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- John Constantine
- Mainstream Universe, 2011-present
- Powers and Abilities
Mainstream Universe, 2011-present
Mary Ann Quinn ( mother, deceased ) [ 1 ],
Cheryl Constantine ( sister, deceased ),
Unnamed gemini buddy ( stillborn ),
( daughter )
( son ) [ 2 ] Thomas Constantine (father, deceased),Mary Ann Quinn (mother, deceased)Cheryl Constantine (sister, deceased),Unnamed twin brother (stillborn), Tefé Holland (daughter) Noah Ikumelo (son)
Justice League Reserves,
Justice League Dark ·
Trenchcoat Brigade, Mucous Membrane,
Formerly Cult of the Cold Flame
Base Of Operations
House of Mystery
Magician · Occult Detective
Reading: John Constantine (Prime Earth)
Alan Moore · Steve Bissette
|Justice League Dark #1
- Ordinary people, they operate within a certain set of parameters, right? Rules. Limits. Then there’s blokes like me, yeah? We cheat.
- — John Constantine src
John Constantine is an occult detective from Liverpool, England. His crimson and anti-social attitude makes him a formidable anti-hero, and he ‘s known for doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
early on life
John Constantine was born in Liverpool, England. During his childhood experiments with charming, he attempted a while teach to him that would make him a knock-down sorcerer. however, he was not told that the spell required a sacrifice ; while performing it, his kin home get fire and resulted in the death of his mother and forefather. [ 3 ] In his young adulthood, Constantine was a wild, eloquent hood with no estimate what he was destined to become. Though he had a bent for being a conman, Constantine had continued show interest in anything of the occult, but did not take it past a avocation [ 4 ] until he began a relationship with police policeman named Margaret Ames. The two bonded by going on amateur charming adventures together until Constantine decided she deserved a normal life and left her without explanation. [ 5 ] former, Constantine and his first sleep together Veronica Delacroix formed a mystical-themed punk rock band named “ Mucous Membrane “ with their acquaintance Gaz Lester. The three lived the rock asterisk life style and began getting more serious with the magic they practiced together until a spell went terribly incorrect, causing Delacroix to lento lose her joining to the deadly world. Constantine was ineffective to stop it and the ring, in twist, fell apart ; as a leave of this incident, Constantine became determined to focus on his skills as a sorcerer. [ 6 ]
After his stint as a rock ace, learned everything he could of the occult and charming in Europe before traveling to New York City to learn under one of the greatest mages in the populace – Nick Necro, who had himself studied under the great Giovanni Zatara and Baron Winters. Nick ‘s girlfriend at the time was Zatara ‘s daughter Zatanna, who was herself a knock-down sorcerer. When John first base laid eyes on her, he fell in love, besides. The three of them studied together, battling occult threats like the Cult of the Cold Flame. Nick, however, soon became obsessed with the search for the fabled Books of Magic and, in his compulsion, betrayed his friends and allied himself with the Cold Flame. [ 7 ] John and Zatanna dated for a time subsequently until they were finally driven apart when John caused her father to die during a spell gone wrong. [ 8 ] Before their separation, Zatanna casted a enchantment on John, commanding him to be a better person. [ 9 ]
At some period, John returned to England and fell in sexual love with a young woman named Maureen, but her engagement with John finally lead to her committing suicide, something John would always blame himself for. [ 10 ] John besides had a fooling relationship with the monster Blythe, but the two never got more serious than the casual fuck. [ 11 ] Eventually, John ran into the traveling hippie convoy that a unseasoned psychic Mercury and her mother Marj belonged to. John and Marj became lovers for a while before John caused the convoy to break up and left. [ 12 ] constantine furthered his charming studies in the city of Newcastle until he and the Newcastle Crew attempted to save a young child, Astra Logue, from the monster Nergal, alone to fail the enchantment and send Astra right into Nergal ‘s clutches. This event was one of Constantine ‘s greatest failures, [ 13 ] and he checked himself into Ravenscar Asylum to recover from the know, but was mistreated by the staff while there. [ 12 ] Finding himself cursed from ever returning to London again by a devil he had crossed, Constantine rather returned to one of the places he had beginning learned magic – New York City. [ 14 ]
At one point in clock, Constantine encountered the power of the other Place, a Dark Multiverse kingdom that is the beginning of all dark magic, when a nibble of the darkness broke release and closely burned Heaven to the ground. Three lives were destroyed by John ‘s charming, just trying to commune with the darkness, in an attack to understand it. [ 15 ]
Justice League Dark
Main article: Justice League Dark: In the Dark Alerted by a charming shift in reality, John and a group of early magicians united to fight the Enchantress, who was causing havoc in the world in search of her lost host, June Moone. [ 16 ] After the group had successfully fused Enchantress and June once again, the magicians went their separate ways, having grown annoyed with their conflicting personalities. [ 17 ] former, however, after they all once again know visions of an apocalypse, the magicians once again assemble and declared themselves an official ( albeit unnamed ) team under Constantine ‘s leadership. The visions came true in the form of Cain ‘s vampire invasion, and the magicians, together, were the entirely ones capable of stopping vampires from taking over the world. Constantine and Deadman went to Purgatory to retrieve the recently killed vampire-hero Andrew Bennett and, after Bennett ‘s return, successfully killed Cain and saved the world. Afterward, the team would late be codenamed – “Justice League Dark” – by Steve Trevor .
Main article: Trinity War About one year after he had first arrived in New York, [ 18 ] Constantine was alerted to the fact that a charming artifact – Croyden ‘s Compass – was being targeted by the evil charming arrangement he had fought in the past – the Cult of the Cold Flame. [ 19 ] After going on a world tour for its pieces and fighting a few high ranking members of the Cult, Constantine successfully destroyed the scope and returned to New York. [ 20 ] Upon his return key to America, Constantine walked into a conflict when the mysterious Pandora attempted to contact heroes and villains she thought might be able to open her box. Constantine had his own plans though and, knowing that if the bomber Shazam were to touch Pandora ‘s Box, it would disrupt all the magic trick in the population, temporarily steal Shazam ‘s powers away from him. With the powers of Shazam at his fingertips, Constantine was ambushed and defeated a penis of the Cult of the Cold Flame before having to return his powers back to Billy. [ 21 ] mortally wounded from struggle, Constantine was begrudgingly saved by Papa Midnite, who saw John as a lesser of two evils when compared to the impending threat of the Cold Flame. [ 22 ] The Cult continued their rape against Constantine while he attempted to juggle the war over Pandora ‘s Box. Stealing all of Constantine ‘s charming artifacts from his basis in New York, the three leaders of the Cold Flame transferred all of the items ‘ charming value to themselves. Mister E, one of the leaders, then attempted to ultimately kill Constantine, believing him to be at his weakest but was alternatively vanquished by Constantine, E ‘s powers then transferring to the final two remaining leaders. With the invitation to take E ‘s spot as leader of the Cold Flame, Constantine agreed, secretly planning to take the cult down from the wrong-side-out. Constantine then returned to handle the war over Pandora ‘s Box, gaining possession of the box in the chaos and watch as its true purpose was unleash – summoning a doorway for the Crime Syndicate from Earth 3.
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With the Crime Syndicate ‘s takeover and the apparent destruction of the Justice League, villains roamed complimentary across the Earth and a new threat, the charming shape of evil named Blight, was formed. Constantine was among the few heroes that had escaped the Syndicate ‘s distinguished entrance and began assembling a team of other magic trick users to fight Blight in New York City and relocate his lost sexual love Zatanna. together, the team then managed to contain Blight themselves and set their sights on rescuing the heroes that were being kidnapped and stored in Nanda Parbat by the Crime Syndicate. Reaching the build ‘s core, Constantine became locked in an intense battle with one of his former mentors and greatest enemies Nick Necro, working with Secret Society. Constantine successfully killed Necro and worked the absolve the captive heroes. With the world saved from the Crime Syndicate, Constantine returned to the House of Mystery entirely to realize the House had chosen a new joining during his gamble – Zatanna. Constantine bitterly gave up command of the newly reformed Justice League Dark to the woman he had worked sol hard to rescue, choosing to go back to working alone so far again. [ 23 ]
World ‘s end
Main article: Earth 2: World’s End
With the earth ultimately safe for heroes again, John set his sights spinal column on taking down the fad of the Cold Flame. Having become a full-fledged drawing card within the fad when he took down Mister E, Constantine began to secretly ally himself with early independent magicians who might be threatened by the Cold Flame. [ 24 ] however, a failure in Papa Midnite ‘s spell caused the integral plan to collapse, and John was transported cross-dimensions to Earth 2 as it crumbled during Darkseid ‘s attack. [ 25 ] Finding his earth 2 counterpart, a interpretation of himself who lived a happy animation with his friends without the curses of magic trick, Constantine connected with the counterparts of family members he had lost before designing a go he thought could transport himself and vitamin a many Earth 2 residents as potential back to his universe before Darkseid finally destroyed the planet. The spell was destructive, causing Constantine to watch as some of his friends and class ‘s counterparts died in presence of him again along the means, but, however, he made it back with some of the survivors and resettled spinal column into his life in New York City. [ 26 ]
The Fight for New York
Main article: Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol 1 Having gotten comfortable with his biography in New York, Constantine was contacted by the ghostwriter of his previous supporter Gary Lester, who asked for his avail to fight a monster that was killing roaming souls. [ 11 ] After failing to trap the freak and getting Gary ‘s ghost killed, [ 4 ] Constantine traveled to Manchester to request the aid of his and Gary ‘s former friend Georgiana Snow, nowadays a skilled paranormal detective. [ 27 ] The two tracked down the monster to discover they were actually fighting the intent of their old acquaintance Veronica Delacroix, and, in usual Constantine fashion, the conman tricked Georgiana into killing Veronica ‘s ghost for him so he would n’t have to live with the guilt. no longer on speaking terms with Georgiana, Constantine returned to New York. [ 28 ] Taking jobs as a freelance exorcist to pay the rent, John lived a relatively normal animation for a while, and began dating a man he had met in the city named Oliver. however, this abbreviated period of steady was soon interrupted when Oliver ‘s life was endangered by Papa Midnite, who forced Constantine to help him get his club binding from the devil Neron. [ 29 ] Having uncovered Neron ‘s plot to take over New York and make himself rich in the underworld with all the soul he could reap, John called for the aid of some of his former Justice League Dark comrades to sully Neron ‘s plans and chase him out of New York. Constantine ‘s boyfriend Oliver, whose daughters had been used as leverage to keep Constantine out of Neron ‘s plans, had independently made a deal to save them from the demon and was dragged to Hell before Constantine ‘s eyes. Though John had managed to save all of New York City, he was alone so far again. [ 30 ]
Main article: DC Rebirth Finding it was fourth dimension to make a change from New York, Constantine returned home to London even though he was still cursed to never return. Confronting the devil who cursed him, Constantine managed to reverse the spell and begin his fresh adventure in his home country. [ 1 ] Constantine was not in London long earlier being contacted by Swamp Thing, looking to collect on a prefer : Abby Arcane had gone missing from the Rot, and Swamp Thing wanted Constantine to find her. Constantine, reconnecting with an old “ friend ” of his name Mercury, soon discovered that Arcane ‘s disappearance was connected to an evil Djinn that lived in London named Marid, who plotted on changing homo history. Constantine and Mercury traveled to Paris to find more information on how to fight a Djinn but, by the prison term they got their hands on the information, they were confronted by Marid. In the fight, Mercury and Constantine were separated and, since John had no idea how to find Mercury again, returned to London. [ 31 ]
Main article: Doomsday Clock Vol 1 After Superman is framed and rendered comatose, Constantine joined the group of heroes heading towards Mars to confront their mysterious enemy. The heroes meet and engage Doctor Manhattan, but they are easily defeated. [ 32 ]
Powers and Abilities
- Deception: John Constantine is an excellent con artist and negotiator. These skills are often more useful than his magical ones. Constantine faces most of his challenges relying primarily on his cunning skills.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic)
- Indomitable Will: John possesses the willpower to resist being possessed by Deadman and was not corrupted by Pandora’s box.
- Investigation: John is a highly skilled occult detective.
- Multilingualism: John speaks some amount of French. Though he claims the only thing that stuck from his French classes was “il, elle, nous sommes”, this was probably a lie. He also knows a little of British Sign Language, which he learned when he had a relationship with a mute man.
- Occultism: John possesses extensive knowledge of magic and the supernatural. He even knows the true purpose of Pandora’s box, which no one else knows.
- Singing: Before Constantine became an experienced magician, he was the lead singer in the punk-grunge band Mucous Membrane.
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- Moonblade: The Moonblade appeared as one of John’s arsenal of magical weapons. The blade is said to shape with the different faces of the moon (Longsword when its full moon, dagger when its new), and just like the twin blade, it can kill anyone with one clean hit. John used it to kill Mister E. Those killed by the moonblade has their spirits stored in it, making them the perfect slaves for Constantine.
- Yellow Power Ring: (Formerly)
- Helmet of Fate (Formerly)
- Constantine is considered one of the most powerful magicians on Earth; formerly, he was considered the strongest “magic blood” designation, a classification of magic wielders who carried magic blood to be able to withstand a level of magic ordinary humans cannot handle.
- Constantine doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle and has never learned.
- Constantine hates the word “moist” and admitted he’ll jump through verbal hoops to avoid saying it.
- Constantine doesn’t like the band Coldplay. He considers their music to be “for bedwetters”.
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