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Religion: Greco-Roman deity
Other Names: Mars; John Aaron
Classification: villain hero deity
First Appearance: Wonder Woman (vol. 1) #1 (Summer 1942): "The Origin of Wonder Woman"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (Marvel) Thor (vol. 1) #129 (June 1966): "The Verdict of Zeus!"
Creators: William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 440
Comic Book Appearances: 355
TV, Film Appearances: 82
Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 3
Teams/Affiliations: Dark Avengers; The Avengers; Warhawks (leader)
Birth Place: Olympus
Note: god of war; Gods of Olympus
Ares is the Greco-Roman god of war. Ares is a prominent character in both the Marvel and DC universes. We have combined the records for Ares in both universes here.
In DC Comics, Ares is a mentor to Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark). He has been a frequent enemy of Wonder Woman and has recently taken to calling himself the "god of conflict," in recognition of the fact that general conflict is more commonplace in today's world than all-out war.
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