30 Facts About Eclipso


Eclipso is a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,484

Eclipso appears as a regular in the second season of The CW television show Stargirl portrayed as an adult by Nick E Tarabay and Jason Davis and as a young boy by Milo Stein.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,485

Originally, Eclipso was written as a generic villain with average superpowers, who would routinely enact an elaborate plot to fulfill his hedonistic motivations.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,486

Eclipso was revealed not simply to be Bruce Gordon's dark half, but a vengeance demon who had possessed Gordon.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,487

Eclipso's soul had originally been bound inside a giant black diamond called the "Heart of Darkness" in Africa.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,488

Eclipso was no longer limited to possessing Gordon during an eclipse, but pretended otherwise so that Gordon would not know the truth about the black diamonds.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,489

Eclipso claimed he had spent the last several years "posing as a B-level villain" in order to remain undetected by Earth's heroes and had limited himself to targeting Gordon for the purpose of quashing Gordon's research into solar science.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,490

Eclipso then absorbed these heroes into his own body, gaining their mass and their inherent powers.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,491

Eclipso conquered the South American country of Parador by possessing one person at a time.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,492

Eclipso died in a helicopter crash while trying to destroy Eclipso's tanks.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,493

Eclipso attacked them with a Parador missile, which they evaded using Nightshade's teleportation ability.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,494

Eclipso revealed that he dares not kill Gordon and Bennet because their unborn child will time travel to the past as an adult and free Eclipso from the diamond.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,495

Eclipso was finally defeated when the Phantom Stranger gathered all 1,000 black diamond shards and fused them back together into the Heart of Darkness, imprisoning Eclipso again.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,496

Eclipso eventually possesses Superman by upsetting him via his possession of Lois Lane.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,497

Eclipso is foiled in this attempt by the Blue Beetle and Traci Thirteen.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,498

Eclipso even manages to take control of the Blue Beetle and grants him his "supreme desire of power", intending to use the corrupted Beetle to kill the defenders of the baby.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,499

Eclipso then joins with the completed Heart of Darkness, exponentially increasing his powers, and faces off against the Spectre.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,500

Just as the members of the JLA prepare to wage a counterattack, Eclipso destroys the Moon, apparently dooming all life on Earth.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,501

Eclipso is depicted as the god of vengeance and trapped in the Heart of Darkness.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,502

Eclipso is subsequently revealed to be an inhabitant of Gemworld with the powers of House Onyx and House Diamond and was once Kalaa of the planet Gilaa.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,503

Eclipso was trapped in the diamond by the then-Princess of House Amethyst centuries ago.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,504

Eclipso manipulates and convinces Gordon not to throw away the gem, using Mona as an excuse.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,505

Eclipso warns that if the diamond and he are destroyed, the blood bond between them means Gordon will die too.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,506

Manipulatively, Eclipso reminds him that with Jonah's death, Gordon must be there to comfort her and soon, Gordon is convinced.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,507

Eclipso is able to take over most of the Squad by drawing on their darker desires, but Batman and Lobo are able to hold them off long enough for Killer Frost to use her powers to create a prism, perfectly modulated to reflect Superman's heat vision at a frequency that will drive Eclipso back.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,508

Eclipso is the primordial manifestation of God's wrath and was responsible for the Great Flood of Biblical fame.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,509

Eclipso carries with him a seemingly unbreakable mystical sword and is a considerable swordsman.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,510

Eclipso is able to overshadow anyone who touches or comes into contact with the cursed Heart of Darkness gem, controlling the host's powers and influencing their behaviors and memories to Eclipso's own ends.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,511

The Eclipso monster is then defeated by the heroes and Hank Henshaw with the remains taken into space by Green Lantern.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,512

Eclipso is tasked with destroying the Justice League and forms a Legion of Death to do so.

FactSnippet No. 2,130,513