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Dr Thirteen used to hang out with the Phantom Stranger a lot, and they had kind of an uneasy alliance.

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Dr Thirteen, of course, is the most hardened skeptic in the multiverse. Even when he's chatting with P.S., who's got the most super-special-awesome magic power this side of God, he just kind of plugs his fingers in his ears and goes LALALALALALAA NOT MAGIC NOT MAGIC FAKETYMCFAKEFAKE WITH FAKESAUCE LALALALALA. The Stranger would try to go, "No, really! Seriously!" and whip up a cloud of magic to show off, but Thirteen wasn't having any of it.

But they weren't hostile towards one another, despite having radically different perceptions about things. They could chill together and play chess like friends.

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I find it hard to believe that the Stranger wasn't using his powers to cheat, though.

But even if he did, do you think Dr Thirteen would believe him?

Suggested tags: char: phantom stranger, char: dr thirteen

Date: 2010-01-18 11:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Heh, funny that you post this. I was just about to post some Madame Xanadu, in which the Phantom Stranger features prominently. ^^

Speaking of, apparently Mark Hammill and Kevin Conroy are meant to be playing the Spectre and the Phantom Stranger in an upcoming Batman: Brave and the Bold episode. Though I'm not a 100% certain of it, due to the Spectre being restricted in use in the past due to his affiliation with God (which technically allowed to be mentioned in children's programming in case they upset someone) and due to the whole "turning people into wood and sawing them in half" thing.

I think that John Constantine once said that Dr Thirteen radiated an antimagic field or something.

Date: 2010-01-18 11:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Something like that. Gaimans original "Books of Magic" miniseries mentions that true magic is only there if one chooses to believe in it.

Just as Tim Hunter discovered magic because he made the choice to be open to it, so Dr Thirteen made the choice to never accept magic, and so, by the laws of magic, he would never confront it for real, some mundane explanation would ALWAYS present itself, whereas for someone who believed in magic, there was always the chance that magic DID exist.

Date: 2010-01-19 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
And if he and someone who believes arrive at the same time to confront the situation?

Date: 2010-01-19 12:49 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
leikomgwtfbbq puts forward a good theory, or perhaps it's just dependent upon whose story it is... :)

Date: 2010-01-19 01:05 am (UTC)
jkcarrier: me, at my old office (Default)
From: [personal profile] jkcarrier
I like how, when he's just chillin' at home, PS takes his jacket off...but still wears his hat, cape, and gloves.

Date: 2010-01-19 02:50 am (UTC)
ext_289436: wwizard (Default)
From: [identity profile] hurricane-jam.livejournal.com
And you just know that he didn't remove the cape to take off his jacket. That cape is his security blanket.

Date: 2010-01-19 03:29 am (UTC)
ext_289436: wwizard (Default)
From: [identity profile] hurricane-jam.livejournal.com
Mine had heart and teddy bears, but it was cool because I could totally fly when wearing it.

Date: 2010-01-19 02:49 am (UTC)
autumn_lily: jason todd (Default)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
PS is the only individual who is able to pull off wearing a turtle neck sweater, gloves, fedora, and cape combination. On anybody else, this would look ridiculous (especially the giant bling he's sporting)


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