Zeus is the ruler of Mount Olympus and the father of most of the Gods of Olympus, as well as Wonder Woman. In an attempt to prevent his daughter Diana from finding her way back to Themyscira he ordered the sons of Ares, Phobos and Deimos, to implant false memories in her head.[1]

New 52

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This section of the history takes place during the New 52, between the events of Flashpoint and DC Rebirth. It was later revealed that much of Wonder Woman's history from this time was an elaborate illusion created by the Gods of Olympus to keep her away from Paradise Island. All or part of this section may have been part of that illusion and no longer valid in Rebirth.

In Diana's delusion, Zeus hatched an elaborate plan with his daughter, Athena, to ensure multiple goals. They wanted to lure out the First Born, saw the need for War to be replaced, and knew it was Wonder Woman's time to come forward. Zeus was to disappear, and unbeknownst to all, reborn as a baby to Zola who herself was the incarnation of Athena. The power vacuum and the ensuing bickering allowed them to achieve their goals, eventually.[2]


  • Old God Physiology
    • Immortality: Only Zeus' blood can kill Zeus.[3]
    • Invulnerability: Zeus can not be harmed in the conventional way. He has taken hits from Darkseid's omega beams without suffering any permanent damage.[4]
    • Superhuman Strength: Zeus is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Darkseid in his weakened state. His punches created shockwaves that caused minor earthquakes around the area of the fight.[4]
    • Shape-Shifting: Zeus is able to alter his physical form at will. A lot of the time he manifests himself as a bold eagle. For a short amount of time he pretended to be Blake Hooper- Diana's lawyer.[5]
    • Weather Manipulation: As god of the storms, Zeus is able to manipulate weather. During his fight with Darkseid he made rain fall from the skies.[4]
      • Electrokinesis: Zeus is able to create and manipulate electricity with lethal efficiency. During his battle with Darkseid he channeled electricity through his fists to amplify the effectiveness of his blows.[4]
        • Electro-Blast: Zeus is able to manipulate the lightning he commands, turning it into a blast of electricity. This electricity is strong enough to harm Darkseid in his weakened state.[4]



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  • 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