Lords of Order (DC)

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By the modern day, the Lords of Order intervened in a battle between Doctor Fate and Typhon where they took Nabu along with his host away. They believed that the current cycle was lost to chaos and that their foes should be allowed to win whereupon they could triumph in the following age. Nabu pleaded with them to reconsider as such a path led to the death of billions but the Lords of Order had made their decision. (Doctor Fate v1 #1)
 
By the modern day, the Lords of Order intervened in a battle between Doctor Fate and Typhon where they took Nabu along with his host away. They believed that the current cycle was lost to chaos and that their foes should be allowed to win whereupon they could triumph in the following age. Nabu pleaded with them to reconsider as such a path led to the death of billions but the Lords of Order had made their decision. (Doctor Fate v1 #1)
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When [[Dream (DC)|Dream]] returned to the [[Dreaming (DC)|Dreaming]], the event created a change in the balance of the cosmos with the Lords of Order deciding to send one of their own to represent them. It was decided that '''Kilderkin''' was to be dispatched so that he could bargain with Morpheus to gain something that they had coveted. Thus, they were among the many attendees who journeyed into the Dreaming in order to meet the Dream King. (Sandman v2 #24)
  
 
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*'''Kilderkin''' : a Lord of Order who took the form of am empty cardboard box that contained his essence and interacted with others via his servant that carried him around. He was among the attendees at Dream's gathering within the realm of the Dreaming. (The Sandman v2 #26)
 
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*'''Peace''' : a female entity referred to as the goddess of peace who sat opposed to War and empowered both Doves. (DC Universe Presents v1 #0)
 
*'''Peace''' : a female entity referred to as the goddess of peace who sat opposed to War and empowered both Doves. (DC Universe Presents v1 #0)
 
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*'''Ynar''' : a golden skinned masculine Lord of Order who was regarded as the first renegade member of his kind. He grew weary of the eternal conflict between order and chaos where he found a kindred spirit in a Lord of Chaos named Vandaemon. The two left their respective factions in order to operate as individuals and embarked on their own schemes in the universe. (The Flash v1 #313)
 
*'''Myrath''' : manifested through the '''Gauntlets of Myrath''' and had possessed Prince Ra-Man where he took the name '''Brother Pattern''' who aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)
 
*'''Myrath''' : manifested through the '''Gauntlets of Myrath''' and had possessed Prince Ra-Man where he took the name '''Brother Pattern''' who aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)
 
*'''Cyra''' : manifested through the '''Cloak of Cyra''' and had possessed Madame Xanadu where she took the name '''Sister Symmetry''' as she aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)
 
*'''Cyra''' : manifested through the '''Cloak of Cyra''' and had possessed Madame Xanadu where she took the name '''Sister Symmetry''' as she aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)
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The Lords of Order are a group of beings that feature in DC Comics.

Contents

History

Origin

The Lords of Order were the first sentient race that evolved in the universe that emerged on the planet Cilia. (JSA v1 #42)

The forces of order and chaos were engaged in an unending struggle throughout the Multiverse. Nabu became an exiled Lord of Order who descended to take human form as he became a guardian condemned to Earth for eternity. (DC Special Series v1 #10)

By the modern day, the Lords of Order intervened in a battle between Doctor Fate and Typhon where they took Nabu along with his host away. They believed that the current cycle was lost to chaos and that their foes should be allowed to win whereupon they could triumph in the following age. Nabu pleaded with them to reconsider as such a path led to the death of billions but the Lords of Order had made their decision. (Doctor Fate v1 #1)

When Dream returned to the Dreaming, the event created a change in the balance of the cosmos with the Lords of Order deciding to send one of their own to represent them. It was decided that Kilderkin was to be dispatched so that he could bargain with Morpheus to gain something that they had coveted. Thus, they were among the many attendees who journeyed into the Dreaming in order to meet the Dream King. (Sandman v2 #24)

Post-Flashpoint

Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.

It was said that their origins were traced to the dawn of man in more primitive and wild times when a group of explorers, scientists and philosophes sought to bring about order to the world so that it could be in harmony with its elements. This led to them finding a power that they dragged into the world with this becoming the first magic which they used to reshape themselves as the Lords of Order. The power was too great, however, and their bodies could not hold it which was why they bound it to artifacts to contain it without it spreading out into the world. Despite their measures, magic came to spread among mortals leading to the Lords of Order teaching the means to control it and prevent its handling in its rawest form. Thus, they were said to had been the authors of the first books of magic under the belief that it could benefit the world. (Justice League Dark v2 #2) During the dawn of humanity, the Lords of Order created an ancient rite that convened the forces that infused the natural world with power thus convening the Parliaments of Life. This led to the creation of the Green, the Red, the Rot, the Grey and the Divided. (Justice League Dark v2 #20)

At some point, the Lords of Order had encountered a being known as the Might Beyond The Mirror and were barely able to combat it. In Vanity, the Might Beyond The Mirror was granting the wishes of the town's inhabitants thus upsetting the cosmic order. As a result, the Kingbutcher was dispatched to Earth to that town where he undid the wishes leading to a confrontation with the Justice League. (Justice League of America v5 #10) He was defeated by the Justice League where he returned to the Lords of Order in their realm who chastised him for his loss and decided that someone else needed to be sent to deal with the Might Beyond the Mirror. (Justice League of America v5 #11)

After the Source Wall was damaged, Nabu of the Lords of Order ultimately concluded that magic was a corruptive and chaotic presence in the universe. Thus, he determined that it needed to be purged and the cosmos remade again in a more orderly fashion. To that end, he forcibly took possession of his host Kent Nelson and summoned the other-dimensional beings known as the Otherkind to consume all magic. He then assembled four other Lords of Order to join him on this grand plan where they forcibly took over the bodies of Madame Xanadu, Ibis the Invincible, Extrano and Prince Ra-Man as hosts for their essence. They then worked in concert in removing all resistance to the Otherkind so that the entities could consume magic as the Lord's unwitting weapon. The Lords of Order confronted the Justice League Dark on the otherdimensional realm of Myrra in order to end their efforts in stopping their plan. (Justice League Dark v2 #9) They began to slowly strip that realm and expose it to the void as they intended to destroy each of the mystical lands such as Gemworld before making their way to Heaven and Hell. The ultimate goal was to shatter the Sphere of the Gods thus destroying all magic in existence. (Justice League Dark v2 #10) To spare magic users, they offered to strip them of magic and their memories of it allowing them to live ordinary lives with them conducting this at the fallen empire of Kor. However, the Justice League Dark empowered themselves with chaos magic and used it to challenge the Lords of Order whereby Nabu was trapped within his helmet and another of the Lords was stripped from her host whilst the other two fled. (Justice League Dark v2 #12)

Overview

Members of the Lords of Order were not human and were in fact energy beings. (JSA v1 #42) These burning energy beings were created full developed and knew no childhood. (DC Special Series v1 #10) In order to manifest, a Lord required a host body which wore an artefact linked to the entity. (Justice League Dark v2 #9) These were referred to as the Amulets of Power and served as the means for them to interact among the lower planes. (Justice League Dark v2 #10)

They were beyond sex or form thus such identifiers was pointless with them. (Doctor Fate v2 #2) The Lords of Order did not believe in the use of emotion as it was a pathway towards chaos and similarly did not wish to leave events to possibilities. (Justice League Dark v2 #10)

The Lords followed true order as dictated in the Cosmic Logs that followed the pattern set out in the Book of Souls. (Justice League of America v5 #10) On the mortal planet, they once created the Towers of Order that had not risen in millennia. (Justice League Dark v2 #10)

Members

Lords

  • Nabu :
  • Amethyst :
  • Deedra :
  • Gemimn :
  • Jheryl :
  • Kilderkin : a Lord of Order who took the form of am empty cardboard box that contained his essence and interacted with others via his servant that carried him around. He was among the attendees at Dream's gathering within the realm of the Dreaming. (The Sandman v2 #26)
  • Kismet :
  • Shazam :
  • Terataya :
  • Peace : a female entity referred to as the goddess of peace who sat opposed to War and empowered both Doves. (DC Universe Presents v1 #0)
  • Shat-Ru :
  • Ynar : a golden skinned masculine Lord of Order who was regarded as the first renegade member of his kind. He grew weary of the eternal conflict between order and chaos where he found a kindred spirit in a Lord of Chaos named Vandaemon. The two left their respective factions in order to operate as individuals and embarked on their own schemes in the universe. (The Flash v1 #313)
  • Myrath : manifested through the Gauntlets of Myrath and had possessed Prince Ra-Man where he took the name Brother Pattern who aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)
  • Cyra : manifested through the Cloak of Cyra and had possessed Madame Xanadu where she took the name Sister Symmetry as she aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)
  • Hoku : manifested through the Breastplate of Hoku and had possessed Ibis the Invincible as he aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)
  • Dalphi : manifested through the Boots of Dalphi and had possessed Extrano where he aided Nabu in purging the world of magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #9)

Agents

  • Djinn :
  • Kent Nelson :
  • Eric Strauss :
  • Linda Strauss :
  • Don Hall :
  • Dawn Granger :
  • Gray Man :
  • Kid Eternity
  • The Champion : an empowered version of the mortal Jack Small that was transformed into an agent of the Lords of Order to test Doctor Fate. (Doctor Fate v2 #2)
  • Kingbutcher : a male formerly known as Roland Loop who was turned into a being of energy by the Lords of Order but whose crown allowed him to act in the mortal plane. (Justice League of America v5 #11) As an empowered agent, he was tasked with jobs of vile necessity and was dispatched to Vanity on Earth to stop the cosmic imbalance as a result of the Might Beyond The Mirror granting wishes to the towns inhabitants. (Justice League of America v5 #10)

Notes

In other media

Lord Nabu standing on the right alongside Lord Typhon in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Television

  • In Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series, the Lords of Order make an appearance with them being led by Nabu where they appeared alongside their chaotic counterparts to reveal the history relating to Equinox. Nabu along with his fellow Lords of Order would be defeated by Equinox who absorbed their power along with the Lords of Chaos.
  • In Young Justice, the Lords of Order were represented only through Nabu in his guise as Doctor Fate in the animated television series. It was said that they like the Lords of Chaos could not act directly on the mortal plane but needed an anchor to hold them with Nabu investing his essence in the Helm of Fate.

Video Games

  • In DC Universe Online, the Lords of Order were mentioned as one faction supporting the Justice League by offering equipment to players.
  • In Injustice 2, the Lords of Order appeared in the setting of the fighting video game with Doctor Fate being one of their agents. They sought to preserve order but the conflict between Superman's followers and Batman's heroes caused chaos. As a result, when Brainiac arrived they sought to ensure his success as they believed he brought order. Doctor Fate warned that unless the chaos was stopped then it mattered not if Brainiac was defeated as the Lords of Order would intervene in other ways.

Appearances

  • DC Special Series v1:
  • Doctor Fate v1:
  • The Sandman v2:
  • DC Universe Presents v1
  • Justice League Dark v2:

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