Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blackest Night Fun: When Nekron Was Alive

Now that Blackest Night is over, we now know that death's embodiment is well, dead-ish. Or at least, kind of conveniently negated through White Lanterns with their White Power Batteries. Can you say "Awkward?" 

Anyway, while this mega-event is complete and a new mega-event has taken its place, we never really did get to know who Nekron was. Apparently he is death. But other incarnations of death in the DC Universe once were "alive." For example, The Black Racer was a comatose Vietnam Vet who embodied the New God, wore pink and purple, and delivered souls from a pair of alpine skis. 

I will be the first to admit that my assumption that Nekron was actually Karate Kid's fetid corpse re-animated turned evil. The butterfly collar was such a dead (hahaha) give away at first,. But recent research has lead me to new guesses as to who Nekron might have been while he was alive.

So who is Nekron?

My first suspect as to Nekron's true identity is, Billy Corgan, front man for the Smashing Pumpkins.

When The Smashing Pumpkins first came onto the scene, and Mr. Corgan had hair, this would not have been my first guess. His nasally voice lulled us into a sense of complacency, but then the band kept shrinking, he shaved his head, and he began wearing more and more eye-liner. Soon the large, vinyl gowns, cloaks, and other odd costumes dominated his attire. 

For a long time I assume that Billy and  Darth Vader were one in the same. But given my dislike of Star Wars, I had to remove that image from my mind. But the parallels are pretty clear. 

Dark cloaks, bald heads, and pale skin. No matter what, it makes you look like an force of evil, a force of death, or a force of musical self-destruction.

Now my theory is a bit off given that Mr. Corgan is still alive. But he is constantly trying to resurrect his dead career and his dead band. Fortunately the forces of good defeat these vain attempts every time. 

So think about it. Nekron and Billy Corgan: Are they one in the same? 

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