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Don't say that glorified mackerel's name out loud. I have enough trouble just keeping it and its mutant children out of the Nile. Saying its name only makes it worse.
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Dagon is a deity who presides over the Deep Ones, an amphibious humanoid race indigenous to Earth's oceans. Also known as Urgo-Hem to the people of Lemuria, and the consort of Mother Hydra, along with being apart of the Great Old Ones.

He is worshipped by the Esoteric Order of Dagon, a secret cult based in Innsmouth.

Overview

It is said that he presides over the deep ones, an amphibious humanoid race indigenous to Earth's oceans as well as the consort of Mother Hydra.

He also, like many of the Great Old Ones, possesses a large cult following made up of humans who engage in a ritualistic ceremony that allows them to become members of his kind as well in order to be forever part of the darkness. He is worshipped by the Esoteric Order of Dagon, a secret cult based in Innsmouth.

Dagon is an enormous specimen of Deep One that has been mentioned in texts since ancient times. He is worshipped as a deity by a devout cult of both humans and Deep Ones. While apparently immortal, his longevity may be attributable to his fraternization with the Star Spawn, who sometimes select formidable specimens from a given species to protect, nurture, and empower for reasons known only to them.

It may also be that there has been more than one gigantic specimen of Deep Ones who could have been confused with or mistaken for the original Dagon. All Deep Ones continue to grow slowly after they reach maturity, provided that they have access to enough nourishment. In fact, there are ancient Dagon-related carvings that display what appear to be several gigantic Deep Ones wrestling with whales.

Appearance

Dagon is depicted as a gigantic Deep One (around 30 stories tall) though, like other Eldritch entities, is able to take form it desires.

Personality

Powers and Abilities

  • Immortality
  • Vast dark powers
  • Magic

History

Dagon and Mother Hydra have more or less been established as the official rulers of the Deep Ones, though Mother Hydra seems to gain a slightly larger following.

He appears to have a higher following than Hydra, and has his own cult named "Esoteric Order of Dagon" who are the primary rulers of Innsmouth and main antagonists to Jack Walters. Eventually, Jack fights and sneaks his way out of Innsmouth, alerting the FBI, Coast Guard, and Marines about Innsmouth. A combined assault was immediately launched, but the ship that Jack was on at the time (a Coast Guard ship called "The Urania") was attacked by the Deep Ones. Jack and the rest of the crew fight off the Deep Ones for a while, but eventually Father Dagon himself rises from the deep depths of the ocean and attacks the ship. In a boss fight with him, Jack uses the main cannon of the ship to launch missiles into his face while avoiding his attacks. After being shot in the face repeatedly, Dagon starts going down, but makes sure to drag the ship (and any remaining crew members) with him.

Father Dagon is assisting Astaroth, and Mammon, overseeing the cambion named Hellboy, who holds Right Hand of Doom, the key to the Outerverse where the Outer Gods reside and hoping to use them against God. Due to Father Dagon's relation to Outer Gods, he likely seeks to unleash them in order for the Great Old Ones to dominate all lesser beings.

Quotes

From the lost paradise, thou have summoned me Dagon. Dedicate thy tribute and drown in my abyss. ...Finally, I can see you all, my race.
Dagon
Welcome to this undersea city. Thou just dedicate thy tribute to the great Father Dagon. Then, take all the rewards thou desire.
Dagon
How is it, is the life in my undersea city comfortable? Thou shall only need to sink and sway gradually in this abyss, then... let thy heart sinks in too.
Dagon
Hooked on this undersea city and live aimlessly in this paradise? Sure, let me accompany you in this indulgence of luxury.
Dagon
Dedicate thy tribute to me the father Dagon, and I will use my power to fulfill thy wish.
Dagon
Haha, petty trick... petty trick indeed. Thou really wish to trick the Father, how daring. Since thou had reached out to the abyss, then be prepared to drown in the abyss.
Dagon
Everything orignates from the abyss, everything will return to Father Sea. Reveal yourself, the pillars that support my world!
Dagon
My palace sink into the depth of the sea, eventhough there is no future ahead.
Dagon
My world had sink into the depth of the sea for being attacked. However, it is not the end ... not the end.
Dagon
That's it. If only it was done this way since the beginning...
Dagon
What a lovely kid, whose cuteness can't be expressed in full. Drown yourself in the abyss of me, Dagon. Come now, to my side.
Dagon
The fate has already been decided, yet he still fights against it rentlessly. Perhaps that man still has some potential of a "drifter"
Dagon
Ooh, children that born from my abyss, pure people, those who are fit to live in paradise, thou have lost the land of promise.
Dagon
The pillars that support the world, those that remain even if all have been annihilated. This sadness, only we alone can share it.
Dagon

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Trivia

  • It may also be that there has been more than one gigantic specimen of Deep Ones who could have been confused with or mistaken for the original Dagon. All Deep Ones continue to grow slowly after they reach maturity, provided that they have access to enough nourishment. In fact, there are ancient Dagon-related carvings that display what appear to be several gigantic Deep Ones wrestling with whales.
  • In A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord Dagon Greyjoy was ruler of the Iron Islands. The symbol of his people is a kraken and the chant of their baptism is "What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger," all references to the mythos.
  • At a very advanced age, some Deep Ones reach enormous sizes. Such individuals engender the Cult of Dagon, who worship these creatures as deities. They are, in fact, entirely corporeal beings whose great age contributes to their massive size. There is fossil evidence that the oldest, largest of these beings reached sizes of over 50 feet in height.
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