John Constantine

John Constantine
Dex:   4    Str:   3  Body:    4
Int:  11    Will: 10  Mind:    8
Infl:  9    Aura: 12  Spirit:  8
Initiative: 24  Hero Points:  60

Hypnotism: 2

Artist (Musician): 5
Charisma: 10
Occultist: 12
Thief: 4

Advantages: Attractive; Connection: Swamp Thing (High); Gift of Gab; Iron Nerves; Luck; Magic Background; Omni-Connection; Scholar (Cults, Demonology)

Drawbacks: Guilt: Is haunted by the ghosts of his dead friends.

Alter Ego: Hellblazer
Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Occupation: Occult Troubleshooter
Wealth: Varies Wildly

Source: Magic Sourcebook, page 39; Background/Roster Book, page 28; Swamp Thign Sourcebook, page 21

Ed's Notes: How in the almighty fires of HELL do you look at this character, get to know his history and think, "You know who would make a kick-ass John Constantine?" KEANU FUCKING REEVES?!  Ugh.  All in all, Constantine was not the WORST Superhero Movie ever made (Fant4stic, Ghost Rider, Batman and Robin, STEEL? Yeah, I'm looking at YOU.) Yeah, it wasn't THAT bad, but it was far and away the worst DC adaptation, post Batman & Robin/Steel. And Tilda Swinton's Gabriel and Peter Stormare's Lucifer we arguably pretty good! But the narrative was directionless, and Keanu Reeves was particularly awful in the role. Horribly miscast, and mailing in one of his most cardboard preferences to date.  How can he be so good in the Matrix, Bill and Ted, and Speed, playing three very different characters, and be so irredeemably awful in Dracula, Walk in the Clouds and Constantine? I'd say he's just a shitty actor, but that's unfair, given that we've seen him do some really iconic work. Gah. Frustrating.

Hopefully, we'll see a re-boot of the character at some point in the new cinematic DCU.

The Magic Sourcebook added only the Hypnosis Power and the Magic Background Advantage to his entry in the BG/R Book and ST Sourcebook.

1 comment:

  1. Did't the magic sourcebook give him awareness to show that John knows EVENYTHING going on on the spooky side of the street?