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Saracon is a member of the Hidden. He is the son of the late Lourdes and the late Malcolm Merlyn, the older maternal half-brother of Nyssa al Ghul, and the older paternal half-brother of Tommy Merlyn and Thea Queen.

Biography[]

Early life[]

When his mother, Lourdes, was on a mission for the Hidden, Saracon was bitten by twin snow leopards, seemingly giving him the ability of inter-species telepathy. At the age of three, Saracon could control the horses of the League of Assassins and by seven, he could control birds. At ten years old, the Hidden finally rescued him and his mother.[1]

Working for the Hidden[]

Saracon cut off his finger, wearing an ancient ring,[2] sending it in an envelope to Malcolm Merlyn. He and his mother sent the Hidden to attack his fortress, killing almost everyone. He sacrificially ate the heart of a llama that had died, while his people breached Malcolm's defences,[3] they quickly escaped through a hidden exit, causing Saracon to remain adamant in his mission to claim what was rightfully his. Having made his blood sacrifice, he decided that Merlyn had to make him, blowing up the charges they had set. Once down in the tunnels, Saracon noticed a grouping of bats along crevices in the walls. He made a loud, high-pitched noise, causing the bats to ambush the enemy, allowing them to catch up.[4]

They were able to trap them, but not for long, as one of them had discovered a secret entrance in the ground, causing them to fall down. Saracon and Lourdes followed, successfully capturing and chaining up Malcolm, wishing him to confess his sins.[5] A day later, Saracon had captured Malcolm Merlyn, putting him in a cave that would eventually flood.[2] He forced him to admit his true name, Arthur King.[3]

Refusing to admitting any more, he hit him, calling a bat for his aid with his inter-species telepathy, Merlyn commented on this, for which Saracon recounted the story, claiming it as a gift from the gods.[1] They were interrupted by Lourdes, who told Saracon of Rainie's escape. Commenting on Saracon's telepathic ability, Malcolm was strangled by Lourdes, before being stopped by Saracon who wished for a full confession.[6]

Gaining great power and escape[]

Freed from the chains, Malcolm fought for his life against Saracon. While Saracon was unconscious, an injured Lourdes revealed to Malcolm that Saracon is their son. While his parents were distracted by conversation, Saracon awoke and absorbed the power of the heart, wanting to become a true sacred son of Ashkiri. Lourdes begged Malcolm to spare their son from this reckless act, but Malcolm said that if the power in Ashkiri's heart didn't kill Saracon, he might be worth saving. The eaten heart multiplied the power of Saracon and he began to destroy everything around him, but his mother's time was numbered. She died in Saracon's arms, leaving him very saddened. His newfound father tried to persuade Saracon to leave with him, saying that they could do great things together. Saracon refused, and father and son continued their battle, ending with Malcolm impaling his son through the chest with his own bow. Immediately afterwords, Malcolm's reinforcements, including Rainie and Saracon's half-sister Nyssa, arrived. Saracon, now mortally wounded, decided to escape from the fight through the collapsing underwater tunnels, promising Malcolm a meeting next time.[7]

It is unknown what became of Saracon after the destruction and recreation of the multiverse.

Powers and abilities[]

Powers[]

  • Inter-species telepathy: Saracon was gifted the ability to communicate with animals, specifically birds, bats and horses, calling them to his aid when necessary. He claimed it to be a gift from the gods, having been bitten by snow leopards.[1] After he ate Ashkiri's heart, his power became many times greater.[7]

Abilities[]

  • Peak human condition: As a member of The Hidden, Saracon is in top physical condition.
  • Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Saracon is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist.
  • Skilled Archer: Saracon is a skilled archer.
  • Stealth/Infiltration: Saracon is extremely secretive, being able to approach other people without being sensed.
  • Indomitable will/High pain tolerance: Despite being impaled through the chest with his own bow, Saracon expressed almost no negative effects and was able to swim away with ease.

Equipment[]

  • Bow and arrow: Saracon uses a bow as his signature weapon of choice.

Appearances[]

Comics[]

Arrow: The Dark Archer[]


References[]

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