(or, according to the novelization, Damien Thorn II). In the first film, set in 1976, Damien is adopted by British-American ambassador, Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck), and his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick) at their hospital after they lose their son in what Robert believes is stillbirth while his wife Katherine is unaware of the replacement. It would be five years later, after Thorn becomes US ambassador to the Court of St. James's, that Damien's powers begin to manifest when his nanny mysteriously hangs herself at his birthday party, claiming to have done it for him. Damien: Omen II (1978) The Final Conflict (1981) Region 2 PAL Version - Brand New, Factory Sealed DVD Set US/Canadian buyers please see note below! The plot of the remake closely follows that of the original film. No copyright infringement intended. Damien believed that Satan was a more suitable god than God, and was determined to avenge his father's exile from Heaven. He also knew vast information about virtually every known historical event. He also blamed Christ for his father's exile from Heaven to some extent, and was determined to destroy Christ as vengeance for Satan's exile. Damien Thorn I is the Son of Satan and the first Antichrist. At the ruin, Matteus tries to lure Damien into an ambush by Paulo and Martin, but Damien causes Paulo and Martin to see Matteus as him and stab him instead, then seals them in a space under a grate to die. The two often looked out for each other and cared for one another; Damien subconciously made Teddy see visions after beating Mark up, and Mark expressed concern for, Damien with Mark's body after killing him. When Robert gets appointed as Ambassador to Great Britain, the family moves to London. Dean was Damien's right-hand man and one of his closest disciples. But the original is the version that earned fans' attention, and it even spawned three sequels. An exorcist in Megiddo, Israel named Karl Bugenhagen gives Robert seven ancient daggers he inherited that can kill the Antichrist. Damien is the French form of the English name Damian (related to the Greek verb damao, meaning "to tame"), popular as the name of a martyred Christian saint of the third century (see Saints Cosmas and Damian). The film was the second installment in The Omen series, set seven years after the first film, and was followed by a third installment, Omen III: The Final Conflict, in 1981. The strange events continue with new nanny Ms. Baylock, who is later revealed to be one of the Satanists who have been waiting for the boy and acting on his behalf from the shadows, as Damien's true nature starts to manifest, from his violent reaction to church to most animals reacting fearfully at the sight of him (save for the black dog that Ms. Baylock adopted). His initials are D.T. Robert is initially against killing the boy until he finds the 666 birthmark that confirms his identity as the Antichrist. Father Spiletto was an Italian priest at a Catholic hospital, and a secret apostate of Hell. He was adopted and raised by Robert and Katherine Thorn, then later by Ann and Richard Thorn. Furthermore, besides Ms. Baylock, Damien is supported by other Satanic acolytes who eventually help him learn his true nature during his time in military school. After the deaths of both of his adopted parents, Damien is taken in by the U.S. President and attends Robert and Kathy's funeral in Washington D.C. with him and his wife. Damien orders his disciples to massacre hundreds of children to destroy Christ. At some point in his life, Damien majored at Yale and then went to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. ", James F. Iaccino analyzed Damien in The Omen with Jungian psychology, "To paraphrase Jung, his psyche is animalistic, primordial, and monstrous to behold. In Omen II, Iaccino notes Damien's relationship with the raven, which "is one of the devil's common guises" in fairy tales. In Omen III: The Final Conflict, Damien is an adult with an empire that thrives "on the misfortunes of others". Mrs. Baylock (who is secretly a servant of Satan) replaces Holly as Damien's new nanny. When satanists help educate Damien "in the ways of evil", the growing boy becomes fully conscious of his true nature. Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Kate Reynolds is a journalist who fell in love with Damien Thorn before discovering he was the Antichrist, and was the one who killed him. Peter developed a fatherly bond with Damien, but Damien also used him as a spy to gain information. After Neff interviews Damien, Damien finds cadet Teddy beating Mark up; causing Damien to subconsciously make Teddy see a nightmarish vision until Neff breaks his focus. But before Simeon or Antonio can kill Damien, Damien causes Antonio's horse to throw him off itself and into the river. Damien agrees on the condition that he also be made president of the UN Youth Council. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Damien Thorn is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of The Omen franchise. After Damien's realization, the raven no longer appears in the film, indicating that it has been "integrated into Damien's conscience". Due to his unholy heritage and his destiny as the Antichrist, Damien possessed several harmful and unholy abilities and weaknesses. Damien then takes their Daggers, but believes that he is still not safe from Christ. The Omen: Cursed from the beginning?. When Mark discovered that Damien was the Antichrist, he ran from him and then confronted him with what he knew. This classic is way better than the 2006 remake. According to the plot of the previous film, the Kingdom of Christ began much earlier and Armageddon was not prevented, but on the contrary suspended. It was also shown that Damien was apparently immune to all major and minor mortal ailments (from colds and chicken pox to chemical poisoning), and that the Seven Daggers of Megiddo are the only weapons that could harm him; and even then Damien had to be killed with all seven of the daggers on a church altar to destroy his body and incapacitate his soul. They are Region 2 PAL and play beautifully on modern Multi-region DVD players. Father Brennan, a priest from Italy who was present at Damien's birth, warns Robert about his son being the Antichrist, stating that Damien would eventually kill him and his wife. But when Robert brings Damien to a church to commit the deed, he is killed by police before Damien is harmed. When Damien's nanny Hollyhanged herself, Mrs. Baylock attempted to replace her as Damien's nanny so as to protect Damien. Kate agrees and takes Peter and Damien to an old ruin. That night, Damien prepares to fully recruit Peter as a disciple, but Kate interrupts the ceremony. Kate and Damien begin to become romantically involved, but Damien also becomes worried that the Second Coming of Christ is approaching when he passes by a preaching about it. The day after Mrs. Baylock is hired, Robert and Kathy try to take Damien with them to a wedding. , List of students at South Park Elementary, "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Damian", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Damien_Thorn&oldid=997576519, Articles using Infobox character with multiple unlabeled fields, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 January 2021, at 05:49. The original film 'The Omen' was released in 1976, and a 2006 adaptation revived the horror for a second time. After the celebration that night, when Richard returns, Damien is taken by Murray to the Thorn Museum, where Richard finds the Daggers of Megiddo and Ann stabs him with them to protect Damien. He was horribly burnt in a fire and left mute. clearly upset and shocked.Then, Damien gave Mark several chances to join him, clearly wanting who he thought of as a brother to join him. Twitter and Facebook react to The Omen lookalike theories. If you have not seen the movie or read the book, you should. 10-15 working days. When Damien was born in Rome, a new star formed over Europe (similar to how the Star of Bethlehem formed over Bethlehem when Jesus was born there); and Damien was just under 33 at the time of his death, which is the approximate age Jesus was when he was crucified. As the pile of bodies gets bigger -- and closer -- Uncle Richard begins to suspect the truth, and, like his brother before him, plot the death of Damien. At the age of five, Damien's … [clarification needed]. That night, Damien visits the Disciples of the Watch in a quarry. It further contains within its very core an awesome supernatural element, setting the bearer apart from all others." But another hindrance to his dominion comes from journalist Kate Reynolds and her adolescent son Peter, Damien's fascination with them proving to be his undoing as he is eventually killed when Reynolds stabs him in the back while he attempts to kill DeCarlo (after using Peter as a shield). The main character, the antagonist, is Damien Thorn. * (3 Disc Set) These are original and factory sealed. Damien deeply hated Jesus, accusing him of making false promises to mankind and of denying humanity the ultimate pleasures of and beyond pain and death. The name "Damien" sounds vaguely like the English "demon", but is not at all etymologically related (it means something like "the one who subdues"). Standard delivery time is approx. However, Damien also feared Christ due to the prophecy in the Book of Revelation that Jesus would destroy the Antichrist. In Damien - Omen II, after Damien discovered he was the Antichrist he came to no longer consider Kathy his mother. George Ochoa, in his book Deformed and Destructive Beings: The Purpose of Horror Films, identifies Damien Thorn from The Omen films as a "deformed and destructive being". In order to ensure that he is heir to Thorn Industries, Damien then uses his powers to blow up the museum boiler, killing Ann and destroying the museum. In Omen IV: The Awakening, Damien is revealed to have a biological child in Delia, who was originally assumed to be the Antichrist reborn. He is rumored to have been reborn in his son, Alexander York. He could cause machinery to break down and/or stop working, and could cause people to see horrific visions and develop aneurysms. And that means that soon Armageddon will resume from scratch. On Mark's birthday, at the party, Paul Buher, a businessman and friend of Richard, convinces Damien to take some of his friends to Buher's chemical plant. Damien agrees not to recruit Peter if Kate takes him to the Christ child. Damien Thorn of The Omen is infamous: He's the son of the Devil, the Antichrist, and the bringer of the end of the world. When Damien discovered that he was the Son of Satan, he was horrified and distraught at first, but later became more proud of his unholy origins and Satanic heritage. The films in the series are: The Omen (1976); Damien: Omen II (1978); Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981); Omen IV: The Awakening (1991); The Omen (2006); The movie followed a cycle of 'demonic child' movies, such as Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist. But Ann, revealed to be a Satanist, kills Richard before Damien incinerates her out of disgust while burning the Thorn museum to the ground. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. Once born, the newborn Alexander York survives his mother's death, after which he, Delia, and their father Gene attend Karen's funeral. Damien when he ran from the Academy, and later that night when Damien wouldn't speak to him. Damien developed an almost motherly bond with Ann, but did not show any empathy, grief or remorse at all over killing her so that he could inherit Thorn Industries and rise to political power to fulfill his destiny. Robert never tells either Kathy or Damien that Damien is not their biological son. Damien watches Richard leave for New York. He also gives Damien a Holy Bible and instructs him to read chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation to discover who he is. However, when Mark refused, Damien killed him by inducing an annyerusm to his brain. Some aspects of Damien's life appear to mirror those of Jesus Christ's. Like Damien, Donald Trump also shares the initials D.T. The next day, Damien plays an ice hockey game with Mark and Richard on the frozen lake outside the Thorn residence, but Richard's friend, Bill Atherton, is killed when he falls through the ice. He also became the secret leader of a large Satanist cult called the Disciples of the Watch. While Damien is looking for Christ, Kate ambushes Damien for her son's death, stabbing him with De Carlo's Dagger of Megiddo. Ochoa concludes, "The result was that [Schreiber's character's] defeat by the little boy was neither exceptional nor horrifying, just forgettable. Damien also recruits Peter as a disciple and convinces him to spy on Father De Carlo, who has the last Dagger of Megiddo. Afterwards, Damien screamed - possibly in anguish - and was brought to tears, running over to Mark's body. Katherine was initially a loving mother to Damien, but after her subconscious recognized Damien as the Antichrist, she began to fear him and distanced herself from him. Because of his Satanic status and lineage, Damien deeply feared churches as a child, and felt discomfort and pain when the second Star of Bethlehem formed during the Second Coming of Christ. * DVD Edition! * (3 Disc Set) These are original and factory sealed. But Robert refuses to accept it until Katherine, revealed to be pregnant with another child, is hospitalized after being knocked off a balcony by Damien with his tricycle, a fall that kills the unborn baby. The Omen (1976) Damien: Omen II (1978) The Final Conflict (1981) Region 2 PAL Version - Brand New, Factory Sealed DVD Set US/Canadian buyers please see note below! It is hinted that Damien himself was ressurected and indwelt by Satan according to the prophesy (due to all the accidents occurring around his children and disasters falling upon those who would impede them) Furthermore, some thought Damien was reincarnated in his son; dispite all these theories, Damien's return was only hinted by the sudden, tremendous decline in Christianity and no one mentioning his death except for the doctor who extracted Alexander from Delia revealing to her adoptive mother that Damien was behind everything and his disciples waited for his children to come of age and bring about the end of days. The name "Damien" sounds vaguely like the English "demon", but is not at all etymologically related (it means something like "the one who subdues"). Damien visits his home's statue of Jesus Christ, and vows to destroy Christ as vengeance for Satan's exile from Heaven. Damien and his adopted parents spent Damien's early childhood living in Rome. Just then, Mrs. Baylock attacks Robert, waking Damien up. Damien: Omen II (1978) Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) The Omen (2006, remake) Damien (TV series) Name etymology. He grew up to become US ambassador to Great Britain, and was killed by one of the Daggers of Megiddo. Two days later, while Damien is playing on his tricycle, he rides it down an upstairs hall and bumps into Kathy,who was tending to some floral arrangements while propped up on a small table causing her to fall over a balcony and fall on the floor below, leaving her seriously injured and hospitalized. In Damien - Omen II, Damien ordered Teddy to never talk about his family when Teddy mocked Robert for his position on the military academy's rugby team. In 1971, Damien took over Thorn Industries and turned it into the world's largest multinational corporation over the following seven years. Mrs. Baylock finds and gives Damien a Hellhound, which he takes a great liking to. In fact, near the beginning of the book when a character is thinking of names for his newborn son, one of the nurses says, "Damien's very popular." A Hollywood remake was made featuring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Damien: Omen II is a 1978 American-British supernatural horror film directed by Don Taylor, starring William Holden, Lee Grant, and Jonathan Scott-Taylor. To ensure that the last of his enemies are dealt with, Damien's subconscious will kills off Bugenhagen, who attempted to have Michael Morgan deliver a box containing the Daggers of Megiddo to Richard before the two were buried alive in the ruins. At Robert's funeral, Damien is seen in the company of the President of the United States before being adopted by his uncle, Richard Thorn. Unable to calm Damien down, Kathy and Robert have no choice but to take him home. The next day, Kathy takes Damien to a zoo, but as they drive through, the zoo's baboons, sensing that Damien is the Antichrist, attack the car. Damien also gets along very well with Ann and Richard, but Aunt Marion despises him and views him as a bad influence on Mark. Damien became more rash and angry towards Dean when provoked after Damien began to worry about his coming downfall by Christ, and even tried to force Dean to murder his own baby son. Damien also wanted to recruit Peter as a disciple of Satan, but like most of Damien's other loved ones, Damien had no morals over killing Peter for his own well being; using him as a human shield against one of the Daggers of Megiddo. The character has been portrayed by Harvey Spencer Stephens, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Sam Neill, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Bradley James. Mortally wounded and dying, Damien staggers to the ruin's altar, where Jesus Christ appears to him in the sky. When Damien knocked into Kathy, leaving her clinging onto a balcony for her life, he did not try to save her from falling (though this may have been because he was, as a 5-year-old, not aware of how badly Kathy would be injured when she fell). Damien is also the first name of Father Karras in The Exorcist. Damien tried to be polite to Marion, but she despised him and saw him as a bad influence on Mark.