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Olympus

    In General 
  • All Myths Are True: While a number of the many Greek Gods have been seen it's no surprise to have any new ones or their stories show up as true as any bit of mythology is available to be pulled into the story-weaving of the DCU.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family/Dysfunctional Family: On a cosmic scale, just ask about anyone with any relation to the gods falls under this, not to mention the gods themselves.
  • Incest Is Relative: Well of course. That said, unlike Classical Mythology, Zeus and the other elder Olympians are only related as brothers and sisters in arms, not truly related by blood.
  • Jerkass Gods: Typical of the Greek Pantheon sadly and in ways like you wouldn't believe in this universe.
  • Physical God: Their titles come with devastatingly immense strength and abilities
  • Shapeshifting: They're all shape-shifters who can choose their forms, with the 12 Olympians, the ruling and top gods, having the most flexible control over their forms.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Unlike the classical myths, here the six eldest Olympians are only considered siblings due to receiving some of the Titan Kronos' powers, becoming soul-bound to him.
  • Was Once a Man: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia were mortals who received power from Kronos, becoming gods.

    Zeus 
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The ruler of Olympus. He is married to Hera and has many extramarital children, including Diana and Cassie Sandsmark.


  • Abusive Parents: His treatment of his kids varies from bragging about them, to not caring (or knowing) about them, to being an outright dick depending on how he feels that day.
  • Animal Motif: The Eagle, which are his domain animals.
  • Anything That Moves: He's Zeus, and while he might prefer women, he's not above taking men as lovers.
  • Badass Beard: He is the most powerful of the Greek gods, and sported a beard.
  • Blow You Away: With the Sky being his dominion, Zeus has a special affinity with the element of air. Using this, he can sense the flow of the tides or generate enough air pressure to create a tsunami or a storm.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He never had the time to spend with Diana and Cassie due his duties as a God.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Tanned skin, pale blonde hair.
  • Elemental Powers: As the god of the storms, Zeus is able to manipulate weather.
  • Parental Neglect: He even has his faults of not being around in the life with his demigod children including Diana and Cassie Sandsmark due being the king of Olympus. Cassie even Lampshade this referring him as "Absentee Dad of the Century".
  • Really Gets Around: It wouldn't be Zeus if he didn't. He sired daughters with Hyppolyta and Helena Sandsmark (And many, many, many, many, many, many, many women).
  • Shock and Awe: Zeus is able to create and manipulate electricity with lethal efficiency.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Zeus is able to alter his physical form at will. A lot of the time he manifests himself as a bold eagle.

    Hera 
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  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Zeus.
  • Cool Crown: Wears an impressive tiara.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Tries to hide the fact that she's the matriarch of one, but it doesn't really work.
  • Not Blood Siblings: With Zeus. A lot of the other pantheons think that it's weird and bring it up whenever they're feeling snippy.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Dresses in a purple dress and she's the queen of Olympus.
  • Wicked Step Mother: The original. Displays this the most out of the Big Three's wives, as she's the goddess of marriage and her husband's demigod children are an attack upon her domain. This is the reason she, Diana and Cassandra don't get on.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tried to have Diana killed as a child because she was Zeus' daughter by Hippolyta, one of her chosen people, and is perfectly happy to obliquely threaten Cassie.
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    Poseidon 
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    Hades 
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Click without his hood 

Pluto, God of the Dead, Ruler of the Underworld, God of Mysteries, God of Wealth, Warden of Tartarus and Keeper of the Bident. He's one of the six original Olympians, spending most of the time in his domain.


  • Blade on a Stick: His Bident, a relic forged by the Titans and enhanced by Hephaestus, Hades' power of the Underworld is magnified. While in the Underworld, Hades can reshape the very essence of that reality. Beyond, it serves as one of the Divine Keys for entry into other realities.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though everybody is convinced he is.
  • Domain Holder: Hades was appointed the indisputable Ruler of the Underworld in a sacred oath by the Quorum of the Six. As a result of this decree, his word is law within that domain.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Notably averted. He is depicted as morally ambiguous and feared by mortals, but rarely as truly malevolent and almost never as a Satanic Archetype, since that role usually goes to Ares.
  • Honor Before Reason: Hades is stubbornly strict in his devotion to his family and takes his assigned duties very seriously.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hood, which makes him more sinister looking.
  • Living Lie Detector: Thanks to his attribute as God of Mysteries. With this power, Hades is aware of all acts of deception in his presence. Few mysteries can withstand his abilities of discernment.
  • Invisibility: Hades can also turn himself or objects invisible at will. He can lend this ability out to others by endowing it upon his old war helm.
  • Necromancer: Well, he is the ruler of the underworld.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His only son Zagreus was murdered by escaped Titans. While he staved off death for some time using his powers, Zeus granted him some mercy and reincarnated him into Dionysus.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Makes him very distinctive compared to his brothers.
  • The Spymaster: Used to serve as this for Kronos, and later used his talents to help his spirit-brother Zeus against the Titans.

    Demeter 
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    Hestia 
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  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Has slightly tanned skin and orange hair.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Goddess of the Hearth and Home, and one of the most important deities in the Greek Pantheon, even if she never starred any famous stories.

    Ares 
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Wonder Woman's archnemesis, Ares, the God of War, is a cunning schemer who thrives on conflict and seeks to perpetuate endless war. Despite his bloodthirsty nature, Ares is a genius tactician and master manipulator.


  • Affably Evil: He's really quite polite when speaking to the heroes, but they all still know better than to trust him.
  • Arch-Enemy: For Wonder Woman.
  • Blood Knight: Obviously he thrives on conflict.
  • Clairvoyance: Ares is capable of witnessing and understanding events that he wasn't present for, as if he was there.
  • Cool Helmet: His traditional Spartan's helmet.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Ares firmly believes this and views his own continued existence as a testament to mankind's capacity for evil or propensity for slaughtering one another to validate his misanthropy. He can grow weary of it from time to time, even growing disgusted by the warring tendencies that fuel his power.
  • Immortality: As an Olympian God worshipped by the ancient Greeks and Romans, Ares has lived for at least millennia.
  • Morph Weapon: His three weapons transform into any weapon he'd like. His spear becomes a sword, his shield becomes a shotgun, his short sword becomes a pistol. Ares' spear and shield is literally the symbol of Mars, a planet named after him (and the practically universal symbol for "male").
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Ares is incredibly resistant to all forms of damage. He has taken hits from the likes of Wonder Woman without suffering any injury at all.
  • Physical God: from the Classical Mythology.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His armor is black and red, and he's a ruthless and dangerous god.
  • Revenge Before Reason: As a god of rage, Ares is on to hold eternal grudges.
  • The Strategist: Oddly a twist on the original myth, since Ares was said to encompass brute force and untempered violence.
  • Super Strength: Ares is a god with almost infinite strength. He has manhandled incredibly powerful beings such as Wonder Woman. He has also held onto an active missile with little problem.
  • War God: He's The War God of the Greek Pantheon.
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    Apollo 
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    Artemis 
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    Dionysus 
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The youngest of the Twelve Olympians, Dionysus is the Vintner of Olympus, God of Wine & Vineyards, God of Theatre, God of Alcohol & Intoxicants, God of Dance, God of Festivals, God of Pleasure, God of Madness, and Keeper of Thyros.


  • The Alcoholic: As expected from the Greek God of wine, he's never sober.
  • Anything That Moves: He's ominisexual.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a party lover, but when Perseus turned his wife into stone, he tore the former hero turned king to pieces.
  • Composite Character: Dionysus is combined with Hades' son Zagreus.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Without alcohol or drugs to dull his pain, Dionysus suffers from reliving Zagreus' torture at the hands of the Titans.
  • Has Two Daddies: On this version of Greek Mythology, Dionysus was born as the reincarnation of Hades' son Zagreus, who was torn to pieces by Titans. He was carried to term by the nymph Semele, meaning he's both Zeus and Hades' son.
  • Hate Plague: After Perseus killed Ariadne, many nymphs flocked to Naxos to comfort Dionysus. The nymphs were transformed by Dionysus' anger, sorrow, and drunkenness. These nymphs became the maenads, the nymphs of madness, prepared to literally tear apart anyone who threatened their patron god.
  • The Hedonist: The guy lives for party and alcohol.
  • Life of the Party: Dionysus can soak in the unclaimed, residual psychic energy from any festival or celebration he attends. Furthermore, Dionysus has an innate sense for locating celebratory events, knows the steps and rhythm for all styles of dance, and can cause mortals to break into merry laughter.
  • The Lost Lenore: His wife Ariadne, who was turned into stone by Perseus
  • Purple Is Powerful: His clothing is usually purple and despite being the youngest of the Olympians, he is still incredibly powerful.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: He has red hair and green eyes, and he's the god of wine and revelry.
  • Simple Staff: A golden one topped with a pinecone. He calls it his thyrsus. The Thyrsos is a creation of Hephaestus that focuses Dionysus' innate powers which enables Dionysus to cast spells over mortal minds, simulating the various effects of drugs, alcohol, and other intoxicants.

    Medusa 
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  • Anything That Moves: Unsurprisingly for a Greek entity, she's Omnisexual.
  • Complete Immortality: She's immortal and unlike the Olympians, she doesn't need Ambrosia or Nektar to remain alive. She even remained as a disembodied head for centuries until it was returned to her body.
  • Cool Shades: Wears red shades so she doesn't turn anyone into stone.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: She's the most famous gorgon and very attractive.
  • Logical Weakness: Being part reptilian, Medusa becomes increasingly lethargic when she is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Prolonged exposure will put her in a state of hibernation.
  • Losing Your Head: Perseus cut her head, but she didn't die, and was sealed within the Aegis' shield for centuries until her head was returned to her body.
  • Odd Friendship: She developed a strange friendship with Athena while she was sealed within the Aegis.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Wears a red corset to go with a black skirt.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's the mother of Myrrha Rhodes, Dr. Medusa of the Creature Commandos.
  • Snake People: Consuming the flesh of the dragon Python turned her and her sisters into Gorgons, so now the lower half of her body is a huge serpent.
  • Super Senses: Medusa has incredibly sharp hearing and tactile sensation. She can track enemies in pitch-black darkness by feeling their footsteps' vibrations on the ground or hearing the beating of their heart. Medusa's sense of taste is also incredibly powerful and her forked tongue can be used to taste particles in the air much like a bloodhound's nose.
  • Super Strength: Medusa can wrap her body around a victim, amplifying the hold of her considerable strength. Though she could easily use this to suffocate or simply crush mortal victims, she usually prefers to use this method to restrain her victims to force eye contact for petrification.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: You can see where Myrra Rhodes got her looks.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Here the winged horse Pegasus and the demigod Chrysaor didn't originate from her headless body.

Titans

     Kronos 
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The King of Titans, God of Harvest, Seasons, Fate, Time, Justice and Evil, he usurped his creator Ouranos and in turn he was dethroned and imprisoned by his exalted children the Olympians.


  • Achilles' Heel: Like all divine beings, he's weak to weapons made of Adamant.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Only barely. He's still the same monstrous and paranoid individual from classical myths, but he at least didn't devour his children, merely imprisoned them.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Turned against his progenitors Gaia and Ouranos and he in turn was defeated and imprisoned by his exalted children the Olympians.
  • Arch Nemesis Dad: For his exalted son Zeus and his biological son Chiron.
  • Aura Vision: Kronos can read the auras of those in his gaze.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Kronos was forcibly stripped of much of his former power. While he is still powerful, but is in pain and his stamina is very impaired.
  • The Corrupter: Kronos can sense what dark desires are in the minds of others and can tempt them to act on those desires. He can also sear the minds of weak-willed mortals, filling them with terror.
  • Dark Is Evil: His body and armor are completely black.
  • The Dreaded: He was the most feared and ruthless of all of Gaia's children.
  • Evil Overlord: Kronos was the king of the Titans of myth, and held court on Mount Othrys in Ancient Greece. He ruled by fear, having usurped the throne from his creator Ouranos - only to have the same dealt to him later.
  • God of Evil: It's even one of his former titles.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hood over his skull-like face.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Kronos is unharmed by conventional weaponry and is immune to pain, common physical ailments, and disease.
  • Obviously Evil: Has a skull for a face, glowing red eyes, his black and gold armor is full of spikes, wears an ominous black cape and his weapon of choice is a Sinister Scythe.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red and he's one of the most feared figures in Greek Mythology.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades managed to defeat Kronos as their allies defeated the other Titans. Kronos was then imprisoned in his own prison at Tartarus, in the deepest and darkest depth where the voice of Ouranos' shade could be heard cackling at his creation's new eternal misery.
  • Sinister Scythe: His Scythe Saturn, an adamant relic that is said capable of killing any and all, which represents his rule over harvest.
  • Skull for a Head: His face is a black skull.
  • Time Master: Kronos retains the ability to mentally experience time in a different state than others around him. He can live through years in a blur or live in an eternity in a single second. He cannot move faster than normal. This is a mental state.
  • The Usurper: He and his Titan siblings killed and usurped their father Ouranos and imprisoned their mother Gaia.

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