- I am Hades. Most inevitable of the gods. Only those who have wasted life need fear me -- for the underworld holds no terror for the innocent, wise, and brave.
- — Hades src
Hades is the God of the Underworld that bears his name.
Pluto is the king of Pluto (planet). King Pluto's abductions of earth girls over the centuries caused him to become a legendary figure on earth, thought by the ancient Romans to be the god of the Underworld. Aphrodite tells Diana that while the myths about Pluto being god of the Underworld are false there is knowledge to be gained from the story of his abduction of Persephone even though the truth of the tale has been warped due to its age and the fact that ancient humans considered Pluto a god.
In 1946 King Pluto came to earth and abducted Lorrie, one of the Holliday Girls, back to Pluto where he divided her physical form from her emotions, revealing that he uses his victims' "color selves" made up of their emotions and memories as an energy source while turning their empty bodies into his servants. Etta Candy took a rocketship with a handful of other Holliday Girls to Pluto in pursuit and the girls were aided in their rescue of their fellow by Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman brought a dynamo from earth to show Pluto a different way to generate power without abducting women. While he was glad to use it he attempted to destroy his current captives and the Holliday Girls in order to use their bodies as servants.
He has few concerns for the mortal world, focusing instead on shepherding the dead. When Athena established her domain over Olympus after usurping her father Zeus, Hades led the rebellion consisting of himself, Zeus, Poseidon, and Ares against Athena when she sent Wonder Woman to his realm to retrieve Hermes. At the climax of the fight against Wonder Woman, Ares prevented Hades from killing her and murdered him to take his power and position as King of the Underworld.
Powers and Abilities
- Immortality: Even his non-deified Earth-Two version hadn't noticeably aged between the time of ancient Rome and the 1940s.
- Interstellar Travel: Pluto can survive and traverse the vacuum of space. The Post-Crisis Hades iteration is not seen traversing space outside of a transport, but can still survive in the vacuum.
- Phantom Vision: Hades can see ghosts, spirits, or invisible beings.
- Superhuman Strength: Pluto's bident is too heavy for a human to lift, but he wields it one handed with ease.
- This character is an adaptation of Hades, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- 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.
- 35 Appearances of Hades (New Earth)
- 7 Images featuring Hades (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Hades (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Hades (New Earth)
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