"The Ares "Assault"": As Ares' power continues to grow, bloodshed around the world rises; truces are broken in several war-zones, while multiple airports fall victim to terrorist attacks. The war-god's influence is even felt in Themyscira, where the very earth begins to die. Indeed, many of Them
- Are these beings typical examples of the race my mother so feared? For creatures so frail, there is still a strange nobility about them. Is it merely their instinct for survival that drives them - or something more profound?
- -- Wonder Woman
Appearing in The Ares "Assault"
Other Characters: Locations:
- Winter Home of Prof. Julia Kapatelis
Synopsis for The Ares "Assault"
As Ares' power continues to grow, bloodshed around the world rises; truces are broken in several war-zones, while multiple airports fall victim to terrorist attacks. The war-god's influence is even felt in Themyscira, where the very earth begins to die. Indeed, many of Themyscira's patron Gods have resigned themselves to defeat and oblivion; only Artemis and Athena stand fast, refusing to lose faith in the Amazons' champion.
At the Kapatelis winter home, Diana, Julia, and Steve learn Etta's injury was an accident; Colonel Michaelis, wanting to help Steve, had tailed them to the Kapatelis house and unintentionally startled her. The five make peace with one another, and tackle the mystery of Harmonia's amulet anew. After an exhausting night of research, the amulet is finally deciphered; paired with Etta's information on the "Ares Project", they obliquely reveal that Ares means to hijack American and Soviet missile bases in hopes of sparking a third world war.
Colonel Michaelis tries to warn his superiors, but too late; Ares and his loyalists have already seized the bases. Diana thanks her four companions for their help and prepares to confront Ares alone, using Harmonia's amulet as a key into his realm. To her surprise, all four arm themselves with Michaelis' spare weapons, and insist on joining her. Reluctantly, Diana lets them.
In Ares' realm, the quintet are confronted by Phobos and Deimos, whose godly powers nearly destroy them all. Ultimately, Diana manages to slay Deimos, spurring the cowardly Phobos to retreat. From Deimos' corpse, Diana takes a magical talisman - a twin to Harmonia's amulet. When the two amulets are joined, they take Diana and her companions to the American missile base Ares has seized.
Upon arrival, Diana and her companions immediately find themselves held at gunpoint by General Tolliver and his men; Tolliver, another follower of Ares, is ready to launch the missiles at his master's command. Ares himself soon materializes, gloating over his impending victory.
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