Friday, June 08, 2007

Something's Coming...

So next week in Countdown we have the appearance of a new character. We don't know much about her beyond the fact that she's got blue skin, purple hair, and is called Forerunner. Well, that and she's getting a backup feature in Countdown to Adventure.

It's very clear to me that this Forerunner is going to be a very important character in the DC Universe. So I knew I had to do some research. And since the only thing I know about her is that she's called Forerunner, that's where I had to start. I began by looking up "forerunner" in the dictionary:

fore·run·ner [fawr-ruhn-er, fohr-, fawr-ruhn-er, fohr-] –noun

1. predecessor; ancestor; forebear; precursor.
2. an omen, sign, or indication of something to follow; portent: The warm evenings were a forerunner of summer.
3. a person who goes or is sent in advance to announce the coming of someone or something that follows; envoy, herald.
4. the Forerunner, John the Baptist.

Hmm... Very interesting. One who "is sent in advance to announce the coming of something that follows." I wonder... Let's see what we get when we put "forerunner" into a thesaurus:

Main Entry: forerunner
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: messenger
Synonyms: advertiser, ancestor, announcer, author, envoy, forebear, forefather, foregoer, harbinger, herald, initiator, originator, pioneer, precursor, progenitor, prognostic, prototype

Wait a second! I see many interesting possible meanings here. Envoy, herald, precursor... But how about harbinger? Remember what happened last time a Harbinger showed up?

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At 9:52 PM, Blogger Scipio said...

Good catch, Jim.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

Thanks, Scipio! But my name's not Jim!

At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, as Chris Sims documents theres that forerunner guy from metamorpho. His boss could only be defeated by guitars that shoot lasers.


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