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Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” (Mark 5:9, Holy Bible, NIV translation)

In the Gospel according to Mark Jesus encounters a man living among tombs and gravestones. The man wore torn clothes and broken chains. He was covered with bruises and scrapes and scratches. This man was such a danger to himself and others the townspeople chained him up, but he broke the chains. This man had cut and bashed himself, and was truly sick in his mind. When Jesus asked him his name the man said, “My name is Legion for we are many.” In the first century A.D. a Roman legion was composed of roughly 5000 men. The inference is this one man was possessed by 5000 demons for they are many.

This character is based on the Biblical figure of Legion. This character was once a warrior for the light wielding a hammer of faith like Noname. However, he became twisted and his faith took an ugly turn. Instead of fighting off the darkness he sought to harness the darkness. However, the darkness cannot be harnessed because of the darkness’ selfishness. The darkness does not share power or lend power without heavy and terrible costs. This is what happens when faith is used as a weapon to gain power; people are hurt, lives are destroyed and society is torn down.

By God’s Good Grace,
Richard

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