- Stories will be told of your death at my hands, monster! And tonight we shall get drunk on your blood by a fire built from your flesh!
- -- Aristides Demetrios src
- -- Aristides Demetrios src
Aristides Demetrios, alias the Olympian is a hefty Greek man who wears the mystical Golden Fleece, which grants him the strength of Hercules in addition to various other powers connected to the heroes who were counted among the Argonauts. He is recruited as the representative for Greece in the Global Guardians. Whilst in service with the team he helps Superman stop the gathering of mystical artifacts designed to bring back the villain Thaumar Dhai. They encounter Echidne, an old adversary of the Olympian, a beautiful woman with a long, gigantic snake form instead of legs. Olympian would later join Superman and many fellow Guardians on Easter Island. They would again battle Echidne and her her fellow mystics. Dhai's mystical return is reversed and he is seemingly destroyed. The Greek hero later meets Fury of Infinity Inc. 
Olympian protests when the original Icemaiden, leaves the Global Guardians because of her feelings of inadequacy. When he learned that his fellow members of the Global Guardians were to be supported by the Bialyan dictator Queen Bee, Olympian joined up. An unwitting participant in a public relations ploy, the Olympian helped his teammates and Justice League Europe battle a giant, alien robot on the grounds of the League's embassy. This robot was sent by the Queen Bee herself, using technology stolen from a now-dead member of the alien Dominators. The Queen did not care if the robot ended up killing any of the Guardians. The Olympian and Godiva help save nearby confused well-wishers from being crushed when the damaged robot threatened to fall on them. After the Queen Bee died, her successor diagnosed Olympian with schizophrenia and arrested him. He later reunited with the other Global Guardians and has remained a member since. 
A romantic relationship with Dora Leigh (Godiva), his teammate in the Global Guardians, is interrupted when an ancient villain named Fain Y'onia attacks the duo in London. A brief battle with Fain Y'onia leaves them both injured and Godiva apparently powerless. Other Guardians were rendered powerless by the villain and Bushmaster was slain. The Olympian rallies with the able-bodied members of the Guardians and ambushes Fain in the Arizona desert. During the battle, Tuatara is badly injured and Thunderlord is slain. The Wild Huntsman and Fain Y'onia vanish from this reality. The Olympian is the one who theorizes that the Huntsman's final purpose was to do exactly that and that both will return one day. 
The Olympian is later seen as a member of the Ultramarine Corps. He also appears  in a failed attempt to gain the aid of the Spectre. The Olympian returns as the guardian of Cassie Sandsmark and her mother Helena, a position appointed to him by Zeus.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
None, all powers provided by the Golden Fleece
Prolonged use of the Golden Fleece has had an adverse affect on the Olympian's psyche. Through it, he has become influenced by the personalities of ancient warriors and has inherited their braggadocio.
- Golden Fleece: While in possession of the Golden Fleece, Aristedes can use any of the skills, powers and natural abilities possessed by any of the 50 original Argonauts. These abilities include:
- Superhuman Strength: strength of Hercules, he has incredible physical strength, enough to lift at least 100 tons. They can effortlessly bend steel, punch through walls, and lift massive objects. They've also been seen able to crack the crust of planets, physically hold off multiple heroes and tear humans apart.
- Clairvoyance: precognitive abilities of Idmon & Mopsos
- Enhanced Vision: vision of Lynceus, he can view the entire electromagnetic spectrum as well as allowing vast control over selective perception and focus. This umbrella ability includes the following:
- Electromagnetic Spectrum Vision: He can see well into most of the electromagnetic spectrum. He can see and identify radio and television signals as well as all other broadcast or transmitted frequencies.
- Telescopic Vision: This is the ability to see something at a great distance, without violating the laws of physics. Though limited, the exact extent of the ability is undetermined. In function, it is similar to the zoom lens on a camera.
- X-Ray Vision: This is the ability to see through any volume of matter. He can see things behind a solid, opaque object as if it were not there. He can focus this ability to "peel back" layers of an object, allowing hidden image or inner workings to be observed.
- Microscopic Vision: This is the ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the atomic level.
- Infrared Vision: He can see with better acuity in darkness, and to a degree in total darkness.
- Superhuman Speed: speed of Atalanta, he has incredible amounts of speed which allow them to move, react, and easily move at speeds far exceeding Mach 10 within Earth's atmosphere. It is possible that other uses of their speed aside from running and flying.
- Enhanced Intellect: wisdom and intellect of Admetus provides him heightened to superhuman levels. This also provides great or comprehensive knowledge in many areas, including:
- Eidetic Memory: memory of Aethalides
- Water Walking: ability to walk on water like Euphemus
- Flight: flight ability of Calais, he is able to soar into the skies through an act of sheer will. They can hover completely still or effortlessly achieve sub-orbital levels and travel across the planet in blinding speed.
- Teleportation: the ability of Zetes he is able to open warp gates to other planets and places.
- Shape-Shifting: shape shifting ability of Poriclymenus
- Courage: of Achilles.
- Invulnerability: invulnerability of Kaineus.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced): He possess the combined fighting skills of all 50 Argonauts.
- Thievery: thievery skills of Autolycus.
- Master Craftsman: possess the craft and skill of Argos.
- Musician he possess the abilities of Orpheus and Amphion the greatest musicians of the ancient world. He can enchant people with his songs, and the music he plays on a lyre can make stones move.
- Healing: He has the regeneration ability of Meleager.
- Poison Immunity:He also possesses the immunity to all poisons, including alcohol, that Staphylus possessed.
- Self-Sustenance: He can breathe underwater indefinitely thanks to Hylas
- Longevity: Euryalus gives him a long, healthy life.
- Iphiclus, he possesses incredible sexual potency.
- Tactical Analysis: incredible problem-solving skills of Theseus.
- Leadership: Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, he possesses great charisma.
- Telepathic Immunity: Through Peleus, he has great insight, and he is often able to see through illusions, and he has better resistances than most to mind-control. He has no particular resistance, however, to pheromone-based mind control, and he often is more susceptible to this style than others.
- Multilingualism: Through Nestor, he has the ability to understand, comprehend, and speak any language on earth.
- Acting: through Menoetius, he is a fine actor.
- Animal Empathy: Laertes, he can speak with animals, and he possesses great skill with animal husbandry.
- Communicate with Birds: Ascalaphus, he can speak with birds and even control them as Aquaman controls sea life.
- Equestrianism: Bellerophon, he possesses incredible horsemanship skills
- Driving: Iolaus, he possesses great skill with a chariot and any vehicle.
- Beekeeping: Butes, he possesses inherent skill with beekeeping
- Cattle Husbandry: Augeas, he could raise some of the finest cattle in the world, should he have a desire to do so.
- Seamanship: Thanks to Tiphys, he has great skill as a sailor
- Navigation: Erginus, he is a great navigator.
- Wrestling: Castor's wrestling skills
- Boxing: Pollux's boxing skills
- Archery: Philoctetes' skill with a bow.
- The remaining Argonauts (Acastus, Cytissorus, Echion, Ancaeus the Lesser, Laocoön, Oileus, Palaemon, Palaimonius, Phrontis, Polyphemos, Talaus, Telamon, Ampliaraus, Eurytus, Phanus, Peneleos,Leitus, and Ialmenus) gave him a wide range of skill with virtually every weapon of ancient Greece.
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