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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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Abbadon
Also known as: The Grey Beast, the Devourer
Race: Demon
Home Planet: Unknown (trapped on Earth)
Home Era: Pre-Universe (killed February 2008)
Appearances:
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Abaddon was a Demon and the son of the Beast, who was imprisoned beneath the Cardiff rift on Earth.

Powers

Abbadon was known as "the Devourer" for his ability to devour life. His very shadow would kill humans, but his abilities were intended to feed on the Dark. (TW: End of Days, TWN: The Twilight Streets)

It is likely that all the abilities Bilis Manger had were given to him by Abaddon.

Biography

Abaddon was an ally of the Light, who fought against Pwccm and the Dark. They fought together for centuries, travelling the dimensions until they were caught up in the Cardiff rift. (TWN: The Twilight Streets)

A 1827, archaeological expedition excavating the ruins of Babylon found a stone tablet depicting a Demon standing above a city. (WEB: torchwood.org.uk)

In 1876, the Rift was opened in Tretarri, where Abaddon and Pwccm fought. Though Abaddon appeared to be defeated, he had in reality faked the loss so that he could gain power. He also set his servant, Bilis Manger, to have the event recorded in a special diary, which would be used later to free him. (TWN: The Twilight Streets)

Later, Bilis set in motion a series of events designed to manipulate the Torchwood 3 team into using the Rift manipulator to open the rift and release Abaddon. (TW: End of Days) Only the undying Jack Harkness stood in his way. He was eventually killed by Abaddon, the Demon dying in the process due to the excess life. (TW: End of Days)

The fall of Abaddon

Following the defeat of Abaddon, the Light was greatly weakened and was forced to fight against the Dark and Pwccm on their own. After Torchwood sealed the Dark away and sent the Light back into the Rift to protect it, Abaddon's ashes appeared out of the ground and were recovered by Bilis Manger to be buried outside of Britain. (TWN: The Twilight Streets)

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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Abaddon, also known as Abadon, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a higher level monster that appears closer to the end game and requires a higher level party to defeat.

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Appearances

Final Fantasy VI

Main article: Abaddon (Final Fantasy VI)

Found in the Advance version, the Abaddon can be found in the Dragons' Den.

Final Fantasy VIII

Main article: Abadon (Final Fantasy VIII)

Abadon made its first appearance as a boss that attacks the party on their way to Esthar.

Final Fantasy IX

Main article: Abadon (Final Fantasy IX)

Abadon appears in Pandemonium and is fought by Zidane on his own at one section until his friends show up.

Final Fantasy X

Main article: Abaddon (Final Fantasy X)

The Abaddon is one of the monsters created in the Monster Arena.

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XII

Main article: Abaddon (Final Fantasy XII)

Abaddon is a regular enemy found in the Pharos at Ridorana and the Subterra. There is also a stronger version called the Bull Abaddon.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Main article: Abaddon (Crystal Chronicles)

Abaddon is found in Conall Curach during all cycles.

Etymology

Abadon is the Hebrew word for "destruction," and the name has many religious connotations. It is also one of the infernal names used in Satanism, hence why it is often an undead monster in-game and why Holy and healing spells harm it so much. Abadon was considered a lord of locusts, as well, and the monster's insectoid form references this.


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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Warning: The following text contains spoilers relating to the plot of Nightfall Campaign.


Abaddon

Classification
Species: Demon/God
Profession: Unknown image:Unknown-icon.png
Level(s): 30 (32)

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General

Abaddon is a dark fallen god that was outcast by the Gods of Tyria long ago and exiled to the Realm of Torment. He was formerly the God of Water and Knowledge and known to the Order of the Whispers as the God of Secrets.

Location

Realm of Torment

Skills used

The Casting Out of Abaddon

Abaddon was formerly the God of Water and Knowledge. When the gods gave the sentient races of Tyria the gift of magic, it was Abaddon who represented the gods and handled the actual distribution. However, Abaddon gave out this gift a little too freely and indiscriminately, which fueled the greed that caused the sentient races to abuse it and wage massive wars against each other.

King Doric went to the land of Arah and begged the other gods to bring peace to the world. Against the opposition of Abaddon, the other five gods created the Bloodstones to split up the four schools of magic, which would suppress its abuse.

Abaddon was angered by this and he gathered his strongest followers, the demon Margonites, to assault the weak spot of the Rift so he could overthrow the other five gods. Although Abaddon was strong enough to defeat the joint forces of two gods, he still could not withstand the power of all five gods united. In the end he was defeated and imprisoned in the Realm of Torment, never to interfere with worldly matters again. The site of that great battle is now known as the the Mouth of Torment.

After the war, the five gods erased all mention of Abaddon and his deeds from monuments and historical records. Curiously, there is still a location named Abaddon's Mouth and a copy of the Scriptures of Abaddon remaining in existence. The only logical reason for that is that Abaddon's followers had managed to hide some of their God's records away from the five gods.

The Scriptures of Abaddon

Mural of Abaddon in Gandara, the Moon Fortress

This excerpt from the Scriptures of Abaddon can be found as an inscription on the empty Statue pedestal of Abaddon in the Gate of Madness mission:

And so it came to pass that Jadoth, being persecuted by the horrific Forgotten armies, and hounded from his home, did seek refuge among the cooling mists of the Crystal Sea. Untold weeks passed as Jadoth huddled in his sanctuary, with nothing to see save the endless ripples of the boundless ocean.

On the 51st day of his exodus, a frightful sight manifested before Jadoth's eyes: the unmistakable shape of Forgotten warships upon the horizon's shimmering edge.

And prayed Jadoth, "Abaddon! Lord of the Everlasting Depths, Keeper of Secrets, open mine eyes and bestow upon me the knowledge of the Abyss that I might smite mine enemies and send them to the watery depths!

An unsettling silence swept across the waves. The twilight sky shattered and stars streaked down upon the Forgotten armada. The seas boiled and ruptured, and gave birth to a maelstrom from which not even light could escape, and transforming the sky above into a midnight void.

And thus was magic gifted to Jadoth, chosen of Abaddon, the first of the Margonites.

-- Scriptures of Abaddon, 1BE

Another section of the Scriptures is revealed in the Guild Wars Nightfall manual:

The Day shall come when the Lord of Secrets
Will be freed of his Tormented Prison
When the other gods will quail before his power
And Night will fall on the living world
- Scriptures of Abaddon

Abaddon's fate

Abaddon's destruction

In the final mission of the Nightfall campaign, Abaddon is defeated, and begins to collapse. Kormir, using the gift granted to her by the avatars, absorbs his power and knowledge and becomes the Goddess of Truth.

Olias makes the following statement in Throne of Secrets

"Abaddon is dead. And I assure you, Grenth will not make the mistake that the other gods did. We will not hear from Abaddon again in this lifetime... or the next."

However, considering Dhuum's current status, this statement is suspect.

Notes

  • In the Nightfall campaign, Spearmarshal Kormir suspects that Varesh Ossa and General Kahyet, Varesh's respected mentor and loyal officer, are worshippers of this deity and are trying to bring about its return.
  • It also seems that his forces (along with the forces of Dhuum and Menzies) were behind the trouble at the Dragon Festival and the Ruins of the Tombs of the Primeval Kings as a way to invade Tyria and Cantha.
  • According to the Margonite Apostate, Abaddon attained his power by deposing an unnamed earlier god.
  • A mission in Tyria is named after Abaddon. In Abaddon's Mouth, you try to reach the Door of Komalie.
  • During the Gate of Madness mission, you discover that the antagonists of both Prophecies (Undead Lich) and Factions (Shiro) are worshipers of Abaddon.

Trivia

  • Abaddon is similar to the word "Avadon" in Hebrew which means "doom" or "destruction". For more information see the Wikipedia article about Abaddon.
  • Abaddon is another name given to Satan in Revelations 9:11 in the Bible.
  • If you come close enough to his "mouth", you may end up stuck inside him.
  • Abaddon's appearance is homage to the disembodied-head-and-hands style of boss, which appears in numerous video games.
  • Standing on the bridge (or near to it) in Abaddon's Gate (mission) and using the /dance emote before engaging Abaddon will cause him to do a little dance of his own (including a "raise the roof" move, the fingers-across-the-eyes move from the male warrior's dance (as seen being done by John Travolta and Uma Thurman in the movie Pulp Fiction), and the 'rock on' sign from the necromancer dance) before slaying your entire party. The video can be seen here. (Note that every party member must use the dance emote for Abaddon to start and that /dancenew does not trigger Abaddon's animations).
This feature has no in game purpose and is considered an Easter Egg.
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eWrestling

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From the eWrestling Encyclopedia.

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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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Matthew Abaddon was a mysterious agent of Charles Widmore whose job was to get people to "where they needed to be." Chronologically, he was first seen suggesting to John Locke that he take a walkabout in order to find his "purpose in life," an event that ultimately led Locke to the Island aboard Oceanic Flight 815. With Naomi Dorrit, Abaddon also recruited the science teamDaniel Faraday, Miles Straume, Charlotte Lewis and pilot Frank Lapidus—to go to the Island on a mission. Sometime after the rescue of the Oceanic Six, Abaddon visited Hurley at the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute, suspiciously asking if "they" were still alive. Sometime later, he was assassinated by Benjamin Linus while assisting Locke once again.

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Prior to Widmore's expedition

As an orderly

Abaddon wheels Locke. ("Cabin Fever")

Posing as a hospital orderly, Abaddon met John Locke at the rehabilitation center after his fall from a window caused by Anthony Cooper. While wheeling Locke back to his room, he stopped, and urged Locke to attend a walkabout, something Abaddon claimed to experience that changed his life. He even claimed to have experienced a miracle. Abaddon told Locke that if he did the walkabout that when they met again, he would owe him one. ("Cabin Fever")

The Kahana

Abaddon had some hand in the creation of the four-man team that arrived on the Island. He was seen explaining to Naomi her mission to transport the other team members onto the Island, and to look after them. In spite of her objections, he explained that every member of her team was chosen for a specific reason. When Naomi asked what she should do if they were to encounter survivors from Oceanic 815, Abaddon reiterated ominously that there were no survivors and repeated her assignment, ensuring she was up for the task. ("Confirmed Dead")

After the rescue of the Oceanic Six

Matthew Abaddon at the mental institute

Abaddon visited Hurley at the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute after Hurley had been re-incarcerated. He told Hurley that he was an attorney for Oceanic Airlines and offered to improve Hurley's living conditions by moving him to a nicer hospital. When Hurley became suspicious, Abaddon asked him, "Are they still alive?" Hurley became agitated and Abaddon abruptly left. ("The Beginning of the End")


Soon afterward, Abaddon was reunited with John Locke when, under the instruction of Charles Widmore, he became Locke's driver, taking him wherever he needed to go in order to persuade the Oceanic Six to return to the island. Abaddon kindly offered any assistance Locke required, including looking up anybody from his past. After unsuccessful trips to meet Sayid, Walt, and Hurley, Locke finally asked what he exactly did for Widmore. Abaddon replied that he gets people to where they need to be. After visiting Kate, Locke persuaded Abaddon to locate his ex-girlfriend, Helen Norwood.

Abaddon is gunned down by Ben.
However, Abaddon discovered that Helen had died from a brain aneurysm, and took Locke to visit the graveyard where she was buried in Santa Monica. As they stood at her grave, Abaddon posited that Locke's fate, and his death, may be predestined. Locke argued that he didn't want to die, and if it was predestined then that would remove the choice. Abaddon, ending the conversation, simply remarked "Hey, I'm just your driver".

While preparing to leave the cemetery, Abaddon was suddenly shot by an unseen attacker, his blood showering the rear windshield of the car. Completely astounded, he took two more bullets to the torso before finally collapsing dead on the road. Benjamin Linus later told Locke that it was he who had shot Abaddon, who he claimed was "extremely dangerous" and would have tried to kill Locke in due time. ("The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham")

Trivia

  • During chapter 1 of the Find 815 alternate reality game, a clue word for Season 4 was needed to progress. The game could be played on either ABC's website or Channel 7's website. The game revealed the clue word "Matthew" on ABC's website and "Abaddon" on Channel 7's site.
  • A number of sources suggested based on casting information that this character was to be named "Arthur Stevens". [1] When asked about the subject, the producers said that fake names are used and fake scenes are read for characters to preserve secrecy.

We actually [have] the actors read fake [scenes] and give them fake character names because those casting [pages] travel so widely, there's no way to maintain secrecy. So we basically have to come up with fake but analogous scenes that will show us qualities of an actor but won't give away what the role is. So yes, the stuff out there is not totally accurate.

Source: Entertainment Weekly (Spoilers regarding casting also mentioned)
  • The casting call described Arthur Stevens as "Appearing in 401 and 402, with possibly more eps down the line. He is a ruthless corporate recruiter, tall and thin, with a chilling presence." [2]
  • "Abaddon" is the name of the biblical Angel of the Abyss (Revelation 9:11). The name is Greek for "destruction" or "the destroyer". As a place, it is likened to Sheol or hell.
    • Many Biblical scholars believe Abaddon to be Satan or the antichrist. Others have stated that he may be one of the lesser demons of hell, or even a dark angel. [3]
  • Abaddon/Appolyon/Apollo - The name is rendered in Greek as Apollyon and described as king of the locusts which rose at the sounding of the fifth trumpet. "In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth; they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. They have as king over them, the angel of the Abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon." (Revelation 9:7-11)
  • Abaddon is mentioned again elsewhere in revelation "And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit; he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft." (Revelation 9:1-2)
  • Revelation 8 only has 13 verses. Revelation 9:2 is an alternate way of numbering Revelation 8:15 (815).
  • Abaddon is pictured as a human sized locust, and is known as the lord of pestilence. "Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth; they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads; they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them." (Revelation 9:3-6)
  • In the press release for "The Beginning of the End" his name is misspelled with two "b"s and one "d"; in the press releases for "Confirmed Dead" it is spelled "Abaddon".
  • The root for "Matthew" in Hebrew is "Gift from God." Additionally, in Hebrew, Abaddon is synonymous for Hell or destruction. VERY loosely translated "Matthew Abaddon" can be read as "Gift from the god of hell"*
  • Jesus refers to God the Father as "Abba." "-don" is the first three letters of "donate," which comes from the Latin root for "give." The name of the character in the episode referred to by the press release using the spelling "Matthew Abbadon" might be interpreted "Gift of God/Father Gift."
  • Abaddon is considered by some to be the patron demon of war
  • This appears on the map - where the LOST island may be located - on the Mosaic Collective website part of the "Flash Forward" TV series ARG.

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Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Matthew Abaddon/Theories

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