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Encyclopedia > Damien Thorn
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien in The Omen remake
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien in The Omen remake

Damien Thorn is the main fictional character in The Omen series (The Omen, Omen II, Omen III, The Omen 2006 remake). He has been portrayed by Harvey Stephens, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Sam Neill and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Image File history File links Damien_Thorn_in_The_Omen. ... Image File history File links Damien_Thorn_in_The_Omen. ... Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien Thorn in The Omen, 2006 Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (born 1999) is an American actor. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Omen (also known as The Omen: 666) is the 2006 remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. ... Harvey Spencer Stephens (born 12 November 1970 in Putney, London, England) played the role of Damien Thorn in The Omen. ... Jonathan Scott-Taylor was born in Sao Paulo on 6/3/1962 he started going to drama school at age 11 and was in the stage act Treasure Island. He went on to do minor roles in The Copter Kids, Bugsy Malone and The Winslow Boy. That was why he... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien Thorn in The Omen, 2006 Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (born 1999) is an American actor. ...

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Character

Damien was born in Rome at 6:00 a.m. on June 6, 1966 (2001 in the most recent remake) to a jackal raped by Satan. His birthday (the sixth hour of the sixth day of the sixth month) constitutes the number 666. Though he is originally unaware of his parentage, he gradually comes to understand and accept his identity as the Antichrist as he grows older. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,500 km²  (580 sq mi... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2001. ... Species Canis aureus Canis adustus Canis mesomelas Canis simensis A jackal is any of four small to medium-sized members of the family Canidae, found in Africa and Asia. ... Gustave Dorés depiction of Satan from John Miltons Paradise Lost Satan, from the Hebrew word for accuser (Standard Hebrew: , Satan Tiberian Hebrew ; Koine Greek: , Satanás; Aramaic: , ; Arabic: , , Geez: Sāyṭān), is a term with its origins in the Abrahamic faiths which is traditionally applied to... The Number of the Beast is a concept from the Book of Revelation of the Christian New Testament. ... // The English word Antichrist is taken from the Greek αντίχριστος antíkhristos, which literally means instead of Christ. In the Bible, the term itself appears only in 1 John and 2 John. ...


Through the series

The Omen

In the first film, Damien is adopted by American consulate Robert Thorn and wife Katherine at their hospital after they lose their new son in what they think is stillbirth. At the age of five, Damien's nanny is hypnotized by a demonic dog and mysteriously hangs herself at his birthday party, claiming to have done it for him. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Hypnosis, as defined by the American Psychological Association Division of Psychological Hypnosis, is a procedure during which a health professional or researcher suggests that a client, patient, or experimental participant experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior. ... Suicide by hanging. ...


A priest from Italy, Father Brennan, who was at Damien's birth, warns Thorn about his son and quoting an old prophecy about the Antichrist that Damien allegedly fills, but Thorn will have none of it. Damien's new nanny Baylock, secretly a demon, helps him realize who he is. Soon, things begin to come together; Damien begins to tremble with terror when his parents attempt to take him to a wedding in a church.


As Katherine is pregnant with another child, Damien knocks her off a balcony with his tricycle and the baby is killed. Katherine and Thorn are now aware of what their son may be; with the help of photojournalist Keith Jennings, who is killed in a freak accident, Thorn investigates Brennan's own mysterious death and accepts that Damien is the Antichrist. An exorcist at Megiddo named Bugenhagen gives Thorn some ancient daggers he had inherited that could kill the Antichrist; Thorn brings Damien to a church to lower his influence, but police ambush him and he's killed before Damien is harmed. Damien's enemies are dead and he's left in the company of the President. Megiddo, in modern days Israel Part of the site of ancient Megiddo Megiddo (Hebrew: ) is a hill in Israel near the modern settlement of Megiddo, known for theological, historical and geographical reasons. ...


Damien was portrayed by Harvey Stephens in the original film and by Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick in the remake. Harvey Spencer Stephens (born 12 November 1970 in Putney, London, England) played the role of Damien Thorn in The Omen. ... Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien Thorn in The Omen, 2006 Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (born 1999) is an American actor. ...


Damien: Omen II

Damien is now in his early teens and living with his uncle Richard Thorn, a wealthy industrialist, his uncle's second wife, Ann, and Richard's son from his first marriage, Mark.


The young Damien doesn't understand his true potential, but others are beginning to suspect that he is not the sweet young boy that he appears to be. Within his life there are many people working to help him ascend to his rightful place as the Antichrist, but at the same time, lone journalists, doctors, scientists and friends all try to stop him and warn his foster parents. Mark sees (and hears) things he shouldn't, and although Damien has fond feelings for his cousin, nothing can stand in his way so he kills him.


After this, Richard starts to believe the rumors of Damien so he tries to kill him with the daggers but Ann reveals that she works for Damien and she kills him. After this, Damien kills Ann.


Damien was portrayed by Jonathan Scott-Taylor on this film. Jonathan Scott-Taylor was born in Sao Paulo on 6/3/1962 he started going to drama school at age 11 and was in the stage act Treasure Island. He went on to do minor roles in The Copter Kids, Bugsy Malone and The Winslow Boy. That was why he...


Omen III: The Final Conflict

Damien is appointed Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, the same position his adoptive father held in the first film. Unlike the two incarnations of Damien portrayed in previous Omen films, the adult Damien is entirely aware of his unholy lineage, and his destiny. An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... The Court of St Jamess is the popular name of the royal court of the United Kingdom. ... Destiny refers to a predetermined course of events. ...


An alignment of the stars in the Cassiopeia region of the night sky (the traditional location of the stellar signal of the Second Coming) causes the creation of a super "star", described in the film as a second Star of Bethlehem. Damien realizes it is a sign of the Second Coming of Christ and he orders all male children in England born on the morning of March 24, 1981 (the morning when, in the story, the Cassiopeia alignment occurred) to be killed in order to prevent the Christ-child's return to power, as predicted in the Book of Revelation (see Massacre of the Innocents). Cassiopeia can refer to: Cassiopeia (or Casseipeia), a queen of Aethiopia in Greek mythology. ... The Second Coming or Last Coming refers to the Christian and Islamic belief in the coming or return of Jesus Christ to fulfill Messianic prophecy, such as the resurrection of the dead, last judgment and full establishment of the Kingdom of God (also called the Reign of God), including the... Adoration of the Magi, with the star of Bethlehem in the top left. ... This page is about the title or the Divine Person. For the Christian figure, see Jesus. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Visions of John of Patmos, as depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. ... The Holy Innocents by Giotto di Bondone. ...


Thorn has also become involved with journalist Kate Reynolds, who interviews him for the BBC. In the interview, Damien's personal brilliance is backed when it is revealed that Damien attended Yale University, and was a Rhodes Scholar, captaining the Oxford Polo and Rugby teams -- a complex relationship which undermines his plans to dominate the world. Damien also focuses his attention on her pre-teenaged son Peter whom he takes as a disciple. Ultimately, the relationship is his undoing. Yale redirects here. ...


Meanwhile, Father DeCarlo and six other priests armed with the ancient daggers, hunt Thorn in the hope of killing him before he can destroy the "Christ child." However, one by one all the priests die until only DeCarlo survives.


Finally, in spite of Thorn's efforts, DeCarlo informs Reynolds that the Christ-child is "out of his reach" but that nonetheless, the task still remains to destroy Damien. In a final act of evil, Damien uses Reynold's son--now slavishly devoted to Damien--as a human shield against DeCarlo's dagger. As Peter lies dying, Damien tries to strangle Father DeCarlo to death. In a desperate bid to salvage his waning power, Damien calls out for Christ to appear before him. As he does this, Kate Reynolds sneaks behind Damien, stabbing him in the back with the dagger. Christ appears in a flash before a dying Damien and peace reigns over the Earth.


The name "Damien"

The name "Damien" sounds vaguely like the English "demon," but is not at all etymologically related[1]. It is interesting that since the original Omen movie came out, Damien has become a name with powerful evil connotations, despite the fact that historically it is associated with many saintly figures. Damien is the French form of the English name Damian (Latin Damianus), popular as the name of a martyred Christian saint of the third century (see Saints Cosmas and Damian). Another prominent Damien was Father Damien of Hawaii, who died while establishing leper colonies there. Damien is also the first name of Father Karras in The Exorcist. The Beheading of Cosmas and Damian, by Fra Angelico Saints Cosmas and Damian (died 303) were twins and early Christian martyrs, born in Cilicia, or in Arabia, who practiced the art of healing in the seaport of Ægea (modern Ayash) in the Gulf of Iskanderun, then in the Roman province... Father Damien, formally Joseph (Jozef) de Veuster, SS.CC. and Blessed Damien of Molokai (January 3, 1840, Tremelo – April 15, 1889, Molokai), was a Belgian Catholic missionary of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary who is revered primarily by Hawaii residents and Christians for having dedicated... Father Karras played by Jason Miller Father Damien Karras a fictional Greek-American character from the novel The Exorcist. ... The Exorcist is a horror novel written by William Peter Blatty first published in 1971. ...


Trivia

  • Damien Thorn appeared as a character in the South Park episode "Damien", and had a cameo in "Professor Chaos". Also, the episode Tsst ends in a similar fashion to the film.
  • "Damien" is a song written by the American metal band Iced Earth off of their 2001 Horror Show album. The lyrics of the song include references and direct quotations from the Omen series.
  • The popular British sitcom Only Fools & Horses features a recurring joke in which Rodney Trotter fears that his nephew is the anti-Christ (because he is 'Son of Del'). The boy's name is Damian, and Omen-like music (usually the Carmina Burana) often plays whenever Rodney sees him.
  • Rapper DMX has a song titled Damien on his debut album "It's Dark and Hell is Hot". On his second album "Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood" he has a track titled "The Omen" which features the controversial artist Marilyn Manson. The final in the series of songs is on his album "The Great Depression" with the song titled Damien III.
  • Domnul Damian (Mr. Damian) is the mysterious character in Romanian's writer and poet - Ion Minulescu - novel De vorba cu necuratul ("Chattig with the Unholy One"). This novel is written between WW1 and WW2 and tells about an encounter with a strange character (Domnul Damian) who has supernatural powers and the ability to control people. Domnul Damian turns out to be the devil himself.
  • An American study of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) carried out by the Duke University School of Medicine in the 1990s reported that boys called Damien were six times more likely to suffer from the disorder than average.[citation needed]

 
 

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