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Orion is a character who appears in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
Description[edit | edit source]
Orion has a silver horned helmet which covers his face but arches over his moth. His costume is made up of a tight red material, which he wears blue gloves, trunks, and boots over. He rides his astro-harness which is represented both with bricks and straps designed directly onto his torso.
In-game, Orion is permanently affixed to his astro-harness in game. Though it can fly, create blasts, and shoot beams, he is still capable of simple melee attacks and jumps while riding it.
Background[edit | edit source]
Orion is the son of Darkseid and Tigra and brother to Kalibak Grayven and Grail nephew of Highfather and grandson of Yuga Khan and Heggra who is traded to Highfather at birth to seal a truce between Apokolips and New Genesis. Despite his peaceful upbringing, Orion has inherited his birth-father's temper and struggles to control his rage. Orion's anger makes him the greatest warrior among the New Gods, and has earned him the title of "Dog of War." According to legend, Orion will be the one to kill Darkseid.
Orion has served as a member of the Justice League when he feels that Earth, believed to be where the Anti-Life Equation is hidden, is in danger from Apokolips or the New Gods.
Though after a ferocious battle Orion does appear to kill Darkseid and the prophecy is believed to be fulfilled, his father survives and returns to kill Orion. John Stewart recovers the bullet used to do so, and Batman later uses it to fend off and kill Darkseid when his own life is threatened. After Darkseid's death, the New Gods, which by this point had been wiped out, are resurrected in a new part of the multiverse, but Orion is not among them.
After The Flash and Reverse-Flash reboot the timeline, Orion is once again alive in the new continuity. He is sent by Highfather to Earth after a demigod son of Zeus is deemed a threat to the existence of the universe. Orion works with Wonder Woman and her other allies as they protect the child from First Born and some of the Olympians who perceive him as a threat.