Alias










Orion
Nick Name

Heir to Apokolips

Son of Darkseid


Civilian ID
Orion
Occupation
Warrior
Legal Status
Citizen of New Genesis
Nation or Planet of Origin
Apokolips
Group Affiliation

Justice League

New Gods of Apokolips

New Gods of New Genesis


Base of Operations

Earth

Supertown, New Genesis


Height
6' 6"
Weight
295 lbs.
Eye Color
Red
Hair Color
Red
Known Powers

God-like being with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant and war tactician.


Accessories

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.


Common Enemies

Darkseid

Desaad

Dr. Bedlam

Granny Goodness

Kalibak

Parademons

Simyan

Steppenwolf


Regularly Appearing

Jack Kirby's Fourth World

Jack Kirby's New Gods

JLA

The New Gods Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Orion


First Appearance
The New Gods #1 (March, 1971)
Creator
Jack Kirby
Origin

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.


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