He associates himself with the dark arts. That is to say, he summons up a type of black magic in order to control others who eventually become his followers. Scholars have described the warlock as a sorcerer, witch, magician, and one who is directly associated with Satan. Under the umbrella topic of Mad Science, the warlock demonstrates how science is tied with the ‘unknown.’ ‘Mad’ refers to someone or an idea that is so fantastical that is it hard to register by the eyes and mind. The warlock’s ability to exude such power over individuals is particularly interesting because one does not have to be a creation out of technology in order to draw upon the idea of mad science. Mad Science, for example, can be defined here as the conversion of one thing to another through exploration of the dark arts, or magic. In the 1989 film Warlock Steve Miner explores the notion of the dark arts and the quest for power. In the film, there is a direct link between Satan and the Warlock. So often this semester, we have seen those who participate in scientific endeavors try to emulate God as being the creators of bodies that turn out to be lacking completeness in some capacity. In the instance of the warlock, the opposite being is highlighted for the monster takes on a more participatory role. In other words, Satan becomes an influential figure to the warlock. However, the warlock does not try to be a creator of all things evil. One can say that he simply changes the internal of a person; he does not start the creation of being from multiple parts (a component of the ‘God Complex’).
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