Maxie Zeus
Maxie Zeus
Personal Info:
Real Name: Maxie Zeus
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Detective Comics Vol.1 483
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Leader of the New Olympians
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman
Creators: Denny O'Neil
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Maxie Zeus has no super human powers, nor does he have any access to superior technology. Instead, he has achieved his great criminal success through his brilliant mind and personality that makes most people willing to do his bidding. Most of his plans were inspired by the ancient Greeks, but Maxie Zeus has a spark of brilliance all his own. He continually proves to be an unpredictable and therefore, deadly opponent.
Maxie Zeus is reportedly a former professor of Greek and a foremost expert on their history and culture. Some unexplained events led Zeus to leave academia and turn to crime. It was about this time that his wife either left him or died and Zeus took to raising his daughter Medea alone. He quickly amassed a following, perhaps as a result of his charismatic personality. With Gotham's underworld in constant turmoil sparked by the comings and goings of masterminds like the Joker and the Penguin and the inevitable corruption which seems to be a part of Gotham City - Zeus was in a position to climb to the top. Maxie Zeus led the criminal underworld for some time until he came to the Batman's attention.