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''' The Confessor''' can refer to two different heroes: 
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*[[The Confessor (Jeremiah Parrish)]], The original Confessor, prowled the streets of Astro Cities from the 1950s until his death in 1997.
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*[[The Confessor (Brian Kinney)]], started out as [[Altar Boy]], a partner to the original Confessor.
  
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'''The Confessor''' — a 19th century priest, Jeremiah Parrish, who fell into sin and was reborn under a curse. He became the Confessor to atone, spending decades as a little-seen, much-feared nighttime hero before sacrificing himself to save the city in 1997. His role has since been assumed by Brian Kinney, formerly the Confessor's sidekick Altar Boy.
  
The Shadowy vigilante known as the Confessor prowled the rooftops and dark corners of Astro City from the beginning of the 1950s until his death during the Enelsian Attack, in which he exposed Mayor Stevenson as a Enelsian plant after the Confessor himself had been exposed as a vampire. Circa 2001 the Confessor's former partner Altar Boy donned the costume, and assumed the role and mission of the Confessor.
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[[Category: Disambiguation pages]]
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    1 Vital Statistics
 
        1.1 As Jeremiah Parrish:
 
        1.2 as Brian Kinney:
 
    2 InfoDump
 
    3 Appearance List
 
    4 Timelines of Interest
 
 
 
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Vital Statistics
 
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As Jeremiah Parrish:
 
 
 
Status: Deceased in 1997 (2:8)
 
 
 
Real Name: Jeremiah Parrish
 
 
 
Debuted: 2:4
 
 
 
Earliest known appearance: Sometime in the 1950s as Jeremiah Parrish
 
 
 
Affiliation: none
 
 
 
Base of Operations: Astro City, usually near Grandenetti Cathedral. Tended to avoid Shadow Hill whenever possible.
 
 
 
Powers: The Vampiric powers of the Confessor granted him prenatural strength and speed, the ability to transform himself into mist, and a resistance to conventional weaponry. In addition, he appears to have been an exceptionally capable martial artist and athlete, as well as a highly accomplished sleuth.
 
 
 
He also had weaknesses. As a Vampire, the Confessor had an aversion to garlic, and a vulnerability to blessed weapons, holy water and sacred symbols. Despite the pain caused by sacred symbols, The Confessor wore a cross across his chest, a curious affectation that has never been repeated. It would also be logical to expect the Confessor required regular ingestion of fresh blood, although no records of any attack by him on humans have been recorded.
 
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as Brian Kinney:
 
 
 
Status: Active
 
 
 
Real Name: Brian Kinney (formerly Altar Boy)
 
 
 
Debuted: 2:9
 
 
 
Earliest known appearance: 2001 (This date is a calculated estimate based on commentary that Brian made when he went on his initial patrol as the Confessor).
 
 
 
Age: Born in 1982
 
 
 
Affiliation: none
 
 
 
Base of Operations: Astro City
 
 
 
Powers: Brian Kinney is trained in martial arts, posseses kean detective skills, and maintains a rigorous physical training schedule.
 
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InfoDump
 
 
 
The Shadowy vigilante known as the Confessor prowled the rooftops and dark corners of Astro City from the beginning of the 1950s until his death during the Enelsian Invasion. The length of his term of service is matched only by the Gentleman, as well as such mystic entities as the Hanged Man and the Old Soldier. Based out of an apparently ruined vestry in Grandenetti Cathedral and rarely leaving Astro City, the Caped Crimefighter carried out his crusade against the criminal fraternity of the City, all the while concealing his dark secret.
 
 
 
The length of his term of service to the city, supposed by some to be the result of more than one man assuming the role, was instead - and very publicly - revealed to be a result of Vampirism. From records held in his Vestry, it seems that the Confessor was - and if rumors among the criminal and law-enforcement communities are true - still is, one Jeremiah Parrish, who had first come to what was then Romeyn Falls as a young Priest. He had been brought to the city to oversee the importation of materials and manage negotiations and relations with the foremen and workers, many of who had been brought from South-Eastern Europe to help build Cardinal Grandenetti's magnificent monument. He was enthralled by an unknown female vampire, drained of his blood, and dumped into a waste pit. He rose again three days later, a vampire himself.
 
 
 
The last mention of Jeremiah Parrish is from an entry in the diary of Enzio Grandenetti himself; "The Creature that now inhabits poor Father Parrish's body has again eluded the godly efforts of those that hunt him. It seems we will now never be able to destroy him, and grant peace to his soul. We must seal him in his lair, away from those he would prey upon, as his thrice-accursed kind always do. I have set the masons to this task and hear them already about their godly work. May God bless their efforts, that we may have peace from this blasphemous creature."
 
 
 
The efforts of the priests and workers were unsuccessful, and Parrish lurked in the Cathedral for decades, his humanity dwindling until the emergence of the first public superheroes showed him the possibility of doing good work amongst humanity while keeping his secrets. He became a shadowy stalker, feared by the criminal fraternity, little seen and never photographed. This state of affairs persisted until the Enelsian Attack of Earth in 1997, where he sacrificed his existence to reveal the alien infiltrators. He died, staked through the heart, after killing the Enelsian spy who had disguised himself as the Mayor.
 
 
 
But also during 1997 he had taken on a sidekick, Altar Boy, whom the Confessor saw at Butler's defeat the villain Glue Gun, and decided to take him under his wing. Unlike the Confessor, this teenager named Brian Kinney possessed no powers. During that summer Altar Boy could be seen at nights patrolling rooftops with the Confessor. After the Confessor's death, Altar Boy was never seen again.
 
 
 
In 2001, The Confessor reappeared, with his former partner Altar Boy taking up the cape of the original. Many have speculated that this is a new Confessor, while some criminals have sworn that it is still the original Confessor.
 
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Appearance List
 
 
 
Confessor I:
 
2:4
 
 
 
2:5
 
 
 
2:6
 
 
 
2:7
 
 
 
2:8
 
 
 
2:9
 
 
 
LH:1
 
 
 
Confessor II:
 
2:9
 

Latest revision as of 16:14, 9 April 2016

The Confessor can refer to two different heroes:


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The Confessor — a 19th century priest, Jeremiah Parrish, who fell into sin and was reborn under a curse. He became the Confessor to atone, spending decades as a little-seen, much-feared nighttime hero before sacrificing himself to save the city in 1997. His role has since been assumed by Brian Kinney, formerly the Confessor's sidekick Altar Boy.