Is our favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter, actually the anti-Christ?
Alan Moore thinks he is. Well, at least as far as his long running League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series is concerned.
In the latest arc in the comic series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009, Moore doesn’t mention the names “Harry” or “Potter” but he does include a lot of Potter details surrounding the character portrayed as the anti-Christ.
A magical train hidden between platforms at King’s Cross station, leading to a magical school where there are flashbacks of psychotic adolescent rage and whimpering children pleading for their life, all strewn with molten corpses, does rather suggest a link to the Boy Who Lived. A hidden scar and a mentor named Riddle, though possessed as he is by the real villain, completes the picture.
This isn’t the first time Moore has used a thinly veiled version of a famous character in his works.
In The Black Dossier, the main antagonist was a sociopathic, cocktail-swilling British superspy called Jimmy, presumably to avoid lawsuits. The first volume of the three-part arc Century, called 1910, featured an extended appearance by Mack the Knife, a character from The Threepenny Opera.