Powers: Possesses the typical powers of an Olympian, including superhuman strength, speed, durability, and reflexes, and virtual immortality, though some of his powers are substantially greater than most other Olympians
Team: The Avengers
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Thor #129
The son of Zeus and Hera, Ares was worshiped as the god of war in ancient Greece and Rome. Ares' dissatisfaction with Zeus' rule of Olympus began after Zeus' decree that worship of the Olympians should be allowed to die out. Three times he attempted to conquer Olympus, twice in league with his uncle Hades, god of the Olympian underworld, but each time he has been thwarted through the efforts of his half-brother, Hercules, and Hercules' allies. Ares has hated Hercules ever since he had killed Ares' monstrous Stymphalian birds in the days of ancient Greece. To make sure that his son have a mortal upbringing, Ares returned to his life as a construction worker in Dover, New Jersey where he worked during the enactment of the Superhuman Registration Act. Following the Super Hero Civil War, Ms. Marvel and Iron Man recruited him for their Mighty Avengers team.
Superhero Squad Edit
Ares currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- In his more recent look from the Mighty Avengers in the Thor and Ares 2-Pack