Zelus (Sovereign 7 enemy) (DC Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Zelus only appeared in Chris Claremont’s Sovereign Seven DC series. For more information about it, you can check our Cascade character profile.

He’s part of a small group of mid-level superhumans, who might be related to the Titans of myth. He *might* be the actual, mythological Ζῆλος.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Presumed Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Partner of Bia and Kratos.
  • Base Of Operations:
  • Height: Weight:
  • Eyes: Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Zelus moves at superhuman speeds, fast enough that he can become practically invisible.

His skin is a gold coloured, metallic shell, which provides him some level of protection.


Zelus, Classical Greek for Zeal, is partners with Bia and Kratos.

In classical mythology they, along with Nike, are supposed to be the children of the Titans. Whether they are the children of the Titans, or have just taken their names, is unknown.

Sheriff Molly Savoy recognised them as the beings that haunted her childhood dreams, 30 years previously, and they also recognised her.

They work for an unidentified individual, who brainwashes other metahumans to become the new Nike, and lead the team.

Sovereign Seven

They first came into conflict with Sovereign Seven when Cascade was transformed into Nike and led them in trying to open an enormous set of doors in another dimension. Sovereign Seven overcame them and freed Cascade, but lost track of them when a large dam burst, flooding the area.

They again clashed when Sovereign Seven tried to free Power Girl, who had been transformed into Nike. When she was freed, Zelus, Bia and Kratos disappeared.


Impulsive and sadistic, Zelus enjoys mocking others’ slowness. He is perfectly happy to bully those around him, apart from his team-mates, to whom he is loyal.


“I am Zelus. The embodiment of zeal. There is nothing I won’t do to win.”

“Rather play things hard, hey ? Fine by me. Let you keep your eyes, though. To show your head your headless body, once I’ve ripped the two apart !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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A 462 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation:
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 026 HP: 040

Skin Armor: 02, Superspeed: 12

None demonstrated.

Lightning Reflexes.

Bia and Kratos (High).

Strange Appearance.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: DC Comics, Sovereign Seven.