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Olympian was a Greek hero who briefly served with the Justice League International.
Aris Demetrios was based in Athens. He had a number of enemies, including the Minotaurus, and once had help from the demigod Jason to defeat him. He was Greece's representative in the Global Guardians. He previously had a relationship with Godiva, but gave it up to attain what he considered godhood.
He was brought in to the Justice League International after Batwing quit, but during his induction, Guy Gardner quit as well. That same day, OMAC's programming took over and defeated the team; Olympian was first into the fray and first into the ground. The team was disbanded not long after.
Powers and Abilities
- Divine Empowerment: All his powers stem from the Golden Fleece.
- Power Instability: As a byproduct of wearing the Golden Fleece, he attained not just the powers but also part of the personalities of the Argonauts, which made him undependable and unreliable.
- Olympian was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon, first appearing in Super Friends #9. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Olympian first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Justice League International Annual (Volume 3) #1 by Geoff Johns, Dan DiDio, and Jason Fabok.
- The nature of Olympian's "godhood" is unclear. OMAC's database lists him as a demigod, but DC Encyclopedia implies it could be a delusion, a byproduct of the personalities of the Argonauts taking over.
- 3 Appearances of Aristides Demetrios (Prime Earth)
- 5 Images featuring Aristides Demetrios (Prime Earth)
- Quotations by or about Aristides Demetrios (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Aristides Demetrios (Prime Earth)
|Justice League member|
This character is or was a member of the Justice League of America, or the Justice League in any of its various incarnations, sworn by a duty to act as guardians of America and the world by using their skills and/or superpowers to protect Earth from both interstellar and domestic threats.