but what about the actual devil, father of Hellstorm and all that?
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personally i prefer the devil cause hes less filling
comic fans aren't happy unless there's something to bitch about
I buy comics for the characters not for the writer/artist
currently reading issue 340 of amazing spiderman cd-rom.
On topic, I have to ask, considering how evil he is, why does it matter if he's the devil or not? An evil demonic satanic figure is an evil demonic satanic figure. Really, this is like arguing whether or not the Punisher killed a guy with a shotgun or a rifle, the effect is pretty much the same.
A lot of people get sentience confused for sapience. Your hamster is sentient, you are sapient. Intelligence is sapience.
the "ian" on the end of the Faust means its similar but not the same. Basically any character that can fulfill the deal can play the part of the devil. That does not make them the devil.
For example. Replace Mephisto with the Beyonder. He can bend reality to be what he wishes it to be. He makes the deal with spider-man. In such case, the Beyonder plays the part of the devil in the faust-ian tale. It isnt Faust because its not the exact same story, its just similar in that it has a character in desperate need and a "devil" whom offers the way out.
Last edited by ShaggyB; 10-12-2009 at 08:46 AM.
It could work with the now very powerful Norman Osborn. A Faustian tale does not require a near-omnipotent character as antagonist, only a character that can do something the protagonist needs done but doesn't have the power to do, and an extremely evil character that can make that happen.
Obviously, it works better with an actual devil/demon/evil god than a politician.
But still, whether or not Mephisto is the actual devil or a pretender matters not even slightly. He's more evil than the biblical devil.
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
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