"My destiny is battle. I wield the mighty power of the Astro-Force. It is a grim and fearful responsibility."
Orion (voiced by Ron Perlman) is the biological son of Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips, but was raised by Highfather. Orion is the second son of Darkseid and the half-brother of Kalibak. Ordinarily, Orion would have been raised as the brutal prince of the hateful Apokolips. However, fate had other plans for Orion than to serve as Darkseid's loyal son. In order to attain peace between Apokolips and New Genesis, Highfather and Darkseid agreed to a deal wherein they would trade sons. As a baby, Orion came to be raised by Highfather and the peaceful New Gods of New Genesis. There, he found a loving family that raised Orion to be a champion of peace and justice. Despite his raising, Orion still possesses many of Darkseid's malicious and vengeful personality traits. As such, Orion struggles to control his emotions, particularly his temper. Furthermore, he is quite arrogant, believing himself to be superior to others. These negative personality traits often lead to Orion to clash with heroes like Superman. However, Orion's raising by Highfather and friendship with the other New Gods, particularly Lightray, help Orion focus himself on defeating Darkseid and protecting New Genesis.
- There is a prophecy which states that ultimately Darkseid will be defeated by Orion.