Damien Thorn is the main fictional character in The Omen series (The Omen, Omen II, Omen III, The Omen: 666). He is the Antichrist and the son of the Devil.
He has been portrayed by Harvey Stephens, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Sam Neill and most recently, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. All previous actors to play Damien Thorn had their hair dyed jet black for the role.
The name "Damien" sounds vaguely like the English "demon", but is not at all etymologically related (meaning "he subdues").
Since the original Omen movie, Damien has become a name with powerful evil connotations, despite the fact that historically it is associated with many saint figures. Damien is the French form of the English name Damian (Latin Damianus), popular as the name of a martyr Christian saint of the third century (see Saints Cosmas and Damian). Another prominent Damien was Father Damien of Hawaii, who died while establishing leper colonies there. Damien is also the first name of Father Karras in The Exorcist.
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