- John Constantine
- Mainstream Universe, 1950s-2011
- Powers and Abilities
- Recommended read
Mainstream Universe, 1950s-2011
( daughter ) Johanna Constantine (ancestor, deceased) Tefé Holland (daughter)
Formerly Newcastle Crew
Base Of Operations
Paddington, London, England
Earth-One · New Earth
Alan Moore · Steve Bissette
|Swamp Thing Vol 2 #37
- My name’s John Constantine, and I think we could do each other a favor. Mind if I smoke?
Reading: John Constantine (New Earth)
- — John Constantine src
John Constantine is a brawny and crude occult detective from Liverpool, England. His violent and anti-social attitude makes him a formidable anti-hero, and he ‘s known for doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
John Constantine was an occult detective in England. He had heard tell of a coming dark entity, and he used many of his contacts to determine what that thing was and how it would appear. finally, he was led to the Louisiana swamp, where he met the Swamp Thing. He revealed that the Swamp Thing was, in fact, a implant elemental, and connected to all early plant life through a impel called The Green. however, he refused to reveal more until Swamp Thing agreed to meet him in Rosewood, Illinois. [ 1 ] After Swamp Thing had dealt with the threat of vampires there, Constantine appeared to him and gave him another placement. At each location, the Swamp Thing learned of an evil grow across the state, and then Constantine would give him another location, but not much information. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] meanwhile, Constantine began trying to prepare his companions for the coming menace of a crisis. When the Swamp Thing last completed Constantine ‘s concluding task, John showed him how the crisis was affecting the earth, and then took him aboard the Monitor ‘s satellite to explain the nature of the crisis. While there, he commented that for people like he and the Swamp Thing, another supernatural crisis would be on its way. An evil South american english fad called the Brujeria had raised an Invunche in order to facilitate sending a message that would raise a bang-up Darkness. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] finally, Swamp Thing and John Constantine met in Brazil at the reference of the river Tefé, where John explained that Swamp Thing ‘s destiny as a plant elementary has inheritance which extends back through something called the Parliament of Trees, to whom he then introduced the Swamp Thing. [ 8 ] ultimately, John, Swamp Thing, and the remainder of the Newcastle crew prepared to face the Brujeria in Argentina. In the ensuing struggle, the Brujeria managed to transform John ‘s ally Judith into the messenger they sought, and Swamp Thing allowed her to escape quite than allow John to be killed by the cultists. [ 9 ] With the Great Darkness ‘ coming inevitable, John and Swamp Thing split up to recruit a wedge who could help them fight the evil off. John gathered many occultists and magicians including Zatanna and her forefather John Zatara ; Mento ; Baron Winters ; Doctor Occult ; and Sargon the Sorcerer. [ 10 ] in concert, John ‘s team used Mento as a conduit to send their charming energies to aid the Swamp Thing ‘s own team in the Spirit World. unfortunately, the Great Darkness lashed out, and Sargon was burnt to end. They were forced to maintain their circle, holding his char hands, lest they lose contact. belated, the Great Darkness chose to attack young Zatanna, but her forefather redirected the charming on himself, and she was forced to watch her founder burn alive. angrily, she cursed Constantine for involving them. After swamp Thing managed to ease the threat of the Great Darkness, Mento watched as the Darkness clasped hands with the Presence, which drove him insane. With three casualties on his team, John Constantine declared the consequence a puff. [ 11 ] much later, John Constantine sensed that something was amiss in The Green, and realized that it was a reaction to the Swamp Thing ‘s attempts to avoid being the defender of the Green, and focus on his kinship with his wife. He went to Louisiana to chastise Swamp Thing for shirking his duty, which was not at all well-received. [ 12 ] Seeking alternative methods, John reconnected Jason Woodrue with the Green in order to discover that the tumult was caused because the Parliament of Trees had begun to create a successor for the Swamp Thing, thinking he had been dead, after disappearing from Earth in Gotham City. [ 13 ] Realizing that the Green requires a sacrifice to become the future elemental, so that the Swamp Thing can retire without causing calamity, Constantine orchestrated a series of events which led to a airplane crash, entirely to have Swamp Thing guide the intended host off to Heaven unwittingly. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] Angered by Swamp Thing ‘s failures, John washed his hands of the issue. [ 16 ]
The Search for Swamp Thing
Main article: Brightest Day On the Brightest Day, the Entity resurrected Alec Holland from death, which in call on lead to the return of the Swamp Thing. Constantine began to investigate when bribe polluting executives were found dead – obviously the revert Swamp Thing ‘s victims. [ 17 ] Determined to track down his erstwhile friend, John discovered that the Swamp Thing had gone harebrained, and intended to kill him a well. In his campaign to find swamp Thing, John unsuccessfully attempted to enlist his favorite super-hero, Batman ; the world ‘s greatest detective. [ 18 ] Superman took him to the Star City forest, where he was attacked once again. They realized there, that without Alec Holland ‘s awareness, the Swamp Thing had become a viciously savage expression of The Green, attempting to eradicate world. He was n’t merely trying to kill Constantine, he was trying to absorb him as a host. [ 19 ] constantine teamed up with Batman and Superman again to calm the Green at its steel center, while they stopped an try by LexCorp to control it. Alec Holland, interim, learned that to bail with Swamp Thing again he would have to die, and rather chose to live. [ 20 ]
Powers and Abilities
- Magic: Constantine is a magician but unlike most magicians, Constantine rarely uses magical spells, unless he really has to, especially in combat.
- Demon Summoning
- Spirit Ward Creation
- Illusion Casting
- Synchronicity Wave Traveling: An instinctual supernatural ability to be in the right place at exactly the right time. This has led John to uncanny luck, like winning incredible amounts of money from arcade machines and casinos, avoiding harm, and more times than not, meeting the right kind of ally to help prevent or stop an apocalyptic event from happening. This also lets him reshape the battlefield to his advantage.
- Mind Control
- 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. He is widely considered as the world’s greatest con-man.
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His trench-coat has some demonic powers.
- John’s favorite brand of cigarettes are Silk Cut.
- Pop artist Sting was the visual inspiration for John Constantine. Sting lived in the district of Newcastle, which the character is associated with.
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