Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Spectre Dc Comics Character is one of the more controversial of the DC Universe characters. The character has become the target of several complaints by both fans and non-fans alike. Many fans have criticized the character for being nothing more than a glorified villain. While that may be true, the character actually has his own series, titled The Spectre. In this article, we'll take a look at the background of the character and look at some of the controversy surrounding the character.
The term " Spectre" is anagram for "venomous dragon". The most well known of all known depictions of the character are the numerous New York World covers which feature a glowing red, skeletal figure riding a white horse. The most recognized version of the character was revealed in a deleted scene from the final issue of the Batman: Gotham City Annual. In that scene, the Ghost Rider confronted the Joker and expressed his desire to have his vengeance on the Joker. A new look for the character was introduced with the "Skeleton" costume worn by the Ghost Rider in the various Dark Knight appearances.
In general, most of the controversy regarding the character revolves around his connection to the Hellstorm Team, as well as the possibility that he was either created or recreated from another character or story. Some theorize that the original version of the character was a younger, less developed John Constantine, a young man who somehow became possessed by the devil himself. Some also suggest that the most appropriate age version of the Spectre is an android human like being, perhaps James Gordon. Even if this is the most accurate origin for the character, DC has made a number of attempts to connect the character to other members of their cast.
Regardless of whether you believe the age version of the Ghost Rider is the correct creation or not, there is no denying that he has had a wide range of interesting supporting characters throughout his comic book career. One of the most interesting of these is Rachel Dawes, a.k.a. The Hooded Figure, a member of the anti-hero unit known as the Salvation Army, a member of the Justice League, and a member of the Batman's Rogues. Rachel is probably best recognized from her appearance in the first issues of both Batman and Robin, and in the critically acclaimed Green Lantern comic book.
Though there is no clear answer as to how Rachel got the name of the Specter, one can assume that she was perhaps related to one of the previous incarnations of the ghost. There are several fictional antiheroines that have the ability to take over the bodies of their enemies and force them to do their bidding. One such antihero is the Phantom, who possesses the ability to take over the bodies of his enemies. The Phantom is often compared to the Specter in that he has the ability to see ghosts, but the only difference is that he doesn't have the ability to give them any sort of information. Other notable characters include the Vulture, whom has the ability to fly, as well as the Shaper, whom has the ability to create illusions. There are also several unnamed female characters that possess some sort of supernatural capabilities including the Wisp, who has the ability to control weather, the Stranger, who possesses telepathic abilities, and the Witch, who can cast spells.
Some characteristics that the Spirit is known for is his ability to read people's thoughts, as well as being able to regenerate at a fast rate. In comparison, the Spectre's abilities are much slower, allowing him to regenerate at a normal rate, though he can only do so in an infinite fashion. When the Spirit was merged with the Eclipso, he was granted the ability to control the Lantern Corps of Lantern Space, which has enabled him to take on the persona of numerous Lanterns through the ages. When the Eclipso was broken, the Spectre was left with only a single ring, which he used to control all of the Lanterns on the planet Earth, but is now believed to be addicted to it.
The modern day incarnation of the Spirit of High Places is the Eclipso of the Green Lantern Corps, a member of the same organization as the Green Lantern himself. He is called The Spectre, and is one of many powerful Lanterns who answers to only one master, Sinestro. The Spectre has an uncanny ability to read minds, and uses this ability to gather important information about the Lanterns of other worlds, to use against them. His most destructive method of destroying objects is to place a psychic bolt of energy in their centers, which is capable of destroying not only the Green Lantern himself, but also any of the other Lanterns.
The mysterious and powerful Spectre has appeared again in the recent New DC Universe series, Green Lantern: Earths Dead. Although very little is revealed about his history, or his connection to the Earths, the fact that he appears in an adventure featuring the Green Lantern Corps is enough to lend at least some degree of intrigue. The character was last seen in an episode of Smallville, premiering in 2021. Since then, several different depictions of the modern day Spirit of High Places have come into existence, from animated series to live action movies and even a TV movie.