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Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)

The Religious Affiliation of
Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama

Religion: Buddhist (founder) CBR Scale: D

Name: Buddha

Alter Ego: Siddhartha Gautama

Other Names: The Enlightened One; Sakyamuni; Tathagata; Svetaketu

Classification: clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader   real/historical person real/historical person  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: The Gandharan Buddhist Texts (25 A.D.)

Number of Appearances: 29

   Comic Book Appearances: 11

   TV, Film Appearances: 18

Birth Place: Lumbini, Nepal

Gender: male

Notable Moments: Features historical cameos by Moses, Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, and Buddha, who were briefly considered to get their own Showcase tryout.; Justice League Companion, page 194 about JLA #40: Five men of moral fortitude are celebrated: Moses, Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, and Buddha.


This character is in the following 8 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Batman and the Outsiders Special #1 (Mar. 2009) (statue)
Catwoman (vol. 3) #80 (Aug. 2008): "Final Jeopardy, Part 1" (statue)
Daredevil (vol. 1) #500 (Oct. 2009): "Return of the King: Conclusion" (statue)
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1940): "The Case of the Laughing Death!" (statue)
The Gandharan Buddhist Texts (25 A.D.) (lead character)
The Mighty Avengers (vol. 1) #29 (Nov. 2009): "The Unspoken: Part 3" (mentioned)
Scatterbrain #4 (Sep. 1998): "The Spinning Buddah, Part 4" (statue)
Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #14 (Feb. 1974): "Lo, the Monster Strikes!" (statue)


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0054303/
  - http://www.comicvine.com/buddha/29-24509/
  - http://www.comicbookdb.com/character.php?ID=39027
  - http://www.jlasatellite.com/2007/12/justice-league-of-america-40-nov-1965.html
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/19630/