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Friday, 17 April 2015

AtoZChallenge2015 - O is for Onimar Synn

Fictional Deities and Demons - AtoZ 2015
Hello and welcome to day 15 of the AtoZChallenge 2015.

Now I'm usually a Marvel girl, but I have dipped into DC to bring you Onimar Synn. He is an extraterrestrial demon who feasts on souls for nourishment and adds his kills to his zombie army. He is a foe to the Justice Society of America.

He hails from the planet Thanagar, homeworld of the hawk-like Thanagarians. Early in the planet's history it was plagued by seven demons and Onimar Synn was the nastiest of them all. He was originally defeated by their great hero Kalmoran, who imprisoned him underground in a cage of Nth Metal (a metal with some very useful properties).

Unfortunately, after a war on Thanagar, Onimar Synn escaped his imprisonment and started to take over the planet. He collected Nth Metal and used its properties to increase his power. He is defeated this time by Hawkman and Hawkgirl using the Claw of Horus together to disrupt his Nth Metal body.

However, it's hard to keep a good demon down and he returns in a later war. This time the heroes who defeat him split his body into seven parts to put in the centre of a different suns to stop him reforming again. Now that is a serious demon.

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67 comments:

  1. sounds like one very scary demon! Good to know that he was able to be defeated...
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. He does sound like someone to avoid doesn't he :)

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  2. Wow, that is some real effort to bury a demon in the center of seven suns. I love that you are a Marvel girl, too. Way to get out of your comfort zone!

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    1. I've been a Marvel girl since I first saw Spiderman and His Amazing Friends on children's TV at a child :)

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  3. I was a sci-fi girl, but I never got into super heroes. My young daughter has and she's a Justice League girl - she used to wear her Wonder Woman costume everywhere! We haven't come across Ominar Syn, but now I'm excited to.

    You can find me here:
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    1. I've always loved superheroes - my latest book even has superheroes in it :). It was 80s cartoons that got me hooked - at least that's what I blame and Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk - both of which I now have on DVD. Wonder Woman is brilliant, I can see why your daughter used to wear her costume :)

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  4. That is quite a demon - I love the way he was killed though, feels very in keeping with a mythological monster.

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    1. Yes, it does doesn't it - a very epic end :)

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  5. Yay, Onimar Synn! A seriously bad ass demon and a worthy opponent :-D I'm a DC fan (and Marvel too) so it's great to seem him here!

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    1. I was having trouble with O and when I Googled and up he popped I knew he was my demon of the day - very bad ass as you say :)

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    1. He is, isn't he. You know they are really bad when only the power of love can defeat them.

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  7. i think I like the demon... being so demonic, thank you. :)

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

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    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  8. That name is a mouthful. Makes me wonder how its creator ever came up with it!

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    1. Well Oni are a form of Japanese demon, mar can mean bad and synn, is probably sin, at least that's what I'd guess, but I have absolutely not idea if it's true :)

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  9. The whole DC and Marvel universes confuse me! I rely on my kids to tell me who's who. So just imagine me reading this post, nodding, but with a slightly bewildered look on my face ;-)

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. LOL - most of the really interesting ones are Marvel *looks around furtively for DC fans hiding in the bushes* ;)

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  10. Onimar certainly lives up to his Ominous name. Wow, Nth Metal must be some powerful stuff and the opposite to Kryptonite...depending on what Superhero you are into. I agree with Stephanie....all these names are a mouthful and a pronouncer/linguists nightmare.

    I always wanted to wear a Wonder Woman Costume, but keeping up the top was an issue. I really want to fit in here, so is there an Ominous Sleeping Beauty?
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
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    1. I love how in comics it is perfectly acceptable to produce a convenient plot device like nth metal when dealing with superpowers :) I once went to a convention dressed as Xena - it was fun and quite a few years ago ;) I'm sure we could make up and Ominous Sleeping Beauty :)

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    1. That's what I thought when I Googled him :)

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  12. That sounds like some DC overkill :D Not like Marvel never does stuff like that... But still, seven suns :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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    1. Superhero stories should always have a little bit of overkill somewhere - it makes them epic :)

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  13. I stuck to a limited range of comics as a kid (Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Spawn) and while I had a few Justice League books I certainly never encountered Onimar Synn. Super hero stories just get more and more over the top, don't they?

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    1. I've never been into comics to tell the truth - I love cartoons and movies and annuals and books and they are always the most over the top :) I find the actual comics too dark for my tastes a lot of the time, or I can't stand to wait to find out what's going on!

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  14. I'm not big into comics so I never heard of this guy before. He certainly sounds like a demon and lives up to that title.

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  15. I'm not big into comics so I never heard of this guy before. He certainly sounds like a demon and lives up to that title.

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    1. I hadn't heard of him until I was desperately Googling for an O because I couldn't think of one ;) I'm more into the franchises that have spawned from comics like cartoons and movies and the like.

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  16. That is one tough demon if they had to divide him into seven parts ad throw them in the sun.

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    1. I know, that's what I thought - and seven separate suns too, just in case.

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  17. I just looked at your profile, LOL, (I'm slow here sometimes). How cool to have a twin :)

    Wow with Onimar feasting on souls. Made me wonder. Do all souls taste the same? If someone is gentle, is their soul tasty? Is someone angry and bitter, their soul tough tasting?

    betty

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    1. I have found it most useful to have a clone at times ;) We've always had similar interests too, so we've always been close.

      Now that is something I have never considered - do demons go after the innocent because they taste better? :)

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  18. Hi Tasha .. I sure hope those 7 pieces don't all come back to sun life again - he sounds a real horror ... Betty raises an interesting question ... I wonder if Onimar can tell us?! Cheers Hilary

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    1. I think it might be better never to be in a position to ask him ;)

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  19. Being a Marvel girl myself, I have to say I don't know this one. But sounds like a great demon.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

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    1. I will admit to not knowing about him either until I was desperate for an O and Googled and he popped up and he sounded like just what I was after :)

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  20. Man, I'm even wearing a Batman t-shirt today. I do love Marvel though:)

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    1. Well all geeks should stick together regardless of main affiliation ;)

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  21. Interesting. I've never read a lot of DC... in fact, I don't think I've read any, so I know very little about the comics.

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    1. Me either :) - but he sounded so cool when I was searching for an O :D

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  22. The idea of a zombie army always strikes terror in my heart.

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    1. Yes, totally, milling zombies are bad enough, but an army, with direction ... even worse!

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  23. Yeah that would pretty much stop the demon from reforming. Until the last star explodes as stars do. Then he'd be free again to reform.

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    1. But by then nobody who did it would likely care and it's possible the world he's trying to destroy would be gone to, so, yeah, he'd have to pick on someone else :) Or the pieces might get stuck in the resulting black holes.

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  24. Hawk girl is an excellent reason to "cheat" on Marvel--though I still think she's far too feminist to allow anyone to call her "girl."

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    1. She sounds like she should definitely be a woman not a girl :)

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  25. Well, if he has a zombie army, he can't be all that bad, right? I know I need to brush up on my DC before their cinematic universe begins. :)

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    1. LOL - depends on your definition of all bad I suppose ;)

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  26. I've never heard of Onimar Synn, he sounds pretty cool. And are you saying that he was restrained in a cage made out of a metal that, ultimately, he used to increase his own power? Because if so, it sounds like a serious facepalm moment for Kalmoran there. ;)

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    1. I think while he was in the cage it contained him, but once he was free of the cage he could use it's properties to enhance his own strength ... I think ... I am no expert :)

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  27. We never really followed "Hawkman"...
    Never heard of this Villain (thanks for the info)
    the Villain, Neron bargained with Hawkman and made a deal with one of his Souls...
    Part of "Underworld Unleashed"...

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  28. I've never been much of a comic book reader, but I have a good friend who writes/draws comics for a living, so I follow his work.

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    1. I'm not hugely into the comics, more the media and franchises that come off them. I hope your friend is doing well :)

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  29. I have never heard of this demon before. But then, I'm not a DC girl ;-)

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    1. I hadn't heard of him either until Google spat him out and he sounded so interesting I had to include him.

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  30. Wow. Seven suns is really hardcore.

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    1. Yep - that's what I thought. You know you've made it when your enemies have to dispose of your remains in seven suns ;)

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  31. We are fan of DC.... have tried over the years to learn more about it ALL... was into "Horror Comics" as a kid... ( Hero comics came later on)

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    1. The only comics I read as a teen were a few 2000 AD - I think I picked up some of them in a jumble sale :)

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  32. I'm not too familiar with Onimar Synn but he sounds like one bad dude.

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  33. He sounds like a really cool villain. I love villains in the comic universe, because you never really know where they'll go with them. :D

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    1. Sometimes they end up in pieces, sometimes they end up the good guys - it's always a lottery :)

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  34. Sounds like a real badass! ☺

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