Deacon Blackfire
Deacon Blackfire
Personal Info:
Real Name: Joseph Blackfire
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: USA
First Appearance: Batman: The Cult Vol.1 1
Died: Batman: The Cult Vol.1 4
Resurrected: Blackest Night Batman 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Black Lantern Corps
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: All sentient life
Creators: Jim Starlin and Bernie Wrightson
Deacon Blackfire is an incredibly charismatic leader and has a cult to do his bidding.
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Deacon Joseph Blackfire is a religious leader who has been believed to have already lived a century long. He is a Native American shaman who was entombed alive for killing a tribal chief and committing heresy. Blackfire's body was found sometime later (days) by the Dutchmen.
Years afterward, Blackfire formed a group of followers. He amassed an army consisting of Gotham City's homeless and including a few people reported missing. Using the city sewers as their home and base of operations, in a bid to rid Gotham City of the pervasive criminal elements that were robbing the city of itís humanity.
Blackfire became increasingly powerful, but also his world view narrowed and Gotham City became virtually cut off. In a final confrontation with Batman his will was broken and his own cult turned on him, and he was killed in the melee. He was resurrected by a Black Lantern Power ring.