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Himon is a citizen of New Genesis who secretly lives on the planet Apokolips, which is ruled by Darkseid. He maintains an identity as a 'Hunger Dog', one of the lowest classes. He is an inventor and scientist and created the mother box, the semi-sentient computers that most New Gods wear. He also discovered 'Element X', which was used to create the mother box. He has one daughter, Bekka.[1]

Mister Miracle, the son of New Genesis' ruler Highfather, had long ago been traded to Darkseid as part of a truce. Unsatisfied with his life, Mister Miracle escaped from an orphanage run by Granny Goodness and participated in Himon's rebel cell. It was partly a class, where Himon taught various people ways of building devices, such as a Mother Box, matter manipulators or a small screen that translated thoughts into pleasing imagery. The latter was anathema to life on Apokolips. It was at this time that Mister Miracle met Big Barda, another dissatisfied soldier under Granny Goodness. Himon taught Scott how to make a Mother Box, which was his way of rebelling against Darkseid. Himon's class was caught one by one and murdered by the local Darkseid enforced, Wonderful Willik. This would cause dissatisfaction to rise in Big Barda, for one of her misguided students was also part of Himon's class. In revenge, Himon ran into Willik's home and detonated a bomb in his face, killing him. Willik tries to slay Himon in revenge but the man keeps escaping. Mister Miracle and Big Barda come under pursuit by Darkseid's forces. They flee and Himon and Metron, allies, open a gateway for the man to escape, knowing full well this will be all the excuse needed for Darkseid to go to war against New Genesis.[2][3]

Death of the New Gods

Himon has resurfaced in the Death of the New Gods mini-series, in which he helps various heroes investigate the rash of god murders. Eventually it is highly suspected that the God Killer is Himon, whose ultimate goal is helping the Source destroy the Fourth World and make a Fifth World. It was revealed that Infinity Man was the killer and had been posing as Himon to avoid detection. Superman saw Himon trapped on the Second Source Wall revealing the ruse.[4]


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.


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