yeah i think so - "something apparently in the body of something else" - demon is in the body of johnny or danny.
we will need Monsieur Pince Nez / Prince Hal to step in again to give us a definite ruling.
Hmm. That word “something,” as opposed to “someone,” does seem to allow spiritual entities to be part of the discussion, thus opening the (dimensional) door to the likes of Deadman and Spectre covers.
However, your example to us all showed two physical creatures whose consciousnesses (“consciousni”?) had been swapped. Each consciousness had somehow been placed “in the body of someone else.” The beings were neither transformed, nor sharing.
The court would raise several questions of an expert witness, if one were to be made available.
1) Do Johnny Blaze and Satan share Johnny’s corporeal form?
2) Do they converse with each other, as Deathlok and “ ‘puter” did?
3) Does each have an awareness of the other's presence, as Firestorm and that professor, whose name I can’t recall, did?
If some such situation were the case, then the the court would be well within its bounds to deny these kinds of secret or not-so-secret sharers access to this week’s contest, based on a strict constructionist view of the original instruction.
The court would endorse any future contest in which sharers or the transformed were the featured attractions, however.
The Honorable Hal
"The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance." -- The Tempest, 5.1
-If you don't think the cover fits the theme, don't vote for it, don't post disparaging remarks about it. If a cover is more recent that the Classic time frame, kindly point it out and the poster can choose an alternate before voting begins. -From the weekly rules
Just sayin'! The fun is seeing the covers put out each week. If one doesn't fit, so be it. Not coming down on anyone and sometimes the debates can be entertaining, but I want to avoid any member feeling shamed or pressured into changing their choice even unintentionally, and even if the cover misses the mark of the theme. This is meant to be a fun exercise in sharing the love of classic comics, not a nit-picky competition of sorts. I loves me some Prince Nez/Prince Hal legal briefs as much as the next member, but I wants to see some comics covers dammit, not debates about the covers....
Just to be clear-this is not me speaking on mod mode, just me as the member who brought this thing over from the other place. Not condemning anyone here, just a plea to keep the focus on the fun parts of this not the rules lawyering. I play tabletop rpgs, and I get the hives whenever I am exposed to rules lawyering. I don't want the hives from this contest.
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Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing…after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked -Buckminster Fuller
Post by adamwarlock2099 on Aug 7, 2014 20:46:59 GMT -5
The cross over you thought you never wanted. Edward Scissorhands vs Delilah vs Spectre!
Bettie Mae Page -- April 23, 1923 - December 11, 2008 Prince Rogers Nelson -- June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016 “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing." -- Charles Bukowski
Post by pinkfloydsound17 on Aug 7, 2014 21:50:06 GMT -5
Personally, I would rule out Ghost Rider and Spectre (and others, like the Werewolf) simply because their "transformations" or "being trapped in a different body" are part of their actual character.
I would go with something/someone trapped in the body/mind of something/someone else that is not their normal state/being, with normal referring to the main reason they exist as a comic in the first place.....a bit wordy but thats where I stand!