this is kind of off topic but i cant think of any marvel characters that are catholic at the moment.so i want to know if hellboy is catholic. he usually carries around a crucifix with him but i highly constitute that as being of the catholic faith(seeing how he carries items from other religions). just curious, hope someone can answer that for me.
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Well my guess on that Gabe (and I'll be honest I haven't read that much Hellboy) is that he carries those relgious items for the same reason that a vampire hunter would; the those items of faith are a kind of weakness to some of the creatures he fights. Of course I could be wrong, and probally am, so if someone wants to give a better/the right anwser, go right on ahead.
Yeah, the religious icons that the BPRD guys carry are more general purpose tools (think of them as faith grenades) than they are statements of any kind of belief. I also think that Hellboy might carry around a couple to remind himself what he's *not* (hard to imagine a true prince of hell toting around that much holy water). When they're working in areas where the Christian paradigm doesn't dominate, they change tactics to fit the mission (a cross won't do jack to an Asian vampire, for example).
Marvel did a comic book on the life of Pope John Paul II and St. Francis of Assisi back in the '80s. Don't get any more Catholic than them. Whether they were 616 or not is left up to the individual reader, I suppose (personally, I find the idea of Ultimate Pope to be pretty sweet - try to imagine what his outfit would look like)...
yeah, Brock was ambushed by the symbiote in church (he was praying because he was contemplating suicide). The first time he attacked Spidey he assumed the form of a priest and tied him up in a bell tower as well. Doubt the symbiote is Catholic though.
William Stryker probably was something like Southern Baptist, but he was Christian.
Which characters are Jewish? Shadowcat's the only one I remember.
Just thought of another Catholic- Black Widow! In Marvel Knights (I think it was issue #1) she was at confession, which is how she bumped into Dagger. She did admit that it was a very long time since her last confession though.
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*Dr. Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross) has really had his Catholicism played up over the last year. Interestingly in the latest storyline there are indications - based upon things in McNider's home - that the original Dr. Mid-Nite was Catholic as well.
*Huntress is, of course, Catholic. Once again, like Frank, I think it's because Italian-American automatically equates to Catholic. :P
*Wes Dodds (GA Sandman) admits that he was raised Catholic (father's side) but doesn't practice anymore (this was in his Vertigo series).
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