Apr 10 2009

An interesting twist on a stale character concept?

Many (if not most) magical superheroes have day jobs as stage magicians.  (Zatara, Mandrake the Magician, Mr. Mystic, etc).  It’s a stale and completely obvious choice for a day job.  So I decided to do a fresh concept for a magical superhero.  By night, he’s a genuine sorcerer.  By day, he works to disprove supernatural claims, like James Randi.  I think it would be fairly amusing for a sorcerer to resort to nonmagical parlor tricks to convince the masses that what they saw was not, in fact, a magical fireball.  (Umm… perhaps it was a steam pipe malfunction?)

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2 Responses to “An interesting twist on a stale character concept?”

  1. Tomon 10 Apr 2009 at 3:13 am

    It could also result in him having a relationship with his alter-ego similar to that of Peter Parker. Everyone knows Peter Parker is the unofficial photographer of Spider-Man, he could set himself up as *insert superhero name here*’s biggest skeptic. He could make himself famous for hating the superhero. No one would suspect him!

    Great idea!

  2. mrs marvelon 26 Jul 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Umm…. what about teen heros? what makes them so great even when half the time they arn’t humen?

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