Diagnosis Murder is an American action comedy-mystery-medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by Van Dyke's real-life son Barry; the series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman, became a series of three TV movies, a weekly television series that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. Joyce Burditt wrote the episode in Jake and the Fatman and is listed here as the creator of the spin off series; the series struggled at first and was canceled at the end of the second season, but it returned as a midseason replacement in the third season, was renewed thereafter. 178 episodes were made and aired in the show's eight seasons on the CBS network in the United States and two more TV movies aired after the series' cancellation on May 11, 2001. The show was produced by The Fred Silverman Company and Dean Hargrove Productions in association with Viacom Productions and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
In the Jake and the Fatman episode, Dr. Mark Sloan was a widower with no sons. Dr. Amanda Bentley is played by Cynthia Gibb in the TV movies and Victoria Rowell in the TV series. Stephen Caffrey played Dr. Jack Parker in the movies, a role that went to Scott Baio as Dr. Jack Stewart in the weekly series; the first two TV movies were shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, the third was shot in Denver, Colorado. The first few episodes of the series were shot in Denver, before shifting to Los Angeles for the remainder of the show's run. Since 1997, reruns of the show have been shown in syndication and on Freeform, Ion Television, Hallmark Channel, CBS Action and MeTV; the plot centered around Dr. Mark Sloan, a former United States Army doctor who served in a MASH unit. After his service ended, Dr. Sloan became a renowned physician and consults with the local police department, can't resist a good mystery or a friend in need. Cases involved his son, Detective Steve Sloan, the elder Sloan's friend Norman Briggs, a hospital administrator.
Assisting Dr. Sloan are his colleagues, medical examiner/pathologist Dr. Amanda Bentley, two residents: Dr. Jack Stewart in the first two seasons and Dr. Jesse Travis from season 3 onwards. Dr. Mark Sloan, Former army doctor and Chief of Internal Medicine at Community General Hospital, protagonist of the series. Son of a cop and father of another, in whose cases he gets involved, he is a medical consultant to the LAPD. Dick Van Dyke was considered for the lead role after the positive reviews he received from his dramatic role in the 1990 movie Dick Tracy. In the pilot the character had interests in tap clarinet playing. Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan, a police detective sergeant in the Robbery/Homicide Division of the LAPD and Dr. Mark Sloan's son. After an earthquake destroyed his apartment, he lived in a separate apartment in his father's beach house in Malibu. Steve uses his "patented" dive to apprehend criminals. Dr. Amanda Bentley Bentley-Livingston, resident Pathologist at Community General Hospital and assistant County Medical Examiner, Dr. Mark Sloan's straightwoman and medical partner, involving in each of Mark's & Steve's cases, after the accident.
As a favorable character of the show, she dated Jack and was Jesse's best friend. During the series, she married a military man, had a son named C. J. Depending on the episode, she divorced he was killed in an airplane crash. In the series, she adopted another boy, Deon. Dr. Jack Stewart, a doctor at Community General Hospital and Steve's best friend, whom he helped in his cases, he left to open his own practice in Colorado. Jack Stewart does reappear in a couple of Lee Goldberg's Diagnosis Murder books, "The Silent Partner" and "The Last Word". In the first three TV Movies his name was Jack Parker. Dr. Jesse Travis, a resident and handsome student at Community General Hospital who Mark took under his wing and who became best friends with Amanda. Another favorable/breakout character of the series, he got involved in Mark and Steve's cases, with good intentions but not always good results. In the crossover double episode "Murder Two", he himself became the prime suspect of a rival doctor's killing, hence he badgered Mark to call his old friend Ben Matlock for help.
The hospital staff thought he wrote the tell-all book "Big City Hospital" as Dr. Anonymous but found out it was written by someone else. Jason Tucker was a character in the book who sounded like Jesse, why the hospital staff thought it was him. Norman Briggs, administrator at Community General Hospital and a close friend of Dr. Mark Sloan though he is exasperated by him. Delores M
The Division is an American police procedural drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focuses on a team of women detectives and officers in the San Francisco Police Department; the series ended on June 28, 2004 after 88 episodes. The show focused on the lives of five policewomen in the felony division headed by Captain Kate McCafferty. Storylines revolved around the women's personal and professional lives, their attempts to balance both; the series tackled such topics as alcoholism, drug addiction and sexual abuse. The series premiered on January 7, 2001, earning a 3.1 rating and the "largest audience of any basic cable original series" that year. After four seasons, the show was canceled on June 28, 2004, it was the network's second "longest-running scripted series". After its cancellation, The Division was rebroadcast on the Lifetime network in various timeslots until 2007. In 2008, reruns aired on Lifetime Real Women. Starting in September 2018, the syndication became available on Start TV.
Jose Yenque as Gabriel'Gabe' Herrera Jacob Urrutia as Benjamin Ramirez Alex Rocco as John Exstead Sr. Allen Cutler as Casey Exstead Tanya Vidal as Lily Ramirez Jay Harrington as Theodore Blumenthal Michael MacRae as Steven D. B. Woodside as Daniel Reide Morgan Brayton as Amanda McCafferty James Avery as Charles Haysbert Troy Evans as Dusty Robin Thomas as Louis Perillo Lauren Tom as Nora Chen Dean Cain as Insp. Jack Ellis Linda Gehringer as Dolores David Sutcliffe as Dr. Michaelson/Jonah Jon Tenney as Hank Riley Peter Coyote as Ross Sara Rue as Amanda McCafferty Paige Hurd as Chloe Newland Daniel Morton as Detective Lawson Roma Downey as Reagan Gilancy Kim Fields as Principal Ogden Rebecca Gayheart as Suzanne Richland Nia Peeples as Sandra Prestiss Zachary Levi as Todd The DVD set containing all four seasons including the pilot was released by Visual Entertainment in Region 1 on March 19, 2018. Gracie Allen AwardsWon: Outstanding Entertainment Program Drama Imagen Foundation AwardsNominated: Best Actress in a Television Drama, Lisa Vidal ALMA AwardsNominated: Outstanding Actress in a Television Series, Lisa Vidal BMI Film & TV AwardsWon: BMI Cable Award, Jeff Eden Fair Won: BMI Cable Award, Starr Parodi Won: BMI Cable Award, Jeff Eden Fair Won: BMI Cable Award, Starr Parodi Young Artist AwardsNominated: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress, Joy Lauren Nominated: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actor, Shawn Pyfrom PRISM AwardsWon: TV Drama Series Episode Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series Episode, Nancy McKeon Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series, Nancy McKeon Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series Multi Episode Storyline, Nancy McKeon List of police television dramas Official website The Division on IMDb The Division at TV.com The Division at epguides.com
The Horror Channel is a British television channel showing Horror films and television series and some science fiction. It is broadcast in the Ireland. Specialized programming includes cult films, classic horror, comedy, B movies, modern thrillers, home-produced specials and documentaries; the Horror Channel is available as a free-to-air service on Astra 2F and, since Friday the 13th of March 2015, on Freeview channel 70. The launch on the Freeview platform increased its viewership by some 300%; the Horror Channel was created by Tony Hazell. The Horror Channel went into administration on 21 September 2004; the original management team formed a second company and purchased the channel on 22 September 2004, writing off the £200,000 investment made in the channel by venture capital firm, Northern Enterprise. Zone Vision Networks Ltd. agreed to acquire the Horror Channel for an undisclosed sum on 17 June 2005. In June 2006, the Horror Channel was renamed "Zone Horror" after Zone Vision Networks was renamed Zonemedia.
It became a part of the Chellomedia content division of Liberty Global in 2005. Zone Horror +1 was launched on Sky on 1 July 2008 replaced Zone Reality Extra. On 30 October 2006, Zonemedia launched Zone Horror in the Netherlands. On 1 July 2009, the channel was dropped from cable in the Netherlands. On 14 September 2009, it was revealed that the international arm of CBS, CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009; the new channels would replace Zone Romantica, Zone Thriller, Zone Horror and Zone Reality, timeshift services Zone Horror +1 and Zone Reality +1. On 5 April 2010, Zone Horror was renamed "Horror Channel", following the renaming of the portfolio’s other three channels in November 2009. On-air the channel name appears as Horror; the rebrand was produced by Chello Zone’s in-house creative services team. As of May 2014 the channel's pre-show idents incorporated a prominent CBS eye though CBS does not appear in the channel's name.
Zone Fantasy got rebranded by Horror Channel in Italy on 6 September 2011. Horror Channel closed in Italy on 1 July 2015. On 21 August 2012, a pre-watershed simulcast of the Horror Channel began broadcasting in Sky's Entertainment genre on channel 198, followed by three hours of Psychic Today after 9.00 pm. This version of the channel was replaced by Reality TV, a simulcast of CBS Reality with a Psychic Today block, on 20 May 2013. On 9 March 2015, the Horror Channel appeared on Freeview channel 70 as a placeholder channel, on 13 March 2015 Horror Channel started broadcasting and is the third of the CBS family to move to Freeview in under a year. Horror Channel airs a wide range of films; as The Horror Channel, it premiered a number of classic films including Carnival of Souls, The City of the Dead, The Killer Shrews, Lady of Burlesque, while it became known for its showing of B movie classics such as Bloody Birthday, Troll 2, Brian Damage, Mistress of the Dark and Slugs. European cinema became notable during the early years of the channel with films including The Devil's Nightmare, Nude for Satan, Black Magic Rites, The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine and several films from French director Jean Rollin like Requiem for a Vampire, The Iron Rose, The Grapes of Death and The Living Dead Girl which were shown as part of "The Jean Rollin Season".
Additional early films consisted of the Troma films Mother's Day and The Toxic Avenger film series, with others such as the Sleepaway Camp trilogy, the Hellraiser trilogy, Flowers in the Attic and Turkey Shoot. When the channel was renamed in 2006 as Zone Horror, most of the older films became phased out and were replaced with more recent low-budget and independent films which are less known, such as, Drive-Thru, Berserker: Hell's Warrior and Blood Ranch, while classic films were shown only on a sporadic basis. Rebranded as Horror Channel in 2010, a number of classic horror films began to premiere on the channel, some of which included The Evil Dead, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Happy Birthday to Me and The Incredible Melting Man. Many films were screened as part of horror seasons, with 2011's highlights including "Horror Horreur" for September, "Hammer Horror" for October and "Season of the Banned" for November. Notable inclusions consisted of the films of European directors Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento, screenings of released films by home entertainment company Arrow Films, which includes Savage Streets and Street Trash.
Following this, Horror Channel has premiered many popular films. Note: See List of films broadcast by Horror Channel for all films, including television films. Official website
Bondi Rescue is an Australian factual television programme, broadcast on Network 10. The programme, which has aired since 2006, follows the daily lives and routines of the Waverley Council professional lifeguards who patrol Bondi Beach. Bondi Rescue was first broadcast in 2006. A spin-off, set in Bali, Indonesia briefly screened in 2008. Bondi Rescue is broadcast internationally throughout 100 countries; the show was produced by part-time lifeguard Ben Davies. It is narrated by Osher Günsberg; the Bondi lifeguards perform around five thousand rescues over the summer period. They deal with other incidents including lost children, shark scares, bluebottle stings, sexual deviants, drunk beach goers and thieves on the beach; every once in a while, celebrities make appearances on their shores. These have included actors/comedians David Hasselhoff and Kelly Slater, Hugh Grant, Zac Efron, Rowan Atkinson, Paris Hilton, Russell Crowe, entrepreneur Richard Branson, American comedian Conan O'Brien, musician Snoop Dogg, Steve Irwin and daughter Bindi and the Indian Cricket Team.
Bondi veterinarian Chris Brown appeared on Bondi beach, meeting lifeguards, in his own show Bondi Vet. Bondi has its Annual Lifeguard Ironman Challenge, which tests the skills of each lifeguard with a one-kilometre run from Bondi to local beach Tamarama a one-kilometre swim to nearby Bronte Beach, followed by a two-kilometre board-paddle back to Bondi; the race is handicapped: the more accomplished swimmers and board-paddlers set off from Bondi later. Footage for the show is shot during the preceding Australian summer, with certain episodes reflecting incidents that have occurred during Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Australia Day. Noteworthy incidents at nearby Tamarama and Bronte Beaches, which the lifeguards are responsible for, are shown. Seasons featured footage of lifeguard trials and training exercises from the middle of the year; the training in the middle of the year is a trial to test the fitness and ability of the lifeguards. It consists of an 800-metre swim in under thirteen-and-a-half minutes in a swimming pool a 600-metre swim surf and two 600-metre runs and on the sand and a 600-metre board paddle a set of demanding rescues at Bondi which should be completed in under 25 minutes.
It is a test for trainee lifeguards to show they are able and committed to the role of a lifeguard. If the competitors do not complete the tasks in the time limit, they are eliminated and do not advance to the next test. Many rescue boards and jet skis have a camera attached for close-up footage; when deemed safe to do so, the cameraman accompanies the lifeguards out to sea and has had to assist with rescue operations on a number of occasions. The production company pays Waverley Council $139,000 per year and a percentage of profits to film the program, the Council holds "review rights" to ensure content is acceptable to their practices. Current lifeguards at Bondi beach Aaron "Azza"/"Azza B" Buchan - Featured Aaron "Azza"/"Azza G" Graham Adriel "Bacon" Young - Featured Andrew "Reidy" Reid - Featured Anthony "Harries" Carroll - Featured Anthony "Glick" Glick - Featured Ben "Quiggers" Quigley - Featured Bobby "Yak" Yaldwyn Bruce "Hoppo" Hopkins - Featured Chris "Chappo/Chips" Chapman - Featured Chris Emery Corey Oliver - Featured Clint Kimmins "Klipper" - Featured Danny McKell Daniel "Beardy" McLaughlin - Featured Dean "Deano" Gladstone - Featured Gavin "Baggots" Stevenson - Featured Greg "Bisho" Bishop - Featured Harrison "Lionel Hutz" Reid - Featured Jake Nolan Jack Curtis Jackson Doolan - Featured Jesse "Kid" Polock - Featured Jethro "Jeff" James - Featured Joel Bevilacqua - Featured Juliana "Jules" Bahr-Thomson Josh "Burkey" Burke Kailan "KC" Collins - Featured Kristian "Yatesy" Yates - Featured Lachlan "Lachie" McArthur Liam "Itchy" Taylor Luke Faddy Mario Marfella - Featured Matt "Matty" Dee Max "Maxi" Ayshford - Featured Michael "Mouse"/"Black Cloud"/"Mick" Jenkinson - Featured Quinn "Quinno" Darragh Rod "Kerrbox"/"Box" Kerr - Featured Ryan "Whippet" Clark - Featured Ryan Yerbury - Featured Sam Fleeting Terry "Tezz" McDermott Tom "Egg/Tommy" Bunting Tommy Frazer - Featured Trent "Singlets" Falson - Featured Trent "Maxi" Maxwell - Featured Troy "Gonzo" Quinlan Wally Eggleton - Featured Will Bigelow Cooper "Coops" Wilson - Featured Adrian "Taco" Kovacic Andrew "Pine" O'Sullivan Beau Day Ben "Benny" Davies Ben Sutherland Blake McKeown Brad "Mal" Malyon Brooke Cassell Chris "Thaney" Thane Colin Thackeray Cooper "Coops" Braxton Corey Adams Craig Carney Derek Recio Des "The Chairman" Burke Dunstan "Dunno" Foss Harry "H"/"H-man" Nightingale John "Johnny" Robson Kobi Graham Kyle Pao Luke "Louie" Daniels Matt Colquhoun Matt Burke Nathan "Anny" Anson Nicola Atherton Sean Carroll Scotty Thomson Stuart Morrow Temika Wright Tom Miller Yamaha Rhino 700, ATV Yamaha WaveRunner FX High Output, PWC Kracka and Bennet surf rescue board A nine-part spin-off series, entitled Bondi Rescue: Bali and set in Bali, premiered on 10 September 2008.
The spin-off followed two months delegations of the Bondi lifeguards (including Dean'Deano' Gladstone, Andrew'Reidy' Reid, Ryan'Whippet' Clark, Chris'Chappo/Chips' Chapman, Tom'Egg' Bunting, Matt'Matty' Dee, Aaron'Azza' and Kobi Graham and missio
Keen Eddie is an American action, comedy-drama television series that aired in 2003 on the Fox Network. The series follows a brash NYPD detective who goes to London when one of his cases goes sour and remains to work with New Scotland Yard; the soundtrack and incidental music for the first episode was provided by British techno duo Orbital. Daniel Ash of Love and Rockets scored the rest of the series; the series was scheduled to premiere during the 2002–2003 television season, but was postponed and premiered in summer 2003. Fox canceled the series; the American cable network Bravo picked up the series to begin airing in January 2004, including the six episodes never aired on Fox. All thirteen episodes of the series were released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment on September 7, 2004. After his investigation into an oxycodone ring results in a botched drug bust, New York police Detective Eddie Arlette is sent to London to assist Scotland Yard with its work on the same case. Eddie and his British police partner, Inspector Monty Pippin, help crack the case, Eddie is asked to stay on at Scotland Yard.
He declines but changes his mind to the surprise of those around him. In addition to his work, Eddie has an adversarial relationship with Fiona, who occupies the flat he is renting from her parents. Eddie tries to make Fiona question her relationship with her boyfriend, Nigel, it is possible. In the final episodes of the series and Fiona seem to be forming a deeper connection with each other, while still maintaining their teasing relationship. In the final episode, it is predicted. In the last moments of the episode, Eddie sees Fiona get off a red bus, he notices this fact but chooses not to tell Fiona. Eddie's other influential relationship, while in England, is with his friend and co-worker Monty Pippin. On his first day in London, Pippin takes Eddie to a swingers club. Pippin explains that he is not married but he and a friend pretend to be, so they can take part in the club. Pippin has many other strange sexual habits. In one episode, Pippin joins a support group for "sexaholics" but tells the group his name is Eddie Arlett.
He drops his English accent and takes on an American one. He never takes the support group and promptly attempts to seduce one of his group members. While Eddie puts up with Pippin's antics, he tries to encourage Pippin to change. Eddie states that Pippin's personality is not natural as everything Pippin does contradicts something he did previously. Eddie has a flirtatious, albeit a imaginary, relationship with Carol Ross, whom he calls "Ms. Moneypenny" and with whom he banters using double entendres; when he asks her innocent questions, she gives a sexual reply. Eddie asks those around him if they heard her response. Excepting a single incident in the episode Keeping Up Appearances, no one appears to have heard her sexual response but hear a neutral comment. Eddie owns a bull terrier named Pete, ill-tempered. Eddie attempts to leave him in quarantine at the airport when he arrives in England but Pippin rescues Pete, by claiming Pete is a police dog. Pete chews on everything and destroys TV remote controls and cellphones.
He has strange sexual appetites, from Fiona's cat Princess to a fur coat to sleeping humans. More than once, he has aggressively cornered visitors at the apartment and forced them to stand motionless for hours until Fiona or Eddie come home. Eddie has a catchphrase when introduced to a villain or upon making an arrest: "Hi, I'm Eddie...how do you like me so far?" Mark Valley as Detective Eddie Arlette, NYPD Sienna Miller as Fiona Bickerton Julian Rhind-Tutt as Inspector Monty Pippin, New Scotland Yard Colin Salmon as Superintendent Nathanial Johnson, New Scotland Yard Alexei Sayle as Rudy Alexander Rachael Buckley as Carol Ross Theo Fraser Steele as Nigel Sophie Hunter as Lois Daniel Goldenberg as Johnny Red Alex McSweeney as One Ball Bill Sarah-Jane Potts as Audry Ivana Horvat as Milli Anya Lahiri as Zoe Meredith Ostrom as Dominique Sarah Vandenberg as Valentine Hughes Martin Hancock as Fishy Nick Malinowski as Cheap Trick Paramount opted to put the episodes in the order they were aired, not produced, for the DVD release.
The most notable evidence of this is Eddie’s map of London, where he tacks a matchbook relating to his adventure, as well as Nigel's re-appearance after he's moved abroad. The number of matchbooks noticeably fluctuates; the episode list below is not their air dates. The DVD release replaces the music, used when the show was broadcast. Keen Eddie on IMDb Keen Eddie at TV.com Keen Eddie: An American Cop in London – PopMatters Review
Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV series)
Beauty and the Beast is an American fantasy-drama series which first aired on CBS in 1987. Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairy tale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent, a mythic, noble man-beast, Catherine, a savvy Assistant District Attorney in New York. Through an empathetic bond, Vincent senses Catherine's emotions, becomes her guardian; the series follows the developing relationship between the characters and the division between New York and the hidden world beneath it. In a twist from the original tale, this "beast" does not transform into society's idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather, Vincent's inner beauty is allowed to remain the focus of who he is, it is Catherine's life that transforms from her relationship to Vincent. In the third season after the death of the character Catherine, Jo Anderson became the new female lead playing Diana Bennett, a criminal profiler investigating Catherine's murder; as the title indicates, the premise of the series is inspired by the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast".
George R. R. Martin, who would write the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, was a writer and producer on the show. In 2004 and 2007, Beauty and the Beast was ranked #14 and #17 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever. Catherine Chandler is abducted, beaten and left to die in Central Park because she was inadvertently mistaken for somebody else, she is rescued and cared for by Vincent who has taken her to Father, head of a hidden community of people dwelling in tunnels below the city of New York. Ten days Catherine returns to the surface with the promise of keeping Vincent's secret and the challenge to go on after her terrible attack. After completing her recovery, her life begins a serious transition: she takes self-defense lessons, leaves her comfortable job at her father's law firm and joins the Manhattan District Attorney's office as an Assistant District Attorney, her first action involves her asking Carol Stabler about those men that attacked her, where she states that they were part of an illegal escort service run by Martin Belmont.
When Catherine is attacked by Martin Belmont's men, she is saved by Vincent. During the course of the first season, the production team fashioned a blend of romance and crime drama, which used both Catherine's position as an ADA and her will to help Vincent and his world to place her in moments of physical danger that would bring the idealized romantic figure of Vincent to the surface world as her guardian angel. During its second season, the series shifted its focus to add more character development, as the central characters spent considerable time exploring their relationships with the inhabitants of the Tunnel World, where Catherine had been accepted as a friend and "Helper". More people from the World Above turned up for emotional support and healing in the secure environment of the World Below. Near the end of the season however, in an effort to boost faltering ratings, the action orientation returned as a result of the misleadings of the recurrent villain Paracelsus. In a cliffhanger final episode, Catherine is seen walking down a tunnel into a chamber, where Vincent is suffering from a violent madness.
When the series returned for its abbreviated third season late in 1989, Linda Hamilton had announced her decision to leave the series as she was pregnant at the time. It was a decision that, along with the network's desire to attract more male viewers, would have serious repercussions for the show's continued survival. In the resolution to the previous season's cliffhanger, Catherine rescued Vincent from his inner demons but was kidnapped by a man named Gabriel, the ruthless head of a huge criminal empire she had been investigating, trying to corrupt the D. A.'s office. She was killed, but not before giving birth to Vincent's son, held hostage by the evil Gabriel. Catherine's boss and close friend Joe Maxwell hired Diana Bennett, a criminal profiler with the police department, to track down Catherine's killer. Quite her investigation led her to the now darkly obsessed and grieving Vincent. Although still popular with its dedicated fans, the darker, more resolutely violent aspects of the reworked concept, coupled with the fatal loss of the all-important central relationship between Catherine and Vincent, led to further declining ratings and cancellation.
Catherine Chandler – A corporate attorney in her father's law firm. After she's abducted and her face slashed upon being mistaken for Carol Stabler, Catherine was rescued and tended to by Vincent. After that experience, Catherine changes her life and becomes an investigator for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. In Season Three, Catherine is captured by Gabriel, she is killed by Gabriel who overdoses her with morphine. Vincent – A man of large build with the facial characteristics of a lion and fingers tipped with claw-like nails, he is much stronger than ordinary humans and, when enraged and roars like a lion. He wears a hooded cloak to hide his appearance from strangers while walking the city streets at night, his parentage is unkn