Proteus of the New Olympians (Batman & the Outsiders enemy) (DC Comics)


(New Olympians)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Proteus 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 (Antaeus, Argus, Diana, Nox, Vulcanus). So having notes for these guys sounds good to us.


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


Powers and Abilities

Proteus is a shapechanger. He can easily stretch his limbs and body, turn his hands in spiked maces, grow wings to fly, etc..

He will always adopt an handsome countenance.


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.

Vulcanus and Proteus II challenged Metamorpho and Black Lightning to a sort of combat handball, but were defeated.



See illustration.


Proteus seems to have a huge problem with his natural, ugly features. He begged Black Lightning to kill him instead of having him and Metamorpho see his actual face.

When he’s more confident, though, he’s dashing, handsome, and makes up all kind of cool things such as angelic wings. He also overcompensates by acting like a hunk mocking ugly people, like Vulcanus.


“To do that, I’d have to look at you, ugly.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Proteus II

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 013 HP: 020

Chameleon: 04, Omni-arm: 07, Shapechange: 04, Stretching: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Chameleon ceases being active when Stunned or unconscious (-1).

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

Maxie Zeus (Low).

Creepy Appearance, SIH (or rather self-hatred) of having his true features seen.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

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