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|“||We were meant to be together. Always. And we shall.||„|
|“||And now, New God. Let's see who shall rule. And who shall serve.||„|
|~ Trigon to Darkseid when fighting|
Trigon is the secondary antagonist of the DC Animated Film Universe. He is an extremely powerful inter-dimensional demonic entity and conqueror of worlds, and the father of Raven and the sons of Trigon.
He is the main antagonist of the 2016 animated film Justice League vs. Teen Titans and the secondary antagonist of the 2020 film Justice League DARK: Apokolips War.
In Justice League vs. Teen Titans, he was voiced by Jon Bernthal, who also portrayed Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead. In Justice League DARK: Apokolips War, he was voiced by John DiMaggio.
Justice League vs. Teen Titans
One day, a rebellious and gullible young woman joined a Satanic cult and was selected to take part in an ancient ritual to bind her to the Devil in marriage. The rite worked and Trigon appeared to them as a mortal man. The woman lay with him but learned who he truly was and he raped her. She fled from the cult and went on the run. She was approached by people from the interdimensional realm of Azarath and given a new start. There as Arella, she raised her and Trigon's daughter, Raven. Raven didn't fit in and thought if she found out more about her father, she would be able to make more sense of herself. Instead, she accidentally brought Trigon to Azarath. Trigon destroyed Azarath and killed its residents then took Raven back with him to his realm, a hellish universe.
However, Trigon desired Earth but needed a powerful conduit to open Earth to his control. Since Raven was half-human, she could serve as that conduit. Trigon underestimated Raven's magic and was trapped inside a crystal. Raven sealed the crystal within a floating structure that only she could open. Raven wanted a home and went to Earth. She was taken in by Starfire at the Titans Tower. Without asking, Raven placed a protective spell on all the Titans to prevent Trigon from corrupting them. Trigon sent his sons, the Corruptors, to Earth in search of the means to his rising, Raven and the Infernal Shrine. While the possessed Superman unearthed the shrine 60 miles north of Kahndaq City in the Middle East, the others found Raven at a carnival and told her to go to the hill beyond the tent. Trigon made contact and declared it was their destiny to be together because they were family. He implored her to bring him to Earth. She refused and vowed to fight him at every step. The Corruptors opened fire on her.
Trigon mocked her for letting herself become weak and lonely and aligning with chattel. He found it beneath his contempt and vowed she would know his glory. The other Teen Titans joined her in battle until she eventually used her soul self to banish the Corruptors. Raven teleported the Titans to Azarath to shield themselves from Trigon and reveal her origins to them. They returned to the Tower but the Justice League arrived and wanted to take Raven into their custody. Robin objected but the stand off was interrupted by the Corruptors, who possessed the League. They threatened to kill the Titans but Raven agreed to go to the Infernal Shrine. Raven flew to the shrine and powered it. 24 hours later, Cyborg and the Titans implemented their plans and freed Superman of Corruptor control. He then freed Wonder Woman and the Flash but they were too late. The shrine generated a massive portal and Trigon emerged from it. He marched towards Kahndaq City. Raven knew the only way stop him was get the crystal from his realm.
Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Flash attacked Trigon with boulders and their strength but it did little to deter Trigon. He didn't acknowledge them and continued to Kahndaq. Not even Superman's heat vision could stop him. He lay waste to the city, projecting energy blasts from his eyes, as the League continued in vain to try and fight back. Trigon reached out to Raven and promised to strip the flesh from the bones of the Justice League then her friends. He vowed Earth and all the souls on it would soon belong to him. He implored her to give up because she was weak like her mother. Raven countered her only weakness was loving him and hoping he would love her in return. She declared she found friends she would give her life for, friends who gave her the love and strength to stop him again. Raven chose a shard of the crystal and asked Azarath for her strength to contain Trigon. Raven's soul self crossed over to Kahndaq City and enveloped Trigon. Trigon attempted to fight back but he was pulled back to his realm into the shard. Trigon was irate and vowed it would never be over. He would keep trying to escape.
Raven elected to stay in Trigon's realm and watch over the shard. It would be her home. Robin quoted Robert Frost and convinced Raven home was with the Titans on Earth. Raven wore the shard on her forehead like a chakra. In a way, they were together as he wanted. Trigon screamed for his release and vowed to get out and kill everyone she loved. Raven continued to ignore him and partied with Cyborg and the other Titans on pizza night.
Justice League DARK: Apokolips War
Throughout the course of the movie, Trigon continues to torment Raven, who struggles in keeping Trigon at bay inside of her. While Raven was having a private conversation with Damian Wayne, she reveals that Trigon wishes to kill him, wanting to strip Raven of anything or anyone that brings her joy, which is why she chose not to accompany him to the League of Assassins. As Raven continues to use her powers, she is left in a weakened state due to her internal conflict with Trigon.
When the resistance force attacks LexCorp and Lex Luthor in his battle suit hurts Damian, Raven momentarily loses control and a portion of Trigon emerges, which destroys Luthor's suit and almost kills him, but Clark Kent's words help her regain control. When Damian checks on Raven, Trigon briefly emerges to declare that he will kill Damian, before being subdued by Raven completely.
When Damian Wayne is seemingly killed by Darkseid, Raven loses her mind and Trigon is freed from his bondage. John Constantine undergoes his plan of using his magic to deal with Trigon, keeping him in a state where his bondage is not completely broken, but he is still on the outside of Raven's body. Constantine offers Trigon his body as a host, but Trigon exclaims that he has a better idea, using Clark Kent's body as a host and swiftly killing Constantine afterwards by snapping his neck. Having taken over Superman's body and getting rid of the liquid Kryptonite that left him de-powered, Trigon turns his attention to Darkseid, interested in fighting him to see how powerful a New God is. The two begin fighting as Trigon quickly gains the upper hand.
After the death of Lois Lane on Earth, Clark Kent's reaction forces Trigon out of his body and he reassumes control, and Trigon's entity (in the form of smoke) is trapped inside a sphere created by Darkseid's omega beam. While Superman fights Darkseid, Cyborg hatches a plan of transporting Darkseid and his forces into a black void, but the heroes refuse to leave Superman behind despite Darkseid needing to be distracted for it to work. Constantine and Raven hatch the idea of using Trigon, combining their magic to grant Trigon a physical form, and Trigon takes over the fight with Darkseid, ordering Superman to leave unless he wants to "get through him to get to Darkseid".
Trigon and Darkseid resume their battle, with Trigon gaining the upper hand quickly, determined to defeat Darkseid and gain his position as top in the universe. Before Raven is transported to Earth by Cyborg, Trigon thanks her for this gift and tells her to be well, and Raven says goodbye to her father. Darkseid tries to escape before he is pulled into the black void, but Trigon pulls him inside along with himself, becoming trapped there for all eternity along with Cyborg, still fused with Apokolips, and the Paradooms.
- This version can take on a shadow form to possess others, a trait he uses to manipulate the Justice League into attacking the Teen Titans and capture his daughter Raven. He is also revealed by Ra's al Ghul to have created the Lazarus Pits.