Heir to Apokolips
Son of Darkseid
|Citizen of New Genesis|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
New Gods of New Genesis
|Base of Operations|
Supertown, New Genesis
God-like being with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant and war tactician.
Astroglider: Personal aircraft capable of interstellar travel, generating a protective atmospheric force field, ability to emit concussive blast and project magnetic beams.
Mother Box: Sentient psionic computer that calms Orion's murderous nature and manipulates his distorted face. Capable of opening dimensional portals and other diverse functions.
Jack Kirby's Fourth World
Jack Kirby's New Gods
The New Gods Vol. 1, 2 & 3
|The New Gods #1 (March, 1971)|
Before Darkseid ascension to the throne of Apokolips he was forced by his mother Queen Heggra to marry a woman he loathed named Tigra who bore him a son, Orion. After assassinating Queen Heggra, Darkseid assumed the throne and exiled Tigra to a distant section of the planet where she raised Orion, who had no idea that Darkseid was his father.
To end the centuries-long war between New Genesis and Apokolips, Darkseid and Highfather agreed to exchange their sons as part of a pact, thus Orion became the foster son of the ruler of New Genesis.
Highfather taught his enemy's son the values of peace, liberty and benevolence. Values which enable him to battle his Apokoliptic nature and stand as New Genesis' greatest champion, Orion.