First Born
First Born
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: Crippler of Souls
Place Of Birth: Mount Olympus
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol.4 #13 (2012) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Hyena-Men
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Wonder Woman
Creators: Brian Azzarello and Tony Akins
Gallery: Click
During his time on Earth First Born commanded an army of Hyena-men and also commanded an army of men through the centuries.
Enhanced Abilities: The First Born has upper level super human strength, agility, speed, endurance and durability.
Body Armour: The First Born wears a suit of armour made from the skin of a dragon, that make him seemingly invulnerable to mortal harm.
Healing Factor: The First Born possesses a healing factor that enables him to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissue, bones and limbs.
Immortality: Like all of the Olympians, the First Born is immortal, he does not age and cannot be killed by any conventional means. He has spent the last 7000 years digging himself out of the Earth, with presumably little to no nourishment.
Telepathy: The First Born has the telepathic ability to communicate with wild life, and especially his hyena companions.
Blood Manipulation: The First Born, after he became king of Olympus showed that he could manipulate blood and even use it as a portal.
Absorption: A peculiar trait that allowed the First Born to learn modern English by eating the brain of a man. Shortly after taking the throne of Olympus his powers have developed to the point of being able to absorb life force and powers from others through various tentacles in his body.
On the day of his birth, Zeus had a witch foretell the infants future. She predicted that Mount Olympus would be under his absolute control, with death and destruction in his wake. As Zeus himself had vanquished his father, and like his father before him, Zeus feared he would share their fate and ordered the witch to kill the infant in spite of Hera's protests. Seeing Hera's desperation, the witch took pity on the infant, and rather than kill him as ordered, she decided to spare his life and abandoned him on the African plains with a slim chance of survival. Instead of being savaged by the beasts of the plains, the First Born was taken in and raised by a pack of hyenas. Despite never meeting any humans before he reached manhood, the First Born instinctively knew he was the son of Zeus and he spent his days attempting to gain his attention without success by performing feats of strength and savagery.
Having grown to manhood and realised he would never gain the attention of Zeus from the plains, he set his sights on the emerging human world. Together with his pack he created an army of Hyena-men and invaded the human lands with it, eventually coming to control it all, ruling over a barbaric kingdom. Yet still, despite this feat, and other monsters he threw himself at, Zeus still refused to answer him. Finally, the First Born decided that if Zeus would not come to him, he would go to Zeus and laid siege to Mount Olympus itself. He gathered his army before marching it to every corner of his kingdom, demanding two things: join him or die. At last when his army stood before Mount Olympus, the First Born challenged his father and threw a spear at the mountain. In response, Zeus sent a tidal wave that crushed the First Born's army and left his son half drowned. Zeus finally appeared in person before the First Born and condemned him, letting the Earth swallow him, dragging him into its core. After this, only five people knew of the First Born had ever existed: Zeus, Hera who thought him dead, Poseidon who commanded the waves, Hades who received the First Born's army and the witch, who would chronicle the events on her own skin.
Ever since then, The First Born has been clawing his way out of the Earth, which took over seven thousand years. All knowledge of his existence had been erased from history by Zeus, the only account of his story was tattooed across the mummified body of the witch that spared him. The tale had taken most of the lead scientist Cassandra's life, as the body was discovered 80 years ago, and recounted the infant First Born's life story. Since his re-discovery, the First Born first collected his arms and armour, made of a dragon's hide and bones. Then he bargained for his army with Hades and Poseidon, who would be left alone in return along with the death of the Last Born: Zeke.
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