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Solomon Grundy from DC Comics


"In the late 19th century, a wealthy merchant named Cyrus Gold is murdered and his body disposed of in Slaughter Swamp, near Gotham City. Fifty years later, the corpse is reanimated as a huge shambling figure (composed partly of the swamp matter that has accumulated around the body over the decades) with almost no memory of its past life. Gold murders two escaped criminals who are hiding out in the marsh and steals their clothes. He shows up in a hobo camp and, when asked about his name, one of the few things he can recall is that he was "born on a Monday". One of the men at the camp mentions the nursery rhyme character Solomon Grundy (who was born on a Monday), and Gold adopts the moniker."

Sounds like a prommie to me!


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Grundy would be an interesting take on Promethean all right. I'd put him as one of those Lineage-free creations animated by an ambient source of Pyros. Only unlike most of the Created, Solomon is forever followed by/possessed by an almost infinite source of the Divine Fire, so that when he dies his corpse is ever re-animated. But as he is a different Promethean each time he resets, just like in the comics.

Nice idea Tome :)

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To Up the Ante a bit on this, both Swamp Thing (DC) and Man-Thing (Marvel) are also very Promethean even to the extent that their origins mention FIRE as part of their process.

Man-Thing even has a very strong reaction upon people in the Marvel Universe in that "all who know fear, BURN at Man-Thing's touch!"

DC's Black Orchid is another which is specifically mentioned as being a created plant being that only APPEARS human.

Eclipse Comics had "The Heap" I believe it was called which was very Man-Thing in appearance.

Doc Manhattan from Watchmen is an excellent candidate for a self created Promethean.

The Comedian notes that he is "a fruit loop" and laments "who knows where his heads at?" or similar.

The cancer scare might work so well because of his Promethean aura.

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