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Holy Man, The
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The Holy Man is a powerful opponent in every sense of the word. His strength is many times that of a normal man, allowing him to lift and hurl objects such as cars around as though they were toys. In addition to this strength comes great stamina, as he is able to shrug off the effects of strikes and blows that would fell a lesser man.

Holy Man can't exactly fly, but his strength is such that he can leap very, very large distances.

He's also immune to the very weapon that would seem most capable of defeating him: Sister Shannon's sword, capable of crippling an opponent by forcing them to confront the sins of their past, passes through him with no effect.

Finally, the Holy Man is an arsonist of extraordinary talents, building complex incindiary devices that can be detonated when hurled like a grenade, set with a timer, or exploded by remote.

While an impressive fighter, the Holy Man is not invulnerable by any means, and he can be beaten through a concentrated, coordinated attack. He works alone, which makes it possible to overwhelm him through greater numbers, though it generally takes greater than 2-to-1 odds before the battle tips out of his favor.

One of the strangest enemies Sister Shannon and indeed every other religious establishment has ever faced, The Holy Man claims to be an individual who was born without a soul.

Appearing when least expected, taunting his opponents mercilessly, and able to fight quite capably even when dressed in a suit and tie, the Holy Man stages assaults on churches, cathedrals, mosques, synagogues and temples, burning them to the ground because of his belief that since he was born without a soul, it proves there is no divine power at all, and thus all forms of religion are jokes that must be cleansed from the world.

The scariest part about the Holy Man is not that he's a capable (not to mention dirty) fighter, but that he truly believes what he says.

The Holy Man was first introduced in Warrior Nun Black & White, issue #3, by his creator, Barry Lyga.

First Appearance: Warrior Nun: Black & White (1997) #3

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Warrior Nun Areala (1997)
Warrior Nun Areala: Resurrection (1998)
Warrior Nun: Black & White (1997)

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