OLYMPIAN I (Aristides Demetrios)BIOGRAPHY
Created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon

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Olympian (Aristides Demetrios)
The Original Universe


Real Name: Aristides Demetrios
Occupation: Adventurer
Citizenship: Greek
Base of Operation: Greece
Group Affiliation(s): Global Guardians; Ultramarine Corps
Group Affiliation (former): Justice League International
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Super Friends #9 (December 1977)
Creators: E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon


The Olympian is a Greek superhero granted superpowers by the legendary golden fleece. He has served with the Global Guardians and the Ultramarine Corps. He is not to be confused with Olympian II, the ressurected Achilles.


Aristides Demetrios of Greece possesses the legendary Golden Fleece, a supernatural artefact once retrieved by Jason of the Argonauts, and allegedly imbued with the minds and powers of several Greek heroes of legend. While wearing the Fleece, Demetrios becomes the Olympian, superhumanly strong, fast, and agile. A minor drawback to his powers is that the souls of warriors past influence his mind, sometimes making him appear as an indecisive, split personality. From early on in his career, the Olympian has served with the Global Guardians, and like many of the Guardians, he currently works alongside the Ultramarine Corps.


According to the Olympian, his powers stem from the legendary golden fleece once retrieved by Jason and the Argonauts and allegedly imbued with the minds and powers of several Greek heroes of legend. Among these powers are telescopic/X-ray vision (from Lynkeus), precognitive abilities (from Idmon), superhuman strength (from Herakles, invulnerability (from Kaineus), superspeed (from Euphemus and Atalanta) and the ability to fly (from Zetes and Kalais), wisdom (from Admetus), memory (from Aethalides), the ability to walk on water (from Euphemus), shapeshifting ability (from Poriclymenus), invulnerability (from Achilles) and probably many more.


For a definitive list of appearances of Olympian in chronological order click here