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Orion is the son of Darkseid, a mighty warrior of New Genesis who was raised by the benevolent Highfather. As a war god, Orion is an expert in combat and one of the best fighters among the New Gods.

Origin and Early Career

The Pact

Orion was traded to New Genesis in exchange for Highfather's son ostensibly creating a truce the warring realms of Apokolips and New Genesis. The peace was short lived, however, and both planets reengaged in war soon after.[1]


Early Adventures

Orion visited Earth numerous times. During the crusades he was transported to the skies above the road to Jerusalem via boom-tube during a battle with his half-brother, the Apokoliptian Kalibak. During their conflict, one of the pair dropped their Mother Box and did not retrieve it. Onlooking knights, including Dumas believed themselves to be witnessing a battle between an angel and a demon and when the pair left Earth, they recovered the fallen Mother Box. They used the technology held within to create the first Azraels.[2]

Orion eventually encountered Forager and found the being to be distasteful, referring to him as a 'lowly bug'. During the conflict with the Anti-Life entity, Forager ostensibly died; Orion's disrespect continued, resulting in Batman striking Orion for his slights towards the deceased.[3] Despite this, Orion would however learn to respect Forager over the coming years.

New 52

Quest from The Source

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Highfather summoned Orion to inform him of a threat he foresaw through The Source on Earth, commanding him to investigate it.[4] Upon arrival, he came across his friend Milan and asked for his assistance on his mission, but the demigod was hesitant to use his abilities, so Orion offered to relax him with a joyride.

After another demigod called Lennox visited Milan to request his help, even with Milan's denying to give it, Orion was about to confront him when a woman appeared to defend Lennox. They were about to clash until Milan stopped them with his power,[5] forcing Orion to release himself with A4. The aggression over, Milan finally agreed to assist in the search for the "threat" Orion was looking for, which turned out to be an infant.[6]

He accompanied Lennox and the woman, Diana, to meet the child, but when they arrived everyone was gone. Fortunately, A4's tracking abilities localized the baby's mother and they reunited with her to discuss how to locate the now missing child.[7] Diana went to the child's location first and confronted an Olympian when Orion followed her and aided on the battle, ending it before another Olympian decided to return the child to his mother.[8]

Many of Wonder Woman's adventures during the New 52, including her interactions with Orion detailed here, were later revealed to be hallucinations and false memories implanted in her by the children of Ares.

Sometime later, Orion heard the call for help from humans living in a place called Undertown who were being attacked by a giant behemoth. He easily defeated the creature before Highfather called upon him, revealing him that the true threat foresaw by The Source was the last Kryptonian.[9]

Thus he now begun looking for the Source Wall's threat, searching the whole planet and coming across a mutated human with psionic abilities which he used in conjunction with his Mother Box to successfully locate and reach Superman.[10] The two fought across all of Metropolis until Diana arrived, ending their mid-fight so she could reveal Hector Hammond's presence hiding in Superman's subconscious, to which Orion used his Mother Box to cleanse Hector's influence over the Kryptonian. With nothing left to do, Orion left the scene.[11]

Battle of the First Born

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Orion returned to Diana's and Lennox's aid when a nameless God was about to kill them, distracting him long enough for A4 to gather everyone far from him and teleport them away from Earth, arriving to New Genesis in Highfather's presence.[12] Orion apologized to his father for the inconvenience but was nonetheless scolded by him. He spent the next three days waiting for his father to allow him to return back to Earth, taking his companions with him to a now destroyed land ruled by the First Born.[13] Orion fought but was seemingly defeated by the First Born, with Diana having to finish him off, ending his threat.[14]

After the conflict Orion stayed to keep an eye on his friends, but the tranquility was short as his friend Milan was kidnapped by a demigoddess who was in search for the First Born.[15] He arrived first and made his way through the enemy's forces until Cassandra placed a bomb on Milan's heart, forcing Orion into teleporting him to New Genesis in order to save his life.[16]

With Milan safe, Orion returned to Earth[17] and aided the Amazons in their war, clashing directly against the Minotaur until he fatally wounded him[18] and was carried to the First Born. Luckily, Milan arrived with A4 to transport him to safety until his wounds healed. He then joined forces with the Moon Goddess to fight once again[19] and finally defeat the First Born and his forces once and for all.

Many of Wonder Woman's adventures during the New 52, including her interactions with Orion detailed here, were later revealed to be hallucinations and false memories implanted in her by the children of Ares.

Godhead

Highfather finally found traces of the ultimate power, the Life Equation, set loose in one of the universes in the form of Lantern lights, and commanded his Council of Eight to find and retrieve the seven Power Rings of the Emotional Spectrum native from that universe, with Orion and Metron locating the Green and Blue rings respectively.

However, the rings united were unable to channel the Life Equation, prompting Metron to suggest that there are not seven rings but only one ring composed by the seven, a white ring. Highfather now began his quest for the White Lantern, ordering his forces to cleanse the universe from the ring wielders and remove their power from them.[20]

Orion was left in command of the Divine Guard while Metron looked for the White Lantern's location using the stolen Green ring, prompting the Green Lanterns to attack them head on to reclaim the ring. It was a futile effort, since they were no match for the New Gods who finally located the White Lantern's location and returned to New Genesis.[21]

The enemies finally locked in the Stockade and Highfather in possession of the Equation. A4 located twolanterns still free near the Source Wall, and Orion lead the Divine Guard to capture them, a task that almost succeeded if not for the Black Lantern who used it's unique powers to temporarily overwhelm him and his forces.[22] However, the Black Lantern forgot about them and instead "resurrected" the beings in the Source Wall and used them to attack New Genesis, forcing Orion to follow them and lead the charge against the revived Source Titans.

The battle nearly cost the lives of everyone, if it weren't for Highfather who returned the previously stolen Life Equation to the White Lantern to eliminate the titans and save New Genesis. The damage done to the floating city was too great, however, and it was about to fall out of orbit and crash on the planet, but was saved by the combined power of Hal Jordan and Saint Walker. With Highfather ordering his son to stand down and let the Lanterns go, the war was over.[23]

Rebirth

Fall of the Gods

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Orion and Green Lantern vs the Nth Metal Golems

Orion is sent by HighFather to seek the Green Lanterns for help, when he's struck by an Nth Metal Golem. The Nth Metal Golem seems to be designed for hunting New Gods. As Hal Jordan, Orion and Kyle Rayner are attacked by the Nth Metal Golem, Orion stabs himself in order to make the Golem think he died. A Green Lantern, Two-Lobe, reads Orion's unconscious mind and it's revealed that The Nth Metal Golems were reawakened to destroy the progeny of Yuga Khan. Highfather and Lightray arrive as the Nth Metal golems attempt and fail to free Yuga Khan. Orion awakes from his injuries due to Kyle Rayner participating in a heart reattachment procedure[24][25][26][27].

Last Charge

Some time later, Kyle Rayner was arrested by New God officials whilst searching for help against The Darkstars. Despite Highfathers orders, Orion releases Kyle from the holding cell and agrees to aid him in the war. Orion joins the Green Lanterns, Zod, Hector Hammond and Arkillo in a grueling battle against the Darkstars and win[28][29][30][31][32].

Odyssey

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Infinite Frontier

Justice League Incarnate

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Kal-El Returns

Following Darkseid's abduction by the Great Darkness, the throne of Apokolips fell to Orion. He recalled its armies, and returned to his new throneworld.

After Osul-Ra became imbued with the Fire of Olgrun, one of the Old Gods, Orion travelled to Metropolis alongside his brother Kalibak in an attempt to take the child, claiming that the child could not handle the power and that Superman was not prepared to do what was needed. The pair were turned back by a revitalized Superman, and returned to Apokolips via Boom-Tube.

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Powers

  • New God Physiology: Orion is one of the strongest New Gods in existence due to directly descending from Uxas, a terrifying first generation New God. His kind 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 stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance to the same.
    • Immortality: New Gods are virtually immortal.
    • Superhuman Strength: Orion has vast superhuman strength; enough strength to effortlessly defeat a titanic behemoth,[9] clash against the likes of Superman and cause him to bleed,[11] punch his way through an entire army,[16] and easily destroy Lantern constructs.[20] Orion's strength level is far in excess of 100 tons, as he was able to lift an aircraft carrier to use as a blunt object.
    • Invulnerability: Orion is conventionally invulnerable to harm in all forms. He could endure the hits of Superman with miniscule signs of wear on his person.[11]
    • Superhuman Stamina: Orion can fight for continuous periods of time without showing any fatigue.[11]
  • Apokoliptian Atavism: Since he was an infant, Orion's true form manifested itself physically in bursts of rage,[13] and unwillingly arises anytime he is enraged[33] or frustrated.[12] Thus he learned ways to control himself and keep his inner anger at bay.

Abilities

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced): Orion is one of New Genesis' finest warriors. Capable of going toe-to-toe against a Kryptonian,[11] Olympian Gods,[12] and easily overwhelm an entire Lantern Corps.[21]
  • Leadership: As the son of Highfather, Orion is hailed and respected among all of New Genesis as a capable leader, being entrusted with the command of the entire planet's military forces[21] for his ability to inspire loyalty even in dire situations.[23]
  • Astronautics: Orion is skilled in the use of his astro-harness and can nimbly maneuver with it in space and planetary atmosphere.

Equipment

  • A4: A multi-person transport platform that is a technological extension of Orion himself, it grants him access to abilities Orion alone doesn't possess.[6] The harness also seems to harbor a sentience of it's own and is freely capable of mentally communicating with Orion.[22]
    • Interstellar Flight: The device is capable of moving Orion through space and across pan-galactic distances without harm or threat of exposure.
    • Boom-Tube Generation: A4 can create Boom-Tubes for Orion to travel to any location in the Multiverse.[5] [12] [20]
    • Energy Blast: A4 can fire wide beams of energy. Orion seems capable of controlling the beam's intensity, from making them harmless to leave the target unscratched[6] to destructive concentrated blasts that can pierce his enemy.[22]
    • Galactic Tracking: A4 can analize DNA from a small sample and track the source across long distances.[7]
  • Mother Box: Orion's Mother Box can link to the minds of others and locate the subjects' whereabouts anywhere they are,[10] and even place psychic barriers to prevent foreign influences in anyone's psyche.[11]

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