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Numerology in Comic Books, Movies, Novels and Television

This is a work in progress! This is also a work in progress that will never end as new comic
book, movies and television shows come out.

This is an informal media study. Are numbers that have a significant numerological symbolism
used as such in movies and television? Numerological numbers are numbers that are believed to
have esoteric properties. The numbers I looked at include the numbers 13, 22, 23, 666 and

The Number 13 in Comic Books, Movies, Novels and Television

The symbolism of the number 13 is probably the best known of any number.

13 Days - Movie

13th Atlantean Sleeper Cell Comic - Marvel universe Atlantean terrorists

13 Artifacts Comics - Artifacts of great power in the Top Cow universe.

13th Boy - Comics

13th Floor Witches Comics - Witches in the Fable series of the Vertigo imprint.

13th Son Dark Horse superhero

13 Comic - Superhero born on Friday the 13th. Appeared in the Golden Age Daredevil comics.

13 Court Guard Squads - Anime

1313 Comics - One of the Beagle Boys in the Donald Duck universe with very bad luck.

Airplane - Movie The plane docks at Gate 13.

Alien Movie - Standard suggests the use of N-13 sticks to blow up aliens.

American Beauty Movie - Ricky states, Its called G-13. He is referring to a genetically
engineered type of pot.

Batman Movie -13 people die from contaminated products created by the Joker.

Batman Beyond - TV - Season 2, Episode 26 - Pier 22, Cage 13

Battlestar Galactica TV- Earth is the 13th lost colony.

Believer Movie - On screen title 13 YEARS LATER.

Brainiac 13 Comics - Advanced version of Brainiac in the DC Universe.

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Doctor Thirteen Comic Books

Division 13 - Comics - Created by Frank Lamb, Division 13's aim is to free the Vortex mutants
and give them a chance at life and freedom.

The English Patient Movie - The onscreen title reads November 13, 1942.

Entourage - TV - Season 8, Episode 2 -Jersey of Dan Carcillo of the Philadelphia Flyers is

hanging on an office wall for decoration.

Entrapment Movie - 13 Days until the end of the World is scrawled on a sheet of paper.

Fear. The Walking Dead - TV - Season 1, Episode 2 - Van marked 13.

The Fugitive Movie - Gerard states, Route 13 east.

Friday the 13th - TV series

House of Cards - TV - Season 1, Episode 2 - Francis Urquhart stays in hotel room 322 during a
party conference.

Gen-13 Comics - Group of teenage superheroes in the Wildstorm universe.

Golgo 13 Comics- International assassin

Maxx-13 Comics - Super villain in the Impact universe

MI: 13 - Comics - A government agency that handles paranormal threats in the Hellboy universe.

Midnight Express Movie - Bell states, He got raped something bad in Section 13.

Minority Report Movie - Anderson states, At 1:13 the two Precrime officers.

Number 13 Comics - Home to a family of monsters.

Ore-13 Comics - a fuel that gives Transformers a boost.

Punisher: War Zone - Comic - Looney Bin Jim is in room F-013 of the insane asylum he is
committed to.

Return To Me Movie - The onscreen title states INT. TUNER BOWLING LANE 13

Resident Evil Movie - Red Queen states, the infection would have spread to cover the United
States within 13 days.
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Rush Hour Movie - The clock on the wall reads 7:13.

Rushmore Movie - Max states, I hear about your science fair project on Action 13 the other
day. Action 13 is a TV channel.

Secret Agent D-13 - Comics

Spartan Movie - Rule #13: Every night you will be told where to meet. If Surrounded by
Superior Force. One of the rules soldiers of the future follow.

Star Wars Movies - George Lucas is the creator of Star Wars. The number 1138 (1+1+3+8 =
13) shows up in several episodes of Star Wars. THX 1138 is the title of the first film of George

The Time Machine The dial of the time machine stops on 13 September 1917.

Thirteen (House)

Thirteen Ghosts The use of the number 13 is clearly related to its supernatural significance and
as opposed to the number 12 as in the 12 signs in astrology.

Trailer Park Boys - TV - Season 6, Episode 1, Barbs trailer is #13

Warehouse 13 - TV

Youve Got Mail Movie - Channel 13 does a special.

X-Files 13:58 is on the digital display of an explosive device.

The Number 22 in Comic Books, Movies, Novels and Television

The number 22 is called the master builder in numerology. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew
alphabet. There are 22 cards in the Tarot major arcane. 22 caliber weapons are incredibly
popular in films and I did not include mention of 22 caliber movies in this study. I also include
222 in this section.

22 Brides is a group of mercenary females published by Event Comics.

A Thousand Clowns - Movie - Arnold (Martin Balsam) the brother of the protagonist has an
office on the 22nd floor in New York City.

The Abyss Movie - Demarco states, At 9:22 local time this morning, an American nuclear
submarine, the USS Montana, with 156 men aboard, went down 22 miles from here.
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All Star Superman the Movie - Lex Luthor's prisoner number on his orange jump suit is 221 but
sometimes appears as 22.
Alphas - TV- Season 2, Episode 10 Life After Death - Dr. Rosen visits the apartment of his
dead daughter. Her apartment number is 22.

Alphas TV- Season 2, Episode 12 Need to Know Parish plans a decisive attack on October,
22nd which is the same day he was shot in the head during the Civil War and discovered his alpha
ability, immortality.

The American President Movie - The Defense instructor states, Weve got 22 instructors.

Attica Movie - A dead snitch hanging from a railing in Attica, the prison, is wearing a sports
jersey with the number 22.

Avengers Movie - There is red London bus numbered 22.

Batman Beyond - TV - Season 2, Episode 26 - Pier 22, Cage 13

The Breakfast Club Movie - The clock in the library is 10:22.

Bringing Out the Dead Movie - Dispatcher states, respond to a 10-22

Casablanca Movie - A young gambler at Casablanca with sob story that touches Rick is
allowed to win three times in a row by playing number 22 on the roulette table. I think the person
who decided to use the number 22 probably knew something about numerology.

Catch-22 Movie and novel - The title says it all. There is no way an author picks a number for
a title of a novel without doing some research as to the symbolic meaning of the number.

Chappie (2015) - Movie - A robot injured by a RPG is designated Scout 22.

Cloverfield Movie - The stamped date on the video filming the events of the day is May
22. This is driving me crazy. The number is all over the place but the number may just as well
have been picked accidentally.

CSI Las Vegas - TV- Episode 16, Season 8 - Two and Half Deaths - Stage 22 is in the
background of a studio in Hollywood.

Cockneys vs Zombies - Movies - The lockup of Mental Mickey has a cargo container labeled 22
across from it.
Dark Star One the characters states 22 minutes to detonation of a bomb.

Dead Set Dead Set is a 2008 British TV series about zombies that I highly recommend
watching. The culmination of the zombie attack of the TV studio is at 22:22.
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Demolition Man Movie - Garcia states, Is there anything here which doesnt violate
contraband order 22.

Doctor Who - TV - Season 6. Episode 13. When time collapses, the date is perpetually April

Doctor Who - TV - Season 8, Episode 9 - Jacket of one of the city custodial workers has a 22

Earth-22 is the Earth in the DC universe that houses the Kingdom Come comic series.

Entourage - TV - Season 4, Episode 6 - The Weho Ho - The gang stays at 22 Jersey. Season 8,
Episode 2 - The gang walks by Stage 22.

Fantastic Four - Comics - Fantastic Four Inc. is in Rm. 22

Frequency Movie - A character states, We are 22,000 miles away in geosynchronous orbit.

Friday the 13th Part VIII Movie - Sean states, Its supposed to be 22 stories tall.

Ghostbusters - Movie - In 1984, Dana Barrett and Louis Tully both lived on the 22nd floor of 55
Central Park West, or Dana's apartments, sometimes called "Spook Central", is the super-
conductive antenna and portal to our realm, created by the Cult of Gozer to bring forth their
"divine" master Gozer himself in his Destructor Form. Dana lived in room number 2206.
The Haunting (1995) in this movie, staring Kate Beckinsale, there is a fire in Edbrook House in
1923. This is clearly seen on the shared headstone of the three siblings who died in the fire.

Incal - Comic - issue 3 pg. 38, "In 22 days an everlasting light".

Insomnia Movie - Wills digital clock displays 4:22.

Iron Man Movie - An F-22 is on display in front of Stark Industries.

Kitchen Confidential - Season 1, Episode 10, Praise Be Praise - Jack gets a score of 22.

The Kingpin (Marvel) - Comics - The Kingpin kills a thug with a jersey that has the number 23
on it in Kingpin #1.

Kyle XY Season 3, Episode 6 The License Plate in a room of in Kyles house is 52211. The
fact I even pick a number within a number shows my desperation.

Last Samurai July 22, 1876 is the heroes 20th day at sea.
In the TV show, Marvel's Luke Cage, S01E1, Diamondback keeps his weapons in warehouse 22.

Minority Report There is an arrest on April 22. Hmmmm, two films with Tom Cruise that
mention the number 22? What is the Scientology position on numerology?
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Misfits - Season 2, Episode 5 - Jessica's Locker is #22
Pitch Black 22 hours weeks out.

One Fifth Avenue novel by Candace Bushnell, pg. 306, James Gooch discovers the Amazon
Rating of his book is 22.

Platoon The radio operator states, 122 wounded and still counting. Estimate 500 Victor
Charlie KIA, 22 wounded and still counting.

Prisioner 2222 - Blue Beetle V4 #5 (1967) - Page 22 - Comics

Red Planet Movies - A character states Lock out systems 17, 22 and 40.

Smallville - TV - Season 7, Episode 22, License plate for the car of the bad guys that take Tess to
Luthor is "MT1-022"

Room 222 - TV

Shaun of the Dead - Movie - During the title sequence, a kid is kicking a ball against a post
numbered 22.

Simpsons, The TV - Season 13, Episode 2 Homer and Marge get on bus 22 dressed as cat

Space Jam Movie - Bill Murray is wearing a number 22 basketball jersey on the court. Why
are you teasing me like this Bill?

South Park - TV - Season 11, Episode 155, The roomate of Butters commits suicide in room 22.

Star Trek the Motion Picture inertial lag will continue 22 point five, clearly a number used as
a number.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Movie - Coordinates 22/87/4, another instance of a number
just used as a number but second time in Star Trek but then again they use a lot numbers in Star
Trek overall.

Suspect Zero Movie - One of the victims is aged 22 and another victim disappeared 3-22-
97. Two 22s in one movie!

THX 1138 Movie - A supervisor says some mumbo jumbo, retract to 220

True Blood - TV - Season 4, Episode 2, Shreveport Road Sign "22 miles" and the sign is at a
crossroads as well

Trailer Park Boys - TV - Season 3, Episode 8, A taxi at the trailer park is taxi #222.
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Trailer Park Boys - TV - Season 5, Episode 7, Girl has hash put in locker 22

Trailer Park Boys (2006) The Movie The Big Dirty, The address of Sun Sun Caf Famous
Chinese Foods is 22

Twilight Zone - TV- Season 2 Episode A patient has nightmares about Room 22, the hospital
morgue. Rod Serling, the man of all things weird surely knew the significance of 22 and I am
adding it to the yes column.

Wall Street Movie - Gekko states, but dont pay over $22

X-Men Evolution - TV - The TV Channel 22 is part of this universe - In season 3, episode 1, the
channel 22 van makes an appearance. In season 4 episode 1 the channel 22 helicopter makes an
appearance. The appearance of 22 at the beginning of two seasons is probably not coincidental.

The Number 23 in Comic Books, Movies, Novels and Television

23 is a recent numerological contender. William S. Burroughs is generally considered the first

person to notice the so called 23 enigma.

23 A German film that tells the story of computer hackers.

Bently 23 or 32 is the 23rd or 32nd clone of the Wizard an enemy of the Fantastic Four (Marvel)

Boardwalk - TV - Season 1, Episode 2, the winning number is 23 red

Despicable Me 2 Movie - At the beginning of the film one of the sheds in Russia is labeled

Gravel a Warren Ellis comic book published by Avatar Press. In issue #4, Gravel opens a door
with the address 23.

Kickass, the movie, the hero lives in house with the street number 32. 32 in numerology is seen
as a variation of 23.

Life on Mars - British TV series, Season 1, Episode 4, Sam Tyler, the protagonist, dreams about
a dooor with the address #23.

The Mad (2007) - Movie - Two women, including the heroine that will end up being the main
focus of zombie attention, stay in hotel room number 23.

Matrix Reloaded Movie - Neo can pick 23 persons to create a new Zion.

The Number 23 A movie starring Jim Carrey that explores the number 23.
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The Office - TV- Season 6, Episode 25 - The Chump - The coach who plays the role of the
chump in this episode is wearing a number 23 baseball jersey.

Outer Limits - TV - Season 1, Episode 2 - titled Valerie 23

Smallville - TV - Season 7, Episode 2 - Supergirl states "What are pieces of Krpton doing
scattered 23 galaxies away?".

Spaced - Movie - This is a British sit com and the characters in the show live at 23 Meteor Street.

South Park - TV - Season 6, Episode 14, titled "The Death Camp of Tolerance", The port-a potty
is labeled 23

Star Trek - TV - Season 4, Episode 8 - Future Imperfect - The Romulans appear to be trying to
trick Riker into giving the location of Outpost 23 but things are not as they appear. I would say
the use of the number 23 in this episode is not a coincidence and the writers were aware of the
numerological significance of the number 23.

Star Trek - TV - Season 4, Episode 10 - The Loss - Whorf states that there will be 23 minutes to
impact. This second use of 23 almost back to back is interesting.

Suicide Squad - Movie - Amanda Waller is in a helicopter with 23 signage that is shot
down. The Joker's extraction team have jackets labeled C23.

Venture Brothers, The TV - Season 1, Episode 12 - Past Tense There is a college student in
Rustys old dorm in a 23 Jersey.

Weeds - TV - Season 7 - Doug Wilson inherits the baseball jersey of Kulakoff the
accountant. The number of the baseball jersey is 23.

The Wire - TV - Season 5, Episode 2 - Unconfirmed Reports - One of the city buses is labeled 23
that must stand for route 23 of that bus.

X-Men Evolution - TV - Season 3, Episode 2 - Mutant named X23 shows up.

Yellow Submarine - Movie - Robin the Butterfly Stomper is wearing a shirt with 23 on the shirt.

X- 23 (Marvel) is a clone of Wolverine

The Number 666 in Comic Books, Movies, Novels and Television

176-666 Beagle Boy in the Disney universe with super-sensitive senses

666 Comic - Half man, half machine rogue superhuman in the DC Kingdom Come Earth-22

666 is the number of the Beast as described in the Book of Revelation.

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666 Park Avenue - Title of TV series.

Halloween 666: The Origin of Michael Meyers - Movie - An alternate title for

Halloween 6: The Origin of Michael Meyers.

Little Nicky Movie - John and Peter get blood splattered on them that forms into the 666
number. A shot of a clock reads 666.

Natural Born Killers Movie - Several murders occur on Highway 666.

The Ninth Gate Movie - The number of the beast is mentioned several times in reference to the

Rush Hour Movie -Espionage Agent states; extension 666.

Wild at Heart Movie - Johnnie states, Telefono 666.

The Number 888 in Comic Books, Movies, Novels and Television

The number 888 is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture and a license plate with 888 as
its number sells for a lot of money in Hong Kong.

Outbreak Movie - 1-800-888-0000

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV - The T-888 is a Terminator model

type. Irony? Terminators are not lucky and actually distinctly unlucky. I would say just a good
example of total ignorance of Chinese culture.

Tron Movie - Flynn states, CODE SERIES HHH-888activate.