Anthony Fremont

Character

Anthony Freemont was an immensely powerful mutant, born with the ability to actualize any thought that entered his head. A story of his youth appeared as "It's a Good Life" in a 1961 Twilight Zone episode, during which viewers learned that he'd isolated the entire community of Peaksville, Ohio from the rest of the world (either by destroying the rest of the world or moving Peaksville somehow). Other residents of Peaksville lived in terror of Anthony's child-like whims and thought only good thoughts: Anthony could read their minds at a considerable distance. He dealt summarily with any person, creature, or object that displeased him, and his story stands as an illustration of Lord Acton's assertion that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Other powers Anthony demonstrated included the ability to alter the structure of living creatures (he turned various animals into monsters and made a three-headed gopher), the ability to set objects on fire, to control the weather, to destroy living minds. He ruined his Aunt Amy's mind when she forgot herself and sang. Anthony doesn't like singing. Irked at Dan Hollis, who wanted to kill him (with good reason), Anthony fatally transformed him into a jack-in-the-box whose head was his real head. Finally, Anthony could make objects disappear, a process termed "wishing it into the cornfield." Exactly what became of such objects is unclear, but once banished they never returned.

Anthony Freemont was an immensely powerful mutant, born with the ability to actualize any thought that entered his head. A story of his youth appeared as "It's a Good Life" in a 1961 Twilight Zone episode, during which viewers learned that he'd isolated the entire community of Peaksville, Ohio from the rest of the world (either by destroying the rest of the world or moving Peaksville somehow). Other residents of Peaksville lived in terror of Anthony's child-like whims and thought only good thoughts: Anthony could read their minds at a considerable distance. He dealt summarily with any person, creature, or object that displeased him, and his story stands as an illustration of Lord Acton's assertion that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Other powers Anthony demonstrated included the ability to alter the structure of living creatures (he turned various animals into monsters and made a three-headed gopher), the ability to set objects on fire, to control the weather, to destroy living minds. He ruined his Aunt Amy's mind when she forgot herself and sang. Anthony doesn't like singing. Irked at Dan Hollis, who wanted to kill him (with good reason), Anthony fatally transformed him into a jack-in-the-box whose head was his real head. Finally, Anthony could make objects disappear, a process termed "wishing it into the cornfield." Exactly what became of such objects is unclear, but once banished they never returned.

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