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Chaon is the former god of evil, chaos, and madness in the Atlantean pantheon. While he once was as one of the Lords of Chaos that served as Arion's greatest evil enemies, he later became a reluctant confidante for the Lord of Order after the return of the source of Atlantean magic.

One of the earliest known Lords of Chaos, Chaon was a frequent enemy of the sorcerer, Arion, during his days as Lord High Mage and later Lord of Atlantis. After frequent encounters where Chaon was foiled in his attempts to tip the balance towards chaos, he manage to gain a victory over his age-long enemy when he destroyed Atlantis.[1]

Eventually, Chaon lost his power when the Darkworld entity woke up, cutting off the source of Atlantean magic for thousands of years. In his human identity, he became a shady deli shop owner in New York City. Eventually, when Atlantean magic came back, he enjoyed it's use to improve his current life.[2]




  • Physical Body: Despite his immutable position due to embodying evil, Chaon's physical form can be affected.[6]
  • Power Limitation: Some of Chaon's more powerful spells that allow him to destroy reality can only be done under special circumstances, such as a lunar eclipse.[5]
  • Darkworld Connection: Without his connection to Darkworld, Chaon loses most of his magical powers save for his shape-shifting powers (limited to only using his human form) and immortality.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Arion, Lord of Atlantis Special #1
  2. Arion the Immortal #2
  3. Arion the Immortal #1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Arion, Lord of Atlantis #15
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 DC Comics Presents #75
  6. Warlord #58