Look on all that are proud, and confound them, and crush the wicked in their place.
"Hey, you've reached Isaac Cotta. If you're Assurance or Tobias, you can fuck off. If you're Cody, you should really page me over- never mind. If you're anyone else leave a message after the beep."
, Latin, invincible
, Latin, elevated
, Zulu, conqueror
A year ago, these were three prominent perspectives of heroism
, each representative of their concept of justice, of peace, of truth and the ideal human. They were names that inspired awe, admiration, and occasionally fear
, names belonging to the best-known examples of humanity's greatest achievements, placed before the rest to see. They were principles incarnate, principles held strongly enough that they clashed more than once in physical combat. They were exemplars, they were mighty, and yet they were men, just like everyone else.
And like any men, they fell
. Hebrew. Animal
That name carries more weight than its literal translation, of course. Anglicized it's become synonymous with a beast set on earth alongside men. Scholars theorize that it might be the elephant, or the hippopotamus, or even a sauropod dinosaur. A gentle giant, unstoppable, but nonlethal. To others, however, the name has become synonymous with a monster, a beast with incredible healing, draconic scales, and a cold face of bone, with claws and teeth that could each skewer a grown man. In this case, it's made synonymous with the apocalyptic Beast
by three digits: 666
The name, he'd been told said, helped with connections. It gave an impression, like any other superhero
; it reminded him of his roots, where he was from, why he was doing all of this, who had sent him; and it would leave him open to interpretation, more than a number or a title. It left him open to any interpretation - a chance that others seized willingly
Behold behemoth whom I made with thee,
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