on the trail of his quarry- they can't really do anything to stop him and he can find them no matter what they do or where they hide. Even heroes who work with him are wary because there's a good chance that their actions led to innocent suffering which means they are a legitimate target for him.
2 Galactus: Devourer Of Worlds
Galactus's entire existence has been about one thing- devouring worlds. His other pursuits are inconsequential. He finds planets and destroys them, that's his whole goal. He doesn't do it because he enjoys it- he does it because it's who he is and what he does. Most of the time, any who stand between him and those worlds is in for a very bad time .
Much like the Spectre, he's single minded when it comes to his purpose and will stop at nothing to devour a planet. With the full strength of the Power Cosmic fueling him, any who stand in his way without a very good plan are in for a bad day.
1 Winner: Spectre
The problem for Galactus in this battle is that the Spectre is a being of a higher order than him. Most of his matter and reality altering powers wouldn't work against the Spectre- Galactus is as powerful as a god but he isn't God. While his other powers could affect the Spectre, the fact Galactus has killed so many innocents will fuel the Spectre and he won't rest until Galactus is destroyed.
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The Scepter , occasionally referred to as Loki's Scepter , was a staff weapon that served as the original containment vessel for the Mind Stone , one of the six Infinity Stones . Gifted by Thanos , the staff was wielded by Loki to lead and command the Chitauri Invasion to Earth . After the Battle of New York , the Scepter was confiscated by HYDRA , whose scientists used it to give extraordinary powers to the twins Wanda and Pietro Maximoff . Following an attack on the Sokovian HYDRA Research Base , the Scepter was retrieved by the Avengers who took it to Avengers Tower where Tony Stark experimented on it to complete the Ultron Program . The Scepter was taken and dismantled by Ultron after shattering its blue gem casing, which revealed the Mind Stone inside.
In 2023 , the Avengers initiated a Time Heist in order to resurrect the victims of the Snap . Captain America , Iron Man , Hulk and Ant-Man were sent back in time to 2012 during the Battle of New York to retrieve the Scepter, creating an alternate timeline . After the Battle of Earth , where Iron Man used all six stones to kill Thanos and his army at the cost of his own life, Captain America time-traveled to the alternate 2012 to return the Mind Stone, albeit without the Scepter.
- 1.1 In Loki's Possession
- 1.2 In HYDRA's Possession
- 1.3 In Tony Stark's Possession
- 1.4 In Ultron's Possession
- 1.5.1 Theft of the Mind Stone
- 1.5.2 Loki's Conquest
- 2 Capabilities
- 3 Appearances
- 5 Behind the Scenes
- 6 References
- 7 External Links
History [ ]
In loki's possession [ ].
Loki arrives on Earth with the Scepter
The Scepter was a weapon that was powered by the Mind Stone and originally portrayed as a containment vessel for the Mind Stone encased inside its blue gem. The Infinity Stone granted the Scepter such diverse abilities to fire energy projectile blasts, manipulate minds, enable teleportation through the Tesseract, perform astral projection and allow mental communication. The Infinity Stone has been under Thanos ' possession, who entrusted the Scepter to Loki of Asgard , along with an armada of Chitauri infantry troops and Leviathans , under the condition that Loki invade Earth to obtain the Tesseract and plan absolute subjugation under his reign. However, Loki was also under the influence of the Mind Stone.
Upon arrival, Loki arrived on Earth via energy portal unwillingly emitted by the Tesseract, where he found himself arriving in the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility in New Mexico. After arrival, Loki used the Scepter to defeat a unit of armed S.H.I.E.L.D. agents by shooting energy blasts and impaling them. Loki proceeded to use the Scepter's powers to brainwash Clint Barton and Erik Selvig before escaping the facility which was on the verge of exploding.
Bruce Banner analyzes the Scepter
Loki continued to wield the Scepter to plot the oncoming invasion on Earth, where he used the staff to establish a mental communication to interact with The Other , and used his weapon during several altercations against the Avengers . After held captive and imprisoned on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarrier , the Scepter was transported at the laboratory station on board, where it was observed and studied by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner . During an heated argument between the Avengers and Nick Fury , the Scepter slowly affected their minds, increasing tensions and consequently, turning them against each other until an immediate threat finally put them back to concentration.
Loki attempting to brainwash Tony Stark
Escaping from his prison on the Helicarrier, Loki reclaimed the Scepter, which he later used to impale Agent Phil Coulson through his heart when Coulson attempted to confront him. He later attempted to use the Scepter to place Tony Stark under his control atop Stark Tower, however, the Arc Reactor in Tony's chest seemed to neutralize the effect. Loki continued to use the Scepter to fight against the Avengers in New York City after opening a portal for the Chitauri to invade Earth , until he lost it shortly after fighting his brother Thor . Near the end of the battle Black Widow picked up the Scepter and used it to activate a fail-safe that closed the portal being generated by the Tesseract. 
In HYDRA's Possession [ ]
Black Widow surrenders the Scepter to HYDRA
Following the Battle of New York , as Loki and the Tesseract were prepared to be taken back to Asgard by Thor , Jasper Sitwell along with Brock Rumlow and his STRIKE unit were given the Scepter by Black Widow . However, Sitwell and Rumlow, secretly HYDRA agents, had been actually ordered by Alexander Pierce to bring the Scepter to List in order to study it. 
However, the Scepter was taken to the S.H.I.E.L.D. S.T.A.T.I.O.N. where Nicholas Cooper conducted a research to study its nature and found the connection between the Scepter and the Tesseract. Cooper reviewed Erik Selvig 's analysis of the Tesseract, that only began to explain the cosmic forces that worked inside the object, as the Scepter, despite appearing to be innocuous, yielded an unquantifiable energy return. However, Cooper was killed by Mark Smith who defected from S.H.I.E.L.D. to HYDRA after being recruited by Baron Strucker and transported the Scepter to the HYDRA Research Base in Sokovia . 
The Scepter in HYDRA 's possession
With the Scepter now in HYDRA's possession, von Strucker and List conducted a series of experiments and managed to powered up a large number of Chitauri Guns , recovered from the Battle of New York. As von Strucker was not completely satisfied with the results, he ordered List to gather volunteers among the rioting population of Sokovia for experiments with the Scepter. Although many volunteers died as a result, the twins Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff gained extraordinary powers. By the time of the Battle at the Triskelion , von Strucker and his scientists realized that the Scepter's powers were far greater than they originally thought. 
Von Strucker ordered his scientists to use the gem inside the Scepter to start experimenting with the artificial intelligence , for which they designed several very advanced robots .  Later, during the Attack on the Arctic HYDRA Research Facility , Phil Coulson was able to learn the location of the scepter and sent the information to Maria Hill , so she could give it to the Avengers . Meanwhile, the Inhuman clairvoyant, Raina , had a vision about the Scepter. 
In Tony Stark's Possession [ ]
Tony Stark holds the Scepter
When the Avengers invaded and captured Strucker's fortress , Tony Stark discovered the Scepter in the secret laboratory. Once the Scepter was transported to the Avengers Tower , Stark began experimenting on it, aiming to unlock its secrets before Thor could take it to Asgard . Discovering a powerful A.I. inside, Stark started creating the Ultron Program with help from Bruce Banner . Three days later, the gem inside the Scepter successfully connected with Stark's Ultron Program , thus creating the new artificial intelligence, Ultron .
Ultron attacked J.A.R.V.I.S. and immediately took control of Stark's equipment, building himself a robotic body from the damaged parts of Stark's Iron Legion robots. The robots then attacked the Avengers, and though they were defeated, one of them escaped with the Scepter, while Ultron hacked into the internet and moved his consciousness to the computers at Strucker's fortress, where he built himself a new, more advanced body, and an army of robots. 
In Ultron's Possession [ ]
Ultron brainwashes Helen Cho
Ultron used the power of the Scepter to enthrall Helen Cho , in order to make him a new body with a combination of her expertise using the Regeneration Cradle and Ultron's supply of Vibranium . He later broke the protective casing around the tip of the Scepter, extracting the Mind Stone within and installing it on the forehead of a new vibranium synthezoid . 
Alternate Universe Versions [ ]
Theft of the mind stone [ ].
Black Widow with the Scepter
In 2023 , the Avengers initiated a Time Heist , where they used time travel to acquire all six Infinity Stones from different points in time in order to resurrect the victims of Thanos ' Snap . Tony Stark , Steve Rogers , Bruce Banner , and Scott Lang traveled to an alternate 2012 during the Battle of New York in order to retrieve the Scepter which contained the Mind Stone . Infiltrating Stark Tower , where they witnessed Black Widow relinquishing the Scepter to S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Brock Rumlow and Jasper Sitwell , unaware that they were secretly loyal to HYDRA .
Captain America subdues his past self with the Scepter
In order to retrieve the Scepter, Rogers, disguised as his 2012 self , intercepted the HYDRA agents on the elevator. Rogers informed the agents that Alexander Pierce had requested that the Scepter be relinquished to him, citing concerns over a possible theft attempt. Rumlow and Sitwell refused, Sitwell informing Rogers that he would have to obtain permission from Nick Fury first. Rogers told Sitwell to trust him and utters "Hail HYDRA", shocking the agents, who then hand over the Scepter to Rogers. As Rogers attempts to leave Stark Tower, he is ambushed by his past self, who believes he is Loki in disguise. The pair fight until the 2023 Captain America uses the Scepter to subdue his past self.
Ant-Man is given the Scepter
As he regrouped with Stark and Lang, Rogers gave the Scepter to Lang, who used the Quantum Realm to transport it and himself back to his timeline. Returning to 2023, the Mind Stone was removed from the Scepter and the six Stones were used to initiate the Blip . After the Battle of Earth , Rogers returned to the alternate 2012 to return the Mind Stone, albeit without the Scepter. 
Loki's Conquest [ ]
In the alternate universe, Loki became a Crown Prince of Asgard and let the Einherjar army on Earth as a retribution for a death of Thor . The Asgardian Invasion eventually led to a battle between Loki's army and the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. on the Helicarrier . Armed with the Scepter, Loki managed to pin down Nick Fury and prepared to enthrall him to gain access to S.H.I.E.L.D. secrets, however, he was stopped by Black Widow who took the Scepter and used it on Loki himself, rendering him neutralized. 
Capabilities [ ]
The Scepter has a long golden grip handle and a black fitting containing the Mind Stone encased inside an encircled blue gem between platinum blades. The Scepter portrayed its role as a gate key allowing its owner to open rifts into dimensions by using the Tesseract . The Scepter has the ability to fire lethal energy blasts, allows its owner to communicate mentally via astral projection, and bend the victims' wills by brainwashing their minds.
The Scepter has two sharp platinum blades encircling the blue gem attached, an elongated blade above the gem and a shortened blade underneath it, especially the grip handle estimated at two feet in length overall, which is deemed useful for close-quarters melee and firing accurate energy blasts against any targets. The Scepter functions as a formidable weapon, its sharp platinum blades capable of violently impaling and slashing targeted enemies. Its blades were possibly of such highly durable elements strong enough to match Thor 's Mjølnir in close-quarters combat.
The Scepter also produces lethal energy blasts given by the Mind Stone's powers, akin to the advanced exoskeleton firearms HYDRA soldiers used in World War II, which were powered by harnessing the power of the Tesseract . This ability led the Avengers to conclude that the Scepter, in theory, was powered by the Tesseract. Just like the Tesseract's unlimited energy source, the Scepter's energy source emitted low levels of Gamma Radiation . In addition, the scepter could also be used to project barriers, such as what Loki used to block bullets aimed at his head when faced with S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives.
Hawkeye being controlled by the Mind Stone
When the blade tip is placed against the targets' hearts, the Mind Stone within the blue gem produces a blue, wisp-like energy which is transferred into the person's body where it spreads up to their head, notably affecting their eyes, turning them a fluorescent blue color. This causes the affected individual to become loyal to the wielder indefinitely. It seems that sufficient blunt force to the head or Scarlet Witch's magic eliminates the Stone's hold on its victim, as shown with Hawkeye , since a temporary loss of consciousness will allow their normal mental state to "reset" and return. In some situations, the effects of the mind control can be negated outright if the energy from the scepter is unable to diffuse into the target's body, such as when Tony Stark 's Arc Reactor absorbed the energy instead. Even without directly making contact with a target, the Scepter was still able to subtly influence the minds of others in its immediate vicinity, with it slowly intensifying an argument between Stark and Steve Rogers close enough to cause the two to nearly come to blows, as well as causing Banner to unconsciously pick it up in a fit of agitation.
Moreover, the Scepter has the ability to link the consciousness of its wielder to that of another person, as evidenced when Loki used the scepter to mentally communicate with the Other . This form of astral projection appears to have no real limits on distance, as Loki and the Other's conversation had been all the way from Earth to far off space. This link was so strong that, during this conversation, The Other was able to physically touch Loki's projection, making the latter was able to feel and reflexively recoil at. It's unclear whether this function was a property of the Mind Stone, or a function built into the Scepter when it was created so that the Other could communicate with Loki. Additionally, this feature of the Scepter was used by Loki to project himself to Earth imperceptibly in order to subliminally influence Erik Selvig into working on the Tesseract, to the point where Selvig repeated the words the unseen Loki spoke.  It also acted as a "key" to Selvig's portal device, which he built under its influence. 
The Scepter "opened the eyes" of Clint Barton and Erik Selvig , showing them visions and granting them special knowledge they can use. Clint under brainwashed condition was shown targets and detailed plans for breaking into installations, and Selvig was shown knowledge of universal forces and other dimensions.  While the Scepter was in HYDRA 's possession, Baron Strucker commented that the scientists studying it had only just scratched the surface, implying that the Scepter's capabilities are more diverse than they appear. It bestowed powers to Wanda Maximoff and Pietro Maximoff  via lethal experimentation.   Scarlet Witch seemingly retained a connection to the stone, or was able to influence it. 
After the gem was cracked open, the Stone inside appeared in its true form: a yellowish jewel. It was able to grant sentience to Vision , and enabled Vision to hack computers, as well as seemingly granting him other powers in conjunction with his Vibranium physiology, such as energy blasts, density manipulation, and flight.  
Appearances [ ]
- The Scepter was first confirmed as holding one of the Infinity Stones in the teaser trailer for the film Avengers: Infinity War . 
- Following its appearance in The Avengers , a scepter with identical design, but different capabilities, has become Loki's weapon of choice in most comics, animated series and video games.
- The Stone's power registered as a powerful computer, which J.A.R.V.I.S. highlighted when he attempted to access its inner workings and came to the conclusion that he was deciphering computer language code.
Behind the Scenes [ ]
- The Scepter was initially wanted to appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by the series' creative team, but were unable to feature it due to Joss Whedon 's plans for the Scepter in the story of Avengers: Age of Ultron . 
References [ ]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Avengers
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Avengers: Endgame
- ↑ Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Mid-credits Scene
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Avengers: Age of Ultron
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.19: The Dirty Half Dozen
- ↑ What If...?: 1.09: What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath?
- ↑ Thor (film)
- ↑ AVENGERS - INFINITY WAR Buildup & Infinity Stones Explained In New AGE OF ULTRON Featurette
- ↑ ‘Thor 3′: Tom Hiddleston Returning; Loki’s Scepter is Infinity Gem
- ↑ JOSS WHEDON DEFENDS ‘AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’ COMMENTS, SAYS MARVEL TV GETS ‘LEFTOVERS’
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- 3 Ravonna Renslayer
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Powers and Stats
Tiering System : 2-A at his peak, but usually qualifies for much lower levels | 1-A | 0
Name: The Spectre
Origin: DC Comics
Classification: Ghost, Police detective, Angel, Wrath of God
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman physical characteristics, Invulnerability, Flight, Reality Warping, Cosmic Energy Manipulation, Shapeshifting (includes changing his size), Non-Corporeal, Precognition, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, dimension travel, Illusion Creation, Soul Manipulation, Cosmic Awareness, Empathic Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Duplication, Absorption, Resurrection (Resurrecting others will send the Spectre into the sea of nothingness), Fusionism, Pocket Reality Manipulation, Sealing, BFR, Time Travel, Time Manipulation, Possession, Transmutation, Ice Manipulation, Invisibility, Power Nullification, Attack Reflection, Resistance to Existence Erasure, Immortality (Types 1 and 4) | Regeneration (True-Godly; regenerated after being thrown and erased in the Void), Immortality (Types 1, 3, 4 and 10), Omnipresence, Nigh-Omniscience | All powers to a much greater extent, Plot Manipulation, 4th Wall Awareness, Immortality (Type 5), Omnipresence, Regeneration (True Godly), Concept Manipulation, Acausality
Attack Potency : Multiverse level+ at his strongest (See the notes below for further clarification) | Outerverse level (By breaking the constraint of individual identity, the Spectre's true nature is a spirit merged with the Logoz. He merged with the Void beyond Voids and is directly connected to the Oversoul itself. The power of the Spectre was so great and all-encompassing that its fullest potential was impossible to exploit. He has fought with Michael Demiurgos and caused the latter to overexert himself) | Absolute Infinity (Merged with God.)
Speed : Immeasurable | Omnipresent (One with the Void and all of Creation) | Omnipresent
Lifting Strength : Immeasurable | Irrelevant | Irrelevant
Striking Strength : Multiversal+ | Outerversal | Absolute Infinity
Durability : Multiverse level+ at his strongest | Outerverse level | Absolute Infinity
Stamina : Limitless | Irrelevant | Irrelevant
Range : Multiversal+ at his strongest | Irrelevant | Irrelevant
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence : Knowledge of events of the future and used to be part of a police department. Near-Omniscient and remembers the Crisis on Infinite Earths | Nigh-Omniscient
Weaknesses: The Spectre can be injured or even slain by sufficient magic force such as the Spear of Destiny (although it should be noted that due to the nature of the Spear, it is precisely suited to harm him). If his body dies then The Spectre will be no more and the human spirit and the Divine Wrath will separate. The amount of power he has is limited by the amount The Presence is willing to give him, so his power level canonically varies enormously between different appearances, even beyond normal differences between writers and decades. He also cannot do anything that The Presence will not allow him to do | None Notable | None Notable
- Intimidation: The Spectre excels at being able to intimidate and frighten his adversaries. This is usually done through showy spectacles such as assuming a monstrous appearance, growing in size, projecting a loud, booming voice, etc. In combat he can shoot green (or yellow) energy blasts.
- Judgment: The Spectre punishes souls who have done evil, often by using his reality warping powers to give them ironic punishments, and then damning their souls to hell.
Key: Normal | Unbound/Full Potential Spectre
The Spectre's destructive capacity is variable, but he is ranked as Multiverse Level+, due to matching the Anti-Monitor when the entity was displayed at its strongest (although the Spectre had to be boosted by all of the DC heroes in order to do so). However, he is not normally portrayed as this powerful.
In addition, he has repeatedly been badly outmatched against the 5-dimensional imps in "Crisis Times Five", "World's Funnest", and "Emperor Joker".
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Inside the Mind of Marc Spector
Think you know the men behind the moon knight mask.
The avatar for the Egyptian god of the moon. The Fist of Khonshu . He is the vigilante Moon Knight , but underneath the intimidating aura, glowing eyes, and stark white cloak, he is also Marc Spector. And a few others too.
Formerly a mercenary, Marc Spector switched over to super-heroics following a life-ending event. He has teamed up with various groups such as the Avengers (including the West Coast iteration and the Secret Avengers ), the Midnight Sons , and even the Defenders over the years. But he has always preferred to work alone. A complicated man with a complex inner world, Spector has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which stems from a traumatic childhood event ( MOON KNIGHT (2016) #194 ). This means that Spector is the host to multiple, individual identities that can take control at random times. Sometimes the occasion calls for the mercenary Marc, yet other moments he needs to possess the charm of Steven Grant , the power of Moon Knight , the detective skills of Mr. Knight , or the stealth of Jake Lockley . Over the span of years, Marc has gained a better handle on his alters. In fact, in MOON KNIGHT (2016) #9 , he faced them all head-on in an effort to integrate everyone into Spector’s whole. But rather than being a plague (or a nuisance), Spector’s identities are a key part of who he is, protective and powerful in their own rights.
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The son of an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and Holocaust survivor, Marc was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is the older brother to Randall, who Marc defends from bullies nearly daily. Marc would later go from beating up bullies to beating up opponents in the boxing ring, enlisting in the Marines, and eventually joining the CIA. All seemed to be going well... until his brother killed Marc’s girlfriend, nurse Lisa Maloney. This traumatic event greatly shifted Marc’s morals, leading him to quit the CIA to become a mercenary. Through this line of work, however, he met his best friend and pilot Jean-Paul “Frenchie” DuChamp and the love of his life, Marlene Alraune.
Due to his various professions, Marc has built quite the repertoire. He’s extensively skilled in hand-to-hand combat (an expert in most forms of martial arts), weapons, is multilingual, and possesses great tactical abilities. None of these skills, unfortunately, saved him from being deceived by Raoul Bushman . Good thing that Khonshu—more on that later—was looking out for dear ol’ Marc in MOON KNIGHT (1980) #1 .
Originally introduced as an antagonist in WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #32 , Moon Knight fights on the side of justice. When Marc Spector died in Egypt under a statue of Khonshu, the moon god revived him and transformed him into the “moon’s knight.” As an agent of Khonshu, Moon Knight had the following abilities: enhanced insight, necromancy, absorption of magic-based powers and life energy through direct contact, and lunar empowerment—the fuller the moon is, the greater his strength, speed, and agility. The reason “had” is used in relation to his powers is because according to Khonshu in MOON KNIGHT (2006) #9 , the god took them all away due to his servant’s disobedience. (There was also that one time Moon Knight possessed the powers of Iron Fist , Doctor Strange , Ghost Rider , Mjolnir , and the Phoenix Force during the AVENGERS: AGE OF KHONSHU event, but he doesn’t get to keep any of these either.) A tough loss, but that doesn’t stop him in the slightest.
Moon Knight still has his weapons, like his iconic crescent darts and truncheon, his Angel Wing, and a ridiculously high pain tolerance. He shows no mercy against his adversaries, and unlike most heroes, will end their night… permanently. You might be wondering: “Why does he wear white if he fights at night?” Moon Knight put it best in MOON KNIGHT (2006) #1 : “I wear it so they’ll see me coming.”
First introduced in MOON KNIGHT (2014) #1 , Mr. Knight is a more refined and debonair version of Moon Knight. He maintains his mask, but wears an all-white suit, tie, shoes and gloves, plus has a sweet stretch limousine. This identity is mainly utilized for investigating crimes, consulting with law enforcement, and meeting with civilians in need. He’s more subtle, handling situations without throwing punches (mostly). It was also through this identity that the Midnight Mission, a place that is open to anyone traveling through Manhattan at night, was established in MOON KNIGHT (2021) #1 . Mr. Knight may be the most recent identity, but he is a consummate professional.
Mr. Knight represents Marc Spector’s innermost desire to protect people. Even without Khonshu (who’s currently locked in a dungeon in Asgard for the havoc he wreaked during “The Age of Khonshu”), Mr. Knight is continuing that mission just fine.
Perhaps one of Marc’s first identities, Steven Grant appeared during his childhood , an early manifestation of Marc’s DID. As an adult, Steven acted as the financier to Marc’s crimefighting—gadgets, vehicles—you know, the fun stuff. The profits made from Marc’s mercenary life was invested and earned Steven a great fortune. Like, multi-millionaire status. (Check out that mansion and massive pool in 1980’s MOON KNIGHT #2 !) He also tried his hand at executive producing a Moon Knight TV show in MOON KNIGHT (2011) , and got back into show business in MOON KNIGHT (2016) #6 (or so it appeared). Steven isn’t just a wealthy philanthropist; he uses his high social status to gain intel on occurring crimes. A handsome face and smart! No wonder Marlene has a special relationship with this personality.
This identity also appeared in Marc’s early life and was a cause of great concern to his father, who sent him to Putnam Psychiatric Hospital for help with his disorder at the end of MOON KNIGHT (2016) #10 . In adulthood, Jake developed into a hard-edged, working-class man, a complete 180 from the sophisticated Steven Grant. He collects information on the goings-on in Manhattan from his job as a taxi driver, sustained through a network of informants. This network includes Bertrand Crawley , an eccentric homeless man who once sold textbooks, Gena Landers , a diner owner, and her two sons, Ray and Ricky . Jake is an unforgiving man on a mission, which can be gleamed from panels in MOON KNIGHT (1980) #2 and during the “Incarnations” arc in MOON KNIGHT (2016) #6-9 .
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Is Marvel's Recent Halloween Montage Video Hinting At GHOST RIDER's MCU Debut?
We didn't pick up on this on a first watch, but Marvel Studios' recent horror-themed Halloween montage video features one intriguing shot that some fans believe could be a Ghost Rider tease...
Marvel Studios recently released a montage video featuring some of the more hair-raising moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to mark this weekend's Halloween celebrations, and one quick shot right at the end has some fans convinced that the studio is teasing the MCU debut of a certain Spirit of Vengeance.
The video features clips from the likes of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Moon Knight, Werewolf By Night, Loki season 2 (Miss Minutes' going all giant "Ghost Clock" and chasing people through the streets) Thor: The Dark World , and Ant-Man (it'll make sense when you watch), and concludes with "treat yourself to a happy Halloween" voiceover and a brief glimpse of a chain flying past the lettering.
While Ghost Rider isn't the only Marvel Comics character to utilize chains as part of his arsenal, he is arguably the most well-known, and the flame-headed, supernatural hero would certainly fit in with the horror theme here.
Granted, this might be a bit of a stretch, but we can't think of anything else the chain could possibly signify. Maybe it's a complete coincidence, and they just added it in because... chains are scary?
bro, that chain pic.twitter.com/tqw5NnVnLy — ✨THE_RAINVAR✨ (@rainvar_ttv) October 24, 2023
Rumors of an MCU Ghost Rider reboot have been doing the rounds for quite a while, and picked up steam following the release of last year's Werewolf By Night Special Presentation. A Midnight Sons project is said to be in the early stages of development (again, just a rumor), and with Marvel Studios beginning to explore the darker corners of the MCU, we can't see Kevin Feige and co. leaving Ghost Rider on the shelf for too much longer.
Several characters have held the Ghost Rider mantle in the comics over the years, including Johnny Blaze, Robbie Reyes, Danny Ketch, Alejandra Jones, Michael Badilino, and Kushala. Nicolas Cage played Blaze in two poorly-received movies, and more recently, Gabriel Luna portrayed Reyes in the now defunct Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series.
Luna was all set to reprise the role for a solo series, but the project was shelved after the Marvel Television banner was disbanded.
What do you make of this? Is Marvel hinting at Ghost Rider's imminent MCU debut, or are people reading way too much into an errant chain? Have another look at the video below, and be sure to let us know in the comments section.
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Marvel's Halloween trailer might be hiding a link to Ghost Rider
The Spirit of Vengeance rides again?
Marvel fans are convinced a new Halloween trailer is teasing a hellish MCU newcomer.
The trailer, which was posted by the Marvel Studios account on Twitter, reels off a series of spine-tingling and terrifying moments from MCU’s past. They include the Sam Raimi-directed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , the one-shot special Werewolf by Night , and even a ghostly Miss Minutes terrorizing the World’s Fair in Chicago during the most recent episode of Loki season 2 .
bro, that chain pic.twitter.com/tqw5NnVnLy October 24, 2023
So far, so spooky. Wait until the end, however, and you’ll see an errant chain fling its way across the screen. This is likely no coincidence, either: the most notable Marvel character with a chain is Ghost Rider – and fans think this means he’s coming soon to the MCU.
"Not to be a geek but WAS THAT GHOST RIDER’S CHAIN AT THE END?!?!?!?" one calmly mentioned . Another said , "That chain in the end??? Ghost Rider for a special presentation."
As of yet, Ghost Rider – a mantle held by multiple people who are possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance or to do the bidding of demonic forces – hasn’t been introduced to the MCU. The chain, though, indicates that the likes of Johnny Blaze or Robbie Reyes could put the pedal to the metal very soon.
Ghost Rider himself has a curious on-screen history. The Johnny Blaze iteration of the character was first portrayed by Nicolas Cage in two films and later in Agents of SHIELD by Tom McComas. The latest version of the character, Robbie Reyes, was played by Gabriel Luna in the ABC series.
Maybe Ghost Rider will be revving his way to a cinema near you very soon. For more, check out our complete guide to Marvel Phase 5 , as well as how to watch the Marvel movies in order .
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