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Batman Villain Concept: RimeBatman Villain Concept-Rime
Name: Father Samuel Barrelman
Real Name: Lost to time
Occupation: Cult Leader/Serial Killer
Age: Hundreds of years
Powers: Ability to generate water and ice to attack his enemies. His preferred method of murder is to drown his victims while at the same time freezing them, covering them with a thin coating of ice (aka RIME). Also has some mind control ability, and is unafraid to use his followers as cannonfodder.
Many have heard of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge; but what few know is that it’s a true story. The young man in the poem was Samuel Taylor Coleridge himself, and the encounter not only inspired the poem, but later drove him to the drugs and drink that would eventually ruin his life. The Ancient Mariner was an early sailor of the Atlantic; some whisper he was a Viking, or a sailor on an early, and hushed up, voyage to the New World.
Happy Birthday, Nightwing!Happy 74th Birthday to the first (and possibly best) Robin: Dick Grayson!
Granted, in the comics he's in his early 20s, and Detective Comics #38 wasn't published until April, 1940.
But March 21st is his birthday, according to canon.
So, a salute to my favorite superhero
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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