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Comic Book / The Origin of Lilith

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What, can't a winged man from out of nowhere fall in love and kidnap a girl without superheroes ruining everthing?
The Origin of Lilith is a storyline of the Teen Titans, with the origin of Lilith. It was made in 1985 by Marv Wolfman and José Luis García López.

Some months ago, Lilith was present when a humanoid alien with wings came out of a ship, with no memories, and fell in love with her. Lilith began to burn, the Titans drove the winged man away, but Lilith does not blame him: she actually had a problem of "burning" since many months before. Still, the deed was done. The winged man roams the city crying for Lilith, and saw her on TV after the events of The Terror of Trigon. He reunited with her, who was with Starfire and Jericho.

Thia, the evil director of "Sun Publishing Inc.", reveals herself as the goddess of Sun, one of the Titans of Myth. She suddenly discovers her lost daughter... yes, you guessed it: Lilith. She took her from the Titans and left to Olympus, and defeats all the gods by herself. When the Titans realize her identity they head to Paradise Island to seek the aid of the Amazons, but they are all gone. Using the Oracle, they find out her wereabouts, and head to Tartarus to recluit the Titans of Myth. The Titans of Myth, the Titans and the gods of Olympus free the Amazons from the crystal castle of Kole (a servant of Thia), fought Thia's Tifon, and finally Hyperion (her husband) killed her, killing himself in the process.


Titans and Amazons are allowed to return to Earth; but not Lilith. She's a god, and she belongs in Olympus.

The origin of Lilith contains examples of:

  • Aesop Amnesia: After the betrayal of Terra, the Titans learned hard not to trust the first super powered teenager that appears in their way. They took months until they finally trusted in Jericho... but when they met Kole and freed her from Thia, they trusted her immediately. Just as they trusted Terra, which was freed from some (acting) terrorists.
  • Bad Boss: Thia has a bad habit of burning alive her employees when they fail her.
  • Canon Discontinuity: The story was rendered null by Crisis on Infinite Earths and the relaunch of Wonder Woman. The Titans of Myth were redesigned as benevolent gods, including Thia. Lilith eventually showed up on Earth, and nobody mentioned that she should be in Olympus.
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  • Evil Is Petty: When we first see Thia, she breaks projects with disdain, ignores requests, fires a random employee at a whim, and set other two on fire (real fire; the first one at least is still alive).
  • Humans Are Special: Despite her arrogance, when Thia escaped from Tartarus (by the time of WWII) she realized that humans were no longer the pityful creatures of the times of Ancient Greece. They fought wars in the air, and had weapons that could destroy gods. And the concept of power changed as well, and so she changed as well, becoming a successful businesswoman.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Thia made this scene to Lilith. Because toguether, they can destroy Zeus, and rule the Olympus as mother and daughter.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Thia interrupted her discussion with Lilith when she sensed that Kole's castle was under attack.
  • No Name Given: The winged man, he has no past and no name. Eventually, he would be called Azrael (but not that DC Comics Azrael), but in this story he has no name.
  • Rags to Royalty: Lilith began as a mere human girl with no past. She ended as a goddess.
  • Screw Destiny: More literal than ever. Destiny himself told both groups of Titans that, if they continued their fight with Thia, their world would not be the same. Nobody gave up. But he was right: the Titans of Myth lost Hyperion, and the Titans lost Lilith.
  • Sequel Hook: Thia had many sons, and infiltrated her at many strategic places of political, military and economic power. At the end of the story, we see the personal assistant of the US president, who takes the phone and calls other people. "Yes. Our mother is dead, but her plans will live on. The sons of Thia, the sons of the Sun, will someday rule the world!". An interesting point for a future story arc... which never took place, as the Titans of Myth became a Canon Discontinuity.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The winged man; but Lilith does not have a problem with it.
  • Taking You with Me: Hyperion did this to Thia.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Now that she was revealed as a goddess, Lilith can not return to Earth, she must stay in Olympus with her family.

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