The Religious Affiliation of
Forever Man
Gideon Smith II

Religion: cursed (reincarnated repeatedly in accordance with prophecy) CBR Scale: D

Name: Forever Man

Alter Ego: Gideon Smith II

Other Names: Gideon Smith I; Patrick J. O'Reilly; Franklin X. Pomeranze; Roger Perry-van Dumann; Clark Johnson

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Tomb of Dracula (vol. 1) #57 (June 1977): "The Forever Man!"

Creators: Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, Tom Palmer Sr.

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Gender: male

The Forever Man was reincarnated repeatedly through many, many lives. A prophecy said that he could continue this cycle endlessly and could only die permanently when he met a dead man. In each new life, the Forever Man was identifiable by a crescent-shaped mark on his right cheek. The prophecy was finally fulfilled when the Forever Man met Dracula, an undead (i.e., already dead) vampire. Then the Forever Man lapsed into a permanent coma.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
The Tomb of Dracula (vol. 1) #57 (June 1977): "The Forever Man!" (lead character)

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