Robert travels to Rome to investigate Damien's origins the next day, leaving Damien in Mrs. Baylock's care in the meantime. The day after Mrs. Baylock is hired, Robert and Kathy try to take Damien with them to a wedding. The next day, when Damien realizes that the remaining six priests from Subiaco have arrived and are hunting him, he spends the next day following one of them, Brother Matteus, through the countryside of England to an old ruin. Due to his unholy heritage and his destiny as the Antichrist, Damien possessed several harmful and unholy abilities and weaknesses. 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! Damien tried to be polite to Marion, but she despised him and saw him as a bad influence on Mark. They protect and nurture Damien. "[2], James F. Iaccino analyzed Damien in The Omen with Jungian psychology, "To paraphrase Jung, his psyche is animalistic, primordial, and monstrous to behold. Robert is initially against killing the boy until he finds the 666 birthmark that confirms his identity as the Antichrist. 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. Delia York, Damien's biological daughter, hinted at one point that she is in contact with Damien's deceased spirit; and that Damien's spirit is the one who taught her that the inverted cross is the symbol of the Antichrist. He lacks faith or trust in others and does not want to admit needing anyone to survive. Damien was born of Satan and a jackal at a Catholic hospital in Rome, Italy, at 6 AM on 6 June. Unable to calm Damien down, Kathy and Robert have no choice but to take him home. They are Region 2 PAL and play beautifully on modern Multi-region DVD players. He says of Damien, "It is horrifying to realize that the boy survived the final battle with his adoptive father... but it is also pleasing, because Damien—in company with... [the] ever-present Satan—is a well-realized DDB." He too was born into privilege and wealth, and his family’s servants catered to his every whim. 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. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He grew up to become US ambassador to Great Britain, and was killed by one of the Daggers of Megiddo. 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. [3], 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. Damien at Thorn Museum before killing Ann. He also tells Damien that the time to become a man and accept his destiny is coming, without telling Damien what his destiny is. "(by imdb.com) When Mark discovered that Damien was the Antichrist, he ran from him and then confronted him with what he knew. Damien also meets Kate Reynolds at the Youth Council's party and spends Sunday with her and her son Peter. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) He could cause people to hallucinate others as someone else, and could also control some animals such as dogs and horses. Filled with iconic imagery, The Omen, its lead character Damien and many of its brilliantly filmed scenes have cemented themselves a place in cinema for a VERY long time. When Damien finds the 666 birthmark on his scalp, he realizes that he is the Son of Satan and runs from the academy, through the woods to the lake beside the Thorn residence; horrified and distraught at his destiny as the Antichrist. When satanists help educate Damien "in the ways of evil", the growing boy becomes fully conscious of his true nature. Due to this, along with her retro hobbies and fashion, Mark and Damien gossipped about her behind her back. 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. His initials are D.T. Ochoa writes that horror film audiences possess an ambivalence of horror and delight over the continued existence of the film's "monster". Omen IV: The Awakening (Jonathan Sheffer), https://omen.fandom.com/wiki/Damien_Thorn_(1976)?oldid=6330, Damien is one of the only two characters to appear in more than one of the original. In the original film, Damien was born of Satan and a jackal in Rome at 6:00 AM on June 6, 1971 - which is linked to the number 666, the traditional sign of the Devil, and the number 666 also appears on Damien's body as a birthmark. 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. A remake of the original film premiered in the morning of 6 June, 2006 (at 06:06:06). When Damien is 12, the day after Marion dies of a heart attack, Sergeant Daniel Neff is hired as the new instructor for Mark and Damien's platoon at the military academy. 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. “I love you Mark! Under a week after Robert and Kathy's funeral, Damien is adopted by his adoptive uncle Richard, and his wife Ann. 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. The plot of the remake closely follows that of the original film. 10-15 working days. The Omen was also remade in Tamil in 1991 under the title Jenma Natchathiram. About “The Omen” 3 contributors The second of three Damien songs picks up after DMX is shot and Damien held him down while X was recovering. While Damien is looking for Christ, Kate ambushes Damien for her son's death, stabbing him with De Carlo's Dagger of Megiddo. There, Damien notices that the employee David Pasarian is aware of the deaths of those who refused to sell land to Buher for the latter's agriculture project. 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. Mortally wounded and dying, Damien staggers to the ruin's altar, where Jesus Christ appears to him in the sky. Damien watches Richard leave for New York. Damien lives long enough to see a vision of Christ and dies telling Him that He has won nothing. 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. Iaccino explains, "He is able to detach himself somewhat from the instinctual sphere of the beast (as well as the innocence of the child) to develop a stronger, more liberating identity." After Mark's funeral, Richard flies to New York to pick up Charles. Damien also gets along very well with Ann and Richard, but Aunt Marion despises him and views him as a bad influence on Mark. That night, Damien visits the Disciples of the Watch in a quarry. Robert grows suspicious that his new son may be the Antichrist, after death and misfortune fall upon anyone that crosses the boy’s path. If you have not seen the movie or read the book, you should. 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. 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. In 1971, Damien took over Thorn Industries and turned it into the world's largest multinational corporation over the following seven years. DMX heals then … Directed by Richard Donner"An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist. Damien apparently had a romantic interest in Kate, but when she discovered that he was the Antichrist, Damien used her son's eternal soul to blackmail her, and even used her son as a human shield. 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. Damien then causes the hounds being used in the hunt to tear Simeon apart, and takes Simeon and Antonio's Daggers. While dealing with assassins under Father DeCarlo, who each possess a dagger of Megiddo salvaged from the ruins of the Thorn museum, Damien has his numerous followers kill every male English child born on the morning of March 24. 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. The viewer later learns the servants are loyal to Satan. Damien is also the first name of Father Karras in The Exorcist. Robert was a loving and caring father to Damien. 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. But the original is the version that earned fans' attention, and it even spawned three sequels. You're like my brother!”—Damien's feelings towards Mark before he kills him. Though disbelieving Damien's lineage at first, Richard learns the truth and attempts to set a trap for Damien, to kill him with the Daggers of Megiddo. When Robert gets appointed as Ambassador to Great Britain, the family moves to London. And that means that soon Armageddon will resume from scratch. After the boy's Great Aunt Marion (Sylvia Sidney) tries to convince the Thorns that Damien is a malevolent influence on Mark, she dies suddenly, and, unbeknownst to the family, horrifically. * DVD Edition! It could be entirely possible Damien didn't know what he was doing at that time, as he didn't know his scream would alert Ann and Richard or that they were in the woods. Afterwards, Damien screamed - possibly in anguish - and was brought to tears, running over to Mark's body. The main character, the antagonist, is Damien Thorn. 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. Jesus Christ, also known as the Nazarene, the Messiah, the Lion of Judah, the Child of Light, the Word, God the Son or simply the Christ, is the Son of God and the archenemy of the Antichrist.. Damien Thorn is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of The Omen franchise. After Robert knocks Mrs. Baylock out, he kidnaps Damien and takes him in his car to a church to kill him with the seven Daggers of Megiddo. In Omen III: The Final Conflict, Damien is an adult with an empire that thrives "on the misfortunes of others". before dying on the altar of his wound. However, at the last second before Robert can stab Damien, the police arrive and shoot and kill Robert. 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. 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. He confronts Dean about this and his son being one of the children born on the morning of March 24, and when Dean refuses to kill his own son, Damien sends his Hellhound to make Dean's wife do it. Originally in Damien - Omen II, Damien was going to be 15 instead of 12. His life is one of privilege where he has servants at his side. Dean was Damien's right-hand man and one of his closest disciples. Damien and his adopted parents spent Damien's early childhood living in Rome. One day, Damien takes several other students from the academy, including Mark, on a trip to Buher's chemical plant. Films. Few films left such an impression on me as a child as Richard Donner's The Omen. nothing!" The child being suspicious, having visions, being something to fear (Heather's freaky dreams about the kid and the kid's creepy performance) all reference Damien in Omen. Mrs. Baylock finds and gives Damien a Hellhound, which he takes a great liking to. 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