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Hotspur (Zenith character, Grant Morrison) (2000 AD Comics)



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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile in Alternative 257
  • Height: 5’11’‘ Weight: 220 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Hotspur’s main abilities seem to be strength and durability, and extraordinarily strong willpower. He quotes scripture in combat, and is an inspiring character to believers. He fights clad in an armor and using a sword.


Hotspur originates from the parallel world called Alternative 257. He might be patterned after evangelical hero Hotshot. Hotspur is one of the main characters that faces the multi-dimensional threat of the Lloigor (in the Zenith series, Phase III; find all the details in the Zenith writeup).

He seems to have been a great and revered hero on his world, and would probably have worked with some of the members of Black Flag, as well as Mr. Lion and Mr. Unicorn.

Hotspur was a victim of Lloigor possession, during which he killed Black Flag member Smiley Sun. However Hotspur became the first person to cast out a Lloigor using faith and mutilation – he burned a cross across his chest.

Hotspur leads his army

Hotspur leads the hero expedition to Alternative 257, along Evangelic fighters, but is sucked into the Lloigor home dimension, where he is tormented and left completely paralyzed having suffered massive trauma to his nervous system, but manages to discover Maxi-Man’s, the leader of the heroic effort, treachery.

He is left back on Earth by the Lloigor, and dies shortly after, but not before passing this information on to fellow hero Big Ben by blinking his right eye in Morse code. Thus, he was key in providing the collected heroes with the necessary information to stop the true architect behind the Lloigor threats.


Hotspur is a rather athletic male with black hair and wearing an armor and a sword.


Hotspur is dedicated to doing the Lord’s work of liberating the world of sinners, and so he fights crime fearlessly and relentlessly. It’s very likely that he lives according to Christian ethic and moral views.

He is famous for his guts and strength of will, and more than a few have called him zealous. He appeared to be a natural leader for the heroic effort against the Lloigor threat. The quotes, provided above, will reveal him to perhaps be a bit too fanatic in his pursuit of sinners. Nothing, and then nothing, could dampen his enthusiasm.

While ideologically patterned after famous Evangelical hero Hotspur his physical appearance, as to the armor and the sword, are exactly the same as those that Adolf Hitler was wearing in a famous painting.

This is either a coincidental parallelism arisen across parallel dimensions or a conscious choice made by Hotspur to mark that he is fighting the Lloigor who in their turn were the origin of both the Cult of the Black Sun and Nazi mysticism and Thule imagery.


“Maximan has already told you how my body was occupied by a Lloigor spirit and how I triumphed over the weakness of flesh. I am told that no-one has ever thrown off a Lloigor possession. Well, perhaps that was true in the past, but this time these Lloigor were not dealing with undisciplined radicals and nancy-boys ! This time they were dealing with a soldier in the army of God ! I set a molten cross to my corrupted body and by pain and the wrath of the Almighty, did I expel the unclean spirit ! I am living proof that the Lloigor can be subdued ! That we can cleanse my tortured world ! And cast the Lloigor forever back into the fiery gulf of Gehenna !” (starts to sing) “As he died to make men holy, let us make men free, while God is marching on! Hallelujah !”

“Onward for the Lord and for victory ! Our world shall be ours once more, free from sin ! Forward into battle, see ! His banners go ! Forward ! At the sign of triumph, Satan’s legions flee ! Hell’s foundation quiver ! The Lord is behind us ! Burn them out ! Burn out the devils ! Burn them ! Satan’s imps ! I’ll destroy you !”

“… I burned him out… burned them out, by God ! By almighty God ! Burned them out ! I burned out the devils !”


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Dex: 07 Str: 13 Bod: 09 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 16 Min: 10 Occupation: Evangelical hero
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 04
Init: 020 HP: 070

Iron Will: 05, Mind over Matter: 05

Artist (Singer): 03, Charisma: 06, Martial Artist: 07, Military Science: 03, Weaponry (Melee): 07

Expertise (Theology), Language (Latin, Morse code), Leadership, True Faith

Evangelic Church (High), Heroes of Alternative 257 (Low)

CIA (Doing the Lord’s work)


  • ARMOR [/BODY/ 11]
  • Sword [BODY 15, EV 04 (14 w/STR)]

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Zenith series by Grant Morrison

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