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Origin

Unlike the original Orb, Drake Shannon, this Orb does not wear a eyeball-themed helmet, and was instead born with a head in the form of a giant eye. His bizarre deformity caused him to be abandoned at an early age and he wound up being raised in a freak show. His real name is unknown, and may very well be simply "The Orb."

He eventually became a mercenary of sorts, wielding his so-called "Repulsor Ray" gun.

Creation

The second Orb was created by writer Jason Aaron and artist Tan Eng Huat. He first appeared in 2008's Ghost Rider #26.

Major Story Arcs

The Former Things

After a period of relative inactivity in his mercenary career, the Orb was eventually hired by Zadkiel, an ambitious angel that was using Daniel Ketch as an intermediary. Alongside Blackout, Death-Ninja, and Doghead they were sent out against Caretaker in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. The Orb used his Repulsor Ray to force Caretaker to retreat within his house. He followed him inside but triggered a trap, causing a wooden plank lined with nails to launch into his eyeball. He was incapacitated with pain.

Heaven's on Fire

It was later found that the Orb survived the attack. He was being held at a medical prison because of his injuries. He was later broken out of the prison by The Deacon and Blackout. He then joins them to work for Zadkiel. Alongside the new Vengeance he attacked the gateway to Heaven, but faced the Gun Nuns and was knocked out by Daniel Ketch's Ghost Rider.

Another Fine Mess

Time-travelling Orb.

Orb later returned to his life of crime and formed a group of criminals he called the Orblings. While trying to rob a bank, Orb and his Orblings were attacked by Spider-Man and Wolverine. The Orb then wound up being sent skipping through time by some mysterious glowing diamonds that he'd been trying to steal. He eventually gained some understanding of the diamonds' time travel capabilities, but he was apprehended by the Time Variance Authority before he could put his new-found knowledge to use.

Incredibles Hulk - Alone

An insane love of eyes.

The Orb later resurfaced, robbing another bank with his Orblings, except this time he was stealing the eyes of the people at the bank rather than any money. Regarding the eyes as "windows to the soul," the Orb had the insane plan to steal countless eyes and harness their power in order to prepare himself for a rematch with Ghost Rider. When he left the bank, he saw Red She-Hulk and Hulk fighting and sought to claim their eyes as trophies. He was defeated by the two powerhouses however and later saw how two Hulks have sex.

Powers & Abilities

The Orb has a giant eye for a head. It seems that this gives him the ability to see beyond the surface of things, discerning hidden meanings or secrets from people - the exact nature of his power is largely undefined though.

Orb's Repulsor Ray.

He commonly wields a Repulsor Ray pistol in battle, but doesn't seem to be a particularly good shot with it.

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