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Damien Thorn is the son of Satan. He is originally voiced by Matt Stone, and later by Trey Parker in South Park: The Stick of Truth. He claims to be from the seventh layer of hell. His only two speaking appearances to date were in the eponymous episode "Damien" and in The Stick of Truth but he makes infrequent background appearances.

Background[]

In "Damien", he joins the boys' class as the new student at South Park Elementary. He introduces himself as the son of Satan, a claim which is completely ignored by Mr. Garrison, despite his obvious evil powers. Damien is rejected from sitting with the main characters during lunch, and is taunted by Kenny and Stan. Outraged, he turns Kenny into a duck-billed platypus, then demands to speak to Jesus.

Damien's father, Satan, challenges Jesus to a boxing match, and everyone in town switches their bets to Satan, realizing Jesus doesn't even stand a chance. One bet on Jesus remains, secretly placed by Satan himself. Initially, Jesus is horribly beaten, but Satan throws the fight, allowing Jesus to win in order to get everyone's money. Damien then returns to Hell alongside his father, claiming that he only performs evil because he has to. As Damien leaves, Stan and Kyle briefly lament that he will never be able to gain acceptance because he's always on the move.

Since then, Damien has appeared in the background of various episodes, often at the school. He was also seen in the movie theater with other children watching Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

Appearance[]

Damien's appearance is fairly plain as he only wears plain black pants and a black long-sleeve shirt. He has eyebrows in the shape of lightning bolts. He has long black wavy hair and does not wear gloves. When he gets upset, his pupils give off a firey effect.

Power and Abilities[]

Damien has bizarre supernatural powers which include, but are not limited to, summoning shadow demons, launching fireballs from his fingertips, creating whirlwinds, and turning people into animals.

Criminal Record[]

  • Arson: Damien burns down all of the playground equipment of South Park Elementary.
  • Assault: While burning down the playground, he sets fire to many people, including Red, Tolkien, Kevin, and Butters. He later sends Pip flying into the sky and exploding as a firework.

Interactions[]

Damien befriends Pip Pirrip after being rejected by Cartman and the others. Though Damien doesn't like Pip, the two are seen together throughout the episode. Pip shows empathy for Damien, claiming that he "knows what it's like being the new kid". Following Pip's advice, Damien goes into counseling with Mr. Mackey, who tells him to be passive and "overly nice". Damien tries this with the boys, but is consequently farted on and called 'Fart Boy'. He tells Pip, who is delighted at the thought of losing that nickname to Damien.

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Damien and his new friend Pip.

Damien and Pip were the only boys not invited to Cartman's birthday party. While sitting on the street, Damien asks Pip if he has always been hated. Pip replies that he has, and that Cartman is also hated, but is accepted by the others for teasing Pip. This gives Damien an idea. Damien takes Pip to Cartman's party and as a gift, sends Pip flying in the air before making him explode. Pip is then seen falling to the ground, where he lands safely in the snow, apparently having enjoyed the experience. This wins Damien's acceptance, and he and Pip are never seen together again.

Video Games[]

South Park Rally[]

Damien serves as an unlockable character in the game South Park Rally. He is unlocked by completing the Millennium New Years race without having anyone else collect the Millennium Key except for the player.

South Park: The Stick of Truth[]

Damien plays a minor role in the game, remaining in the theater during the entire game, where he speaks out against Rob Schneider. He will be added to the player's friend list if spoken to. There were multiple 'Missing' posters for him throughout the town, referencing his limited presence in the show. His voice pitch is not as high and consistent as in his debut episode.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole[]

Damien can be seen on posters for him throughout the town, referencing his lack of attendance in the show.

South Park (Unreleased Game Boy Color game)[]

Damien would have served as a boss in the game South Park (GBC), Damien's attacks would have been throwing snowballs, and the player would have had to attack him by using snowballs.

Prominence[]

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Damien's cameo in "Funnybot".

After his initial appearance, Damien was written out of South Park story-wise, aside from a prominent cameo in "Professor Chaos" as a possible fourth friend, and is even seen holding a rose despite not being called up for one. He still reappears in the background periodically as an animator easter egg, generally once or twice per season, although in recent years he has seen increasing use in scenes taking place in the school gymnasium. Damien gets a speaking role for the first time in 16 years, since his first appearance, in South Park: The Stick of Truth, where he is seen inside the movie theater watching various trailers.

Movies[]

Trivia[]

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Damien in "Smug Alert!".

  • He is based on Damien Thorn from The Omen.
  • Damien is constantly accompanied by the ominous Latin chanting of "Rectus... Dominus... Cheesy Poofs...", "rectus dominus" is cod Latin for "ass master", an insult often used on the show, and Cheesy Poofs are Cartman's favorite snack. Additionally, "rectus dominus" is heard in the song "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream", a song from The Book of Mormon, a Broadway musical by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez.
  • Damien was originally going to be voiced by Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill creator and voice actor Mike Judge. Due to the fast production on South Park, however, Judge was unable to record new lines. Judge later did the voice of the unhooded Kenny in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
  • In "Funnybot", Damien can be seen in the crowd with his old-style eyebrows.
  • In "T.M.I.", his surname is revealed to be Thorn (the same last name as the character from The Omen) via a chart published by the school. He does not appear in the actual episode, however.
  • In one instance, Damien can be seen with brown hair and wearing a green shirt rather than his usual black one at Cartman's party in "Smug Alert!".
  • Despite moving away in the same episode he was introduced in, Damien appears to have moved back to South Park and no longer lives with Satan, not being aware of or involved in any of his future plans.
  • Though he is the son of Satan, Damien may also have a mother. Stan tells him that Kenny saw her drop him off at school and that she is "a real dog". This could be referencing Damien Thorn's mother from The Omen being a female jackal.
  • In his debut episode, Pip Pirrip was meant to die permanently when he was blown up by Damien, according to the commentary for that episode, rather than dying by Mecha-Streisand in "201".

References[]


Minor Characters from Season One
Anthropologist | Barbra Streisand | Bill Denkins | Bob Johnson | Bob Saget | Chief Running Water | Clone Stan Marsh | Damien Thorn | Death | Denver Broncos | Doctor Tom | Don King | Elton John | Enrique | Ethiopian Tribe | Fluffy | Frank Hammond and Phil | Geraldo Rivera | Great-Great-Grandpa Marsh | Hakeem Korashki | Halfy | John Warsog | Kathie Lee Gifford | Kyle's Elephant | Leonard Maltin | Michael Buffer | Midget Wearing a Bikini | Milo | Mr. Allen | Mr. Kitty | Mr. McDonald | Ms. Ellen | Mutant Turkeys | Patrick Duffy | Photographer | Quadriplegic Swiss Man on a Pony | Rex | Richard Stamos | Robert Smith | Sally Struthers | Scuzzlebutt | Sidney Poitier | Sparky | Starvin' Marvin | Stevens Family | Suzanne Somers | Sylvester | Ted | Tom Pusslicker | Unnamed Couple | Visitors | Weight Gain 4000 Ad Actor

More information: List of Minor Characters from Season One | Season One

South Park students
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See also
List of Female 4th Graders | List of Male 4th Graders | Portal:Characters
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