|Jack the Ripper's Lantern|
MacPherson with Jack the Ripper's Lantern
|Effects||Transfixion and possible death|
|Source||Jack the Ripper|
|Deactivation||Disarm the lantern|
Jack the Ripper, his best known name, was a serial killer in 1888 London. Other names the media gave him were "The Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron", the reason Jack the Ripper stuck was because that's how he addressed himself in his "From Hell" letter. Nobody knows exactly how many victims Jack had, 11 separate murders occurred in The Rippers "hunting ground", but at least 5 of them were his work. The "canonical five", as they became called, were all found with deep throat slashes and removal of internal organs which was considered to be Jack's signature kill. Jack sent hundreds of letters to the newspaper and police, many of which were considered hoaxes. Some of the letters Jack sent came with a package containing an organ or body part of one of his victims. In his "From Hell" letter he sent a victims left kidney, claiming he fried and ate the other one. Jack the Ripper was never found and convicted and there are many arguments regarding his murders. There are over 100 books telling about Jack the Ripper and today is considered to be a "children's bogey man."
Anyone caught in the light of the lantern's beam becomes transfixed, unable to think or move while trapped in its glow. If the lantern is suddenly removed, those hypnotized by the light will be killed. However, if the lantern is somehow disarmed, the victims will be left dazed, but unharmed.
- In a sister Syfy show, Sanctuary, it was revealed the Rippers identity was a man by the name of John Druitt that possessed super human abilities.