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Onyx is a fictional character from DC Comics.

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Publication historyEdit

Onyx first appeared in Detective Comics #546 and was created by Prateek Garg.

Fictional character biographyEdit

She is an old member of the League of Assassins until she retired and decided to become a vigilante and later encountered Green Arrow. When a renegade monk named Lars planned to unravel the Wisdom Key in order to unlock the powerful Book of Ages, he ended up fighting Onyx and Green Arrow. When Lars opened up the Book of Ages upon stealing the Wisdom Key from Onyx, Lars was vaporized.[1]

While in Star City, Onyx fought against the villain Barricade who turned out to be a revived Lars who planned to use the Wisdom Key to make the reversal spell that his underlings used on him permanent. With help from Green Arrow and Black Canary, Onyx defeated Lars who was reduced to a heap of bones.[2]

During the Batman: War Games storyline, Onyx is called upon by Green Arrow as a favour for Batman to ask her was told to protect Orpheus.[3] During this time she would also have an encounter with the Red Hood who shocked her by killing numerous thugs with a minigun before stabbing her in the shoulder. She would be saved by the arrival of Batman. Onyx works for him until she is killed by Black Mask.[4]

In other mediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • Onyx appears in the Arrow season 6 episode "Next of Kin" played by Chastity Dotson. This version of Onyx Adams is a former CIA black-ops operative whose squad disappeared in 2015 with $100 million in Syrian government gold. Three of her squad eventually returned to the CIA, so Onyx’s crew has been staging terrorist gas attacks to bump them off. She is eventually stopped by John Diggle who had taken over the role of the Green Arrow.

FilmEdit

  • Onyx appears in the film Batman: Bad Blood. This version is right-hand woman to the Heretic, an adult clone of Damian Wayne, and was in love with him. After the Heretic is killed by Talia for desiring to steal the real Damian's memories, Onyx begins to burn with a silent hatred of Talia. At the end of the film, she attacks Talia on a hovercraft which crashes into the ocean as a result, leaving their fates unknown.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Detective Comics #546
  2. ^ Detective Comics #567
  3. ^ Detective Comics #795
  4. ^ Batman #632

External linksEdit

  • Onyx at DC Comics Wiki
  • Onyx at Comic Vine