- A future of chaos-- and possible madness-- awaits us all because the meek, the mortal, have matured and begun assuming control of their universe.
- — Zeus src
Zeus is the ruler of Mount Olympus and the King of the Olympian Gods. His power and authority supersedes that of the other Olympians. He is also the father of "Wonder Girl, and one of the benefactors of the Marvel Family.
Zeus is the father of Ares and through him the grandfather of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons and mother of Wonder Woman and Nubia. His pride, arrogance and infidelity have been getting mortals killed since antiquity.
Zeus is Wonder Woman's Great-Grandfather through his son Ares and tried to rape her just as she was starting out as a hero. In his fury at her for denying and escaping him he wanted to kill her, but was talked down to putting her through a trial in Tartarus as punishment instead by other Olympians. He frequently takes credit for the creation of Themyscira and the Amazons even though the goddesses who were actually responsible did so in secret and took great pains to hide their work and Amazons from Zeus as long as possible to protect them given the way he considers himself entitled to women. He has had many children out of wedlock including Cassandra Sandsmark who would go on to become Wonder Girl. Zeus' unpredictability, arrogance and pride allowed Athena to form a group of Olympians including Ares to oppose him and put Athena on the throne.
His anger that the Amazons are not his eventually led him to try and replace them with his own creation, the all male Gargareans, which he tried to frame as favor to the Amazons even as he ordered them displaced from their homes and titles. He ordered the Gargareans to conquer humanity in his name and destroy all of mankind's weapons, claiming it a mission of peace intended to end war. The Gargareans were opposed by the Amazons and most others on the planet, which Zeus took as arrogance and ungratefulness but despite the many they slaughtered their mission failed and several of the Gargareans who had managed to retain a semblance of their own minds not entirely subservient to Zeus defected.
Powers and Abilities
- Divine Empowerment
- This character is an adaptation of Zeus, 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.
- 125 Appearances of Zeus (New Earth)
- 15 Images featuring Zeus (New Earth)
- 5 Quotations by or about Zeus (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Zeus (New Earth)
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