Onyx (DC)(01 - Onyx Adams)
Real Name: Onyx Adams
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Onyx is a DC Comics fictional character. She is a superhero based in Gotham City and an ally of Batman. She is highly trained in martial arts and serves as a member of the League of Assassins before reforming and becoming a vigilante.
When Onyx leaves the League she chooses a life in an Ashram Monastery, an order to which Green Arrow once belonged. The Ashram's Exalted Master is later killed by the renegade monk Lars, who intends to unravel the "Wisdom Key" that unlocks the powerful Book of Ages. Onyx sought Green Arrow's help to defeat the villain. In Ashram, Green Arrow and Onyx were defeated by Lars' minions, and the monk takes the Wisdom Key from Onyx. Upon opening the Book of Ages, however, Lars is vaporized.
Later, Onyx appears in Star City to battle a villain named Barricade. Barricade turns out to be Lars, who was revived by his underlings. The spell that had apparently killed him was reversed only as long as he remained in contact with the Book of Ages, but he can make the reversal permanent with possession of the Wisdom Key. In a battle with Onyx, Green Arrow, and Black Canary, Barricade again meets defeat and is reduced to a heap of bones.
Following this incident, Onyx is not to be seen for years. She briefly returns as part of Wonder Woman's team of super-heroines who battle Circe's minions.
After that, Onyx returns to monastery life but is called upon by Batman to serve as a bodyguard for Orpheus, and she works alongside Orpheus until his death. Onyx's notable appearances include the "Under the Hood" arc, in which she battles the new Red Hood, and the "War Games" crossover. Onyx is the only independent vigilante Batman allows to operate freely in Gotham City.
First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #546
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TPB Batman (1940)
- 'Destruction's Daughter'TPB
- 'Kicking Assassins'#57
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 6 of 8: Ground Zero'#60
- 'The Hood, Part 1: Deep Digs'#65
- 'A Mother of a Father's Day'
HC Batman Allies Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
- 'Under the Red Hood Vol. 1'TPB
- 'Under The Hood Vol. 1'TPB
- 'Batman: Under The Red Hood'TPB (3rd Printing)
- 'Batman: Under The Red Hood'#632
- 'War Games, Act 2, Part 8 of 8: Orpheus in the Underworld'#633
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 8 of 8: No Going Back'#634
- 'War Games, Epilogue: Decompression'#639
- 'Family Reunion, Part 1: The Word on the Street'#640
- 'Family Reunion, Part 2: While the Cat's Away'#641
- 'Family Reunion, Conclusion: Face to Face'
Batman Arkham: Killer Croc (2016)
TPB Batman War Drums (2004)
- 'Batman Arkham: Killer Croc'
TPB Batman-Sonderheft (1976)
- 'Batman: War Drums'
#42 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
- 'Das neunte Bein der Spinne!'
#182 Batman: The 12 Cent Adventure (2004)
- 'War Games: Act 1, Part 2 of 8: Behind Enemy Lines'#183
- 'War Games: Act 2, Part 2 of 8: Philosophical Differences'#184
- 'War Games: Act 3, Part 2 of 8: The Road to Hell'
#1 Batman: War Games (2005)
- 'War Games, Prelude: No Help'
Batman: War Games (2015)
Birds of Prey (1999)
Detective Comics (1937)
#96 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'War Games, Act 1, Part 3 of 8: A Sort of Homecoming'#97
- 'War Games, Act 2, Part 3 of 8: Clarification'#98
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 3 of 8: Casualty of War'
HC Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
#17 Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'Nightshade to Persuader'
- 'The Witch & the Warrior, Part 1'#175
- 'The Witch & the Warrior, Part 2: Girl Frenzy'
Birds of Prey (DC)
Hill Street Gang
League of Assassins (DC)
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