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| Image = Orion 009.jpg
 
| Image = Orion 009.jpg
 
| RealName = Orion
 
| RealName = Orion
| CurrentAlias = Orion
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| Aliases = [[Anthony Masters|Anthony J. Masters]], [[O'Ryan]]
| Distinguish2 = Lucas Orion (Atari Force)
 
| Aliases = Anthony J Masters; O'Ryan, Dog of War
 
 
| Identity = Public
 
| Identity = Public
 
| AlienRace = New Gods
 
| AlienRace = New Gods
 
| Alignment = Good
 
| Alignment = Good
| Affiliation = [[New Gods]] of [[New Genesis]], formerly [[Justice League of America|Justice League]]
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| Affiliation = [[Justice League of America]]
| Relatives = [[Steppenwolf (New Earth)|Steppenwolf]] (great-uncle, deceased), [[Heggra (New Earth)|Heggra]] (grandmother, deceased), [[Yuga Khan (New Earth)|Yuga Khan]] (grandfather, deceased), [[Drax (New Earth)|Infinity Man]] (uncle), [[Uxas (New Earth)|Darkseid]] (father, deceased), [[Tigra (New Earth)|Tigra]] (mother, deceased), [[Kalibak (New Earth)|Kalibak]] (half-brother, deceased), [[Suli (New Earth)|Suli]] (stepmother, deceased), [[Grayven]] (half-brother, deceased), [[Bekka (New Earth)|Bekka]] (wife), [[Scott Free (New Earth)|Scott Free]] (adopted brother), [[Big Barda (New Earth)|Big Barda]] (sister-in-law), [[Izaya (New Earth)|Highfather]] (adoptive father, deceased)
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| Relatives =[[Uxas (New Earth)|Darkseid]] (father, deceased)<br>[[Tigra (New Earth)|Tigra]] (mother, deceased)<br>[[Kalibak (New Earth)|Kalibak]] (half-brother, deceased)<br>[[Suli (New Earth)|Suli]] (stepmother, deceased)<br>[[Grayven]] (half-brother, deceased)<br>[[Bekka (New Earth)|Bekka]] (wife)<br>[[Scott Free (New Earth)|Scott Free]] (adopted brother)<br>[[Izaya (New Earth)|Highfather]] (adoptive father, deceased)
 
| Universe = Earth-One; New Earth
 
| Universe = Earth-One; New Earth
 
| BaseOfOperations = [[Supertown]], [[New Genesis]]
 
| BaseOfOperations = [[Supertown]], [[New Genesis]]
   
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Gender = Male
| Height = 6'4"
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| Height = 6'1"
| Weight = 425 lbs
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| Weight = 195 lbs
 
| Eyes = Blue
 
| Eyes = Blue
| Hair = Strawberry Blond
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| Hair = Strawberry Blond <!-- Who's Who #17, "Reddish Blond" -->
| UnusualSkinColour = Grey
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| UnusualSkinColour =
| UnusualFeatures = His eyes turn red when enraged. His true skin color is grayish, resembling that of [[Darkseid]], but a Mother Box usually disguises his appearance.
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| UnusualFeatures = Face shifts from gentle to 'Apokoliptian' when enraged, showing large furry eyebrows, sharp, deformed teeth, and what people call ''monsterous''.
   
| Citizenship = New Genesis
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| Citizenship = Genesisian
 
| MaritalStatus = Single
 
| MaritalStatus = Single
| Occupation = Warrior of New Genesis
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| Occupation = [[Soldier]]
| Education =
 
   
| Quotation = I am nothing like [[Darkseid|you]]!
 
| Speaker = [[Orion (New Earth)|Orion]]
 
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| Origin = Born a son of [[Darkseid]] but raised by [[Highfather]], Orion struggles to overcome his heritage and his father.
 
 
| PlaceOfBirth = [[Apokolips]]
 
| PlaceOfBirth = [[Apokolips]]
 
| Creators = Jack Kirby
 
| Creators = Jack Kirby
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| Death = Final Crisis #1
 
| Death = Final Crisis #1
   
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Orion is the second son of [[Darkseid]], half brother of [[Kalibak]] and [[Grayven]]. As a child, he was traded for [[Scott Free]] in a peace effort between [[New Genesis]] and [[Apokolips]]. Raised as the son of [[Highfather Izaya]], he was taught to control his rage and anger, becoming the most powerful warrior either world has ever known. This in itself was not an easy task given that his heritage boiled with the rage of the brutal and merciless Darkseid. Learning how to control his dark nature consumed much of Orion's youth, but as he grew, his friends among the New Gods, particularly [[Solis (New Earth)|Lightray]], helped him direct his anger. He later fell in love with [[Bekka (New Earth)|Bekka]], daughter of the Apokoliptian dissident [[Himon (New Earth)|Himon]], and married her. Besides Lightray and Bekka, Orion counts among his friends [[Metron]], [[Jezebelle]], Scott Free, Barda and [[Forager]]. He is a hero dedicated to the ideals of New Genesis. His fighting skill and stamina have earned him the nickname "The Dog of War".
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| Overview = Orion is the second son of [[Darkseid]], and half brother of [[Kalibak]] and [[Grayven]].
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=== Early life ===
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As a child, he was traded for [[Scott Free]] in a peace effort between [[New Genesis]] and [[Apokolips]]. Raised as the son of [[Highfather Izaya]], he was taught to control his rage and anger, becoming the most powerful warrior either world has ever known. This in itself was not an easy task given that his heritage boiled with the rage of the brutal and merciless Darkseid. Learning how to control his dark nature consumed much of Orion's youth, but as he grew, his friends among the New Gods, particularly [[Solis (New Earth)|Lightray]], helped him direct his anger. He later fell in love with [[Bekka (New Earth)|Bekka]], daughter of the Apokoliptian dissident [[Himon (New Earth)|Himon]], and married her. Besides Lightray and Bekka, Orion counts among his friends [[Metron]], [[Jezebelle]], [[Scott Free]], [[Big Barda]] and [[Forager]]. He is a hero dedicated to the ideals of New Genesis. His fighting skill and stamina have earned him the nickname "The Dog of War".
   
Orion was able to obtain the [[Anti-Life Equation]] (the source Darkseid was in search of). He then went to Apokolips and confronted Darkseid about his birth, and ended up fighting for control of Apokolips (he refused to use the Anti-Life Equation due to issues of pride and earning his destiny unaided). He defeated Darkseid and gained control of Apokolips. With the anti-life equation, Orion went to Earth to begin creating intergalactic peace. He turned Earth into a utopian like world that began disrupting the balance of the universe. It was revealed that Darkseid, along side Metron, allowed Orion to defeat him, so he could understand the potential of the anti-life equation.
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Orion was able to obtain the [[Anti-Life Equation]] (the source Darkseid was in search of). He then went to Apokolips and confronted Darkseid about his birth, and ended up fighting for control of Apokolips (he refused to use the Anti-Life Equation due to issues of pride and earning his destiny unaided). He defeated Darkseid and gained control of Apokolips. With the anti-life equation, Orion went to Earth to begin creating intergalactic peace. He turned Earth into a utopian like world that began disrupting the balance of the universe. It was revealed that Darkseid, along side Metron, allowed Orion to defeat him, so he could understand the potential of the anti-life equation. Orion was later forced to give up the power of the anti-life equation and decided it was for the best because his use of its powers violated the principles of free will and was equitable to tyranny.<ref>{{c|Orion Vol 1 8}}-[[Orion Vol 1 17|17]]</ref>
   
 
Orion has served two terms with the [[Justice League]]. He first demanded to join the League alongside his friend, Lightray. They were accepted into the ranks and stayed on until after the battle with the Evil Eye. Later, he and [[Big Barda]] were sent as agents of New Genesis to serve in the JLA. Their mission was to help mobilize Earth's heroes against the coming of the omnipotent [[Mageddon]]. Once Mageddon was defeated, he and Barda resigned.
 
Orion has served two terms with the [[Justice League]]. He first demanded to join the League alongside his friend, Lightray. They were accepted into the ranks and stayed on until after the battle with the Evil Eye. Later, he and [[Big Barda]] were sent as agents of New Genesis to serve in the JLA. Their mission was to help mobilize Earth's heroes against the coming of the omnipotent [[Mageddon]]. Once Mageddon was defeated, he and Barda resigned.
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===[[Final Crisis Vol 1 1|Final Crisis]]===
 
===[[Final Crisis Vol 1 1|Final Crisis]]===
During part of his investigation into the disappearance of several metahuman children, Dan Turpin came across a dying Orion, babbling about a "war in heaven". Seeing Turpin, the Dog of War cried that [[New Gods (New Earth)|they]] didn't die, and he was within all of them. His last words were for Turpin to fight, and Orion died.<ref>''{{c|Final Crisis # 1}}</ref> Following this, Green Lantern [[John Stewart (New Earth)|John Stewart]] discovered a Radion bullet buried in fifty year old strata, which he theorized was used to kill Orion.<ref>{{c|Final Crisis # 2}}</ref>
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During part of his investigation into the disappearance of several metahuman children, Dan Turpin came across a dying Orion, babbling about a "war in heaven". Seeing Turpin, the Dog of War cried that [[New Gods|they]] didn't die, and he was within all of them. His last words were for Turpin to fight, and then Orion died.<ref>''{{c|Final Crisis # 1}}</ref> Following this, Green Lantern [[John Stewart (New Earth)|John Stewart]] discovered a Radion bullet buried in fifty year old strata, which he theorized was used to kill Orion but he was later resurrected on earth, along with the rest of the New Gods.<ref>{{c|Final Crisis # 2}}</ref>
   
 
| Powers =
 
| Powers =
'''New God Physiology''': The beings of New Genesis call themselves Gods and live outside of normal time and space in a realm called the Fourth World. These New Gods have evolved due to their close proximity to the Source, a primeval energy, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of New Genesis are immortal, stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance to the same.
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* {{Alien Physiology|New Gods}}: The beings of Apokolips call themselves Gods and live outside of normal time and space in a realm called the Fourth World. These New Gods have evolved due to their close proximity to the Source, a primeval energy, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of New Genesis are immortal, stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance. According to Orion, he is the most powerful New God from New Genesis.<ref>{{c|Death of the New Gods Vol 1 6}}</ref>
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** {{Superhuman Strength}}
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** {{Superhuman Durability}}
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** {{Immortality}}
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** {{Superhuman Stamina}}
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** {{Accelerated Healing}}
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* {{Energy Projection|nat=y|Astro Force}}: Orion wields a inter-dimensional cosmic energy field called the "Astro Force" and the "Fury of the Source" drawn directly from the Source as the core from which his other abilities manifest from. This energy is channeled through his harness or Wristbands and allows him to heal himself, manipulate matter and energy, and even generate force fields that can ward off the powers of Darkseid's Omega Effect.<ref>{{c|Orion Vol 1 7}}</ref>
   
:'''Superhuman Strength''': His physical strength is difficult to gauge accurately, but he has successfully defeated [[Darkseid]] at least once. He rivals [[William Batson (New Earth)|Captain Marvel]], and [[Superman (Post-Crisis)|Superman]]. No normal Earth-made barrier or substance can possibly stop Orion if he wishes to enter an area. Few barriers, even in the Fourth World are capable of stopping Orion. Battles that have had Orion at the scene are known to be catastrophically destructive and often have extreme loss of life. Orion is strong enough to lift far over 100 tons effortlessly.
 
   
:'''Invulnerability'''
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{{Image|Orion_Simonson.jpg|[[Astro-Harness]]|right|200px}}
 
:'''Immortality'''
 
 
:'''Superhuman Speed'''
 
 
:'''Superhuman Stamina''': Orion's stamina is legendary. Only on [[Apokolips]] or [[New Genesis]] are there any beings with the ability to compete with Orion in a conflict of any nature. Bolstered by his rage and his mother box, Orion is a virtually inexhaustible engine of destruction. This does not mean that Orion does not tire. In battles against foes of near equal might, such as an enhanced [[Kalibak]] or [[Darkseid]], Orion has been seen to fatigue, only after weeks of continuous combat.
 
 
:'''Regenerative Healing Factor''': Orion also possesses a regenerative Healing Factor in the event that enough force is brought to bear on him which might actually cause him any type of severe injury. He is also able to call upon his "[[Mother Box]]" to assist in healing injuries or to sustain his life energies.
 
 
It is also possible that Orion may possess the abilities of Darkseid being his most powerful son.
 
[[Image:Orion_Simonson.jpg|thumb|right|[[Astro-Harness]]]]
 
   
 
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'''Weapons Master'''
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* {{Weaponry}}
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* {{Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)}}
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* {{Tactical Analysis}}
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* {{Aviation}}
   
'''[[Expert Combatant| Master Combatant]]'''
 
 
'''Master Tactician and Strategist'''
 
 
'''Master Pilot'''
 
 
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| Weaknesses =
 
| Weaknesses =
'''Radion''': Orion and all of the New Gods are vulnerable to a substance called Radion. It source is unknown and its effects are toxic only in sustained amounts or after explosive exposure. The average New God can be slain by an application of Radion from a Radion blaster or bomb. More advanced beings such as Orion, protected by their mother box, armor and sheer toughness, have been known to take two hits and survive. Radion, must be hard to come by, because if it was not, Darkseid would obviously equip more of his troops with it. Perhaps it requires the mysterious Element X to create it.
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* {{Vulnerability to|Radion}}
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* {{Power Instability|Berserker Rage}}: As the son of Darkseid, Orion inherited all the rage and hate Darkseid has for others. However, he also lacks Darkseid's natural control over it, which can lead to violent, irrational assaults on anyone and anything in his vicinity if not subdued. Orion's Mother Box is capable of calming him, but if tasked with other functions, Orion can slowly start to lose control.
'''Berserker Rage''': As the son of Darkseid, Orion inherited all the rage and hate Darkseid has for others. However, he also lacks Darkseid's natural control over it, which can lead to violent, irrational assaults on anyone and anything in his vicinity if not subdued. Orion's Mother Box is capable of calming him, but if tasked with other functions, Orion can slowly start to lose control.
 
 
'''Psychologically Intolerant''': Orion's second weakness is a psychological one. He is unable to reconcile his destructive nature with the more gentle teachings of New Genesis. As such, personality traits such as patience or tolerance are in short supply with Orion. Highly intelligent, he simply has no real understanding of what it means to be weaker than someone else and confuses weakness with defenselessness. He will rarely use restraint unless someone is there to remind him to do so, and his initial solution to most problems is to destroy the offending organism, device, creature, para-demon, etc. He has recently shown displeasure with being sent to Earth and has had to be physically restrained on more than one occasion.
 
   
 
| Equipment =
 
| Equipment =
 
* '''[[Mother Box]]'''
 
* '''[[Mother Box]]'''
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* '''[[Astro Harness]]'''
 
* '''[[Astro Harness]]'''
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* '''[[Astro Wristbands]]'''
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| Recommended = {{Fourth World RR}}
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| Notes = {{Multicont Earth-One}}
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* Orion has also been known as the ''Dog of War'' and ''The Hunter''.
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* His eyes turn red when enraged. His true skin color is grayish, somewhat resembling that of [[Darkseid]], although a Mother Box usually disguises his appearance.
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| Recommended = {{Fourth World RR}}
 
| Wikipedia = Orion (comics)
 
| Wikipedia = Orion (comics)
 
| Links =
 
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Orion is the second son of Darkseid, and half brother of Kalibak and Grayven.

Early life

As a child, he was traded for Scott Free in a peace effort between New Genesis and Apokolips. Raised as the son of Highfather Izaya, he was taught to control his rage and anger, becoming the most powerful warrior either world has ever known. This in itself was not an easy task given that his heritage boiled with the rage of the brutal and merciless Darkseid. Learning how to control his dark nature consumed much of Orion's youth, but as he grew, his friends among the New Gods, particularly Lightray, helped him direct his anger. He later fell in love with Bekka, daughter of the Apokoliptian dissident Himon, and married her. Besides Lightray and Bekka, Orion counts among his friends Metron, Jezebelle, Scott Free, Big Barda and Forager. He is a hero dedicated to the ideals of New Genesis. His fighting skill and stamina have earned him the nickname "The Dog of War".

Orion was able to obtain the Anti-Life Equation (the source Darkseid was in search of). He then went to Apokolips and confronted Darkseid about his birth, and ended up fighting for control of Apokolips (he refused to use the Anti-Life Equation due to issues of pride and earning his destiny unaided). He defeated Darkseid and gained control of Apokolips. With the anti-life equation, Orion went to Earth to begin creating intergalactic peace. He turned Earth into a utopian like world that began disrupting the balance of the universe. It was revealed that Darkseid, along side Metron, allowed Orion to defeat him, so he could understand the potential of the anti-life equation. Orion was later forced to give up the power of the anti-life equation and decided it was for the best because his use of its powers violated the principles of free will and was equitable to tyranny.[1]

Orion has served two terms with the Justice League. He first demanded to join the League alongside his friend, Lightray. They were accepted into the ranks and stayed on until after the battle with the Evil Eye. Later, he and Big Barda were sent as agents of New Genesis to serve in the JLA. Their mission was to help mobilize Earth's heroes against the coming of the omnipotent Mageddon. Once Mageddon was defeated, he and Barda resigned.

Death of the New Gods

When the New Gods began to die off, both Lightray and Bekka were among those killed early off. Following Big Barda's death, Orion, Mister Miracle, and Superman went to Apokolips to investigate whether Darkseid was responsible for the deaths. Following this, Orion laid a trap for the God killer, with himself as bait. As he charged toward his enemy, they collided with such force that both Superman and Mister Miracle were blinded by the explosion. All that survived was Orion's helmet, and Superman claimed to finally understand why the people of the Fourth World claimed to be gods.

During the final throes of the Countdown, Darkseid is taken by surprise when a Boom Tube opens above the skies of Metropolis and Orion emerges from the tube, having managed to escape being murdered by the Infinity Man. Orion and Darkseid battle, and after a furious exchange, at the end of it all, Darkseid realizes it was not meant to be and his heart is ripped from his chest by his own son.

Final Crisis

During part of his investigation into the disappearance of several metahuman children, Dan Turpin came across a dying Orion, babbling about a "war in heaven". Seeing Turpin, the Dog of War cried that they didn't die, and he was within all of them. His last words were for Turpin to fight, and then Orion died.[2] Following this, Green Lantern John Stewart discovered a Radion bullet buried in fifty year old strata, which he theorized was used to kill Orion but he was later resurrected on earth, along with the rest of the New Gods.[3]

Powers

  • New Gods Physiology: The beings of Apokolips call themselves Gods and live outside of normal time and space in a realm called the Fourth World. These New Gods have evolved due to their close proximity to the Source, a primeval energy, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of New Genesis are immortal, stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance. According to Orion, he is the most powerful New God from New Genesis.[4]
  • Astro Force: Orion wields a inter-dimensional cosmic energy field called the "Astro Force" and the "Fury of the Source" drawn directly from the Source as the core from which his other abilities manifest from. This energy is channeled through his harness or Wristbands and allows him to heal himself, manipulate matter and energy, and even generate force fields that can ward off the powers of Darkseid's Omega Effect.[5]


Abilities

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerability to Radion
  • Berserker Rage: As the son of Darkseid, Orion inherited all the rage and hate Darkseid has for others. However, he also lacks Darkseid's natural control over it, which can lead to violent, irrational assaults on anyone and anything in his vicinity if not subdued. Orion's Mother Box is capable of calming him, but if tasked with other functions, Orion can slowly start to lose control.

Equipment

Transportation

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Orion has also been known as the Dog of War and The Hunter.
  • His eyes turn red when enraged. His true skin color is grayish, somewhat resembling that of Darkseid, although a Mother Box usually disguises his appearance.

Related

Footnotes


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