06/18/2012 09:56 AMD3 writers steal lines from a masterpiece like the first Ghost Rider Movie?
Posted by OlDirty
And He asked him , "What is thy name?" And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion: for we are many.
"Legio mihi nomen est, quia multi sumus."
-"My name is Legion, for we are many". Latin translation from the bible.
This phrase is commonly used to refer to a being that has multiple minds, souls or entities within them. This is because the phrase is well known in a biblical sense, the man named Legion had hundreds of demons within him, in which Jesus Christ expelled into a heard of pigs, which then threw themselves to their deaths in madness.
Notable examples of the use of "Legion" in popular culture:
-the Geth unit "Legion" earns this name and EDI even uses this passage to describe him
-Ghostrider, Blackheart proclaims that he is Legion after consuming many, many souls
-Macfarlen's Spawn does the same as Blackheart above
-"Legion" from X-men is a mutant who posesses a mind for every power he uses, making his body a vehicle for more than a dozen 'people', who shift and twist control and powers.