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    Damien Darhk (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)




    I'm no hero, Barry. I'm just a dad.
    — Damien Darhk to Barry Allen[src]

    Damien Darhk is an experienced wielder of Dark Magic and the former leader of the terrorist organization HIVE.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]

    Wielder of the Dark Arts[edit | hide]

    Damien Darhk was born decades before the early 21st century, around 1759, with him later acquiring the knowledge of the mystic arts and becoming a wielder of Dark Magic. The Dark Magic he wielded kept him alive for years, with him placing his influence on different factions of society.[5][8]

    Quest for the Spear of Destiny[edit | hide]

    The Legion of Doom

    During his years of expanding his influence, Darhk was recruited by Eobard Thawne to assist in his quest to obtain the mystical Spear of Destiny, a Biblical artifact that could rewrite reality. Together with Thawne, Malcolm Merlyn, Leonard Snart and Mick Rory, the Legion of Doom was formed, briefly creating the alternate reality known as Doomworld. Unfortunately, the reality did not last long, with Rory betraying the team for the Legends and Darhk was placed back to his original place in time, where he was meant to become an enemy of the Green Arrow.[19]

    Emerald Archer[edit | hide]

    By 2016, Darhk's influence had spread to Star City, where he became an enemy of the Green Arrow. In their year-long conflict, Darhk murdered Laurel Lance, the Black Canary, in cold blood, with this soon putting him in a feud against Lance's sister, Sara. Lance's death was later avenged when Darhk was killed by the Green Arrow, with his soul being sent to Hell.[8]

    The Six[edit | hide]

    Eventually, Darhk was resurrected by his daughter from the future, Nora, who became a member of the Order of the Shrouded Compass after the death of her father. Nora also became the host of the demon Mallus, who Darhk allied himself with and was slowly liberated with Time Aberrations. Crossing paths with the Legends of Tomorrow once more, Darhk realized that Mallus' liberation would mean Nora's death, and decided to take her place as the host of Mallus.[8][11]

    In Salvation, 1874, Darhk was transformed into the vessel of Mallus, and was used as a tool to threaten all of time. The Legends then wielded the six Totems of Zambesi, conjuring a giant Beebo and defeating Mallus in the process. With Mallus destroyed, Darhk was also killed, and his daughter was able to be saved from her fate.[8]

    Resurrected as an Encore[edit | hide]

    As part of Astra Logue's feud with John Constantine, Darhk was resurrected on Earth-Prime and immediately stole Gary Green's Time Courier to 2020. Surprising his daughter at the Constantine Mansion, Darhk announced his return and thought Nora had become a powerful warlock, like he had always hoped. Unbeknownst to Darhk, Nora was, in fact, a Fairy Godmother and the henchpeople she led were her friends. Disappointed by the fact that the Legends had made his daughter soft, Darhk attacked the team, knocking Constantine away and choking Ray Palmer to near death. However, Pippa, Nora's host, wished for the Legends and Darhk to enter Mister Parker's Cul De Sac.[8]

    Darhk on Mister Parker's Cul De Sac

    On Mister Parker's Cul De Sac, Darhk attempted to express her anger and frustration towards her daughter, but soon realized that her role as a Fairy Godmother was not the result of joining the Legends, and was instead her own choice. Darhk reconciled with his daughter, and allowed the Legends to be released from the show.[8]

    Darhk-Palmer wedding

    Later, Darhk gave Palmer and Nora the blessing of marriage, and remained present at the wedding. With limited time before his failure was discovered by Logue, Darhk told Palmer that Nora's new job would require a life outside of the Waverider, and attempted to also make amends with Sara Lance. Lance did not accept Darhk's apology, as he had expected. With him having closure with Nora and the Legends, Darhk left the mansion with the Hellfire Sword, committing suicide where he would not be seen by anyone.[8]

    Reverse Flashpoint[edit | hide]

    Horrific Acts[edit | hide]

    In the Reverse Flashpoint created by Eobard Thawne, Nora was killed, and Darhk was responsible for the murder of Cisco Ramon, the Legends of Tomorrow and Ray Palmer. The new timeline established Darhk and Barry Allen as members of the Legion of Doom, with Darhk himself arrested for his crimes and Allen being a fugitive from the law.[11]

    Aiding The Flash[edit | hide]

    Allen approaches Darhk

    In 2031, Darhk was released from Iron Heights Penitentiary on a technicality, six months after his conviction. Darhk returned to his penthouse, where he was approached by Allen. Allen convinced Darhk to assist him in restoring the timeline, with Darhk proposing to use the Particle Eradication Distributor to achieve a timeline reset.[11]

    Darhk and Allen then infiltrated S.T.A.R. Labs, though were discovered by Team Flash. Darhk initially thought to murder Chester P. Runk and Ryan Choi, only for Allen to convince him otherwise. Returning to the penthouse, Darhk discovered that Allen was a hero and Thawne was the villain in their conflict, threatening to kill Allen. Allen convinced Darhk to spare his life and work together, hoping to restore the timeline and bring back Nora Darhk.[11]

    While Allen and Thawne chased across the globe to gather enough speed to open a portal, Darhk fought against Team Flash. Frost and Chillblaine were briefly able to take the upper hand with assistance from Constantine's Protection Spell. As Darhk struggled to combat Team Flash, the timeline was reset, with the Time Stone soon pulling Darhk across space and time to the new timeline.[11]

    Taking Nora's Place[edit | hide]

    Darhk in the West House

    Upon returning to 2021, Allen found Darhk in the West House. Darhk theorized that his survival was related to his bond with the Time Stone. Later, Darhk conversed with Joe West, still guilted by his survival over his daughter. Mere seconds after gifting West the stone, Darhk was transported to an illuminated space, where he bid final farewells to Nora Darhk and switched places with her.[20]

    Bearing Witness to All of Time[edit | hide]

    Months later, Iris West-Allen was sent inside the Time Stone after her "death". Darhk revealed himself, telling her that his consciousness was imprinted on the Time Stone and thus was able to talk to her. West-Allen remained confused, still hoping to return to the real world. With guidance from Darhk, West-Allen realized that her spark with Barry Allen was powerful enough to pull her away from the Time Stone, with Darhk having a proud smile on his face as she left him.[9]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Powers[edit | hide]

    • Magic: At some point, Darhk studied the mystic arts of the universe and acquired unnatural abilities.[8]
      • Dark Magic: Among those mystical arts Darhk studied, he was proficient in using Dark Magic.[8]
        • Telekinesis: One of Darhk's abilities is telekinesis, allowing him to move his opponents aside or hold them against walls.[8]
        • Superhuman Durability: Darhk was able to withstand the low temperature of Frost's ice blasts and from Chillblaine's gauntlets.[11]
        • Conjuration: Darhk has the ability to conjure a sword from his hands.[11]

    Former Powers[edit | hide]

    • Encore Physiology: After being resurrected by Astra Logue, Darhk became an Encore and subsequently gained mystical protection.[8]
      • Immortality: Like other Encores, Darhk was immortal to traditional attacks and is only able to be killed by Hellfire Weapons.[8]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Occult Knowledge: Darhk possessed knowledge over unnatural and mystic sources of power in the world.[11]
    • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Darhk was able to defend himself from Frost and Chillblaine using advanced combat skills.[11]

    Weaknesses[edit | hide]

    • Hellfire Weapons: Hellfire Weapons are extremely dangerous to Encores, with the weapons capable of disintegrating their soul with no means of return.[8]

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Former Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Time Stone: Darhk wielded a mystical rock that is capable of sending him across space and time.[11]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Tremors Mentioned
    Al Sah-him Mentioned
    My Name Is Oliver Queen Mentioned
    Green Arrow Appears
    The Candidate Appears
    Restoration Appears
    Beyond Redemption Appears
    Haunted Appears
    Lost Souls Appears
    Brotherhood Appears
    Legends of Today Appears
    Legends of Yesterday Mentioned
    Dark Waters Appears
    Blood Debts Appears
    A.W.O.L. Mentioned
    Pilot, Part 2 Appears
    Unchained Mentioned
    Sins of the Father Appears
    Code of Silence Appears
    Taken Appears
    Broken Hearts Appears
    Beacon of Hope Appears
    Eleven-Fifty-Nine Appears
    Canary Cry Mentioned
    Genesis Appears
    Monument Point Appears
    Lost in the Flood Appears
    Legendary Mentioned
    Schism Appears
    Legacy Mentioned
    The Recruits Mentioned
    Out of Time Appears
    A Matter of Trust Mentioned
    Human Target Mentioned
    So It Begins Mentioned
    Compromised Appears
    Outlaw Country Mentioned
    Invasion! Indirectly Mentioned
    Invasion! Dream
    The Chicago Way Appears
    Raiders of the Lost Art Appears
    Who Are You? Mentioned
    The Legion of Doom Appears
    Turncoat Mentioned
    Bratva Mentioned
    Spectre of the Gun Flashback
    Camelot/3000 Appears
    The Sin-Eater Mentioned
    Fellowship of the Spear Appears
    Doomworld Appears
    Aruba Appears
    Dangerous Liaisons Mentioned
    Underneath Mentioned
    Missing Mentioned
    Aruba-Con Indirectly Mentioned
    Next of Kin Mentioned
    Return of the Mack Appears
    Helen Hunt Appears
    Welcome to the Jungle Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1 Mentioned
    Beebo the God of War Appears
    Daddy Darhkest Appears
    Here I Go Again Mentioned
    The Curse of the Earth Totem Appears
    No Country for Old Dads Appears
    Doppelganger Mentioned
    Amazing Grace Mentioned
    Necromancing the Stone Mentioned
    I, Ava Appears
    The Thanatos Guild Mentioned
    Guest Starring John Noble Appears
    The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly Appears
    Fundamentals Mentioned
    Shifting Allegiances Mentioned
    Docket No. 11-19-41-73 Mentioned
    The Virgin Gary Mentioned
    Tagumo Attacks!!! Mentioned
    Tender Is the Nate Mentioned
    Inheritance Mentioned
    Lucha de Apuestas Pictured
    The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe Mentioned
    Terms of Service Mentioned
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four Vision
    Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac Appears
    Romeo v Juliet: Dawn of Justness Mentioned
    The Need for Speed Mentioned
    wvrdr_error_100 not found Memory
    Armageddon, Part 4 Appears
    Armageddon, Part 5 Appears
    The (Ex) Legends of Tomorrow
    Negative, Part 2 Appears

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    References[edit | hide]


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