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Information-silkReal NameJohn or Johann
Information-silkCurrent AliasPrester John
Information-silkAliasesJohn Prester, The Wanderer
Information-silkRelativesMelchior, Balthazar, Gaspar (Magi/Wisemen, alleged ancestors);
Prester Omega (brother);[1]
Information-silkAffiliationNew Men; formerly Four Muses, Providence (head of security)
Information-silkBase Of Operationsformerly Wundagore Mountain, Providence
Status
Information-silkAlignmentNeutral
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkOccupationKing, warrior, priest
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHeight6' 1"
Information-silkWeight210 lbs (95 kg)
Information-silkEyesBlue
Information-silkHairRed
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesΩ on his palms
Origin
Information-silkOriginCrusader turned time traveler.
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of BirthUnnamed location in Asia
Information-silkCreatorsStan Lee, Jack Kirby
First AppearanceAppearance of Death
Fantastic Four #54Defenders Vol 4 #12
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HistoryEdit

Dane Whitman, in the body of Eobar Garrington, encountered a Crusader named Prester John battling Muslim warriors. The Black Knight helped John overcome his attackers and brought him to the Crusaders' camp. They then prevented an assassination attempt on Richard the Lionhearted.

After the Crusades, John traveled the world until he found the isle of Avalon. There he gained the Evil Eye. As a plague seemed to wipe out the citizens of Avalon, John prepared to sit upon the Seat of Survival, which would place him in suspended animation.

However Kang appeared, trying to get John to join him. As a result of their battle, John was sent into the past. He attempted to manipulate events in the past, advising a Frankish king to battle Vikings. He was stopped by Thunderstrike (then acting as Thor), who was investigating a town Kang had reverted to medieval times. A bolt from Mjolnir somehow triggered the Eye to teleport John back to Avalon.

John sat on the chair. Under unknown circumstances he ended up in Africa while in suspended animation.

John and the Seat were later found in Africa by Human Torch and Wyatt Wingfoot while searching for a way to assist the Inhumans. Johnny Storm took the Eye forcibly, but dropped it before it exploded[2].

While wandering in the desert, John found a tribe of bedouins and took the Stone of Power. Using its power he collapsed an area, and again returned to suspended animation. He was later found and briefly battled the Thing and Iron Man[3].

When the Shaper of Worlds formed the medieval world Eurth using the imagination of a child and the history of Avalon, John acted as one of its 'Four Muses.'

Dormammu and Loki reformed the Evil Eye. The Defenders and Avengers were tricked into battling each other over the fate of Dane Whitman, who was once again in the body of his ancestor Eobard Garrington. Prester John was able to regain the Eye from Prince John and Mordred.

Prester John (Johann) (Earth-616)

Prester John

Most recently Prester John returned to modern times. He became involved with Cable and Deadpool due to Cable's attempt to control the world and Deadpool being falsely accused of murdering a Muslim cleric. He took residence on Providence. He seemed to have altered or added the Eye to his 'Stellar Rod'.

Defenders

He lured Nul to the Concordance Engine under Wundagore, the one guarded by John's brother Prester Omega.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Power Grid [4]
Intelligence
 3
Strength
 3
Speed
 3
Durability
 3
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills

Abilities

Gifted intelligence, skilled swordsman, highly athletic; trained as a priest and warrior.

Strength level

Class 75 with the Stone of Power

ParaphernaliaEdit

Equipment

Armor, Stone of Power, Chair of Survival

Transportation

traveled using the Eye.

Weapons

Evil Eye, currently placed on or altered into the Stellar Rod.

NotesEdit

  • Loosely based on a folkloric Nestorian king named Prester John who supposedly aided King Richard the Lionhearted during the Crusades.

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