Religion: Meher Baba devotee (temporary)
Name: Mr. Watson
Other Names: Thomas A. Watson; Thomas Augustus Watson
Classification: supporting character scientist real/historical person
Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: DC Special Series #1 (Sep. 1977): "The Telephone Tangle"
Creators: Paul Kupperberg, Steve Stiles, Bob McLeod
Number of Appearances: 2
Comic Book Appearances: 1
TV, Film Appearances: 1
Birth Place: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Note: assistant to Alexander Graham Bell
Although it may seem peculiar to many modern Westerners, Mr. Watson was actually a serious devotee of Meher Baba, at least temporarily.
Does this make Mr. Watson a Zoroastrian? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Generally speaking, Zoroastrianism is rather closed off to conversion, and by most ways of understanding, Mr. Watson would not be regarded as a Zoroastrian. But the fact is that his spiritual guru was Meher Baba, who was born and raised as a Zoroastrian.
Whether the teachings of Meher Baba are properly classified as a subset or offshoot of Zoroastrianism, or whether they comprise something else entirely, is a matter of debate. But there is no question that even in his most radical stage, Meher Baba was strongly influenced by his Zoroastrian background.
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