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A made-for-tv sequel to The Omen (1976), released in 1991. Karen and Gene York adopt a little girl named Delia from an orphanage, unaware that she is the new Antichrist, next in line from Damien Thorn. After her adoption, not only do strange occurrences happen around Delia, but Karen's pregnancy runs into complications as she fears that she's being watched.


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  • Antichrist: Delia's father was Damien Thorne, the first Antichrist. However, she isn't the second. She's only a vessel for the true Antichrist, which is transferred to Karen's son.
  • Daddy's Girl: Delia doesn't like her mother much, but whenever she has been naughty, she only has to look at her father with Puppy-Dog Eyes and tell him a made-up story (usually one that her father can relate to because of personal childhood experience), and she has him wrapped around her finger.
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  • Destination Defenestration: Josephine's fate as she's forced out the window by the family dog, fatally landing on the merry-go-round.
  • Driven to Suicide: Unable to kill her baby, who is the true Antichrist, Karen York kills herself.
  • Off with His Head!: Morris, Jerome's father, gets decapitated by a loading ramp.
  • Retcon: At the end of The Final Conflict, the second coming happens successfully and Jesus Christ returns to the Earth at full power, killing Damien. In The Awakening, Damien is still dead, but there's no sign Jesus ever showed up, which would probably be kind of a big deal.
  • Sequel Hook: It also had the audacity to have a sequel hook. Seriously the third movie was called "The Final Conflict" and the Anti Christ died in front of the risen Jesus. How could it have been more final?
  • Sigil Spam: The inverted cross appears all over the place, often simply as an indicator of hellish influence.
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  • Stock Subtitle: The Awakening.
  • Trilogy Creep: The film involved the daughter of Damien and the AntiChrist's return to Earth. It tried to explore the world of The Omen more, but the film had a meandering story with many plotholes and was quietly shunted into Canon Discontinuity.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Granted, Delia did hit him first with her lunchbox, but Jerome didn't hesitate to punch her right in the face.

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