|Nationality||Formerly Kingdom of Heaven|
|Created||In the beginning with God|
|Occupation||Demon, disciple of Nicolae Carpathia|
|Religion|| Carpathianism (fake)|
|First Appearance||The Remnant|
Orcus, also known as the Wonder Worker, was a false messiah.
He was sent by Nicolae Carpathia to a place outside Petra following the televised debate between Dr. Tsion Ben-Judah and High Reverend Father of Carpathianism, Leon Fortunato. Claiming himself to be a disciple of Carpathia, Orcus worked various wonders among the unbelievers that left Petra to hear him, causing a cloud to appear in the sky to block out the sun, making a gusher of water appear out of the ground, passing around a basket of bread that never gets empty, and even resurrecting dead people.
However, as Orcus was ministering the "mark of loyalty" with his power unto the unbelievers, a band of deadly vipers was approaching them. Orcus then revealed that he was actually sent to lure them away from Petra so that they would die in the wilderness. After they have perished, the Wonder Worker disappeared and was never seen again, though not before he attempted to kill off Mac McCullum by appearing right in front of him and speaking against his God and his faith.
Tsion referred to him as being a demon.
Mythology & History
NOTE: The following information is based on real-world material that is outside the context of the Left Behind franchise universe.
Orcus was the original Roman deity of the Underworld, as well as the name of said realm. He would later be conflated with the deities Dis Pater and Pluto (or Hades), and eventually be completely replaced by the more classical image of the ruler of the Underworld.
Orcus' name would later devolve into that of the ogre, hideous and ghoulish monsters from French and Italian folklore.