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Real Identity: Hades
Appearances (JL/U): Paradise Lost Part One, Paradise Lost Part Two, and The Balance
Appearances (JLI Comics): The Mirror Crack'd Part Four
Powers: Able to raise the dead. Also breathes fire, has incredible strength and a prehensile tongue.
Voiced By: John Rhys-Davies / Bob Joles
Centuries ago, Hades attempted to overthrow the rule of the Gods with the help of Hippolyta, but failed. Zeus, king of the Gods, punished Hades severely for this betrayal. Hades was cast into the pit of Tartarus, the final resting place of lost souls, with Hippolyta sentenced to forever guard the gate as punishment. It was later revealed that Hades helped Hippolyta sculpt Wonder Woman before he initiated his plan to take power on Olympus.
When Felix Faust took control of the Annihilator, he headed straight for the gate to Tartarus. With the power of the Annihilator, Faust got his revenge on Hades for tricking him previously and later torturing him after the plan failed. Faust imprisoned Hades in a nearby dimension and exacted torture on Hades until Hades revealed the location of valuable dark tomes that revealed knowledge of dark arts. Faust then proceeded to Hades' library. Shayera Hol and Wonder Woman were later transported to the same dimension when they confronted Faust. As part of Zeus' order, Wonder Woman also had to restore Hades to the throne of Tartarus. After the Annihilator was destroyed for good, Hades took Faust's spirit away to torture yet again.
A few years later, in a parallel universe's Apokolips, the fragment of the Anti-Life Entity left behind took on the form of Hades and tempted Wonder Woman. In her blind rage, she didn't question it and attacked. It goaded her to kill show her true face of a cunning and savage warrior. It quoted what Hades told Wonder Woman when he was freed years ago by Felix Faust. Wonder Woman declared if she was hell's instrument of pain and suffering, she would rather die. It obliged her and started to drain her life away. Darkseid intervened at the cost of his life.