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Encyclopedia > Pariah (comics)
Pariah
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Crisis on Infinite Earths, #1 (April 1985)
Created by Marv Wolfman (writer)
George Perez (artist)
Characteristics
Alter ego Kell Mossa
Abilities Brillant scientist; invulnerable to physical harm; seemingly immortal; immediately teleports to the focal point of any catastrophic event; flight; very kind-hearted.

Pariah is a fictional scientist published by DC Comics. He first appeared in Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (April 1985), and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... George Pérez (born June 9, 1954 in The Bronx, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American illustrator and writer of comic books. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... George Pérez (born June 9, 1954 in The Bronx, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American illustrator and writer of comic books. ...

Contents

Fictional character biography

In the 1985 12-issue comic book limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, Pariah was one of the greatest scientists from his version of Earth (retconned as to coming from an alternate dimension rather than a parallel universe). Kell's unorthodox experiments to view the creation of the universe resulted in the Anti-Monitor learning of the existence of Kell's Earth and destroying it with waves of anti-matter. Kell survived (unbeknownst to him, through the intervention of the Anti-Monitor's benevolent counterpart, the Monitor) and acquired the (involuntary) ability to travel from one alternate Earth to another, forced to witness untold millions perish, although he could control this ability on occasion. Taking the name "Pariah", he is forced to watch as each Earth is consumed. Pariah blames himself for the destruction of his own world, the release of the Anti-Monitor, and the subsequent destruction of universe after universe, until he finally learns he was essentially blameless. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... The Universe is defined as the summation of all particles and energy that exist and the space-time in which all events occur. ... The Anti-Monitor is a fictional comic book supervillain, the antagonist of the 1985 DC Comics miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... Antimatter is matter that is composed of the antiparticles of those that constitute normal matter. ... The Monitor was a character created by comic book writer Marv Wolfman and comics artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. ...


Because of the Monitor's alteration of his being, Pariah is drawn against his will to locations where extreme danger looms, commonly the Earth that was currently being destroyed by the anti-matter. Pariah was seemingly indestructible and immortal, but relatively powerless in terms of his physical capabilities (although he also appeared capable of flight), and he considers the powers he has a curse, since they doom him to witness horrors he can not stop, nor even offer him the solace of death.


Demise

The death of Pariah.

Pariah attempts to warn Lex Luthor that a dangerous predator is coming. However, this Luthor is in actuality Alexander Luthor of Earth-3 in disguise, posing as this universe's Lex Luthor in order to create a new incarnation of the Secret Society of Super Villains. Pariah is subsequently murdered, ironically, by Alexander Luthor. Image File history File links Pariahdeath. ... Image File history File links Pariahdeath. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ...


Infinite Crisis writer Geoff Johns explained that Pariah's immortality was only effective with the original Multiverse, hence how he was able to be killed, though he was shown to possess that power during the War of the Gods and other stories he appeared in after the Crisis.[citation needed] Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Geoff Johns (born 25 January 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American comic book writer, best known for his work for DC Comics. ... War of the Gods is a crossover and 4-part miniseries storyline published in 1991 by DC Comics. ...


Ressurection

Pariah was recently been ressurected by the Dark Angel.[1] Dark Angel is a DC Comics villain who battled Wonder Woman. ...


References

  1. ^ Supergirl (vol. 2) #19

External links

  • Alan Kistler's Guide to the Crisis on Infinite Earths



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