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Lords of Chaos and Order


Lord of Order and Lord of Chaos.
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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance (Nabu) More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940)
Created by Gardner Fox
Howard Sherman

The Lords of Chaos and Lords of Order are complementary groups of supernatural entities with godlike powers that appear in DC Comics. They have also been retconned into the histories of Amethyst, Doctor Fate, Kid Eternity, the Phantom Stranger, Shazam and Hawk and Dove. The first Lord of Order to appear in comics was Nabu the Wise in More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940), created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman. 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. ... More Fun Comics was a DC Comics title which began as New Fun Comics in February 1935 and changed to More Fun with its seventh issue. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Gardner Francis Fox (May 20, 1911, Brooklyn, New York – December 24, 1986) was an American writer best known for writing comic books and co-creating numerous comics characters, especially for DC Comics. ... Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld was a series of comic books by DC Comics published in the 1980s. ... Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ... Hit Comics #41 (July, 1946), Quality Comics Kid Eternity is a comic book superhero who first premired in Hit Comics #25, published by Quality Comics in December, 1942. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ... Shazam is a comic book character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck for Fawcett Comics. ... 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. ... More Fun Comics was a DC Comics title which began as New Fun Comics in February 1935 and changed to More Fun with its seventh issue. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Gardner Francis Fox (May 20, 1911, Brooklyn, New York – December 24, 1986) was an American writer best known for writing comic books and co-creating numerous comics characters, especially for DC Comics. ...

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The war between Order and Chaos

Chaos and Order have been fighting a cyclical battle for eons. First Order is dominant, then Chaos, then destruction and renewal, and it starts all over. Originally, the struggle was depicted as one between Good (Order) and Evil (Chaos); it is currently depicted as a balance between stagnation and anarchy. The Cycle of Violence, is a cycle which shows what usually happens in an abusive relationship. ...


The two opposing forces are bundles of mystical energy who usually depend on servants to accomplish their goals. They can take physical form by possessing a living being, as in the case of Nabu or Mordru, or empower humans to act as their agents, as in the case of Terataya and T'Charr (a Lord of Order and a Lord of Chaos respectively), who empowered Hawk and Dove to act in their stead. Spiritual possession is a concept of many religions and tales, where it is believed that a demon, or disincarnate being, may take temporary control of a human body, resulting in noticeable changes in behaviour. ...


A Lord of Order and a Lord of Chaos were also sent to the Dreaming as representatives of their realms in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Season of Mists. Kilderkin of Order manifested as a lidless box with a servant djinn holding it, and Shivering Jemmy of the Shallow Brigade of Chaos as a young blonde girl with a balloon. The Dreaming is a fictional place, the domain of Dream of the Endless in Neil Gaimans The Sandman comic book series. ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960, Portchester, Hampshire) is an English author of numerous science fiction and fantasy works, including many graphic novels. ... Season of Mists (1992) is the fourth collection of issues in the DC Comics series, The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, George Pratt and P. Craig Russell, coloured by Steve Oliff and Danny Vozzo, and lettered by...


Lords of Order and Chaos

Lords of Order

The most prominent Lord of Order is Nabu, who empowered and occasionally possessed various humans through the Helm of Nabu and acted as Doctor Fate. Originally, Doctor Fate was depicted as an agent for Order (the forces of Good). When the standings of the sides were revised, Fate's role was changed so that he became a balancing force between Order and Chaos. The God Tynan from Darkworld was also a balancer. Nabu is named after a god from Babylonian mythology and in the DC Universe was perhaps meant the same god. It has been suggested that Nebo (god) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mesopotamian mythology. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ...


Lords of Order:

Agents of Order: Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld was a series of comic books by DC Comics published in the 1980s. ... Arion is a fictional character from DC Comics universe. ... Kismet holding the earth in the palm of her hand. ... Shazam is a comic book character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck for Fawcett Comics. ...

  • Djinn
  • Doctor Fate (Kent/Inza Nelson and later Eric/Linda Strauss)
  • Dove (Don Hall and later Dawn Granger)
  • Gray Man

Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ... 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. ...

Lords of Chaos

The most prominent Lord of Chaos is Mordru who has plagued Dr. Fate, the Justice Society of America and various other heroes for years. He has attained near or complete omnipotence more than once, but has always been defeated by Dr. Fate and/or Nabu in the present and the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future. // Character Biography 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... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... The Legion of Super-Heroes is a DC Comics superhero team. ...


Lords of Chaos:

  • Chaon (of Darkworld)
  • The Child
  • Mordru
  • Mr. Keeper
  • Shivering Jemmy of the Shallow Brigade
  • T'Charr
  • Typhon

Agents of Chaos:

  • Anti-Fate (Dr. Benjamin Stoner)
  • Garn Daanuth (Arion's brother)
  • Hawk (Hank Hall and later Holly Granger)
  • Kestrel
  • Kid Eternity
  • Weaver (ancient Atlantis)

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. ... Hit Comics #41 (July, 1946), Quality Comics Kid Eternity is a comic book superhero who first premired in Hit Comics #25, published by Quality Comics in December, 1942. ...

Infinite Crisis

Main article: Infinite Crisis
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

During the events of Day of Vengeance, Eclipso seduced the Spectre into slaughtering most of Earth's magic users after she claimed that magic was the source of all of Earth's evil. The Spectre's rampage on magic users resulted in the death of the wizard Shazam, the destruction of the Rock of Eternity and the release of the forces contained within it. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics. ... Day of Vengeance #1; cover by Walter Simonson. ... Eclipso is a fictional character, a villain in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ...


In the Day of Vengeance Special, Nabu called together a team of magical beings to stop the Spectre and seal the Seven Deadly Sins. Nabu confronted the Spectre, whose anger grew so great that the Presence took notice and sent the Spectre to his new host. In the process Nabu died and with him the Ninth Age of Magic. Before his death, he gave the helmet of Doctor Fate to Detective Chimp to give to the new Doctor Fate. Although Nabu and his spirit would no longer be a part of the helmet, it would still have significant powers. After a failed attempt by Detective Chimp to put the helmet on, he asked Captain Marvel to throw the helmet down to Earth and let it land where it will, letting fate pick the next Doctor Fate. now. ... In the fictional DC Universe, Detective Chimp (Bobo T. Chimpanzee) is a deerstalker-wearing chimpanzee (in honor of Sherlock Holmes) with human-level intelligence who solves crimes, often with the help of the Bureau of Amplified Animals, a group of intelligent animals, like Rex the Wonder Dog. ... For other uses, see Captain Marvel. ...


The deaths of the Lords of Order and Chaos caused magic to break down into its basic raw state, triggering the end of the Ninth Age of Magic and the beginning of the Tenth. Amethyst is the only known Lord to have survived into the Tenth Age.

Spoilers end here.

References

  1. ^ Day of Vengeance: Infinite Crisis Special

 
 

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