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Antaeus of the New Olympians (Batman and the Outsiders enemy) (DC Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Antæus is an obscure opponent of Batman & the Outsiders. He was only seen in one 1984 story.

He’s conveniently generic and undetailed, *and* he’s part of a themed team (Argus, Diana, Nox, Proteus, Vulcanus). So having notes for these guys sounds good to us.


  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: New Olympians.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.
  • Height: Var Weight: Var.
  • Eyes: White Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

Antaeus draws his power from the ground. When he’s in contact with it he’s incredibly fast, nimble and strong.

He’s also about three metres tall and the constant influx of energy keeps erasing his wounds.


The New Olympians is a group of mortal supervillains who were given their abilities by the Monitor.

They were assembled by Maxie Zeus to assault the 1984 Olympic Games in L.A., with President Reagan  in attendance. Batman intervened and challenged the New Olympians to compete with his Outsiders in a variety of contests.

Antaeus fought a wrestling match against Geo-Force. Geo-Force drawing his powers from earth, he noticed that Antaeus was doing the same, and defeated him by levitating him with his antigrav powers.


See illustration.


Big, confident brick  who speaks like he were some kind of king.


“Good – that rattled my bones. Now let me rattle yours.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 08 Str: 10 Bod: 09 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 017 HP: 020

Growth: 02, Regeneration: 08

Martial artist: 05

None demonstrated.

Maxie Zeus (Low).

Power Loss [Regeneration and Growth drop to 0 ; STR and BODY drops to 6 ; DEX drops to 04 ; Condition : Not being in contact with the ground].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Batman and the Outsiders #14-15.