Phobos is the god of Fear.

Phobos is a member of the Gods of Olympus, a extra-dimensional race once worshiped as a deity by the people of Ancient Greece. Phobos along with his twin brother Deimos are the personification of the fear and terror that is brought on by war. He is the son of Ares the God of War, and Aphrodite the Goddess of Love.

Due to their ruthless nature, Phobos and his brother lived in the Underworld, where they help their father in plans of conquest and war on the mortals. Like their father, they despised the Amazons, as well as the other Olympian Gods.

At first, Phobos attempted to slay Wonder Woman, who had been chosen by combat and the Gods to oppose Ares's plan, by bringing to life the creature called Decay, but Wonder Woman destroyed Decay after a savage battle across the city of Boston.[1] Wonder Woman accompanied by four humans who she had befriended, brought the battle against Ares to the Underworld. Here she confronted twin gods and a struggle to the death began. During the battle Deimos attempted to poison Wonder Woman with the venomous bite of his serpentine hair, venom that would fill Wonder Woman with terror. But before she could succumb to the venom, Wonder Woman hurled her Tiara at the Deimos, decapitating him. Phobos, fearing for his own life fled swearing vengeance on the Wonder Woman.[2]

Months later, Phobos once again plotted against Wonder Woman, desiring revenge for the death of his brother. He allied himself with the gorgon Euryale and released Ixion from his imprisonment in Tartarus. He then stole the Caduceus from the captured Hermes to break Ixion out of his Great Wheel.[3] The trio rampaged through the city of Boston, killing anyone they could find. However, Wonder Woman, who had been away at the time, had returned to stop them. She ensnared Phobos in her Lasso of Truth. Euryale attempted to help Phobos, but she was beheaded by Hermes. Hermes later disposed of Phobos.[4]

The twin gods teamed up with their sister Eris, with a plan to regain support from their father. The gods took over Gotham City's most insane individuals Poison Ivy, Scarecrow and the Joker. Wonder Woman and Batman battled the possessed villains. When Ares finally appeared, disgusted with his children, and sends them back to the Underworld.



  • This character is an adaptation of Phobos, 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



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