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Arion


Arion, Lady Chian and Wyynde
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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Warlord vol. 1 #55, (March 1982)
Created by Paul Kupperberg (writer)
Jan Duursema (artist)
Characteristics
Alter ego Ahri'ahn
Affiliations Power Girl
Lady Chian
Wyynde
King D'Tilluh
Calculha & Majistra
Abilities Master of vastly powerful Atlantean magic.

Arion is a fictional character from DC Comics' universe. Arion began as a secondary feature of the DC Comics book Warlord in issue #55 (March 1982). This continued until the October issue (#62). Arion then gained his own series Arion Lord of Atlantis #1, November 1982. written by Paul Kupperberg and drawn by Jan Duursema. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... The Warlord was a sword and sorcery comic book published by DC Comics from 1976 - 1989. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Kupperberg is an editor for DC Comics, and a prolific writer of comic books and newspaper strips. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ... The Warlord was a sword and sorcery comic book published by DC Comics from 1976 - 1989. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Kupperberg is an editor for DC Comics, and a prolific writer of comic books and newspaper strips. ...

Contents


History

Arion, Lord of Atlantis only lasted for 35 regular issues from November 1982 to September 1985. There was a special finale issued in late 1985 in which Atlantis was destroyed. Arion also appeared in DC Comics Presents in a crossover with Superman. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DC Comics Presents. ... Superman is a fictional character regarded as one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time, and one of the first to embody several qualities associated with them. ...


Plot

The title character Arion is a powerful Homo Magi from the nobility of ancient Atlantis. Ari'ahn and Garn Daanuth are the twin sons of Calculha and Dark Majistra, two very powerful Atlantean sorcerers. While Calculha raised Ari'ahn to be a follower of light and the Lords of Order, Majistra raised Garn to be an acolyte of the Lords of Chaos. His companions include an Atlantean guardsman, Wyynde, and Lady Chian, his lover and the captain of King D'Tilluh's royal guard. Among his enemies are his brother Garn Daanuth, a formidable practitioner of the dark arts and Chaon, the puissant god of evil and chaos. Zatanna Zatara, usually known simply as Zatanna, is a DC Comics superheroine. ... Atlantis (Greek: , Island of Atlas) is the name of an island first mentioned and described by the classical Greek philosopher Plato. ... The Lords of Chaos and Lords of Order are complementary groups of supernatural entities with godlike powers that appear in DC Comics. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


He appeared later in the Crisis on Infinite Earths and was made part of Power Girl's backstory. He eventually turned up in the present day where his body was taken over by Mordru and his spirit imprisoned in Gemworld. His spirit was finally released and allowed to go to the afterlife by Power Girl and Hawkgirl, (along with a recently awakened Dove II), in order to weaken Mordru. Before his soul departed, Arion revealed to Power Girl that she was not his granddaughter and thus not an Atlantean. He cryptically stated to Power Girl that he had promised her mother to protect her, that she was proud of her, and that she would soon need her aid. Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero. ... Mordru (also known as Mordru the Merciless) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe whose main foes are the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future world of the 30th and 31st centuries and the Justice Society of America and the Lord of Order Amethyst in... Hawk and Dove are the names used by a number of DC Comics superheroes who fight crime together as duos, despite their sharply differing methods and attitudes about violence. ...


Current status

See also: Infinite Crisis

Arion recently reappeared (presumably via magical time travel) in Infinite Crisis as one of the mystics gathered in Atlantis to keep the Spectre at bay, and later in the Day of Vengeance tie-in special as one of many magical beings summoned to help rebuild the shattered Rock of Eternity. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics. ... Atlantis (Greek: , Island of Atlas) is the name of an island first mentioned and described by the classical Greek philosopher Plato. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... Day of Vengeance #1; cover by Walter Simonson. ...


The Arion of 1659 also has recently appeared in Superman #655 where he wasn't pleased with Superman's actions as he looked into the future. Superman is a fictional character regarded as one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time, and one of the first to embody several qualities associated with them. ...


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Arion is a fictional character from DC Comics' universe.
Arion began as a secondary feature of the DC Comics book Warlord in issue #55 (March 1982).
Arion recently reappeared (presumably via magical time travel) in Infinite Crisis as one of the mystics gathered in Atlantis to keep the Spectre at bay, and later in the Day of Vengeance tie-in special as one of many magical beings summoned to help rebuild the shattered Rock of Eternity.
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